Buca's the Best
We were celebrating a recent MBA graduation. The service was outstanding. I don't remember our servers name, but he had an Irish accent. He was very, very attentive.
Thank you for contributing to a special evening.
3/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were first seated close
We were first seated close to the kitchen which was very noisy. We asked to be moved, and the waitress was very friendly & accommodating to do that. Everything we ordered was outstanding--lasagne & a crab, shrimp, mussel pasta dish.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was my second time at a Buca di Beppo and the first time at this location. The service was amazing and the food was great. We ordered the Mixed Green Salad with gorgonzola cheese and prosciutto and it was the best salad I've ever had. We also ordered Chicken Carbonara and White Sangria to go with our dinner. The White Sangria was just OK nothing special but the dessert made up for it. Overall, I would go again.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed our time a lot
My family and I went to your restaurant on May 10th for my birthday party. It was our first time there. Everyone had a great time and commented on how good the food was. We very much enjoyed the ambiance created by all the authentic photos, etc. We look forward to coming back again soon. PS: Our server (a pregnant young lady) went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. We couldn't have asked for a more dedicated server. Thanks again! Sean O'Donnell and Family
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food with "typical" issue
We made a reservation, made it on time, yet still had to wait for 30 minutes with other people, some of them without reservation. Worse, some of these without reservation but had similar party size got the table ahead of us. This made me wonder what's the point for a reservation. Fortunately, the food was good as usual for Bucca's standard.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this place, and it's
We love this place, and it's so fun for a group dinner.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Being Mother's Day, it was understandable that the food took longer than normal to get to us. But it was an enjoyable dinner.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
all food was good and tasty. All the staff was good and willing to help with all of are needs. very good food.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for a special occasion
Birthday party for a 6 year old a big hit. Plenty of choices, lots of food, great service.
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Servers were excellent
Had my Birthday lunch with a group of friends, server did so great in keeping up with our many requests always smiling and very knowlegable of menu items offered.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server who usually works in the bar took on our rowdy pope table group and did a great job!!! She played along with our jokes and just made it a fun experience! It was my older daughters bday and my younger daughter's boyfriends last night in the states (he lives in London) so this was a great place to celebrate both!
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The eggplant parmesan is the best to be found! The apple gorgonzola salad is amazing! Buca is a nice treat, especially if you have a $10 coupon, and there is always enough food left over for a second meal.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I have recently transferred to California from Ohio and it has been difficult for us to find a regular place to dine comfortably.
Chris our server is an outstanding representative for such a fine establishment. He was very attentive to our needs and frequently stop back to see how we were enjoying our dinner (unlike the other establishments we have encounter in this new State for us). We are quite pleased to finally have found a comfortable and caring restaurant to serve our needs. We will definitely tell all that we meet when asked for a recommendation of where they should dine. Thank you.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian food around
We sat in the kitchen for the first time. We had a blast. The food was excellent. Our server was friendly and very helpful. He helped us order just the right amount of food for the 6 of us.
Our entire dinner was absolutely fabulous.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday Celebration at Buca
We went to Buca di Beppo in Carlsbad to celebrate my wife's birthday last Saturday night (7/13). We had a reservation and our table was ready for us (me, my wife, and 2 adult kids) when we arrived. We were greeted by Jacob (our server) just after we sat down and he took our drink and appetizer orders. The drinks, appetizers, and diners were great and Jacob was very attentive and funny. When we finished our meal (there were plenty of leftovers), Jacob delivered a huge chocolate sundae for my wife and offered to gather the troops to sing "Happy Birthday" (which my wife politely declined). All in all, it was a fun time at Buca, which is rapidly becoming my wife's favorite restaurant for birthdays and family gatherings.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
It had been awhile since my last visit. The first dish we ordered was "the antipasta". Of course it was wonderful. Followed by a mix seafood pasta and a mild spicy sausage pasta dish that was amazing. My guest and I were able to have good conversation and be served in a timely manner. Our servers were wonderful. I wish I could remember their names.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our food was delicious. Our
Our food was delicious. Our service was amazing. And the ambiance was fun and welcoming! We loved it!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food & service
We just came back home after 4 years stationed overseas. Nothing has changed. It is great food and excellent service
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hugh portions with great service.
Buca dePeppo is well known for large portions, which for many results with a minimum of an additional meal for the next one or two days. The food is very good and full of flavor. The restaurant is specifically built for large groups with over sized booths and tables. There is a very attractive bar on the first floor with bar stools and tables, and at least two TV's.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place for large Party Groups
If you are celebrating a birthday or other special day with a large group, then this is the place. No one will leave hungry. Kids can make some noise, but get everyone is having a good time. Staff pays attention, and go the extra mile to take care of large groups.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and Fun
Great food 5 family members went on the 4 for 40 and we ordered one more large meal more food that we could eat took home 4 meals
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service is awesome.
The food and service is awesome. You will always have a lot to bring home!! I celebrated my 24th birthday. It's fun to let them know about your birthdays so they can help you celebrate.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great family style portions. Come hungry because you will want to try a little bit of everything.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been having our networking group meetings at Buca for over a year. They put us off corner were we are not disturbed. The biggest plus has been that they have added more items to the lunch menu.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Starts a conversation.
Between the decor and the family eating style, conversations were easily started. Friendly ambiance and good food. Not great for single diners or non- sharers.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food! But extremeunderstaffed
Went at noon with reservations. Only one greeter and took 20 min to get to us and take us to our seats.
Food was great but again one waitress to wait on three areas. Not her fault but things went very slow and she seemed a bit confused.
Would still go back.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great ambience
Great food and great ambience for large groups and for special occasions! Only drawback was that our reservations were for 4:00 and we were not seated until about 4:20! Other than that it was a very good experience!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always enjoy eating at Buca. Food is great, the atmosphere is great and never had bad service.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to eat. Food was fantastic and service was fast .
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saturday was my first time there for dinner.The food was outstanding,service was very good.There were a lot of kids that evening so it was a little loud but overall had a great time and will be coming back
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
amazing food,great service!no bday
we made sure to bring my coupon that I received in my email for 15 percent off entire purchase for one table.I understand that it is one coupon per table however it was my family and they wanted separate checks and it looks like they could not apply the 15 percent off coupon to each of our checks.also we notified them that it was my birthday and it used to be that they would bring a small piece of birthday cake but now its only a candelabra.they mentioned that I was supposed to get an email with a coupon for a free birthday dessert however if I brought that coupon I wouldn't be able to use the 15 percent off coupon for my family which I felt was more important then getting a dessert.that was the only thing I felt was unsatisfactory.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We recently went to Buca di
We recently went to Buca di Beppo for Thanksgiving dinner...only complaint was the dinner came out as our cocktails were served!!!
Felt very rushed. Food very good. Some VERY noisy parties nearby, so we couldn't hear what someone in our party was saying 2 people away!!!!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surprisingly great on Thanksgiving
Buca wasn't at the top of my mind when I was searching for restaurants that were open on Thanksgiving, but I found that it was open through OpenTable. My family all met up from out of town and it was a great environment with great service and a surprisingly good Thanksgiving special that included turkey, cranberry sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes, and gravy. We ordered the traditional Buca pasta and pizza and tiramisu and it complimented everything well. I will definitely keep this place in mind on the next holiday we dine out.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanksgiving at Buca's
Since we would be celebrating Turkey dinner with the family on Friday, we opted for Buca for Thanksgiving Day. We had the Artichoke Dip Appetizer followed by the Salmon with Rosemary Potatoes. The food was excellent and the salmon was cooked to perfection. The only minor issue was the servers bringing out the food went to the wrong tables with both our appetizer and entree. We hadn't ever have that happen before. But once it arrived, it was great.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM