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Buca di Beppo

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Italian, Vegetarian, Family Fare, Pasta
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1609 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5809 (Associated Road)
+1 714-529-6262
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not impressed at all.

The area is nice. Atmosphere was great. Has lots of Italian stuff all decked out all over the place. Not rely impress with the food at all. I've never been impressed with this place. It edible but not really that good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
KXHWildcat
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Anaheim Hills
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great family style restaurant. People are great, service was excellent and the food outstanding! Excellent chicken parmigiana & spaghetti and meatballs. Plenty to go around and even took home 4 containers of food. Delicious! Make a reservation online. I did and we got in right away. Walk ins were told the wait was 1 1/2 hours. With a wait like... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The area is nice. Atmosphere was great. Has lots of Italian stuff all decked out all over the place. Not rely impress with the food at all. I've never been impressed with this place. It edible but not really that good.

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California
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I have been here many times with my family. When I write "family," I mean family- cousins, aunts, siblings, parents....etc. It used to be fun. Not anymore. Service is awful!! We had reservations put in over a week before out visit. Yet, they gave our family two booths, so we could only converse with half of the family. My little... More 

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La Puente, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It's all about quality. Even though as a couple it is difficult to agree on only one dish to share (so get more!) this place has the quality we were looking for. Olive Garden has plummeted and the flavors and diversity of their dishes (we tried 3) were really good. Their Italian Cream Cake for dessert was yummy but forget... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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341 reviews 341 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Went with a friend and even though restaurant wasn't crowded the service was very slow. I ordered a glass of wine but it took 20 minutes to get it and that is after I asked again. It also took about 30 minutes to get our baked chicken cannelloni and a long time for the check. Staff was friendly, food was... More 

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Walnut, California
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I first went to this BdB years ago and then recently wanted to try it out again. As you walk into the restaurant, you are overtaken by an Italian themed labyrinth of decor! It literally goes on and on. Visually stunning and festive, the booths are large as well as the banquet tables. The menu is pretty short and straight... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The food, hostess (especially Dejon), and waiters were very nice and friendly. They made the birthday celebration so much fun!

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Hacienda Heights, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

We were seated right away, asked if we are celebrating something, when told that it was my birthday, pictures were taken, candles wete blown, they sang the Buca Birthday song. Overall it was a satisfying celebration of my special day

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Troy, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I enjoyed the authentic Italian food served at Buca di Beppo. The lunch portions are very generous and served with fresh loaves of bread. If you are traveling alone or a small party, remember they only serve single servings at lunch during the week. Evening and weekends require family style - which is just too much for a small or... More 

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Ontario, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

After having a bad experience at the Huntington Beach location we decided to give the Brea location a try. We were very pleased with the food, service and atmosphere. This place gets busy and parking is limited. Best to make reservations two hours in advance or come before the dinner crowd.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1609 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5809
    (Associated Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Brea
  • Phone Number: +1 714-529-6262

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian, Family Fare, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?