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Review of Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo
Ranked #5 of 429 Restaurants in Garden Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Chapman & Orangewood
Transit: Orange County Transportation (OCTA) bus line #43 - Harbor and Wilken stop.
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.
Yuma, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2013

We had a delicious dinner for two here one night. It was much cheaper than eating at Disneyland and our only complaint is that it was very loud. One nice surprise is that a photographer comes and takes a few pictures of you and then makes you a free picture card. You can buy 5x7 of any of them if you want for around $10.

Visited December 2012
Thank arb85
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Irvine, California
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Expensive and trendy, not impressed”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

I ordered food "to go". I order a small "Chicken Parmigiana", a bowl of minestrone soup and tiramisu.

The entire order cost just over $40. When I got back to my hotel, I found there was no spaghetti included with the chicken. I called and was told "only the lunch portion contains spaghetti". I am confused, the small order that contained two large pieces of breaded chicken was around $20.50, no spaghetti. The lunch portion comes with spaghetti and was around $13. The woman taking my order never offered that the dinner portion does not include spaghetti!

The soup tasted a bit undercooked, as if the flavors had not melded properly. I didn't eat it after a bite or two, it tasted more like tomato juice than soup. The chicken was cooked to perfection, crispy, and had a small amount of sauce on it. It was good, but not fantastic, due to the lack of spaghetti.

The tiramisu, that was the only item really worth eating. It was a huge portion, and perfect. I have never had a better tiramisu. I would order this again. This was the only item I felt was reasonably priced, perhaps even under priced by a little!

  • Visited December 2012
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Yuba City, California
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great food and family fun”
Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

We had a very pleasant meal and loved the overblown Italian decor. My kids couldn't love the garlic cheese bread anymore and the portions of pasta and salads were huge. The wait staff was very friendly and provided great service.

Thank Perry L
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Clifton, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good food, lots of portions”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

Plenty of choices, lots of portions. Enjoyed the experience.
The restaurant in next to various hotels on the main strip.

Visited December 2012
Thank Warriors07
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White Rock, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Awesome, as always”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

We love to dine here with extended family whenever we are in town. A fantastic spot for family dinners. Portions are family style, reasonable and always good. Great service too - you can't go wrong at any of their restaurants.......

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank mikeyjoe68
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