About Buca di Beppo - Mira Mesa

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.

10749 Westview Parkway
San Diego, CA 92126
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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:
Mira Mesa Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 536-2822

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.

Executive Chef:
Antonio Pimentel

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, 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 - Mira Mesa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Good for Groups (7)
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Good for Birthdays (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Fun (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Authentic (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Business Meals (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a fun time! This is my “go to” place before taking my grandchildren to the movies. Kids love the cuisine (and so do I). Friendly and efficient staff!

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Ninth year celebrating Valentine’s Day here. Chose the special offering. It was excellent!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was really bad, cold and place is full of decors, not even a inch gap with out the Photos . Honestly never take any one for a date.

Tags: Quick Bite, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Reservations were booked to celebrate a birthday but it was never mentioned when checked in and/or when dining.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Took the wife out for our weekly date and chose Buca, the food here is really good but it's also expensive compared to most others. We had the Chicken Sambroso or something like that and ordered the large "5" pieces and there really wasn't much there but the penne pasta was enough for a family of 5, go figure.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was very crowded, therefore rather noisy. Service was very slow at the beginning. Food was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful service, great food, good ambience... last minute New Years dinner for my husband, son and I after spending all day at the hospital waiting for our first grand baby and everything was tasty... perfect ending to an amazing year and a new beginnings full of happy celebration and memorable adventures!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I liked it . We went for Christmas dinner and had made a reservation online, so were promptly seated. I went ahead and ordered the eggplant parmesan because it came highly recommended on the reviews. It isn't exactly as Italy, as we lived overseas for 5 years and ate the authenic Italian cuisine there, but it is good for family get together occasions. I recommend it for parties and such, where you don't have to whisper so others don't hear your discussions at the table. It was noisy, but people seemed happy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great Experience got seated a little early. Do enjoy the restaurant just had a bad experience with a server a while back. Alex was very good.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very colorfully decorated. Service was a bit slow but they were busy.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service!

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 (London)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great for a team meal

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were seated fast with our reservation. The food is decent. Remember everything is family style.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Brandon the new server and Danielle assisting him were spectacular! Absolutely the best!! Thank you

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 25, 2017

It was great as usual. The Eggplant parmesan is always consistent and delicious. It is served with a crust of some sort which is out of this world. It comes with your choice of pasta and fresh baked Italian bread. We had Antonio in the bar as our waiter and he was fun, friendly and served pasta sauce to dunk with our bread if we wanted. We'll be back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Very good food for a fair value. Large portions and friendly service.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We always get the same thing because it's so consistent. The Eggplant parmesan is excellent. The sauce is very good and the flavor is super. You also get a choice of side dishes with it. The servers are very friendly also. They don't rush us at all.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

MDe a reservation using OpenTable App but the restaurant would not honor the reservation since according to them they did not know why OpenTable had times available when they really do not.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The restaurant was very noisy! We were 4 adults celebrating a birthday and they sat us among 3 family groups with quite boisterous children?! The fact it was a birthday was never passed on to the server, so there was no recognition of the event!! The food was good, with many choices, but we felt a bit pricey based on the amount of food served.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Everything was good except the food. It needs more flavor, spices, salt, pepper, etc. The interior of the resturant is fun.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Enjoyable dinner. I really love their marinara sauce! The service was very pleasant and prompt. It is on the expensive side, however you will certainly be taking food home. The only issue I experienced was that it was extremely cold inside, so you may want to bring a sweater.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We ordered a small antipasto salad and the small baked Ziti to share as a couple. After we started eating the salad, we realized that it actually contained no meat. It was supposed to include salami and pepperoni, and initially we assumed it must have been on the bottom and not gotten tossed well with the salad. But there was no meat. When this was pointed out to the waiter, he went back to the kitchen and came back with two small containers of salami and pepperoni. At the conclusion of the meal, the waiter brought us someone else's bill.
Buca di Beppo is very loud, as they have lots of birthday parties and large groups, often with lots of kids. It can be difficult to find a quiet table there to have a conversation with your meal. The food is very mediocre, and they push their family photo biz really hard while you are eating. It is also not the cleanest restaurant you will encounter. We usually have to reject silverware that hasn't been decently cleaned, and the handrails on the stairs are gross.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 31, 2017

This was a delightful meal. The stuffed combo was excellent and the veal marsala was among the best I've ever had. The caprese was delicious too.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food was just okay. I think it's a bit pricey for the quality. Would rather have smaller servings and higher quality.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Always good fun. Great for page parties.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I made a reservation for our group but then the size went down and we no longer had a total of 14 participants... we were down to 8. I understand we shouldn't be given the private room with only 8 but I was disappointed they squeezed us into a booth for 8... it was pretty squishy which made it more difficult to eat.
The food was delicious as always... service was outstanding. Just wish the booth would have been a little larger for 8 adults!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The food here is never bad. The service is rarely good. You can order takeout from the full menu.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Tasty, local and kid friendly.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Food is great. Staff are very friendly. It's a family restaurant so there is noise but that's ok. Get small size meals bcz small is large

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Fun dining experience, prepare to get stuffed! They sing their own version of "Happy Birthday" enthusiastically - it's terribly embarrassing for all.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

This is a very unique place to eat. Its loud especially where we at because we are at the kitchen area. literally in front of the kitchen! The guy in charge was there and somehow showed some of their specialties as its served. He ended up giving us some marinara sauce for our bread. It's loud and fun at the same time. You hear pots and pans clanging, banging and dropping but not breaking! Always love their linguine frutta de mare!!!!

Tags: People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

They were the best for accommodating a father's day dinner with kids and elder people who are very picky!

With changing our reservation time 30 minutes beforehand to changing seats on the fly, a diverse and accommodating group of people and a restaurant well deserving of our return.

Food was outstanding, service was real good.

Worth a return visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Cozy, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Love Buca but waitress on this day acted like she did not care. Had to ask other waiters for refill on drinks and did not bring additional items requested..then said she forgot and said ..oh do you still want them since you're almost done

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food is fresh and authentic Italian and is served family style. The atmosphere is unique and fun and the service was excellent. Be sure to make a reservation because this restaurant is busy.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Chose them for a birthday celebration. Food was yummy and able to be shared which is a plus. Our group of 12 was accommodated quickly and service was prompt.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Haven't been here for years, but the pizza
is still my favorite!! Great for groups, very large portion sizes. We ordered the pizza, shrimp florentine pasta and chicken marsala. This was plenty for 6 adults. The shrimp last could have used more seasoning and the chicken Marsala tasted too sweet. They had a good kids menu that had macaroni and cheese, cheese pizza, and fettuccine pasta.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Took my mom there for Mother's Day. Terrible experience. Waiter forgot to come back to take our order & then forgot to come back to give us the bill. Food was burnt & dry. Really disappointed with the whole experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Great Food. Fantastic Atmosphere. One of the best places to meet with Friends.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2017

I enjoy taking my family to Buca's for a meal after a movie. Food is always excellent. The staff works,hard and are courteous. Great for a group!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Restaurant was very accommodating and gave us the Pope's Room which was fun.
Our server was outstanding food was very good, definitely recommend Buca di Beppo for special occasions and large family meals.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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