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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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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great eating

Food was excellent. The lasagna is out of this world. Very friendly staff and great service. Would certainly recommend this restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
Cdntour
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Barrie, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Annandale, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Buca di Beppo was close to our hotel. We were tired and did not check TA. Fatal error! First, the menu is confusing with small and large portions. You have to be careful if you order your wine by the glass. Make sure to specify if you want a 6oz or a 9oz and check your bill. The calamaris were... More 

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

When a "LARGE" portion of Lemon chicken is $36, there is something wrong with a restaurant's cost controls. And these chickens were dry and tasteless. Now, I know why the place was empty. We eventually ordered the "children's portions" and ala-carte portions to balance out the $36 lemon chicken. We haven't been here for over a year -- and we're... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Food was excellent. The lasagna is out of this world. Very friendly staff and great service. Would certainly recommend this restaurant.

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Temecula, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We had a group of 14 and this was a great choice for that reason. The prices are a little high for what you get. Not much meat, plenty of pasta which is cheaper. Service was good except getting seated. We had to increase our numbers the day of our visit and they would only change the reservation in person.... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were traveling to San Diego on Thanksgiving day for a soccer tournament. Having no idea where to go for Thanksgiving dinner, I did a Google search, and found Buca di Beppo. It's located in the Gaslamp district of downtown. The restaurant was about ten minutes from the airport. We had a reservation, but arrived fairly early. Everyone greeted us... More 

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Rialto, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Buca is a chain, and the emphasis is on family fun and Italian food. I recently took a business colleague (from Ireland) to this Buca in San Diego, and we had great service, and good food. In fact the quantities were large. We started with the Insalata Caprese which was elegantly prepared and served - just the right amount of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Among the worst experiences I have ever had at a restaurant,I do not write reviews but this was so bad that I felt that this was my only recourse to at least do something after feeling so trampled. Made reservation for 6pm at this restaurant, showed up early being that it was Thanksgiving at 5:15, extremely busy and they tell... More 

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My husband and I visited the location in Mira Mesa (NOT the Gaslamp District) to celebrate his 65th and my 66th birthday recently. We had a great time...after nearly getting stuck in the elevator taking us to the 2nd floor where all diners are seated. The door just wouldn't close! Our waitress first gave us a tour of downstairs (kitchen,... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We stumbled on to this eatery while looking for another. It turned out to be an excellent choice with lovely Italian decor, friendly reception and service, large portions, and tasty reasonalbly priced fare. Be aware that the food is served family-style meant to be shared from the bowl but one serving for two people will require a take-home bag. The... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Food is OK, service is good, nothing special. Step above a Dennys/Carrows for me. You are hungry and are in the mood for pasta, this an OK choice. Pizza is OK too

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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: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 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?