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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.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Italian, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Public parking structure; parking is free with validation.
Public bus transit, 29 North Route, Huntington Beach to La Habra - Bus stop #2718.
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
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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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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
My friend asked to take me out to lunch for my birthday. I selected Buca because of the location and we both enjoy Italian cuisine. We sat in a spacious booth in the bar area. Dana was our waiter and he was great! Very entertaining and fun. There were several tables with regulars. Dana made sure to tell everyone that came in that it was my birthday. They would then wish me a happy birthday. He was had 8 tables with help from Terrence. The service, food and atmosphere were perfect for a fun experience. I had the eggplant parm with pasta - lunch portion was more than I could eat. My friend had the Shrimp Fra Diablo. It was a generous portion and loaded with shrimp.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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