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Buca di Beppo

$$ - $$$
Balboa Park
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705 6th Avenue, 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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Carefree, Arizona
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to other BdB's (as recent as a month ago in Hawaii), and all have been 4 stars... This one? Strange menu, and not as good!.... First.. If a party of 2-3 then you all need to eat the same thing! (Supposedly dishes feed 2-3... I say, just 2). But my wife wanted something different than I did, but... More 

Thank Jerry V
San Francisco, California
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were with a group in a separate groups room. Very noisy. Service fine. One glass os mediocre house wine was over $13 with tax, tip, and "admin fee". There are definitely better Italian places listed right here on T.A.

Thank rbertolott
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know this restaurant from Naples, Florida where it is a lot of fun. Very clean and pleasant. I was expecting the same in SD. As in Florida you are taken to your table via the kitchen. The idea presumably is to show you that the kitchen is impeccable. In Florida this is the case but not in SD. There... More 

Thank santoro2009
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make yourself feeling as an italian eating at your nona´s house. Great shrimp pasta, gorgonzola salad and bolgnesa spaguetti. All framed in a full visual experience with the intense-italian decoration. Great service and biiiiiiiiiiiig portions. Try to not attend alone, because the large portions. Ask for JJ to be your waitress.

Thank José B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great service. Every time we are in San Diego we eat here and always have enjoyed it.

Thank Andy B
Upland, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buca is the BEST Italian food restaurant! Tasty food and a HUGE portion. what else can u possibly ask for? I highly recommend this place.

Thank tanya91932
Brasilia, DF
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Sweet surprise - Buca di Beppo restaurant, was a pleasant surprise to celebrate my daughter's birthday: Nice place, very efficient and fast staff, I liked the various photos on the wall which ends up in the conversation because it has funny photos and famous. The food is very good and of a fair value. In the menu you have the... More 

Thank Gilson M
murfreesboro, tn
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170 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

We met a friend we haven't seen in many years for dinner while we were in San Diego. Our first choice was closed for a private party so we walked and ended up here. Our friend and I split the eggplant parmesan, hubby got his usual spaghetti and meatballs and our son got a pizza. We were all pleased with... More 

Thank Tonya
San Diego, California
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

I had a craving for Lasagna, my fiancee insisted on going to Buca di Beppo because "it's the best". Service was good. I really wanted this place to be my go to place for Italian food in San Diego, unfortunately my lasagna was bland, no flavor what soever. I would have rather have a stuffer's lasagna off the oven.The servings... More 

Thank Shisell99
San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

It was really refreshing to watch, see and hear a staff of employees speak so politely to on another. I heard at least 15x various staff members ask another staff person how they could help. They were enthusiastic and it really made for a most enjoyable atmosphere. Wish more places were like this

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