About Buca di Beppo - Brea
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.
Italian, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our full menu is available for Buca To Go and Delivery. If you're hosting a special occasion or group event at your home, office or a local area reception hall, Buca To Go or Buca Delivery is the perfect choice. Our friendly & professional staff will assist you with your order, arrange a specific pick-up time for Buca To Go or deliver your order ($25 delivery fee applies to deliveries). Plates, napkins, eating & serving utensils and condiments are included. No minimum purchase required. Please allow 3 hours for same-day delivery and call for questions/details about our delivery service area.
Plenty of parking in the front & rear of the building
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, planning a business dinner or having a night out with family and friends, Buca di Beppo is your answer to one fabulous group dining experience! Buca serves authentic Italian family-style meals in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our knowledgeable staff will help organize and plan your group event or meetings with diverse lunch or dinner banquet packages - ideal for groups of 20 or more. Private and semi-private rooms are available.
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From Buca's delicious, Italian cuisine to the fun and festive atmosphere, we know how to have a good time! Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. We can accommodate any event or budget, from business occasions to casual family affairs.
Buca di Beppo - Brea Ratings and Reviews
Was not happy with the prices - they hav ...
Was not happy with the prices - they have gone up significantly. Service okay, except we had a coupon that they made very difficult to use. It was a birthday celebration. I noted it in my reservation, told the person that seated us and the server was told as well. They did nothing! Very disappointed. Although the food is good, the prices are exorbitant. We have been Buca fans for a long time, but we won't be going back.
3 hostesses were there. Gave RSVP name. ...
3 hostesses were there. Gave RSVP name. All stood staring like unknown what to do. Didn't they take Hostess 101 class?
Servers seemed young and inexperienced. Food pricey and rather bland.
Very loud and disappointed with ambiance and service and food
Food was good but only problem is that y ...
Food was good but only problem is that you cannot order any dish just for one person.
Dish size is for 2-3 people. I cannot imagine 2 people eating here because you have to share the same thing. Same goes for the salad which is for min. 2-3 people. If you live close-by and can take the extra food home it is O.K. but it you are traveling do not eat here.
We made reservations and still had to wa ...
We made reservations and still had to wait about 30 minutes. Why make a reservation when there is that long of a wait? The restaurant was uncomfortably loud, there was a small child screaming incessantly at the table next to us..so much so that she startled me and I tipped over my wine glass! So annoying. Parents did nothing about her misbehavior. I had to wait awhile for someone to bring over some napkins to clean up the spilled wine. Food is overpriced. Justification is that it is family sized portions but in actuality it's too expensive for what it is..disappointed they hardly sell anything in a single serving. Only upside is that it's busy enough to keep my kids distracted. Nonetheless, we are not returning.
The spaghetti & meatballs dish was horre ...
The spaghetti & meatballs dish was horrendous! It was mostly water and appeared like it had been cooked earlier in the day, and not to order. The manager was nice enough to comp the dish, but did tell us this is how pasta was cooked in Italy?! Hubby had lived there, and we had just returned from a trip to Rome. I can assure you, the Italians do not eat bland and watery pasta. We had to laugh at her comment. The salad and appetizer were tasty, and we probably should've stopped there.
LOVE that for Valentine's Day, they didn't have a specialized menu for the occasion only. They offered their regular menu. Which I appreciated since not everyone has a date for Valentine's Day. My husband and I went because we really love the food there, and our meals did NOT disappoint. Service was great and attentive. Food came out fairly quickly. They even let us use a coupon for our dinner. Will be back again and again!
Great Valentine's Day!
Atmosphere was very nice - not too loud - and my wife and I could actually talk. Food was good and the service was excellent. They had a young lady named Stephanie going around taking pictures of couples for a free postcard. You could also purchase additional pictures if you so desired. My wife liked it so much that she mentioned going back again next year.
Great portions, good food, and wonderful server
My boyfriend and I have been craving Italian food and decided to eat here. The small portion was huge and paired nicely with the small portion of garlic bread. We finished everything and felt too full to order dessert. It satisfied our cravings.
Not a good value
The food was overpriced, the service was slow, and they did not offer to refill our drinks. Plus, it was over crowded and very loud.
On the plus side, the food was tasty and properly cooked, so it seems to me that they have a good chef(s) in the kitchen.
I made reservations for a party of 17 at 12:45 pm on a Sunday. Although our party did not show up until 1pm, the hostess was still able to seat us a little before 1 pm. The food came out quickly and the restaurant allowed us to open our presents and made a lot of noise. I would recommend going here if you will have a big party.
My family of 6 ate here for diner on Thanksgiving and ordered their traditional Thanksgiving diner, Turkey and all the fixings. We just didn't feel like cooking & clean this year. I have eaten here several times to have their Italian food, which I have always enjoyed. Our family was not expecting much as far as a Thanksgiving diner but we were pleasantly surprised. Everyone at the table said it was best turkey they ever had. I thought everything was fantastic and would definitely recommend this to all my friends. The staff was very courteous and friendly. I felt bad they were working on a holiday, but they didn't seem to mind. They again were very friendly and went out of their way to make sure we were enjoying our meal and our evening. They never made us feel rushed to leave. We also had plenty of leftovers to take home. I hope to do this again next year.
Day before Thanksgiving chef on vacation?
I brought my family to share my favorite place for pasta. Unfortunately it doesn't come out as I expected. The take forever for extra breads, Shrimp Florentine too dry, salmon looks and tastes dry, pizza is the only food that taste normal. To be honest this place never let me down before. I had my spouse birthday there in July with all my friends and it was great. I've been back few times also. Therefore for the bad experience I had this last time, I assume because all the chefs got day off on the day before Thanksgiving.
Bad Service.... EVERY time we come!!
Been a here a few times and service has always been subpar. Just not attentive! We came again this time because of a group party. Some examples.... Called waiter 3 times to take order. They were busy singing to 2 other tables while we waited 1/2 to get our order in. Brought bread but no oil/vinegar for a long time. Waiter kept paying more attention to the table of "girls" next to us.
Service was great!! Food not great like before. Chicken Alfredo was very dry. Spaghetti had no taste. Garlic bread was a big disappointment. Not like the round one they used to serve a few yrs ago. Pizza was good. Drinks were good. The server said the small spaghetti would serve 2-3 people. That bowl could've served 5-6. The pasta too. We ended up ordering a large pasta and could've ordered the small. Always be honest with the customer. The price is not cheap. Overall the price was good for 7 people but we could've ordered a smaller portion. And the taste was really not worth $164. Dessert was good. This was an old favorite. Sorry.
Our family had our annual family "reunion" at the Buca di Beppo in Brea. We have also had a dinner before at the Huntington Beach location. The Brea location is perfect because it is more centralized for our family members to meet at. The service was great. The waiter was attentive to our family needs and the food was quick given the quality/restaurant. We will most likely return to this location. It seemed a bit more quite compared to the Huntington Beach location. They were very accommodating as well given that there were some minor changes to our reservations/who was going to be present (ended up with more attendees).
Slow and painful
This was our first time. The service was really slow. Even asking for butter took about 10 minutes. When we finally got our food, a woman came to ask to take our photos. Ok, maybe just a couple a photos right? Nope, thought she was going to take an entire album. Food was alright, nothing to justify the price and wait. The photos were really terrible, felt pressure to buy them. Never again.
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