We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Buca di Beppo

705 6th Ave, Gaslamp District, San Diego, CA 92101-7026 (Downtown)
+1 619-233-7272
Improve this listing
Ranked #698 of 4,058 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

130 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good for groups, family style dining. The food is tasty and the service is good. We go there frequently.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Everything was nice except the foods were bland. We ordered pasta, chicken and pork chops. The string beans were also old. They were hard to chew.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Preston, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We entered at the front, like you do, then were taken through the kitchens, which was odd, but interesting. The whole restaurant is very 50s Italian, with music to match. Our waiter Levi was funny and interested in us - you get the impression it's not just going through the motions. The garlic bread was square deep pan style and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Fun restaurant serving huge platters of pasta to share. We enjoyed the bustle and family friendly atmosphere. The desserts were huge!

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Thought i was going in for a really good meal at this place! It was horrible. This place is old, dirty and the food was horrible. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone…..Anyone that rates the food at this place more than 1 Star is CRAZY or you will eat anything….Would never go back to any of the Buca Di... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I love the family style, great basic yet solid Italian food, wonderful options, something for everyone...good bar selection and the wait staff is really on it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charleston, South Carolina
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mexico City, Mexico
5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palmdale, California
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Buca di Beppo also viewed


Been to Buca di Beppo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Buca di Beppo, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing