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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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
Great first time experience using the op ...
Great first time experience using the open table app on a Saturday afternoon, when I arrived my name was already in the waiting list and only waited 5 minutes! Good food and good service!
Service was unusually slow. Not characte ...
Service was unusually slow. Not characteristic of Buca di Beppo. Food was as it always was - divine! :-)
You know, nowadays it's hard to find a restaurant that is consistent on there food. We come to Buca at least once a week and order usually the same thing. It comes out the same everytime. Absolutely perfect!!!
This place is awesome. Food served family style, so don't order to much. A++++
Family style portions. Be careful how much you order. Food is delicious. Waiters and waitresses are awesome. Managers are great too.
Meal was quick and fantastic!
Meal was quick and fantastic!
Not planning to go back anytime soon.
Way too loud. Service slow - we waited an especially long time for dessert. Eggplant parmigiana delicious, but portion too small for the price.
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.
It was great!!
It was great!!
Had a great lunch and attentive service
Been going here for years. Used a coupon found in the newspaper so saved some dough. All round win win experience
Food was not as flavorful
The seafood pastA we got was not seasoned & tasteless. We were frustrated.
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.
Celebrating husband birthday, wonderful service
Happy occasion, husband birthday, great food, service was funny and very personal, we enjoyed the waiter, very good. Will be back
It was great! We had dinner with family ...
It was great! We had dinner with family we haven't seen in awhile and we had a great time. Food was good too
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.
Good food and good value for money
Good food and good value for money
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.
waste of time
My husband and I came here to celebrate our anniversary and the waiter took about 30 minutes to come to our table and take our order and more than an hour to get our food so we decided to leave instead. waste of time.
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).
Great for families
This is a great place for families and we love getting the large portions to share and take home leftovers!
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.
Very busy, make a reservation! 2 hour wait...
Great food, OK server, took a while for the food to come out. Love the place, but service was slow and a bit disorganized. Server apologized a lot...
I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. The food was awesome especially their meatballs, YUM From their appetizers to the pasta dishes. Also their staff was very attentive. I love how friendly they are. Thanks to all of you
11 of us threw a little baby sprinkle for a friend. Everything turned out perfect. A room to ourselves, good food at a great price. The wait staff was friend and very helpful.
Great for foriegn guests
I brought a family from foreign country and they loved the food and decorations. Great tourist attraction and affordable.
Not happy with Open Table
I checked in for my Party of 7, last night, at Buca Di Beppo & fortunately, they werent busy at the time because even though I had my confirmation#, they had nothing listed by way of Reservations from Open Table. In fact, the Hostess said, "oh that happens a lot from Open Table!" Good thing it wasn't a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Very disappointed with this service. Sharon Bowe
I initially was denied using my open tab ...
I initially was denied using my open table reservation but after speaking to the manager, she found the reservation and gave me a complimentary appetizer. Initially they stated that open table reservations needed to be 2 hours ahead of scheduled reservation.
CELEBRATION: my wife's birthday celebration. .
SERVICE: We booked a round table for 8 of us but they said sorry we would not get it - not a good memory. The manager was nice and gave us a free appetizer because of the problem. FOOD: We always enjoy their nice tasty foods and we seem to enjoy their antipasto salad most of all. PARKING: Lots of free parking here.
What happened to the Prosciutto?!?
Ordered the Prosciutto stuffed Chicken. When I pay $25 for 3 chicken breasts I expect more than a trace of Prosciutto. What a joke!
Birthday dinner celebration was fun and ...
Birthday dinner celebration was fun and the food was yummy as usual
It must have been one of those days. We had reservations but I felt it didn't make a difference. I had a group of 14 and it took more than half an hour to sit us. A group of 20 that came later were sat before us. The Manager was kind enough to apologize but we were already too hungry and annoyed. The servers were great and friendly. Loved the food.
Always the place for celebration
I'm back again in less that a month. Their shrimp florentine is always the best pasta. A friend of mine is not the pasta kind of person but he also ate a lot of the shrimp florentine. Must try!
Buca in Brea Is not as good as it use to be.
My husband and I had a late lunch at Buca in Brea on 07/12/15. It was worse than the last time we ate their in January of 2014. The calamari we ordered was over cooked and bland. The garlic cheese bread we ordered was also bland and had a funny aftertaste. We ordered the baked ziti and it was really dried out like the ziti wasn't boiled long enough or was put under the broiler too long. The service was extremely slow for Sunday afternoon. The waiters I could see where talking more than serving. The apple Gorgonzola salad was excellent and their meatballs are still delicious but we will not be returning.
Another good experience at Buca di Beppo
We arrived 20 minutes before our reservation time and were seated immediately. We knew what we wanted so ordered right away. We asked for water, but got our appetizer before we got our water, meaning that the service, while good, was not great. That was the only disappointment of the evening, our waiter was not quite up to the par we are used to at Buca di Beppo. The food was wonderful, as usual, they had made a few changes in the Bruschetta since last time, it made what has always been good, even better. The warm spinach salad was very good. The spicy chicken rigatoni, while good, was not my favorite, and the quatro al forno was good, as usual. We do not usually have desert, but we took the Italian Creme Cake home and it was marvelous.
Hope you don't get the waiter we got
We celebrate here alot but this time the service was very slow I understand if it was busy but it wasn't he even took to long with the bill
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