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About Permanently Closed - Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
This restaurant is permanently closed.
Bucca di Beppo in Santa Monica is a restaurant in California that specializes in serving authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant features family style dishes to be shared by the entire table served in a vintage setting.
Bucca di Beppo in Santa Monica serves lunch and dinner daily and features a main dinner menu as well as a separate gluten free menu. The main menu at the restaurant includes appetizers, salads, pastas, entr�es and sides. Featured entr�es served at Bucca di Beppo in Santa Monica include salmon Sorrento, eggplant parmigiana, penne San Remo, chicken carbonara, chicken and sausage ziti, fettuccine supremo, beppo�s soffici cusini and shrimp Florentine.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Italian, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Broadway & Santa Monica
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Across the street from the restaurant is parking structure #6.
Blue Bus - Ocean Avenue and Santa Monica stop.
Private Party Facilities:
From Buca's delicious, Italian cuisine to the fun and festive atmosphere, we know how to have a good time! Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. We can accommodate any event or budget, from business occasions to casual family affairs.
Private Party Contact:
Gabriella Flores: (310) 587-2782
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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.
Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
We had 2 entrees. Spicy chicken/pasta arrived cold. Worse, it was poorly cooked, nowhere near al dante. Server replaced it. Warmer version, but still undercooked. Cheesy bread is a complete rip off at $12. I can see why Buca di Beppo is in dire straits. Glad I don't own one.
I've been to many Buca Di Beppo's before and I must say I was truly impressed with this location. Food was on point and delivered in a timely manner. The ambience was quit extraordinary as I was seated in a variation of surroundings. Not to mention the wine list was very class A, although, more variation as far as by the glass would've been nice. The service I experienced was impeccable due to the fact that the staff was more than willing to assist me and grab my whatever I needed if my server wasn't able to or forgot something.
What irked me the most was the fact that they called after leaving and accused me of taking the restaurant copy of the receipt. I never take receipts and even if I accidentally did, the caller should have been more reserved about her accusation or just simply say they lost the copy. Not sure if it was upper management that called me or the waitress but whoever that was will need to talk to customers with a tad bit more respect if they are calling to receive a tip.
We've eaten at Buca several times and each time the food is delicious, the wait staff are courteous and helpful; we will go there again. This time we had a party of 6; we have visited Buca with a party of 14 including children and received same great service.
Would like to come back. I left few tip because waiter forget us some times and others did not pay attention to us. I am afraid to come back and be served by him because he did not deserved so much tip because of that, but in the case I return I be assisted by him and do something to my drink/foods and I want to come back. What can you offer me to do_
Hadn't been there in maybe a year. Eggplant parmigiana is lightly breaded and cheesed, crisp, and the sauce if loaded with fresh tomato chunks. Chicken limone tasty and tender. Lunch entrée plates are satisfying and good value. Hostess and server made the meal even more enjoyable.
We just love the atmosphere at Buca. It's fun, relaxing and always creates a happy belly. What I loved this time was that as we were ushered to the Chef's table we were given a quick little tour. Others passing us also got a glimpse into the kitchen and it's magic. What fun!
Oh, and of course we ordered extra to take home - wouldn't you?
We had 14 people, some from out of town, and Buco Di Beppo was perfect. They are made for big groups and add GREAT food and perfect ambiance. We loved the family style food, it was easy for me, the hostess, and everybody had a remarkable time. We are SO coming back.
Our reservation was for 12 - which we were told was too small for the Pope Room. We were seated at a very cramped table - one side being a bench that trapped the person who slid in first behind five other people. We then saw there was actually a smaller group using the Pope Room. The stuffed chicken was incredible!
it all starts with the people . your staff was the best I have been around in a long time!!
sara is great what a treat to be served by somebody who left their attitude at home
the food was delicious the waiting time was acceptable as I said it was something I will look forward to
in the future
Our party of five included 2 first timers to the restaurant, and the first time for all of us at the Santa Monica location. We met for a birthday celebration and everyone had a great time. Great food, great company and high energy. Our entrees were initially served cold and without hesitation upon request, new, piping hot entrees were prepared and served. The food was delicious and we all agreed we would definitely return.
We had to change places on short notice for our wedding dinner. The folks here were amazing and so accomodating. The food was great, the service outstanding, and it was so smooth. The noise was a little loud and we could not do our toast, but the rest of the evening was outstanding. I would totally recommend them.
We are not chain restaurant goers. Small regional chains like WoodRanch, yes! National chains like Olive Garden, no! So our fondness for Buca di Beppo is surprising. Especially when one is married to an Italian who loves to cook. We don't go often because the nearest one to our home city is 150 miles.
The antipasto salad is always the perfect starter along with garlic bread. I had never been fond of Chicken Parmigiana, but it has now become a favorite at Buca. The Penne alla Vodka was a negotiated choice among 5 of us with differing tastes, but there was not a speck left a the end of the evening. The waiter's suggestion of an Argentinian Malbec was perfect. One of the best reds under $40 we have ever had.
When we arrived, we were asked if we wanted to sit at the VIP Kitchen Table. We were promptly greeted by serving staff, and had the pleasure of watching some of our food being cooked. The food was tasty and cooked to perfection. Delicious. A great experience.
I loved Bucca. I've always heard awesome reviews but never got a chance to go until a few days ago. Everything was amazing, from the food, to the waiters who waited on our group hand and foot with smiles on their faces and even the vibe. Overall, we had a awesome time and my family/friends and I will definitely be back.
Everything we had was very good and the service was attentive and friendly. Got in right away even though we were a little early. The cheese bread and Caesar salad were great starters. One of each for three, there is plenty of food to share. Believe them when they tell you that. We only ordered two entrees also and we still took some home. The baked ziti and Lasagna were both very good.
This was my wife's and I first time actually attending this restaurant. Let's make this short... At first our waiter was very attentive with us. He took our drink order and brought out our appetizer very quickly. That soon changed after a party of around 9 guest showed up. He completely forgot about us, literally. After we called him over to order our food, he apologized and said he was truly sorry. Fine, I understand things can get crazy with a big party. Sadly it happened again. We ordered a pasta dish and a side dish. Took more than 35min to get our food . didn't even get my cup of soup
Seems like he was more interested in the big party knowing the reward was going to be greater. Totally killed the night.
Went to the Santa Monica Bucca di Beppo for valentines day and I was very pleased. The waiter was very friendly and was always checking If we needed anything. Good was brought out in a timely manner and it was delicious! I wish I had room for desert! I will definitely come back.
My fiancee booked this particular Buca for her friend's Bridal shower and only had good things to say..here is a tidbit: The wait staff was extremely accommodating, although we were a large group we asked if we could squish into the Pope room which they allowed! This gave us extra privacy for our party and allowed us to all look at and speak with each other. Benny, our waiter that night was extremely high spirited, fun and on task! We could not ask for a more efficient server! Above all I would say that HE made the night. Sure, Buca tends to be one of your run of the mill, neighborhood italian go-to spots but if you want to have a no stress, low cost, private party...this is the way to go!
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