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Buca di Beppo

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South San Fernando Valley
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17500 Ventura Blvd, Encino, Los Angeles, CA 91316-3835 (Encino Avenue)
+1 818-995-3288
16:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Your decision is how many people can you feed with their relatively pricey items. Whether you go small or big, value will be in the eye of beholder. Had not been for quite some time for this very reason. I was not disappointed in the flavor of items (an acceptable meal) but the cost and hence the bang for your... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We recently moved back to Los Angeles and thought we'd give this chain a chance, visiting the Encino location. It was a Sunday so there was free street parking, though there is 3.00 valet parking available. We were seated at a booth quickly in the main dining room and the service was for the most part, very good. The real... More 

Thank mdbgoldfamily
Qala, Malta
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Visited the farmers market & the grove outdoor mall. Found this italian and stopped for lunch. Great menu & cheap compared to the prices they were charging in the farmers market! Hubby had lasagne, real homemade & tasty. I had chicken parmigiana, fab n tasty. Washed down with beer & raspberry soda mmm

Thank Diane1506
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review

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 

Sheffield, UK
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104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Needed a pit stop after a long day at CBS Studios being audience members so found this chain at The Grove. Not sure we have anything like this in the UK but the sharing idea certainly worked for us. We chose Chicken Parmigiana, Caesar salad and garlic bread. Chose the small option for 2-3 and it was plenty for the... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

I really liked the pesto pasta with chicken The garlic bread was very tasty. The chicken was very tender and tasty with a very good quality. We were there for a rehearsal dinner and that was nice although the food was a little bit late.

Thank johnhanna62
Burbank, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

FREE birthday dessert, no purchase necessary~ Sign up on their email list. The Service: Friendly and efficient this time. The Parking: Street metered parking

Thank travelercass
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

This was one of the better experiences that I've had at Buca di Beppo. I find it rather overpriced even though it is delicious food. The atmosphere is great for a family setting or a casual get together with long lost friends.

Thank Mary W
Dallas, Texas
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69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Let's face it, Americanized Italian-style food is not rocket science. Still, the Buca near my home in Frisco, Texas, keeps sliding down the slippery slope. Thank goodness for the Buca in Encino, CA. They run a clean, organized, and pleasant outlet that is staffed bye well-trained, professional wait staff, and the difference is amazing. This visit was was I needed... More 

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Van Nuys
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

Overpriced, underspiced, dingy worn out atmosphere...if you want authentic tasting Italian fare, beware!

Thank Dana W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

Amazing food, huge dishes, great italian decorations and excellent service. One of my favorite places in LA.

Thank Lidia M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Italian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17500 Ventura Blvd, Encino, Los Angeles, CA 91316-3835
    (Encino Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: The Metro Bus Line - Encino Avenue stop.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > South San Fernando Valley
  • Neighbourhood: South San Fernando Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 818-995-3288
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?