Buca di Beppo - Pasadena

4.3
854 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Pasadena, CA then come to Buca. Our Italian restaurant near Central Park and Castle Green, right off of Long Beach Freeway, serves authentic family style Italian food. From team celebrations to romantic dinners, we make all of our guests feel like family. Join us for all of you upcoming special occasions!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The service and the food were excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Extremely Understaffed. Dirty and unbussed tables everywhere. Booth seats were dirty. Salad was wilted. This place has gone down and the prices have gone up. $25 for a small wilted garden salad. Waitress was very nice and apologetic but very disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience4

The food was really not good. We had the spaghetti and meatballs and the spaghetti was dry and unflavorful, and we had a burnt pasta then uncooked pasta :/ they comp’d the uncooked pasta and gave us free dessert! They were very sweet, but the food was really bad :/

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always amazing!!! They keep us coming back, some of my party members weee hesitant about going…they said they experienced bad customer and

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on September 26, 2021

Thank you for the great review! We strive to provide great food and world class service, so we're happy to see that reflected on your visit! We hope to see you again soon!

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ChadB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Took awhile to get service. New employees, prices are way too high for food.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on September 26, 2021

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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vipDarrenS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Not enough servers. Everytime I go, I wait forever for everything and I see other tables frustrated like me. More servers are needed. Dinner can't take that long...

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on September 26, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to write to us and are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. Please know that your feedback will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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vipVanessaT
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening!

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on September 5, 2021

Hi Vanessa! Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We walked in, dirty crowded, unorganized, sat us on time, never pointed out QR code for menu. No one came to our table to let us know or take our order. After sitting there for 20 minutes with no one coming to the table, we walked out. It was hot, in my opinion not safe and I would never go there again.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on September 1, 2021

We're sorry to hear about your dining experience on your recent visit. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. We'll be sure to share your review and feedback with our management team to address your concerns and improve our guest experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We did not even get a server and had to ask for utensils, request the complementary bread, we had poor service and seating. Unless you’re coming in a family, they won’t prioritize you or make you feel welcome.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on September 1, 2021

We are sorry to hear you had an unsatisfactory experience and value your feedback. We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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vipMoviediner
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience4

Really not a place for a couple or 2 people. Even small portions are large. Also very expensive for what you get. Lasagne ($35) was dry and needed more sauce. Also like the assemble to order and then cook. Antipasto Samad was large but mostly salad. ($22) service was very good. Really only saw large groups.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on August 22, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to write to us and are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. Please know that your feedback will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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vipMinyoungW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun dining atmosphere with friends due to portion sizes and space, however, felt crowded in the section we were seated in as we saw many areas of the dining room were completely empty.

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Responded on August 22, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your feedback as they highlight areas in need of improvement. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Some food was pretty good some not too good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to jump on Open Table and gran a table for 10 (two couples with 3 kids each) on a SUNDAY!!!

The food is amazing as usual, and the servers were great. One even remembered us from before!! 10/10 experience for us!

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Responded on August 22, 2021

We pride ourselves in providing great food and service and are always glad to hear that's being reflected by our team. We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The food was good, the service was so-so, and the ambiance was poor, since they sat our large party in the room that had no air-conditioning working. It was 100’ out, and there were other rooms with air-conditioning with nobody in them. We kept having to get up and walk to other rooms to stop sweating. The waitress didn’t refill drinks much, bring a fan like she said she would, and forgot to bring things like straws promptly. Plus, she brought most food to one end of the very long table, making it hard to share food with the heavy plates, so we had to get up, and reach across people to get food at one end of the table. It was disappointing, as we were celebrating a very important event. Also, the soda machine was broken on a very hot day. We were uncomfortable, and the manager never checked on us. We felt they didn’t care for us dining in their establishment. We wouldn’t choose this location again, for a large party.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on August 22, 2021

We are so sorry to hear that we let you down – particularly on such a special day. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us. We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a little difficulty at the beginning got there 30 minutes early, the host greeted us and told us she will check if they could seat us early but never followed up. We waited the full 30 minutes and when our reservation time came about we had to ask to see if we were going to be seated. However, we had an excellent server I believe her name was Mod she was friendly and brought everything within a good reasonable time. The food was excellent! No complaints about anything except for that minor setback at the beginning.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on August 12, 2021

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buca di Beppo never disappoints! We took the parents here for dad's birthday. All the staff are so friendly and welcoming! Says a lot about management. We ordered the 2018 Coppola Chardonnay. If you're looking for a balanced smooth gentle flavor of butter, oak with a soft touch of fruit, this is the Chardonnay to choose. Since Buca has family style servings, we ordered the small Chopped Antipasti, small Spaghetti Marinara, large Chicken Marsala (baby portobello mushrooms in a traditional Marsala wine reduction). The large Chicken Marsala has five chicken breasts, which was perfect for our party of four. We ended the meal with a complimentary two scoop vanilla birthday candle lit ice cream where the severs sing happy birthday. Overall it was a very enjoyable night.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on August 12, 2021

Thank you for your continued loyalty and patronage! We appreciate you dining with us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Yesir
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Pizza was good, service was good but the rest of the food like the zitti was dry and no flavor then the chicken Alfredo was also flavorless. Needs a bit of seasoning. Portions are good but just wasn't satisfied with the bland food

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on July 31, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team. We hope you come back again.

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vipflipper
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our table was in the bar and although it was fairly quiet, the location was not ideal to celebrate my aunt's 95th birthday. I had written to them wanting a good table and told them the even we were celebrating.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on July 31, 2021

We are so sorry to hear that we let you down – particularly on such a special day. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us. We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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vipPastalover
San Francisco
141 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

There was no hostess present, so we had to hunt down a server to get seated. We were seated in the bar area, although there was a dining room with empty tables. We dined early (6:00) yet they were out of the red wine I ordered. The portions are extraordinary, and the food is good. However, it's more than a party of two can eat, so the value is poor for any party less than three or four. Although we were surrounded by empty tables, the piped-in music makes for a noisy meal. I recommend the restaurant for large parties that don't plan on talking privately.

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JMCRI
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Slightly over priced for standard Italian food staples in my opinion

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on July 2, 2021

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share this experience with our team in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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JimR
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Father’s Day

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on June 22, 2021

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate your special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon.

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vipShirosBirthdayGirl
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good for big group gatherings, but pricey for what you get

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your feedback as they highlight areas in need of improvement. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation!

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate your special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon.

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RachelS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family from Atlanta enjoyed the food and restaurant decor. Delicious lunch, thank you.

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Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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vipDoto
Los Angeles
107 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very thorough waitress. Very helpful with the menu, and service. Food was served quickly, and had normal taste for Buca’s. Wish we could have ordered just the spicy shrimp as an appetizer. The calamari was a little tough. Salad and chicken lemon were very good.

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Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team. We hope you come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was amazing and the server was the best. Thank you

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on May 20, 2021

We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Buca di Beppo. Come dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Will be back soon.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on May 20, 2021

Thank you for dining out with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to serving you again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on August 22, 2021

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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vipDarrenS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best Italian homestyle place you can imagine. Fun for the kids too

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on May 14, 2021

We're glad you think so Darren. It's our pleasure to serve you. Come back again soon.

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Boomer
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very crowded but excellent place for mothers day.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on May 12, 2021

We appreciate you dining with us and are happy you had such a great experience. Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great place, this was our fist time there, the food is delicious and the portions are really big.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on May 12, 2021

Thanks for that glowing review. We are happy to hear you had a great time with our famiglia. Come back to see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Terrible food

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on May 20, 2021

We are sorry to hear you had an unsatisfactory experience and value your feedback. We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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JulietN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitresses and waiters were so nice and patient with us while we decided what we wanted to order. The food tasted good. Overall my experience in Buca di Beppo was great. I would definitely go back once California allows us to dine in public again.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on December 9, 2020

We appreciate you sharing such great feedback about your visit. We look forward to your next visit.

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Jazmin
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My boyfriend and I made reservations at 9:30PM. We drove about 25-30 min to Pasadena for our date and we got there on time. The doors were locked and nobody attended us. We were waiting outside in the cold for about 10 minutes until a server came out. The server stated that they are closed and that we are not able to dine in. I asked for the manager but the manager took way too long to accommodate us. We left very hungry and disappointed with the customer service. They should fix their reservations online because it is inconvenient. I am very upset of the situation

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on November 19, 2020

We are very sorry about this. Unfortunately our location closes at 9:30pm. We apologize for your experience and appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Our team is working to fix this on the website.

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AaronG
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn’t even bother staying. Waited more than thirty minutes and was never even called.

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Responded on November 19, 2020

We apologize you were unable to dine with us. We've forwarded your feedback to our management for improvement in expediency and service. We hope for the opportunity to serve you.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Birthday dinner for my husband.

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SaekoH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This visit was to celebrate my family’s accomplishment. Wine, salad, main were all good. Outdoor dining is enjoyable in this warm season. Appreciate the effort of this restaurant to create this exterior dining section. Extra work everyday, it must be. We truly enjoyed the meal and occasion.

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Responded on August 8, 2020

Thank so much. We appreciate you dining with us and are glad you chose to celebrate your special occasion here at Buca di Beppo! We hope you'll come back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food , outside seating ! Wine was not cold; but besides that GREAT visit

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Responded on July 18, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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vipWOLVERINEMD
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Too hot outside and slow service

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vipAnia
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Plenty of good traditional Italian antipasti and pizza. Great first dinner out since pandemic; just very quiet and almost empty. So sad....

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on June 28, 2020

Thank you for dining with us Ania! We hope to see you again soon.

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FAQs

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Buca di Beppo - Pasadena also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 792-7272.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena is rated 4.3 stars by 854 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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