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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.

1000 Universal Studios Blvd.
Universal City, CA 91608
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Cahuenga

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 509-9463

Website:
http://www.bucadibeppo.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Juan Borjas

Additional:
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

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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

It’s not too early to book your Holiday Party! Ask the Group Sales Manager for details to reserve space for your holiday celebration today!
We’re open at 11am on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day! Reserve your table now!

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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.

Buca di Beppo - Universal City Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 14, 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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 13, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 18, 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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great family style dining

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Large serving and great food! Will definitely come back!

Tags: Casual
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 8, 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great food, great service. No complaints.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Waitress was nice. Our did was ehh ok and arrived fast. We had to ask for bread but were not given any condiments for it

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Lot of food
Low quality

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I was disappointed at the food quality. I think the Moorpark location is better.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Slow to get our food. The garlic bread we ordered arrived after our food.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We have been here many times and have had good service. This server was terrible!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We had a wonderful time! We shared the small stuffed shells and small spaghetti and meatballs between 4 people. The house chianti was nice as well.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Server wasn't attentive. Never asked us how the meal was or if we wanted more drinks through dinner. Only came back to ask if we were going to buy dessert. Also heard him and someone else complaining about people not leaving them a tip.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Fun Father's Day/ great family event space,

Tags: Fun, Casual
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vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Tasty entrees that are generous. We took home enough for another meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Casual, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Fun for parties and fun gathering

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Server made us feel very welcome.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great Salad, huge portions!
Noisy, had some kids near our table that kept running into our chairs. The parents were oblivious to it and could care less. But other than that the food was great. Chicken Salad was yummy.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 30, 2017

The food was pretty good but the service was very slow and the table settings were more of a lunch atmosphere rather than a nice dinner

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 21, 2017

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!!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food wasn't hot and wasn't timed well.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

It's always great when I dine here

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Food was awsome and pastas are perfect

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We love this place and have been coming on many occasions, however, this last visit the device was terrible, maybe a bad day for them??

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Perfect portions, great atmosphere. Perfect for a large group of friend and family.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on March 31, 2017

My 12 year old makes better fettuccine alfredo.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Little pricy for family style but worth it.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 25, 2017

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..

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Go for the convenience...not the food. Yuk!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Hands down, the toughest veal I've ever attempted to eat. Like shoe leather. The three small pieces of Saltimbocca had enough connective tissue to circle the globe 3 times.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Birthday dinner for my Mom!

Tags: Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Perfect Bday spot for large parties. The food and staff were excellent. Would definitely go back again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

It was fun for my brothers 15th birthday. He really enjoyed himself

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