Buca di Beppo - Mira Mesa
Buca di Beppo - Mira Mesa

Buca di Beppo - Mira Mesa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 8585362822x
  • 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: Antonio Pimentel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, 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: Mira Mesa Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Buca di Beppo - Mira Mesa
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 - Mira Mesa reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (60)special occasion (48)kid-friendly (41)great for lunch (25)fit for foodies (17)romantic (15)neighborhood gem (15)hot spot (9)great for brunch (7)scenic view (4)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • Atmosphere is nice, but very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/3/2011
    Atmosphere is nice, but very loud. Takes a lot of effort to have a discussion at the table. Parking is a huge challenge. Servers and bus boys are very friendly and helpful. Their friendliness offset the aggravation of the parking hassle and irritating noise level.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went with a large group for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/31/2011
    Went with a large group for lunch and everything was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was great, great service,
    nana
    Dined on 5/29/2011
    Food was great, great service, a little too much noise, but we had a great time
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good restaurant... However
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/25/2011
    Good restaurant... However somehow that particular day, things were not going right.. 1. Started on a wrong... the table was too tight for eight people ... very deep corner, right next to some cleaning room, i guess.. no other people in that section (had made reservations for 9).. 2. Was a birthday party (had written in notes). Had to tell the restaurant people 3 times for a birthday song for my friend.. didnt seem very excited..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was just perfect,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/19/2011
    Everything was just perfect, the decor, to the food, & the service. It was exquisite. My wife & I will be comming back for more. thanks,.Rudy & muni Rivera
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • never got house bread had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2011
    never got house bread had to ask the waitress several time and she wanted us to order the menu bread. Ordered 4 big size portions of food and she said That's it ! This was a party for my 12 year old daughter and I felt that this was definitely the right amount for her and her friends. Next time we will pick a different waitress.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This wasn't our first time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/10/2011
    This wasn't our first time at Buca di Beppo. This is a great eclectic place to get good food served family style. It is always enjoyable. Id say it is similar to The Olive Garden but I like the food at Buca better. This is a family restaurant not a foodie restaurant. Reservations are a good idea here as the wait to get a table can be 45 minutes to an hour on any given day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food - kind & friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    Excellent food - kind & friendly & helpful service -- very pleasant experience -- oh yes & plenty to eat!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good but we had to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    Food was good but we had to wait to be seated, despite our reservation, and service was slow.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seated 20 minutes before our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    Seated 20 minutes before our reservation which was quite unexpected. Please bring back penne cardinale!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a Wonderful time! I took
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/5/2011
    Had a Wonderful time! I took home our leftovers and have been eating Bucca for 3 days now.... Yum Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent overall the only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/1/2011
    excellent overall the only thing that was poor was the photographer going to tables offering a "free" photo then returning with a tiny pic trying to sell a better pic. this was in poor taste especially after being told the pic was to be complimentry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/30/2011
    Food was very good and the family style was fun but too noisy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went there to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/30/2011
    We went there to celebrate our daughter's Sweet Sixteen.She and 13 of her friends had a blast. We pre-planned what to order as we did not need 14 teenagers choosing food! The food was very good, and the atmosphere was very energetic. I would highly recommend Buca Di Beppo to my friends. The noise level was a bit high, but since we were upstairs with lots of parties,I guess that would be expected.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good. Not too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2011
    Food was very good. Not too fond about the atmosphere. Just a very noisy place with lots of screaming kids.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was fast for food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/23/2011
    Service was fast for food - no so much on the wine / beer. It would have been nice to get it with the appetizers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/13/2011
    Food was very good. Service was fast .. very nice place to eat with friends or significant other.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun for the kids...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/10/2011
    Food was fantastic. The chicken carbonal (?) was creamy and soooo delicious. It was a family-style restaurant where the kids could be themselves and have a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Crazy, frenetic and fun.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/1/2011
    Crazy, frenetic and fun. A good place for families and kids. The food is large portioned and can be a bit pricey, as a result, so bring a big appetite and a willingness to share and you'll enjoy the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was great, but unfortunate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/19/2011
    The food was great, but unfortunately, the service was terrible. Our server just "disappeared" for a while. It took 45 minutes to get our appetizer, which we almost then canceled because we were concerned that it would overlap with our entrees. We also ordered wine, which was also delivered late.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaruant is awesome.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/19/2011
    This restaruant is awesome. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere made for a great dining experience. However, our waiter agrued with us over what we had ordered. It was a bit disturbing. I would recommend this place to everybody and jsut hope that you don't get the waiter we had! We were celebrating two birthday's and when we told our waiter I don't even think he heard us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/16/2011
    Excellent food and service. Their carafe of Sangria was wonderful. Of course, the atmosphere is over the top. We ordered the ice cream sundae in the GIANT Margarita glass for dessert. There were seven in our party and we couldn't eat it all. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my first time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/13/2011
    This was my first time at this establishment and it was not at all what I expected. I expected more of an Olive Garden atmosphere. Was I in for a surprise. The ambiance was energetic, the trip through the kitchen and seeing a family at the kitchen table was something I'll be reserving when I return. The decor was great as well. Everywhere you turned there was something of interest to observe. GREAT PLACE!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was very good till
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/5/2011
    Service was very good till a big party came into our section then it started to slow down.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was great. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/4/2011
    Everything was great. The online reservation is a great feature and worked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Favorite Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/2/2011
    We will go here every year from now on... great food at a reasonable price and a nice atmosphere. Great pizza and tasty pasta. The pasta was fresh. A cozy atmosphere or a party atmosphere, depending on where you want to be seated. Very friendly and all the wait staff are sincerely nice. Great selection of appetizers - my favorite was the Bruchetta. I never had the Chopped Antipasto Salad - easier to eat than the traditional antipasto. We will be back with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's a fun place to go. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2011
    It's a fun place to go. The serving sizes are HUGE.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was fantastic! Each
    Oside1
    Dined on 2/26/2011
    The food was fantastic! Each plate is fit for two and it is well worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a wonderful dinner catching
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/26/2011
    Had a wonderful dinner catching up with friends. It was a little noisy for conversation, but we had a great meal and a fun time. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Online reservations: I'm sold!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/18/2011
    We were running late and so was the rest of our party. They had no problem holding the table 45 minutes after our time! Wow, the kitchen table should come with ear plugs! Still, a very memorable evening! Thanks to my experience, I will definately return to Buca and Opentable!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OUr overall expierence is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/15/2011
    OUr overall expierence is we were served with a smile. And we were acknowledged by any employee as we were leaving. Great place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was really romantic for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    It was really romantic for Valentine's Day and my date said it happened to be her favorite restaurant and she doesn't get to go there often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wife and I had a nice Valentine's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Wife and I had a nice Valentine's day dinner...would go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but the second
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Great food but the second time in a row with less than great service. Main course instead of arriving together arrived signicicantly apart....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for huge portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Great place for huge portions and decent food. But, they do try and rush you in and out and that was slightly annoying.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were disappointed with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    We were disappointed with our experience when we were in on Valentine's Day. I feel like it is not the same Buca di Beppo it used to be. Things seem to be very different since Planet Hollywood has taken over. They no longer have the wonderful garlic bread they use to have amongst other things. The prices seem much higher also. We use to love Buca once upon a time. My husband expressed to me that he is no longer interested in returning to the restaurant. :-(
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My kids and I love Buca!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    My kids and I love Buca! It's our "go to" place for all our special occasions. The food is consistently good, and there's always leftovers to enjoy again the next day. The wait staff is friendly and happy to serve you. The best part is the $10 off of $20 coupons!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Pizza! Work On The Pasta.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Margarita Pizza is top notch. However, my arribiatta pasta with sausage was over seasoned ( and I like spicy) and pasta was dried out. The place was not even busy. This was a valentines day Monday lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food not for small parties
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/13/2011
    It was a nice experience. Was disapointed in the face that dishes don't come with a side item. Great for a big family type dinner but not for small parties. Prices are a little high but over all good.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Buca, it is our "go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/13/2011
    We love Buca, it is our "go to" place to celebrate different occasions. I must admit the food tasted better on this visit...
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet