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Buca di Beppo - Universal City

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656 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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 - 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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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
Cahuenga
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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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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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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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A Gift for Mom! Make your reservation today! Bring Mom to Buca di Beppo on Mother’s Day!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 656 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We went there for my daughter's birthday and it was just perfect. We had lots of laughter and fun and the food and the customer service was great. Thank you for everything.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It’s was great. Our kids love going and so do we. Thank you!!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Friends Birthday Dinner

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

For Easter dinner, we had reservations at 6:30 pm and we waited 10 minutes to get seated after checking in. The food was delicious, the server was prompt and cordial and everything was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My son’s birthday

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Arrived on time and was seated right away. The service was a little slow. We didn't get bread until after the main courses were served which was a little strange and kind of pointless at that point of the meal. Long delays in between service checks on the table.

Also we ordered a small Pizza, small lasagna and a side meatball. While the lasagna and meatball were fine the pizza arrived on the cold side of Luke warm. It tasted like it was sitting around the kitchen for a while before being served.

Buca obviously is more concerned about big groups in terms of focusing their service. So don't expect a lot if you are only 2 people. Normally I like buca a lot but this time I walked away dissatisfied

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The service in this restaurant has gone downhill since the last time I visited. I went on a Friday night with a reservation and the place was not busy yet. There was no line but I had to wait several minutes before the hostess finally acknowledged me. I told her I had a reservation and she asked for my name and was told it'll be ready in a few minutes. It was a very cold interaction with no eye contact or a friendly greeting. When our party of 4 were brought to our table, we were squeezed next to another party of 4. My wife’s chair was literally blocking the other women from pushing back her chair. There was no way the other woman could get up without hitting my wife or having my wife get up too. When I complained to the waitress, she asked if we can simply move the table. If the place was packed, I would understand but half of the restaurant was empty. She finally moved us to another section and sure enough, that section was not even half full. If it wasn’t for the waitress who gave us great service from our new seating, our entire meal would have been ruined. I wasn’t expecting much when I first walked in but to be treated like I should be lucky to have a seat at the table is unacceptable. I would never come back to this Buca again. There are too many other options in that area for them to act if they are the only ones in town.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Underwhelmed. All pasta dishes were under seasoned.
Nothing special here and quite expensive.

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

My first time here and I will NEVER return. Hostess was rude. We arrived earlier than our reservation. We checked in and asked to be seated sooner. Her rude response was "I'll try". Ok...understood since we're early but check the attitude. We sat in small waiting area, able to hear ALL conversations and watched at least 5 other parties, large and small, come in...ADD name to waitlist and be seated before us....I finally asked if we were going to be seated and her response was "I have 2 more people on waitlist" and proceeded to sit those guests who atrived AFTER us before us. Another hostess ended up intervening and sat us. Food not great. OLIVE GARDEN DOES A BETTER JOB. ONLY benefit is very large servings of not so good food. Dont waste your time or $

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

AmAzing experience will definitely be back. Roger our waiter was great and very helpful

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great Food..Great Atmosphere...Service was good, however I specifically stated in my Open Table Reservation that it was my GF’s birthday and requested the chocolate cake, However they forgot. We were full so I didn’t say anything, however management needs to train Hostess staff to read Open Table notes.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Wonderful food and service.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

We had a great time!!! Fabulous and delicious food. Server was very helpful and friendly. We will surely come back to taste more food. Highly recomended.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

We had great time food was delicious and service was excellent by Consuelo.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

It was my daughters and sons birthday. It was a great dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Me and my family were very happy with the service we received. The food was great. Our waitresses were very good nice and very quick, the food was brought out fast. Every time we needed a refill it was brought out fast. I couldn't be happier with overall experience. This was the first time here but won't be the last. Thanks

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Pizza was soggy, Alfredo pasta sauce tasted like it came from a store bought jar. Overall, won’t bother going again.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 9, 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

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

It was slow, but the food was great.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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, Buca...you 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.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Open table for us a table right away .

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1.0Dined 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!!!

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2.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2017

The portion size of the dishes are large and good

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4.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Great family style dining

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2017

Large serving and great food! Will definitely come back!

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4.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was good, service once seated was very good. Only complaint was that it took over 45 minutes from after our reservation before we were given a table. It was a very busy night, but I would rather have not been able to make a reservation than wait as long as it took.

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4.0Dined on October 2, 2017

Great food, great service. No complaints.

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