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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.
San Diego, CA 92101
Italian, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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)
San Diego Trolley - Orange Line or Red Line - Gaslamp Quarter stop.
San Diego Metro transit - bus stop at Market & 6th.
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
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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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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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