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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 #1,354 of 4,936 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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129 reviews from our community

62% Recommend
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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We visited on a weeknight with a party of 3 and were told the wait was 30-40 minutes. About an hour and 20 minutes later we were seated. Our waiter was very nice but I think as we were seated in a corner of the restaurant our service was not good at all. We ended up flagging workers at random... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Recommended by a taxi driver and wasn't disappointed! Excellent food, exceptional service, definitely worth a visit!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I think that the food there is great, but it comes in giant portions. You can't finish it all in one go, so you have to take it home.

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London, England
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

After an excellent starter hopes were high for the main courses but sadly they just didn't match up. A weak, watery sauce for Linguine Frutti di Mare. We ordered cheesecake for dessert but sent it back half eaten. In fairness that was refunded from our bill but after service which veered between intrusive and being ignored we were not happy.... 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 visit as well as the title of your review in your e-mail. We always appreciate opportunities... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great Italian restaurant. fast service, great food, good staff, and great drinks haha. Recommended to all! :)

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The food was really good. It was standard fare for Buca di Beppo, if you've ever eaten at one before. It was very convenient to the Hotel Intercontinental across the street. We enjoyed the food and had leftovers for later!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This restaurant was suggested to us because of it's proximity to the Moscone conference centre and the good food. I would say that the food was AMAZING and so was the service. We sat in the basement and it felt like we were in someone's cozy rumpus room. It is very kitchy in it's decor. The service was excellent. Food... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

BUCCA DE BEPPO is a purely Italian experience. Its located in downtown San Fran next to the Moscone WEST Convention Centre. We were 20 of us with a exclusive area and a set menu. However everything was genuinely Italian. The people serving us were of course Americans. Good service from Bryan and Flavia. Great Italian food....very good quality, the apple... More

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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This was the second time I took a friends from my martial arts school and was not disappointed. Reservations were a breeze and they called to verify the reservation.Food was good as usual and we tried a few new one's. Gratuity system has been changed. They now, do not automatically add for large parties and you now tip accordingly to... More

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San Francisco, California
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140 reviews 140 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

We came with friends for the family dining style... For a big group it works. Ordered the smaller portions to try different dishes out. We were disappointed with the food service. One pepperoni pizza, meat lasagna and two pasta dishes. Literally waited over 50 minutes for dishes to be served. For a chain this shouldn't happened anymore - they should... More

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