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Buca di Beppo - Palo Alto

713 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
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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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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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Eric Keyes
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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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Cross street
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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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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, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, 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 713 People Are Saying
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3.7  based on recent ratings
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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REBELD (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

Bread wasn’t hot and came out late

vipbobski16 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was very good except they brought the salad and pasta dishes at the same time. It would be nice to have 10 minutes to enjoy my salad before bringing the pasta.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Good food, good value , great service and fun ambiance make Bucas our “Go to” for family celebrations😊

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I like the Rigatoni Pasta with Marinara Sauce. Also a Mixed Green Salad with the Italian Dressing.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

They accommodated our large group very well, and the server was very friendly and helpful

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

We came to share a double birthday, and I’d even mentioned it in the reservation. Unfortunately the service for most of the time was extremely poor. Towards the end another waiter helped us, and he was wonderful. He asked the table next to us if anyone was celebrating anything, of course they had a birthday, and no one had done that with us. One of our orders came out wrong, so this gentleman fixed it right away. The server before him couldn’t get or drink order down correctly and when something wasn’t available, she waited 20 minutes to notify us. Overall it was just okay.

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.

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.

lisa (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on January 6, 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 !!!!

naaa (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

They were not serving certain items because the server said the kitchen was too busy, then the food came out cold and bland. Server was standing and talking instead of checking in on his tables. Usually they are a lot better, just terrible this visit.

vipannieyork (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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.

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 17, 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...

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

vipNickname (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

We had the Thanksgiving dinner menu and it was very good. The food came very quick but the salad that was separate took a little bit. Didn't see the waiter very often; restaurant was very busy and I think the waiter was new. We enjoyed our time there.

keepitcomink (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

The spaghetti here is my favorite. Unfortunately I think they changed the marinara sauce. Or maybe it was just prepared wrong. Also when the dish was served the noodles were hard and pasty. We asked for a new one. The noodles were better on the second one but, the sauce was mushy. The meatballs and chicken limone were good. We might try a different Buca next time. Because, if that's how the sauce is supposed to be. We won't be ordering again. The server was very nice and understanding about it. I can't say the same about the hostess, she was rude as if she hated her job. When we checked in for our reservation she acted as if we were bothering her. She told us other reservations we're being checked in and we had to wait. And she was acting like that with other patrons. Some she even turned away. One couple was told no walk-ins being taken. While another couple was told walk-ins weren't being accepted till 830pm. At that time was about 710pm. Very unfriendly.

YaroslavB (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

They try to do too much at once. Everything is slow, orders get mixed up. Food is OK.