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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.
San Diego, CA 92126
Italian, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Mira Mesa Blvd
$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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, 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 - Mira Mesa Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!!!
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.
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.
We had a reservation for 4 ppl and were seated promptly, but upstairs in the back corner of a room that was very warm. We asked to move to a booth in a different section and were told it was reserved for people who requested a booth when making their reservations. After we placed our order, another group seated near us in the corner, must have asked to move and they were allowed to do so. We also found the pricing outrageous... $30 for 3 pieces of Veal Saltimbocca with no sides (not even pasta) seemed excessive. We realize it was family style, but paying additional $10.99 for a side of green beans was not reasonable in our opinion.
Overall, it was a good experience. The staff were very friendly & prompt, and it was great to be able to get a reservation so we could get dinner before the kids bedtime. However, the kids pizza was pretty greasy, and the bathrooms needed some attention...You could tell that they were hastily updated with paint & needed cleaning. The adult food was pretty good, and the servings were so large that we got 4 more meals from leftovers.
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