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Buca di Beppo - Brea

4.2
676 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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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Private dining
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
(714) 529-6262
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Julia Zambrano
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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
Associated Road
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Parking details
Plenty of parking in the front & rear of the building
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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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What 676 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.7
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Our waiter, Cesar was fantastic as was the food! Always consistent!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Had a great Valentine's Day dining experience ❤️ Everything was delicious!

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scott (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Was rather impressed with the food and portion sizes. Haven’t been here in about 15 years. Would definitely return. Had a lot of food left over. We had the stuffed chicken and seafood pasta. Both were very good

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
1.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Not very happy with today's visit. It was my son's birthday and he did NOT want to spend any more time in this place than we had to! I made a reservation using "Open Table" and specifically said it was for a birthday party. Not once was the birthday mentioned, we didn't get offered a dessert, and NO ONE sang! NEVER again will I come here for a birthday or special occasion.

The server was one of the LEAST enthusiastic, friendly person I have ever met. We weren't checked on once...no one offered to refill drinks. WE HAD TO ASK FOR THE COMPLIMENTARY BREAD!!!

Poor, poor, poor experience here!!! I would NOT recommend this location to anyone!!! This meal was pretty pricey!! I would think a little effort in making this experience worthwhile would have been nice!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Should have menu items available when stated and not at times not stated anywhere on the menu or website

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Koreangirl (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was way overpriced for what we got. 19 for a small salad ?

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greattime (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

We had a great time. The food was great and the service was excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

As always, good excellent, service excellent, love the music and the garlic smell. It's always been a bit pricey, but we always return!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Not enough servers

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Our server Matt was friendly and helpful. He was not pushy or overbearing at all. The food was great and the ambiance was fun.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything was prefect! Great service, great food and even the group picture came out great thank you so much.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was overpriced for the quality. Pizza was very salty and told the server. Server didn’t not do anything about it. He commented that I never try this pizza and it might be the bacon. Didn’t offer another pizza or refund. I wouldn’t come if I don’t have a gift card.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and great service. And reservations were quick and easy.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Family dinner for Mom’s Birthday, it was so wonderful!!! Love the food, great service!!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

$$ but on occasion it’s worth it for the family time.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

It was delicious 💖

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas & Birthday

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
1.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Very expensive and SO salty. Do not recommend. Poor value. Can’t believe the prices are so high for cheap food.

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vipJLPlummer (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Busy restaurant! Reservations a must. Parking is dreadful during the busy hours.
Staff very nice. Server responsive. Food very good, plentiful. Sausage and peppers side had great peppers and onions. Actually wish there was more of the peppers and onions.
Most of the rest of the rigatoni, spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread were good but not great. The gelato cones dessert was great.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

We always have great food and a great time a Buca!

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StnP (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

We ordered a new dish, Spicy Orecchiette al Sugo, and it contained sausage but there were only about 9 or 10 very small pieces of sausage in the entire bowl. Also there were about the same amount of very thin pieces of mushrooms in it, and the pasta was very al dente. I did ask the server about the lack of the above and he said they put in a certain amount which in our opinion is a royal rip-off. The dish was 95% pasta and some sauce, quite a disappointment especially because the price was not inexpensive. Also we had to ask for bread which should have been brought to the table when we arrived. The chopped salad was good but it seemed to us that the portion size had been reduced since our last visit and the price had been raised. Overall we were disappointed with our dinner and will not return any time soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
1.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

They forgot one of our entree's and when we asked about it twice they brought it out right before our check came. They ended packing it up and took the meal off of the bill , but I would have rather eaten with the test of my family. Poor service.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was excellent, quality of food, quality of service was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on September 10, 2017

I've always loved Buca, however this dinner was bad. The service was horrible. Plus we brought our own cake and they said they charge $15.00 to cut the cake! Took 50 minutes to get our food, and all we got was a "Thanks for your patience." Had to send my son to look for our waiter since he seemed to be lost. Like I said, always enjoyed Buca, but this visit has given my family and I second thoughts about returning.

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vipOu812 (Orange County)
1.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

Service was really bad and food was over cooked for this visit.
We ordered our drinks first. While "we thought" drinks are getting ready, our waiter came back to take our orders. After placing our order, and 40-50 minutes passed by... still no drinks. still waiting... and Guess what, our food showed up but still no drinks. (not even a glass of water). Since our waiter was missing, we asked few other restaurant employee about our drinks (even just a glass of water) we just wanted something to drink. nope, everybody ignored us. and finally we saw our waiter, we flagged him down and asked about our drinks... He didn't apologize or anything... and showed up with our drinks when we were almost done with our meal. He had a nerve to ask if we wanted to order more drinks with a comment like "this time won't be long" (so he knew he screwed up, but didn't care). He also asked if we wanted to order deserts. At that point, we were so frustrated.. just wanted to get out of the restaurant. The noise level was high, little children screaming left and right... almost felt like we were in the chuck e cheeses. Pasta was over cooked so mushy and meat had a funky taste to it.
Overall, we went out for fun evening, but quickly turned disaster.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

Celebrated 3 Birthdays this evening. Our evening started out a little rocky, had to wait an extra 20 mins because we added 1 more person to our reservation. However, our waitress MARINA was amazing, she is the true definition of service with a smile and made up for the extra 30 minute wait.

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Gamble (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on August 15, 2017

The food is not bad! But not good with two people because the food size are pretty big! For Two people either too much or not enough!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 27, 2017

Great time, used my $20 off coupon on $85 meal. Always a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 20, 2017

Food was great and there was little to no noise other than our table. Service was a little slow but not bothersome

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