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Buca di Beppo

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Balboa Park
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705 6th Ave, Gaslamp District, San Diego, CA 92101-7026
+1 619-233-7272
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited a long time to be seated but we figure it would be worth the wait. The food is served family style but the portions are NOT big enough for a traditional American family. If I was a super model and my kids were under 5, then there would have been plenty to eat.

Thank meanmachine439
New Jersey
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1,812 reviews
667 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,201 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bucca di Beppo seems always reliable. We visited one in Philadelphia before San Diego. The atmosphere is full of energy and the menu is reliable. If somebody is very hungry this is the place to visit. The portions are large.

Thank podrozniczka60
United States
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the heart of the gaslight district. Fun, boisterous atmosphere. Huge family-style entrees and fun staff! The food is always great! Parking can be a struggle and you may need to walk a bit to get there if you can't find a spot nearby (go with a nearby parking garage). Explore the district and the sit down for a great... More 

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

Ciao! I am so happy to hear you had a wonderful time at Buca di Beppo! We pride ourselves in delivering great service, food, and overall enjoyable dining atmosphere. Thank you for your helpful review and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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554 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first experience at a Buca di Beppo and probably will be my last. Not only was the food quality poor and our options limited, but the service was terrible. I am an extremely picky eater due to multiple food allergies. As a result, I am forced to customize most things that I order. I have learned to... More 

1 Thank TNharleychick
Carefree, Arizona
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 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 

1 Thank Jerry V
San Francisco, California
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116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

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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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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
Reviewed 22 January 2017 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
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 705 6th Ave, Gaslamp District, San Diego, CA 92101-7026
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Balboa Park
  • Neighbourhood: 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?