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Buca di Beppo

643 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1610
+1 650-329-0665
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Ranked #87 of 314 restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hamilton
Transit: We are very close to the Palo Alto BART station.
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.
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55 reviews from our community

61% Recommend
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English first
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100 reviews 100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had a little problem finding the place since the signage was lit in neon and it was bright daylight. Not so noticeable. We walked in and were startled to find the kitchen on our right and were about to hurry out- when the waiter came running and informed us -that it was the correct way to enter. They really... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Been to Buca di Beppo as part of a larger group. To start with the positive part, we had made the wrong reservation but despite that they were able to accommodate us. The food was a total disappointment. To give you an idea: the bruschetta was hard and dry, pasta overcooked and cold, and deserts you could barely eat (don't... More

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Clearwater, FL
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130 reviews 130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The food is really good. However, our family of six - two college aged and two high schoolers, were seated upstairs with a large party of family members with little kids who have obviously never been taught any table manners. The parents were actually encouraging them to scream, run around and be noisy. The restaurant management did nothing to calm... More

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Hayward, California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

As we waited for our table, watching the kitchen staff prepare diners orders is a treat. Saw the ½ pound meatball, Caesar salad and calamari salad waiting for pick up – made me salivate. Sabrina, our waitress, and Tommy (happy to be our bus boy) should be commended for their diligence. We started with the Apple Gorgonzola Salad - Granny... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Food is very good but if your not a big eater you might want to go somewhere else. The waiter advertised the small portions as for 2-3 people but easily 4 people can eat. If your with a group the best thing to do is agree on something and then share. As soon as you walk in you'll pass the... More

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194 reviews 194 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

there were 40+ of us - all accommodated upstairs. Pretty quick service given the size of the party: probably helped by having a set menu. Plentiful plates of a good quality - nothing magnificent but hearty. Good ambiance, for a group, probably not great for a quiet meal for two.

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New York City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Disclaimer: I went to Buca in a group and had a set menu, I didn't order a la carte. The meal was good. The food tasty. We ate eggplant parmigiano, chicken parmigiano, some very fresh salads, and two vegetarian pasta dishes. The staff was also very friendly and efficient.

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Willits, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I LOVE Buca di Beppo! There's always plenty to look at on the walls, the wait staff are great, the food is fresh and plentiful.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Visited Buca di Beppo last week. Good pizza, and they complied with the request for no cheese. Lovely ambience inside, and good hospitality by the server. Would recommend this restaurant if you are in Palo Alto and in the mood for good Italian food!

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northern california
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We went into Buca di Beppo twice just to do take out pizza..had drinks in the bar..Just a really fun place that we thought was an authentic old school italian restaurant..we had no idea it was a chain..really great bar, great atmosphere and even though we didnt eat dinner there it just looked like a great old school loud italian... More

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