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

Buca di Beppo - Mira Mesa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 8585362822x
  • 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: American, Italian, 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Buca di Beppo - Mira Mesa reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since March 25 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (58)special occasion (45)kid-friendly (38)great for lunch (20)fit for foodies (18)romantic (13)neighborhood gem (12)great for brunch (12)hot spot (10)late-night find (6)notable wine list (5)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Quality and quantity
    sswisner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Family style italian favorites served up at a table IN the kitchen where you can see all of the food prepared. It was a fun treat to go take some girls in town for a basketball tournament with hefty appetites. If you happen to get the ONE table in the kitchen (you can reserve it in advance), the wait staff will bring over other guests' food before it leaves the kitchen so you can see what they look like. It's fun especially if you've never been before, or if you always order the same dishes. The food is very good and consistent. The portions are large (meant for family-style serving). This makes it a bit of a problem if you want to dine for just two. Don't expect anything fancy, but prepare to leave fat and happy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Naz3
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Such a great experience! They first walked us through the kitchen and the staff were extremely nice. Our server stood and talked with us a long time and we shared some laughs. The food was fantastic and even had enough for leftovers. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Our server was overwhelmed with tables and getting our drinks and order in took a long time. Bread was delivered with no butter or plates. My brother did not get his lemonade. Server did not pour the wine. Just dropped it off and left.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good eating!
    Run2eat
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were in town for a half-marathon, and needed to "carb-up" the night before...And feed our group of 5! We saw this Buca de Beppo earlier in the day and remembered the street/location. After spending a day at the beach, we looked it up online and made a reservation. It was very easy! We actually arrived 15 minutes early, but they seated us immediately. The food was delicious, the staff was friendly...and my only minor complaint was that the temperature on the dining room was freezing! (But I find that to be consistent at several locations).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real Italian Food
    chauffeurP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had 4 at our table and we ordered excellent mini meatball appetizers and the mozzarella triangles. They were delicious. Then, we ordered 3 entrees between us. The eggplant parm, manicotti and the chicken. It was more than enough and some to bring home.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good group place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    we had a large group of 12, they put us in an alcove area. interesting decor, overall great food, great fun
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    SweetDUDE
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for family dining
    amateurfoodie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buca! Always worth the trip
    Vince
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great time with family
    Family18
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Thank you so much for the kind service and delicious food,mew all had a great time and can't wait to return again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful time
    Stuffed
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but expensive for so so food
    VeganFoodLover
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great times
    Geeglets
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very expensive
    buccapointeddisappointed
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointed
    v8240zVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool
    CSUSMgrad14
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MoMo
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Really enjoyed eating here, the food was good and the environment was very nice and welcoming, will definitely come back!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aleays good
    Madrosa
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I've always been impressed with this chain. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Of course, amazing food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost great
    Littlelulu1
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Lulu
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Service was amazing! Our waitress (forgot her name) was awesome
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food; Super Noisy
    EscondidoFoodie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Mike our waiter is fantastic, very helpful and outstanding customer service. Thanks Mike!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Party Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bucca Birthday
    BuccaBday
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun and enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambience, So-So Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since March 25 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 437 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Mira Mesa reviews archive.
  • Good Times
    Sandy
    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
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Groups
    delasol
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    jsbradbury
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is fun to dine!
    PizzaLover
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointment!
    JayP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner was great
    JandJLundy2011
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We were celebrating our son's good report card. Love Buca and their family style!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • POOR SERVICE
    David
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive for basic Italian Fare
    Yanboy
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    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!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just a Great Place!
    MzMary1
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Food ,Staff, Ambience Outstanding!! Great portions! Pricey though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • $15 off a combination of two
    Huynhjt
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.