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Buca di Beppo

705 6th Ave, Gaslamp District, San Diego, CA 92101-7026 (Downtown)
+1 619-233-7272
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Ranked #606 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: G Street
Transit: San Diego Trolley - Orange Line or Red Line - Gaslamp Quarter stop. San Diego Metro transit - bus stop at Market & 6th.
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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Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I do not think you can go wrong with the fun, family style Italian restaurant. We had lunch specials which were delicious and perfectly sized to be able to share a few items.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice place - kitch all the way, service was ok and food portions were just gigantic, I had read some reviews but had no idea how big the servings were. Good for me! I took away and ate 2 more times... Pricy but if you think about it the take aways are a good justification. Food was fresh and great... More

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Palmdale, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Where else can you walk through the kitchen and talk to the chef's? Then a cozy corner with family photos from Italy. The completely fresh bruschetta served in a huge martini glass. Add to that the simple pepperoni thin crust pizza and the creamy ziti bake with fresh spinach chicken and Italian sausage. Sangria was added to give the whole... More

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My family and I love Buca di Beppo. We dined at the chain once while in Universal City Walk and couldn't wait to get back. Visiting San Diego, we finally had out chance. This location was blocks from out hotel and a definite must for our dinner plans. Now, as good as the food at this Buca di Beppo was,... More

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Temperance
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Serve was very good. Pizza was excellent -- love thin crust. The cheesy garlic bread is a must! Been to other Buca restaurants and this one is great! Food is always excellent. Italian food is served family style!

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Yucaipa, California, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always great food. The pizza is something special. The San Diego location in the Gaslamp District is nice.

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Keller, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

When recently visiting San Diego with my family my son told me of a restaurant he's eaten at in other cities. Buca De Beppo is a great place to take the family they have wonderful food , and great staff! Now for the best parts, not only is the food great but it is family friendly and they have large... More

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Poway, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I admit, I was disappointed. I had a coupon, but thought that we could eat lunch for under $50. NOPE... 2 ice teas, a main course split, and a salad split, plus some bread.. with tip, close to $60 WITH the coupon. The food was "ok", portions that they say are "big for 2 people" were, in my opinion about... More

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San Diego
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79 reviews 79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The staff was great but the food was just ok. The portions are large and it is a family style eating. Most likely you will have a difficult time finding parking. It is $20 for valet parking if you would prefer to go that route. We were seated quickly, even though we were a large party, and the service was... More

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Chula Vista, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food is excellent no matter where you sit, but try the Kitchen Table for extra fun and interest. The chef and cooks explain what they are making and interact personably with you, as does the wait staff. This works best for groups of 5 or less, but make a special reservation for this treat. Portions are big and served... More

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