We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Buca di Beppo

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
855 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3009 (4th & 5th Streets)
+1 415-543-7673
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 188: English reviews
Petaluma, California, United States
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure this family style restaurant would be anything really good, but I was quite surprised. When they say the "large" feeds up to 5 people, they mean 5 very hungry people. I LOVED the Chicken Carbonara....so good!! The Mozzarella Caprese and the Bruschetta were both really good also. I would definitely go again and would recommend giving them... More 

Thank Lee Ann L
Yorba Linda, California
Level Contributor
178 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Across the street from the Convention Center and Intercontinental is the chain restaurant Buca di Beppo... Italian food in a fun setting. Great for families except one thing... you are in San Francisco... go to North Beach and eat amazing Italian Food. But if you must eat here it is not bad and service is corporate good. Portions are huge... More 

Thank losjacksons
Level Contributor
419 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Despite the "family style" of Buca - they do cater very well for the solo diner. Staying over the road in the Intercontinental I did not fancy room service but equally did not want to wander far. Reading Buca's own description and TA reviews it rather looked like it was not suitable just for me. Fortunately I asked the concierge... More 

Thank trwilbury
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review

Ciao! I am so happy to hear of your pleasant dining experience at Buca di Beppo! We pride ourselves in delivering excellent service, food, and overall fun dining atmosphere. Thank you for your lovely review and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Harleysville, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
237 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

The food was good, the portions large. We had to wait a bit for a table as we had no reservation, but it was short, so no problem there. This place is larger than it looks and quite busy, but not too loud. We had the fried calamari and lasagna, both of which were good. We would return if in... More 

Thank Lipadad
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

OMG Amazing!! Stopped here after being stuck in traffic for hours with two kids. Desperate to pee, and starving, this is the first place we found. We were floored at how lucky we got! Seriously some of the best food we'd ever had, and my husband is a chef! Amazing! I'm still dreaming about those canolli!

Thank amandaqt
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

This place is bustling during dinner time. Not recommended for kids or romantic dinner. Service is average. Food come in big plates that are good for sharing. Although one dessert is big enough for 4-5 people, it was hard to resist the Tiramisu. It's more like a cake, but is loaded with rum--do not recommend driving after eating it. The... More 

Thank 818Norvik
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. So happy to hear you enjoyed yourself. I am with you on the Tiramisu, it's very hard to resist! Hope to see you back again soon. More 

Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I've been to a few Buca's and really enjoyed the food and experience, dinner at Buca San Fransisco last night was terrible. We were seated in a little room downstairs with one other occupied table, it was out of the way and secluded. The garlic bread took over half an hour to arrive and when it arrived it was cold... More 

Thank pepsmonster
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review

I am truly sorry to hear service was slow and the food quality was not up to our usual standards on your recent visit to Buca di Beppo. This is certainly not the impression we want our guests to leave with. We pride ourselves in delivering great service, food, and overall dining atmosphere. We really do appreciate your feedback and... More 

Saint Charles, Illinois
Level Contributor
31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We stayed across the street at the intercontinental so dining at Buca was convenient and delicious. Portions are very large so sharing is almost a must.

Thank Jill J
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review

Ciao and thank you for the feedback! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and hope you visit us again soon! More 

San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We were jetlagged, do our tolerance may have been a bit low, but under any circumstances this was a really bad experience. I've never written a review on this site, but after this I felt compelled to do so. We were taken down in a dirty lift to a basement that smelled and looked dirty. There were dirty dishes of... More 

Thank ACWandfamily
Clifton Park, United States
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Same kitschy Buca decor and consistent family-style Italian menu. Obviously, you don't want to miss the Apple-Gorgonzola salad, but otherwise, same here as other Bucas. They had a photographer that evening and as I was with family, we were given a postcard and we paid for pictures that we could take with us. Not necessary, but it worked well for... More 

Thank Jessica C
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoy our Apple Gorgonzola Salad and hope you visit us again soon! More 

Travelers who viewed Buca di Beppo also viewed


Been to Buca di Beppo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Vegetarian Friendly, Italian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
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: 855 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3009
    (4th & 5th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: BART Powell St. station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-543-7673
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Buca di Beppo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in SoMa

Neighborhood Profile
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
Explore this neighborhood