Buca di Beppo - San Diego

4.2
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680 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in San Diego, CA then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. Come feast on family style favorites after a day of shopping at Westfield Horton Plaza or before seeing a show at the Balboa Theatre. Conveniently located at the corner of Sixth Avenue and G Street your San Diego Buca di Beppo is right in the heart of the Gaslamp District. We make sure all of our guests feel like family the moment they walk in the door. Our staff provides stellar service and our specially trained chefs produce mouthwatering family style portions that are sure to delight. When you want authentic Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas, there’s really no other choice! No matter the event or celebration, your San Diego Buca has got you covered! If you have special events coming up on your calendar, book a semi-private dining room or let us provide the catering. We have created several catering packages full of everyone’s favorites or you can customize your package to your exact needs. Make your reservation or come in today!
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.1
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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

No options to eat for 1

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on March 12, 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
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gathering with friends!!!

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on February 28, 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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KPkp
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We both got sick from the expensive food.
The noise level was toooo loud. They could have put us in a different area. Won’t be back anytime soon.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on February 19, 2020

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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Johnnyrocket94
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was good except my reservation was at 8:30 and we didn't get seated until about an hour later. I didn't understand how it was 8:30 but they were still taking 8pm reservations that were coming in 30 minutes late an pushed back all other reservations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Morelos
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Después de 70 minutos nos fuimos, sobre reservaron el lugar y no hubo forma de que nos pasaran a la mesa

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on February 17, 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 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

There is no point in making an appointment. Had to wait an extra thirty minutes past my appointment time. The pizza was not bad but the pasta was undercooked and there was no flavor. Also way to expensive for the value.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on February 17, 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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vipRube
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the san diego gaslamp buca is our fave as the food is always really, really good. this night he quattro al forno was exceptionally good....temperature piping hot, the 4 types of pasta were generously filled, all were very tasty. service was exceptional as well. friendly, attentive, accommodating....GREAT SERVICE!

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on February 5, 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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LeahM
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Food is overpriced but it was made pretty quick and Taste good

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on January 28, 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
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The food was good, but we were sat in the back near the bar where apparently all of the employees hang out in between waiting tables. They knew we were sitting there but didn’t seem to care and carried on with vulgar language, yelling and speaking inappropriately. It ruined our dinner, and we couldn’t wait to get out of there. Maybe try them for catering or takeout.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on January 20, 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 this experience with our team in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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GreciaM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

It was a disappointment - had tried Bicca di Beppo Palo Alto and the food was much better. The pasta was overcooked and “smushy” /-like it has been sitting on the sauce for hours

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on January 12, 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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JosephB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

New Years Eve, we felt lucky to get a reservation at the last minute. We’ve been to Buca’s before and always had a great time. The only downside was that there were only two of us, it really is a restaurant that’s best for groups, especially if you haven’t any place to store the leftovers.

One last note, your bartenders are the best, we really enjoyed the time we spent in the bar.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on January 6, 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
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

New Year’s Eve dinner with friends

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on January 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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Fillmore6
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for Christmas and decided to eat here. They were one of the only restaurants open so they were incredibly busy! This didn’t stop them though. The two hosts up front were running a tight ship and we were only sat down maybe 15 min later than our reservation time. Once to our table we got quick service and our food was fast! You would have never known it was Christmas and they were slammed.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
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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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a great experience celebrating my daughters b day with feinds!!!

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Responded on December 20, 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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Kimo
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re coming back!

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you for your loyalty!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Mediocre food, heavy sauces-not many light dishes with fresh veggies. No syrup in the sprite, restraint smelled weird, like odd cream-spoiled maybe?? Could tell there had been drama before we got there between server/kitchen and a couple neighboring tables. The picture thing is annoying...just leave me alone and let me eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, i would do it again

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on October 28, 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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bucklister
Las Vegas
54 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

From recent reviews service and price were reviewed as being poor. I found the prices within reason and service was very good. We will return in the future. The only negatives are parking and the homeless loitering everywhere.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on October 23, 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
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing and enjoyable.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on October 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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TimY
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I was hoping that this was going to better than it was. We were seated in a weird kind of backroom location which was away from the main traffic including the path of the servers. That made it a bit hard to get the servers attention. The food was only really mediocre. I would try a lot of other locations before I would go back.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on September 3, 2019

Tim, 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
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a get together with family and friends. Highly recommend

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on August 19, 2019

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

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vipBMan1008
San Diego
52 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was delicious. We’d give it another chance since the server was new to serving. Manager took great care of us.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on August 13, 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
Monterrey
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Muy rico y Buen servicio

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on August 13, 2019

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

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vipAlejandraD
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food is soo expensive here

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on August 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
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Waiter “Drake” was nice but not thorough nor did he follow through with a special request. He also left in the middle of our dinner to feed his meter (waited for dessert for 30 minutes to be delivered).

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on August 1, 2019

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family venue. Especially the table in the kitchen!

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on August 1, 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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LouisvilleGil
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good reliable place for a large family.

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Responded on August 1, 2019

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

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Tracy
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

It was boiling hot in the restaurant. We did not get the drinks we ordered until we were ready to pay. Very disappointing. Food was good.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on July 24, 2019

Tracy, we are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and appreciate this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cumpleaños

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on July 24, 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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vipELENA
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Surprised it was so expensive. $205 for 4 people with small plates and no liquor.
Small plates should be 1/2 portion and half the price. Would not recommend.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on July 19, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Didn’t get any acknowledgement of a special occasion

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on July 17, 2019

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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vipCERM75
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We didn’t get a tour to the kitchen like a had in the past!!!!!
Services and food was very good!!!!

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on July 16, 2019

We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipRobertD
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited on July 4th and, although some staff called out, the people there were friendly, helpful, and served us quickly!

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Responded on July 9, 2019

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

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LeonaS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I have not been to Buca in years,and doubt if I will ever go back! I have NEVER written a review but I feel compelled to warn people to keep going north and just go to Little Italy for Italian food...or even Olive Garden,lol. We came with a gift card. First of all,we were seated 30 min. after our reserved time (not a huge deal,once you are seated,you are over it) We had noticed a Sunday night special was written on a HUGE billboard at the entrance.When we asked the waiter,he said " I have to tell someone to take that down because Chef in the kitchen says no special tonight" ( meanwhile it is 7pm on SUNDAY NIGHT!!! ) We again,let that go.They forgot to put my young sons order in..and it came out 20 min.after the rest of the food.A glass,GLASS of chianti was 17 dollars. The fried calamari small size is 21 dollars. 4 of us had a couple of bites a piece it was sooo small. The bucatini that was supposed to have crispy bacon had giant almost raw pieces of bacon inside the sauce. The staff were nice but again,just go to Little Italy.Rant over.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group. Our waitress was patient with us and our service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Original as possible

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Lori
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday with a family dinner here with a total of 18 people in our party. I was very impressed with the great service and delicious taste of all the food we ordered. The waiters were friendly and patient. The servings are all family style and we ordered Large of every item which was enough for us and even to take home: pepperoni pizza, mixed greens salad, chicken marsala, chicken parmigiana, lemon butter salmon, shrimp pasta, lasagna, ravioli, alfredo fettuccine .....and of course dessert , 2 sampler platters with variety of cakes for all to share. We were extremely satisfied overall. Will come back.

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PedroD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Waiter seemed inexperienced. Made many mistakes. Didn’t bring enough plates and we had to ask many times for more. Only took one persons drink order.

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RP84
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Forgot a few of our orders. Did not comp meal while we waited for food that never came.

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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 4.2 stars by 680 OpenTable diners.

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