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643 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1610 (Hamilton)
We are very close to the Palo Alto BART station.
+1 650-329-0665
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Today
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: Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Buca is Buca

Buca was so fun when it first opened, but now has a little "been there done that" type feel. The place is unique and fun, the staff is great, but the dishes need a little more flavor and originality. So, if you've been you know what you're getting.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
dparkinves
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Los Angeles
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Los Angeles
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Buca was so fun when it first opened, but now has a little "been there done that" type feel. The place is unique and fun, the staff is great, but the dishes need a little more flavor and originality. So, if you've been you know what you're getting.

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zoomom76
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a great place to go with a group. The servings are HUGE and it is a fun atmosphere. Our server was Angelica and she was a delight. She offered great recommendations and even made sure the dishes weren't too spicy for the senior people in our group. The food quality hasd really improved here. The selection is not... More 

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Foster City, California
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My family and I have visited Buca Di Beppo in many locations across the country and generally, we are very pleased with the food and the experience. That's why we keep going. However, we have been disappointed with the Buca in Palo Alto on both occasions that we visited. The first problem is actually getting a seat. The wait for... More 

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Plano, Texas
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Ah...I loved everything about this place... First the interiors and decor... are all old school...a house converted into restaurant with photographs covering almost every inch of the walls. The onwer of the place said that it was his grandmother's house and he has left a few things from the house unchanged... The staff is very very friendly and our waitress... More 

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Springfield, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We were here last week for a rehearsal dinner. We had a party of about 25 with per-ordered dinner menu. The food, overall, was ok, what is expected from a small pizza/Italian food place. BUT the service was worse then what you would get in...even McDonald's! I ordered a simple drink from the bar - dirty martini with olives. Normally... More 

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SF Bay Area
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Nothing says "family style" like Bucca di Beppo. Love the atmosphere of old time movie stars on the walls and just so much to keep one looking at all the interesting posters, paintings and old nostalgia. Food is great, lots of it too. Great place for kids and adults. Wait staff is great. They give kids crayons and paper to... More 

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McDonough, Georgia
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247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We enjoyed our meal very much. Went on a Thursday night and it was still somewhat crowded. My husband loved all of the memorabilia on the walls and enjoyed looking at all the photos of Italian celebrities. I enjoyed entering the restaurant thru the kitchen....tho at first I was a bit confused until my husband pointed to the sign telling... More 

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Redwood City, California
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150 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a fun place to go with a group of friends, The food is very average, but the atmosphere is what makes it a fine dining experience, FAMILY STYLE for sure, and a lot to eat.

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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We came here as a group of 20 and were well catered for. I had the vegetarian pizza, it was quite tasty and worth the wait. The dessert was cheesecake, maybe because I'm British but I found it weird, totally unlike what we get here. It still tasted frozen ?? The staff were great though, very patient and attentive, good... More 

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Kentucky
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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Additional Information about Buca di Beppo

Address: 643 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1610
Phone Number: +1 650-329-0665
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
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
Average Prices: USD 15 to 30
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Pasta, Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 643 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1610
    (Hamilton)
  • Public Transportation: We are very close to the Palo Alto BART station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-329-0665

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 to 30
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Pasta, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?