Buca di Beppo - Pasadena

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$30 and under
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Italian
Craving authentic Italian food in Pasadena, CA? Look no further! Book your reservation today with Buca di Beppo Pasadena, the Italian restaurant known for traditional pastas in homemade sauces, specialty pastas, mouthwatering entrees and fresh-made breads, salads and pizza. Favorites include Baked Ziti, Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagna, Spicy Chicken Rigatoni and Shrimp Fra Diavolo with dishes served family-style; Small feeds 3 and Large feeds 6. But leave room for dessert! Cannolis stuffed to order, homemade Cheesecake and artisan Gelato aren’t to be missed.

Whether you’re visiting the Norton Simon Museum or attending events at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium or Convention Center, Buca’s warmly decorated dining and semi-private rooms are perfect for enjoying a relaxing meal, everyday dining or celebrating any occasion for parties and groups both small and large. Can’t join us at our table? Call ahead or order online for To Go or delivery. Catering also available.
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Start a new tradition and leave your Thanksgiving meal to us so you can spend time with the ones you love. We are open for Thanksgiving and invite you to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 816 People Are Saying
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C
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and always accommodating to their numerous coupons.

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Responded on October 28, 2019

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

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BO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great surprise birthday dinner for my wife and son!

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on October 28, 2019

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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J
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food just what we needed after morning soccer games.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on October 29, 2019

We are happy to hear how much you enjoy dining with us at Buca di Beppo! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The place was a mess. The server was nice but we had dirty forks and pasta around our table when we were say.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on October 8, 2019

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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T
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was good. Only complaint was that they served oil and vinegar and we couldnt figure out why. When we asked, they said it was for bread. Huh? For garlic bread we ordered? No..for the complimentary bread. Would you like me to bring you some? We found that strange.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on September 30, 2019

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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We found a hair in one of our bread sticks 🤮

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on September 29, 2019

We are sorry to hear this! 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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast seating and service! They were considerate and understood that our kids were noises. They greeted them nicely.

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Responded on September 29, 2019

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

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d
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I always love coming to Buca di Beppo. I am a little disappointed on my last visit. We had 9 people (but the table was only set for 8) and since the restaurant wasn't all that crowded, I thought we could have been given a larger table. We were cramped considered what we ordered. This is not a complaint but just a voice in letting your restaurant know that my experience could have been better.

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Responded on October 2, 2019

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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KR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my oldest daughters bday. And her first time there. The service was amazing and food was delicious as always.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thanks for the rave review and for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate such a special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom gave us wonderful service 👍

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on September 20, 2019

We appreciate you sharing such wonderful feedback about Tom! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good customer service and food comes out fast. Very helpful waiter and

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on September 1, 2019

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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PC
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Came here with wife to use my birthday coupon but still expensive because you really to have a party of 4 to take advantage of all the food. Shared a Lasagna but had way too much ricotta cheese in proportion to the rest of the ingredients. The apple gorgonzola salad was very good. Enjoyed the free birthday sundae which was huge despite the fact they couldn't give us whipped cream. Service was very good. We'll remember to bring more people with us next time and get the chicken parmesan instead.

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Responded on August 27, 2019

Thank you, Peter, 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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HY
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buca is our go-to place when we have a large group/family gathering. As always, they did not disappoint. The food is yummy, copious and the service by Jimmy was excellent. Sometimes I don't know how food servers can put up with large groups, because there's always an obnoxious diner at the table; however, he was easygoing and handled everything with a smile. Thank you!

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on August 27, 2019

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

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D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The room we were in was uncomfortably loud. Ordered spaghetti and meatballs. Sauce was a little bland. Brussels sprouts with prosciutto were very good. Overall the bill seemed too high for what we ordered.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on August 27, 2019

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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This restaurant is more for a special occasion. Especially group settings because the food is too much! Such big portions! So sharing is a must!

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on August 8, 2019

We appreciate you sharing such complimentary feedback. Join us again soon!

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J
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent a special lunch with my family today.

J
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of my favorite places to take my kids, especially when celebrating a birthday. Great service and food always from this place.

CA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

celebrated a Birthday

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was wonderful I wish I could remember his name!

DC
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Tomato sauce was pedestrian but ok. Chicken Parmesan was burnt around the edges. Pasta was not hot. Lunch prices are high for my taste but a late lunch at this location is nice and quiet.

TP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our mothers 62nd birthday and the food came by fast hot and delicious. We had a great time.

SA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I’ve gone here for at least 15 years and this was the first time the service was not go great. The food took a really long time, the waitress was forgetful and the all around service was not what it used to be. The pricing has gone up tremendously over the past year or two. Probably will not be going back any time soon

SD
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and it was perfect for my son and husband who are both big eater's. My husband said this father's day was the best ever!!!!!

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on June 26, 2019

Thank you, Sharon, for choosing Buca di Beppo to celebrate Father's Day! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great experience over all. The service was great but the food did take a bit long to come out. But over all great. I got in and out with the appointment/ reservation with this app.

MH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Yes, it was Mother’s Day but this place has experienced tons of Mother’s Days so they should know how to handle things. We were a party of 10 with reservations at 11:30am. 4 kids meals and apps arrived then we sat there for about an hour. Then another 30minutes later and our entrees came and the order was not correct. They did not charge us for the one entree but there was no offer of a comped dessert, soda, etc. The manager came by and I mentioned we’re have been there for almost 3 hours and all he could say was “sorry.”

J
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed celebrating with my family here and the food was great.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a friend’s birthday

K
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience!! Buca is usually my go to restaurant! Great food, I can make reservations and the service is always great!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were awesome, overall great night.

MW
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It's great food at a price everyone can enjoy the pizza is wonderful.

r
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Our server Jessica was great. Good portion for big party.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I love this restaurant! So delicious that it’s worth suffering through all the noise. Some of my go to food options are the green beans, house salad, and margarita pizza. We ordered garlic cheese bread as an appetizer and it was HUGE. Could have easily eaten that with salad and been done. Fun family friendly space that can accommodate large parties. Prepare to share family style meals.

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Responded on June 26, 2019

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

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CB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service

Z
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service is the main reason for my review here. We waited out front for a few minutes before the manager working just behind the host stand noticed us. Our server was adequate, but brusque once we ordered, and it was tough to flag him down to get the check. We got the mozzarella garlic bread & Shrimp fra Diavlo. All the food was good, but the main course wasn’t spicy at all. We’re not offered fresh Parmesan or pepper on our food, odd as the table behind us was. Not the best Buca experience by a mile.

OT
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very, very good - from the general manager to the server David - very customer-oriented and very accommodating. We had a group of seven, and the general manager was so nice and allowed us to sit at the table of our choice - it made the family gathering for a special birthday occasion very nice. The server David was so helpful, including with the menu choices - really thoughtful. We will definitely return to this restaurant very soon. Thank you.

G
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Not very great experience. Our appetizer (calamari) came out with the main course and was cold to boot.

Our drinks took forever (25 minutes) to get to our table. And the re-order of calamari took forever to come back to us and didn’t arrive until the end of our meal and we still got charged for it!

Sorry Buca... two thumbs down.

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Paid 70.00 for salty pizza. Horrible! And I told the server that no one told me I would be paying $15.00 to bring my own cake all the server said was “sorry no one told you”.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quick service, great servers. Not one order messed up, always kept us hydrated.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated on time even though place was very busy. Food was great. Service was prompt and polished.

t
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We went on Valentine’s Day. We got to sit down a lil early even though we where fifteen minutes early. Our server was ok, he did forget our oil dip to our bread and forgot our extra napkins when I really need them because my napkin fell. He brought them when my husband asked him again. They catered to the group across from us. I’m not sure if it was because what they order took longer to cook and the pizza where backed up in the oven. They brought out our salad late when it should of came before our pizza, Brussel sprouts and spaghetti with meatball. We have gone to Buccas lots of times and this time we where not happy with the service.

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