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Buca di Beppo - Carlsbad

400 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • 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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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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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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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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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

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.

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.

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

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.

uncleoogie (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

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

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!

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

Large family size portions. Very good!

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.

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.

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!

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!!!

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

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

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.