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7:00 PM
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Buca di Beppo - Universal City

639 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
  • Kid-friendly
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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Italian, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(818) 509-9463
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Juan Borjas
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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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Cross street
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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.
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Public transit
Metro subway stop at Universal Studios.
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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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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

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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What 639 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.0  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Horrible service. Unattentive waiter. Brought our entrees before Salads and he didn’t even know and then didn’t even care. Some items wrong. Did nothing to celebrate the birthday at the table. Super rude photographer taking pictures at the table. Disappointing $200 meal for Valentines Day.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

I am always pleased to visit this location. Server was excellent and friendlu

5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We have a reservations but get to the restaurants like an hour early, they accommodate us pretty quick, the food was great and the staff simply great.
Also my daughter forgot some purchases from the park and they keep it for us

Luvsteak (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

It was slow, but the food was great.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Service was great even though it was a packed place. OpenTable made it easy to reserve and our table was ready on time. Food was Good and we had lots of leftovers.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Very accommodating and friendly staff. Food was great, small plates feed 3 people, you will have food to go if your in a date.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We had great service and great food, would visit the Universal location again!

Virginia (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was horibile and food was served burnt. Waiter was over extended and Did not refill drinks and bring bread with out myself getting his attention.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

There was a leak over our table and water dripped on the table. Since it was my daughter's birthday dinner after a day at Universal, my husband chose not to embarrass my daughter by making it a “big deal.” We did let the manager know and his comment was “I hope it didn’t ruin your celebration.” After that, he acknowledged that this happens sometimes when it rains. It was drizzling outside, but not enough for this leak. First and foremost, it really was gross. Where was the leak coming from? Pipe? Moldy ceiling? Who knows? There was a clear water stain on the ceiling (not new) and you placed a table underneath it. Sorry, lost customers. So poorly handled. Water from the ceiling dripped on our table!!! Near our food!!! So unsanitary, I can’t believe we paid the bill.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Open table for us a table right away .

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Took over 1 hour to get our food, their excuse was that the had a large catering order and fell behind. When we spoke to the manager she redirected us to the server and never offered help. Horrible!!! Never again!!!

schulz (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Server was good but front entrance greeting was subpar. What is the point of making a reservation if you have to wait to be seated and walk-ins are seated before you? Fortunately, food service was attentive.

vipDave (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

The portion size of the dishes are large and good

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

This was a great option for Thanksgiving dinner. Tasty traditional foods (turkey, Italian sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes and more) and kids were able to eat spaghetti!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

It was an overall great evening. I wish the service was better. But the food was great as always!

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on November 13, 2017

Great service and since I was eating dinner alone they gave me the lunch menu instead since their portion sizes for dinner are insane. The soup of the day was tasty and so was the free bread. Unfortunately I was a bit disappointed the spaghetti and meatballs was just ok. I've have other stuff there before and it was so much better than that S&M

vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

We sat at the chef table which was a really neat experience, and enjoyable. However when it came to the meal that was a bit disappointing. I had ordered the lasagna and it really was not good at all. Then we had ordered garlic bread, and the first basket we received was just buttered bread and not knowing that just was or wasn't there way we ordered a second basket of garlic bread and that was actually garlic bread and recent. So that was disappointing that there is no consistency in their menu. I may Or may not go again however if I did go I would definitely never order the lasagna again.

vipAlnajjar (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Thank you all for making my daughter's 16th birthday fun and special. She and her friends had great time and enjoyed the big variety of food and dishes. The service was prompt and fast and the servers attended promptly to all our needs.
We always come to this restaurant and every time is even better that the previous visit.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on October 17, 2017

Good food with large portions and great service!! Here for a quick visit to Universal Studios with 3 young kids and this place was perfect for dinner!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Great family style dining