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.View Private Dining Details
Ive been to other Buca's and always had a good time, great food, however my last experience left me feeling disappointed. Our app, fried mozzarella, was barely warm, our main dish looked like it had been sitting out, possibly pre made. The waitress was quick to push us to order and then basically disappeared. I do like this restaurant and would go again, and still recommend to others. I would like to think it was just a bad night ...
Mediocre food...slow service..ciuldnt hold a conversation. Will not be returning
BEWARE this is not a restaurant for couples! It was noisy, and you had to order either small (enough for 2 ) or Large (enough for 4). We had a $20 coupon to use for my birthday, however only if we ordered two entrees, which was too much food and a waste. The Chicken stuffed with proccuitto was three pieces was breaded little stuffing and was dry, the so called sauce was a thick sticky mess. We ordered a side of Fetticini Alfredo, Lots of noodles with sauce poured over- nothing special. The Mussels as an appetizer in a tomato sauce were tasty but served with no bread to sop up the sauce. It took two tries and 15 minutes to track down the waiter for bread, then he tried to SELL us Gaelic bread, another waiter brought us some bread, That dinner with a Bellini and Whiskey Sour was $80 and as it was New Year's Eve we had to pay another $30 for parking.
2 adults and 2 young kids...we got a 2 small portion of pasta and they were plenty leftover. My son really enjoy the giant meatballs. However, as quickly as the food comes, the server came back within 30min to ask if we are already to get the food packed to go. She rushed us to finish our meal either to end her shift or get another consumer to her table.
I have always loved Bucca! The food has always been excellent and I love the old school Italian style decor.
Not impressed with the service. Thanksgiving dinner and one party is served 20 minutes after everyone else. The issue of not communicating how late the dinner would be also frustraited our group as we all waited a period hoping it would arrive.
skip the thanksgiving feast, very disappointing
They brought one entree about 10 minutes before the other and forgot to bring us plates so we had to flag down staff to get us plates. They tried to serve us dessert before we were even halfway through the main entrees. They kept messing up on the dessert and that took forever and then they kept rushing us so they could free the table. The food was decent but it was overshadowed by the bad service.
Ordered manicotti and fetticinni alfredo. Portions were good size.
Leftovers. We went early dinner so was very quiet.
Last few times I have been to Buca di Beppo the service has been lacking and the food is not great and it took a very long time to get our food & drinks.
We got a large chicken Alfredo ($30) a small gourmet pizza ($18) some garlic cheese bread ( $11) plus the big brownie Sunday and non alcoholic drinks. Bill was over $100!! WAY too expensive for pasta!! Probably won't return. It did taste good, but could have cooked the same meal for under $30!
It was amazing wouldn't have picked another place for this specific night!
Service is flat out horrific. Took about 40 min for our drinks. Once we finally got them beer was warm. That's fine they brought us new ones. The server was horrible, brought the bread an hour after we were sitting. No exaggeration. Then when he set it down he just threw it causing one of the drinks to fall (sangria). I asked to napkins and he was so in a hurry he walked away without even noticing it. Got it cleaned up, and never even offered another drink. When the glass was full. Food was great, just needs better service .
We like to come here with a group, great way to try lots of different dishes.
Here are the dishes we had (we had 11 women, and ordered large salads, & a large and a small of both of the main dishes):
Chopped Antipasto Salad-really good
Mixed Green Salad-not much flavor and pretty plain
Chicken Saltimbocca- always a favorite, so good!
Baked Rigatoni-good flavor, a little dry
There were gnats hovering over our table the entire meal. There was a used paper napkin on the table, which the waiter did notice and picked up eventually. The antipasto salad should also be antimeat salad. There is literally like an ounce of meat. Overall, more hype than the place is worth.
Food was good and shared by all! Our waiter was very helpful and helped make it a pleasant experience
Had a wonderful meal, great service, will return again and again.
Prices high for quality. We ordered small garlic bread and they gave us a large. Extra $14-$16. Lasagna was not very good. Meatballs not so good. I wasn't impressed.
Came to Bucca to celebrate my wedding in a couple of weeks and it was amazing. Everyone loved the food. Service was fast and friendly.
Terrible experience with server. Didn't recognize my daughter birthday but he willing to sing to others. Disrepected by family by his actions. Grandkids were very upset over the event.
It was an awesome experience and they have some great staff there.
Everything was amazing, the device to the food, to the environment. However I called 5 minuets before my check in time to tell the host that my party would be a couple of minutes late and the girl who picked up the phone was extremely condescending and kinda made me question if we really wanted to eat there. Also the girl who came around to take pictures was extremely pushy. I understand it's her job to 'sell' those photos however i think she should go through some training because she definitely came off like a pushy Chaldean car sales man. Other than that my night at Bucca was great!
My family enjoyed celebrating my wife's birthday at Buca di Beppo
The service was great, as a first time visitor - everything was explained clearly.
The decor is nice, service is great and food was fantastic
Portions are generous to say the least.
Good value for the money
I highly recommend it
Amazing! It was the first time for my boyfriend and as soon as we left he couldn't stop talking about about great the food and wine were! I love Bucca
Buca is fantastic, old school Italian food that comes in MASSIVE servings. It is the ideal place to take the family or to go with another family or two. Even after you eat as much as you can possibly eat (because it truly is delicious food), you will still have leftovers to take home.
We made a reservation on Open Table for 5, and they didn't seat us until 5:35. We told them that we had a concert at 7pm and really needed to be sat immediately - that didn't matter. Once we were finally seated, we head to track down the manager just to get water. Employees kept telling us that we "weren't in their section" although we were! Barely got food by 6:45, inhalded it and had to run to the concert. I would NEVER go back again!
We came for a birthday celebration and brought the $20 off for bday promo they sent us. Only after we ordered we were told we couldn't use it because they don't consider pizza to be an entree. Large garlic bread arrived but was dry and did not feed 4. Would have been ok if it was free but it was $10! Then after our meal which was very mediocre and overpriced, the staff came with a candelabra and sang happy birthday but there was no bday dessert, not even a tiny scoop of ice cream. Service was painfully slow all night even though there were hardly any customers. Not worth the hassle parking or the cost. Won't be back.
Big portions. Don't recommend the Veal Marsala though, way too sweet. Probably goes for the Chicken Marsala as well. Mushrooms in the sauce nice, though.
Great service inside.
Terrible valet service, guy was on his own. Took forever to get our car.
Took four friends to dinner to celebrate a special occasion. This is my second Buca di Beppo experience (the other was in Albany NY), and I was not disappointed! Lots of GREAT food and wonderful service. I will be back--either in San Diego or elsewhere!
Food was good but service was a little slow and, whether it was the server or someone he asked to help him, forgot about our drinks and didn't get to the table until just about the entree was served.
It was my first time Buca di Beppo San Diego but my sister went to one in New York. We order a small meat lasagna and glaric mozzarella cheese bread. We should have sent the food back because it was cold and the bread was hard. But we was starving I didn't ear breakfast. I would give it another try one day. I herd how good the food was so I wanted it give it a try. I like Lucidas up north and Filippis personal.
I've been to multiple Buca locations and this is by far the best! The service was outstanding. Even walking through the restaurant to be seated everyone from wait staff to kitchen staff greeted you with a smile and friendly hello. The food here was delicious! We had a party of 9 and ordered 5 dishes which was way too much food but we loved every dish. We ordered a bottle of wine, which was not bad and a decent price. Our server made the overall experience ever better. Fast and friendly.
This is a great restaurant for entertaining. The food is delicious and ample! The atmosphere is delightful and quite relaxed. The restaurant is very kid friendly and accommodating. The service was wonderful, our server was very attentive. I highly recommend Bucca di Beppo
Had a great time celebrating a birthday here. Made reservations online 30 minutes prior to showing up in the afternoon and we were immediately seated. Sergio was efficient and attentive. Definitely coming back soon!
delicious Italian food very comfortable and great service .. veal parmigiano!
Family-style giant portions make for great sharing and getting to know people's tastes. They took the Penne Basilica off the menu but still make it if you ask. The marinara is a little watery, but the meatballs make up for that. They were great about helping me choose to use my birthday coupon versus my email club 20% off.
The food was great but the service was horrible. We ordered the baked ziti and it never came they said there was a mix up in the kitchen which then we got it for free. Also we ordered a vodka and cranberry which did not come until we were done. Another thing was we asked for marinara sauce and we had to ask three times and different people and it came when we were already finished and we were packing up food. This was my favorite place and I had never had such bad service but that was a horrible dinner.
Family style service was perfect for our kids and grandkids. We become a large group with a lot of kids so sharing entrees is perfect. The food was good and the service was efficient and friendly. I would recommend BucaDi Beppo to groups of friends and family.
food was ok, lasagna was overcooked, alfredo was good. Plates for two are not so big. Two adults will easily go through an antipasti and main course for two and will most likely still be hungry for dessert.
We usually go to the Mira Mesa one but this was a nice change. We had a 6:45 pm reservation but arrived about 10 minutes early and they asked if we wanted to be seated early. It was very nice of them because I am used to just having to wait for reservation time. We enjoyed the dinner at this location.