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Buca di Beppo

1921 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
+1 760-479-2533
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good36%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“baked ziti” (2 reviews)
“veal” (2 reviews)
“family style” (8 reviews)
Closes in 29 min
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1921 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
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11 - 20 of 68 reviews

Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Buca is famous for its family size portions and that's why we went for a family lunch. Food was ok, bread was free and service was good. I have no complain.

Thank Qodesh
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Large portions of great Italian food. Great place for family lunch/dinner. Like the decor, always something to look at.

Thank guinness/currant
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2016

We are happy to hear you enjoy Buca di Beppo! Thanks for the positive review and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed April 12, 2016

We've been at the Carlsbad location a few times. I love the food, big serving family style. Holidays are no fun to have dinner here because even if you have a reservation, you won't get seated until 2 hours. Also, it is great that they...More

Thank Dawn T
Reviewed March 23, 2016

oooooh my goodness what a fun night. EXCELLENT family style servings of delicious and fresh foods, wish we had one near us in Australia. Our Waiter PADDY went all out to make it a great experience for 3 kids and 6 adults, remembering ALL our...More

Thank Globalgirlmaz
Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

Went to the Pasadena location two weeks ago and enjoyed it so much that we decided to try Carlsbad. We were pretty disappointed. The menu wasn't the same, it was a much smaller selection to choose from and the food was only "okay". The service...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed January 8, 2016

We ate here on Christmas Day. We had reservations and were seated immediately. After we ordered our drinks, a young man came by and wanted to take our photo for a "free postcard". We normally don't do this sort of thing, but since he was...More

Thank Scout223
Reviewed October 17, 2015

We went Fri night, and since it was fairly late, it was not crowded but we had to wait for 5 minutes. Went after a long time and the food was overall not bad, the bread was hot and the eggplant parmesian was good, but...More

Thank Yuri D
Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

We went for our granddaughter's birthday dinner. They got us right in even though there were 4 of us. Our server,Patrick was cheerful but there was a big lag between courses. The price was good and pasta was al dente. We had a birthday celebration...More

Thank Sharlene W
Reviewed September 9, 2015

We went for my sons birthday. I made online reservation putting in a special request for Birthday. Told host to inform wait staff also. It took 10 minutes once seated to get any service. We had Valerie or Vanessa. She was rude and never around....More

Thank CaliHawaii
Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Waiter was superb however food at best was mediocre. Ambience great and pictures on walls worth browsing Not worth money and poor representation of Italian food

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1921 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
    (El Camino Real)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-479-2533
  • E-mail
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 up to two and BUCA LARGE feeds up to four. 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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