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Buca di Beppo - Palo Alto

3.6
706 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Comfort Food (11)
  • Casual (8)
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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.
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
(650) 329-0665
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What 706 People Are Saying
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3.6
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3.6
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3.5
service
3.7
ambience
3.5
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Server nice but hard to get a hold of. He was bartending and serving at the same time. They shouldnt do that.

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Juanita (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Our basic meal of spagetti and meatballs was okay, except the picture in the menu had 3 meatballs and we received two. Oh well.
As we sat and ate our meal we noticed that NO ONE was cleaning the tables of those that had eaten and left. By the time we finally finished there were at least 5 booths/tables with dirty utensils sitting on the tables waiting to be removed. We also saw a number of the same (utensils left on tables) in oother parts of the restuarant as we departed. This is not an environment conducive for enjoyable eating!!
In addition the bathrooms are in need of immediate attention. The hardware needs to be replaced with better working equipment and the bathroom inself should be cleaned/picked up after on a more regular basis than it seems to be right now.
I would not go running back to here in the immediate future.

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lisa (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Very thing was good our server (Abbey) was very good very nice sweet no complaining here overall good time with friends and family

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

It was our son's 18th birthday and we have been going to this restaurant for years but something has definitely happened to management .........the entire staff from the rude front desk agent to stressed out barman to our very arrogant server were all extremely unprofessional and unfriendly and under qualified !!!!!! No manager on duty....the place has gone wild !!!! We weren't even offered an icecream treat for my son's birthday. Our group of 11 people left disappointment by the way we were treated and will never go back.......the staff was horrific !!!!

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vipannieyork (San Francisco)
1.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Very poor experience. New Year's Eve -- we made a reservation, they confirmed, we arrived a few minutes early and were seated fairly quickly. But -- it took at least 10 minutes for a waiter to appear and after that an hour for the food to arrive and one of our orders was wrong. All along all the waitstaff and hostess were talking about how slammed they were with phone orders. The phone orders seemed to take precedence over everyone who thought ahead, made reservations and expected a decent meal. Never again.

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vipLivetoeat (Houston)
1.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

My experience was awful. This restaurant is not clean. The staff seem overwhelmed. Although the portions are large, the prices are high for the quality of the food. I would dine at Olive Garden or Maggiano’s.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas celebration for extended family and friends. Our server Abbey was fantastic. She had good recommendations.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0
Dined on December 18, 2017

Open table mobile does not have easy cancel... The place is closed for technical reason, cannot book a replacement since I have an on going reservation... Bad app...

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

The Manager Candice was rude and said they don’t trust open table and it always messes up their reservations

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vipNickname (Hawaii)
3.0
Dined on November 26, 2017

After the Stanford football game, I took the family here for some family style pasta and salad. Very consistent. Nice friendly service.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
Hamilton
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(650) 329-0665
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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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Parking details
There is a 3-level parking garage directly behind us at City Hall. It is free of charge but fills up quickly on weekends.
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Public transit
We are very close to the Palo Alto BART station.
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Executive chef
Eric Keyes
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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.

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