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Buca di Beppo - San Diego

582 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for Birthdays
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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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
Domingo Ramos
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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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Cross street
G Street
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Parking details
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)
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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 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

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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What 582 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JulieD (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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!!

vipSickServer (San Diego)
3.0  Dined 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!

vippup1 (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined 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.

vipLuvfinefood (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 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!

Maria (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on November 29, 2017

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

vipkak6 (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined 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.