About Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Pasadena, CA 91105
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.
Valet service is available after 5pm. Free parking is also available in public structure on Delacey between Green and Colorado.
Public transit bus at Colorado Blvd stop. Metro transit at Del Mar Station stop.
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 - Pasadena Ratings and Reviews
We had a great time celebrating New Year ...
We had a great time celebrating New Years with our family. Our waitress was awesome and food was delicious with reasonable prices. I was a bit disappointed with one of the male waiters though. My almost 2 year old slipped on their wet floor and I asked him for some Ice for her the bump, he told us we had to wait and walked away from us and never came back. I proceeded to the bar area and asked the bartender for some ice and he almost hesitated until I told them she was hurt and needed some ice. He gave me the ice and then the other waiter was all of a sudden concerned about my child. This incident will not keep me from going back. The service we received from our waitress compensated for that one bad apple. Thank you so much!!!!
We enjoyed being able to have a large gr ...
We enjoyed being able to have a large group seated together but the location that sat us was not that great. They places us in the bar behind the bar seating and blocking other tables. It was cold, windy and loud being close to the door as well. The service was not that special as well - we kept having to ask for items, water, extra plates, etc. and the waiter would just walk by us without asking if we were doing OK.
It was FANTASTIC! Went to celebrate 2 bi ...
It was FANTASTIC! Went to celebrate 2 birthdays. Thought at last minute to request the Chef's Table. Suprisingly it was available. It was such a treat to be doted on! The food is incredible. And the portions...!! Leo, the BarMaster kept the celebration flowing. Each drink was tastier and smoother than the previous. ;-)
Oh...the Birthday serenade was the most vibrant, whole-hearted, smiling cheer I have ever received!
I am still smiling. :-)
Food took a long time to come out. It w ...
Food took a long time to come out. It was not even that crowded the place was almost empty so not sure why it took so long. And when we where done we had to wait for our waiter to come so we can ask for the check.
We only come here for special occasions ...
We only come here for special occasions because the portions and prices are both high. I only wish they would start making single serving portions so groups didn't have to argue about sharing dishes because of the size.
The food, service and ambience are always good.
Buca is a place for large parties to sha ...
Buca is a place for large parties to share all dishes as they are HUGE. It is a very high atmosphere where everyone is loud just like an Italian family. Celebrations are festive and they sing to you and the entire restaurant chimes in. It is authentic Italian . The place is covered in wall to wall pictures and statues of old school people and costumes. Some of them are pertinent to the olden days. The bathroom is done in light pink and is decorated to the nine as to the age. There is an option for customers to sit in the middle of the kitchen during dinner. This allows them to view the dishes coming out to the tables and be a part of the hectic action. They have huge martini glasses with ice cream sundae's which are big enough to share for the entire table.
The menu has changed over the years and ...
The menu has changed over the years and the quality has suffered. The manager even said the recipes have changed due to Vegan's dining habits and thus the flavor of some of our favorite dishes have suffered. Veal was so tough we could hardly cut it so they took it off our bill. Bread was hard and dry ad the tomatoes were hard and flavorless. Sorry to be so harsh but I love this place and this is all true and we probably will not be going back.
It was so hot and muggy in the restauran ...
It was so hot and muggy in the restaurant. We had a party of 18 and to enjoy the food while your fanning yourself. The management didn't even try to make a kind gesture dessert or percentage off .. Etc very disappointing
Great for celebrations!
Went to celebrate my daughters graduation with a group of 16, ran late on our reservation which was the last reservation of the night, and they were not only accommodating but didn't skip a beat on their customer service throughout the experience! From the hostess to our waiters and other staff walking around, everyone was pleasant and willing to help. The dinner itself was delicious and perfectly described. Wonderful location for a large group with a great loud Italian home dinner feel to it.
Celebrated my daughter's birthday here w ...
Celebrated my daughter's birthday here with a large group of friends. Staff is attentive and very accommodating. Can't go wrong with Buco for large groups! The prices are very reasonable - we ended up over ordering and had lots of leftovers to disperse.
Food was great, half of our party was se ...
Food was great, half of our party was seated, so it would have nice if the hostess/host (4 people were standing at the entrance) could have escorted us to our table instead of wandering around looking for our friend. Music towards the end seemed to have grown louder, we had to talk louder to hear above the music...not sure what happened there.
Bucca Di Peppo is good for large group. There were 3 of us and the food serving was "huge". I liked the pizza and spaghetti with meatballs as big as my head :).
Service excellent we arrive early and we were seated on time. Thank you! I will for sure use Open table for reservations!!!!
FANTABULOUS EVERY TIME!
Never a dull, quiet moment at this lively establishment! We LOVE coming here with our big family and love that everyone's just as loud as we are. The foot and service are exceptional every time and our family & friends have a ball. Great for birthdays, baby showers, romantic dinner, family night out or a celebration of anything. Just FUN!
We order an array of dishes that we share. We were disappointed though that the braised beef was removed from the menu. :(
Excellent Service, Pastas are all great, ...
Excellent Service, Pastas are all great, any type you order, portions are very large so their small can serve 2 people , and their large portion is enough for 4 people, so come hungry 😀; Parking in area is metered- sometimes hard to find a spot; can get busy because food is so good ; drinks/ wines also very good; desserts are great ; Old Italian restaurant atmosphere; reservations are preferred but not required- lunch time walk ins are fine- but dinner you should use open table for reservations. Especially great are their linguini, spaghetti, or fettuccini pastas. Very picturesque inside- old Italy photos & memorabilia; seating is tables or booths and noise level very good- quiet to normal; price is $$ to $$$
Good food but slow service
Our party arrived on time but we were not shown to our table until a half hour past our reservation time. We ordered an appetizer and it arrived at the same time as the main course. The bread was even worse. That wasn't placed on our table until we were almost done eating. Luckily the food tasted great!
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