Buca di Beppo - Mira Mesa

4.4
798 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Craving authentic Italian food in Mira Mesa, CA? Look no further! Book your reservation today with Buca di Beppo Mira Mesa, 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 spending the day shopping at Mira Mesa Market or catching movie at Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium IMAX & RPX, 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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 798 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1/2 price spaghetti and meatballs! Meatball Monday’s!

Report
Helpful
R
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

quattro al forno is my favorite, which we order almost every time. it has increasingly gotten better and better as time goes on. more sauce which makes it moist and lots of filling. very delicious! service was excellent. very friendly and accommodating. made us feel very welcomed.

Report
Helpful
JM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Seated with in 5mins of arriving and ordered apps and Dinner with in the next 10 mins. Apps were cold to touch.Waitress was great and apologetic and sent apps back. Then waited over a hour for main dishes Spaghetti and Valentines Day Special Lasagna. Only to find plastic in the Lasagna.
Also it’s Valentines Day and tables that sit 4 were shared by 2 parties of 2 Definitely not an intimate Valentines setting.
And elevator to 2nd floor had a stench we going to our table and on th way out not only the stench but there was a dish cart in elevator with us

Report
Helpful
JF
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good for big families and birthday celebrations!!!

Report
Helpful
CA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Thanks so much for our birthday/anniversary celebration with the Pope! Was tricky to hear each other and I regret to say my husband was pretty unimpressed with the bar being out of bitters for his requested old fashioned and out of the beer he wanted. Can't win them all, but when other things seemed to be sold out or used up as well....glasses for drinks, special lemonade, etc...it seemed as though the restaurant hadn't been prepared for the evening.

Report
Helpful
w
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and good family food

Report
Helpful
OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Celebrating my daughter’s birthday. Staff was very friendly and welcoming. Food and drinks were delicious.

Report
Helpful
A
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A grat place to hang out with friends.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice experience. Well taken care off

Report
Helpful
R
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Generous portions. Cold wine. Best with a group. There will be leftovers to take home.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great servers.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service.

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

Report
Helpful
f
San Diego
80 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

the shrimp parmigiana was awesome, meatball appetizer was a meal, and caprese salad was fresh.........but needed some balsamic drizzled over it.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a good experience. And had a great time celebrating our anniversary with my man. Thank you

Report
Helpful
k
San Diego
69 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our server started out very pleasant and attentive but then she got a big group and we were ignored. She even forgot my birthday goody. By the time she brought our check they had turned up the air and I was more than ready to leave. The veal was excellent. The make your own pasta way too garlicky and way too large.

Report
Helpful
SB
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great for big parties.

Report
Helpful
s
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is always good the service was a bit slow but overall we has a good meal. The only thing I would balk at is the price of the Chianti $57 for the small carafe is ridiculous.

Report
Helpful
G
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful place to spend Thanksgiving. Plenty of food and no clean-up. Thank you!

Report
Helpful
s
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with my family for my birthday. Service was great and food was delicious.

Report
Helpful
JG
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun dinner for volleyball party.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

So I scheduled our reservation a month in advance for my wife's birthday for 8 p.m. when I showed up 10 minutes early I was seated and then given a menu. I knew it was going to take us a while to order so I took it upon myself to order some appetizers. So I ordered some stuffed mushrooms and cheesy garlic bread the stuffed mushrooms was pretty good but when it came to the garlic bread it had a weird aftertaste like a cleaning solution of some sort. Anyway we asked the waitr to exchange it for mozzarella sticks instead because we didn't want to take another chance of getting another bad batch when they brought out the mozzarella sticks waiter then asked us if we wanted to order in which we live in a replied yes. My wife ordered their specialty meatballs and spaghetti and which they're known for and I ordered the chicken carbonara pasta. About a half hour later we're thinking that we're getting ready to get our meal and instead the waiter brings us bad news explained to us that they do not have any meatballs prepped and it would take over 2 hours to prep to get ready and make some my wife then went from an all-time high to an all-time low and decided not to want to eat there anymore for we could not fathom how at 8 they're out of Meatballs so overall we had a terrible experience and we didn't even stay there long enough to get the birthday song All In All We were upset and it was a terrible experience I feel they should have been more prepared especially when they have reservations coming in in the evening.

Report
Helpful
MK
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We haven't been to a Buca di Beppo for a long time so given that we had a coupon, we thought we'd give it a try. It was really good with portions that are huge - definitely a place for a big group or if you like leftovers for a few days! We'll be back:)

Report
Helpful
OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter, Matt, was extremely helpful and accommodating. I asked for a side of artichokes (which is not on the menu) and Matt went out of his way to get me them! He was very attentive and overall made our experience very enjoyable.

Report
Helpful
k
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Prices are very expensive if not sharing a meal with someone. They call a small dish serves 1-2 people and all cost around $25 a plate. No salad included just some bread.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite go to places. Price is great for the portions you receive. The ambience is loud and busy, but still a really great place to come back to.

Report
Helpful
L
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The staff at this location were excellent -- from the hostess receiving us, and when I asked for no stairs, she made it fun to use the elevator for my elderly father. Waiter was also friendly and our service was fast despite how crowded it was. Always good food & fun for our family.

Report
Helpful
OT
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun family dining with an exciting atmosphere. Great food in family style portions.

Report
Helpful
s
San Diego
70 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Family chain Resturant. Mozzarella garlic bread was good. Sauces were bland and pasta over cooked. Friendly bar staff.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Family style, the food is pretty dang good, especially the dessert!!

Report
Helpful
WS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

13 for a birthday dinner
great service
tasty food
only one drawback and that’s no restrooms on the first floor

Report
Helpful
d
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very nice, friendly and excellent service!!!!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Bad service! Rude Manager! For the price...Go SOMEWHERE ElSE!

Report
Helpful
F
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Been to this place a few times and each time it was at a different location. Food is okay and generous portions, but don’t expect to be in an out in less than 2 hours. After initials seating and drink orders, service tends to slow way down. This is the same at all the locations we visited.

Report
Helpful
t
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent as it always is. The salad is a great one-all kinds of things in it. The eggplant parmesan with a side dish of spaghetti is my favorite. I must say their carpet upstairs and downstairs has not been cleaned for years. It is not very appetizing. There is not excuse for that. I wish someone would look into this very soon.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s day

Report
Helpful
KK
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Food was terrible-mediocre at best. Server barely checked on our table. We had to wait for silverwear. A party of seven was stuck in a tiny booth in the corner. Not to mention this restaurant is less than accomodating for a special occasion. Terrible restaurant, service, horrible manager. I won’t be returning and will not be recommending to others.

Report
Helpful
OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mother’s day

Report
Helpful
M
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It took forever to get drinks and food, the waiter was nice, but you shouldn't have to wait 20 minutes for water and even longer for beer and sangria. The food needed salt, but if you have a large group and just want company and don't care if the food is bland and the wait is long then this is your spot. Also, they charge if you want to bring your own cake but did not tell me that in advance, the manager did let us eat our cake tho so we were thankful for that.

Report
Helpful
P
San Diego
56 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great place for large groups. There were 12 in my group. I recommend making reservations. Very large portions!! We could not finish 2 large pasta dishes. The left overs tasted just as good the next day 😋

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
20

Tweets by Buca di Beppo - Mira Mesa