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Buca di Beppo

855 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3009 (SoMa)
+1 415-543-7673
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Ranked #1,409 of 4,858 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: SoMa
Cross street: 4th & 5th Streets
Transit: BART Powell St. 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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English first
Evansville, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Fun atmosphere and fantastic service. The waiter helped us decide what to get, and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed the place so much, we stuck around to have several drinks. They have the best lemon-cello I've ever had. We had to revisit the bar on another evening for a few more of them.

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boston
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

They do everything well here, pretty much a standard menu. I had a braised rib that was very good, a little to heavy on the reduction but very tender and tasty. The pasta was good, not great.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The spot is really good. The restaurant is nice. The food comes really huge and you should split a small meal with somebody else! The wines are good and I can't think if any negative item in this one. Prices were high, of course!

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Was there with a conference group that filled the upper level. The food was great (salads, chicken marsala, spaghetti bolognese, desserts) but it's a really noisy room. The servers did a good job attending to the group.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

1st time visit, did not know what to expect and they had a 80% rating, so took a chance since we were looking for an Italiano type menu. Old World nostalgic setting with black and white pictures on every inch of the walls. Ordered Spicey Chicken Rigatoni and this giant salad bowl appears with these huge cigar size noddles and... 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? Please make sure to include the date and location of your complaint in your e-mail. We always appreciate opportunities to better serve our guests. Thank you. More

Sammamish
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed at the Intercontinental hotel and the restaurant is across the street. We didn't feel like sitting down to dinner so we ordered to go online. We ordered a couple of dishes. The chopped salad supposed to have pepperoni in it but it was none. Next time I'll check before I leave the restaurant.

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Los Altos, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Our New Year's Eve visit was a late dinner. We had reservations and were promptly seated. The food was very good: arabbattia, vodka sauce, chicken parm and ravioli. The down side to the visit was the service. Though our waiter was running constantly, the place was obviously understaffed. Long waits between courses...annoying.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We had organized a birthday treat dinner for a friend visiting from Australia.Three families with kids, after a long day of touristy action swarmed in on this place. It had to be a long wait, considering how popular they are, Fri night on a festive December month etc. Once we got to the table, realized the aircon vent was right... 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? Please make sure to include the date and location of your complaint in your e-mail. We always appreciate opportunities to better serve our guests. Thank you. More

Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Typical good food, but lots of it. You have to be careful about how much you order. The only con was the seat was dirty from the pevious diners and I had confectionary sugar all over my black pants. I should have asked them to pay my laundry bill, but I was leaving the next morning.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

After a show we decided to grab a bite to eat. We went to Buca. We arrived at a little after 4 and it took about 30 min to be seated. Maybe they opened st 5, but all that didn't matter. We sat at the bar and had good drinks and checked out the millions of things on the wall.... More

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