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Buca di Beppo

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705 6th Avenue, Gaslamp District, San Diego, CA 92101-7026
+1 619-233-7272
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11:00 am - 11:00 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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 20
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  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very fun family style Italian restuarant-Take the welcome tour!

I love Buca di Beppo, especially if you're with 4-8 people and want to have fun! The decor itself is entertaining! Even a pope's head is in the middle of one of the round tables! You're greeted by a voice recording of Italians answering the phone and having a dialog, hysterical! If you want an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2016
Susan C
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Chicago
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is much larger on the inside than it appears. It goes on and on...they walls are covered with photos and memorabilia- there is even a "pope" room! We only had pizza, which was great, but we did not try anything else. They serve family style and there were several several extended family groups having dinner.

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Thank Jackiegh
Newcastle, Australia
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275 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family restaurant with meals designed to share. Had the small Ravioli with meat sauce ($19.99US) and a small mixed green salad ($12.99US). Comfort food. Nothing wrong with the food. Quite tasty. But not cheap especially when the Aussie exchange rate is so low. Can get just as good food for half the price at home. Comprehensive menu with a great... More 

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Thank Nathalie E
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127 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I love Buca di Beppo, especially if you're with 4-8 people and want to have fun! The decor itself is entertaining! Even a pope's head is in the middle of one of the round tables! You're greeted by a voice recording of Italians answering the phone and having a dialog, hysterical! If you want an intimate high end experience, this... More 

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Thank Susan C
Sherwood Park, Canada
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We made a reservation 2 months in advance based on other reviews that I read on this site. I joined the newsletter and received a coupon for my upcoming birthday and another for our anniversary. This is NOT the restaurant to go as a couple unless you are big eaters! It was very noisy. All foods are served family style... More 

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Thank Centsable
San Diego, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The service was terrible! We arrived at 6:25 pm. Our reservation was for 6:30 pm. We were not seated until 6:55 pm. We were a party of 12. We sat at our table for at least 10 minutes before our server arrived. It took over an hour to receive our food! So from 6:25 pm to 8:10 pm we waited... More 

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San Diego, California
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Buca di Beppo is an institution--they have down-to-earth rustic Italian food which is like a long ago visit to grandma's kitchen. The last time we were there it was a party of 12 and they had no problem dealing with us--just do it family style and all will be well. The décor is kind of catholic kitsch--yes--I used a Yiddish... More 

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Thank dutchmaster860
Lawton, Oklahoma
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

While visiting family we tried this Italian restaurant - the other party had been there before. It is family style eating for the most part and it was just wonderful. They even have gluten free items. We ordered several different things and shared it all. The Prosciutto stuffed chicken was marvelous with the sauce - a hit with everyone! Most... More 

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Thank Cindy C
Toronto,Ontario CANADA
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

I took a group of 10 to this location. Although I had never been to this location, I was confident it would be as good as all the others I have been to. The entire group was very pleased with their meals and a great time was had by all! Highly recommend this place! Excellent food and excellent value!!

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Thank Stolla
Newcastle, Australia
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331 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We commented on the heavily accented decor. Food is Ok, maybe a little expensive for average Italian food. This is a chain restaurant and seems to do a good trade. Waitress is geared to gratuities and you are encouraged to be generous with your money.

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Thank Gunner do
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We were looking for something quick and affordable. We placed our order and had it within 15 minutes. It was a little noisy because there were a few birthday parties going on. The entrees are very large and we split the small entrée and still had some left over.

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Thank Susan R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 705 6th Avenue, Gaslamp District, San Diego, CA 92101-7026
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Balboa Park
  • Neighborhood: Balboa Park
  • Phone Number: +1 619-233-7272

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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?