Buca di Beppo - San Diego

3.9
690 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in San Diego, CA then come to Buca. We are located at the corner of Sixth Avenue and G Street and proudly serve authentic family style Italian dishes. We specialize in celebrations and also offer catering suitable for all 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
What 690 people are saying
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Drei
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, celebrating my daughter and son-in-laws 20th anniversary. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Birthday celebration

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on September 30, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Like a maze getting out of the restaurant. Smells funny and has a fly at one point. I guess it is the same ambiance everywhere i’ve been to other locations i.e. SF. But overall the food is great.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on September 14, 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
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The customer service was fabulous, the portions sizes were huge, however the food was less than great. Everything seemed somewhat stale and flavorless.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on September 8, 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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Kenny
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service was terrible, server had no idea what she was doing and gave us bad information and we way over ordered food. This wasn’t us being petty, to much to post here. Food was substandard and grossly overpriced

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on August 24, 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
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Food was yummy and filling. The servings for 3 were pretty big but amazing! Irina was our server and was very nice and made our experience special.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on August 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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

What can I say , the service was bad we were there for dinner and I was running a little late since they are located in downtown finding parking is very difficult so we were 5 minutes late for our reservation and they wouldn’t take it so our dinner plans were ruined

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on August 20, 2021

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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vipHope
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food was as expected, and was enjoyable for a birthday. However open table advertises there is validation if parking at Horton Plaza, which was not the case. Found out as we were leaving and ended up paying $20 to park. Would have parked elsewhere had we known the information on open table was incorrect.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on August 20, 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
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Able to get our orders fast.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on August 8, 2021

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

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vipSpSs
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Good was blah. Chicken over cooked and too salty. Disappointing this visit. Server was great though.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on August 1, 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
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was very expensive and not good. I expect when I go to an Italian restaurant I would have better food quality. I asked for Parmesan cheese and was given a packet. Where’s the fresh ingredients? We waited over an hour for our food and when it came it was not tasty. I would never go here again.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on July 27, 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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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I have been a fan of this restaurant for years in the Seattle area. I assumed the quality of food and service would be on par for our celebratory graduation dinner. The meatballs and spaghetti were bland and the waitress was ending her shift when we arrived so she gave us our bill for the food and said her peer would handle our dessert order.it was barely 4pm. Her peer was nice but the food was bland. It was not the experience I expected. I gave a 20% tip to the guy who closed out our tab, yet disappointing that the quality of food and service from our first waitress was not good

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on July 16, 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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FrancheskaG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I don’t recommend this place. It’s smells, the food is overpriced for what you actually get, and they have an alcohol shortage.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on July 18, 2021

We regret to hear that your meal was not up to our usual standards. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us and will share this experience with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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vipMixed
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Was not very busy during our visit. Service was ok but not very zippy. Food was very good (and giant portions here) but prices are high so not a super value. About $100 before tip for 2 people for 2 cocktails, shared salad and main.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on July 16, 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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NarayanV
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great time in San Diego

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on July 6, 2021

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

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ErikaS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Very great service! But the food was not quite good we ordered an appetizer of wings and they where raw very RAW! They did took it out our bill but that took out appetite away seeing the blood.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on July 6, 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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WillardI
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food, bread some what warm.
Pasta needed salt & pepper, parmesan cheese, but wasn’t able to get this until 1/2 way through the meal when server came back.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on July 6, 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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GaryG
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was excellent.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on June 24, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Cute place... service was awful.. salad came after entrees .. entrees came sporadically and not together .. child was screaming horribly, throwing a tantrum at another table for over 40 minutes without stopping and nothing was said to the table .. We skipped dessert and got the check ASAP we couldn't leave fast enough.. Staff should have asked the parent to leave with the child after 15 min of screaming . We could barely hear the waiter over the child
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Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on June 24, 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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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tasty food and a fun ambiance!

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on June 14, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food was poor, we have ordered spaghetti meat sauce and chicken Parmigiano, calamari apertizer and bruchetta. Pasta was dry and overcooked, sauce was very little. Chicken was breaded and the soaked under the tomato sauce. Bruchetta was served separate so you had to make your own. The bruchetta was soaked in the sauce for half when it arrived Calamari was nothing special and definitely not a 3 pers portion. Far too overpriced for the quality. Server was bad, we had to walk upfront to get him to our table twice.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on June 14, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service was under staffed and the food was pretty good except for the Cesar salad and the parking was horrible.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your feedback as they highlight areas in need of improvement.

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vipJessicaB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food was mediocre at best. The prices were too high for what you were served. The place has lost its appeal.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on June 3, 2021

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.

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TrainingNeeded
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

PRIOR to making reservations, I personally called and asked the following questions:
Is the Lunch Menu available on Saturdays ? Answer - YES
INCORRECT - NO LUNCH MENU IS AVAILABLE ON SATURDAYS
Is there outside patio seating available on Saturdays ? - Answer - YES
INCORRECT - THERE IS N OUTSIDE SEATING AVAILABLE

Upon arrival the "Greeting Hostess" was not friendly nor welcoming at all !

Upon seating us, we made mention of the "Lunch Menu" to the Seating unfriendly Seating Hostess as we had already decided that we would like to try the Meatball Sandwich and tossed salad - That was when we were told there is no lunch on Saturdays -
QUOTE - "Lunch is only available Monday - Thursday 11 -3 pm"
INACCURATE - Per our very nice Waitress no the Seating Hostess -
Lunch is available Monday - Friday 11- 3 pm

I/We are guessing that the Seating Hostess (Young women) missed all training courses prior to starting her employment. I do believe she was the same person that answered the phone when I called prior to making reservations.

ON A POSITIVE NOTE, OUR WAITRESS WAS AMAZING, FRIENDLY AND SO APOLOGETIC THAT I WAS GIVEN FALSE INFORMATION
AND AND AND
THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS - X X X LARGE PIZZA AND ANTIPASTA SALAD -
THANKS TO OUR VERY FRIENDLY WAITRESS AND GREAT COOK TOO
They made that part of the visit (our Date Day), pleasant !!

(We were there last Saturday 05/29/2021 - 1:00 Reservation Time for 2 -
Hope that helps identify who I am referencing above)

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on June 1, 2021

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was the worst experience ever because when we arrived and checked in for our 7:15pm reservation we were told we had to wait another hour and then they did not call us for our table until two hours after our reservation time and they did not do anything and but say they were sorry but there was nothing they could do. I thought it was the worst experience ever at a restaurant

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on June 1, 2021

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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vipfoodman2
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

had to wait 30 minutes after our reservation, they had booked several very large parties.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on June 1, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place was absolutely horrible. If you want to be herded in like cattle and fed like them. Then go for it.


Immediately your being told on the way to be seated that it’s a family style dinner, all servings feed 4 plus people etc etc etc.

Well obviously there were only two in our party. It was my husbands 50th Birthday. Our first visit to San Diego and this was by far what we expected.


Our order was a greasy pizza, double fried mozzarella of some sorts, and Caesar salad.


Reading the reviews. We thought this place would be dope. Oh No !!!


Try at your on risk and don’t say you weren’t warned !!!

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on May 26, 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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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service was great

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on May 21, 2021

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
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best service there, the waitress was extremely sweet and so helpful unfortunately I had forgotten her name, but she worked Mother’s Day 2021 around 3:30ish and because of her and everyone else service and amazing food, this is a place I would definitely go back and recommend to all our friends and family.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on May 21, 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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MichR
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mother’s Day was great, they sorted us a couple minutes after arriving. Hostess was a bit short and inattentive but server was great!

Food delicious as usual and we’ll be back soon.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on May 21, 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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Krissy
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Buca ! Always a great time and Awesome food !

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on April 21, 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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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a nice relaxed atmosphere with great food.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on April 21, 2021

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

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BrwnSugaBee
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went to San Diego to celebrate my sons 14th birthday. We started with dinner here at Buca di Beppo. We ordered a LOT of food and it was all very good. Including the dessert. We had lots of leftovers to sustain us over the weekend. Service was great as well.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on June 16, 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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our own room and it eased my worry about opening up for CoVID. We had a great meal!

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on April 21, 2021

It's our pleasure to safely serve you and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Food was sub-par. Lasagna was dry and unappetizing. Broccoli tasted microwaved. Ricotta shells were watery. Did not take leftovers home.

Service was good

The sign in reused pens before sanitizing. The hand sanitizer for customers was out.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on April 6, 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 local management team to address your concerns and improve our guest experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great pasta meals for a good price !

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on April 6, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When I showed up for my 9pm reservation, I was told by the host that they do not acknowledge open table and that they were fully booked. When ask why they have their restaurant on open table the host response was “Do I look like the CEO of Open Table”.

Not sure if this falls on Open Table or Buca di Beppo, but either way it wasn’t a pleasant experience.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on April 7, 2021

We're sorry to hear about your experience and would like to get in touch with you.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Server only checked on us twice and would pretty much just run by any chance she had. We arrived to check in at 7:58pm for an 8pm reservation and didn’t get seated for over 15 minutes because they kept forgetting About us. Literally had to flag down the server just to get a water refill. Also the pizza came out hard and cold and my husband couldn’t eat any of it. She noticed an entire pizza just sitting there and had no problem just handing over a check. These workers don’t care anymore!! Not once did she ask if we were enjoying our food . Honestly will never come back here and we were celebrating our 1 year anniversary

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on April 6, 2021

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
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Well spent

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I’ll start off on a good note the ambiance and hoist at the door was really nice. My waiter was good he checked on us regularly and ensured are drinks were filled. The appetizer was amazing we had fried Mozzarella the cheese was to die for. However, the entree tasted like it was reheated and to hide it they put fresh Marinara around the dish. The layers were dry and tasted like something you would find in the frozen section at food for less. My drink was an old fashion and I’ll just say I didn’t finish it. For dessert we had Colossal Brownie Sundae that name alone sounds amazing unfortunately the brownies weren’t good it broke apart like dirt in your mouth or eating sand from the sea.

My family loves this place but at a 150.00 night we could’ve been spent are hard earned money else where.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on November 10, 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.

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Buca di Beppo - San Diego does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Buca di Beppo - San Diego also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 233-7272.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego is rated 3.9 stars by 690 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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