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About Buca di Beppo - Carlsbad

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.

1921 Calle Barcelona
Carlsbad, CA 92009
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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:
El Camino Real

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 479-2533

Website:
http://www.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:
Ample parking in the Forum Shopping Center. Buca To Go parking spaces available.

Executive Chef:
Constantino Roblero

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.

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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 - Carlsbad Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

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3.9

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3.7

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3.8

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Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Kid-friendly (4)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 11, 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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Large family size portions. Very good!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 18, 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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 (San Diego)·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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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 26, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·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.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Ordered chicken Parmesan- did not taste like chicken.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (San Diego)·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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·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!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 29, 2017

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

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Fun
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 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 4, 2017

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

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Casual, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 19, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Central Coast)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·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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 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2017

The chicken saltimbocca was nicely flavored, beautifully browned and very tender. The caprese salad was fresh but the good tomatoes seem to be difficult to get this time of year. Lots of families with infants made for quite a cacophony.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Great food and perfect place for a large group. Celebrated my parents wedding anniversary and it worked out so well for the 16 of us. They even had a photographer and pictures came out so well, that we bought each and everyone of them.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Food was average at best, however, ambiance was vibrant.

Disappointed with the chicken marsala as it had a very sweet taste and meat was tough. The calamari appetizer was delicious. However, other dishes we ordered were average at best as well.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Buca is definitely a family oriented restaurant, after all it's Italian! The booth we had was very private and quiet in the bar area. We entered through a little curtain and could see the kitchen with all the hustle and bustle of what I imagine an Italian home kitchen would look like. Not very romantic but very comfortable.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Andre made sure our family had everything we asked for and more. The food was great and the portions were ginormous. Definitely a must if ever in town.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Do not go here on Christmas. Not many restaurants are open on Christmas or offer carry-out, Buca di Beppo is one of the few. That said, they could not keep up with the volume of carryout orders which delayed in-house service. According to staff, they were getting 3 carry-out orders for every one dining room order. Consequently, reservations were backed up and food coming out to the dining room was very slow. 715 reservation, sat at 745. Entrees arrived to table at 930. Bottom line this is an average restaurant that should be avoided on Christmas.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2016

My family comes from Tijuana or San Diego and Orange County to the Carlsbad Buca for what is becoming our annual Christmas Holiday Dinner, sit at the 8 seat 'Kitchen table', exchange gifts at the table and afterwards stroll the associated shopping mall to continue visiting as we window shop or buy. The 'kitchen' table isn't regularly used so we don't feel rushed to leave and we can be boisterous and loud ,if we like, and not be disturbing a table next to us since there is no table next to us!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Wonderful place to eat Italian food!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 25, 2016

At least at Olive Garden my bread doesn't have to share a plate with the salad. The server said they were "low on clean plates". The food was average and the service was unattentive and slow.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2016

This is a great restaurant to get together with the family for some great Italian cuisine. The food tastes great, the portions are delicious, the service is great and the ambiance is fun. What else can I say?

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Sad to say the meal was not as good as we remember.

Bread was hard. Olive oil was stale. And the green beans were under cooked.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2016

We sat at the "Pope" table, which is like its own private room. The noise was a bit less in this room and the ambiance was fantastic... Great family style food and great family destination.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 25, 2016

The food was good. The restaurant was very empty for Saturday night. The service was very slow. Just one waitress Hadley two large parties. It took us over 45 minutes to get our first salad

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Always a local favorite. Ask for Patrick, he is THE BEST!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We had a reservation that was not honored .They were running over an hour behind. The staff was all over the place and were seating walk in guests over guests with reservations. Those up at the front were very unorganized and rude when questions were asked about a timeframe. The food took even longer and the experience was not one you want for a romantic Valentines evening . I will never go back to a Bucca Di Peppos.

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