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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
  • Email: thousandoaks@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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The place is excellent, friendly and great for dinner. The food is very good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Love Buca. Thanks for the convenient reservation service."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We always have a great time at your restaurant, service is great, love the food!!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Good food, timely service, very lively, great for kids and family parties."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Made a reservation for 7PM...didn't get seated until 7:45...didn't get our drinks or bread for 45 minutes...server came up after 9PM and said our food ticket failed to print in the kitchen and that our food was just now being prepared... yes the manager took 20 percent off the bill...but blaming the server for her mistake is bad management...the 3 hour odyssey that was Buca wont happen again...since it will be a loooong time before I decide to drop 300.00 at that place again...."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "My wife, 17-yo daughter, and myself had dinner here on New Years after picking up some gift cards at Costco. I'm so glad the lady in front of me had the gift card slip at teh Costco line because we were in love with the food there. Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken - Amazing...great crisp on the chicken and the Pesto cream sauce was excellent. Shrimp Florentine - Delicious...may be too much on the butter sauce on some but we loved it as is. Had leftovers of this one and still wonderful the next day. Lasagna - Eh...it was good but I have had quite a few better. With so many other delicious options we decided this would not be ordered again. Service was good, somewhat slow, but wasn't too worried about it."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "This was our first time here. All the servers were very friendly and accommodating, especially dealing with children. The food was great. We are really not that far from Buca de Beppo, about 25 mins. I wish we had one in Ventura."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We went for a New Years dinner and had the best food and service, even though there were many large parties. It was just the 2 of us. Everyone was friendly, pleasant and accommodating. We love Buca!!."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We made reservations and were promptly seated upon our arrival . Always a good start. Jacob was our waiter and was nice. After ordering , we got our appetizers and salad but the food took an hour. Jacob apologized as well as the manager , who comped us our appetizers and salad. No idea what happened. Put us behind on our plans, but otherwise it was ok"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My family loves this restaurant. We go their often. It has become the tradition on Christmas Day. Food is great. The service is always welcoming. Good food, good service, what else could you ask for."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "I like this place for groups and parties. They do a good job and the atmosphere is fun. The food is above average. My husband and I stopped in for a quick dinner as we were in the neighborhood. They seated us aright away and the place wasn't crowded or noisy as it was early. We got our salad quickly but then waited over 30 minutes for our salmon. The salmon was overcooked and for $24.00 it was 2 measly looking pieces . The garlic bread was hard and didn't taste fresh. It was not worth $7.00 I would not recommend this place unless you are a large group, it's too expensive for 2 people for the amount of food and quality you get, I would rather pay a little more, and go to a good restaurant ."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Food was good but the portions are just too big for two people. Would recommend for only larger groups. the cheapest dessert was $11 so we skipped it."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The food was excellent! Everything is served family style - which is a great way to serve a meal! We will definitely go there again! Il cibo era eccellente! Tutto viene servita in stile familiare - che è un ottimo modo per servire un pasto! Ci sarà sicuramente andarci di nuovo!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We went on Christmas Day and had great food and a great time. Considering how busy they were, the service was incredible. The manager is on top of his job ensuring that all diners were happy. He came to our table and we saw him making the rounds ensuring everyone was being served promptly. Very generous portions of food depending on size you order. It can get noisy when restaurant is full but this is a family style restaurant and great for large parties."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The waiters were great!! Food was plentiful Family style. I would like to have more meat in the meatballs instead of breadcrumb Filler."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We were looking for some place to have dinner for Christmas and nothing in Ventura County that we wanted to eat at was open, except Buca di Beppo in Thousand Oaks, CA. Bar service was fast, but expensive, the bartender was smiling and friendly considering how busy he was. We were seated 10 minutes before our reservation. Our server was very friendly, efficient and checked backed with us several times during the course of our meal even though she was very busy. The food is always excellent and the portions are meant to be shared. The prices for the dinners were in normal range, even for the holiday. The noise level was very high, but it was a holiday."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "I went in a day early to select the menu. Our group was seated immediately. It took 30 min to have the food start to arive buy that was because two of our guests were late and we wanted them to get there. In the meantime, the beverage orders were taken and served along with the delicious bread they serve. The 3 salads I selected were so good - especially the green apple one. The flat bread pizzas served with the salads were perfect. the crust was so thin and crisp - just perfect. The 3 pastas I chose were delicious too. We have one vegetarian and there were 2 salads, one pizza and one pasta she could eat. Everyone was so pleased with the food but especially with the OUTSTANDING service we received. Thank you for a wonderful day."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "A group of us went to Buca for our holiday dinner/gift exchange. We had a great time! Ben was our server & he is friendly & extremely patient (thanks Ben!!!) Ben made sure all our needs were met. His friendly attitude made us feel like we were guests in his home rather than customers of his place of employment. The atmosphere of Buca is perfect for whatever occasion! I've been here with friends, family & just a dinner for two. The food is good.The portions are exactly what I expect for a "family style" restaurant. There is almost always leftovers! Great for lunch the next day. Save room for dessert! The tiramisu is absolutely amazing!!!! I will definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Great place to meet with a group of co-workers. Good family style food and upbeat atmosphere."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "very good! great food and very well done, as well as wonderful servers and environment! also, they have a diner table in the middle of the kitchen! haha"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Our Food choices were excellent! Generous portions and Our Waitress, Jessica, was outstanding! I'm Lactose intolerant. Jessica was extremely helpful and made such great suggestions. All the servers and employees were kind and made our experience a worthwhile adventure. Looking forward to returning again!"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "We had a last minute get together for 8 and were able to book thru open table an hour before we arrived.excellent food and service"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "one small problem...the next day I discovered that the restaurant had not given me my credit card back...... drove over and got it back with no problem, but??? bob"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Had a very nice Thanksgiving dinner for 4 people. Excellent service. The only drawbacks were the turkey although good, was a turkey roll, so no dark meet. No option for Pumpkin Pie only Cannoli's were offered."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Restaurant was crammed with groups, families celebrating the holiday. The Thanksgiving pre-fixe meal which my family ordered was not quite up to the level of excellency we usually enjoy in ordering from the regular Italian food menu but it was quite good. Despite the crowd, service was efficient and fast and we were seated right on time."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "No matter which Buca you dine at, the recipe for success is their consistency. This was definitely a birthday celebration hot spot, as every table around us (including ours) was celebrating a birthday. The service team was lively and engaging, but may have been a bit overwhelmed as service did suffer a bit which is what I wasn't use to at Buca. Food, drink and especially the chocolate chip cannoli's were great as usual. Kid friendly, but not baby friendly ... and why they don't have/serve ranch was beyond me! Nothing really to deter follow up visits, we had a good time."
    Dined on 11/23/2013