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Buca di Beppo - Pasadena

4.5
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$30 and under
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Italian
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Pasadena, CA then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. When you’re looking for family style portions of authentic Italian food, everyone knows you go to Buca. Near Central Park and Castle Green, right off of Long Beach Freeway, your Pasadena, CA Buca is everyone’s favorite Italian restaurant for lunch and dinner. Our guests drive from miles around to dine on authentic Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas in our eclectically decorated dining room. From team celebrations to romantic dinners for two, regardless of the size of your party, we make all of our guests feel like family. Have a special event coming up on your calendar? Be sure to reserve one of our semi-private dining rooms. We also offer a wide variety of catering options to meet a variety of needs. Join us for lunch or dinner today and be sure to make reservations for all of you upcoming special occasions!
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  • CELEBRATE WORLD PASTA MONTH!

    Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2020
    Enjoy 3 new pasta dishes for World Pasta Month – Only for a Limited Time! Twirl your fork in celebration of authentic flavors in 3 new pasta dishes, available during World Pasta Month thru October 31st – Shrimp Farfalle // Sausage Rigatoni Rustica // Wild Mushroom & Pancetta Tortellini. Valid for Dine In or To Go. Ends 10/31/2020.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 859 people are saying
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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
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Too hot outside and slow service

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vipAnia
Los Angeles
4 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....

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Responded on June 28, 2020

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

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vipWOLVERINEMD
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The host checking us in was very rude

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on June 22, 2020

Our service should have been much better than what you received. Please know that we will address this with our team and will do our best to make this an isolated experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Large food portions, great service & experience.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on June 28, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, as always. The servers had face masks and shields due to covid. There was social distancing separating tables/parties. Definitely a great experience where it felt safe due to the precautions! Will return ☺️

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on June 14, 2020

We appreciate you sharing such complimentary feedback about your visit. We pride ourselves in providing excellent service and are happy that reflected on your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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vipGregK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Abundant amount of food..... bad food.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on June 12, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great and the service much better!! Even in this weird times we managed to have a great dinner as a family.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on October 8, 2020

Thank you. We look forward to serving you again and providing you with an unforgettable Buca di Beppo experience!

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vipKelster
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. They treated our birthday group very nicely. I would prefer individual Buca Mio dishes again, though.

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Responded on March 19, 2020

Thank you for spending your birthday with our Famiglia! We appreciate your feedback about serving sizes and will relay that to the management team.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The house Chianti is on point. Mozzarella bread was excellent (get a side of marinara sauce for dipping). The prosciutto stuffed chicken was not a favorite. Not bad but almost tending toward dry? Will try something else next time.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on March 9, 2020

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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eg544
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Decent/average food, fun environment, and amazing service. Very pricey for the quality of food served, but the ambiance and service more than make up for it.

Great for celebrations, families and large groups; they have something for everyone to enjoy.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on March 2, 2020

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
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our server was very nice and attentive! overall great service

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Responded on February 28, 2020

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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waterguy
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

service is always great atmosphere is always wonderful we were just disappointed they ran out of lasagna and asked us to wait an hour for it to come out. We decided to go with something else

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on February 28, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Birthday. Very poor service. All the time we were there we saw our server 2 times, we had to ask other servers for things we needed. The food was good with the exception of the macaroni and cheese from the kids menu. Very dry and no taste.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on February 17, 2020

We are so sorry to hear that we let you down – especially 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
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Too crowded. Make sure you make reservations

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Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo. We appreciate you for taking the time to review our restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Service was very slow. Had to speak to manager. Seated 5:50. Ordered at 6:05 salad arrived at 6:10. Main dish arrived at 7:35

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Responded on February 17, 2020

We apologize for the longer than expected wait time. The management team has been made aware of your comments for improvement in our service and expediency.  

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dannybaruch
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and staff

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Responded on February 12, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

It was a birthday dinner. They didnt ask if we were celebrating anything while they asked everyone else. Our host was very rude. Made reservations for 7:45 and didnt get seated til 8:30. The host just kept saying we have a full house tonight. The server was barely serving us. Had to ask the other server for more napkins, new plates and refills on our waters. The food wasn’t bad. It tasted like the usual but barely had any shrimp in the seafood linguini. I was highly disappointed today.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on February 3, 2020

We are so sorry to hear that we let you down – especially 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Slow service, under cooked and over priced.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on January 28, 2020

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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vipTerri
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a rough weekend and my husband and I met there for dinner -we had a very relaxing time, with wonderful service and a good meal. It was my birthday a few days before and they bought the big birthday brownie with a birthday greeting.

We love the chopped salad, so delicious

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on January 23, 2020

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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MaryP
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got together for a family meal. Buca is always fun! Our waiter was GREAT!! The food is always enjoyable. The kids like it, the adults like it so it's a win win for everyone.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on January 22, 2020

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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vipMMMBRPC
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Haven’t been to this location but I expected good things based on prior experiences/locations - to be honest disappointed with the food and general ambiance. Had early reservations so not too crowded yet we were seated in a back banquet room with one other party. We tried a new dish and an old favorite along with The classic Caesar salad & garlic bread. The lettuce was wilted - not a good sign. It seemed to take quite a while before the pasta dishes came out. It was served lukewarm at best with the sauces getting thicker and congealing fast. Did I mention the back banquet room was barely heated ? Want to try it again but as I’m writing I’m thinking there must be other Italian restaurants we could try. The really only bright spot was the service-friendly,courteous and professional. Oh it was a special occasion & we didn’t get offered anything but as the meal progressed we decided not to mention it - which again was disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Finally was seated 20 minutes late.
Our party of 3 was put in the party room. The noise was so loud we couldn’t talk. Don’t go there unless you have a large group celebration.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on January 6, 2020

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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vipKAM65
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Our server was attentive and our food came quickly once seated which redeemed our experience somewhat. We had an 8pm reservation but had to wait 40 mins to be seated. There were many avail tables but they were extremely understaffed.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on January 3, 2020

We apologize for the longer than expected wait time. The management team has been made aware of your comments for improvement in our service and expediency.

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TumBlurr
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was mediocre. Did not have lasagne, 2 types of beer and had to ask 2 people for silverware and almost argue with hostess to get it.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write this review as our customer’s feedback is very important to us. We apologize your experience was not up to our usual standards. We will undoubtedly contact management and make them aware of the situation to ensure it does not reoccur in the future. Thank you again for reaching out to us.

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KEnEIfoodies
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The food was horrible. Out of the 7 dishes our large group ordered the only things that tasted good were the salads. Service was great but that was it.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on January 2, 2020

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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LoveFood
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a good experience.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on December 28, 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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Melissa
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We wanted a family-oriented, reasonably priced, tasty restaurant for Christmas Day and Buca di Beppo did not disappoint! We made reservations ahead of time and were seated fairly quickly. Our waitress Jammie was friendly, knowledgeable, and had excellent communication and customer service skills. The staff that brought the food to the table was equally cheery and service - oriented, which we very much appreciated. We ordered a Christmas meal for 5 people for $60 that included a gigantic Caesar salad, a huge platter of toasted, buttered bread, and a massive plate of baked ziti. We also ordered a lemon salmon dish with capers to balance out the bread, and my mom and sister both had a drink that they thought was satisfactory. Everything tasted good and we felt like we got what we paid for: a reasonably priced, reasonably good meal with outstanding service on a major holiday. We all left satisfied and impressed!

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Responded on December 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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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas!

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on December 28, 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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Foodie123
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for Christmas what a delightful meal we had the place was decorated beautifully and everyone was so happy. The wait staff was very accommodating. We had a wonderful time

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on December 28, 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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Frank1
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food, but too noisy to hold a conversation. Very friendly staff

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on December 28, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, the service, the food, the atmosphere of Restaurant. Very Very satisfied with the place, the food is so delicious and good portions.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on December 31, 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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Family holiday dinner. We left full and happy

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Responded on December 31, 2019

Thank you! We hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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FamilyGuyDiaz
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to celebrate my son’s Birthday. The service was great. The food was delicious. Great time here

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on December 23, 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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

😊 great food

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Responded on December 22, 2019

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

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vipLunchBox
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service! Always a fun restaurant to visit!

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on December 17, 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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Would have preferred to be seated in a more private location, not in the bar area... too much traffics passing through.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on December 15, 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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Thank you, George! Wonderful server.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Responded on December 8, 2019

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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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 4.5 stars by 859 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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