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705 6th Ave, Gaslamp District, San Diego, CA 92101-7026 (Downtown)
+1 619-233-7272
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Ranked #718 of 4,121 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $15 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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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Temecula, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 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
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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Edmonton, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It's nothing like I've ever been in before. The moment you walk in, the atmosphere was just great. The walls and ceiling were covered every inch with mostly 50s themed paintings and posters, accompanied by 50s Italian music. The staff were quite friendly. The service was a little slow, but the wait time was worth it. At first glance, we... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I was there for my niece B-day they give us a nice table semi private. the food was just ok. the service was ok

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127 reviews 127 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to go to Buca today for lunch. We both enjoy the atmosphere and the great Italian music. Take the time when you are there to look at all the old photographs on the walls. If you eat something really special get the kitchen table. You get to see all the food they are making. We... More 

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Additional Information about Buca di Beppo

Address: 705 6th Ave, Gaslamp District, San Diego, CA 92101-7026
Phone Number: +1 619-233-7272
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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