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Buca di Beppo - San Francisco
Buca di Beppo - San Francisco

Buca di Beppo - San Francisco Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com
  • Email: sanfrancisco@bucainc.com
  • Phone: (415) 543-7673
  • 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: Abel Cuevas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, 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: 4th & 5th Streets
  • Public Transit: BART Powell St. station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking garages available nearby at 5th & Mission, 5th & Howard and 5th & Folsom; no validation available
A word from Buca di Beppo - San Francisco
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Staff was very greatful and excellent. Service with our waiter was excellent very cooperative.This was our second time celebrating family birthdays. Will sure be back for the service and food. Thanks again Buca Staff"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We sat in the "Pope" room. Great little area in one corner of the place. Gave it a private dinner party feel. Was a fun evening I want to have again. Was plenty of space for our entire group. Help was always right there. Good was great as well."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I enjoy eating here. I used to be able to walk in and get a table, now I usually need a reservation. I guess others have found out what I've known for a while - Buca's good!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was good and the service was ok.it does get loud"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food is served family-style. The food was delicious. It's noisier, a bit more energetic. It's good for groups since the portions are made family-style (huge). Good stuff. Would come back again. :)"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had booked a dinner here for around 10-15 people last week. It just so happens that during the GDC conference a party of well over a hundred people were also being served at the same time as us. Only one item in our five different orders was correct. Two of the orders never actually arrived and we were brought many items not even close to what we ordered. We settled on eating what ended up on our table just so we could leave. Usually we don't have any issues when booking dinner here which is why I will return in the future. The food we did eat was good. It is a great place. We just had really bad timing and the workers were doing their best."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Don't come here for the food. It's slightly better than a decent frozen dinner. There were lots of large parties having a good time and it did have a lively atmosphere. Too bad the food was such a let down. We had meat sauce that tasted just like Prego jar sauce. Our chicken marsala had quite a bit of sugar added (probably cheaper to add than a marsala wine). Kids didn't seem to mind though."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Made a reservation and was offered a coupon for joining. Was not allowed to use it since we ordered the printed special from the menu. That would have reduced our $185. food only bill by $7.50 .Won't see the 8 of us again. This was out 4th and last visit."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I disliked the stale, greasy smell that hit me when we walked in the door and only got worse on the basement level where our table was located. There was a hair in the garlic bread AND the fried calamari. Our server forgot people's drink orders, left used plates on the table (which is small already and becomes quickly crowded). I ordered a "Celebration Cake" which is a 3-layer cake iced with cheap tasting butter cream and coconut. Everything about it tastes chemical and off. While the server was cutting the monstrosity she dropped some icing on her shoe. She grabbed MY napkin and cleaned her shoe right in front of me. Several years back the food was decent, the venue seemed cleaner and the service professional."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "There were some hiccups with our order, but they were sorted out. Server was very accommodating. You won't leave hungry."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "They were very understanding regarding the fact that the larger part of the group was running late. They still held our reservation and took care of us as soon as we were ready. The service, and food was very good, the staff was very accommodating. I will always go back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Cheap food, big portion but not tastewisely remarkable."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We went to celebrate a family birthday for ten and we were stuck in bank room but worst part is the waitress announced my visa was declined and she could have been more decreed in fact my card was fine after I called the bank it was their compute system Next time don't embarrass your customers"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Very nice, clean, professional, friendly, classy and my meal was really good- forgot the specific name. The guy who served our table was excellent and he answered all questions- and the portions -WOW!!! My meal was enough for FOUR people!!! You better make reservations because the place gets packed- get the picture!!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Best place to bring your large family. Staff was very nice, friendly and attentive. They added much to our dining experience. We had 6 adults and 6 children. Not an easy group to wait on, but Buca di Beppo was a great experience. And the Pope Room is absolutely perfect for a group this size, especially one with a lot of little kids. Everyone else at the restaurant was celebrating, whooping it up, with kids all around. It was wonderful. We felt right at home."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Have been here many times and love the food. I took my friends who have never been and they loved it! We might make this a place to go for our birthdays."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Excitement to be at Buca di Beppo was overshadowed by the service. Wasn't a big deal when our server first sent less plates than we needed for our salad, but this continued with the entree plates and then the number of wine glasses. He also informed us as we were finishing with our salad, that he'd forgotten to put our order in . . -- this guy was truly having an off night. As usual the food was good and the ambiance excellent."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "After waiting over 36 minutes in the crowded hallway... I had to take deep breaths and start explaining that; I understand that it was a holiday/special occasion night, but me and my party of 6 should not have been waiting after watching 10 different groups be seated that did NOT have reservations! Waitstaff was sarcastic and they had a photographer there that only took photos of certain "ethnicities" (we all noticed). I will probably not ever go back there because I know a racially bias restaurant when I've been in one. But on a decent note, the food was ok. nothing my ten yr old couldn't pull off with lots of cheese and sauce. Big wine selection."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Energetic atmosphere !!! We all had family style portions and shared...lots of food"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Super place for larger groups, celebrations, very kid friendly. Food is great, apple feta salad was delish!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "If you can get past the ugly "decorations" (seriously, the Pope's head in a clear box in the center of a table???) the restaurant is a good value. Plenty of food served in large portions that are sized with the attention to share."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great food and service. There was a small mixup in our order but the delayed item was struck from our bill. Only thing that irritated me is that my wife's pasta dish arrived with sauce dripping from the bottom of the bowl all over our table with a second waiter chasing it from the kitchen trying to wipe it all off but failing before it arrived. It was odd. I also prefer bread served hot with a crunchy rather than chewy crust but you can't have everything. The entrees were delicious!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I went here for dinner with my wife and two kids (with reservation) and the food was excellent, all the food came in a great size for share and reasonable prices. I really recommend this place for groups and families. The server was "muy amble" and he speak spanish. Easy for me to ask and choice my plate."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Everything was great. Food was delicious and service was prompt. No complaints."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I called to be 15 mins late due to traffic & parking problem. My daughter arrived on time but could not find reservation? Then they could not transfer or keep her bar tab to go with our lunch? Food was great as usual but service a little bit on the slow side. Finally, I had to defend myself why as a birthday boy I should also have their bday brownie sundae. I was told no since I have no coupon sent to emailed members which I said I should be in their system or the list Open Table reservation had the remarks about my bday. They did give the dessert after a long while so my wife packed it to go since we need to go anyway. So the birthday luncheon could have been smoother."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food, the quantity served and the look/feel of the restaurant made me feel like I was eating in Little Italy in New York and the North End in Boston. It was well worth the trip!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Good place for large, informal groups and celebrations. Meals are served family style. Food good, prices reasonable. We had a table of 14. The downside was that there was another table of 12-14 in same small room and the noise level at times was extreme. So the atmosphere was lively, but can get uncomfortably loud. No music was playing or if it was, it could not be heard. Overall, a good but very average place."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Typical Buca: large portions and energetic feel. This place is really only good for groups. I went with a friend and although we got the "small" portion, there was still plenty of food left over. I like the food - "comfort Italian food" and the atmosphere is fun, albeit loud."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We had a special bachelorette dinner planned and the servers poor attitude put a damper on the entire evening. We were a group of 8 women ( all in our 30s ) and this guy was only interested in scolding us. A drink was spilled in the cramped table they gave us, despite the room being empty and all this guy wanted was not to be bothered. He kept rolling his eyes and asking " is there anything ELSE" u need , like, don't bother me again cause I just want to go in the back and disappear! We asked for coffee and he said he only had one! Why not make more? I will never frequent them again."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "our server, Bre, was fantastic. I am disappointed with the policy that 50% of the party has to be present in order to be seated. I made reservations for 5:30, arrived 15 minutes early, was informed that our table was being set-- I made reservations in advance! changed my reservations to 5:30 before noon on the same day. I could never understand the reason we had to wait for 15 minutes before being seated-- the place was empty! Bre saved the day, though"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great time food was delicious and the place was fun to look at"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We arrived on time and were seated immediately. Restaurant was virtually empty. Ordered the Buca Trio Platter as antipasti and it came to the table only lukewarm. We also had Chicken Limone, Bake Ziti and Chianti Braised Short Ribs. Again, the food came to the table lukewarm. We felt the food was precooked, sauce poured on and warmed before serving making it heavy and not very tasteful. This restaurant is not recommended"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We arrived early for our reservation and were seated promptly. The waiter, Martin was pretty awesome. So awesome I remembered his name. We had a couple drinks sand ordered the penne arrabiata. It was delicious. Martin was attentive but left us alone so he was great. All in all, great evening."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "If good italian food is what your looking for then Buca di Beppo is your spot! I love the authentic flavors and the family style portions are great."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We have frequented Buca a couple of times, and have always loved it! Their food is great, so is the service. Would highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Kids are happy and enjoy the food. Parents are happy. Great place for a family night out."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This restaurant us known for its vibrant atmosphere and fun ambiance, unfortunately, we were seated in the basement in a room by ourselves so it wasn't the fun experience I had hoped for. I will come back, but only if I can be assured I won't be sitting in the basement by myself. I really didn't enjoy my experience this time. They do a better job in San Diego."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "The servers were excellent. We had requested a room on the lower level when making the reservation, then asked for that again when they called to confirm. When we arrived, we were told there were no tabes available on the lower level. The noise level upstairs with all the very large groups makes it impossible for a group of 8-10 hear each other. Everyone agreed after that we will not be returning since it is no fun to be drowned out by all the really large parties. Had nothing to do with the servers...they were great!!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Our Waiter was awesome. Noise level was very high and didn't expect to be that much."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Buca's is awesome for any dining situation. I highly recommend everyone try them at least once!!!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014