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About Buca di Beppo - Huntington Beach

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.

7979 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
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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:
Beach Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 891-4666

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:
Public parking structure; parking is free with validation.

Public Transit:
Public bus transit, 29 North Route, Huntington Beach to La Habra - Bus stop #2718.

Executive Chef:
Edgar Perez

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 - Huntington Beach Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.4

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
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Creative Cuisine (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Business Meals (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 hours ago

Double date with friends, it was their first time but our second time, food was delicious and service was awesome. Walk away as 4 happy customers.

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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was great, the service was lacking. The host was annoyed by all the customers and would not look anyone in the eye. Dirty blond kid, slim, didn’t get his name. The service was fast at first, but the server did not show up until the end of our dinner. We wanted a second drink, but we had to ask another Sever to call ours. She showed up 15 minutes later, but only tried to upsell the photo package. By the way, please wait until people are done eating before you ask them to move around for a photo shoot. We asked for our check and moved on. Would not go back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined 3 days ago

Took my girls to a nice Valentine’s Day meal.

The restaurant was busy, but had a nice pace. The employees were busy but not hectic, it gave the place a nice vibe, not stressful at all.

Our server Tina was fantastic. 5-stars for sure. She was running so fast I don’t think her heels hit the floor once haha. The food was awesome and the portions were perfect. The dessert cannolis are great, can’t get enough.

The only bad part is the Parking situation at this location, it’s spotty at best. The restaurant shares a lot with several business and a doctors office of some sort. Took me about 20 minutes to finally find a spot.

Overall this one gets a 99.99 out of 100

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Had reservation at 6:15pm. The host either never checked us in or lost our seat ticket. Finally were seated at 6:40pm and the table had pieces of food from the previous diners. Asked for the manager and explained our bad experience. He offered us a free appetizer (declined the offer) and promised to return to check on us. Ordered two entrees. The first arrived a short time later but we had neither silverware or napkins. Waited a couple of minutes until we finally were able to ask a busboy for some. The second entree arrived more than twenty minutes after the first. We finished our dinner and paid the check. Never saw the manager (Alex) again. One of the worst restaurant experiences we've ever had.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

It was fettuccine so got it for 50% off and added chicken which was great. However, they’ve changed their bread. Like other bread much better.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Crowded. Loud. Busy. Loud.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Our waitress was way too much. Everything was “”honey, dear, sweetheart, sweetie...”. Not to mention a 5 minute dissertation about how it wasn’t her fault every time a question was asked. My husband asked me at one point, “didn’t you ask for lemons?” And my response was that I’d do without so I didn’t have to hear her rant. Not our first time with this waitress. Also, zero options for smaller groups. They used to have at least an individual side salad but not anymore. Their “small” is just going to go to waste if 2 adults and 2 kids want salad before their meal. Silly expensive for middle of the road Italian food.

If you’re having a large loud group or party go to Bucca if not I’d make different plans.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We went to celebrate our son's 25th birthday his choice was Buca di Beppo and we had a great time. Our service was wonderful he was very attentive kept us posted as to win our meal was going to arrive food was excellent the birthday song was amazing

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I loved it spending time with friends

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Some people love high-capacity restaurants with frenetic atmospheres, lots of big tables, and huge servings. I'm not one of those people, so my ratings reflect my perspective. If you don't mind quantity over quality of food, kids running around and screaming, and various other paths to over-stimulation, this may be a place for you. If you or others in your party have dietary restrictions (e.g., vegan, gluten-free), you won't find much joy in the menu. The servers are very friendly and food is served quickly.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very, very loud. Good food, but don't expect to have any conversation with friend across the table without raising your voice and asking for things said to be repeated three times.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We celebrated my husband's birthday. My 2 granddaughters had a great time with my mother-in-law and husband. The pasta and salad were fresh and tasted very good. Would definitely come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner at Buca di Beppo Huntington Beach was great! Good food except the green beans should be cooked a bit longer as they were too hard and raw. Service was excellent! A bit noisy atmosphere but ok. Air conditioning was a bit freezing but I would take that over being too warm. I think it was not bad later on after we mentioned it. Overall, good place to have an easy Thanksgiving meal without the hassle of cleanup afterwards.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It took 45 minutes to get food.
I ordered 1 glass of wine, which never arrived.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Service was great!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The waiter was great as one member of our group had food allergies and he went out of his way to assist the person in selecting a meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Eventhought we had an open table reservation we still had to wait about 20 min and the reseption person was not friendly. Service was ok because they didn't have enough wait staff so our waiter was from the bar and didn't get a part of our order correct so we had to wait for some of our meal to come back from the kitchen. Our bill was also incorrect because they charged us for two meals because of their mistake so we had to wait until they corrected the bill. No management staff ever came over to apoligez or offer us anything for the mistakes.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Had a great birthday celebration for my daughter

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

My quarterly trip to Huntington Beach, there is always a reservation at Buca de Beppo for the antipasto salad and florentine cheese bread! This time there was a spicier salami in the salad which gave it a great 'bite'...the florentine cheese bread is out of this world!
Service was good, always request seats in the bar!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Had a great experience with the family. Great food and value.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We arrived about 30 minutes early on a Saturday night with reservations. We went into the bar because it was crowded in the waiting area. There were a lot of people complaining about the wait. We were seated upstairs at our reservation time. We noticed there was only one other table occupied the entire dinner. The staff seemed disorganized. The dinner was good. We ordered a salad and chicken. The dinner was good however I could make it at home. Nothing special.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We were a group of 15 and had a great dinner here. Four families were celebrating our kids leaving for college. The atmosphere was really fun. We ordered a big variety of things and because it was family style, there was something for everyone. I highly recommend this restaurant for special celebrations. It is an especially great place for large groups.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 18, 2017

The food was just OK and the service was below expectations. We had to ask for a manager since we didn't get the help necessary to sufficiently place our order. The manager was very nice and pretty much took over. We were looking forward to having tiramisu for dessert and were told that the chef was just starting to make it, and that it would take 2 hours to finish. We settled for cheesecake which wasn't even a close second to tiramisu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Good food and service. A lot of noise because of group parties but it's ok with me. Good place for sharing

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Tina was fantastic. busy but personable! she seemed to be the only server that was hustling and bustling. she made our late father's day celebration (3 dads we were celebrating at the time)!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 19, 2017

we went here for a graduation celebration. This is a good place for large groups, we had 12. Food is very good and this is a fun place to eat.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We like the restaurant chain Buca di Peppo but this location is hit and miss. Service can good or really bad. The appetizers were good but the calamari was barely cooked, the breading was lukewarm so I suspect the cook was rushing it out. The entrees were on the DRY side if you can believe it. How can Italian food be lacking on the sauce?! My pasta shells were dry and hard on the top half because of lack of marinara sauce.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 25, 2017

No bread until the meal showed up. It was enough for one person instead of two. Waiter was terrible. Sat at booth at bar. He loudly cleared tables. Celebration cake which we usually come for is no longer red white and green. Lousy

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We had ana awesome semi private room for our large party of 10 for mother's day. Food was great and our server Jon was fantastic. Great choice for a large party special occasion spot.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Loved it! the food was great and so was the service. We had a party of 14 for Mother's Day and our server Tina handled it like a champ! She made sure we were taken care of and had a great attitude on such a busy day!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Great meal celebrating my Father-In-Law's 70th birthday. Disappointed that he did not get his complimentary dessert because we booked the reservation through Open Table. The server explained to us that patrons that book through Open Table are excluded from the complimentary dessert.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Antipasto Salad was delish...could have had a little more salami and olives in it!
Cheese Florentino garlic bread was fabulous!
Waiter was excellent, attentive but never hovering!
Another good dining experience!

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·Dined on April 22, 2017

It was a very good experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Can't go wrong here. Love the food and ambiance.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on April 7, 2017

We had a wonderful time for my daughters birthday! The food was great and our waiter Jonathan (Jon) was outstanding!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

RUDE STAFF, overpriced, not good quality! Save your money! Go to maggianos or Carmelo's

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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Never had a bad meal always a great place before the movies dinner

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Tasty Italian cuisine along with friendly service. Portions are satisfying.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 10, 2017

I've lived in the area for years but this was my first visit to this location. Probably won't go back. The restaurant was SUPER hot inside, and the food wasn't that good. I've had Buca several times before and always enjoyed it. Not this time. The food was bland and seemed as though it all came pre-made or canned. Plus, parking at this location was difficult. Although the service was fast and friendly, it wasn't enough to make up for the food quality.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 9, 2017

The food and service were top-notch. It was a quality experience all the way around.

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