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Buca di Beppo - Mira Mesa
Buca di Beppo - Mira Mesa

Buca di Beppo - Mira Mesa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Phone: (858) 536-2822
  • 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: Antonio Pimentel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, 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: Mira Mesa Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Buca di Beppo - Mira Mesa
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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Diner Reviews
  • "we had a large group of 12, they put us in an alcove area. interesting decor, overall great food, great fun"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I could just get lost looking at the eclectic art on the wall. We always order way too much delicious food - which is fine because we love leftovers (just extends the celebration). The bruschetta is a must! As pescatarians, we'd love to see more vegetarian/fish options but Frutta De Mer is always high on our list so we know there is always something we will love."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My Girlfriend and I celebrated our one year anniversary here and it was amazing. First time at the Mira Mesa location. I love the atmosphere and they treat you like family! Hopefully you will get Jennifer as your Server, she is awesome!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The decor of all Buca di Beppo's is eye catching and VERY fun. The food quality and choices make this place a great restaurant to take your entire family too. We have dined here numerous times and love to reserve the table in the kitchen when we have guest in town."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great service as always.if you never had bucca di beppo you need to eat there.the prices are great except for drinks but you will get alot of food for your money"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "What can be said, that hasn't already. Always enjoy eating at Buca. The food is great, the environment is lively. Service is always top notch."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great time our server Darren was excellent! He was very helpful with menu and serving size for our party of sixteen. He was very timely refilling our beverages. And he always had a happy pleasant attitude. Food was very good as well."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The experience is always good! the food is a bit pricy but really good. The music was a little loud it was hard to heard what people were saying at my table"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Thank you so much for the kind service and delicious food,mew all had a great time and can't wait to return again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food was just ok, actually not as good as we expected. The side order of string beans was not boiled completely, the pasta dish had pasta boiled too long and so were not crunchy. An the price for each dish was off the roof! Service was just ok too. I would have expected another round if bread but no such luck. Overall, we had good time as a family but money could be better spent elsewhere."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food was excellent including next day. Wait person was excellent seemed to be there exactly when we had a question or ready to go to the next phase. She didn't smother us though. No complaints at all."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Did not expect to Pay 18 dollars for a small pizza. Quality was good but to small for the price when all your other portions are a lot bigger.....very disappointed. Will not come back and order pizza. And that was one of the reasons I went have 3 kids and they love pizza."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My daughter chose to go here to celebrate her 21st birthday. While the food was good and plentiful, the waiter forgot my wife's food order. He never came back to check on us. We asked another staff member about her food and she stated she would get the waiter. Still no food or waiter. As the rest of us finished the manager came to ask how everything was, and we told her. She apologized and said she would get my wife's food, but it was too late at that point. What should have been a fun and memorable evening is now memorable for a different reason!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Really enjoyed eating here, the food was good and the environment was very nice and welcoming, will definitely come back!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Came here for lunch after my graduation with a group of 15 of us. We got there earlier than expected but still got seated very quickly. The food was great. Service was a little slow, but it turned out well. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We had 2 large groups celebrating a college graduation. The service was awesome. We were so pleased & everything went smoothly. The food & especially the service exceeded out expectations. The waiter was awesome and he definitly took care of our group!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We had a get together for a birthday and our party was for 15 originally. We got seated til six of us arrived.. We where short 1... Our food was great but our service was not . Not blaming waiter he did all he could to keep up but was the only one we saw serving 3 parties at almost the same time... Maybe support for his tables would have made a difference I'm glad we ended short a few people cause it probably would have taken longer..."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I've always been impressed with this chain. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Of course, amazing food!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Service was amazing! Our waitress (forgot her name) was awesome"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was great but we had a large group and it was virtually impossible to carry on any conversation. It was so loud we couldn't hear our server. Service was poor - waitress was super friendly but kept forgetting drink orders, food orders, etc. Also bill was incorrect (we were charged for dishes we didn't order). We had to request dessert twice and finally gave up. Check took forever to process."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Mike our waiter is fantastic, very helpful and outstanding customer service. Thanks Mike! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Had my birthday party for 17 people and they easily accommodated everybody. I preordered the large orders of salad, pasta and pizza so the price was relatively reasonable for that many people. It couldn't of went any better. Everything was perfect. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We went to Bucca to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. He had never been to this restaurant and I hadn't been in several years. We had such an amazing experience and the food was brought out in a timely manner. The food was excellent and our waiter made his birthday very special."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "not a place t talk, the noise level is outrageous, but for a special occasion, birthday, well worth it, but one needs to know it's not cheap, and be careful about ordering,portions are large."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The ambiance and service were awesome! Buca di Beppo is really a fun place to be. However...the food left a lot to be desired. We ordered three dishes (Penne San Remo, Baked Ziti, and Salmon Sorrento) and they were all bland...there was nothing notable or particularly delicious about them. If I want a great meal, I can pay a lot less than what we paid at Buca di Beppo for something that's truly delicious. We had a good time, but won't go back just for the food. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We always come to Buca for group occasions. The food is great, plentiful, price-break is great for groups and the service is great. The pictures on the wall are always a great conversation piece every time I come to this restaurant whether in LA, or SD. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "A very good time was had by all...the waitress was very patient we had seperate checks and some non english speaking guests...We want to give a special shout out to Jessica...who went over and above to make us feel welcome "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Went with family and friends for my fiancé's birthday dinner. I was able to preorder my meal for the group, which saved a lot of hassle I believe. I appreciated that. Good was good, ambiance was good, we had a really fun time there. Will definitely go back. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "It was the first time I invited my children and my wife to dine at Buca Di Beppo. We enjoyed the friendly environment, the kitchen tour, and more importantly the food we ate. My family and I love the the "Lasagna, the Apple Gorgonzola Salad, the Chicken Glorioso, the Spicy Arrabiatta, and the Tiramsu as our dessert. I definitely invite my family back to dine again Buca Di Beppo to try other dishes."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We went here for a family gathering and found the place to be very busy and over the top loud. Food was good, nothing special, but our waiter appeared to be over worked and seemed bothered with our large group. We had to ask repeatedly for drinks and when we did he often forgot to bring them back. I don't think we would come back to this place, at least this location. We have been to the same place in different cities and found them to be much better."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We went to Buca di peppo expecting great food and service, but was very disapointed. Compared to my other experience with this resturant, I will not be thinking about Buca Di Peppo when I am craving Italian food. Our meatballs were dried and chewy. We ordered bake ziti and they brought out the wrong order. When the back ziti came out, it was not good! I expected better food and better service for the amount of money I paid to dine there. Huge portions, but poor quality."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I was the best man for my old friend. I wanted it to be very special you know? My past experience's at your Santa Monica & Downtown San Diego locations were quite memorable! I had my Bachelor party back in 2002 and it was nothing short of awesome. I still have the empty bottle of Chianti displayed proudly in my office! Our server/waitress was named Shelby. She took our drink orders, then our food order. We all were enjoying the cheerful banter. 15 minutes go by, then 25! We haven't been served our drinks! We were being ignored. I wasn't done with my 1st serving and she wanted to box it up! Why were we being rushed! The place not even half full! We all felt that we were treated like second class citizens! Wewill NEVER return to your place!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We were celebrating our son's good report card. Love Buca and their family style!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I had reservation for dinner last Thursday, when we were there, we had to wait more then 10 minutes even there were not many people before we can sit down. The waitress was slow and not supportive. Very bad experience."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Portions are plentiful, but should be considering what is charged. Everything is charged per small or large serving with our 2 small bowls (for 2-3) running $18.99 each and a salad for $12.99. Bread should be included, but it was charged 8.99! Family Style serving, but this really drives up the price as you want more than one plate. Our dinner for 3 ran over $70 with no wine or cocktails. This was 2 very basic pasta dishes, a very simple & over dressed Caesar salad and bread. Our waitress was training someone, and he was just a bit too anxious to clear the table and get us going even though it was early and there were very few people there. My suggestion: go to Olive Garden for better variety and a MUCH lower tab!!!!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Food ,Staff, Ambience Outstanding!! Great portions! Pricey though."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I came in because we've never been before though we've lived in Mira Mesa all out lives. We came in with a reservations and was lead through a little tour of the kitchen and was seated in a big booth near the bar. Service was good. Then my thing about buca was the pasta entree, we got the spicy chicken and the pasta wasn't cooked enough, I like my pasta al dente, but this pasta was undercooked. We also got the eggplant entree which was decent. The portions were definitely too much for two people, getting 2 smalls. Next time if we come back, we'll probably get one small and try the garlic bread. Or just go for dessert or go in big group."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Decided to take my girlfriend out for dinner here for our 5th year anniversary. Made a reservation online for 7pm. Arrived at 6:55 to check in, didn't get seated until 7:30! What's the point of making a reservation at a specific time when you don't get seated AT THAT TIME? Food was ok, although it was way too expensive. You do get a ton of food so I can see how this place is only good for big groups. Can get better Italian food elsewhere for cheaper."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Always enjoy eating at Buca. Never had a bad thing!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "This was an expensive meal with fair or slow service. Avis, always looking to improve! Well Buca di Beppo, needs to take a page from Avis! Six people at our table and we all got our first drink at different times. My Strawberry Margarita, tasted more like a Watermelon drink. Another guess had Italian Margarita, neither of us were able to finish our drinks... Two glasses of wine, then was told restaurant had run out of this popular wine. Our food was basically just shoved onto our table. We decided to share dishes so our table was in need of some, creative arranging which was left to us to arrange! We also had to stack up our own dishes in order to make room. Those dishes sat on our table for over ten minutes before they were removed!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014