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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 - 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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Chula Vista, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our grandmother to celebrate her birthday to Bucca. We were about 13 people. I made the reservation and got the pope's table. That was nice. I reserved online and got a coupon for a little piece of cake for free for my grandmother. Our check came out to be about $300. I had a coupon for a little... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warned about the portion sizes, we opted to go straight to the main course - the mixed stuffed pasta with tomato and cheese. Even that defeated us! Food was tasty and the wine and cocktails were up to standard. Very reasonably priced and friendly attentive waiting staff. Sunday evening, so perhaps a little quieter than usual. Loved the decor with... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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 

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Tucson, Arizona
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 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 38 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.

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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 

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

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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 

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, 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: 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?