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About Buca di Beppo - San Diego
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.
San Diego, CA 92101
Italian, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Valet service Friday and Saturday- $20.00 ($15 with validation)
Paid street, metered parking. Street parking is free after 6pm.
Public parking at Horton Plaza: free before 9pm with validation.
Paid public parking (Park It on Market, located on Market & 6th Street)
San Diego Trolley - Orange Line or Red Line - Gaslamp Quarter stop.
San Diego Metro transit - bus stop at Market & 6th.
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 - San Diego Ratings and Reviews
We did have a great meal. Our complaint would be that our table was SO close to the one next to us we couldn’t even move our chairs. I had a child in a high chair and the family behind us kept fidgeting and pushing her. We also felt rushed, salad came out and dinner almost immediately not letting us enjoy each course. Our server was polite, but for a Christmas meal-surely could have been a bit better. We brought dessert home, and the cannolis were only half full of cream.
Disappointed to find this was a family-style restaurant since I was with 1 other person. Food was OK, nothing great. They cancelled my Open Table reservation while I was eating which I realized after I left. I called and asked why and they didn’t seem to know that we get points for booking. I guess they are too cheap to pay the service fee. Wouldn’t go back or recommend it!
A little disappointed with our dinner last night. The food ok nothing spectacular. By the way, if you like a little spice in your food DO NOT order the Spicy Chicken Pasta dish. It’s very spicy. We like spice but we couldn’t eat it. The spaghetti and meatballs were ok but not enough sauce. Our waiter was nice and very helpful but I can’t say the same for the waiter helping the table next to us. Imagine sitting there enjoying your dinner with your spouse and two kids then all of a sudden you can’t hear the conversation at your table but it’s drowned out by a group of 3 loud talking cussing idiots sitting next to you. A few minutes later there was a issue with the food and waiter says, “did you touch any of the food?” No, we didn’t touch it because we didn’t order it, is the response. The waiter walks away and comes back with more bread and says, “hey, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to be a Dic%.” Ok, stop. It’s bad enough these adults with no manners are ruining everyone else’s dinner but to have a waiter use vulgar language like that when there are other people sitting right next them and can hear the whole thing! We aren’t at a bar! We are at a family restaurant having dinner with our kids!
I’m giving a bad score not because of the cursing customers but because the waiters should not perpetuate bad behavior by customers.
I don't know why they have some strange photos of naked individuals, since this is a family restaurant. All of our young children were distracted by two or three weird photos next to our table. The service was very slow bringing the check to the table, we probably waited 20 minutes just to get the check. The food came quick, and the waiter was great, however.
Birthday with large age range drew us to make reservations here
Waitress was one of worst I have experienced.
One dinner came out 30 minutes before rest of food.
Seemed dirty. Holiday weekend, ballgame down the street & they seemed totally unprepared Staff wise. They seemed oblivious to how poorly they were doing, so one has to assume a very neophyte staff & management.
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