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Buca di Beppo - Universal City

4.2
4.2
679 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
When you’re in the mood for amazing Italian food in Universal City, CA you’re in the mood for Buca. Just off the Hollywood Freeway (Highway 101) Buca di Beppo is serving up authentic Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas for lunch and dinner every day.

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2 people

10:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (818) 509-9463

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Juan Borjas

  • Catering

    Buca di Beppo’s catering is perfect for all occasions. It can be delivered to your door or picked up. We specialize in catering for large and small groups, with convenient and value priced packages. From business gatherings, birthdays, weddings, graduations and more, let us do the work by preparing your meal. Your order includes everything you need- plates, napkins, utensils, bread, butter, and condiments are included. Please allow up to 3 hours for same day delivery. Call 844-EAT-BUCA to order or learn more at bucadibeppo.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    Buca di Beppo is your home for celebrations. Treat your guests to a fun and festive atmosphere by hosting your event in one of our uniquely themed sections, while enjoying authentic Italian dishes served family-style. Our team will help you plan the perfect event tailored to your needs and budget.

  • Private party contact

    Joscelyn Runnels: (855) 475-0042

  • Neighborhood

    Universal City

  • Cross street

    Cahuenga

  • Parking details

    Paid General Parking at CityWalk all day. Valet parking is available from 11am to 3pm for 2-hour parking - free with validation. After 3pm valet service is discounted with validation. Some local area hotels offer complimentary shuttle service to Universal CityWalk. Check with your hotel for shuttle service availability.

  • Public transit

    Metro subway stop at Universal Studios.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 679 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. JA

    JohnA

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Tourist trap with all the trimmings. Service, Joseph, was outstanding. We were seated right away and checked on frequently. However, over $130 bill for four dishes, two alcoholic beverages is just not value. Also pasta, fettuccine and spaghetti with meat balls, was NOT Al dente, a little over and sauces were Jar like.
  2. SJ

    SweetJP

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great, we’ve been to Bubba Gump and the server there was terrible, they are very attentive and patient at Bucca

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded 4 days agoThank you for sharing such complimentary feedback about our team. We look forward to serving you again soon!

  3. JS

    JSJS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Quick food delivery after we made our order. Eggplant Parmesan was tough. Server didn't follow up with us to refill drinks or to check on us.

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded 4 days agoWe 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.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Father’s day dinner. It was nice and plenty of room. Drinks were great and huge portions.

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded 4 days agoThank 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.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great food was delicious

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded 4 days agoWe're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Buca di Beppo. Come dine with us again soon.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I think Buca is middle of the road Italian. Good but not remarkable. Also - our waiter was all about getting it done with no extra. Never offered bread. Wanted our order almost immediately. The staff there overall seemed not happy. Even the food runners basically slap it down and leave. The waiter checked in much later. No offer of anything else I can get you etc, so that was disappointing.

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded on June 10, 2022We 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.

  7. m

    mnotr1

    Los Angeles

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We sat in the lounge and Nick waited on us He was great

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded on June 10, 2022We appreciate you sharing such great feedback about Nick. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  8. EN

    EvelynN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unforgettable food was good right on time friendly waiter

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded on June 10, 2022We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Buca di Beppo. Come dine with us again soon.

  9. Y

    Yovana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Family place with good food and awesome service provided from Joseph
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience5
    the food and server was great! however the hostesses were rude and not welcoming. Our server sat us down as the two hostesses where too busy having a conversation. When we left we said goodbye and thank you and we were ignored again. too busy with their conversation! i will never return.
  11. C

    Car314

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a pretty large group but everything went so smoothly and the food was great.
  12. IR

    IreneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Mother's Day. We had a reservation at 4pm and we were promptly seating within 2 minutes of the reservation. Great Experience. Waiter was friendly and we got a complimentary photo postcard of us while dining. The food is pricey but it was worth it.
  13. ML

    MichelleL

    San Joaquin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    There were not enough servers. Enough though the bar tender did his best. We had to get up and ask for items plus we never got asked if we wanted more beverage refills. I love Buca di Beppo but this visit was by far not the best.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Large family style portions . Not much flavor .
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    My husband, kids and I traveled all day and saved our appetite for yummy Italian dinner to conclude our day before hitting universal studios the next day, and my husband and I got so sick. The service was average. The food came out quickly but it taste fair. I just can’t get over how sick we were. Never eating there again.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a great time celebrating my son’s Birthday! The food was yummy and the service was great.
  17. DD

    DD1550

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The food was sub par and overpriced. The wait staff was nice.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always consistent with good food and service.
  19. ZB

    ZackB

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    After long day at Universal, was great to crash land into a dinner reservation at Buca via a reservation with Open Table. No draft beer, bland food and a sub par server made this experience little more than iced tea and a hot meal, which was good enough for an average to below average experience. I’d look elsewhere next time.

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded on March 26, 2022We 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.

  20. DI

    DeaneI

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful service. Pricy for what we had - most likely better place for larger parties.

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded on March 26, 2022Thank you for sharing such complimentary feedback about our team. We look forward to serving you again soon!

  21. m

    mnotr1

    Los Angeles

    57 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Not sure what happened to this location. The hostess was rude, the waitress could have cared less. They dont provide menus anymore so you have to scan the bar code on the table. There were no prices on the menu so I had to go to the website to check the menu prices. Ordered fried calamari and it came luke warm. Sent it back and it came luke warm again. The waitress response was it always comes like that. She didn't even apologize. I noticed the prices have increased since last year and the portion size has decreased. We ordered pizza for three people and it wasn't enough. It was good. I had a offer for a free birthday sundae. Someone, not my waitress brought me the sundae. There was no birthday wish, no singing (i didn't actually need that) no candelabra. I saw the manager on they way out and explained what happen. He didn't care either, never asked my name and never apologized for what happen. He just shook his head We live in area and will not be going back to this location. There are other restaurants there that visitors could dine at I would not recommend this one.

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded on March 26, 2022Thank 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.

  22. C

    Cody

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server Nick was outstanding. He was very personable and accommodating. It made our dining experience very enjoyable.

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded on March 26, 2022We appreciate you sharing such great feedback about Nick. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  23. F

    Fantastic

    Palm Springs

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food is pretty good but a bit pricey for what you get. Our server was busy but attentive and kind. The main hostess working the books last night (3/14) was extremely rude. Also, the poor food runner was so overwhelmed he was basically throwing dishes down and running off. I felt embarrassed for him. I’m going to chalk this one up to a bad and busy evening for all.

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded on March 26, 2022We 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.

  24. RH

    RosemaryH

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location inside CityWalk. Very friendly staff and delicious food.

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded on March 26, 2022We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Buca di Beppo. Come dine with us again soon.

  25. SJ

    SweetJP

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    just be careful ordering the large plates, we ordered extra to go notrealizing how big the dishes really are, OMG large says feed a family 5, yeah for days! The chicken marsala is really good very tender chicken and the sauce has just a hint of marsala sweetness, the meatballs are tender and flavorful, the garlic bread is addictive, the best was the Ceasar salad, basic salad but oh so good, I crave that. A bit overpriced, 50 bucks for a large bowl of spaghetti w 3 large meatballs, but once in a while its a treat and you will def have leftovers unless your dining w 10 or more

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded on March 26, 2022Thank you! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  26. CM

    CarolineM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Alberto our server was EXCELLENT! But we didn’t like where the server seated us. Wish she would of considered that we were celebrating 2 birthdays and asked if we were ok with the ambiance.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration for my son’s 13th birthday! Alberto was the best waiter ever!!

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded on March 26, 2022Thanks 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!

  28. n

    nitzer

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I don’t know if things changed since the last time I went to one of your restaurants, but if the meals are only “Italian style” or “family size”, then why do you allow reservations for small groups? My wife was actually asked “Is it just the two of you?”. That’s strange, right?
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service. Just to many people to close together. Too many people sneezing around you. Makes you uncomfortable even pre- pandemic
  30. DL

    DotL

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Strangely had a long wait time despite many open tables. We had a wonderful waiter, though. It was a fun restaurant, but definitely feels more like a family sit down or a birthday occasion.
  31. JF

    JasonF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Valentines
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Hosts were kinda rude on the phone and in person. Servers were excellent and food was amazing. Ambience was on point and environment was clean.

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded on February 18, 2022We 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.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Even though we had reservations, we were sat at the high tables at the bar, which is essentially a walk way to the dining area. The noise was chaotic and there was too much foot traffic at our table. At one point all of the servers were lined up practically next to our table to cash out guests and we couldn’t get by just to use the restroom. Despite being sat at the bar area, our food was served to us way before we could be served our drinks. :-(

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded on February 18, 2022We'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 management team to address your concerns and improve our guest experience.

  34. GE

    GERALDR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Experience was good and the waiter was very kind but we sat at table that appeared to be under a ceiling that was leaking water. There was cracks and water damage.

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded on February 18, 2022We'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 management team to address your concerns.

  35. W

    Wendy

    Los Angeles

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great place to have a family gathering! It's just fun!

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded on February 18, 2022Thank you! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good place to dine in for a date !

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded on March 26, 2022Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

  37. TG

    ThatGuyMike

    Miami

    107 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food was good service was good.

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded on January 5, 2022Thank 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!

  38. A

    Aesev148

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic and attentive. Food was delicioso and dessert was fresh and taste was great (you could tell the cake(s) were freshly baked - no sitting around getting stale). We had a wonderful family time. We love Buca de Beppo

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded on December 31, 2021Thank 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!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday for my niece.

    Buca di Beppo - Universal CityResponded on December 31, 2021Thank 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.

  40. Y

    Yesi

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As soon as you go into the restaurant there is so much to look at and you will never get bored. The food was amazing and the portion for the price is very good. Because the portions are big, you can get different ones and share within families and friends. They also have different selections of drinks. The waiter was busy because she had two large parties but she did come around and made sure we were doing okay and we didn't wait long to receive our food either.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

Buca di Beppo - Universal City is rated 4.2 stars by 679 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Google Map for Buca di Beppo - Universal City

1000 Universal Studios Blvd Universal City, CA 91608

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cahuenga

  • Neighborhood

    Universal City

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Paid General Parking at CityWalk all day. Valet parking is available from 11am to 3pm for 2-hour parking - free with validation. After 3pm valet service is discounted with validation. Some local area hotels offer complimentary shuttle service to Universal CityWalk. Check with your hotel for shuttle service availability.

  • Public transit

    Metro subway stop at Universal Studios.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Juan Borjas

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (818) 509-9463

  • Catering

    Buca di Beppo’s catering is perfect for all occasions. It can be delivered to your door or picked up. We specialize in catering for large and small groups, with convenient and value priced packages. From business gatherings, birthdays, weddings, graduations and more, let us do the work by preparing your meal. Your order includes everything you need- plates, napkins, utensils, bread, butter, and condiments are included. Please allow up to 3 hours for same day delivery. Call 844-EAT-BUCA to order or learn more at bucadibeppo.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    Buca di Beppo is your home for celebrations. Treat your guests to a fun and festive atmosphere by hosting your event in one of our uniquely themed sections, while enjoying authentic Italian dishes served family-style. Our team will help you plan the perfect event tailored to your needs and budget.

  • Private party contact

    Joscelyn Runnels: (855) 475-0042

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