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Buca di Beppo - San Diego

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586 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(619) 233-7272
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sergio Lopez
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
G Street
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Parking details
Paid street, metered parking. Street parking is free after 8pm.Public parking at Horton Plaza: free before 9pm with validation.Paid public parking (Park It on Market, located on Market & 6th Street)
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Public transit
San Diego Trolley - Orange Line or Red Line - Gaslamp Quarter stop.

San Diego Metro transit - bus stop at Market & 6th.
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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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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

A Gift for Mom! Make your reservation today! Bring Mom to Buca di Beppo on Mother’s Day!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 586 People Are Saying
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3.8
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3.9
service
4.0
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4.0
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Marinara sauce was burnt tasting, a few items were forgotten. Rest of the food was okay.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Service was amazing - waitress was friendly. The food wasn’t great. Chicken Parm was lukewarm/cold, the stuffed chicken was watery, pasta was lukewarm, bread was cold. We won’t be back.

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

HORRIBLE SERVICE!!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The food at Buca is Italian- American. That is not bad if you don't expect too much. The lasagna was good. I noticed on our way out that another couple ha ordered too.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Love the entertaining decor. Love the family style plates for big groups. Staff was very nice and friendly. Wine was good, food was good. Open table reservations saved us as we were on the way to San Diego without a reservation for 9 and Open table found us one quickly and easily from our cell phone. Thank you!!

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We dined here and the server was sick. My significant other ended up getting sick after being exposed. I know it is difficult for servers, but come on, stay home when you are sick! Server was very nice, but keep your germs to yourself please!

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Got in and out; food was good and plentiful. Wait staff were great. We have been there several times before and will continue to go again.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

It was my first time dinning there and the food was delicious. The service was really good as well. We had a good time celebrating my husbands birthday.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on December 12, 2017

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!

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Great service and food. A bit too noisy for our comfort level but it won't stop us from returning to Buca Di Beppo.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

It was amazing food was great service!! Will definitely come back.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

The downtown location of Buca di Beppo was not as tasty nor was the service as good as it had been in Mira Mesa. The chicken saltimboca and the baked rigatoni were great but the stuffed pasta foursome was disappointing as were the brussel sprouts.

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3.0Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

The entire staff was great. We had reservations for 11 people but had 14. The staff accommodated us and everyone who was working was helpful and friendly.

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3.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Experience was OK
Don't belive I have erever had Eggplant parm deep fried.
Not a good idea!

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4.0Dined on October 10, 2017

Great place for a large group. Only one problem... it was very busy and the chef forgot about our pizza. When it arrived at our table it was very burnt, the sauce and pepperonis didn't fill out to the end.

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2017

PLC conference

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3.0Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on September 11, 2017

In town for a wedding

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

Celebrated my moms birthday, great service, food was delicious

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Amazing!! Great find Had the best dinner and dessert was just as spectacular as the food

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4.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Good food and lots of fun

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Amazing time, great staff accommodated a last minute wedding party of 20 people.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Loved the chicken carbonara. Small serving feeds 3.

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Family style meals...great for sharing

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2017

The food was delicious and the decor was so fun! Family style is the absolute BEST!!!!

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3.0Dined on July 18, 2017

The spaghetti lacked flavor. The lemon chicken was very good.. Even though there were not that many people,waiter took long. He should of had bus boy to help pick up and refill the glasses. I wish the waiter would have recommended a pitcher of drinks.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2017

Craving spaghetti & meatballs, best choice is Buca di Beppo. Always consistent, never leave hunger, and you can have leftovers if needed.

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2.0Dined on July 2, 2017

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.
Won't return

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2017

The only thing I like in all restaurants are cloth napkins.
Wonderful atmosphere. The food is also very good .

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Buca is a perfect place to dine in with friends and the food are amazing and abundant.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Great service. Good for family dinners/lunch. Big family portions.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2017

Way too loud. They need to find a way to make the restaurant so noisy.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2017

We always come here for Rock n Roll Marathon weekend to get our carb-load. Love the pasta and meatballs. The food never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2017

My first time at Bucca di Beppo and I enjoyed the ambiance and all those photos. Delicious food!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2017

Celebrated mothers day!

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2017

Food was awesome as usual but service not so much. I'm not sure if it was because it was late or the amount of people but our waitress kept forgetting our drink orders

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

We came here with my family after my daughter's baptism. The family style servings were perfect for us. Everything tasted very good. The service was great for our large group.

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1.0Dined on April 13, 2017

We left before we even ordered. Terrible ambiance. The head of the pope was in a plastic see through box on one of the tables. Not joking. Don't go.

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