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Buca di Beppo

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Italian, Vegetarian, Family Fare, Pasta
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1921 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402 (El Camino Real)
+1 760-479-2533
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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
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 up to two and BUCA LARGE feeds up to four. 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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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yes, it's a chain, but.....

the food is very good and they serve a TON of it! It's a great spot for lunch--portions not so big!--and a wonderful spot for kids.You can't go wrong here!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2012
floribel1
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Carlsbad, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Carlsbad, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

I did write a review, specifying why the service was terrible, but it got wiped off the Trip Advisor screen and I cannot possibly repeat it again in all its gory detail. However, let me just say the staff and management mistreated us badly, and the service was the worst my wife and I and our several friends from out... More 

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bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review

Please accept our apologies for your experience. We have forwarded the information to management and would love to have someone reach out to you. Could you email us your contact information to mamacares@bucainc.com? We always appreciate opportunities to better serve our guests. Thank you. More 

Carlsbad, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Buca di Beppo serves traditional style Italian food. The food is always delicious and it always comes in serving sizes that provide plenty of leftovers. If you want traditional Italian food and lots of it in a family setting, this is your place.

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Carlsbad, California
Top Contributor
197 reviews 197 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

the food is very good and they serve a TON of it! It's a great spot for lunch--portions not so big!--and a wonderful spot for kids.You can't go wrong here!

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

You won't go hungry as the portios are all family style. Place is like a zoo on summer break. People everywhere and more noise than is enjoyable. Lunch is great and they do have single-sized portions then. Good food that makes great leftovers.

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Oceanside, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

My wife booked a baby shower, in the Pope room, at Buca di Beppo on 23 June. The food was delicious and the Pope room was a sea of papal kitsch in a round room with a round table. Lots of fun was had by all and the food was excellent but the waitress could have been a little more... More 

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California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We visited Buca di Beppo's to celebrate my son's birthday. We ordered a seafood pasta dish that was average, but the Napolitano pizza was delicious Other than that nothing too special. The portions are huge. They sing a fun birthday song. it's a good place to take small children because the restaurant is naturally loud so you don't have to... More 

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Temecula, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

This is all I can say to my daughter who introduced me to an AMAZING Italian restaurant! Not only is the food magnificent, authentic Italian food....but the decor is super...super..super! If you have not tried this restaurant yet...you must!!!! It is a great surprise, and you will be delighted with the ambiance alone. Be sure to ask for the "popes... More 

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Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

We had a great time there for a birthday party and the food was excellent. There was an appetizer we got which I don't know what it's called but it came in a huge martini glass loaded with fried calamari friend pepperoncinni and it was so yummy. I would go here for family style birthday parties anytime.

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Fab! Shannon made our night! Thanks great . Will return

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BC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

It may not be fine dining.. but it's a perfect place for larger groups. We were two families and had a huge booth that could accommodate all of us. The dishes are served family style and all are in portions that could easily feed 2-3 at the very least. Expect leftovers! Most of the dishes tasted similar to each other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1921 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
    (El Camino Real)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-479-2533

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 up to two and BUCA LARGE feeds up to four. 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

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