Buca di Beppo - San Jose - Oakridge
Buca di Beppo - San Jose - Oakridge

Buca di Beppo - San Jose - Oakridge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: (408) 226-1444
  • 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: Robert Noce
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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: Santa Theresa Boulevard
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is onsite parking. We are located at the Oakridge Mall. Parking is more available on the north side mall & in the parking structures.
A word from Buca di Beppo - San Jose - Oakridge
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 - San Jose - Oakridge reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food4.1
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (36)kid-friendly (24)special occasion (20)great for lunch (9)fit for foodies (8)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (4)neighborhood gem (4)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (3)romantic (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Large group celebration
    momof4sanjose
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We had a party of 20 to celebrate a birthday and anniversary. We ordered our dishes family style and everything came out quickly. We had a great time and the our main server and her back-up server were top notch - friendly, accommodating, and quick to respond. They made our dinner experience wonderful. Thanks for making our family celebration a memorable one!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going away dinner
    NanaClare49
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Had a wonderful gathering! There were 13 of us. We were there 3 hours, and never felt rushed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Was Off
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Buca is always a fun place to celebrate a special occasion. The experience is usually very consistent. Tonight, however, the service was off. Our entire section appeared to be neglected (on my birthday, no less). Our server was very sweet and full of personality. It just would have been nice to see her come by more often and in a timely manner. The other tables in our section had even more to complain about. They had a different server as far as I could tell. There was a group who said they had spent an entire three hours to complete their meal (not by choice). Another group never got their main entree and left. Another complained about the food quality. Even paying the bill was a slow transaction. Not the best experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great date night!
    Llamaswife
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Dinner out with hubby excellencent food! And our server was on point! And enough leftovers for lunch Saturday woohoo!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Very good food, good and friendly service, reasonable prices
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Happy with the Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had 16 people in our party that's why I made the reservation ahead of time. I asked to place my order before the day of the event but was told that they don't do that anymore. I was expecting then that the restaurant and servers willb e ready for us at that time. The resataurant was not full that's why I was surprised that our server took a while to get our orders ready. We had to ask for refills for our drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently a good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We've had some less then great experiences, but overall, it's been very positive. We come here two or three times a month for a special treat. The wait can be long so make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great time!
    EternalDaiz
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We were seated in a timely manner. In my reservation, I informed the restaurant that we were celebrating a special occasion. They acknowledged it throughout the night. We had picked a nice bottle of wine, but it was all sold out. The server made a similar recommendation and gave us a taste. We didn't wait long for our courses and were very happy with the presentation and taste!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not very good
    Suzie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were seated at the very last booth by the kitchen, there was only 1 other group there at the time and plenty of tables to be seated at. Our waiter was horrible. We waited 20 minutes for him to take our order while he tended to other people that came in after us. On the way out I saw the other customers were obviously wealthy Asian and american families. Even after I got his attention he acted like he never saw me. We ordered green beans with our meal which he forgot to order and blames the kitchen staff for not cutting green beans yet.After our meal we waited 18 minutes for him to finally come and check on us and we asked for our check. Parmesan was excellent. Green beans were horrible! Refused to pay for them,drenched in lemon unedible
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service
    Timmypeng
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We had too much food and service is great! Good for food before movie and shopping, Location is good but parking is a little bit tough.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Prices just keep going up though
    BabsSJVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My husband & I love the food at Buca; you just can't seem to get any bad food here as everything is so tasty. However, over the past few years we have noticed that the prices of the dishes keep going up & up & up. Within the last 5 years, the spaghetti has increased at least $6.00 and the portion is smaller. Also, our waiter, who was fabulous, told us that they are often short of staff which makes the other waiters do double the work! Come on Buca, with all the money you are making off these high prices, you can hire more wait staff!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will not chose it as my favorite
    ThisPlace
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Made a reservation for my daughter's birthday. Was disappointed they do not do anything for birthday's. The waiter was our bartender. He was okay, but not great. He was slow and busy attending one couple at the bar. The dessert came out too long from the refrigerator. Let my daughter ordered the food for the 4 of us. Did not care for the Apple Gorgonzola salad (no apples), Shrimp Fra Diavolo (taste could be better) and Tiramisu (3/4 of the bowl filled with whipped cream) were a big disappointment. The egg plant and stuffed mushroom were the best out of what were ordered. ... Will not go there again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vey good
    mangiare
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Service was slow . It seems one server taking care of a lot of tables, We felt sorry for her as it seems to take care for alot of customers Not her fault May be more help is required.She was very good and outstanding server.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost perfect experience.
    Taravaltwosome
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    With out of town guests we knew BDB would be perfect. Getting our table on-line was great. However, we waited an additional 20 minutes to get seated. From there it was pretty great. Although loud, our guests truly enjoyed the service, atmosphere, food, service & Birthday shows. They only wished there was a BDB close to their homes. Thanks for a great night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic !!!!!!
    cktm
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great food!!!!! Great service!!!!! Great drinks !!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair
    Diner
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    With the smallish platter sizes this is a more expensive dining experience than Olive Garden. I wasn't impressed with the food and so don't plan to return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Service
    Barb
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Had a great time ! Had very the best Service . The food was Delicious!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertainment and Dinner
    Tigger1984
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    If you are looking for a restaurant with entertainment this is the place to be.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Normally our experience at Bucca is a positive one, but last night our waitress was inattentive, and slow. We found a piece of tape in our Chicken Marsala, and instead of letting us explain what happened, she started giving excuses why we would have found it in our mashed potatoes, which in reality, it was in our chicken. There is no good excuse for a piece of tape found in ANY food item. The manager came later, and offered a new dish. We chose not to pay for it instead. Drink refills were late, and we had to ask another service person for dishes for our salad. For some reason, we got an entree 15 minutes before the rest of the entrees arrived.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST ITALIAN DINING IN SANTA CLARA
    bucaisthebest
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food is the GREATEST! I love to share meals with the family dining. Great for big parties because you can all get a taste of everything.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for groups
    Looking4local
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Met some friends there. Great for dinner, fun atmosphere. HUGE portions!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Buxa Di Beppo
    Elvis
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great place really for any occasion but perfect for groups!!!! Service is pretty good and attentive to what you need even when they are super busy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 278 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - San Jose - Oakridge reviews archive.
  • Too expensive for what you get
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was only fair. The service was weak. The price was too high for the quality of food received. This place packs people in but does not have the correct amount of staff on site to properly run the restaurant. We will no return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 49niners
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We enjoyed the food. Our waitress was very good. Was right on top of everything. We never had to ask for anything except a box to take our food home. The couple that was with us enjoyed the food . They thought the spaghetti and big meatballs were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Our server Micheal was outstanding , she was very attentive. On the other hand the food was so so . Spaghetti was cold . Very little sauce was put on any part of the meal .
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent
    goldbloodedgrillerVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Always huge portions, always great service. Perfect place to take a family of six while shopping and you don't want mall food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manager was exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I had a horrible server. He took 35 minutes to bring us our water. After I talked to a manager, Nancy, and explained how I was receiving horrible service she had personally took care of us. She brought out the food and made sure everything was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for groups and families.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great service and food selection. This is a great place to take the family or a date. Order a variety of "small" dishes that way you'll get to taste a little of everything. Very efficient staff. Lots of different places to eat within the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Embarrassed
    HungryinSanJose
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I was entertaining 4 friends from San Antonio out here in San Jose. The food was lousy. The veal saltimbocca was dried out and over-cooked. The mozarella appetizers were barely warm and rubbery, the salad was non-descript. Very disappointing and embarrassing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Father day
    Yummytummy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Had a great time. Great service and a lot of fun! Cool decorations
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food yummy, service slow
    DiningMama
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food was really yummy, the Apple Gorgonzola salad was a hit. We also had the spaghetti and meatballs, but were told after a while that they had run out of meatballs and only had 2 left. Really? At 12:45 on Father's Day Sunday you'd think they would be prepared. The chicken limone was tasty as well. The waiter was super friendly, and quick to refill drinks and bread without us asking for it. The big problem was the SLOW service time with the meals, most likely not the poor waiter's fault. It took over an hour to get food, even the salad was a good 45 minutes. The restaurant was nowhere near full, so really no excuse for such a long wait. We had a young child with us, and waiting that long for food was challenging.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Retirement dinner party
    Pastadelishnplenty
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Fifteen of us gathered to celebrate a retirement party. We were promptly seated, food choices were excellent - everyone had something they enjoyed and the dishes were very good. The hostess was exceptional., greeted us before we were even all there and she was very friendly. All in all the event was very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We were there on 6/11/14 for a birthday with a party of ten. The food was fabulous but the service was horrible. We were smashed at a wall table that was not fit for some "normal size" large people. The table did not seem wide enough to accommodate drinks, appetizers, food and elbows. I sat next to the wall and was not good for a right handed person. Arm kept hitting wall. The waitress was very nice but very slow. Because one of our appetizers took so long to arrive, 25 minutes, it was free of charge. The other food was slow in arriving. Our reservations were for 6:30pm and we left at 9:30pm.....not because we wanted to stay and chat. Please try to do better on the seating and service. BUT, the food was FABULOUS. !!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buca di Best-o
    cvwelsh
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We've never had a bad experience at Buca di Beppo. Service is always good, food is generous and tasty. We've brought groups here and always had a wonderful time. The ambience is lively, the decor is wonderfully tacky. Come on in, you'll have a great time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The perfect family experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We have been going to Bucca for years and have always had the best experience ! Kid friendly , great family style food. Friendly staff and a fun time !!!!!! A must see in San Jose !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quick service to be seated
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    but, a long wait to get your food. The stuffed mushrooms were very tiny!! The staff was friendly. maybe we could of used two food servers for 9 people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food
    service
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    i celebrated my 25th anniversary here and the food was very good and the place is nice but... the service was not good. the waitress did not order one of our dishes. she did not come around that much and when asked for another water she did not bring it. also the frozen margarita was in a cool light up glass but i could not get anything out of the straw. so i ordered it on the rocks. but over all it was good. just beware. of the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappionted
    Italiano
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I have been at buca on different occasions and decided to go there because of the terrific food and ambience but was disappointed on this night because the way the tables were set up and the room made me feel that we were in a cafeteria. It was soooo noisy that my guests and I could hardly hear any of each others words. In fact, I had to ask the waiter to repeat his words when ordering because of the noise level. I will not return to buca with a group because it was so disappointing on this special night of my daughters high school graduation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    I made reservations way in advance and requested the round table private party room for my daughters 18th birthday. When we showed up my party of 10 was seated in half booth and pushed up table to extend out. It was very cramped and my guests had a hard time getting up to use bathroom
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is great but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food is really good but I just have a issue with the timing of the food. The appetizer and the main dish came to the table at the same time. So it is hard to enjoy the appetizer since we don't want the main dish to be cold.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.