Buca di Beppo - Farmers Market

3.8
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$30 and under
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Italian
Craving authentic Italian food in Los Angeles, CA? Look no further! Book your reservation today with Buca di Beppo Famers Market, the Italian restaurant known for traditional pastas in homemade sauces, specialty pastas, mouthwatering entrees and fresh-made breads, salads and pizza. Favorites include Baked Ziti, Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagna, Spicy Chicken Rigatoni and Shrimp Fra Diavolo with dishes served family-style; Small feeds 3 and Large feeds 6. But leave room for dessert! Cannolis stuffed to order, homemade Cheesecake and artisan Gelato aren’t to be missed.

Whether you’re strolling the Original Farmers Market, shopping at The Grove or visiting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Buca’s warmly decorated dining and semi-private rooms are perfect for enjoying a relaxing meal, everyday dining or celebrating any occasion for parties and groups both small and large. Can’t join us at our table? Call ahead or order online for To Go or delivery. Catering also available.
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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The salmon dish we ordered was terrible. The quality of food was terrible

Buca di Beppo - Farmers Market
Responded 6 days ago

We apologize your meal did not meet your expectations. Our guests' feedback is highly valuable to us and 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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D
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The place is nice and with fun Italian decoration, I asked for a penne and it was not the best ... lots of garlic and pepper . Unfortunately not my taste!!! Maybe I will give another try and ask for another plate .

Buca di Beppo - Farmers Market
Responded 6 days ago

We apologize your meal did not meet your expectations. Our guests' feedback is highly valuable to us and 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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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for Thanksgiving Dinner on November 9, 2019. I had to confirm my reservation 2x with the restaurant. My family and I were going for Turkey dinner only, we were not planning on ordering anything but the Thanksgiving dinner for 6. When we were seated for our 4 pm reservation, we were told by the waiter that they had run out of turkey. I was there with 5 other people who were all expecting turkey for dinner, including two 5 year olds. We were so upset! I still am upset..just unacceptable! We actually got up and walked out extremely disappointed. Very poor planning by the restaurant..my family will never go there again. They didn’t even seem sorry that this had happened.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, yummy food, lots to take home for Thanksgiving 🥰

Buca di Beppo - Farmers Market
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo for Thanksgiving! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and look forward to celebrating with you at Buca di Beppo again soon!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it here
Best for a big family
Will come here again

B
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious mashed potatoes!

Buca di Beppo - Farmers Market
Responded on September 18, 2019

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

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MP
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

This was a low point in restaurant visits. An embarrassment for The Grove

Buca di Beppo - Farmers Market
Responded on August 14, 2019

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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AD
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The price has gone up significantly. I was shocked that we only ordered small sized salad/appetizer/pasta and some soft drinks (no re-fills); and the bill total was over $115. The food tasted bland to awful. I will never go back to Buca di Beppo again.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We have been coming to this particular location over the past year. The appetizer took close to an hour. Our waitress was kindly to remove it from my bill.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The service was terrible. Everything else was good though

OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Has gotten too expensive. Will not return much anymore

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great waiter. Just an all around great experience.

s
Los Angeles
161 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were a party of ten. We asked to be seated in a quiet room with
few guests. Our request was granted and we were alone in a separate room.
This worked out well for our group.

Our servers were good and checked on us periodically.
The food was brought out in segments--salads and pizza first
then entrees to share. All was fine.

This is a good place for large groups and families.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Way over priced for what is essentially mall food! They took so long to bring our food out that the kids were loosing their minds and it wasn't even crowded. Maybe 2 other tables. For the price we paid I could have had fine dining

l
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely dinner with an oId friend and enjoyed the quietness of the restaurant with oldies from my generation playing in the background!

f
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

It was so bad we sent a letter to the manager.

s
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Host didn’t seat us on time even with reservation and I had to walk up and remind them despite letting them know we were here and there were plenty of seats available. Waitress was way too chatty and aggressive. Beer menu is not up to date on menu and was told that they might have beer we ordered. Woman came to our table and took pics and even though they said it was free, came back and brought the pics and asked us to purchase them. We ordered food and waitress tried to tell us what to order. Asked for spinach dip and was told you ran out. Had to ask multiple times for takeout boxes. Food was good but overall very annoying experience. Won’t be back.

s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Kitchen only partially working when we went. Lasagna was very bad. Salads ok. Not a good dining experience. Music was very loud.

J
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was just good, not great. Nothing innovative or new as you’d find in a real Italian restaurant. The front desk could not find our open table reservation and made us wait a long time. The 1950’s stereotypical Italian American decor is slightly funny but way over done and actually offensive to any real Italian. Italy has an extremely sophisticated food and design culture. I get that it’s a jokey themed place but struck me as blackfacing Italians.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Celebrating moms birthday.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Must try spicy chicken rigatoni.!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Poor service and food quality

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

My husband and I came out for a prevalentines day date. We were looking forward to the usual incredible, delicious Italian food.

Instead we were seated in an area right beyond the kitchen and the outside. The noise level from the kitchen was so loud it was hard to make conversation.

The food took about an hour and a half to come out. It was dry, lacking sauce, and flavor. We did request chili flakes and extra marinara but finished our meal before they both arrived. The portions are grand though.
This is the first review I’ve ever given that was this poor.

DJ
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Non working phone number, no greeter in attendance (I waited and waited). I attended the 'so called' Meatball Monday when the sub and spaghetti meals were to be 50% off. How ever, it was not listed anywhere in the restaurant nor on the menu. As a result, instead of paying about nine dollars, my meal was over $16.00 instead!!! I will not attend any other Buca di Beppo establishments as a result (of my own volition...)

PP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

They couldn’t find our reservation and the waiter was not attentive at all

E
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty. Buca has changed their recipes a little bit. Like the chicken limon sauce before. Much better than today's creamier sauce.

JO
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

They give zero for birthday celebrations!!! I booked a reservation online-their system was down.

F
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love the margherita pizza at buca!

ST
Detroit
159 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is a unique location in the middle of a mall/market in Los Angeles. We had intended on dining in the market, but selected Buca di Beppo instead. With the salmon sorrento entree (or the chicken limone), you can get a pretty tasty but lower calorie meal at Buca's. They now have Brussels Sprouts with prosciutto!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I thought the food was only average and the service only deserves a passing grade. Nothing special.

JJ
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Our family had expectations that there would be a wait for food and we were ok with that. We ordered the Christmas dinner that feeds five and a children’s macaroni & cheese. When we received the pasta course, it was about 3-4 ravioli per person which wasn’t enough food for five people. When the macaroni & cheese arrived, the macaroni was under cooked and inedible.
The server provided great service and did his best under the circumstances.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful
16th birthday and Christmas
Left with no food

ST
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited an hour after we ordered to get food, no bread, no appetizers, no update or even a drink refill update it was the worst I will never be back! Ever

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

9 people Celebrating two Birthdays and one promotion. Everything we ordered they were out of the food in quality was awful. In addition while we were eating they begin to clean the kitchen with bleach and the aroma helped us or us out the door and they didn’t even apologize for the awful smell and poor quality of food and service. We are agreed that we would never eat there again I would never ever recommend this awful place..

TS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience at Buca di Beppo! We were seated promptly and the service from then to the end of the evening was exceptional - as always. And the food - where to begin! It's amazing and I have leftovers for two more meals! Great value for the dollar - as the old TV commercial used to say "try it, you'll like it!"

f
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience2

HORRIFIC CUSTOMER SERVICE! Used to come here all the time with friends and for a quick lunch or dinner, hence not sure if the staff changed recently but the this time the hosts/ servers, including one who claimed to be the manager, were EXTREMELY UNPROFESSIONAL and simply RUDE.

Not to mention it was a Tuesday evening after 8PM, I had a flight to Europe the following day and was hoping to have a nice quiet dinner, more than half the restaurant was completely empty, yet the service, or I should say lack of it, was equal to the busiest holiday night of the year. EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is an Italian family-style restaurant. That means you get huge portions on everything. We ordered and had far more food than we could possibly eat. The quality the food is decent but it truly is a quantity over quality restaurant

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location for family dinning. Kid friendly

O
Pittsburgh
122 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We were seated right away despite being early for our reservation, which was appreciated. The tables are tightly packed and the seats are as comfortable as cheap lawn chairs. The highlight of the meal was the delicious food and the marvelous service from Albert, a delightful and friendly young man. He suggested that a small serving of stuffed chicken would be sufficient for two people. That would only be the case if they were not hungry. The small portion of three breasts is what I receive in a portion for one at my favorite Italian restaurant. It is a disappointment that one must order a Thanksgiving dinner for at least three, which made it impossible for me to have a traditional meal for the first time in my life. It also was not possible for us to order a side disjh of broccoli despite it being served to others as a part of the Thanksgiving feast. It took almost a half hour to receive bread, for which Albert apologized multiple times. I heard a server apologiziing to an adjacent table for the long wait to receive their food. Our meals took about a half hours to arrive after ordering, which is too long when there is nothing else to eat. Fortunately, the outrageous parking charge of as much as $30 at the adjacent lot melted away with validation from Buca di Beppo.

Buca di Beppo - Farmers Market
Responded on December 4, 2018

Oren, we are extremely sorry to hear that we let you down – especially on such a special day. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us and will share this experience with our management team.

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J
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The food was consistent with other locations but the service was poor and not all ordered food came out.

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