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
  • Aleays good
    Madrosa
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I've always been impressed with this chain. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Of course, amazing food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost great
    Littlelulu1
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We had a get together for a birthday and our party was for 15 originally. We got seated til six of us arrived.. We where short 1... Our food was great but our service was not . Not blaming waiter he did all he could to keep up but was the only one we saw serving 3 parties at almost the same time... Maybe support for his tables would have made a difference I'm glad we ended short a few people cause it probably would have taken longer...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Lulu
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Service was amazing! Our waitress (forgot her name) was awesome
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food; Super Noisy
    EscondidoFoodie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food was great but we had a large group and it was virtually impossible to carry on any conversation. It was so loud we couldn't hear our server. Service was poor - waitress was super friendly but kept forgetting drink orders, food orders, etc. Also bill was incorrect (we were charged for dishes we didn't order). We had to request dessert twice and finally gave up. Check took forever to process.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Mike our waiter is fantastic, very helpful and outstanding customer service. Thanks Mike!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Party Restaurant
    JamesZ
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Had my birthday party for 17 people and they easily accommodated everybody. I preordered the large orders of salad, pasta and pizza so the price was relatively reasonable for that many people. It couldn't of went any better. Everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bucca Birthday
    BuccaBday
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We went to Bucca to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. He had never been to this restaurant and I hadn't been in several years. We had such an amazing experience and the food was brought out in a timely manner. The food was excellent and our waiter made his birthday very special.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun and enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    not a place t talk, the noise level is outrageous, but for a special occasion, birthday, well worth it, but one needs to know it's not cheap, and be careful about ordering,portions are large.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambience, So-So Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The ambiance and service were awesome! Buca di Beppo is really a fun place to be. However...the food left a lot to be desired. We ordered three dishes (Penne San Remo, Baked Ziti, and Salmon Sorrento) and they were all bland...there was nothing notable or particularly delicious about them. If I want a great meal, I can pay a lot less than what we paid at Buca di Beppo for something that's truly delicious. We had a good time, but won't go back just for the food.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Times
    Sandy
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    A very good time was had by all...the waitress was very patient we had seperate checks and some non english speaking guests...We want to give a special shout out to Jessica...who went over and above to make us feel welcome
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Groups
    delasol
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We always come to Buca for group occasions. The food is great, plentiful, price-break is great for groups and the service is great. The pictures on the wall are always a great conversation piece every time I come to this restaurant whether in LA, or SD.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    jsbradbury
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Went with family and friends for my fiancé's birthday dinner. I was able to preorder my meal for the group, which saved a lot of hassle I believe. I appreciated that. Good was good, ambiance was good, we had a really fun time there. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is fun to dine!
    PizzaLover
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    It was the first time I invited my children and my wife to dine at Buca Di Beppo. We enjoyed the friendly environment, the kitchen tour, and more importantly the food we ate. My family and I love the the "Lasagna, the Apple Gorgonzola Salad, the Chicken Glorioso, the Spicy Arrabiatta, and the Tiramsu as our dessert. I definitely invite my family back to dine again Buca Di Beppo to try other dishes.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointment!
    JayP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We went to Buca di peppo expecting great food and service, but was very disapointed. Compared to my other experience with this resturant, I will not be thinking about Buca Di Peppo when I am craving Italian food. Our meatballs were dried and chewy. We ordered bake ziti and they brought out the wrong order. When the back ziti came out, it was not good! I expected better food and better service for the amount of money I paid to dine there. Huge portions, but poor quality.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner was great
    JandJLundy2011
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We were celebrating our son's good report card. Love Buca and their family style!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • POOR SERVICE
    David
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    I had reservation for dinner last Thursday, when we were there, we had to wait more then 10 minutes even there were not many people before we can sit down. The waitress was slow and not supportive. Very bad experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive for basic Italian Fare
    Yanboy
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Portions are plentiful, but should be considering what is charged. Everything is charged per small or large serving with our 2 small bowls (for 2-3) running $18.99 each and a salad for $12.99. Bread should be included, but it was charged 8.99! Family Style serving, but this really drives up the price as you want more than one plate. Our dinner for 3 ran over $70 with no wine or cocktails. This was 2 very basic pasta dishes, a very simple & over dressed Caesar salad and bread. Our waitress was training someone, and he was just a bit too anxious to clear the table and get us going even though it was early and there were very few people there. My suggestion: go to Olive Garden for better variety and a MUCH lower tab!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just a Great Place!
    MzMary1
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Food ,Staff, Ambience Outstanding!! Great portions! Pricey though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • $15 off a combination of two
    Huynhjt
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    My boyfriend and I came in because we've never been before though we've lived in Mira Mesa all out lives. We came in with a reservations and was lead through a little tour of the kitchen and was seated in a big booth near the bar. Service was good. Then my thing about buca was the pasta entree, we got the spicy chicken and the pasta wasn't cooked enough, I like my pasta al dente, but this pasta was undercooked. We also got the eggplant entree which was decent. The portions were definitely too much for two people, getting 2 smalls. Next time if we come back, we'll probably get one small and try the garlic bread. Or just go for dessert or go in big group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad experience..
    Jeff1
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Decided to take my girlfriend out for dinner here for our 5th year anniversary. Made a reservation online for 7pm. Arrived at 6:55 to check in, didn't get seated until 7:30! What's the point of making a reservation at a specific time when you don't get seated AT THAT TIME? Food was ok, although it was way too expensive. You do get a ton of food so I can see how this place is only good for big groups. Can get better Italian food elsewhere for cheaper.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Vince
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Always enjoy eating at Buca. Never had a bad thing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding experience but...
    Arnel
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Our dining experience was outstanding overall except that a couple of our guests found a strand of hair in one of the entrees we ordered. However, the food was great and service, too especially our waitress was accommodating. Her name was Victoria.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avis
    sportsdad
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    This was an expensive meal with fair or slow service. Avis, always looking to improve! Well Buca di Beppo, needs to take a page from Avis! Six people at our table and we all got our first drink at different times. My Strawberry Margarita, tasted more like a Watermelon drink. Another guess had Italian Margarita, neither of us were able to finish our drinks... Two glasses of wine, then was told restaurant had run out of this popular wine. Our food was basically just shoved onto our table. We decided to share dishes so our table was in need of some, creative arranging which was left to us to arrange! We also had to stack up our own dishes in order to make room. Those dishes sat on our table for over ten minutes before they were removed!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed the meal
    Mike
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    As always we enjoyed the meal, but the service was a little slow for a Wednesday evening and the table right next to us was way too loud for us to carry on decent conversations
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to celebrate!
    LovingHubby1
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    We celebrated my wife's 40th birthday here and it turned out perfect! There were 13 of us and we were seated in the "Pope" room. The service from our waiter Mike was excellent! He was funny and very helpful. He even helped me with a surprise for my wife by bringing her s special card (I had dropped off earlier in the day) when the time was right. The food was excellent and I was happy to see the bill since it was not as much as I would have figured for 13 people to eat and LOTS of leftovers!! I'd definitely come back for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fun
    Lizzard
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We had a great time. My son's birthday is on Valentine's day but we don't go out on that day. We decided to celebrate on the 22nd. We invited his grandma, brothers, and some friends. We all had a lot of fun and the food was delicious. The service was great. Our waiter Kyle checked on us often and our food came out soon. We will definitely go back. Fun place to go with a group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy and Slow but we had fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The noise level ant this restaurant is ridiculous. Not the patrons, but the constant screaming of the wait staff for birthdays. The service and food is good, but be prepared to come in for a long dinner, the food takes a long time out of the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The portions were enormous!! My first time there, will not be my last!! Will definatly recommend to others!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for birthdays
    LoriK
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I almost always use Buca for birthday get- togethers because my family is so large. Food is always consistently tasty, staff is very accomodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Busy, Busy Place!
    JandY
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We went here for a family gathering and found the place to be very busy and over the top loud. Food was good, nothing special, but our waiter appeared to be over worked and seemed bothered with our large group. We had to ask repeatedly for drinks and when we did he often forgot to bring them back. I don't think we would come back to this place, at least this location. We have been to the same place in different cities and found them to be much better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service was good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Food and service was good. Slow getting the food is only complaint
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome experience
    beeromantic
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Loved the atmosphere...very friendly staff...they gave us a tour of the kitchen which was really unexpected..definitely would go back and have a dinner seat for me and my girlfriend in the kitchen
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for big group or a big family
    SS2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The taste and ambience was okay. It was noisy and with tables close to each other. The biggest problem was the food and it's pice. Each dish is for a group of 3-4 and there were no smaller portions. Olive Garden has better ambience, taste and portion size. This was the first time I went to this restaurant and this would be the last.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little to expencive
    Bucadiner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I understand that this is a great and fun place to, It really is. We had such a good time. However, for pasta, chicken, salad and a couple of appetizers, we didn't expect our bill to be $200 for six people, one of them being a five year old and another being a vegetarian who didn't really eat all that much ;) It was a lot of fun and I'm sure I'll go back again but it's just Italian food, what's up with the prices?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Deni
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Brought 3 friends to dinner and the four of us ordered the portions for two. Enjoyed the Buca salad. Light dressing. The veal was tender with a caper/lemon sauce. We got the spinach stuffed shells and they were a great compliment to the veal. We ordered the dessert plate with tiramisu, cheesecake, Italian cake and a decadent chocolate. We ate our fill, took it home, ate some more and still have leftovers! We'll be coming back here soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Doggie Bag Disaster
    pizzalover
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Loved the Margherita pizza and after splitting a delicious salad with hubby I was happy to have leftover pizza to take home, but the waitress packed it so sloppy with the topping against the crust it would have been ruin for the way I like to reheat it (in toaster oven) if I had not checked tha packing. I would have preferred to get the "to go" box and packed it myself. Everything else was fine...a bit noisy, but parents need somewhere to get out with their little ones, I guess. Next time I will keep my hands on my leftover pizza and just ask for the "to go" box. =)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our service was not up to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Our service was not up to par. We had to ask for things that should have been automatically brought to us like bread, butter, sugar for coffee, water, coffee refills. The food could have been served hotter. Suspect our waiter did not pick up the order right away when it was ready.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always fun
    notgourmetreviewer
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Buca is always a good casual place for Italian food. The food is good, basic Italian, the family-style portions ensure that no one goes hungry, and there always seems to be a coupon or special offer that makes it an even better bargain. Perfect Open Table restaurant because without a reservation it can be a long wait.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence all the way around!
    WhatsThatSound
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We arrived (wiith reservation) and the lobby was packed, we were seated in less then a minute, huge portions, tasty food, excellent attentive wait staff, this is why the lobby was packed. Your missing the boat if you pass up on Buca...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday
    nana
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    three of us celebrated my guys birthday--lots of great food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic