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Buca di Beppo

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855 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3009 (4th & 5th Streets)
+1 415-543-7673
Today
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
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San Diego, California
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy Buca at home so we decided to book here for Thanksgiving on our vacation to SF. The place was packed and we had to wait (standing for much of the time) 30 minutes past our reservation time. The Thanksgiving dinner was very good and had a nice variety - could also order off the regular menu.

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Thank CAMusicMom
Vancouver
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100 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The decor and atmosphere is as kitschy as it gets. Red check vinyl table cloths, vintage pictures of celebs that I doubt many have even stepped foot in the place and old 50's & 60's music. For the price I expect better than plastic water cups & cutlery wrapped in paper napkins. The menu with pictures of the meals kind... More 

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Thank Triplanner
New Orleans, Louisiana
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120 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

First time at a Buca Beyond the music, not very impressed Pretty standard fare Had a meatball sub for lunch Was just ok

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Thank tbII
Rowland Heights, California
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Food was outstanding, as well as the service!!!! Great selection of food and it was so close to my hotel! Great location!!!!

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Quezon City, Philippines
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153 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

This is a fun restaurant for big families having a celebration -- the servings are big and not expensive and surprisingly tasty! I usually don't trust big chain Italian restaurants but this one did not necessary feel like a chain. The servers super accommodating and tables are really for big groups. There were two other groups celebrating birthdays as well... More 

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Centennial
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

We were a little taken aback when we viewed the menu and saw the prices. But then realized that the plates are supposed to be shared and supposedly feed 2-3 people. Still a bit expensive, but you're in San Francisco, so what do you expect. The food was good. We had Bruchetta, pizza and pasta. They had a worker come... More 

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Lathrop, California
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

My brother and me , we went there on his birthday in September 8, and it was his first time, he LOved like look for new Và s

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Vancouver, Canada
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136 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We enjoyed good food once we received it. The resturant was not particularly busy at 6:45ish on Saturday night though the service was very slow. We were just about to leave when our entree was delivered. Service aside, the food is good and the atmosphere is definitely Italian.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

I was a little apprehensive when we first walked in but the food was excellent and service was good. Had to wait a little and server was a little rushed because she was dealing with a big party beside us. Pizza was good 7/10

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Petaluma, California, United States
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
Italian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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
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
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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SoMa
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.
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