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Buca di Beppo - Universal City
Buca di Beppo - Universal City
  • Address:
    1000 Universal Studios Blvd.
    Universal City, CA 91608
    Neighborhood:
    Universal City
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $30 and under

Buca di Beppo - Universal City Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Phone: (818) 509-9463
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Juan Borjas
  • 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: Cahuenga
  • Public Transit: Metro subway stop at Universal Studios.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Paid General Parking at CityWalk all day.

    Valet parking is available from 11am to 3pm for 2-hour parking - free with validation. After 3pm valet service is discounted with validation.

    Some local area hotels offer complimentary shuttle service to Universal CityWalk. Check with your hotel for shuttle service availability.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Universal City
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
  • "Went with a group for a bday & the family style dining is great for that. The bill was kind of high, but we had a lot of drinks and had food to go so it was def not a surprise....just more than expected. Still highly recommend this place for groups...just expect to spend money. :)"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "A chain restaurant that is good for groups and children. Food is fair as expected. The experience depends on the staff. I had called the same day and requested the Pope Room. Upon arrival I asked if it was available and it was."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "For a party of 17 we were seated quickly. With the many sections and the two stories we were able to have privacy for our large party. And even though we were in a desperate room from others our sever was attentive and very friendly."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We visited Buca di Beppo for dinner because the location was ideal for our evening visit to Theatre West since I was coming from home & the wife from the City. We were promptly greeted & seated. Michael took care of our needs and did a great job. The food was good and with the large portions, we had leftovers."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I hadn't been to Buca for a LONG time -- long before they actually had lunch service. I was very happily surprised by the lunch menu offerings. The server, Daniel, was GREAT!!! Very engaging & good energy. I ordered the Antipasto salad & it was FABULOUS. All too often lunch salads are boring & the same from place-to-place, but Buca has it going on. Very enjoyable & I will be there again soon!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We went on Father's Day for our Sunday lunch/dinner meal. Everything was perfect from the food to the service. Had made reservation. But since it was early in the day there wasn't to much wait . Great day to spend Father's Day. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had reservations for 8:15pm, arrived at 8pm. Hostess asked if entire party was here, I said yes whole party was present. Hostess: ok it will just be a couple of minutes. Larger groups were being called in ahead of mine, my group became anxious being close to 8:30pm now. I waited one more opportunity to call my group, but again it was a fail. The next group called was a group of seven, I stepped up to question why she kept overlooking my reservation. Very smug she said well I can't take you until your entire group is here. Clearly, she misunderstood, because our group was here. I advised her and she said yea ok. No apologies or sincerity for the added wait. Had it not been so late, I probably would have taken my business else where."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We requested the passion room for my daughters sweet 16 dinner with a party of 10. We had dined here before so it was as perfect as expected. The food, service and surroundings were priceless and pleasing. Large family size portions and you feel like your in an Italian grandmothers beautifully and extremely amusingly decorated dining room. Your part of the family at Buca!!! The food is more than amazing too."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Love open table makes things easier and faster, this was my first time using. And loved wit will recommend others to use it, helps not waiting in a crowed room or place."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "went to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and we did not regret it. The place were we were sat was upstairs. the ambiance was good.. the service was great and the food was delicious. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I had the best experience in Buca Di Beppo last Saturday. I reserved a table for 10 for my daughter's 12th Birthday celebration. It was extremely easy to book, also I received a reminder call to confirm the reservation right on Saturday morning. I dined several times in the restaurant before, and always had good experience. This time it was even better. Our server DJ was the best and he made sure the special event was really special with all his jokes and his smooth way to handle young kids. He even sang for us. Thanks to him it was a really fun dinner party. The food is always good with huge portions to share. The dining area is great as it can accommodate big noisy parties and at the same time make sure that others are not bothered. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Came here for my daughter's graduation and we had a great time, great service and good food."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Great food, atmosphere. Service could have been a little faster."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The family style portioning is definitely the way to go when you're hungry. The small feeds two they say yeah, two small armies, lol. The spaghetti w meatballs was fantastic along with the penne basilica two of our favorites."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Buca is a consistent place where the food is good and you know what to expect. Greata when you're feeding a group and want to feel comfortable."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food was good and service was friendly, but the noise level was way too loud. The music over the loud speaker was at high volume which caused all the diners around us to have to talk loud over the music; our group then had hard time hearing each other. Also, we had elderly people with us, and they sat us on the second level, which meant having some of us take the elevator, which only fit two people at a time. The host sat us at our table and told us he was going to get the people from the elevator, but he never did, and half our table was left wandering the restaurant until I finally got up to look for them."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the service here. We ordered a linguine di mare which is essentially seafood linguine and it was bomby. Great value for the price. Overall my family left full and happy. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Mother's Day was wonderful thanks to the great food and service we received at Buca at Universal City. My family and I will return for many more celebrations. Our waiter Tony was the best!!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Love the food and atmosphere. Service is always great. Perfect for large groups/families that are willing to share food."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Daniel our waiter was phenomenal! He made our visit an excellent one with his refreshing sense of humor and appeal. The food here was fabulous and I have visited other Buca's however, your food here was just much more delicious than the other locations. Thank you so much for making our mother's day celebration a memorable one!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was great, the service was great, even though my group was incredibly annoying to deal with, the prices were affordable, and it was a great way to spend my birthday"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Extremely large portions; fed the five in the party perfectly. Blanco pizza was amazing. Lasagna was prepared great, moist yet not soggy like most other italian restaurants. The Baked Zetti was very flavorful and cheesey. Wanted to eat there the very next night to try other if their great looking menu items!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I planned a surprise birthday party for my wife here and it went great. Food was great!! Huge portions. The salad came after the entrees, which sucked but they didn't charge us for it after all. And with the reservation I had ordered a special surprise dessert for my wife but when I went to the bathroom the waiter asked the table about dessert and someone ordered something different for her. But overall it was a great time. and the waiter was really cool."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Server Levon took very care of my party acaccommodating more people who arrived and stayed close by when we needed"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Bucca never fails to provide you with decent food and awesome service, especially on those special group occassions. We had a great server that kept our drinks and food coming and very engaging and friendly. We will be back again!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We were celebrating a teenagers birthday so we ate in the kitchen which the kids enjoyed. The food was good. Service a little slow but waitress was great. Always a fun time although in a food coma for the next two days."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Pasta was not cooked well tasted stail. But the flat bread pizza was delicious that is a must try. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had a party of 12 teenagers our waiter DJ he was exceptionally good, great sense of humor, had all the girls laughing, gave us great service. The food was delicious. I would Definatly have another dinner party here. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "It was my first time dining here and it was great. The vibes were great. The food was amazing . The wait was entertaining since there was so much to look at. It's a beautiful place inside full of history. The service was great as well. Very welcoming , helpful and friendly. Great place for any occasion! With VERY GOOD pasta! :)"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "my daughter and her friends spent the day at the themepark to celebrate her 18th birthday and then met the family at Bucca for dinner. When we finally got to order the food came and it was very Extremely slow took forever just to get our order in. We were never checked on for refills of soda or water, when we tried to get our waitresses attention she would nod her head but never return. We were trying to have fun so kept it low-key but my husband got very frustrated. I had noted online and was our waitress that it was my daughter's 18th birthday. Dessert never came, no dessert, no candle, no happy birthday nothing. We finally just got up and left. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary with our children. Food was great and setting was happy and we could hear people having a good time. "
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Everything was really great. We were seated within threeinutes of arriving. The waiter was terrific. My only complaint is that they gave us the wrong pizza for my son. So we had to wait an extra 15 minutes while the rest of the good was just sitting at the table."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Especially, for a chain. The food is excellent, and the portion sizes are HUGE. Though ideally suited for groups, two people can always have a great dining experience. Just be prepared to take a lot of it home! I've been to three different locations and all have been outstanding."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Not only was the food on point but they serve huge portions! Took my girlfriend here for dinner, we had an awesome time:-)"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Best place to have a fun big roaring dinner with the people you love. Every birthday we have celebrated at Buca has been memorable and fantastic!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I went there recently for a birthday celebration. I've gone there for a few other dining excursions and haven't have problems before. We went on a Saturday night so it was a packed house and everyone was running back and forth. The food is generally good and their portions feed just what they say they do. I'll generally keep coming back because I do enjoy it but I might head to the other locations where they seem to be only slightly less busy."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I love the place but a bit disappointed when you make reservations and you still have to wait 45 minutes to be seated. Made reservations at 8:15pm and we were seated 45 mins later and ended up having dinner around 9:30pm not cool."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was good but our server lacked in the service department. I booked a reservation online days prior and mentioned there was a birthday. They were even flexible when we ran late which was great. As the host took us to the table they mentioned the birthday as we pointed out the birthday girl. Our server seemed overwhelmed or was MIA most of the time. It took an overly long time to bring anything we requested. I handed her a coupon at the beginnknbnofnour sit down and when the bill came the item was still being charged we had to wait an extra 15 minutes I have it fixed. We left without the birthday girl being sung and most of our requests not being met In a timely manner. Food is good."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Probably the best place to celebrate with a large group. I love the family style menu, which can satisfy your entire party with just a few orders. Every dish was a hit; no disappointments from anyone. I have more high remarks to say, but I'm writing this from my phone. Needless to say, I'm definitely coming back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Anyone planning to go to Buca di Beppo should know that the ambiance of the restaurant is raucous loud Italian! If you plan to have a conversation with the people at your table, be prepared to shout. We sat next to a group of about 20 teens who were literally yelling and screaming throughout our entire dinner, and they were not an exception. This place is very loud, but that is part of the ambiance so you just need to expect it. They do have some alcoves, but it is designed for groups, so don't choose this place for a quiet, romantic dinner. Food wise, if you know what to choose, it could be good. Our Caesar salad was all iceberg lettuce, our fettucine Alfredo was undercooked and not very tasty, but our Chicken parmesan was very good!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014