Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Buca di Beppo - San Diego

Buca di Beppo - San Diego

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 6192337272x
  • 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: Domingo Ramos
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, 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: 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: G Street
  • Public Transit: San Diego Trolley - Orange Line or Red Line - Gaslamp Quarter stop.

    San Diego Metro transit - bus stop at Market & 6th.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service Friday and Saturday- $20.00 ($15 with validation)

    Paid street, metered parking. Street parking is free after 6pm.

    Public parking at Horton Plaza: free before 9pm with validation.

    Paid public parking (Park It on Market, located on Market & 6th Street)
A word from Buca di Beppo - San Diego
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Buca di Beppo - San Diego reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (40)kid-friendly (23)special occasion (22)great for lunch (10)neighborhood gem (9)romantic (8)fit for foodies (6)hot spot (5)notable wine list (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great ambience for large groups!
    Eric
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We love Buca di Beppo and have been there several times, but don't think of it as a place for a quiet meal. We went on Easter and the food was great, but there was a lot of 'other' activity... photographers taking everyone's picture, etc.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great experience
    SDCouple
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Had a wonderful Easter lunch with the whole family, ranging from age 3 to 69! Our server was excellent! I would suggest that multiple parties with kids should not be seated in the room next to the bar, as the sounds level in that tiny space was extremely high with our one young child and the 4 kids in the party sharing the room with us. Also, the hosts at the entrance were not very friendly, taking the job of seating people more important than greeting guests in a friendly, inviting manner.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Sammy
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Awesome food. Service and atmosphere. Thank you; We will defiantly come back and bring friends!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Reunion Dinner in San Diego 201
    cgfese
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Chose this location for an affordable girlfriend reunion dinner in San Diego April 2014. We wanted to have a great environment with good food and wine to share and be allowed time to talk and laugh. We were most happy to find and enjoy healthy choices of entries on the menu. The Chicken Limone and the Chicken Parm were outstanding. Highly recommend this local gem on 6th in downtown.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    Greatservice
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The resturant it's self was great, but our waiter didn't do very well. The food was great also, will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous experience
    Bobo
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    I really enjoyed the great food and happy atmosphere in Buca di Beppo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A bit disappointed that prices
    dianer21
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    A bit disappointed that prices have gone up more than expected.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    DaniB619
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    So we came here on a Saturday night with a large group of family. The food was delicious, as always. We ordered the apple & gorgonzola salad, spaghetti & meatballs, eggplant parmagiana and the quattro al forno. Everything was very good, considering that this is a chain restaurant. The only issue was the service regarding our drink orders. It took FOREVER to get our drinks every time we needed more, and one of our party was brought the wrong drink, only to have to wait FOREVER yet again for the drink that he actually ordered. Other than that, the service was pretty good and also friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Family Dining
    lookingforfood
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I'm not big on the "let's all share" kind of dining, but Buca does it very well. The portions are huge, prices low, taste good, service very good. We had 9 of us for dinner. The most difficult part of the evening was deciding what to get. Once we all found some common ground the meal was fantastic. All the food was great. We had fun. The service was great. Take some time to notice all of the funky wall coverings. I told my wife we should adopt some of the dining atmosphere at home - Christmas lights hanging on the wall and a bowling pin on a mantle attached to the wall. Priceless.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family night out
    cheysmom
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This is was a special occasion because I was having dinner for the first time with my daughter's, new boyfriend and my niece from Ohio who has never been to a Buca di Beppo. My daughter's boyfriend was excited to dine here because it was his first time as well. The food was delicious, fresh and satisfying!. The mozzarella-caprese appetizer was superb! We had the 4 for $40 meal offer and highly recommend it because you get a well rounded meal for a great price. Our server was not very engaging, seemed to be in a hurry and only starting to become friendly towards the end of the meal when it was time to pay the bill. Needless to say, his tip reflected his service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal and service!
    Dean
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We had reservations for 5:45 and were seated right away. Very good service and great recommendations from our waitress. We went with her recommendations and were very satisfied with our meal. We splurged and ordered the Colossal Brownie Sunday which was great. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    everything was delicious, excellent service and the waiter too
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Karen
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Came here for my birthday dinner, my party of 12 had great service. Great food overall! Only thing I may criticize is the fettuccine alfredo with chicken, not enough sauce so it seemed a little dry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & service
    Buga
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Had a reservation at 4:45 but didn't get seated until 5:05 - 20 minutes later. Other than that the food and service were great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we expected
    Go4it
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    We had been to your restaurant in Anahiem last year and really enjoyed the meal. The gas lamp venue was very disappointing. The meals were not well done. The eggplant parmigiana was overdone and the slice of eggplant encrusted in it was so thin, it was like eating deep fried bread crumbs. The calamari was just as bad. The service was very good and the atmosphere fun, but I would not go back for the food again. Sorry, but very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great start for Girls Nite Out
    Dances4Fun
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    I dined here with a group of 12 ladies for a Girls Nite Out party. The online reservation process was easy and I received a confirmation call. We arrived to find a very friendly staff that showed us to our own private room with a booth just perfect for the size of our group. We ordered 2 large salads, garlic bread with cheese, baked ziti, and fettuccini Alfredo, plus2 bottles house wine. All in all we thought the food was great. The salads were very tasty and the ziti was my favorite pasta. This turned out to be plenty of food for our group and there were even leftovers. Our waiter was very helpful with the ordering process and kept us supplied with water and wine glasses. It was also a great starting place for our night out on the town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have always been fans of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    We have always been fans of Bucas, but this time we found the food to be just ok...not bad, but nothing to write home about.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food great place
    Fern
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    The chicken parmesan was really good! This place is awesome great look and great food you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day
    fatladywhosang
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    food was delicious, good service for a place that was "packed" all there staff acts like robots who are happy all the time!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had my reservation at 9:15,
    yummyinmytummy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had my reservation at 9:15, checked in and was at my table by 9:22!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentine's Day Lunch
    LarryB
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Took my wife out for a Valentine's Day lunch. Hostess was extremely friendly. Food was fantastic. Service was excellent. Totally recommend and will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great times, Great Foods
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I really enjoyed having dinner again at Buca di Beppo. I've dined here many times with family before and the customer service was great. If I had to say anything, I'd say that I enjoyed the Parmesan chicken (I believe...) and the Salmon Pesto. The Ravioli was good but lacked a little bit of flavor. Overall, had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Groups and Kids!!
    Buca
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We had a great time at Buca, we had 12 people in our party and the majority of them being kids and they loved the food!! It was great that we had two waiters for our table which helped speed up the ordering process!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad Planning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Arrived at 7pm on a Saturday and they were all out of Lasagna.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Had a goid time.
    Lynn
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We had a goid experience. Our food came out fast and it was really good. Staff weere very attentive, overall a very nice dinner for my family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Olive
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    This is the third time I have been to bucadibeppo and the food and staff are great! I would come back and bring my family on a special day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Family Food
    Pjmc
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    As always, the food tasted amazing! The portions are very large, as expected and as the price reflects. The choices are great! It would be nice to have the table cleared from the extra plates and glasses, however, to make room for all of the food platters and new dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food selection,service
    Hungry4dinner
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Great food selection,service very good,food was served in a timely manor,will be back for more
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    New year's eve diner. Six friends, four small portions were enough to feed everybody. Huge, delicious chocolate sundae for dessert, all very happy. Good seevice. Strongly recommended for groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real party
    Tasty
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    A New Years tradition was born. 2 families, 10 kids. Delicious food, fun environment.. Thanks buca!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daughter's Birthday
    songstress
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We had a great time at Buca Di Beppo. We started off with the mozzarella garlic bread. 3 of us loved it, 1 was so-so. We ordered the apple-gorgonzola salad, a small spaghetti and meatballs and a small Italian Supreme pizza. There was enough food in each small portion to feed 4. The salad was good, but not great. It was a little bland. The spaghetti was wonderful as was the pizza. My husband had a glass of Chianti, which I tasted. We both thought it was a little vinegary, and not very good. Our waiter, Zoe, was very charming, helpful and honest when advising us about the portion sizes. The decor is humorous and has a warm & cozy feel even though the place is quite large.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian restaurant runs out lasagna
    Frank
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We had to wait well beyond our reservation time (more than 30 mins). It would have been ok if the food experience was worth waiting for. This is a factory food place. And what italian food factory runs out of lasagna and spaghetti? There are way too many italian restaurants to keep this one on my list.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Christmas Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Great place to shake up our families Christmas dinner! This place is awesome, has great food with delicious varieties!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great waiter, too long wait
    char
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Had reservations but it took forever to be seated. Waited an hour and a half to get a table even with reservations . Waiter went out of his way to make sure that our food came fast and we were satisfied when we left. Food was great but will not go to this location on a holiday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Popular locale
    TW41VIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Food was great but without a reservation almost impossible to get into.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for holiday, special events
    Famof5
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We enjoyed our Christmas dinner. The family style dining was perfect for the occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud Groups
    TheCooks
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    The food here was nothing spectacular, but was not nasty either. The amount of food you get for the price was great, but don't go thinking that you will have a quiet dinner! This is an all parties involved type place. Every table was loud as if they where at home and no one else was around. I have no problem returning, but next time I will know what to expect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good for families/ groups-but noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We ordered only chicken and a side of green beans, as we knew the portions were so large. I would have been happy to have much smaller portions and been able to have more variety in the courses. A common problem these days. And they do tell you it's family style. The green beans were fantastic. The chicken did taste very good, but was slightly tough. We ended up taking enough home that we each still had a lunch entree! Our waiter was very gracious but gone a lot. Seemed stretched over too wide an area. Not his fault. I enjoy eating out less and less because restaurants are so loud these days. My friend and I had to lean way in to hear each other talk. I did enjoy the festive decor and the many little eating alcoves.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A wonderful Christmas Eve!
    Lisa
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    What a wonderful way to spend Christmas Eve. We had a fantastic dinner and great service. It put us right in the holiday mood. Highly recommend this Buca!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Fun
    jess
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Brought my sister and brother n law in with or combined 5 kids. Had made reservation on line what a great option! They even called and confirmed the morning of. My only complaint is we asked for a high chair in our reservation our table was ready but no high chair we had to ask twice took over ten minutes to get one. Service was all right didn't refill drinks but that is just a pet peeve of mine, but also forgot it was my sister n laws birthday which was in my reservation told to the hostess then told to the waiter. FOOD WAS WONDERFUL!!! And very kid Crowley
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.