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About Buca di Beppo - Universal City
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.
Universal City, CA 91608
Italian, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, 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.
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.
Metro subway stop at Universal Studios.
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 - Universal City Ratings and Reviews
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
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.
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.
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.
So much food! Everything was delicious. Had the antipasto salad and the create your own pasta with penne, garlic butter sauce, tomatoes, mushrooms, artichokes, and mild sausage topped with red pepper flakes. The small fed my mom and I with another meal or 2 left over. Service was great as well.
I was disappointed with the service at Bucca's this past Monday. We have had several birthdays there for my kids in the past and for my in-laws. This time from the time that I called them to ask about bringing my own cake to the cutting of the cake the service was terrible. First I called to ask if I could bring a cake. The hostess that answered proceeded to hang up the phone. I called back and told them that I didn't appreciate being hung up on and they acted like it never happened and didn't apologize. Next is the hostess greeting us at the door was not a happy greeting but seemed annoyed at having us come in. The hostess then sent another employee to seat us which he was very nice. Our server was terrible. She seemed in a hurry and want us to order eat our food and leave. She kept asking us if we were done and if we needed boxes. When they brought out our cake they didn't cut it nor did they bring plates or utensils for us. Unfortunately, this time our experience at Bucca's was terrible...not sure if I even want to do another celebration there again.
Too noisy for one! And there was a weird sent coming from are dinning area. We didn't eat much do to the sent but was hoping for dessert but are waiter didn't even offer us any so we left and got something from the city walk. Btw why would you guys have a picture of two Asian kids smoking? Where we were seated there was a picture of two Asian kids smoking! It has noting to do with the theme nor is it appealing! My kids asked me if that's normal? Really!!!!
When I came in, I of course was early, and notified the front desk which was a man.. this gentleman was rude, he notified me that sir your early and we do not have a table for you until your OpenTable time and that they Do not have scenice view as I requested (but with an attitude ).. I simply said I understand that I'm early. It I like to be early and do not mind waiting and as for the scenic view, if you were to read the entirety of my request ,, it says booth or scenic view.. I also mentioned that it is there as my request for any open table reservation.. this guy was just rude and said ok just letting you know.. This guy was a tall, glasses, Dark skin, heavier set, worked there around 8:45pm with two other girls and voice a little bit high. Not sure if his name .. but extremely rude .
Bread was cold .. kind of like it was thawed out.. My waitress was ok.. I asked for butter when the bread came out and literally waited 15min for the butter .. The mozzarella cheese was not unique seemed frozen and not handmade like how I remember this place used to do them .. Not good .. also I ask for wide sauce when the mozzarella came out and I'm not kidding it took them another 15min..
Good experience. Wait Staff was excellent. Enhanced meal. Appreciated custom picture postcard made available at meal for free. Menu selection excellent. Appreciated value wine options that were good. Our two Grandchildren enjoyed Kids Menu. Bathrooms roomy and clean. Opportunity...For two adults, menu influences you to order one small item (Serves 2 to 3). Would like to see a pasta assortment for two. Would pay extra for it.
It was a busy night so our wait was a little longer than our reservation time, but the staff was amazing. Kind, courteous and definitely a welcoming team.
The food was great, and our server was awesome. We ended up getting a dessert as a treat... and we severely underestimated the enormity of the brownie sundae. Overall it was a great experience.
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