About Buca di Beppo - Encino

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.

17500 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA 91316
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Encino Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 995-3288

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:
Valet parking available for $2.50 and metered street parking is also available.

Public Transit:
The Metro Bus Line - Encino Avenue stop.

Executive Chef:
Mike Alietti

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, 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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

It’s not too early to book your Holiday Party! Ask the Group Sales Manager for details to reserve space for your holiday celebration today!
We’re open at 11am on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day! Reserve your table now!

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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 - Encino Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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3.9

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3.9

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3.8

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (6)
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Good for Birthdays (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
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Good for Anniversaries (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Very good wait staff. Food was plentiful and delicious. Decor was fun. They even noted my grand daughter's birthday on the front board. That was so sweet!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our server made it a great experience at Buca

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Buca is usually pretty consistent.. decent plentiful food; service is generally OK (some check-ups but almost always need to wait/ask for drink refills, etc.) and this visit was no exception.

Biggest change here was a new (for us) $15 "cakeage" fee. I understand Buca's desire to sell their own desserts, but a) this fee is excessive and b) we were not notified about at the time of the reservation (so it was pretty much too late to do anything about it, so we had to swallow it).

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

our pasta was extremely overcooked even though I asked the waiter to make the pasta al dente. The chicken was good, but the bill for 1 salad, 1 pasta dish (overcooked) and 1 chicken dish (for 2 adults and 2 children) was almost $100.00. So not worth it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Nice waitress, great food, but kitchen was VERY slow.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The waitress were great, friendly and had awesome recommendations. The food was delicious and fresh. We had the gorgonzola green apple salad, pizza and pasta with my favorite Rosa sauce 👌🏾

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great delicious food as always! The service was impeccable. Great dinner with the family

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food is family style and very generous portions. Very tasty.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 31, 2017

New Manager did not know had to handle customers. Would not accommodate specific party room request made in advance, then sat party in hot room with no air conditioner, then moved party to crowded room with two other large parties, SPECIFICALLY WHAT WE ASKED TO AVOID! Then had argument with her over cake cutting fee for birthday cake, which we asked her to wave as goodwill for totally ruining our birthday celebration. She INSISTED on arguing and having the last word. ABSOLUTELY AND TOTALLY UNPROFESSIONAL.
Very helpful in verifying our decision to NEVER RETURN TO THIS RESTAURANT!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Loved the apple gargonzola salad and chicken lemone. Yum!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We went for my sons birthday and as usual the food was amazing. Great wine too. The service is always excellent. Do not hesitate to come here. The pastas taste so fresh and you can tell they're unique.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, People Watching, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We have gone to this restaurant periodically for years but had not been in some time. We asked as always to sit in our favorite server's area but were told she is no longer there. We were then seated in what had been her section and we heard our new server and kitchen staff talking about how they had liked to make fun of her, apparently to her face. I had no idea why. She was probably in her late 50's, and terrific and charming. I asked our server about her and she said that she had really liked the former server and missed her. Did not help our mood when my husband's meat sauce was overpowered by way too much pepper. We will not go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Great food and ambiance. I had the chicken parm and it was delicious..
Always a good experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Service took a while to get going!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Only real issue we were at the "Pope" Table and it was very hard to hear people
across the table . Fun with a big group.
It was a graduation dinner with ages from 12 to 76 .

Tags: Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Group spot

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Made a reservation for 9 o'clock, upon arrival to the restaurant, the restaurant was closed. Apparently, having been recently "shut down". Either way, this left me with no reservations on a Friday night for a graduation celebration dinner. A heads up, would've been nice. Some sort of email or call saying they would not be able to accommodate the reservation.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Everything was okay, we had added incorrectly for the number of people by saying six plus a high chair. Apparently they counted this as seven people and gave us a hard time when we arrived. Granted, it was Mother's Day and they were busy. However, I don't think it is good customer service to give a customer a hard time when they are bringing more people into the restaraunt.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

As soon as we walked in the hostesses greeted us if we had a reservation and if the whole party was there. Our waiter was cheerful, helpful, and patient. He was really on top of everything. Great food! Lots of fun. Awesome Mother's Day!

Tags: Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Very good place to celebrate Mother's Day

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Had to wait almost 20 minutes for my table when I had already made a reservation.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The food was subpar for the very expensive price. Service did not makeup for the lack of taste in the food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Buca di Beppo is feeling a bit dated. The food was okay. It just feels tired. I remember when it was the happening place for groups. They are clinging to large, shared portions of decent food, when a lot of competing restaurants are offering more modern cuisine and not in the gargantuan portions. Maybe change the concept and cater to individual diners.

Tags: Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 31, 2017

The food was definitely an American style Italian dishes they give you plenty the quality was very average the service was poor the ambience was excellent-definitely not worth the amount of money they charge the overall experience was very in inadequate

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 26, 2017

We have dined at Buca di Beppo Encino many times, almost always enjoyed it a lot. This time was a big disappointment. The server was pleasant when she was around, but slow. They must have left our appetizer platter sitting somewhere for a long time, everything was cold. The "spicy chicken rigatoni" was gummy and not very warm either. The apple walnut gorgonzola salad -- a favorite -- seemed much less flavorful than we remembered. Won't be back unless we have some reason to think that this was just "an off night."

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 26, 2017

HORRIBLE Restaurant. Four of us were there to Celebrate my husband's 75th Birthday. The lasagna was OLD, OVERCOOKED with cheese on top that was burned. Dried out NO FLAVOR, BLAND. The Chicken Limone had 3 very SMALL pieces for $23.99???
Our server Brad was not very attentive. We ordered a 2nd bottle of wine but by the time it came 10 mins later we were almost finished eating. WHERE WAS HE with that bottle of wine? It was not that busy for a server to not be attentive. I had put in the reservation that it was my husband's 75th Birthday AND we mentioned it to our server. They didn't come around to sing or Celebrate and we had a coupon for $15 off $30 plus Birthday cake. NO CAKE, no mention and food was BLAND & OVERCOOKED. We asked for our remaining antipasti salad to be packed to go. NEVER GOT IT. Our server said, he never heard us ask hmm? Wouldn't you offer to guest if they want their remaining anything to be packed to go? Brad was smug with an insincere attempt at an apology. THEN he said, well there wasn't much left so he assumed we didn't want it. In their HUGH white bowls some left at the bottom may not seem like much to Brad but it was enough for us to take home. NOT GOOD. We mentioned our disappointment on our way out. NO ONE SEEMED to CARE.
WE WILL NEVER COME BACK THERE EVER AGAIN.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Not happy with this visit. Service was very slow. The chicken Alfredo was cold. We were there for 3 hrs for a simple dinner. Not good for a busy Saturday at 6:30.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 12, 2017

I agreed with the other reviews. I came with my family. We had reservation and ended up waiting for table. Ordered foods and drinks. Drinks arrived in reasonable time. Foods arrived extremely slow. It tasted very plain. I would not come back and would not recommend Buca in Encino.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Everyone is so nice, great service and great food, the bar serves up some very good drinks too!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 3, 2017

We were very disappointed with our experience on March 3. Upon seated we waited close to 20 minutes before we called someone over to see if we could get service. The waiter came finally and stated he did not know he was assigned to our table. Then it took at least a half hour before we were served. We had a brand new waiter and he was very nice so I am not going to fault him on the service as it was his first day. The main disappointment was the food -- it was awful and the linguine and white clam sauce was cold and spicy. The eggplant Parmesan was substandard in it just had no taste, however, it was served hot. We have patronized your restaurant on many occasions so you can imagine our surprise that it was awful. We were there to celebrate my mother's 93rd birthday and when I told them the hostess said ok and then again I told our waiter. The response from your waiter in front of my mother was this -- "we do not do a dessert for patrons on their birthday, you can buy one -- he also mentioned how we could purchase a coupon or join your special club. WOW! We declined to purchase a dessert as our dinner food was awful. I live in Redondo Beach and order quite frequently from that restaurant and the food is always good. Needless to say we will never patronage your Encino restaurant again. Very disappointed because it was my mother's 93rd birthday and was her favorite restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 2, 2017

We sat in the bar for a more quiet dining experience. Joe, the bartender, was terrific. Great dinner, fun conversation and quiet!!! :)

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Very expensive with relatively small portions. Food tasted ok.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Service was a bit slow and the food was so-so.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great time at Buca on Valentine's Day. The service wasn't the best but it was pretty good considering the place was packed and every employee seemed incredibly busy. The food was great as always and the waiters are very helpful if you're not sure what to order.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentines dinner. Service was great besides not bringing the appetizer before the main meal. Overall, had a great time and enjoyed great food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Buca doesn't disappoint if you are looking for some good "home" cooking. Restaurant can get very loud, so not great for conversation, but festive fun for parties and group dinners.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Good tasty food and friendly service - kinda pricey

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 15, 2017

It was OK... Food was good but service could have been better. Took 45 min to get our dessert... Will never return again. Sorry

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Awful experience. Slow service, understaffed valet and servers, app that came AFTER the entree, cold food, skunked wine, and the icing on the cake - a waitress yelling the f-bomb in front of my daughter in the show kitchen you have to walk through. NEVER returning.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The room that we were sat in was freezing cold! There wasn't an option to more rooms or to turn up the heat. :( It took a long time to get our garlic bread. The service was exceptional and the food was alright.

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