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“Last time for Universal Studios Buca”
Review of Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo
Ranked #412 of 10,042 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Universal City Area
Cross street: Cahuenga
Transit: Metro subway stop at Universal Studios.
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.
northern california
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Last time for Universal Studios Buca”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

I tried this Buca 8 months ago and again last week and I now know that this is not one of the better Buca di Beppo. I was stuck in a corner with 6 adults and the place was not that busy.. But you really get points off when the food is not hot. I will never go back again .

  • Visited July 2012
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Santa Clarita, California
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good for a kid's party”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

I liked the noisy corporate-themed party atmosphere, but really the food is good, unremarkable, prices are good. This place is 2-star for a fine dining night of great Italian food, it's 4-star (if not five) for a kid's birthday. It has good things to offer, try it and find out if it's your thing or not.

Visited August 2011
Thank Michael G
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Santa Barbara, Carpinteria
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Big Dishes”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

This is definitely a restaurant for families (nothing wrong with that). I think is specially good is you are in vaccay and walking all day. This place is also not a healthy place to eat or good for vegetarians. The salad we ordered had salami (what a waste!).

The orders are huge (which I suggest is good for families) that you are obligated to share. Unless, you are a big eater and ready to gain an instant 10 pounds!

The food is not that bad, but I wouldn't call it delicious. If you are hungry, it would do the trick.

If you have never been to a Buca Di Beppo, I suggest you go there once and once only. Experience it own your own.

The decor is nice and distracting. I think they put it there so you forget what you are eating.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank chiquibabe
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2012

Good food! The food is enough for three people to eat; hence, do not order separately!

Visited June 2012
Thank Michael S
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Gosford, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great family feed”
Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

Loved this restaurant meals are so big one meal feeds two people. So it is so cheap. Food was great staff were excellent very helpful . Great atmosphere super decor . If I'm ever back in USA will definitely visit again . Warning share your meal

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Thank david v
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