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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
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "When we arrived we thought oh no this isn't going to be good. There was no one in the place. Still we went with it because of good reviews and was led downstairs which revealed a vibrant scene. We had a great waiter and the food was good but $29 for 3 pieces of chicken parm and $10 for a bowl spaghetti seems a lot. Still a good find."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I recommend this place for families. This is not a place to eat alone. They serve hearty and tasty Italian foods. Order the cheesy garlic bread to accompany any entree. The desserts are also worth trying, but be ready to share because they are huge. The service is attentive and friendly. The location is downtown San Francisco, so central to lots of shopping. Parking is limited, so be prepared to pay to park in a lot. The noise level is quiet early in the day, but later in the evening it gets very loud. Almost too loud."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "good food, good location, great service, highly recommended"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food was good; we ordered the chicken marsala and frutti de mare and there was no left. I wish that they have angel hair pasta but it's not a deal breaker. Good for large group."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Had a great time as usual, food terrific as always and the service was pretty good. The one downfall was the noise in the small room when a large party came in. Couldn't hear our own conversation. But we'll be back, just the chance you take."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went to celebrate my daughter's birthday. The servers were very personable which made our dining experience so much more enjoyable. She took the time to make sure all of our needs were met and we had a great time. He food was good also."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Been here before and was greatly disappointed by the food and crappy service. Had to be here due to another event at restaurant and was no looking forward to it. However, Jennifer changed most of it. The food is not special but her great patience, knowledge of products and enthusiasm made the experience much more bearable. Food still needs some work in terms of differentiating it from other similar type establishments."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Historically speaking the décor was filled with history. However, food nothing to brag about. The salmon dish I had for lunch was hard around the edges and dry. The vegetables were good though."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Buca is always a consistently good pick for high quality Italian food at reasonable prices. The family style is perfect for all groups with portions adequate for any hunger level. Don't forget to leave room for some Tiramisu."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I have eaten there before, but prices have gone up way to high."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Since walking into the restaurant I had made reservations for 16 my party was seated right away. Our waiter was respectful punctual and great food was amazing each family order a large entrée which we were all able to share from each others entrée due to the size"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was great and the service was the best. They have created a fun place to go with friends and family. I would definitely go back and enjoy the good food and service. Make sure to bring your wallet if you plan on drinking pretty pricey"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This was the second time I took a friends from my martial arts school and was not disappointed. Reservations were a breeze and they called to verify the reservation.Food was good as usual and we tried a few new one's. Gratuity system has been changed. They now, do not automatically add for large parties and you now tip accordingly to the service you receive. From the time we entered to the time we left, we felt appreciated that we came. Had a great time and will be back"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I took my daughter and five of her friends (all 7th graders) here after spending a fun day in the city at Pier 39, riding RocketBoats, walking on Golden Gate bridge, etc..... Perfect way to end the day with a fun dinner since everyone was so hungry. We had large margherita pizza, large caesar salad, small spaghetti w/ meat balls and small fettuccine Alfredo w/ chicken. Everything was delicious! We even had some spaghetti and fettuccine left over. The atmosphere was really lively and fun! Would highly recommend for groups for birthdays, end of year celebrations, anniversaries, etc. Our waiter was great too. The manager came by also to make sure all was good. And it was!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My daughter took 15 of her friends here for her 18th birthday. They had a blast! Ordered 2 large Caesar Salads, large Baked Rigatone, large Baked Ziti, large Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce and large Shrimp Florentine. All were excellent, and for dessert they had 2 Colossal Brownie Sundaes. Perfect amount of food for 16 with a little left over. Service was great, fun time for all!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Way too pricey for the quality. If I want to pay 30 bucks a person I would much rather have quality Italian Fare from one of San Francisco's many great Italian restaurants in North Beach."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I had the spagetti and meatball. The meatball didn't have much taste. I had to keep adding a bit of salt and pepper. The meatballs were a tad soft. My wife didn't care for the Lagana for as it had to much recotta cheese."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food was good although I expected something more spectacular. We were early for our reservation so we checked in at the front desk, then waited at the bar and had drinks. It was past our reservation time and no one had come to get us so I went to get in again at the front desk. The girl at the front desk didn't seem all that friendly and a tad rude. All and all we had a good time."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We loved the food and service. Gia was our server and she did great. Had fun. Thank you, Gia, for being such an amazing server!!!👍👍👍💋"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Buca Di Beppo has become one of my family's favorite places to celebrate a special occasion! The staff, food and atmosphere make your time there fun and memorable. Chantel helped me set up my daughter's graduation night dinner and Cole was an outstanding waiter! We will be back!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had a great time this past Saturday. My son graduated from SF State and we took our family and friends there to celebrate. The waitress was excellent, very attentive and all our food came out on time and as expected. The family style worked out perfectly and everyone was thrilled with their meal. Being an Italian family, it suited our group perfectly. Parking was close by and it worked out great!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had a group of 8 that we made a online reservation for. We were seated promptly, in the basement! We had just come from an outdoor college commencement, and were chilled to the bone, and then we get to the restaurant, and they seat us in a room that was as cold as it was outside! We asked repeatedly to move, or have the heat turned on, as the A/C was blowing when we got there. No one did anything to accommodate our request to be moved. It was 4pm, and the restaurant was not full. We ate still freezing, and all the waiter could say was "Once more people get here it'll warm up" and then had the nerve to say "I'm not cold!". Very disappointing and I doubt we will be back, which is a shame as it was our "go to" place in the city."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great dinner!! Waiters were excellent. Food was excellent!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Parking? Wow! If you find parking you've won the lottery. The best bet is go to Mission Lot between 4th and 5th. Want Italian food with a huge gathering atmosphere? Great authentic Italian food?!?! Large Portions?!?! 3 Stories of Restaurant to sit down in?! Everyone enjoying themselves and forgetting the rest of the world?! This place is a perfect place for a gathering of large groups and expect it to be lively! No band but the place is jumping!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Went there for lunch at noon on Wed, got seated immediately, restaurant was not full at all. Ordered appetizer and then ordered entrees off the lunch menu when the waitress came back. Appetizers came out, but there was a long gap to get our meals. Asked several times about the entrees, told it was on its way, once waitress said it was "being plated", but still waited awhile. Probably took almost an hour to get our entrees. Ate quickly and asked for the check. Took the check to the waitress because by then we'd been there 90 minutes, I mentioned the slow service and she said I should've told in the beginning we were in a rush and that was their normal serving pace. I was surprised by her attitude, she acted like it was my fault! "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We ordered salmon and broccoli. The salmon was so-so. The broccoli was not fully cooked and tasted blant. I could have done a better job using my I-cook pan and olive oil. The waiter has to be reminded to bring bread and butter, which they charge on my bill as well. I would not go back to this place."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Great food, friendly waiter, fun celebratory atmosphere. All the food was very flavorful and the giant dessert topped it off. Highly recommend for groups of friends and families! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My first time and last. I had better Italian food and the food is quite pricey. $24 for large Caesar salad which only has iceberg lettuce and 10-15 pieces croutons some cheese and can't really taste the dressing. I am not sure if that's how Caesar salad is supposed to be. Quite disappointing for the price. The spaghetti meatball is not too tasty either. The waitress is very friendly."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We had a great time. The menu is very kid-friendly, with pizza, pasta and desserts. But there's lots for adults, the setting is comfortable,and you'll have a great meal and hassle-free time. And there's no hassle about taking home the extreme portions of food that are left over, always a good idea with kids."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This restaurant is great for family style atmosphere. The food is served in large bowls/platters. We love the chicken saltimboca, macaroni rosa and spaghetti with large meatballs. When they say large, they mean it!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I went here last weekend for Mother's Day and the place was great and the food was excellent, however the alcoholic beverages were ridiculously priced. I will come here again just not for the drinks."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "my expierence was horrible! my waiter brought my drink and the cup was dirty. then he never came to check up on my group, we had to ask other servers or personally call him over! after we finished eating (the food was great, large servings) we asked if he could help pack our food, he gave a dirty looked, somewhat mocked me and then walked away with an attitude! order to go! dont deal with sh*ty servers"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was great and although it was busy, it came out quicker than expected! The manager(?) walking around was quick to notice that we had a bride-to-be in our party, congratulated her and was very engaging. She even took our check for us because our waiter wasn't around. We loved her! The same couldn't be said for our server though. Every time he asked us if we needed anything else, he sounded angry. "Now... is there ANYTHING ELSE?" All we did was ask for water (because he never gave us any since we ordered Sangria). He barely checked up on us either. It was more distracting when we noticed that he was very attentive to the other guests, which were all white while our table was all Asian heritage. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had 24 people in our party. Food was out extremely fast. The staff was awesome cleaned away dirty dishes and empty plates to make room as fast as possible. Our family would dine again and recommend to friends."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food, as always, is so excellent, as is the service. Ambiance, lovely - though nearby loud parties were in full swing that night - we almost had to shout to be heard. I just can't say enough about Buca de Beppo. It is our #1 choice for family dinners, celebrations, etc. The pasta dishes are to die for, the calamari - perfection. Waitstaff (and even the photo lady) were very pleasant and efficient. Not to mention the wonderful leftovers we took home. I wish I could afford to go out to dinner more often - Buca would be my top choice. Look no further - run, don't walk, to this San Francisco tradition."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Bucca has always been my favorite Italian restaurant. I love the atmosphere and the variety of food choices and it does not cost an arm and a leg to eat there. Try the Fruiti de Mare if you like seafood and pasta. The sphagetti is also good."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I came here three times- all for birthday parties. The first two times were an amazing experience and since the two parties were very large, the waiters were very patient, the food came fast and delicious. However, the third time was not as good. The lasagna was horrible! You could not even taste the pasta; it was just soggy and disappointing. Also, the waiter was very quiet and spoke quietly. In addition to that, but there was a LARGE party group near us and it was very difficult to hear my friends talk across the table. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I came here to celebrate a birthday for some friends, called ahead of time to make them aware. reservations were set for 7pm, still had to wait 20-30min (I was ok with that, they were busy), ask for a high chair for my toddler which I never got, asked twice someone said they would get one and never got it (ok with that one as well), waited 20 min before someone finally got us our drinks and ordered our appetizer (not ok). Food came out hot, but we had no dinner plates, asked for larger plates which took another 20 min (not ok), one of our pasta dishes ended up cold as we waited. Finally as we watched other people being recognized for their birthdays, we ordered desert, got our check and walked out with not being recognized (not ok)..."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This is a great place for old school birthdays for old school locals . "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This is my 2nd time, the first time was a group dinner, celebrating my brother's b-day. The restaurant is fun and good for group dining! This time it was just me and my colleague, everything was delicious but it was unfortunate, I asked our server if the slice of the chocolate cake can be shared between me and my friend, his response was "NO". When the dessert arrived, the chocolate was "huge", and it can be shared by four or more people. I think our server wanted us to order two desserts, instead of just one. The higher bill, the higher the tip. And IMO, the carpet needs updating and the place smells musty."
    Dined on 4/18/2014