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Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica

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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165 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
(165 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 165 reviews
5 stars
(63)
4 stars
(53)
3 stars
(33)
2 stars
(10)
1 star
(6)
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
2.2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
2.3 / 5
(Good) 2.3 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(115)
  • kid-friendly(72)
  • special occasion(59)
  • great for lunch(40)
  • fit for foodies(29)
  • neighborhood gem(24)
Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica Reviews List
Review 1 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/11/2015
 2015
Dined on 4/11/2015
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/11/2015
 2015
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Review 2 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 5/23/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/23/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 5/23/2015
 2015
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Review 3 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2011
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Review 4 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 5 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Family style. Food sharing."
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2015
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Review 6 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/26/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2014
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Review 7 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 10/17/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2015
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Review 8 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2011
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Review 9 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Should NOT be open on Christmas

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"I rarely write reviews, but I would recommend never going here when it's busy. I'll preface that I went here on Christmas day. I've been to Buca multiple times and never had a problem. First off, they ran out of wine glasses and served my friends wine in a champagne flute. Pretty lame and comical, but by no means a huge deal. It took forever and multiple pleas to get silverware, bread, and water. The food also took a really long time and the most frustrating part was that my friend's meal came 20 minutes late. We bascially sat watching our food get cold with an update from our waitress only a few minutes before his meal arrived. Food was average, certainly not memorable. A manager came over to check on us and although she was courteous, she did not offer anything to make up for the experience. Overall, very bad experience, and I give a few stars only based on it being Christmas. Nevertheless, if a restaurant can't handle the volume of customers (short staffed, etc) to provide basic services on a holiday, then they should be closed like every other restaurant."
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2010
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Review 10 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2010
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Review 11 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2007
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Review 12 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/25/2015
 2014
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Review 13 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/05/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 14 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 15 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Big Portions

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Even the "small" portions are huge. The gorgonzola salad is truly outstanding."
Dined on 12/03/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 16 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/03/2015
 2004
Dined on 12/03/2015
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/03/2015
 2004
Special Features: fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 17 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2006
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2006
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Review 18 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 19 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 11/26/2015
 2010
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 20 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/04/2015
 2007
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Review 21 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2007
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Review 22 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/13/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 23 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/12/2015
 2007
Dined on 11/12/2015
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/12/2015
 2007
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Review 24 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/01/2015
 2011
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 25 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Just what we wanted

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We wanted a large portion of pasta and sauce. That's exactly what we got. Everyone was super nice. Enjoyable time"
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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Review 26 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/31/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 10/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 27 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 10/18/2015
 2004
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Review 28 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/22/2015
 2002
Dined on 10/22/2015
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/22/2015
 2002
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 29 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 10/18/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 30 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/17/2015
 2011
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 31 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Very Accommodating

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My son was headed back to Alaska/Elmendorf Airforce Base so I planned for the family to have a nice dinner before dropping him off at the airport. However, when making my reservation, I counted only the ten adults and forgot about the two small children who would be dining with us. The host was very nice and accommodating. We did not have to wait long to be given another table. The meal was delicious as always (so much food and we ordered small plates), the bill reasonable and the service good. The server could have been a little more attentive but overall she was patient and nice (remember we had to small children, ages 4 and 2). Great place for large groups. I will be returning for the next family outing."
Dined on 10/15/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 32 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

awesome

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Went there for my 16 year old daughter birthday , my daughter and her friends loved it , awesome food , awesome service ,,,,,, would come back again"
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 33 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 34 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/02/2015
 2007
Dined on 8/02/2015
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/02/2015
 2007
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Review 35 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 36 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/02/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 37 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/21/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/21/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/21/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, hot spot
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Review 38 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/19/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 39 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Totally satisfired

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had a party of 6, including 2 children. The family of four had never been here. Everyone was satisfied. it met our expections in taking out-of-town visitors to dinner."
Dined on 9/18/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 40 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Buca di Beppo is fantastic.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Went with my wife for lunch at Buca di Beppo. The waiter "Gio" (Giovanni) was very kind and efficient. Lasagna, the small one serves two people, is light, delicate, yet presents full flavor. If you have time, you'll find hundreds of interesting old pictures on the walls."
Dined on 9/17/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 41 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/15/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/15/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/15/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 42 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/14/2015
 2006
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Review 43 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/12/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 44 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Good family-style dinner with friendly service

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Dined on 9/06/2015
 2011
Dined on 9/06/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our group of 13 visited Buca on a busy holiday weekend for dinner. The reservation process was seamless, and the restaurant staff was very accommodating as part of our party arrived quite a bit later than planned. Service was attentive, helpful, and friendly.
Garlic cheese bread is a tasty appetizer, but with tons of raw garlic, so beware. On the upside, no one in your party will fear a cold, or vampires, for weeks after eating it! The salad and entrees were very good and everyone enjoyed it - apple gorgonzola salad, chicken saltimbocca, spicy chicken pasta, prosciutto-stuffed chicken parmesan and pasta marinara. Everyone enjoyed all of it. We then topped off the evening with an extra large brownie sundae birthday celebration for one of the friends in our group.
This location is fairly busy, and the noise can be loud at times, so if you are looking for a quiet conversation spot, this is not it. If you are looking for reliable Buca di Beppo tasty food and a lively atmosphere , this is the place."
Dined on 9/06/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 45 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Love everything about Buca di Beppo... Great place to celebrate and to take kids"
Dined on 8/08/2015
 2013
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Review 46 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Unpretentious, fun, and tasty

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We've had server Yvette several times. Very knowledgeable, attentive, and delightful personality. Food is simply prepared, tasty and servings are huge. Green beans were undercooked this day, but still not bad. Just not the usual great."
Dined on 8/31/2015
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great for Families

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Good, classic Italian fare. Always love the decor, and the service is spot on. We had the chicken and capers dish, and most of our party suffered from too much salt, so I'd stick with something more pasta-based next time. Week nights are quiter, so the noise level was good, and the kids could roam and look at the pictures."
Dined on 8/31/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 48 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Buca di Peppo just aint what it used to be

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I took an out of town guest to the Buca di Peppo in Santa Monica and decided it will probably be the last time I go. It was one of the few restaurants we liked in the area and we were very disappointed. We asked to be sat in the booths inside the bar area, because the carpet stinks in the other 2 rooms. They really should to replace it. Seated in a booth we ordered and received our salad before our appetizer. We had to ask for silverware to eat with and no salad plates were served. We ended up having to serve our salad on the small bread plates. Next, I had to ask if our appetizer was coming and it came out after the salad,was cold and looked nothing like it did on the menu. Finally, our entrees came out and one of them was slightly burned. While eating, I think the air conditioning suddenly went off as all of us started sweating profusely. We asked for refills on our beverages and ended up asking a second time before getting something to drink. The photographer came over for a complimentary picture and basically ordered my wife how to pose for a photo even though she wanted a different pose.
I was on the fence before about going back to Buca di Peppo, but thought it my be fun for our guest. Boy was I wrong!"
Dined on 8/29/2015
 2012
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Review 49 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/29/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/29/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/29/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 50 for Buca di Beppo - Santa Monica
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/29/2015
 2009
Dined on 8/29/2015
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/29/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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