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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 #1,393 of 4,923 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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125 reviews from our community

62% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
61 helpful votes 61 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Glacially slow service, distinctly average food. The only thing vaguely authentically italian is the name. Which is also appropriate because Buca means hole. Which this most assuredly is. Portions are too big, the mozzarella tasted like a kind of jellied plastic. I have now been to Buca di Beppo once. There will not be a second time. It is cheesy... 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

west yorks
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We went here for a late night snack while staying at the Intercontinental directly across the street. Service was speedy & mainly very efficient, although would have liked the opportunity to order more drinks. The small pizzas we ordered were plenty big enough for 2 to share, trust me. I found them to be extremely tasty & authentic. The place... More

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Evansville, Indiana
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 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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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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