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

Buca di Beppo - San Francisco

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.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: American, Italian, 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: 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.
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Buca di Beppo - San Francisco reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (77)kid-friendly (35)special occasion (31)fit for foodies (20)great for lunch (19)neighborhood gem (15)romantic (8)late-night find (6)great for brunch (5)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (4)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • great local favorite
    lou1234
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    fun, great service, good food, local favorite everytime we're in the city!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JUST O K A Y
    Vivian
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The service was okay and the food was better than expected. But my waiter charged me for something we didn't even order & I realized this when I checked the receipt in the car. That was a low blow
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow and unattentive service
    Theresa
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We were early for dinner reservations and was still seating after our initial reservation time. Seems like the place is always pact and busy so service sometimes get lost.. Very lost. We were seated before the table next to us but their orders were taken before ours. So after waiting awhile for the table then having to wait again for service or even water then lastly to have to wait some more for the food. I could see if the food was exceptional but it really isn't. This place is worth the price in volume. Meaning if you have large groups this is the place for you to hang out if all you want is time to gather and talk and their meals are family style so it's cheaper and enough portions to go around for a group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shhh its great
    Fooood
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I haven't been to Buca and a very long time and forgot how good the zitti is. I almost stuffed myself on the zitti and calamari.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    pmoreno
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Surprisingly the food is really good. very friendly waiter and the energy is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud and Poor Food Quality
    ArtinDC
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Had a recent family event. While I know this is a family restaurant, the food was poor and the proximity of tables and sitting next to others is too close for me. Sorry Buca...no more events are your location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I made a reservation for my mothers birthday. We had a large group of 16. My brother let the wait staff know when he arrived that it was my mothers birthday and a special one because for the first time in 14 years she had all four of her kids with her to celebrate. Everything started out fine with the waitress coming to take our order but then it was all down hill. She said she was bringing bread but it never came. In fact we asked several times and were told various excuses. We finally got our bread half way through dinner. The party next to us was a birthday and the waitstaff came buy with a candelabra and enthusiastically sang the birthday song. After asking 3 times and 30 min after we asked two very annoyed staffers sang to my mom.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wouldn't recommend for late night.
    YummyEatsVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Not a good choice for late night dining. The server had way too many tables and other staff was getting cut. The food was coming out cold because there weren't food runners helping. Not good all around. The server didn't charge us for our apps since they were cold, so they clearly recognized the problems.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • B day dinner
    steveVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We celebrated a b-day dinner at Buca's. The waiter was new and in training with a trainer shadowing. There were some mis-understanding with our food order where the on duty manger had to fix. The blame shall go to the trainer who was supposed to me watching and correcting mistakes made by the new waiter. The food is great. The price of Tequila is out of range, $13.00 a shot for Patron is way to high. The house wine was a great pair with the pasta dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family time!
    Samdaman
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The thing I like about Buca is that they're great for large groups and takes reservations in the heart of the city. It's definitely my go to place for group gatherings and larger celebrations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Made reservations and still had to wait 45 minutes. Hostess told us 15 minutes at check-in and it ended up being 45 minutes until we were seated.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • #werunsf#13.1
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    this definitely helped us to carb up the night before the Nike Women's Half Marathon. Great Service & food. Definitely left with a grocery bag of leftovers!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for birthday celebrations
    Lilone
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My family and I came here for a double birthday celebration. Service was great. Portion sizes are huge! We didn't purchase desert because we already had a cake but staff came out with candles and sang happy birthday to our 2 celebrants. :) Great place for large groups & it's family friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family Style
    FritzWB
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Crowded, noisy, good food, great service. This family style restaurant was great fun and good value. Portions (for sharing) are large.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    Pinkjackie
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Our server was not very attentive. Did not bring the correct drinks ordered, waited ages for starters. Other tables that arrived after us were served by a different waiter & received their orders much quickrr
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOUD
    GumbyVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    it was a typical good visit. only issues was we where sate next to a group of Pre teens out for dinner on their own, well really there parents where there but did not want to sit near them. so lucky us... when sitting groups management should train their people to put similar parties together they put us a group of 25 to 40 yea olds surrounded by families of little kids... think about it people
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect
    sfrob
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This restaurant is a wonderful oasis in the city. Everything is perfect. Go during off hours to avoid a wait!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but not for a wedding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Didn't make my wedding feel special enough. They made a bigger deal for the guy next to us who had a birthday.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Value and Taste
    Violeta
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This was our first time to Buca and we (family of 3) really enjoyed ourselves. The food was not only plentiful, it was actually delicious! And even though I was with two men (almost adult teenager and husband who eat a lot), we still had leftovers that were enough for our dinner the following day. Fun place to go as a family or group. However, parking is questionable on Howard Street (homeless folks surround cars parked in front).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre
    fairwayVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Slow service although restaurant not crowded. Not too clean looking. Bland fairly tasteless food served lukewarm. Would not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    idahomomof4
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our tour bus guide recommended Buca di Beppo and it was fantastic! Would definetly eat there the next time we visit San Franscisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delighted
    sfrob
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I have been to many restaurants here in San Francisco over several decades and this restaurant never fails to please. Everything from your arrival untill you leave is excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Times
    Nadine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a party of 8 Ladies and had a great time. The food was delicious, the server was on it with everything and recommended the right portion size. Thank you :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • How can you go wrong w/ this place
    MikeytodVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Always amazing. food portions are huge but the leftovers and an excellent treat for breakfast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great lunch experience
    TastyBuds
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My family and I have been customers for many years now (since the children were little). Now that they the're all grown and have their own families each one of us continue to dine at Buca Di Beppo. It is "Go to" restaurant since it has been consistent with the quality and taste of their food and customer service which is excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • incredible!
    Scottieup
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    WOW, THIS PLACE IS GREAT! It may seem a little pricy at first but its family style so the portions are big. We got the "4 for $40" deal which coulda feed 6. I took my wife and son here for wife's b-day and it was awsome and more importantly both the wife and kid LIVED IT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consitent Good Value
    JohnKVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Buca is always a consistent good value especially if you have one of their promotions. We used the "Feed 4 For $40" and it was more than enough food. We did add the Brownie Sundae desert which is huge so be forewarned.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for large groups
    OmnicolorVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We chose Buca specifically because they could handle our fifteen person group, and they did not disappoint. Quick service for such a large group, and we were able to site together in a large room.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Almost great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    So the thing that caught my date and I off guard was that we were offered garlic cheese bread to start off and we had visited the restaurant before but were never offered this type of bread we thought the bread was complementary since we weren't ask if we would like an appetizer or anything that would at least hint it was not free because it is a bit ridiculous to pay about $15 for bread that we didn't even like or order ourselves willingly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family style
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Nice place to go in big groups. Definitely noisy not a place for a first date.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Post convention dinner
    PCBear
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We enjoyed a great informal dinner. The restaurant is a short walk from Moscone Center. We made reservations and we're seated immediately upon arrival. All the dishes were hot and tasty. Comfort food to the max. Our server was very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent and easy
    EdwardVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Buca is a chain that provides consistent Italian food at decent prices. I had the lasagna which was ok. Good service and a friendly crowd. I also had a glass of Greystone wine which cost more than the lasagna dinner entrée so watch out for the drink prices. Overall, it was a decent $26 meal (one entrée and one glass of wine), no app or dessert.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as last time
    Live2eat
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I always order the lunch eggplant parmigiana.I started coming here several years ago and was pleasantly surprised by the size and the crispiness of the lunch portion.It was just about the best I have ever tasted.Over the years the size and quality has gone down.This time I had my worst meal ever.The eggplant parmigiana portion was about half its original size.And it was way over fried.The accompanying spaghetti marinara, the pasta was overcooked, definitely not al dente.The reason we were at the restaurant was for a birthday celebration.This had been such a reliable special occasion place.In the future will have to explore other options.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Birthday Dinner!
    cinemaniac91
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I went here on my birthday with a party of 9, and had the best time. Wonderful service throughout, great laughs, and absolutely delicious food! A night I will not soon forget. Thank you Buca di beppo :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Took my daughter for her birthday , we had a great time, service was great, food was ok
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value for a large group
    ljzc
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food is decent, not spectacular but it's made for large groups and big appetites. We celebrated by son's 12th birthday there as he loves pasta. We had the linguine frutti mare which was good except the pasta was a bit mushy, the calamari, caprese appetizer and the veal saltimbocca. The boys were happy so we were happy. Much better than the last year when we splurged and went to Osteria Coppa in San Mateo. Bad service and hair in the app and the pasta entrée my son ordered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for out of town guest
    Gnat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our friends came in from Colorado. This is the perfect place to eat & enjoy good food family style. Love it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LuvbooksVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The caesar salad I had was a bit disappointing this time. It was lacking in flavor but the rest of the meal was fine.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Musty smell and dirty feel
    Dine4fun
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Waitress and waiters were sweating and wiping off their sweat in front customers. Didn't get the food ordered right and was charged for a drink that was ordered. The resturant was not comfortable from the seat to the feel of a cramped hole. The food took way to long to arrive 30-40mins. Waitress checked in only twice really quickly. Check took 20mins and another 10 to get food box. Took the food to feed the homeless. Food was not good at all and had a lot left over. I had invited my cousin who is busting from another country. First time in the US and thought thus would have been an impressing resturant. In the ended embarrassed and mortified. We all left hungry. My party would have been better off at pasta pomadoro. Highly don't recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find for Italian food
    kenmin5VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great food for the prices with the portions being very adequate as posted for two or four people. Although the room we were in was a bit noisy it was fine for a quick dinner
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.