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Buca di Beppo

$$
Downtown
Vegetarian, Family Fare, Pasta, Italian
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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 - 10:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 57
    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
As always good italian food

Great family atmosphere. We didn't have to wait very long despite a busy weekend. Large amount of food - great value. They were out of many of the kid-friendly desserts but the waiter was so helpful in guiding us to a local place to make our kids happy :-)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Melissa L
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Porto Alegre, RS
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Just WOW!!! - I went there twice - but I should have gone thrice. Strongly recommend the EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA (vegetarian) - even if you are NOT vegetarian as myself. - Deserts: Tiramisu / Canoli - Portions are quite large.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great family atmosphere. We didn't have to wait very long despite a busy weekend. Large amount of food - great value. They were out of many of the kid-friendly desserts but the waiter was so helpful in guiding us to a local place to make our kids happy :-)

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Annandale, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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
58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 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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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, Family Fare, 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?