Buca di Beppo - Claremont

4.3
1064 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Conveniently located near Claremont’s Old School House Shopping Center, right off of Highway 66 and North Indian Hill Boulevard, is Claremont, CA residents’ favorite Italian restaurant, Buca di Beppo! Serving authentic Italian food for lunch and dinner every day of the week, Buca is the best place in town to enjoy all of your favorite Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas. We’re known for our plentiful family style portions but we’re also known for our semi-private dining rooms and catering. If you have any upcoming special events, one of our semi-private dining rooms is a perfect choice to hold your celebration. If you need an event catered, we’re the best in the business, with a variety of catering packages available to suit your needs. Come to your Claremont Buca today to enjoy a mouthwatering meal and discuss your reservation and catering options.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1064 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing and loved the service

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vipRobertV
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Horrible food quality for the price. Loud noise level

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on November 21, 2021

We are sorry to hear you had an unsatisfactory experience and value your feedback. We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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TerryW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went for my husband’s birthday and, quite honestly, did not enjoy it as we have in the past. Understanding that many businesses are having staffing issues, the service by our waitress left A LOT to be desired. She was not only inexperienced, she was TOTALLY clueless on the menu, pricing, and customer service. On top of that the prices have increased significantly. Two small entrees, one glass of house wine, one mixed drink, and one dessert to share came out to $120. No appetizers, no salad, no other beverages besides water. The baked ziti & eggplant only were $66! The eggplant was excellent but the baked ziti was boiled pasta tossed with some sauce and a few spoonfuls of ricotta dropped on top - definitely not baked! The food was barely warm. The place was empty (we were the only people in the room we were in) so there is little excuse for the poor quality of food & service although the gentleman bussing tables was quite nice and helpful. The whole experience was disappointing. Sorry, won’t be back.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on November 17, 2021

We are so sorry to hear that we let you down – particularly on such a special day. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us. We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here. Great food, great service! The birthday sundae to share is a must. Friendly staff and great ambiance.

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GerardoA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food take too long and is too simple I think Olive Garden is much better

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on November 17, 2021

We are sorry to hear you had an unsatisfactory experience and value your feedback. We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Waitress was great. Food was bland. Two male waiters that weren’t helping us we cleaning tables talking about their other jobs and doing a lot of cussing while talking. I have a mouth like a sailor and even I know my audience and when to use that language. We were on a date and had a reservation and we’re seated in the tables next to the bar, which was puzzling to me since we weren’t a family with kids and should have been in back more. I don’t know, I probably won’t come back in the future.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on November 17, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to write to us and are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. Please know that your feedback will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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NayeliR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Took my mom there to celebrate her birthday. We were a pretty big party and still got our food very fast. Food was delicious. Service was great. Will be back soon.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on November 5, 2021

Thanks for the rave review and for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate such a special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great! Food always great!

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on November 5, 2021

Thank you for dining out with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to serving you again.

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vipCarolD
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!!

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on October 27, 2021

We are happy to hear how much you enjoy dining with us at Buca di Beppo! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and value.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on October 20, 2021

We are happy to hear how much you enjoy dining with us at Buca di Beppo! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Made reservation and still waited over an hour to be seated. Service was slow and server wasn’t attentive.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on October 20, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to write to us and are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. Please know that your feedback will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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stevec
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location. Everyone was very accommodating. The food is delicious and prices are reasonable.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on October 14, 2021

We are happy to hear how much you enjoy dining with us at Buca di Beppo! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Took FOREVER. Food was forgotten, some people in our party were waiting a very long time when everyone else had meals. Once we gave our cards to run the check it took almost an hour to get out of there. Our server was lovely but it was kind of ridiculous. Not sure what is going on but hopefully they are able to work out the kinks soon. The appetizer they forgot to bring they did give us for free lol as they should

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on October 14, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to write to us and are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. Please know that your feedback will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, drinks strong just how I like them. Our waiter was excellent. Everything great except the lack of communication from reservation to hostess or
Hostess to waiter. I requested a message on dessert for my boyfriend.Well needless to say I was disappointed when the message “I love you” was not there. I wish restaurants would pay more attention to detail when it comes to being an accomplice to make someone’s night extra special.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice portions and classic homey ambiance. Hostess and seating person need to work on greeting and friendliness. There was no “Hello” or “Welcome!”. It was straight to, “Do you have a reservation?” (I felt like they were annoyed that I did). Our waiter was good and checked on us without being overbearing.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on October 4, 2021

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Waiter was terrible didn’t even wish our friend a happy birthday even after we made a request

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on October 4, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to write to us and are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. Please know that your feedback will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved it. Very much tongue-in-cheek American Italian coming from someone with ancestry in Italia. We loved it! Charlene and Tony were amazing hosts. You will not be disappointed, bring good friends.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thanks for that glowing review. We are happy to hear you had a great time with our famiglia. Come back to see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Can’t really comment on food because we didn’t eat there. When you make a reservation ans the restaurant is running 40 minutes behind, sometimes it’s not worth the wait.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on September 20, 2021

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share this experience with our team in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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BrendaA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. It was my birthday. The restaurant let all 12 of us sit together.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate your special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great for large parties because the dishes only come in big sizes to share, no individual dishes. Our server Charlene was absolutely incredible! So friendly and funny, I would come back just to see her! And the food is tasty too.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on September 17, 2021

Thank you for the great review! We strive to provide great food and world class service, so we're happy to see that reflected on your visit! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipPS01
Los Angeles
537 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good!!!

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on September 17, 2021

Thank you for your continued loyalty and patronage! We appreciate you dining with us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Taxman
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Arrived for lunch, had made a note about a Birthday celebration when I made the reservations. Had to inform the waitress at the table about the special occasion.

Food arrived burnt and to be be sent back. Manager returned with the fresh meal and a apology.

The special treat for the Birthday person was what appeared to be a half scoop of ice cream.

Overall experience, Fair would not go back for any special occasion.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on September 12, 2021

We are so sorry to hear that we let you down – particularly on such a special day. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us. We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IF YOU’RE A PARTY OF TWO THIS IS NOT THE PLACE TO GO TO ON THE WEEKENDS. SERVINGS ARE FOR PARTIES OF 3 OR MORE MAKING THE PRICE OF DINNER FOR TWO VERY EXPENSIVE. GREAT FOOD ALL AROUND THOUGH. SERVER TOLD US WEEKDAYS ARE THE DAYS FOR COUPLES. CAN NOT ALWAYS GET THE CHANCE TO GO OUT ON WEEKNIGHTS.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you for dining out with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to serving you again.

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MichelleH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I didn’t like my seating area. It was a table for 2. It was super busy and I was really hungry and ready to eat so I didn’t complain next time I will ask for another table it was by the kitchen total in and out in and out of servers same corner corner corner quite annoying but I love the food.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on September 1, 2021

We appreciate your feedback and thank you for bringing these opportunities for improvement to our attention. We have shared your comments with the team and hope to serve you again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was amazing! From the moment we walked in we were greeted very warmly! The server and the busboy made sure we had everything we needed!

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband chose to eat here to celebrate his Birthday.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on August 28, 2021

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo. We appreciate you for taking the time to review our restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Staff overworked. Food was slow to come put and was only warm. Took over 3 hrs to eat because of not enough staff.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on August 24, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback. We hope to serve you again soon.

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PatM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good authentic food, kinda high prices.
Drinks real high and mixed drinks weak
Compared to cheesecake factory.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on August 24, 2021

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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vipCyndiG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

To begin with website does not clearly say lunch menu only M-F. Second they want you to scan the menu with your phone but don’t feel it’s necessary to list the prices.
Salad was okay, drenched in dressing. The spicy rigatoni had cold flavor but not much chicken. Service was adequate.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your feedback as they highlight areas in need of improvement.

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Tati
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to eat with friends or family and celebrate a birthday ;)

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Although the wait staff was really good and attentive at letting us know that the kitchen was behind due to a very Large outside order The food once we got it was not pleasant it was cold it was only hot on the top but underneath it was cool the meatballs were undercooked and pink in the middle and still cold. It’s like they said the food under the salamander to get it hot or keep it hot but it only made the plate hot and the top of the food hot. It was also very under seasoned not like what I’m used to at this restaurant I haven’t been in a few years.

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Apcontreras4
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience. you definitely get your money’s worth! Fun atmosphere, our waiter was great and took care of a party of 5! If i could say one thing that irked me was the frames hanging by our seats, they had food splatters all over them, i felt like washing them down. But with the great food We probably added to it! Other than that, Definitely recommend this restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always wonderful service and good food.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on August 3, 2021

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No balsamic on caprese and bruschetta and the bruschetta presentation was odd, served in a giant liquor glass with hard and soupy tomatoes. The waiter worked very hard.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on August 3, 2021

We regret to hear that your meal was not up to our usual standards. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us and will share this experience with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Lauren was our waitress and she was so attentive and really provided the best experience we could ask for

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on June 25, 2021

We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Buca di Beppo. Come dine with us again soon.

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RosanaD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch entrees of baked ziti, chicken parmigiana with fettuccine alfredo and meatball smash sub sandwich. The colossal brownie sundae dessert was a nice treat.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you for dining out with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to serving you again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience4

Reservation was ok waiting another 20 min to be seated.
While I appreciate the server informing us that it will be an hour to an hour in half to Get out food once we place our order. I think the manager didn’t do a good job of managing the kitchen. That is a ridiculous wait time for food once you order. It was only four of us and that’s not acceptable. We left and had to find a restaurant last minute to have dinner.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on June 22, 2021

We're sorry to hear about your dining experience on your recent visit. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. We'll be sure to share your review and feedback with our management team to address your concerns and improve our guest experience.

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MarleneD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Father’s day, one of our orders did not arrive, but they compensated it by giving us free dessert and took out the fried mozzarela from our bill. We were happy nevertheless. The food is great as always👍

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on July 2, 2021

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate your special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon.

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YarelyN
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My first time here and I will definitely be back with my family, Love the decor inside!

Buca di Beppo - Claremont
Responded on June 22, 2021

Thank you for dining out with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to serving you again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Server was slammed and did her best, triple sat at once. Food was great as aways. Not servers fault for the timing

FAQs

Buca di Beppo - Claremont does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Buca di Beppo - Claremont also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (909) 399-3287.

Buca di Beppo - Claremont is rated 4.3 stars by 1064 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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