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Buca di Beppo - Irvine
Buca di Beppo - Irvine

Buca di Beppo - Irvine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Email: irvine@bucadibeppo.com
  • Phone: (714) 665-0800
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Domingo Ramos
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our full menu is available for Buca To Go and Delivery. If you"re hosting a special occasion or group event at your home, office or a local area reception hall, Buca To Go or Buca Delivery is the perfect choice. Our friendly & professional staff will assist you with your order, arrange a specific pick-up time for Buca To Go or deliver your order ($25 delivery fee applies to deliveries). Plates, napkins, eating & serving utensils and condiments are included. No minimum purchase required. Please allow 3 hours for same-day delivery and call for questions/details about our delivery service area.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, planning a business dinner or having a night out with family and friends, Buca di Beppo is your answer to one fabulous group dining experience! Buca serves authentic Italian family-style meals in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our knowledgeable staff will help organize and plan your group event or meetings with diverse lunch or dinner banquet packages - ideal for groups of 20 or more. Private and semi-private rooms are available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bryan and Dustin Ranch Plaza Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free public parking; public lot is shared with Lowe's.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Irvine
Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "We celebrated my Mom's 75th birthday with the family, 11 of us. Our server, Steve, was fantastic. Steve was always there when we needed him, took our orders perfectly and we even had to do 3 separate checks. Food was also fantastic. Really, really good, large portions, plenty of bread, always had a full water glass. We had a great time!!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We have eaten at Bucca de Peppo several times. This is the first time I used open table. Open table was fantastic. It was a Friday night and we didn't have the 30-45 minute wait the other people did just walking off the street. I will definitely use open table again"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food here is always amazing and the portions are great for family style. Servers are really friendly, but they do not always do a great job. They'll go missing for a while once you get your food, so make sure if you see them to get your beverages refilled because you might not see for a while again. Other then that the place is awesome."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Buca di Beppo is reliable for a good time with hearty food. The caprese salad, spicy Italian sausage with peppers and prosciutto-stuffed chicken were great."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "All was good except I can not stand pushy waitresses. First pushing drinks, then pushing menu items. I'm not stupid, I can read the menu, and I can make my choices. I don't need a stuffy waitress trying to get me buy wine, noted that she doesn't mention water, which I much prefer anyway. Then she has to constantly come by and ask how is the food etc, even as it was being served and we hadn't even tasted it yet. Then when I asked for napkin, she said sure, I'll get it. Never saw her again, had to ask someone else. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to choose you waitress and the kind of service they provide from a menu? The food was great, and pictures covering the walls were quite entertaining."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I would recommend the Bica di Beppo in Irvine as one of the best exoeriences we have had since moving to this area. The food was great as well as the service. If you are looking for a fun time, you need to go here. We had a group of 7 and it was handled very well. I would highly adivise going online and booking a reservation. That is a wonderful and handy feature."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Food was really good ... Can't say the same about the our waiter. The waiter was really distracted, he forgot to bring us a plate which was the Spaghetti out main dish we wait about half a hour for it by the time we received it we were done with everything. We had to keep calling the waiter in other to get refills an ask for bread ect. So service was very poor. Left a bit unsatisfied."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Don't even bother for a small party. Even the small sizes they say serve two actually serve at least three easily. That's not a bad thing, it just doesn't equate to a good value for anything less than three. And the large sizes are the more cost effective way to go, so I'd say a party of six or more would be ideal."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Bucca Di Beppo They have "GREAT" food and the most important of all that Tops the food is thier customer service. Their waiters and staff are on top of their game. Its the most important aspect of going out to dinner is service. We have gone out to dinner, celebrated birthdays, anniversaries and Valentines at Bucca Di Beppo and its always a great time and the children love having their picture taken by their photographer. Thank you staff at Bucca Di Beppo Yoneda Family 2014"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I and my family went to Buca for dinner on Valentines Day and the experience was amazing. Great food and awesome service from our waiter. She was on cue for everything. Would definitely be back... thank you"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We reserved here at random for Valentines Day based on Open Table reviews. We were pleasantly surprised. The service was very good considering the sheer volume of customers they had to serve. The food was very tasty. We will definitely go here again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I brought my toddler here for an early dinner, just her and I. The food was your basic Italian cuisine but the service was phenomenal. She was so accommodating and nice to us and made sure that my daughter's food came out promptly. I would definitely come here again for a kid-friendly dinner."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Our waiter Andre was great! Very attentive, pleasant and well informed. A pleasure to deal with!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed with the service or food here. This is a family style restaurant so plan to share everything. The small chicken parmesan has three chicken breasts but is NOT served with pasta. We had four and a pre-teen. We ordered a small salad, small chicken limon, small spaghetti meatballs, and small chicken parmesan. We split everything and still had left overs. If you're looking for an upscale, romantic, 5 star sort of place this isn't it. However, if family friendly, comfortable, and tasty Italian food is what you're after this a good place. Also, there are A LOT of pictures on the walls. I have seen some reviews that complain about this. I find it makes it more "homey", like walking into an Italian's home."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Our family always goes to a Buca di Beppo for special events. Everyone has a different diet so there is something for all of us. We always count on the food and service being great"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Overall an ok experience. My complaint was that our server, though she was very friendly and smiled all the time was very inattentive. The area we were was so hot, the server told us that the AC is not working in that particular area, they served us cold bread and our order came warm, probably from sitting in the kitchen too long cause our server was so busy with other things, took forever to get the things we asked our server."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The food was delicious, but we ordered way too much."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Made a last minute reservation for 9 people at 530, then realized we wanted go at 5 instead (we were all hungry). Called the number that was attached to my confirmation email, and spoke to a hostess who was able to change our reservation super quick. Chicken and sausage pasta was great, and of course the antipasta salad. Great space, easy to find, and can accomodate large parties."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Food was hot and good. I forgot my $10 off coupon and asked if I could get the coupon on my smart phone. Buca de Beppo coupons are very prevalent via email, flyers and the newspaper. They could have honored a discount but chose not to. I'll probably choose not to go back."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We had a fun dinner for my son's eighteenth birthday. Only complaint was tbat we were squeezed into a very tight table. That made it uncomfortable for tbose of us that arent petite!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We like to eat out at Buca. They always have a good service, employees are full of energy, friendly."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "It took about 10 min before our waiter came to our table. The bread was cold and dry. The food was okay but it was not as good as we had before. It is possible that food was already pre-prepare due to it was New Year Eve. My husband and I were very dissapointed the quality of the food."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Called to make a dinner reservation for 7. Was told can't reserve unless it is at least two hours ahead. Asked to speak to manager, who said the same thing--under 2 hours before and can't get reservation. Went online and discovered that I could reserve a table with less than two hours before time. Seated right away when we arrived per reservation time. Service was poor. Took over 2 hours for dinner. Food was okay."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "This is not my first time at this Buca and I have been to several others. It is a great place to meet our family for birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasion. I like that it isn't too quiet because there several kids in our family and we don't have to worry about keeping them too quiet. The staff was friendly and helped us decide the amount of food to order for the size of my party. They have dishes for adults and food that the little ones will enjoy. We will definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We went there with family for Christmas. We had a great experience."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "very pleasant and very knowledgeable ands nice wait staff"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Great food, atmosphere and service. We had our family Christmas gathering at Buca di Beppo this year and it was so much fun, we all enjoyed the food, and the service was excellent!!! We all would do it again, thank you everyone at Buca di Beppo for making this a special Christmas for our family."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "A fun place but a little too noisy. We had to yell at each other in order to hear each other. So did everyone else..."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "From the time we arrived till the time we left we all had a smile on our faces. We arrived early so we enjoyed an adult beverage at the bar. Bartender was very upbeat and fun. Once we were called to our table we were waited on hand and foot, wonderful server and didn't have to wait for anything. It was extremely busy and the vibe in the restaurant was wonderful. The small portions are huge and we walked away with a nice to go box for later. Only thing negative was we were bothered by the lady that kept walking slowly around with a pad & pen writing, Like she was trying to hurry us to leave. She made us feel very rushed & uncomfortable. Other tables vocalized this too. She should have been discreet and maybe smiled as she looked so annoyed."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The food was not as delicious as it usually is this past visit which was on Xmas day. Did that have anything to do with it- who knows- maybe the "good" chef was off that day :) Both pasta dishes came out dry- the Fettuccine and the Baked Rigatoni. The "Celebration" cake was stale and we returned that. We didn't complain as we were happy for them to be open on the holiday. On the positive side- our server named Balmadere was pleasant and responsive to our needs. The "free" bread was fresh and delicious and the house red wine was excellent especially for the price. I would have expected to pay way more for wine that nice. Yes, we will return but perhaps not again on a holiday!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The Lasagna was to die for...rich, creamy, almost like momma use to make. The salad was fresh and crisp, Fettuccini noodles were cooked to perfection, and the meatballs were soft and smooth. The baked ziti was also cooked perfectly. The chef's truly are masters in their field."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Food was fantastic - service was lacking. Know it is a busy time of the year, but could be more prepared. Will come back again."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Bucca Di Beppo was the spot for our company holiday party and boy did they deliver. The waiters we had were amazing! Helpful with the menu information, drink options and anything else we would ask for. Super friendly and made the whole experience that much better."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "I had a Party of 20 and ordered a set menu so the food would be served in a timely manner. Our reservation was for 11:30 and the food did not arrive until 12:35. The bread was not even on the table until 11:50 and the Appetizers and Salad at 12:10. Would not take a large party there again."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "We had our Christmas holiday lunch here last week. Great food. Delicious!! GREAT TIRAMISU. Don't miss it! Highly recommend it. Most everyone was helpful and happy being a part of this restaurant. The prices are reasonable and the portions are the right size. No greasy food. Very healthy considering this is an Italian restaurant."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "I went with a group of friends we had a wonderful time and the food was delicious. We recommend the Baked Ziti and the Chicken Alfredo Pasta and for an appetizer we recommend the Fried Calamari. The portions are great, the waiters are extremely nice and the service was great. Online reservations are easy to do."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "There were 7 of us and we had a terrific time. 3 of us had salads and 4 had pasta. All was excellent"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Our server was very good, the place was fun but the food quality was very poor. Portions were huge and the quality sacrificed. We won't be going back"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "2nd Thanksgiving spent at Buca with family. Great food, terrific service. Fun....not like a stuffy hotel dining room; but more like being at a relative's home."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner! Worth every penny!! We had a 10.00 off coupon and it made it even more affordable! Front desk was pleasant at check in.... waitress was very accommodating... and the stuffing was the best! Only complaint I have is that we could have eaten about 10 more mini canollis! Those were the best!! Just kidding... we needed 2 each.. and it was fine! Thank you for a great Thanksgiving! We will recommend you and will be coming back next year too!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013