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Buca di Beppo

$$ - $$$
Balboa Park
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705 6th Ave, Gaslamp District, San Diego, CA 92101-7026
+1 619-233-7272
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Toronto, Canada
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walked through the kitchen into a cavernous low ceiling restaurant. Walls and ceilings are littered with dusty memorabilia from days gone by. Serving portions are small and expensive. Server was attentive. The worst part of the experience is the wretched smell of the restaurant. It smells like moth balls or mold or dirty gym equipment. Not a pleasant odor to... More 

Thank NeverAgain1989
Tucson, Arizona
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First of all, love the look of the place, but as far as authentic Italian food, it was the worst. they walk you through the kitchen so that you can see things being made but what I really noticed was all the canned sauces and pastas. We ordered Baked Ziti and Meatball and Spaghetti. The meatballs and spaghetti were ok,... More 

Thank Vincent D
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to a work function here. They had samples of everything. From the salads to the pastas it was delicious. I didn't even know I would like artichokes.

Thank setemupjoe
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I used go about every week years ago. We would eat as a group. Seems now the portions are a lot smaller.

Thank Tara30839
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96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Meals designed to share which we were a little sceptical of but they really are. A great place for an event where you would have a number of dishes and share these between the table. Great service from the staff and lovely atmosphere in the restaurant - would definitely recommend.

Thank Stephen H
Colton, California, United States
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Was craving Fettuccine Alfredo. Unfortunately the Alfredo sauce was not very good. Seemed to have been watered down a bit. They waiter was fantastic. Had a meatball which was very good. Maybe their red sauce is better.

Thank David T
Okinawa, Japan
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Buca di Beppo I met up with one of my old colleagues/ with family here recently. I made advance reservations and once we arrived we were all quickly whisked to our table. I confess we were 15 mins late but the staff didn’t give us the evil eye. As previous reviewers mentioned, you first get a tour via the kitchen.... More 

Thank DS574
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Meals are made to share between either 2/3 or 5- so very big! We had the chicken cannelloni and it was beautiful with mozzarella garlic bread. Pasta was great but the only thing that let it down was it wasn't quite hot enough- temperature wise. Awesome theme through out and a lovely waitress who served us (Sammy)- a lady even... More 

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

We appreciate you taking the time to write this lovely review from your recent Buca di Beppo dining experience! Thank you for joining our Famiglia and we hope to celebrate with you real soon! More 

San Diego, California
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223 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We've avoided the Buca di Beppo craze for this long. As anybody who follows my reviews knows, I'm not much of an all-you-can-eat girl; I just never feel like I'm getting my money's worth, and always end up feeling like it was a waste of money. At any rate, we were meeting a friend for dinner, and this was the... More 

Thank Jessica S
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

The food at Buca di Beppo in San Diego is second to none. The portions are huge and the prices are extremely reasonable. My wife and I shared the classic large spaghetti with meat sauce and added Italian sausage. It could have fed a family of four, honestly. Together with the large salad, and garlic bread, we had a feast... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review as our customer’s feedback is very important to us. We apologize you felt pressured to purchase a photo. We will certainly contact management and make them aware of the situation to ensure it does not reoccur in the future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, 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: 705 6th Ave, 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?