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Buca di Beppo

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705 6th Ave, Gaslamp District, San Diego, CA 92101-7026 (G Street)
San Diego Trolley - Orange Line or Red Line - Gaslamp Quarter stop. San Diego Metro transit - bus stop at Market & 6th.
+1 619-233-7272
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage...
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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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 14
    Poor
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Plenty of food !

Great spot to eat if you like Italian - Maybe book first. Serves are BIG - so don't over order. Easy to get to. All sorts of Italian meals - so check it out. It is a chain now but good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
MichaelandAnne
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Bribie Island, Australia
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Bribie Island, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great spot to eat if you like Italian - Maybe book first. Serves are BIG - so don't over order. Easy to get to. All sorts of Italian meals - so check it out. It is a chain now but good.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our family normally chooses Buca di Beppo when traveling or cannot find an agreeable place to eat - normally a very safe "bet". This location was by far the worst we have went to. From the snarky greeter/hostess, to the lousy waitress. It was like we were imposing on their time. Our order was wrong and the wait for food... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This place could come straight out of any mob-movie or the Sopranos. The lay-out and decoration keeps you staring around for any famous Italian you might recognise. There's a special group-table called the pope with a bust of pope Paul IV in the middle. The food is delicious and the service is great

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Eh... For Italian food go down to Spaghetti Factory, or even Olive Garden. I had been here some years ago and had not been all that impressed, but I came here again recently and I kept asking myself WHY? WHY would you come back?! The food is just average. I ordered the Tiramisu Martini which tasted good, but lacked presentation... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We went out for a late bite to eat. I wish I would have realized they were under staffed. Our waitress was so busy bussing all the tables. She was running table to table. She took our order then went to 3 other tables to take orders before putting our order in. I knew right there I should have just... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I like to pick up things for takeout. The portions are generous. I especially like the salad with apples.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Well the service was nice and the portions gigantic, the food was bland and the chicken was undercooked. I had to send it back because it was raw in the center. Those oversize meatballs are tasteless.

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Tucson
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

There were 20 of us for dinner. Should have been a fun evening. However, we were put in a room, where speeches were being given, and families were celebrating graduations. It was terrible! You couldn't hear the person next to you. The food was absolutely terrible! In an Italian restaurant you'd think they would know how to at least cook... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Good food, huge portions. Your standard Italian pastas--do NOT go if you are looking for Italian dishes without pasta, as the selection is scarce for such! Really great for a big group of people. If it's just two of you...good luck eating it all!

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Really great food, but my visit was less than stellar. To be fair, it should be noted that I was with a group of about 50 people. We were ushered to a back room (it was really cool to get to walk through the kitchen to get there!) and seated at two long tables. Apparently seating is very limited, as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 705 6th Ave, Gaslamp District, San Diego, CA 92101-7026
    (G Street)
  • Public Transportation: San Diego Trolley - Orange Line or Red Line - Gaslamp Quarter stop. San Diego Metro transit - bus stop at Market & 6th.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-233-7272

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Pasta, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?