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About Buca di Beppo - Brea

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.

1609 East Imperial Highway
Brea, CA 92821
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Associated Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 529-6262

Website:
http://bucadibeppo.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking in the front & rear of the building

Executive Chef:
Julia Zambrano

Additional:
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

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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

It’s not too early to book your Holiday Party! Ask the Group Sales Manager for details to reserve space for your holiday celebration today!
We’re open at 11am on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day! Reserve your table now!

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Private Dining

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.

Buca di Beppo - Brea Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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3.9

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4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

50% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on October 15, 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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 1, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 11, 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.

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 4, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

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

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·Dined on July 21, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We loved the pasta carbonara, Brussels sprouts and the chicken saltimbocca. The pizza was ok. I must say their tiramisu used to be really good but now it's not. It's too thick and heavy and tiramisu custard is supposed to be light and very fluffy. Also I had very little or no coffee flavorSorry but I was born in Italy so this one doesn't even compare.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The server/waitress only concentrated on one person in our entire table and we were a table of 6. Strange, but it happened.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Great food once it came. Service was not good, appetizers didn't come till after main course. Better management needed. Food was good though.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Delicious food as always and great service! We typically celebrate our family occasions at Buca and they never disappoint!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Overall, a very good place for family dining. The portion sizes are huge so plan on 2 to 4 people at the least. Much better for four more people

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Nice family style atmosphere with friendly wait staff. Food portions are very generous, even the "small" sizes are larger than expected. Great for special events or celebrations where the shared company is just as important as the meal. We had the spaghetti and meatballs (which are the size of baseballs), lasagna and fettucine Alfredo w/ chicken. Even with some picky eaters everyone enjoyed just what they wanted and left with stuffed bellies and big smiles. We will look forward to returning again.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My family & I have always have had good meals at Buca di Beppo. The food, the sangria, and of course the service from the reception desk to our table...excellent. The service we received from our server Jonathan was the best. He was very kind, courteous, and so accommodating. If you can just imagine celebrating mother's day with 6 women and 3 men. But Jonathan was great. He was there & he was very pleasant too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Server (Alex) was great, constant attention and quick to refill any drinks. He had some good ideas for our large group of 12 people. Food was very tasty, if it was brought to the table a little hotter would be my recommendation.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great place if you have a lot of people having dinner together.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Lost our reservation for Mother's Day.
Made reservation weeks in advance through Open Table. I received an email confirmation, but when we arrived my wife was told they didn't have a reservation. They started to turn my wife away, until I produced the email confirmation, then the manager stated that she found the reservation. It was a terrible and awkward start to a special occasion.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The restaurant is always cold. My food could have been warmer. May have sat too long before serving. Server was nice.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Good food. Love this place

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We were there to celebrate my moms 87th birthday! We requested a round table but none were available so we were stuffed into a long booth. We made the best of it but we were visibly cramped for table space. The dishes are just too large for the table.

Food was great as expected and service was great. We killed the large lasagna. So yummy! The photographer took good pictures but was a bit quirky with asking/confirming who was with whom.
Still a good time overall.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Very nice and the waitress was very attentive

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Have been here many times. Came for the food and ambiance. Good times! Not a place for a quiet romantic dinner. Duh.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 5, 2017

It started off great. Open Table makes it so easy to check in without the hassle of waiting for our table to be ready. Once in, the hostess was great and even gave my family a tour of the restaurant. Once we were seated it seemed like the bartender was also our server. Let's just say he didn't act like he wanted a tip. We waited a while for everything and he had a snobby demeanor about him. I hope this changes soon because we do like this place.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 3, 2017

The service was horrible at this location. It took close to an hour after we finished paying to get a box and get the bill settled.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 18, 2017

I have mixed feelings about this recent supper. On the one hand, the Chicken Limone was truly wonderful. I could rave on about it--tender, tasty, etc. But the bread was cold, wrinkly, and generally blah. And worse, the green beans had previously been really, really good, and this time they were barely passable even as a side dish. It may be that my previous experiences happened to be at the ideal peak of harvest time--I don't remember the exact month. But even Trader Joe's frozen green beans are much better than tonight's large, tough, and lacking taste. Overall still a good experience.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We've been using open Table for years and have never experienced an issue until today. When we checked in for our reservation on time (6pm) the hostess took my name and said we'd be seated in a few minutes. They were extremely busy but we sat right next to the hostess booth. 25 minutes later my fiancé and I are still waiting, there seems to be down time because all 3 hostesses were waiting around and people that came after us had all been seated. I finally get up to ask and it was as if I never checked in, asked for my name again and what time I had reservations for. Once they realized that we were never checked in it seemed as if we were just accommodated. One hostess immediately told another to seat us. It was obvious that we were never checked in to begin with and they couldn't find our reservation. Very misleading when the girl that initially took our name made it seem as if we were all checked in. We were pretty upset about how it all went down. No one ever apologized or recognized that there was a mistake made. We wouldve been very understanding. We were celebrating our ten year anniversary that we specified in the reservation but no one acknowledged it. Food was great and service was fine. It's so unfortunate that we didn't receive some apology or accommodation. I would never use open Table again for this particular bucca.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Daughter's 15 th. Birthdays

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Great place...Great Food and service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Waiter was excellent food was cold though and the booty smelled very bad

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Pretty good. Forgot that its family style and got way too much food..which was a good for leftovers for the next day

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2017

The food wasn't what met my expectations, but the customer service is good. The marinara tasted kinda dry (wouldn't recommend it. Their Cesar salad was really good though. Was it worth the money? No, I wouldn't think so. Kinda too expensive.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2017

We arrived early but had to wait until 15 minutes after reservation. We were cramped into a small area even though we had asked for a table for 12 people for a birthday party. Service was very rushed. Main course arrived with salad.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Waiters are always very courteous, prompt, and able to answer questions about the menu!!! Love the personnel at Buca in Brea!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Online reservations made dinner on New Year's Eve easy with our friends! The food was fabulous and the service superb!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2016

The food was great

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Great experience. Love the food. Service was great

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Meal came sporadically and unable to enjoy everything all at once.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Service could of been a little better. They brought our order of garlic bread after we almost finished our meal.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy
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