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Buca di Beppo - Carlsbad

4.1
400 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
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
(760) 479-2533
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Constantino Roblero
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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
El Camino Real
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Parking details
Ample parking in the Forum Shopping Center. Buca To Go parking spaces available.
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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

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.

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What 400 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.0
service
3.9
ambience
4.0
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service but just know it is a loud restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Cook called in sick...it was chaos. Slow service, horrible timing.

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OpenTable Diner (San Joaquin)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Wish we would not have been seated in the bar area. It was not overly busy.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Regarding the service: the waitress was excellent. However, the manager was having a bad night. She came over to our table and admonished us for our order. It was bizarre, truly.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

A family favorite place to dine especially birthdays and holidays and in an upscale place like the Forum

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Catlady (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

My husband and I each ordered a small entree with the goal of taking home dinner for a few days. Mission accomplished! We have baked rigatoni with spaghetti & meatballs for the weekend, which is perfect when there is no time to cook.

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uncleoogie (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food. Service was just ok. Waiter knowingly served old coffee was lukewarm.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

I was displeased! They say me and my two kids in the bar area and we had to ask for silverware to eat with. They didn’t have clean saucers for the oil and vinegar dip. Very disorganized and very pricey!

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Large family size portions. Very good!

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vipLJFoodie (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on September 17, 2017

Much better experience here than my last attempt. We tried the Sunday Supper for three. Huge portions and good meatballs and Italian sausage gave us nice leftovers and a great value.

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vipStevo (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on August 28, 2017

Don't waste your time and money here. The food was good to above-average, but not worth the price. The giant serving sizes are kind of a gimmick, and don't allow for much taste-testing of different dishes.

We reserved this on OpenTable for an Anniversary dinner. Astonishingly, NOT ONE PERSON wished us Happy Anniversary, acknowledged it in any way, or even simply asked, much less comping a dessert -- as nearly every other restaurant we've gone to would do for such an occasion. This is even after we paid our bill using a gift card from a relative with "Happy Anniversary" written on it. Unbelievable.

Bottom line: you can get mediocre food and terrible service lots of places, but you're a fool if you hit the same place twice. I'm glad to have eaten here, because now we'll never have to again.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

Food is consistently tasty, with huge portions. Always enjoyed by everyone. Service tonight was excellent. Our waitress, Julia, was attentive, friendly, patient and professional. The manager was also very friendly, and all the staff (including bussers) were very helpful and friendly. We'll be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

If you want to get great Italian food at a true Italian ambiance, Buca di Beppo is the place to go!!!

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Frank65 (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Great service from Allison! She is the best. Food is consistent.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on July 13, 2017

This is a great place to go to for lunch. They did just update the lunch menu, while I like the new menu, I preferred the old one better.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on July 11, 2017

Ordered chicken Parmesan- did not taste like chicken.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
2.0  Dined on July 3, 2017

We arrived without a reservation and were told there would be a 45 minute wait. While waiting, we realized there were a very large number of empty tables. I got on Open Table and was able to book an on-line reservation 15 minutes later- not 45! Once seated, our service was very slow. The food was okay, but not something I would call a "good value". My rating mainly relates to the poor customer service that this location exhibited both in regard to the host and the server.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

The server was terrible. He gave us the wrong wine bottle and insisted we were wrong when we pointed out he brought out the house wine instead of the $60 bottle we ordered. Food took two hours to deliver. Wrong pasta dish was delivered. He forgot to deliver an appetizer. It was extremely noisy. Terrible service overall. I won't come back.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

I appreciated the accommendarions! We had more people than I had reserved. You were understanding and seated everyone. Thank you for your hospitality! We enjoyed your establishment!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

The staff and managers was very supportive for the late family who arrived 1 hour late. We had reservations for 35, we ended with 50.

The waiters were courteous and patience with taking food orders. Bringing the dishes and last minute changes.

I give your staff 5 stars for their performance.

Thank you so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Large portions good for family sharing and get together. I've always found the pictures on the wall crass and tasteless.

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Frank65 (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

Birthday . We had a large party, 15 people (4kids), and everything was perfect.

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vipjmemma (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on March 17, 2017

I haven't been in a few years, because last time I had a not so good experience. I returned at the request of the girl we were celebrating. This time, it did not disappoint. The service could have been a little more attentive, but I understand it's a friday night and the restaurant was a little busy. The food was good and the energy of the place was vibrant. This is the definitely not the place to go, if you want low noise or a romantic dinner. This is the place to go if you want to be loud and be able to celebrate special friends, etc.

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vipwinelovr (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on March 14, 2017

Service was good but took 30 mins to get appetizer and then 15 more mins for entre. Seem very slow to us for casual Italian food.

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Daredevil (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on March 4, 2017

The food is always amazing as well as the service. I would definitely recommend it

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 19, 2017

Good food. Good service. The kitchen is a bit slow but our server really made up for it.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Food here is always very good. Large portions served family style. You get great online offers if you sign up for their dining program.

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Veryloudtable (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

We love Buca...but making a reservation here is almost pointless. The hostess' are always lost. You never get seated at your reservation time. The shortest time we've waited after our set time is 20 mins. And the it's about another 10-15 for your drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2017

A great value and very good food. Really kid friendly. Make sure to reserve your table way ahead of time if going on a Friday night. We booked with Open Table and had to wait only 5 minutes.

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Jennifer (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2017

Food was okay and the service was SLOW. We had a party of 10 and took forever to get our beverages.

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