About Buca di Beppo - Encino
Encino, CA 91316
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: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, 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.
Valet parking available for $2.50 and metered street parking is also available.
The Metro Bus Line - Encino Avenue stop.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, 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 - Encino Ratings and Reviews
Awful experience. Slow service, understa ...
Awful experience. Slow service, understaffed valet and servers, app that came AFTER the entree, cold food, skunked wine, and the icing on the cake - a waitress yelling the f-bomb in front of my daughter in the show kitchen you have to walk through. NEVER returning.
I would have rated this experience with ...
I would have rated this experience with more stars, but the hostess reprimanded me in front of my entire group of 14 for asking to add another person to our Christmas Dinner Celebration. The wait staff were lovely, however.
Good experience for a Christmas Day dinn ...
Good experience for a Christmas Day dinner. Had reservation for 11 @ 6:15, seated around 6:50. We were warned in advance that another party was coming by at 8:30. At 8:45, as we were literally trying to sign the check (split in half - one pen) the hostess comes by, reminds us that we were warned and everyone should get up while we (the two blocking the door) continued to sign the check. It put a damper on what was actually a fun evening. Lucky nobody wanted dessert or coffee which was offered by the waiter (who should have been looped in to the reservation issue). Good food and excellent service, especially considering the Christmas timing. The hostess could have been nicer and gotten the same result. Too bad but we'd give them another try.
Worst service ever. Walked in for our Ch ...
Worst service ever. Walked in for our Christmas dinner reservation time and greeted by the Grinch. I said "good evening" and she said in a grouchy tone with an angry face "we'll do what we can to get to you, we are busy". Went to the bar and bartenders were great (they earned the only star in this review). Seated for our table and waited, waited, waited. After 20 minutes with no acknowledgement we grabbed a nearby server. She did us a "favor" and took our table over. We were told "no server was assigned to our table". Painful trying to get an order in as our server was running by constantly without stopping. Once ordered, salad arrived but no garlic bread. We requested the bread, utensils and napkins. Nope. 10 minutes goes by. My husband went into the kitchen to get them. We then received the bread and one entree before we could start our salad. No room at the table so we double stacked them like Jenga. Tick tock 20 more minutes. Our other entrees? Something to drink maybe? Nope. The server stopped by for the first time when we were done eating and asked if we wanted our check. We eagerly said yes and asked her to remove the other entrees. She said "they didn't bring them?" Shouldn't she have noticed that? Left a message for the manager yesterday requesting a call back for long time but very dissatisfied customer? Return call received? Nope. Will never go back and plan on following through with corporate as well as Yelp. Ruined our Christmas dinner. Way too many restaurant options on LA. Don't waste your time with these amateurs. Word of advice to management...learn about CUSTOMER SERVICE!
This was our 15th year of a family Chris ...
This was our 15th year of a family Christmas Eve dinner at Buca..This year due to two large banquets going on the food wait was terrible( 1 1/2 hours)..They need better planning next year..Otherwise all was great.
Thanksgiving Dinner with my son. Food wa ...
Thanksgiving Dinner with my son. Food was good, but we had a later dinner - 6:45 - and they had run low on Cranberry sauce. The atmosphere is very hard-core Italiano - great photos of every aspect of the Italian American culture as seen in the movies - but better.
I don't know what it is about this place ...
I don't know what it is about this place but every time we come here the wait staff is so overwhelmed. Buca is an insanely indulgent assault on the appetite, and the food, I have to say is never less than great but I'd love to get out of there in less than 3 hours at some point!
Buca is best for parties and large group ...
Buca is best for parties and large groups. Their meat balls are the best. Wine choices are not top of the line so we usually bring our own. The staff is usually very nice. Best thing is to buy a few dishes and Share share share
I had 12 guests on Saturday and they billed me for 14, I didn't see the receipt until I got home and I had told them when I arrived it was only 12. Also, there was an administrative fee for the preset menu, I would of probably just ordered of the regular menu and used the coupon had I seen how expensive my bill came out to be at the end. The service was slow and the waitress kept forgetting to bring things out. I have to say I was disappointed and will probably not return to the restaurant for some time. I emailed the restaurant the following day about my extra charges, nobody returned my message. I will never do a group event there again.
The dishes are great and value was good ...
The dishes are great and value was good for family style. I just don't like the divided rooms and being segregated too far and the servers take don't to come back, and they forget about requests in between orders.
Do not go for New Years Eve
I have been going here for years and was very disappointed on New Years Eve. The waiter was very slow and we were only a party 4. The food took forever and when it came it was cold and the waiter did not bring refills on drinks when asked.
Loved that the restaurant was open on Christmas Day for dinner. But, we made the mistake of making a 6pm reservation like everyone else. It took about 30 minutes to be seated, 35-40 minutes for our kids' pizzas to arrive, and about 1.5 hours for our pastas to make it to the table after ordering. Thankfully, we enjoyed one another's company and noshed on salad when our stomachs were grumbling. The food was hot and delicious when we were finally served. Our server seemed tired/stressed. He did his job, but with absolutely no joy. The high energy of everyone else around more than compensated for it. Would go again, just at an earlier or later time. It was much less chaotic as we were leaving, and nearby tables that were seated towards the end of our meal seemed to get their meals within a normal timeframe.
The food is nothing like what I remember ...
The food is nothing like what I remember from a few years back. The quality had gone down, the taste was mediocre, if not insipid. And the price is high for what we got. Never coming back. Open Table should take this restaurant off its list.
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