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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.

705 6th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
G Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 233-7272

Website:
http://www.bucadibeppo.com/

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.

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)

Public Transit:
San Diego Trolley - Orange Line or Red Line - Gaslamp Quarter stop.

San Diego Metro transit - bus stop at Market & 6th.

Executive Chef:
Domingo Ramos

Additional:
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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

It’s not too early to book your Holiday Party! Ask the Group Sales Manager for details to reserve space for your holiday celebration today!
We’re open at 11am on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day! Reserve your table now!

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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.

Buca di Beppo - San Diego Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 15, 2013

We've been to Buca's many times before--this was our first time in downtown San Diego. We expected noise and confusion and huge food portions. But we also expected tasty food. We had house wine (good), garlic bread (ok), chopped antipasta (fair--not really "chopped" and little meat or cheese), and lasagna (only fair--more like moussaka--lots of puffy ricotta and no visible noodle layer). We wandered for a long time before we found our way out (truly!)--had to be re-routed three times by servers who all apologized for how hard it was to find an exit (yup!). The location of this restaurant is convenient for walking around Gaslamp and it's nice to have valet parking available, but we won't be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 13, 2013

After a long day with 2 small kids at seaworld, Buca was the perfect place to have dinner before our train ride back up to LA.
Food was great, service was wonderful !

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 29, 2013

The service was really bad, and the bill was not right. I was not a big fan of this place

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 26, 2013

Went to the San Diego restaurant for my son's graduation dinner. The penne alla vodka dish tasted exactly the same as the shrimp fra diavollo dish!! The 4 of us couldn't believe it! Chicken parmigiana was okay. We had an email coupon for free garlic bread, & we didn't realize until we got home that we were charged for it-waitress forgot to take it off the bill. I called ahead & ordered a graduation cake, & the waitress didn't know anything about it. I was told we could wait while they decorated a new one! By this time, all we wanted to do was leave. I saved $30 by not waiting for the cake. We won't be going back here anymore.
It was supposed to be a nice family dinner, but turned out to be a big disappointment for my family.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 18, 2013

I cannot remember if her name was Rana or Lana, but she was absolutely outstanding!!!! I appreciated her easy going personality and friendly demeanor. Thank you for singing to my mother as well for her birthday! Will be returning soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 12, 2013

I have always enjoyed Buca, the pizza is great, pasta terrific and good service. great for family or date night.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 12, 2013

as we sat down to eat, we thought of the dreaded Mother's Day 2012, where we were miserable at another establishment who had a pre-fixe menu of NADA. so we held our breaths until Erik brough the menus and we were happy campers to find the selection of food to be various. Between the group we had the lasagna, stuffed sheels and stuffed prosciutto chicken. Everything was great, from the host to the staff of the restaurant. The coolest part was being walked through the kitchen which the do with all their guests so we can see what is happening in the background. Erik was a great server. he kept the glasses filled and checked on us every chance he got. We will definetely be coming back again...maybe for Father's Day.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 11, 2013

Everyone I my group loved the food

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 8, 2013

The love the feel of the restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. I was however disappointed that you no longer serve the olive oil with the chili in it. That had such a good flavor. We loved to put in on our pasta and the Margarita pizza. Please, please bring it back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 4, 2013

Buca never disappoints. Their food is good, their service is good and if you don't get enough to eat, you're doing something wrong! Their food is served "family style" which translates to huge servings. It's a great place to go with a big group or for a family gathering. Order a salad, some garlic bread and a couple of entrees and you'll all get stuffed. We've visited Buca several times for family birthdays and the servers have always been very helpful with serving cake brought we brought with us. They run an efficient operation at Buca.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 3, 2013

Came in from Phoenix to visit family and made dinner reservations as a surprise. We had a great night and the food was excellent with just the right amount served. The Stella wine was delicious and we also had our portrait taken. Great.deal and had an excellent night!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 3, 2013

the food was prepared as i requested and the service was fantastic

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 26, 2013

Food was delicious friends and I had the penne San Remo an the spicy chicken rigatoni both were amazingly delicious. Great ambiance cozy, romantic great for large or small groups of people. Service was also great. Will definitely go back, we loved the place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 25, 2013

Food was great..it wasn't crowded and I had reservation so I don't know why we were thrown all the way in the back corner. Other than that excellent. ..

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 20, 2013

I enjoyed the fact that they placed us in a nice quiet booth (as requested) and they seated us as soon as we arrived. Also, everyone from the greeters to our server (sorry I cannot remember his name) were very kind and helpful. The food was amazing (as far as taste and presentation) and it was more than enough. They accommodated our special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 20, 2013

My husband and I have never been to this restaurant before and were presently surprised. They gave you a tour of the kitchen and their food was delicious and very generous servings.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 13, 2013

Charge too much on the salad at dinner time , and the quality is poor.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2013

menu is traditonal Italian and portion sizes are great. prices are decent. food had good flavor and was hot when it arrived to the table. servers were very helpful and attentive..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 31, 2013

This chain continues to refine its brand. New, less daunting menues (and yes, a bit pricier), but the decor is still a gaudy time-capsule and the Italian comfort food continues to star.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 3, 2013

Jordan was quite slow the whole night. The waiter at the table next to us seemed much more full of energy and excited to be there. Jordan only visted the table when deleivering food or filling up our empty glasses that had been sitting there for a while. It was my friends first time going there and sadly we made the experience a little less special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 21, 2013

One in my group said "best Italian food I've ever had", so that pretty well says it all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 19, 2013

Michael Garcia, the manager, has done a great job improving on what Buca already does well. We hadn't been there in awhile, and were pleasantly surprised by the changes. Keep up the great work!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 16, 2013

Everything went ok but they gave away our table we reserved and the the table we reserved is the only table we wanted. Very dissapointed but made the best of it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2013

The. Service is better thean sny other restuarant in san diego. All the employees were very friendly. I love the way they take you through the kitchen to be seated, it made me feel really welcome.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Very friendly staff! Energetic vibe yet cute romantic atmosphere. Delicious food menu.A little crowded as far as table space but nonetheless a nice experience having strangers next to you that feel like family. :) Definitely a place I'd like to come back to.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Overall restaurant was more than I expected. The food was great, Service was great, a bit pricey but worth it, big servings on what ever you order.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2013

We understand it was vday but are waitress would be gone for 20 min and not check on us

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2013

The atmosphere is fun and vibrante. The staff do an outstanding job and are very friendly and knowledgeable about all the menu items. Service was outstanding and fast for Valentine's Day. The decor is fun to look at and reminds of you of an old family run Italian restaurant from the 50's. We enjoy taking friends here and frequent the downtown San Diego location often--we love the made over warehouse.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Everything was great till we got the bill a family of 4 for $160.00...way too much in my book

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Would have been a homerun all the way except for the fact that it was Valentine's Day at lunch, and place was pretty empty, so it might be even better when crowded & noisy. So nothing to complain about except my timing of my own reservation. I can't wait to go in the evening for what I can tell will be a truly great night of dining in a genuine, old school Italian ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 13, 2013

Great place to eat. The atmosphere is perfect. The staff is super friendly and very knowledgeable about their menu!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 7, 2013

Excellent food, service and ambiance. However, this is not the place for a romantic dinner. Popular for large groups celebrating birthdays!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 1, 2013

I love going to Bucca's when I have a large group. This is not the place to go if you want to dine in a hurry. I enjoy the family style food where we can share multiple dishes, just like at home. The service was great. The waitress was really helpful pointing out her favorites and how much to order for a table of eight. Atmosphere is funny, always something to see. I recommend Bucca's for any special occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2013

Wonderful for Family style eating, great fro sharing a family get together.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 9, 2013

We went to celebrate my husband's birthday and had a blast! The food was delicious!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2012

Godo, but my selection on the food wasn't great, had better dishes on the past in the same restaurant. This time I had Steak Parmigana and Roasted Ragitoni

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2012

A bit loud and would of liked a quieter spot such as the Pope Room

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2012

Good and ample food, attentive and fun service, a great place for large group dining. And family celebrants of any kind.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2012

What a great place to take your family and friends when it's your turn to pick a place to eat. You can only get it right by choosing Buca di Beppo.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas! A lot of people expected this wonderful restaurant to be slow on Christmas Day, but BOY was it packed!! I am so grateful to OpenTable to provide such a wonderful service. There was an hour and a half wait for a table. I booked at home and my table was ready in less than 10 minutes! (I LOVE OPENTABLE!) The servers and bartender were a little overwhelmed, but did a fantastic job servicing all the hungry people. Our food came out hot and it was delicious! Thanks to our server ERIK who did a great job! And to all a good nigh!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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