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Permanently Closed - Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica

3.9
377 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-friendly
  • Special Occasion

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About

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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 587-2782
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jean Michno
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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.
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Private party contact
Gabriella Flores: (310) 587-2782
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway & Santa Monica
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Parking details
Across the street from the restaurant is parking structure #6.
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Public transit
Blue Bus - Ocean Avenue and Santa Monica stop.
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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.
Additional
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
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3.9  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
3.8
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLadyUncle (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on July 17, 2016

The restaurant closed at the time OpenTable let us make a reservation for.

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MargaretG (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 17, 2016

Food served attractively, but not as generous as I remembered, but I know there is inflation. But interesting, these relatives were there 2 nights prior and wanted to go again.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

Very tourist driven. Not focused on developing a repeat local client base.

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Violet (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

We went to Buca to celebrate Mother's Day. There were a couple of missteps that were immediately corrected by the manager. He was on top of things, owned up to the issue and made things right. This strive towards excellent customer service is why we'll be going back! Food wise, we really enjoyed the Antipasto salad and the Prosciutto stuffed Chicken.

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vipeddiespaghetti (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

The Buca at Universal City Walk is excellent. This one, in Santa Monica, was awful! Tasteless food coupled with incompetent and apathetic service, makes the Buca di Beppo in Santa Momica a place to avoid at ALL costs.

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vipBrenda (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 9, 2016

Large portions. Perfect for sharing. Comfy booths. Great friendly service.

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dianagm1980 (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on April 2, 2016

Food was great but unfortunately the service wasn't. We waited a very long time for our food. Waiter was not on point, forgot to put one of our orders in and had to wait even longer. Kids cups we ordered weren't lighting up and our waiter did nothing about it. To make matters worse we were over charged. Will we be going back, probably not to the one in Santa Monica.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on April 2, 2016

Food is great, atmosphere wasnt energetic compared to other local restuarants around the area.

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Chefacito (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on March 19, 2016

Usually come here on a special occasion. Food was good and service was good. We had a pizza, spaghetti with meat sauce, and broccoli. Server was patient with the picky eaters in the group. Love the full bar and good wine selection.

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Discerningpalette (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on December 26, 2015

Family style. Food sharing.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on December 25, 2015

I rarely write reviews, but I would recommend never going here when it's busy. I'll preface that I went here on Christmas day. I've been to Buca multiple times and never had a problem. First off, they ran out of wine glasses and served my friends wine in a champagne flute. Pretty lame and comical, but by no means a huge deal. It took forever and multiple pleas to get silverware, bread, and water. The food also took a really long time and the most frustrating part was that my friend's meal came 20 minutes late. We bascially sat watching our food get cold with an update from our waitress only a few minutes before his meal arrived. Food was average, certainly not memorable. A manager came over to check on us and although she was courteous, she did not offer anything to make up for the experience. Overall, very bad experience, and I give a few stars only based on it being Christmas. Nevertheless, if a restaurant can't handle the volume of customers (short staffed, etc) to provide basic services on a holiday, then they should be closed like every other restaurant.

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vipalz7 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 2015

Even the "small" portions are huge. The gorgonzola salad is truly outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 1, 2015

We wanted a large portion of pasta and sauce. That's exactly what we got. Everyone was super nice. Enjoyable time

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batates (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2015

Went there for my 16 year old daughter birthday , my daughter and her friends loved it , awesome food , awesome service ,,,,,, would come back again

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AirforceMom (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on October 15, 2015

My son was headed back to Alaska/Elmendorf Airforce Base so I planned for the family to have a nice dinner before dropping him off at the airport. However, when making my reservation, I counted only the ten adults and forgot about the two small children who would be dining with us. The host was very nice and accommodating. We did not have to wait long to be given another table. The meal was delicious as always (so much food and we ordered small plates), the bill reasonable and the service good. The server could have been a little more attentive but overall she was patient and nice (remember we had to small children, ages 4 and 2). Great place for large groups. I will be returning for the next family outing.

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Junekid (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 18, 2015

We had a party of 6, including 2 children. The family of four had never been here. Everyone was satisfied. it met our expections in taking out-of-town visitors to dinner.

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vipbeltrao (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2015

Went with my wife for lunch at Buca di Beppo. The waiter "Gio" (Giovanni) was very kind and efficient. Lasagna, the small one serves two people, is light, delicate, yet presents full flavor. If you have time, you'll find hundreds of interesting old pictures on the walls.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 6, 2015

Our group of 13 visited Buca on a busy holiday weekend for dinner. The reservation process was seamless, and the restaurant staff was very accommodating as part of our party arrived quite a bit later than planned. Service was attentive, helpful, and friendly.

Garlic cheese bread is a tasty appetizer, but with tons of raw garlic, so beware. On the upside, no one in your party will fear a cold, or vampires, for weeks after eating it! The salad and entrees were very good and everyone enjoyed it - apple gorgonzola salad, chicken saltimbocca, spicy chicken pasta, prosciutto-stuffed chicken parmesan and pasta marinara. Everyone enjoyed all of it. We then topped off the evening with an extra large brownie sundae birthday celebration for one of the friends in our group.

This location is fairly busy, and the noise can be loud at times, so if you are looking for a quiet conversation spot, this is not it. If you are looking for reliable Buca di Beppo tasty food and a lively atmosphere , this is the place.

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Sallyslaphappy (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on August 31, 2015

Good, classic Italian fare. Always love the decor, and the service is spot on. We had the chicken and capers dish, and most of our party suffered from too much salt, so I'd stick with something more pasta-based next time. Week nights are quiter, so the noise level was good, and the kids could roam and look at the pictures.

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vipMTSM (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on August 31, 2015

We've had server Yvette several times. Very knowledgeable, attentive, and delightful personality. Food is simply prepared, tasty and servings are huge. Green beans were undercooked this day, but still not bad. Just not the usual great.

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