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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
A casual, local place with good food and vintage atmosphere. We ordered 3 SMALL portions dishes for the 4 of us. Plenty of food! I especially liked their eggplant parmigiano with a fresh tomato marinara sauce. Being on 2nd Street in Santa Monica we avoided the Saturday night 3rd Street mob. We had a reservation through OpenTable and were seated immediately.
I brought a group on 11 in for a celebration. Easy family style menu. The food is really good not great. My biggest complaint and a reason not to go was when I got the bill and found that every drink refill was a new charge. Soda became more expensive than wine. Absolutely ridiculous.
A wonderful experience was had by all. Be prepared to be surrounded by families with children if you plan on having a dinner prior to 8pm. The service is excellent and the food is absolutely amazing. I would definitely recommend this location for a celebration with friends or family. A romantic dinner however is out of the question unless you plan on eating a little later than normal dinner hours.
Our waitress, Sarah, was very helpful to our large group. We were able to depend on her expertise of how much food we really needed and overall she was a gracious host. We were also seated in a round room which felt private and special which added to our evening!
Margarita pizza & caprese salad as appetizers were both very tasty. The Chicken Saltimbocca with capers, artichokes and prosciutto was fantastic!!! Chopped salad was as expected - could've used a bit more Italian meats. And peach bellinis were yummy! Spaghetti & Meatballs was low on sauce, but once we asked for more it was great. Kid's Mac & Cheese was also low on cheese sauce, but what little there was tasted delicious! The side of green beans were very fresh and crisp. We dined during "off peak" hours so it was not as crowded and noisy as it can get during dinner. Service was friendly, but slow. The ambiance is fun and the decor is over-the-top Italian! Great food and lots of it, casual atmosphere - bring the famiglia!
We had reservations for 6:15 Thursday the 16th. And were right on time. Reservations were not needed at that time. SLOW service. 15 minutes passed before we saw a wait person, female. Another 15 minutes passed before my wife got her Soup. Our entree arrived ONE HOUR after we had arrived! BUT WORST OF ALL -- we were seated "on top" of a young boisterous and loud Soccor Team.
We wanted to order the "famous" lasagna. But it was being cooked and would not be ready before we needed to leave. Cirque dd Soleil at 8:00 p.m. We had the Eggplant Parmegiana and it was great. We had the smaller order, but it was too much for us to finish.
We left the restaurant at 7:30 p.m. Plenty of time.
This was the best service and experience I think I've ever had at any of the Bucca's I've ever been to outta 3 I think due to the above and beyond friendly service me and my Valentine's Date received. It might have had something to do with the early reservation I had starting at 5:30 that kept the large crowd's away and the annoying little kids because in the beginning it seemed like we had the restaurant all to ourselves. Towards the end though it was like a daycare with a little kid crying right next to us but that was only for the last 5 minutes so it wasn't like Universal where it's usually from beginning to end and Happy Birthday Central. So IF I'm ever in the area again and with a hungry person Bucca Santa Monica it is for two. Danny
food is alittle pricey but huge portions so its worth it; always crowded and loud, we were seated near huge loud parties, we shouldve asked to be moved; server aslittle slow but she was busy;the bad parking options makes us not really want to go back to this location
The fact that I am willing to recommend Buca di Beppo- Santa Monica, is not based off this visit. We have been there once before on a mellow night and it was great. The staff was friendly and always available. The food is delicious but it helps to have a date with like-minded tastes since sharing is a must. Sadly this visit wasn't as successful. Not every table was filled but they were busy. We sat for 45 min before even receiving our appetizer. The food was good but the evening was a lengthy experience. It seemed to be on the kitchen because we could tell the wait staff was desperately trying to appease customers as they could. Good place on the right night.
Not at their usual superior level this night. Seat in first booth they sat us at was so loose it almost fell off. They sat another party there and same thing happened. One of the things we like about the place is its cheeriness, but this night there was an overabundance of kids screaming at tops of their lungs. No one's fault - just saying.
I always expect a place like Buca to be dreadful, but it's actually very serviceable and good for large groups. The salads are good, the marinara sauce flavorful, the spaghetti cooked right and they seem to care that you're enjoying it all. Also the crazy decor and gazillion photos and posters on the walls and ceiling can keep even a bored teenager from moping too much.
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