theres not a lot of places I come back to as much as buca. Go for good food and great time. Not enough parking but I mean thats typical Palo Alto.
8/5/2012 12:00:00 AM
We booked this restaurant
We booked this restaurant for Easter as a fun, more affordable alternative to brunch. We were a bit scared as many of theYelp reviews were quite negative, but our experience was great for our party of thirteen. Good food. Excellent service in a kitsch setting.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great time - enjoyed by all
We were a group of 10 coworkers all traveling on business. We found the food, ambiance and service well matched to the relaxing yet energetic mood. Buca di Beppo was an excellent choice for the evening. Important to put one person in charge of ordering, which worked great for us. Everyone spoke highly of the dinner the next day at the office.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
91st birthday party
We celebrated a 91st birthday party and it was perfect. The birthday girl is Italian and she loved the food and the atmosphere. I would definitely come back for everything. loved the food!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ok, it's a chain restaurant but I have never been disappoiinted at Buca. The food is always great, the ambience fun and vibrant.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for large parties with children. Portion sizes are definitely satisfying!!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Family Style Mother's Day Brunch
We had a wonderful family style Mother's Day brunch at Buca di Beppo. Everyone left with a smile on thier faces and a satisfied appetite. The service was great and the meals were served quickly. The food had great taste and was served at the approprite temperatures. We plan to do some take-out for a graduation party next month from Buca di Beppo.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delighted teenage daughter with surprise bday dinner here. Super staff from out front to waitress and singing waiters. Handled group well, although recommend early eve, as we were tightly packed by 8 when we left. Large portions, lots of take home. Loved the gorg-apple salad. Extremely cute decor with wine bottles on ceiling.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food we ordered especially
The food we ordered especially the prosciutto stuffed chicken was the best of everything on our table , chopped antipasto salad, large bowl of spaghetti with meatballs and calamari as an appetizer.
All the food tasted great... needed to take so much leftovers back home. Remember to bring your appetite with you when dining at Buccas. The food is so satisfying you may not have room for dessert. Great restaurant for groups of 6 or more...
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for family dinner w/kids
We went there after my daughter's dance recital and had a great time. We had a reservation and were seated right away, which I really appreciated with kids on a Saturday night. The kids were keyed up and the noisy atmosphere was perfect. I felt like I could relax and enjoy myself without worrying a lot about trying to keep the kids on whisper-quiet best behavior. My kids generally have fantastic restaurant behavior, but it was nice that there were several tables around us with people laughing and talking and toasting and generally having a good time.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kid-friendly --it's noisy
Kid-friendly --it's noisy enough that the kid's noise does not matter.
Food is good and overall it's a fun place.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, and a lot of it,
Good food, and a lot of it, served family style - we usually take leftovers home even when we try to only order a couple things. Salads frequently have too much dressing, but pastas make up for it. Spotty service, can be loud, but if you're not in a hurry and want to hang out over good food, this is a good place for it.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
huge portions of food,.
Went here for a casual dinner with my wife and was quite impressed with the huge size of everything I ordered. Couldn't get to finish even the half of the two pastas so I chose to box up the remaining food. Would recommend this place for a big group - in fact an average dining group there was at least five people! Overall food was quite good, and I especially loved linguine frutti di mare.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food at the Palo Alto, California Restaurant.
7/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
It's somewhat crowded. Also,
It's somewhat crowded. Also, although the food is good, main courses are served without sides. For example, chicken parmisan comes with the chicken parmisan alone without potatoes or vegetables.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food at Buca Palo Alto
I always enjoy the good quality food at Buca Restaurant in Palo Alto, California.
7/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyed our dinner
We have dined at Buca often with the family and always have had a good experience both with the food and service. I like being able to order the small sized portions, this way everyone can share and we can order more of a variety. The atmosphere is definitely festive, can be very loud depending on what room your are in, good if you have kids. As for the food, we always order the ravioli and peperoni pizza and then try something new. We have never been disappointed.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food at Buca Restaurant
I like the good quality food at Buca Restaurant in Palo Alto, California.
7/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Reminds me of Grandma's house
We like it - reminds me of the Italian family dinners we had when I was a child. Love the old photos on the walls. Food is good and plentiful - always have leftovers for the next day.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for big party
I go there small group most of the time, but this place is great for big group. Entry potions are huge. Nice for BD party, too.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will go far for Buca Di Beppo
This is not a neighborhood restaurant for us. We travel 30 miles to dine there. We are never disappointed with the food or the service.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Buca is King
Buca di Beppo is a great place to dine weather you want to get romantic with your honey or hang with the family. the portions are huge so be careful when ordering. The cooks are very helpful and honest when trying to feel out what exactly to order. The food gets 5 Stars!!! This is truly traditional tasty Italian food at its best. I suggest that you call for reservations any evening after 5pm.
***** 5 - Stars *****
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent food, excellent hosts and great friends and family, made for a wonderful time
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Palo Alto Buca is an interesting set-up...entering in through the kitchen service isle and have that funky older neighborhood joint feel with empty wine bottle ceiling motif........Service is generally efficient, with servers having good command of the menu. Recommendations are made at appropriate times........ Food is a bit corporate formula with most items in the favlorful and well portioned theme. As an overall comment, food taste profile all pretty well centered in the same segment. The better items interestingly are the supremo combo pizza, prociutto wrapped chicken, baked ziti and cesar salad. It is a good spot coming to every so often for some fares. Have fun.......
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and plenty of it. My adult children have their favorites from many years ago; there are also many new dishes on the menu. Our waiter, DuWann, was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, efficient and checked on us often. He celebrated right along with us.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose Buca for the food, but the overall experience was amazing! Had a quaint, special bday celebration for my husband.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was a little slow. However, the manage really pays attention to that and gave us free dessert in the end. I enjoy the decoration in the restaurant.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the portions!
We had a great antipasto salad that was really fresh and tasty. The penne san remo was good, but what would have made it great was more artichoke hearts and some greens with the pasta. We felt there was definitely not enough artichoke hearts and too much pasta without anything else to add some more flavor.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent like always. The only thing that was not very enjoyable was the service we got that day. While to food was brought on in a really quick manner, other things we not good at all. One of our entrees was forgotten . We had to wait a long time for refills, asked for separate dessert and dinner check didn't get it, gave them a coupon didn't mention in did not work until we reviewed the bill, then trying telling a story that did not seem to be true, eventually accepted coupon when asked to speak to a manager, and finally forgot one of our desserts. If it wasn't for the great food we would not come back, however because of the food we will be back. If we end up with the same waitress however, we will ask for another one
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decent family style food
I gave Buca 4 stars because it meet my expectations for a family and group friendly restaurant. The menus has enough choices to satisfy a variety of needs. Going on this alone I would have given the place a three. However the staff was very nice and helpful. Our waiter had an opinion on the best items and really knew the menus. Nothing worse than waitstaff who says"I haven't really eaten here". Thanks to our waiter for being knowledgable and friendly.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food! Great service!
This place is so cozy, feels like you're having dinner at a family members house. The food is incredible and there's plenty to go around. Definitely recommend the Penne San Remo!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian dining - family style!
Buca de Beppo has really good salads and pasta dishes. Don't be misled by portion sizes; they are "ginormous". Even though the menu says a small dish serves 2-3, the plates were big enough to serve 4 adults with leftovers. i heartily recommend the apple gorganzola salad; YUM! The manicotti and spaghetti/meatball dishes were flavorful and served piping hot. The meatballs were very tender, impressive given each one was bigger than my fist. I will go back to Buca di Beppo. The only 'negative' might be the noise level. We had an early seating, so we missed most of the dinner crowd. By the time we left, the noise level was increasing. If you enjoy a lively boistrous mealtime, though, it's a great place for a family dinner.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good restaurant
This is the first time we have been to the Palo Alto location. We have been to the one in Anaheim twice. Both are similar in a lot of respects. When you first walk in, you walk by the kitchen before you even get to anyone. In Anaheim, you walk through the kitchen when they seat you. Strange at first, but kind of cool. Lots of separate rooms with tables, and interesting things on the walls, both of which we like. .
The food is very, very good. It is family style, which for the most part, I like. If one person wants a little more, they're not just stuck with what was put on their plate, but it can be a problem, if everyone has very dissimilar tastes......PH
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is excellent, and
The food is excellent, and very good value, as we often get coupons. Its great for groups and special occasions
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
Our Host found us a table even thought we were an hour early. Our server Freddie made us feel special and the food was great.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
FAMILY BIRTHDAY GATHERING
Energetic and fun to celebrate an occasion. Service was excellent and the Server was very friendly and accommodating.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had 7 people for a birthday celebration. The food was to be expected but the surprise was the staff. Very friendly and personable. They made the overall experience better. Great job to your team.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredible food! My friends and I really enjoyed the stuffed mushrooms. We couldn't stop talking about them.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a group
so much easier to eat here with a whole group to share a variety of dishes. the kids loved the mac & cheese and caesar salad. we loved our pasta dishes, and getting a reservation for everyone ahead of time was the icing on the cake.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Birthday dinner
We spent my buddy's birthday dinner here and it was awesome... Service and food were good and they even sang happy birthday to my buddy.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
They get it right every time!
I've been to this restaurant and other Buca di Beppo's several times. Each time the staff and the food never lets us down.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Meeting for lunch between So SF and San Jose was difficult until we found this good restaurant in Palo Alto. It's not high-end, but carries a unique Italian ambiance, attentive staff, and a variety of Italian and Amer dishes. We'll be back.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Easy good and good food
I like to go with the family and the decor is great!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good place for kids
Bucatini is a great place for families and college students. Though it is a little expensive, with the coupon it helps offsite the cost.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We frequent this restaurant a few times a year and the service is always very good. This last time, we were told we had to wait 30 + because the party ahead of us weren't finished, so the manager did a good thing and provided my party of 16 some appetizers while we waited and then took care of us right away when we were seated. Dinner was good and my party enjoyed their evening.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food & service, but rushed
I always enjoy going to Buca di Beppo in Palo Alto. The food is great and value priced. The servers are on top of their game. The one downside I have found is that meals tend to be rushed by the staff. Food comes quickly and dishes are suggested to be removed just as quickly. One of the reasons people go to Buca is to enjoy the company of their friends/family, but a rushed event hinders this.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wow, we had the best waiter- Dewayne. He was attentive to our 9 year old and the 8 accompanying adults. I think he smiled the white time- despite our neediness. Will return!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoy going to Buca. The
We enjoy going to Buca. The food is served family style and there is plenty to choose from. The stuffed shells were excellent as was the mini meatball appetizer. We also had the prosciutto stuffed chicken; while good there wasn't much prosciutto. A better choice was the veal saltimbocca which had plenty of prosciutto on top. The restaurant seating is tight so be prepared! But the atmosphere is totally Italian.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Family style at it's best
Buca was perfect for a holiday dinner when traveling.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Thanksgiving Family Dinner
First time going out to dinner for Thanksgiving and it was terrific. The service was friendly, extremely efficient (without being annoying) and attentive. We never had to look for the waitress or wait for anything. The food was delicious and the portions were perfect. I did find the turkey was just a tad dry, but I'm picky. My other family members were fine with it. The mashed potatoes were fantastic and the gravy was quite good. Also the cost of the meal was a great value. My family had never been to the restaurant before and they liked it so much they're planning to go back within a week or two (they live close by) - I live 1.5 hours away, so won't be back as quick.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM