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855 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3009 (SoMa)
+1 415-543-7673
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Ranked #1,518 of 4,973 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
Neighborhood: SoMa
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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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English first
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Staying nearby with a group of business colleagues. Hosting staff seemed spaced out and weird. Our server was very friendly and attentive - that was the bright spot. Frankly awkward to do family style with people you don't know well - know before you go that you will have to decide what you want to share. The food was mediocre... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Big servings, great environment to set a friendly tone for a business meeting. Loved the calamari! Also good for big groups.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We were staying at the Intercontinental across the street and decided to run over and get pizza so we could watch the game in the room. I have been to this chain before in other areas and know that they generally have two sizes -- small feeds 2-3 people and large feeds 4 or 5. So, for my boyfriend and... More

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New York City, New York
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157 reviews 157 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Went here during lunch time at a conference. Since it is close to the Moscone Center it was a quick walk. One thing that makes this restaurant special is the whole interior. Instead of dining on the same level or walking up you are being guided to the "cellar/dungeons". Immediately, you are surrounded by tones of images and photos on... More

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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Service was great, but the food was overpriced and just okay. Nothing special about it - just what you can get at any average Italian joint.

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Big portions family style. Great pastas Good prices and servers were attentive but not overly so. I think the place is good and has the classics old italian feel. I don't think that needs to be musty tho. The bathrooms and carpets could do with a deeper clean. All that said, we enjoyed our dinner there.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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1,263 reviews 1,263 reviews
858 restaurant reviews
440 helpful votes 440 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were coming from Mosconi center and called ahead. We were told there was a table ready and waited for literally 45 minutes before we were sat. I have been to other Buca's , and waiting this long for sub par food is not acceptable. We were sat and then the service was slow and unattentive. The food is family... 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

Miami, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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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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