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Sat, 4/21
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8:30 PM
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Buca di Beppo - Mira Mesa

4.2
754 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Comfort Food
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(858) 536-2822
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Antonio Pimentel
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mira Mesa Blvd
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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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 754 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
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3.8
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Good experience.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

server was very attentative. portions generous. food (stuffed chicken, shrimp draviolo, mozzarella and tomatoes) was tasty.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

It's Italian American food and lots of it - I think their menu is to be shared and served family style since the portions are huge ...

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Danielle at the bar was great. I think the pricing v quantity received is not as good anymore unless Kind has a deal or offer.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The shrimp scampi contained fewer shrimp than expected and was a bit boring. I would recommend getting one of the regular menu entrees instead.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Booth seat needs major repair. No one should have been seated there.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

The food and service were outstanding, Tony the bartender is amazing.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Nice atmosphere had a great time with friends

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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Veal Marsala was excellent. Very much meat and plenty of fresh mushrooms in the sauce. The sauce was excellent too. It was $29.99. My husband and I split it and that was plenty of meat. On week days I can get a side salad for $1.99 along with my entrée. I ate there on a Saturday and there was not a side salad available for $1.99. My husband and I asked for a side dish of spaghetti, because nothing came with the Veal. Our server said it would be $9.99 for the side.. Wow! That's a whole meal again.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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1.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Great for a team meal

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on October 17, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Buca is a family favorite, they ever disappoint.

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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 16, 2017

Always good fun. Great for page parties.

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4.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Tasty, local and kid friendly.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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