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Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Buca di Beppo - San Diego

Buca di Beppo - San Diego Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Email: sandiego@bucadibeppo.com
  • Phone: (619) 233-7272
  • 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, 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: G Street
  • Public Transit: San Diego Trolley - Orange Line or Red Line - Gaslamp Quarter stop.

    San Diego Metro transit - bus stop at Market & 6th.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service Friday and Saturday- $20.00 ($15 with validation)

    Paid street, metered parking. Street parking is free after 6pm.

    Public parking at Horton Plaza: free before 9pm with validation.

    Paid public parking (Park It on Market, located on Market & 6th Street)
A word from Buca di Beppo - San Diego
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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "I really enjoyed the great food and happy atmosphere in Buca di Beppo."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "A bit disappointed that prices have gone up more than expected."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "So we came here on a Saturday night with a large group of family. The food was delicious, as always. We ordered the apple & gorgonzola salad, spaghetti & meatballs, eggplant parmagiana and the quattro al forno. Everything was very good, considering that this is a chain restaurant. The only issue was the service regarding our drink orders. It took FOREVER to get our drinks every time we needed more, and one of our party was brought the wrong drink, only to have to wait FOREVER yet again for the drink that he actually ordered. Other than that, the service was pretty good and also friendly."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This is was a special occasion because I was having dinner for the first time with my daughter's, new boyfriend and my niece from Ohio who has never been to a Buca di Beppo. My daughter's boyfriend was excited to dine here because it was his first time as well. The food was delicious, fresh and satisfying!. The mozzarella-caprese appetizer was superb! We had the 4 for $40 meal offer and highly recommend it because you get a well rounded meal for a great price. Our server was not very engaging, seemed to be in a hurry and only starting to become friendly towards the end of the meal when it was time to pay the bill. Needless to say, his tip reflected his service."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "everything was delicious, excellent service and the waiter too"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We had reservations for 5:45 and were seated right away. Very good service and great recommendations from our waitress. We went with her recommendations and were very satisfied with our meal. We splurged and ordered the Colossal Brownie Sunday which was great. We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I'm not big on the "let's all share" kind of dining, but Buca does it very well. The portions are huge, prices low, taste good, service very good. We had 9 of us for dinner. The most difficult part of the evening was deciding what to get. Once we all found some common ground the meal was fantastic. All the food was great. We had fun. The service was great. Take some time to notice all of the funky wall coverings. I told my wife we should adopt some of the dining atmosphere at home - Christmas lights hanging on the wall and a bowling pin on a mantle attached to the wall. Priceless."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Came here for my birthday dinner, my party of 12 had great service. Great food overall! Only thing I may criticize is the fettuccine alfredo with chicken, not enough sauce so it seemed a little dry."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Had a reservation at 4:45 but didn't get seated until 5:05 - 20 minutes later. Other than that the food and service were great!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had been to your restaurant in Anahiem last year and really enjoyed the meal. The gas lamp venue was very disappointing. The meals were not well done. The eggplant parmigiana was overdone and the slice of eggplant encrusted in it was so thin, it was like eating deep fried bread crumbs. The calamari was just as bad. The service was very good and the atmosphere fun, but I would not go back for the food again. Sorry, but very disappointed."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We have always been fans of Bucas, but this time we found the food to be just ok...not bad, but nothing to write home about."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I dined here with a group of 12 ladies for a Girls Nite Out party. The online reservation process was easy and I received a confirmation call. We arrived to find a very friendly staff that showed us to our own private room with a booth just perfect for the size of our group. We ordered 2 large salads, garlic bread with cheese, baked ziti, and fettuccini Alfredo, plus2 bottles house wine. All in all we thought the food was great. The salads were very tasty and the ziti was my favorite pasta. This turned out to be plenty of food for our group and there were even leftovers. Our waiter was very helpful with the ordering process and kept us supplied with water and wine glasses. It was also a great starting place for our night out on the town."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "food was delicious, good service for a place that was "packed" all there staff acts like robots who are happy all the time!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The chicken parmesan was really good! This place is awesome great look and great food you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Took my wife out for a Valentine's Day lunch. Hostess was extremely friendly. Food was fantastic. Service was excellent. Totally recommend and will definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had my reservation at 9:15, checked in and was at my table by 9:22!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I really enjoyed having dinner again at Buca di Beppo. I've dined here many times with family before and the customer service was great. If I had to say anything, I'd say that I enjoyed the Parmesan chicken (I believe...) and the Salmon Pesto. The Ravioli was good but lacked a little bit of flavor. Overall, had a great time."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had a great time at Buca, we had 12 people in our party and the majority of them being kids and they loved the food!! It was great that we had two waiters for our table which helped speed up the ordering process!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Arrived at 7pm on a Saturday and they were all out of Lasagna."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We had a goid experience. Our food came out fast and it was really good. Staff weere very attentive, overall a very nice dinner for my family."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This is the third time I have been to bucadibeppo and the food and staff are great! I would come back and bring my family on a special day."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Food was great but without a reservation almost impossible to get into."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "As always, the food tasted amazing! The portions are very large, as expected and as the price reflects. The choices are great! It would be nice to have the table cleared from the extra plates and glasses, however, to make room for all of the food platters and new dishes."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Great food selection,service very good,food was served in a timely manor,will be back for more"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "New year's eve diner. Six friends, four small portions were enough to feed everybody. Huge, delicious chocolate sundae for dessert, all very happy. Good seevice. Strongly recommended for groups."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "A New Years tradition was born. 2 families, 10 kids. Delicious food, fun environment.. Thanks buca!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a great time at Buca Di Beppo. We started off with the mozzarella garlic bread. 3 of us loved it, 1 was so-so. We ordered the apple-gorgonzola salad, a small spaghetti and meatballs and a small Italian Supreme pizza. There was enough food in each small portion to feed 4. The salad was good, but not great. It was a little bland. The spaghetti was wonderful as was the pizza. My husband had a glass of Chianti, which I tasted. We both thought it was a little vinegary, and not very good. Our waiter, Zoe, was very charming, helpful and honest when advising us about the portion sizes. The decor is humorous and has a warm & cozy feel even though the place is quite large."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The food here was nothing spectacular, but was not nasty either. The amount of food you get for the price was great, but don't go thinking that you will have a quiet dinner! This is an all parties involved type place. Every table was loud as if they where at home and no one else was around. I have no problem returning, but next time I will know what to expect."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We enjoyed our Christmas dinner. The family style dining was perfect for the occasion"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "What a wonderful way to spend Christmas Eve. We had a fantastic dinner and great service. It put us right in the holiday mood. Highly recommend this Buca!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We had to wait well beyond our reservation time (more than 30 mins). It would have been ok if the food experience was worth waiting for. This is a factory food place. And what italian food factory runs out of lasagna and spaghetti? There are way too many italian restaurants to keep this one on my list."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Great place to shake up our families Christmas dinner! This place is awesome, has great food with delicious varieties!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Had reservations but it took forever to be seated. Waited an hour and a half to get a table even with reservations . Waiter went out of his way to make sure that our food came fast and we were satisfied when we left. Food was great but will not go to this location on a holiday."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We ordered only chicken and a side of green beans, as we knew the portions were so large. I would have been happy to have much smaller portions and been able to have more variety in the courses. A common problem these days. And they do tell you it's family style. The green beans were fantastic. The chicken did taste very good, but was slightly tough. We ended up taking enough home that we each still had a lunch entree! Our waiter was very gracious but gone a lot. Seemed stretched over too wide an area. Not his fault. I enjoy eating out less and less because restaurants are so loud these days. My friend and I had to lean way in to hear each other talk. I did enjoy the festive decor and the many little eating alcoves."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Brought my sister and brother n law in with or combined 5 kids. Had made reservation on line what a great option! They even called and confirmed the morning of. My only complaint is we asked for a high chair in our reservation our table was ready but no high chair we had to ask twice took over ten minutes to get one. Service was all right didn't refill drinks but that is just a pet peeve of mine, but also forgot it was my sister n laws birthday which was in my reservation told to the hostess then told to the waiter. FOOD WAS WONDERFUL!!! And very kid Crowley"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Can't beat the atmosphere (or price) for a family b-day party!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "All of the food is family style which allowed our party of 13 to try 3 appetizers and 6 different entrees! The food came out hot and delicious! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and had a very positive impact on our dining experience. The noise level was loud, we were in a party room that held three other groups of 15+ so socializing was very limiting; adding something to the walls or ceiling to help with acoustics would be favorable. The only negative was that the bar drinks we ordered took a very long time - 15+minutes so we made sure to order our next drink when our current drink was delivered."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We arrived early but were accommodated to seat. Added 2 people to part and promised 2 more Chairs. Got the chairs but were short two place settings. Served bread buy only at ends if tables when hips were at center. Requested more bread but didn't get oil/ balsamic. Server overestimated our needs - we went on her recommendations and paid 250 for 13 people. That's almost 20 per person and we had 3 kids with us. My point is this: with so many people serving our table they were nt in sync with our needs. The area was empty for half the time so they couldhavegivenus more attention. The server needs trained on portions and recommendations and consideration of people size. We took home way too much food, 6 containers plus pizza. not Going back."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We were looking for a restaurant that served something other than turkey dinner on Thanksgiving. Buca de Beppo was perfect because it offered their regular Italian menu in addition to the turkey dinner option. The antipasto was good, but we would have preferred slices of salami and pepperoni instead of diced bits. The shells stuffed with cheese and sausage was wonderful. Three of us shared both dishes and it was plenty of food for all of us. The service was prompt, friendly and helpful. We would definitely return."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "I decided that since I was unable to spend Thanksgiving with my Italian in-laws, I would do the next best thing and have Dinner at Buca di Beppo. While the hostess was very pleasant, the server Justin was just a little absent there at the beginning. We had to wait 20 minutes just to get welcomed at our table and saw him welcoming others seated down near us after we had been waiting for a bit. It was like "Oh, you're been waiting for a while, I guess I'll serve you now" Service did improve a little bit later on at least."
    Dined on 11/28/2013