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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 #660 of 4,041 restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
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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120 reviews from our community

64% Recommend
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English first
New Jersey
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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St. George's
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The portion sizes are large and so you get value for your money. A small portion was able to feed me and a friend. The meal itself was so-so. We ordered a shrimp pasta dish (the name eludes me now) which cost about $24 for the Bucca Small portion. The ambiance however,was super cozy and inviting and our server was... More

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Las Vegas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

It's loud, garish and friendly. We came with a large group and they seated and served us efficiently. Well staffed, not overwhelmed. I tasted 4 entres, 3 were very tasty, one was mediocre. Parking is impossible, pay valet or drop your family at curb and park at tower down the street. If you're young and childless, it's walking distance from... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great atmosphere. Looks of nostagic items to look at. interesting way to serve food,---family style. Portions were large.

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