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Buca di Beppo

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705 6th Ave, Gaslamp District, San Diego, CA 92101-7026
+1 619-233-7272
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
San Diego, California
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198 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

San Diego
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our daughter and granddaughter there last night for dinner. My husband and I each had our usual orders- a side order of sausage with peppers and onions and marinara sauce. Portions here are very large, even for what they call small. The other two split a small order of spaghetti and meatball (1 large comes with order) and... More 

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

Thanks so much for the great feedback! We are happy to hear you are a loyal customer of ours and can't wait to celebrate with you all again soon! More 

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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here during Comic-Con and since everything had such long waiting lists and seemed way overpriced, we decided to come here. I am so glad that we did. The food was excellent, our server (Jeremy) was friendly and very quick. This is a chain restaurant that didn't feel like it This was truly one of the better Buca di... More 

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

We are glad you chose us! Thanks for the positive feedback and we hope you visit us again soon! More 

Pacifica, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant has the space for large parties, okay with young, loud children. The severs are all very upbeat & nice. Food tasted as it should. I noticed a lot of little flies trying to land on our platters

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

We do have a fun family oriented dining atmosphere! Thank you for your review as we take our customers feedback very seriously and will take note of the flies you noticed. We do hope to celebrate with you again soon! More 

El Cerrito, California
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This is the sort of place a lot of us would pray to find three doors down from our hotel (as my husband and I did when we stayed at the Gaslamp-Convention Center Comfort Inn in downtown San Diego): a big, fat, comfortable family-style Italian restaurant full of big, fat, comfortable food. And I do mean BIG: they say that... More 

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

Thank you for your detailed review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal at Buca di Beppo and hope you visit us again soon! More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

The food was mediocre...not enough spice and it was lukewarm. We were basically ignored for the majority of the meal. We waited almost an hour to be served (and it was about 8:15 when we arrived). Their machine was down and we weren't informed until after we ate that they were not accepting gift cards. When we called the manager... More 

Thank Denise0202
Anchorage, Alaska
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148 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Bucas seem pretty consistent from location to location. This was the first time here. It has similar atmosphere to all other Bucas ... which is great. Just love to look at all the photos and all the different rooms. Bucas is nice in that they have some different foods, not typically found in American Italian restaurants, like veal saltimbocca. All... More 

Thank AK_Steve_AK
Bloomington, Illinois
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164 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Buca is not only excellent for large groups, it's ideal for the family dining style. We had a group of 17 and had a wonderful time. The food was very delicious and we stuffed ourselves. The waiter was attentive and checked on us regularly. We ordered Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagna, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (for our less adventurous folks), Mixed Green... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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?