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About Buca di Beppo - Pasadena

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.

80 West Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91105
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Delacey

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 792-7272

Website:
http://www.bucadibeppo.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Valet service is available after 5pm. Free parking is also available in public structure on Delacey between Green and Colorado.

Public Transit:
Public transit bus at Colorado Blvd stop. Metro transit at Del Mar Station stop.

Executive Chef:
Ricardo Munoz

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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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.

Buca di Beppo - Pasadena Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.2

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 13, 2013

I'm no stranger to Buca di Beppo. I know it's a place for parties and large groups. But we had requested a table in a quieter area of the restaurant, and the noise was still deafening. The waitress apologized (I think - my lip-reading isn't what it used to be), but I promised myself never to go on a Saturday night again. I think I'll try them for lunch, when they are much, much quieter.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 7, 2013

I'm travel to Pasadena frequently on business. This was my first time dining. At Buca di Beppo but it won't be my last. I did the trio appetizer and a granny Smith apple salad that was awesome.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 4, 2013

Waitress was great. I give her five stars and beyond. I didn't know I would get a survey or I would have asked for her name. Manager on the other hand needs to work on his people skills.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 4, 2013

outstanding service,,,food was very good,,,we will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 29, 2013

It was a nice place for almost any occasion. Their minestrone soup was lacking. The food and service was very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 29, 2013

Pasadena location is a great location to take out-of-town family members. Good food and dining experience. Short walking distance to outdoor shops of Old Town Pasadena on Colorado Blvd.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 28, 2013

It was so meant to be...simply went online after seeing I had a birthday email from Buca & after about 4 clicks on my Note 2...voila! I was in with a reservation # with a chance to request the Chef's Table. Arrived about 5 minutes late for our Friday night reservation so I was not counting on actually getting the table. We missed it by 3 minutes, but by some miracle of the lasagna gods, the door opened to the Kitchen for us. From there, it was amazing with great food, great attention, great folks who worked there & those walking by admiring our cool front row seat!

Everything was wonderful...& to top it off, the Birthday $20 discount they emailed me, was accepted without hesitation simply by showing the coupon on my phone. The Havocers

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 16, 2013

We had a large group that came to dinner and we were immediately seated, with reservations of course. The food was great and the ambience was energetic and exciting. My 1 year old son enjoys it every time we come here. We love that its kid friendly so everyone can come to dinner! Our dad was excited to be here too. We'll be back for another special occasion with the whole extended family.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 16, 2013

We made use of the special father's day event and enjoyed a quick lunch after being seated very quickly. The food was good and we were able to receive the free dessert. I enjoy the discounts Buca provides to its members.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 16, 2013

We got there a little bit before our reservation and we still waited 30 mins for a table. It was my families first time there and they didn't give them the kitchen tour. They didn't even ask. Afterwards the waiter didn't come for a good 15 minute. Once we ordered our drinks and food it took about 20 to get our drinks. The service wasn't at all good and my father didn't enjoy Father's Day. &&he didn't even like part of the food.(flavorless)

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 16, 2013

It was a great outing for Father's day.All of our dishes that night were great. The fact that they ran out of strawberry syrup opened up the opportunity to taste their desert pear, it was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 15, 2013

Thank u for the photo. I love to buy photos that u took us next time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 15, 2013

Made a reservation for my husband's birthday - very easy to do on line! wait staff was very helpful, and it's fun to have the tour of the kitchen, too!
The food is great, and since it's family style, portions are large - you can take home leftovers! My main complaint, though, was that the entrees came while we were still enjoying our salad and appetizers. As this is a VERY busy restaurant on the weekends, I"m sure they want to get you in and then out. Although, our waiter did have the sense to ask about desert when WE asked about takeout boxes. My advice for them is to SLOW down....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 15, 2013

Very busy night on eve of Father's Day. We made reservations and were promptly taken to our table when we arrived, even though the waiting room was packed with customers waiting to be seated.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 15, 2013

The food at Buca di Beppo is tasty and priced pretty well. It had been a while since our family had been there, so decided to go there on a Saturday evening. Had 6:30 reservations and were seated around 6:45, not too bad a wait. The wait staff seemed to be stretched pretty thin, particularly since there were many large groups celebrating birthdays, graduations, Fathers' Day, etc. Our food was slow to come out, but was good. The noise level, though, is beyond what I'd recalled. We won't be back any time soon, other than maybe for take-out. It was difficult to carry on conversation without shouting. Not a very enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 12, 2013

I have always found Buco a great experience. My guests are always impressed with the quality of the food and the great staff. I can bring family, kids and business clients and know everyone will have a great time. The Fruto di Mare is a delight. Close your eyes and you are in Bari on the Aegean.
Chris

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 9, 2013

It was a great event to hold a luncheon on behalf of my little sister. It was affordable for 10 people and we were seated fast. The restaurant was family style, so we all got to share each others plates. Food itself was average, but I'm an Italian who's picky with other italian food.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 8, 2013

the crew and hosts at BUCA were delightful and handled the reduction of our party with style and class. Thank you for making
even a small ,intimate reunion...memorable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 2, 2013

This was my first time attending. The server was very helpful in helping us determine the size of the dishes. The food was delicious and the price was very reasonable. I will be going back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 1, 2013

We had a great time at Buca di Beppo. Food was delicious, the waiter was very helpful. We had a group of eight. We enjoyed the colossal brownie sundae, perfect for a group! Would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 25, 2013

I've been going to Buca for my birthday for 5 years now! My family and I LOVE this place! Great food, great service! Till next year :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 23, 2013

WE had a wonderful time at Buca. We were seated right away (as soon as we all had arrived). The staff was very attentive and the food was soooo delish! We had a party of 7 and wanted to make sure we had enough for everyone...but over ordered. Your Large portion feeds 4 - if that is the only item you order - that's for sure. The portion size of the Large was a nice surprise. Now we know better, and can order less next time. (BUT the plus side of over ordering was that we got to try different items)

We knew to save room for dessert and ordered a slice of cake to share. I'm glad we did. It was gorgeous and delicious...just the right amount of chocolate and sweetness to end the evening. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 21, 2013

I have not been to Bucas in about a year and I could not believe how downhill the food has gotten. I ordered a pizza and it was horrible. your pizzas used to be could and crunchy crust and tasty toppings. my pizza had soggy crust and the toppings tasted like cheap store bough stuff. the service was amazing, friendly and fun as always. that has stayed wonderful. I don't think I will go again with that quality of food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 19, 2013

Just to noisy, even if you are celebrating an event. Don't have plans to return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 18, 2013

We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time! Excellent and friendly service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 17, 2013

Excellent fun restaurant. Caters to a young crowd. Very noisy atmosphere. Fast service. Food is abundant with large portions of everything. Food is okay. Wait staff is friendly and efficient.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Well, everything was just alright, no the best. Had a way better experience on our previous visits. Food took a while and came out overly soggy but it was okay. Waiter had a slight attitude and wasn't very nice, but I guess he was tired. Don't think we will be going back anytime soon, maybe next year... Now to look for another Italian restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 12, 2013

This was my pick this year for Mother's Day. It's close to where I live and Buca has become a family tradition. It reminds me of Sunday dinners in Alhambra when the ravioli was homemade and the grapes hung down heavy over the patio. The decor is close to my heart too. Maybe I'm too sentimental to write a review! It's all so good. The staff makes us feel important. But the cannoli could be a better... whoever made them doesn't know a good North Beach SF cannoli . I'm tempted to invite myself into the kitchen and start cooking! This is a fun place to take a toddler. My little grandaughter loved it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Made a reservation for 4 for Mother's Day and the restaurant was packed! I didn't know that they added an additional 20 minute wait to every reservation, which made our first impression of the restaurant pretty bad. Yet seated two other parties that arrived later than we did before they seated us. Service was a little bit slow once we were seated, but as the restaurant was wry busy that was to e expected. The food was good! I would not recommend the veal - very chewy - and Large sizes are HUGE but worth the price. The Small sized plates were so small, we had to buy 3 smalls for the 4 of us.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 12, 2013

We went on Mother's Day and had to wait 25 minutes with a reservation...that's actually understandable. However, the service was lacking because there were so many people but they should have been expecting such crowds on Mother's Day. The place is very loud so if you are looking for some sort of ambiance this is not the place. We were actually yelling at each other an dthe server was difficult to hear and understand. But you haav e to be prepared for thsi place an dI would say a large crowd of people in a relaxed atmosphere this place is for you.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 11, 2013

My experience was very pleasant and I was pleased with the service and food. I will be returning.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 5, 2013

Bucca has always been my favorite restaurant and it will always be. The food and customer service is the best!!!!!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 20, 2013

My Japanese clients were truly happy& amazed about the size of meal and energetic atmosphere. Wine bottles on the ceiling and many pictures on a wall were unique and cute. Some of my clients were touched because not only waitresses abut also cooks smiled at us and let to take picture of them.

Since your menus do not have much pictures, I always need to check menu on line before hand. But if you could put some pictures on the menu, it would be helpful for people who cannot understand English. Also, sandine brawny was too sweet for us even though it meant to be. Other desserts were pretty amazing and we all liked.
above all, I always appreciate your kindness and cheering. Thank you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 20, 2013

Horrible wine selection
Very expensive for low quality wine, sent our bottle back.
Much of the food tasted like it was canned, not made to order

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 18, 2013

Great place for large group and to celebrate special occasions. Great food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 31, 2013

Spent Easter dinner with my son and enjoyed the food, service and surroundings. We had the chicken parmesan. The portion was so large that my son and I split it. We also had the Caesar salad that was fresh and delicious along with fresh bread.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 20, 2013

Food as always was good.
We dined rather late for lunch and the restaurant was not busy. However that made no difference regarding the poor quality of service.
Wait staff rarely present and I had to go looking for that person when we needed our check.
Wait staff not only inattentive but not helpful in discussing the menu.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 16, 2013

It was not too good this time. We visited this restaurant once before and had a great experience. This time was not that good. Our food was cold, one of our entrees was not ordered, and it was rushed to our table when it was finally ordered. The place was not busy, so there was no excuse; just an inattentive waitress. Our waitress kept apologizing, but it did not seem sincere. I would think twice about visiting this restaurant again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 14, 2013

The food was excellent and the waitress was even better, attentive and effective. We had a large group with various request and she handled it all.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 8, 2013

I had a coupon 4 for $40 but no one did not understand what coupon was for. Manager took both coupons 1 $10.00 off $20.00 and did not bring answer about 4 for $40
Server said she would get answer but did not.

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