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855 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3009 (SoMa)
+1 415-543-7673
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Ranked #1,519 of 5,041 Restaurants in San Francisco
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, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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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San Diego, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Came here to dine on New Year's eve, our table was not ready, despite having a reservation, we were seated about an 1 hour later. Our party was 4 adults and 3 kids. Our server was very friendly and attentive. We ordered the fried calamari for appetizer (good), buca trio platter (good), peperoni pizza for the kids (good), apple gorgonzola... More 

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Dinuba, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We have been here a couple of times. It is a different kind of place. I love the atmosphere. I know it will not appeal to everybody. The food was very good. The portions are so big that we had dinner again the next night at home. It is not fine dining quality but the food is good and plenty... More 

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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Its only a few days after our New Year's celebration. However, armed with a gift card to BUCA di BEPPO Italian Restaurant, we went to have dinner. Its been a while since 14 family members and co-workers last went there to celebrate anything a few years ago. I had a reservation for two and was promptly and the hostess directed... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Bucca di Beppo has always been one of our favorite restaurants. We invited friends from out of town to experience the San Francisco Italian style setting. It wasn't good. It started with a waitress with "an attitude." It took 40 minutes to get a bottle of wine. The salad came first. They seemed too busy and understaffed. We had to... More 

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Redding, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

They were open for Christmas. They even offered turkey and ham dinners. We went Italian. The food was hot and tasty. They have no concept of portion control, so there was a ton of leftovers. The service was slow but accurate. The restaurant is noisy as hell. They seated us 19 minutes after our reservation time. This is a reliable... More 

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84 reviews 84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

We had an early evening booking with family. We were seated in the downstairs basement which was cosy. Service was fine, the dishes large (we shared mains and desserts) and quite tasty. But it was certainly not outstanding.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Christmas Menu was good. Accept for regular stuffing was very bland. Very basic bread stuffing no flavor it tasted like it had no other seasoning or taste. We had a reservation- we were seated in a basement atmosphere that was very small & cold. It was not room temperature at all. No heat. We had to eat with our coat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The glass of red wine with the meal was like being at home. So much food even with the items coming off the lunch menu. From the hotel it only a few steps away, which makes it easy to roll back to the room.

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Kennewick, Washington
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360 reviews 360 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Yes, This is a chain. But it is a fun one and the downtown San Francisco location is a kick. Three floors. 4 busloads of Japanese students came in while we were waiting for our table but it did not effect service at all. They handle it all the time. Order dishes and share family style. A photographer was on... More 

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San Francisco, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We made reservations at 7:15 pm because we knew Thanksgiving would be busy. We had no idea that we'd still have to wait an hour and 15 minutes for our food to finally arrive. Completely incompetent. They offered a Thanksgiving special, but ran out of some of the items from it (No mashed potato? Are you kidding?). The waitress was... More 

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Additional Information about Buca di Beppo

Address: 855 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3009
Phone Number: +1 415-543-7673
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
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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