About Buca di Beppo - Claremont

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.

505 West Foothill Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711
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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:
Indian Hill Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(909) 399-3287

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:
Free parking is available in the public lot shared with the Doubletree hotel.

Public Transit:
Public Transit Bus - Foothill Blvd stop.

Executive Chef:
Jacinto Mayorga

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 - Claremont Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (6)
Special Occasion (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
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Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Authentic (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Very good calamari, seafood pasta, ziti, salad and cheesy bread. A bit expensive but massive amount of food. Service was excellent. Noise level was better than usual (maybe because it was Monday and not as crowded). We always make reservations so we never have to wait for more than 5 minutes.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

where can I start? Kept waiting 15 min after reservation time with plenty of tables. See photo.

Many unbussed tables with disgusting leftover food left on them. The entire time of our visit.

food, cups and silverware on the floor.

Sat 10 min before anyone came for a drink order.

Birthday celebration identified in the reservation and server was told - they totally forgot about it. Were reminded - then they got the ice cream flavor wrong.

Bathrooms were atrocious. 'Stuff' floating in the urinals. Wife mentioned the women's restroom was not much better. There was stuff on the floor everywhere.

They served food - but did not bring us silverware to eat it with.

I've never thought Buca was a very good value, but its dirty and has poor service as well.

If you look closely at the photo you will see totally empty tables - with food on them - there is nothing pretty about a melted down huge ice cream Sunday 60 min after serving it. you will also see a lot of empty tables when they were telling people they had a 90 min wait. Plate and silverware on the floor.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always have, always will enjoy visits to Nice, but lately the service has been poor...inattentive wait staff tarnished our lunch...the food however always saves the day...don't think I will be returning to this Buca again though, Pasadena it is from now on...Sorry Claremont.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I love this place!!! The food is amazing and the value is as amazing as the food!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service and food excellent

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was great, never disappointed. Will return for sure.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Its a great restaurant. Family friendly, great food & service. Every thanksgiving, is my place to eat witj family.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Awesome service and meal! A family favorite

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

our service waiter was excellent.food came to us on a timely manner.food menu on the pricey side,but good!!.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food, ambiance and overall experience. Will definitely be back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

It was a good experience for my family and I, the food was delicious and the service was good. We had a rather large group and the staff was attentive to our needs.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Extremely loud

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Buca never disappoints! We come here often and always leave way too full, we just don’t have control over enjoying all of the great tasting foods! Go enjoy and relax:)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our waitress Ceci was great, however, a server was absolutely rude. Ceci suggested the chicken be cut in half for our large party. When it came out, it wasn’t cut. I asked him to cut it and he became upset. He was patronizing, arrogant, and ruined our special occasion. I reminded him the customer is always right. After all it was how I ordered it and he said it’s in company policy that the customer is not always right. We expressed our disgust with Ceci and she brought the manager over. Apparently the restaurant has received multiple complaints about him.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great food and family atmosphere

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The manager was extremely personable and nice along with the employees.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, People Watching, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Buca is not a very good value any longer.

For Italian food I'd recommend you go down the road to Spaggi in Upland. Better quality food for the same price.

I had the ravioli in meat sauce. The sauce tasted like someone opened a can of stewed tomatoes into some half cooked hamburger and cooked it the rest of the way. No actual onion. No traces of pieces of garlic. No fresh basil or oregano.

I guess I got meat 'sauce.'

The place prob has not changed. But my perception of value has.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Made a reservation for 7:15pm. Upon arrival the hostess Emily tell us the kitchen is running behind. 45 min later now almost 8pm we finally get a table. Reservation, why bother seems like staff and management need to do a better job of setting expectations and gauging demand.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

our experience was not the best. We never received bread. Asked twice. Still never received any. Than placed an order for parm. Garlic bread with our meal never received that either. Reminded our server three times still never came. Was my daughter's birthday asked for a piece or tiramisu for her when placing my reservation-never received that either. We won't be coming back to this restaurant. Definitely didn't get why we paid for. Very disappointed.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great food! We went early (4:00 pm) and avoided the crowds. Best pizza in town, terrific salad and the brushetta was very good!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Went here to celebrate birthday, thought it would be fun. Service was slow, food came out overdone or cold. They did replace the over cooked calamari. But overall a very disappointing experience.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

We ordered cheese breads and never received it when my husband asked the server he said he would go check and then never did. We asked a second time and then he said someone must have taken it by mistake at that point we were done with dinner and asked him to remove it from the bill-which he did. Our server was not around much. We were celebrating a birthday and he must have forgot because nobody sang etc.
The food was ok- however the chicken Marsala was dry and the spaghetti was not very hot.
We usually have great experiences here so this was surprising.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Excellent choice for a bday celebration!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Never disappoints as the flavor remains the same. They also send you great offeres when you join there email club.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Worst food ever will never go back took forever tonget an appetizer almost an hour did not get dinner until almost 745 pm and we were seated at 630 For 3 people this was nuts

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 18, 2017

My server and the food was amazing! Will definitely go back

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Loved eating here, but one issue the food took so long to come out, we got our pizza first but the pasta took forever and most of us just could not eat due to the pizza, everything should have come out together.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Our waitress Sabra was very attentive to us. We enjoyed our dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Bucca treated my husband like a king on his birthday. Perfect place for a celebration.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 5, 2017

I think that the cost of the meal for pasta was very high. The quality was not what I have experienced in the past.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Great service and ambiance! Food is always served piping hot and flavorful! Had a very cool birthday celebration for my son this evening with a candelabra and singing quartet...

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Love this place.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The staff at BUCA were very accommodating and attentive. Everyone was friendly and made sure we were happy with everything without smothering us. A very enjoyable evening.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Our sister was great, very attentive. The food was good as usual. Only downfall was that the ambience was lost as the dinner rush ensued Will go back again.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Too slow of servic. Longest wait

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Good but didn't like how they changed the calamari.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 12, 2017

I haven't been to Bucca in a while. I wasn't impressed. Lemon chicken was dry...chicken parm was heavily breaded. It's changed for the worst. Expensive too.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Restaurant Special

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The experience was good, service could have been a little more prompt but based on the volume of guests I guess I understand the delays.

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