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Buca di Beppo - Thousand Oaks
Buca di Beppo - Thousand Oaks

Buca di Beppo - Thousand Oaks Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Phone: (805) 449-3688
  • 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: Herbert 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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: Hillcrest
  • Public Transit: Metro bus transit - Hillcrest stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self parking at Janss Marketplace. Additional parking is available in a multi-level structure at the rear of the mall.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Thousand Oaks
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
  • "Best Eggplant Parm I have ever had in my life and I'm from NYC. That's saying something. The meal was very "satisfying"."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great place for a large celebration or a relaxed get away dinner for a couple. Food is excellent, service is always fantastic and the entire staff is very friendly. Fun to walk around small mall after dinner or watch the kids playing in the fountain on a summer day or evening."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We took my sister and her two kids to Buca here to Thousand Oaks. Good play stuff for the kids, food was abundant and enjoyable. The waiter was very attentive. I like the company policy of diners not using their cell phones - more companies should have this policy! The one service-related problem was the photographer. He said he'd take our picture and return with a free postcard. Instead he came back with other framed pic's at $10 or $20 each, along with the free postcard. It was bait and switch at the worst. I thought something like that would happen, but I thought Buca might truly be being generous and family-oriented by offering a free postcard. I don't want to deal with a sales pitch at dinner."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our office staff often chooses Buca for our large group lunches. Great food, great service, great lunch menu, and great prices. The Pope's table seats 12 perfectly, and the acoustics in there allow for the whole group to hear the conversation. You can see everyone and there's a huge 'lazy susan' to spin around plates for family style ordering. The eggplant parmigiana is delicious!!!!! (not soggy)"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This is a great spot for lunch. It is definitely not as crowded. We had to ask for the lunch menu and I wouldn't even know they had a lunch menu had I not looked on line first. They only brought the drink and regular menu and everything is family style and large portions. My husband and I each wanted a different item off the lunch menu. The chicken marsala is very good as are most of the pasta dishes. The only thing that bothered us was that we had a gift card and the remaining balance was just under $ 2.00. All other restaurants I have ever eaten at, just give you the card back with the remaining balance, but this waiter said because it's a gift card, we were not entitled to anything back."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Buca is always a good alternative but several local restaurants may suffice and have broader selections. Prices are getting a little high for what you get. Pasta with Marinara for $14.99 (small). There cost is about $2.00."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food is always great... I was very much taken back by the extremely long wait. No one was in the lobby except for our small party of 3. It appeared that the staff really didn’t care... and congregated in the lobby... restaurant have full... and our little party left to wait to their discretion. Pretty unfortunate"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were celebrating a high school graduation, and it was the perfect place. They served family style. We ordered the perfect amount of food. Everyone had a great time. Our graduate picked out the dessert which was huge and a great way to end yhe meal. We ALL HAD A WONDERFUL TIME."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Went for a graduation celebration dinner and everything turned out perfect. Group seatings with other large groups made it a lively place for a monumental celebration. Enjoyed the vibes from the other patrons. Food was good and the service great. Definitely will be a return customer and definitely will recommend."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Reservations were easy to make online. The service was great! The large quantities of food where appreciated especially when feeding teens. Our mozzarella and tomato plate was good. And I liked the spaghetti. I like the tomato sauce rather than a pastier sauce. The chicken breast was moist and tasty. Overall a bit salty. But the veal was not liked."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The service here is generally SLOW. The food is abundant but only so so. Three pieces of chicken run 19.99. A bit pricey. Some drinks do not include refills but they offer and don't tell you it is an additional cost. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Our women's club met there for lunch May 20, 2014, and the food was great Our server, Stephanie, was perfect. She gave us time to gab, then took our drink orders, gab some more, then took food orders. One dish was not prepared correctly, and when told, she ran it back to the kichen and appeared a few minutes later with the proper dish. She was the absolute best -- doing her job, but laughing and joking with us while she never slowed down her work. Food was great, as always. Many in our group of 14 had not eaten there before, but said they will come back and bring their husbands. High praise indeed! It's one of my favorite places to eat for any occasion. We filled the Pope Room; it was a little loud -- but our group was making the noise!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We were there for our daughter's graduation fom college and birthday. It's such a great place for large parties; they even opened up an extra table for us to spread out. Food was great, and the wait staff was super-attentive. They even swapped out my granddaughter's spaghetti for macaroni and cheese when she wasn't handling the marinara sauce (she's only 1.)"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Noisy, but great for a group. Love the decor. We were seated right on time. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Had a great time at Buca Di Beppo with our party of 12. Staff was very flexible with changes made to reservations and our waiter performed spectacular service."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We don't visit often enough. Service is great, everyone is friendly and accommodating, and the food is even better. Love the ambiance and the food."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Always have a good time at Buca! Good food, friendly staff."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner celebrating my daughter's college Senior recital. Our server helped us find the right amount of food to eat for the number of people we had, and gave us suggestions of what to eat. The food is delicious, and there are so many choices. One of our guests, has a lot of food issues, and you were all so accommodating, which she appreciated. I also appreciated getting a call back regarding my reservation to change the time."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food is good, great for kids. The service is a little lacking but it is a chain. Desserts are huge which the kids love."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great food, service, and fun atmosphere. Our waiter was awesome. Kids had a great time too. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • " Great food family, a fun and vibrant atmosphere with a happy staff, happy people and happy times.. We are Italian and have traveled the world.. Buca is a favorite for us... we visit at least 2X a mos."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Food was reasonable price for big party. Service was excellent. We request a lot of things, but the server was all the time nice to is. We enjoyed whole the time. Thank you."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Overall, our experience was ok. Our poor server was given a party of 20 to tackle alone. She did the best she could. Better planning on the managers part to give more assistance would be recommended. You could see she was flustered with the lack of support. The food as always was good. We ordered our drinks and salads at the same time and the salads came out before the drinks. With a party of 20 more than 4 baskets of bread to start would have been nice. It was evident she was overwhelmed as other servers in the area started to help her while management was nowhere to be found until after a meal was over. Please don't confuse the three star rating on the service with our server."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I made a reservation for a large group online and received an email confirmation. When we arrived, the hostess said, "Oh, you still wanted that? We called to confirm and no one answered, so we cancelled it!" I never received a phone call, and even if I had, it is totally unreasonable to cancel a reservation for a large group because someone doesn't answer your one phone call in the middle of a work day! As a result, we were seated at a very awkward set of table squished together in an odd shape that made it tough to interact. We use this Buca often for catering and have always loved the food and service. Once we were seated, the food and waitstaff were great, but the reservation process left a lot to be desired."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This restaurant is kid friendly and a nice location for groups of co-workers, friends or family. The food is exceptional and always hot."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We visited Buca on 3/20 for my wife's birthday. The team at Buca was very accomodating and we even got to sit at the Chef's table. We ordered our go to: Prociutto Stuffed Chicken and added the Baked Ziti and the Sausage & Chicken Ziti (which was a wonderful dish). Food was fantastic and we had a wonderful time! Our Server was awaesome and suggested a few other dishes for our return which honestly could not come up soon enough."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "It was a great place for celebrating my birthday. I appreciated the singing that the wait staff did for me:)"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We were there celebrating our wedding anniversary. The food and service was good. The noise level was too loud and the lighting was very bright for this restuarant."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I didn't really care for the Chicken Parmesan that I ordered. My wife loved it however, so I think it was just me."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Love Buca. Thanks for the convenient reservation service."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The menu selection is excellent. The service was great. The food was delicious. It was like I was eating in a restaurant in Italy. I'll definitely go back. Again and again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Love this family oriented restaurant ! We sat at the patio at Thousand Oaks branch with our family pet & Jason was our server on 2/15/2014. He was very kind to our dog which we definitely give him 5 stars for our dining experience! Food is always consistently very good! There is team spirit in this restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Service was great! I felt like they knew me and were actually waiting for my arrival. Did my reservation through OpenTable, showed up 10 minutes early, and they sat me quicker than it takes to tie my shoes. Felt good because there were groups of people already waiting, but no waiting for us. No sir!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First time me & my family had been. Great family atmosphere, huge sharing portions, excellent good, and great price. The service was excellent."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The place is excellent, friendly and great for dinner. The food is very good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Not for kids or anyone, for that matter, with any sense of modesty or decency left! I can't believe this is promoted as a family restaurant. The decor was the worst I have ever seen, with totally inappropriate photos or drawings/sculptures of half-naked or TOTALLY naked men and women plastered all over the walls. I will be telling everyone I know NOT to patronize this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This past Saturday my family and friends got together to celebrate my son's fifteenth birthday. I expected to have a difficult time making reservations for 12, but the online booking was quite easy. The staff did not seem inconvenienced or bothered by the size of our group but welcomed us right in. We were missing a few folks from our party at first but this was not a problem for the staff either. It was so nice to start the evening without any stress or frustration regarding our seating/reservation. Once we were seated we all ordered large plates and shared them with each other. The atmosphere was perfect for my family, who likes to laugh and celebrate memorably. The food was delicious and the service was good. I recommend it for families"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This is the first time that we dined at Buca at 12:30pm reservation & venue is not packed. Its the perfect time to go. You get seated right away.. But I enjoy going at anytime, crowd or no crowd, because of the food. Its perfect for big groups since the food sizes are family style..perfect for sharing. My family & I always enjoy dining at Buca's."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Good food, timely service, very lively, great for kids and family parties."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We always have a great time at your restaurant, service is great, love the food!!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014