Buca di Beppo - San Diego

4.2
704 Reviews
$30 and under
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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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 704 people are saying
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MichR
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 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
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
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
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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vipBobcat
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Christy our server was fantastic juggling her tables & making everyone feel “special.”

We will return soon!

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on November 3, 2020

We appreciate you sharing such complimentary feedback about your service. We pride ourselves in providing excellent service and are happy that reflected on your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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vipBobcat
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious & great service.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on November 3, 2020

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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CarlosS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Poorly trained staff. Service very slow
It took 40 minutes to get the wrong bottle of wine
The plate sizes is huge. Teo people can’t eat one entry let alone share a couple of things
Paid 129 dollars for a plate of spaghetti and a pizza

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on October 30, 2020

We are sorry to hear you had such an unsatisfactory experience and want to get in touch with you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

horrible experience with the hostess only one host was super kind and felt bad for us

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on October 14, 2020

We're sorry to hear you had such an unsatisfactory experience and would like to know more. Please send us your contact information and our Divisional VP will be in touch directly.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time in the San Diego location, and so far it was very good, the food was good the ambient and overall it was a good experience, our server was very nice she was coming constantly to check on us and she even told me about how can I use my promotions if I was a member which I did and even got a free pasta that’s like 30$ worth of free food

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on October 30, 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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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best night and the food was amazing.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on October 1, 2020

Thank you! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my boyfriend love it got out for quick and our drinks were great

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you. We are happy to hear you had a blast with our famiglia. Come back to see us again soon!

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vipmegand
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

It was an okay experience! Waiter was also working another table with many people and we were only a table of 2 so not priority. Food was average. Wine was $17 a glass!!!!!

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on October 1, 2020

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your feedback as it allows us to improve. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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JamesU
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

With COVID19/Wuhan Flu restrictions, the restaurant was not as lively as it normal has been in the past. Wait staff were efficient, and had an uncanny skill to ask how you're doing when you're mid-chew. Food was filling and delicious, and the cannoli is a great way to end a meal.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on September 11, 2020

We appreciate you dining with us James. Come back again soon.

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Stosh
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Prices sure have skyrocketed. I realize that all restaurants have, but its pasta.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on June 30, 2020

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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LaceyInSanDiego
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

My husband and I went for his birthday/date night. We ordered two drinks, one entree and garlic bread. The restaurant was practically empty (COVID). We waited a long time for our server due to a mix up. It happens. But we waited forever for our drinks and they were downright gross. Then our entree came fairly quickly but, before the garlic bread. We didn’t read the menu closely enough I guess because there was nothing else to our meal besides three pieces of chicken. No side dish, vegetables or anything. It tasted good. It was just all very odd and overpriced (over $82).

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on June 30, 2020

We appreciate you taking the time to write to us and are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. Please know that your feedback will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family visiting

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on June 28, 2020

Thank you for dining with us at Buca di Beppo. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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vipDavidJ
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was surprisingly good. Maybe I shouldnt be surprised? Will be back!

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
Responded on May 31, 2020

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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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
35 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
18 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
14 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Buca di Beppo - San Diego
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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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 704 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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