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643 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1610
+1 650-329-0665
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Ranked #111 of 318 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $15 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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Springfield, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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183 reviews 183 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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Hamburg, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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255 reviews 255 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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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 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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