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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.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Italian, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
El Camino Real
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Ample parking in the Forum Shopping Center. Buca To Go parking spaces available.
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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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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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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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