Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
like in ItalyIt was awesome there! Really, there is so much food you can choose and everything tastes really good. And the ambience is like in Italy. Not expensive.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Service but Food is Hit or MisLiked: the Apple salad, salmon plate. Not so Much: The veal. Otherwise, the dining experience I expected - big groups, fairly loud, tourists, lots of decorations.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA Buca's a BucaIf you've ever dined at a Buca, most of the food's the same. But, for whatever reason, the food seems to be prepared differently at different Bucas. We liked the fried calamari at this Buca's compared to some we've been to. The staff are a lot friendlier too. You're made to feel welcomed. The maitre'd and our wait person were both nice and seemed to enjoy working with the public.
It makes all the difference in the world when you hired someone who does the job well and it's there to just collect a pay check which is easy to do in the restaurant business.
The decor is crazy as with all Buca's.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWalking in my family and meWalking in my family and me instantly felt at home. Once we got seated we noticed the ambience was very family oriented considering we went for Mother's Day. Our waiter Kevin came right away introduced himself and asked us if it was our first time dining here and yes it was, we loved that he let us know how there serving system worked and how helpful he was. Food was a plus, Proscuitto Stuffed Chicken and Caneolli's; perfection! We will sure be coming back and will recommend this place.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLove2BuccaI love everything about this restaurant, I don't think I will ever have enough ;-)5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways friendly and fast service,Always friendly and fast service, tasty food, good kids menu, perfect for taking the kids after a day at the beach.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for the family- twoGreat for the family- two teens and a pre-teen enjoyed the night.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful EasterWe had a wonderful Easter lunch with our family! Our server was awesome and very helpful. The food was delicious. Made us wish we were back in Sicily!!! We will definitely stop by again when we are in Santa Monica!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe appreciated the certificateWe appreciated the certificate comped to us by the company for inconveniences that occurred on the prior visit. We had better service and it seems during the week it is not such a hectic dinig experience as on weekends. Food and portions always great and the server although bartending at the same time seemed to handle it better than the last server we'd had in that area. The manager is always nice and always comes up to ask how things are even tho shes busy. We do think it would help of they had a bartender who just bartended.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great meal and perfectAlways a great meal and perfect for a quick lunch drop in! I even took home a large anti-pasto salad (my favorite) to serve the family for dinner.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM