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Sun, 4/22
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Buca di Beppo - San Jose - Oakridge

3.5
531 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
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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Cuisines
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
(408) 226-1444
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Robert Noce
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Santa Theresa Boulevard
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Parking details
There is onsite parking. We are located at the Oakridge Mall. Parking is more available on the north side mall & in the parking structures.
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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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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, 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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Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 531 People Are Saying
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3.3
service
3.6
ambience
3.4
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63% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Loved the ambiance- all the rooms are decorated differently with a lot of old pictures. Worthy of several pictures. There were two outstanding dishes, the Green Apple Gorgonzola Salad chock full of dried cranberries and candied walnuts with a hint of cinnamon, and the vinaigrette was perfect, not too vinagry as a lot of places make it . Also excellent was the Chicken Saltimboco which had great flavors topped with prosciutto & sage, served with artichoke hearts, lemon, capers. WE also ordered two pasta dishes, Shrimp Flortine with garlic shrimp, Roma tomatoes & spinach with linguine in garlic butter sauce and classic Meatballs and Spaghetti but disappointingly. both were flavorless and not seasoned. Service was spotty and once we got our main dishes, no one ever came back Tocqueville us so we never had a chance to get beverage refills. In fact we were ignored so long after our meal was long done we were just discussing sending one of our party to go find our MIA server when she finally showed up. Go for the ambiance and sharing family style dinner, but other places serve better pasta.

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The service took way too long and our server disappeared for a while. When the food came it was cold. No excuses. Not even being too busy because there was a table next to us completely open since before we finally got seated.

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

It was my birthday dinner and the waiter was really nice at the beginning.
He brought us bread and our drinks, but we were noticing that the food was taking long. Two groups that sat 20 & 30 minutes after us got their food we were able to track the waiter down and ask where our food was.
He told us the kitchen was behind and I called BS. I told him how can they be so behind that groups that say after us were able to get their food.
We then talked to the manager who said the same thing and we called BS. After my husband said he wanted to know exactly what happened then they said the system did something wrong when the waiter entered it into the system. I said really then how were we able to get our alcoholic drinks if that goes into the system. In the end the waiter forgot.
They were throwing everyone under the bus but the waiter. We got our food and ate some because we were starving and my three year old needed to eat.
I will never come back to the Oakridge one again.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Our server was amazing!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Good service. Fruta de Mare great. Veal parmigiana tough.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Bucca di Beppo made our Valentines Day a great experience! Especially with the photographer who took our special day photo . Food and service was great

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Not sure why we still go here. It's so run down. The staff is rude and lazy. Food is ehhh.

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2.0Dined on January 17, 2018

This visit my family felt neglected. Service was poor. I had always wanted to give this restaurant another chance. I am not sure I will be back for a very long time. The food seems to be pricy. They often run out of minnestone soup. I don’t understand an Italian restaurant not having minestrone soup.

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Had an Opentable reservation and arrived on time, but still had to wait 10 minutes even though there were several open tables. Waiter was not very attentive and once asked, “Is everything okay?” as he walked past us without even waiting for a reply as he continued to walk.

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2018

It's BUCA, decent food, nothing special at this location of the chain. A bit disorganized from the hostess, but our host was great. When looking for solid food at a decent price for every day dining, BUCA is the place.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Service, a bit slow. Maybe cuz we were a larger group? Would like to see more gluten free items, like pasta especially, pizza? Or whole grain/wheat pasta.

Overall everything was decent. Thank you.

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1.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Full family dinner. Had to ask to get a server after sitting and not being even acknowledged for over 20 minutes I had to walk to the hostess as the manager was nowhere to be found and ask for a server. Another 15 minutes later we finally got a server. No manager ever came and apologized or anything. This is the 3rd time in a row this has happened and the restaurant wasn’t that busy this time.

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1.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Wow. The whole experience has gone down hill here. Terrible experience. Food was awful. What has happened to this place?!

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Not an excellent place for service. We dined at 3:30 with 14 people, no one in the restaurant. Ordered appetizers first, received it after the salad was served. The kitchen was backed up, yet there was no one in the restaurant. If u are looking for reasonable service this is not the place to go.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Everyone enjoyed the meal. The pepperoni pizza was amazing. The only downside was that the cuisine was on the oily side. It wasn't as busy as we expected. The service was a bit slow, but since it was so busy, it's understandable.

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1.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Our meal came out to us over a span of 45 minutes! Absolutely ridiculous. No reason I get my pasta 45 minutes before my wife gets her chicken. Maybe for take out but not dine in

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We went there on christmas night and everything was solid.

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1.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We had reservations but we had to wait an extra 25 minutes before we were seated. What is the point of the reservation. This restaurant was very disorganized, all waiters, waitresses, managers running around as if they didn't know what they were doing. After we were finally seated, we then sat at a table with no silverware or set ups. We then waited another 25 minutes before we were approached for our order. The waitress that finally noticed us was not the waitperson who was assigned to our table. That person never bothered to ask us for our order. The waitress who finally came to our rescue was the one bright star . Even so, the food was horrible -- Veal marsala with wine reduction was awful!!! Sauce was nasty and tasted like syrup.
Veal was overcooked. They brought the appetizer with the dinner.... We couldn't get ice tea because their machine was broken.... They initially brought us someone else's veal parmigiana.
Overall the worst dinig experience we have ever had anywhere!!! Very disappointing.

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1.0Dined on December 16, 2017

This was the worst service I have ever received. Made a reservation and got sat an hour after our reservation, the manager herself had to bus the table and after we had been put on the back burner we were sat at the bar table. It was my gfs birthday and she couldn’t have had a worse time. Please think twice before going here. Pruneyard Bucca is WAYYY better.

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1.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was awful. Service mediocre. There was a large Christmas party in the restaurant that was loud and obnoxious. They should have been placed in a separate/private area to not disturb other patrons.

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2.0Dined on December 9, 2017

We normally have a good experience at this location. This time they insisted on charging us $17 extra for adding meat (ie. Meatballs) to their create your own pasta meal even though the menu says that meat options in addition to pasta, sauce, veggies are part of the create your own pasta meal. It was a bit disappointing to see this more as a surprise than anything else. If it was disclosed up front on the menu I would have been fine with this.

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1.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Daughter home

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1.0Dined on November 26, 2017

Probably the worst service I have had lately at any restaurant.

We even had to bus our own dirty dishes off the table so when they brought the birthday fun there would be a place to set it.

Food was cold and not serviced complete.

Made a complaint to the manager about the staff being loud using bad language before leaving our table after the birthday song. The server confessed and apologized but kind got the impression it was maybe not the first time she had done something similar.

I won't be hurrying back there that is for sure.

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Always have fun and leave this place stuffed. No way around it. Tables are kind of small for a party of 8 but otherwise food and service was great.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We love having Thanksgiving dinner at Buca and it’s conveniently located in the mall, so we’re able to shop immediately following the meal.

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1.0Dined on November 23, 2017

The worst Thanksgiving food ever! Over-salted, tasteless turkey; horrible stuffing; wilted lettuce in the salad; even the pumpkin pie was strangely spiced. Just an awful meal.

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Family Birthday gathering - had a lovely time! Waiter was pleasant & friendly but seemed flustered at times. Was fine at first, but was slow in responding to requests for more water, food boxes, & check as the restaurant became more busy. Food was delicious & plentiful. Really good red sangria too!

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2.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Birthday.
Service was he worst we have ever had. The very sweet assistant manager did her best to make up fo the poor service. Unfortunately, waiting for our reservation for 20 minutes to be seated, waiting additional 40 minutes to receive our drinks, and having to ask repeatedly for napkins, water/drinks, bread, silverware, plates, etc.... it did not quite make up for the delicious food. The servers were all kind and helpful, but it was clear that we did not have an assigned server to our table if 7. I don’t think we will ever be back. Poorly managed restaurant.

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1.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was cold when it came out. Sent it back 30 minutes later we speak to the manager no apologies and finally we get the pasta dish back. Now the other side dishes are cold on the table. Those are not replaced. Then the bill gets screwed up and our credit card is charged twice. No discount or apology for any of the problems we had. No silverware at our table. When we booked this we said it was for a birthday and birthday was never acknowledged. Beyond disappointed. A 2 1/2 hour horrible meal.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

It was wonderful. We were seated quickly, our waiter was really pleasant and checked on us quiet often.

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2017

We had a great time , great dinner , the only problem we've had the last 2 Visits at this restaurant is we order a bottle of wine and we've gotten pitchers instead, we are very uncomfortable with that because we pay full price for a particular bottle and we have no idea if what we pay for is the bottle we ordered . We have questioned them and they always say the wine we ordered comes in a barrel but we've tested them and ordered different bottles , and still they bring pitchers. Otherwise our dinner and service was great!

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2.0Dined on August 27, 2017

Not enough waiters.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

Great server!!! He was prime!

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2017

Food - big servings. We ordered way too much food so lunch the following day was also nummy. As always, fun decor - especially for those who have never been.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Food was what I generally expect from BdB, and consistent with other locations. Our server was friendly and quick, but the star of our evening was a server named Ta. I had a few questions about the wine list, as the wine I planned to order was not available that eve. Our server said she didn't know wine very well, so I went to the bartender hoping he could provide some recommendations. He did not know the wines either, but Ta heard my question and took the time to describe a few wines to me, and letting me taste a couple so I could decide. He even upsold me to a mini-carafe. I hope management values him because he was great!

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2017

Got Pope room which was great as we had own space. Service was prompt. Yummy food. Great experience. Great for groups.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2017

For some reason, at this Buca, we always have a problem with exceptionally noisy children. This time, the three children were screaming, the mother was screaming back at the children! Why do people take children from age three months to four out for dinner? We had our food boxed and left quickly.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Made the reservation for my graduation celebration meal. They allowed multiple head count changes with nothing but grace. When the graduation finished earlier than expected they took us in an hour early and made us feel welcome and special.

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1.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Customer service was terrible. Hostess was very rude and gave mean stares to my party and our waitress would dissapear, I made my reservations to get seated in a comfortable area and my party was sat all stuffed into a corner when the restaurant was not even busy at the time.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Our server was amazing!!!! I wish I could remember his name. Service was fast and the food was delicious

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