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Buca di Beppo - Encino

491 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(818) 995-3288
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mike Alietti
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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.
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Cross street
Encino Avenue
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Parking details
Valet parking available for $2.50 and metered street parking is also available.
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Public transit
The Metro Bus Line - Encino Avenue stop.
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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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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

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.

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What 491 People Are Saying
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MichaelJr (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was great with the exception of the tables being so close to each other. We were literally elbow to elbow with the neighboring table. Honestly, I understand why they cram everyone in during special holidays it did lessen the romantic dinner we were expecting to have.

vipRonnie8 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Generous portions, tasty food, nice service, interesting decor, good value. It's alright with me!

eloyga (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We came here on a friday night and upon arrival we were told that it would be a 45 minute wait for 2 and this was at 7:40pm. I walked outside and went on my opentable app and noticed that i could make a reservation for 7:45 for 2. I clicked on it and went back inside. Im sure the server felt really dumb when she say me again with my reservation and had to tell me that my table was almost ready..instead of 45 mins. Seconds later before being seated a couple walked in and i overheard the host telling them there was a 45 min wait. I was outraged and as they were leaving i pulled them over and told them to download the opentable app because the 45 min wait was a lie. They were really happy that i spoke up.
When we were sat, our server told forever to come by. Took so long to come by that a gentlemen that looked as if though he was the manager toom our drink and food order.
The server came back a few mins later to take our order and we explained to her that someone had already taken our order. Her follpwing words were "oh well too bad. Less work for me" horrible! She never brought us bread and the drink order was brought wrong. Had to bring it to their attention and then they took another 10 mins to get me my correct drink. Wow!
The food eventually came
The $30 appetizer and our 2 main courses. Werent they taught that appetizer comes first???
We didnt complain because we were just hungry at that point. Appetizer was good, fettucini alfredo was watery and we could clearly tell that the portion was smaller ( since we are constant visitors) and the chicken dish was overcooked. The server never came back to ask how it was going and it took forever to get the check and she kept forgetting our boxes, along with the people that were sitting next to us requests. This was probably the worst customer service ive encountered at a bucca di beppo and even though convenient and close by to us, i dont know if we will ever return. 2 thumbs down unfortunately.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was not good

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

We just bought a car.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Great service . We had two toddlers with us so our server offered the kids pizza dough to play with. We were 8 people, server recommended we order 2 small dishes and 1 large. We decided to order 2 large dishes and 1 small... we had so much left over! It's. Great deal if you plan to eat family style.

bartop (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

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!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Our server made it a great experience at Buca

vipJack (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 12, 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).

vipdhart (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on November 4, 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.

vipNewmies (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

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

Adrian (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 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 👌🏾

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 4, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
1.0  Dined on August 30, 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!