About Buca di Beppo - San Francisco
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
4th & 5th Streets
$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.
Parking garages available nearby at 5th & Mission, 5th & Howard and 5th & Folsom; no validation available
BART Powell St. station
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, 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 - San Francisco Ratings and Reviews
The reserved the pope room which we have ...
The reserved the pope room which we have a few times before and this and other locations. We were disappointed that the centerpiece pope bust was missing. The room across the way was covered in plastic, under renovation. Which made it seem very desolate and dark. The staff heard our complaints and brought us some fun drinking cups as a gift which was very nice.
This is definitely a place for big group ...
This is definitely a place for big groups, big families, and big appetites. The food is hearty and come in hug portions. I've been here a couple of times but this time was really disappointed with the front service staff. We had reservations for 5:30 and when we arrived we were told to wait a few minutes before they could seat us. After waiting for about 5 mins. I checked in to see how long before they could seat us since we had kids with us and there were a lot of people milling around. I was told a few more minutes. Ten minutes later, I went back to check again and was told that they thought they'd already seated our group. I can excuse the mix up since there were a lot of people there, but the staff were grudgingly apologetic as if it was our fault that they seated the wrong group. They acted as annoyed and inconvenienced instead of the other way around. If we didn't have guests from out of town that day and a few hungry kids, I think we'd have gone elsewhere. When we finally got to our table we found multiple empty tables and can only wonder why it took so long to seat us. The waitstaff on the other hand were very helpful and friendly.
We are Buca regulars but this time was d ...
We are Buca regulars but this time was disappointing, there was a child's birthday party going on and the children were running all over the dining room and one child came to our table and through a party favor in my face. The waiter was very apologetic but I don't think a child's party should be combined with regular diners. In addition the menu prices had just increased and the increase is outrageous. We love the food and don't mind paying a good price for it but $33 for 3 pieces of chicken limon is obnoxious.
the food is great. but ambiance is horri ...
the food is great. but ambiance is horrible.And most important , i forgot my bloomingdales shopping bag (there were cosmetics in the bag)on the table and i called them the day after. They said they found nothing :(((((( definitely i'm not going to the restaurant any more. they just throw or take anything you left on the seat.
This is a classic old restaurant. The f ...
This is a classic old restaurant. The food was great. Our server was friendly; he may have been new as he was none too knowledgeable about the Italian fare. I helped him open the fiasco of house chianti. He didn't know that the round bottle of wine in a basket is called a fiasco.....perhaps he'll remember the next time he serves it. It was my last day of visiting SF this year. We came in for a late lunch/early dinner at 2:30 and after asking we were allowed to choose from both the lunch and dinner menus. Because of the hour it was nice and quiet.
This restaurant is a very nice place for ...
This restaurant is a very nice place for large parties to meet to celebrate together. The service is excellent as is the ambience and sound level, at least on the second floor. Our issue this year was the food - several dishes were lukewarm and just not that tasty. The salad with apples, cheese and nuts was quite tasty, but the other pasta and chicken dishes were just so-so.
Lotsa fun....it's Buca, you know what yo ...
Lotsa fun....it's Buca, you know what you're getting and for the value, it's a great time out. Consistent, if not spectacular food. Good portions, fair prices, and a nice, vibrant environment. Can't say i have had a bad dish here, and groups / large parties are the perfect fit here based on family style dining. Wherever you are and if your group is in the mood for decent Italian food at reasonable prices, head over to Buca.
This restaurant is no longer an option f ...
This restaurant is no longer an option for large group business or family dinners. The team is poorly trained, the space below is hot and stuffy (no A/C that evening ) and the food was poor quality. Hopefully they can reverse this as it has been a fun and easy night for large parties in the past.
Our waiter, Jimmy was outstanding. Very ...
Our waiter, Jimmy was outstanding. Very outgoing and personable. The food was huge portions. There was 5 of us, and we ordered the small plates and that was plenty. The Colossal Sundae was huge and yummy. We really had a good time. I would recommend this place to families and friends.
Having been to Buca Di Beppo before, the ...
Having been to Buca Di Beppo before, the experience was as we had expected. Staff was very friendly and attentive. With the large portions, there was plenty to go around for our party. Our only disappointment was that the free birthday cake offer was not available to us even though we included a note in our Open Table reservation stating we were a large group celebrating a birthday. So no cake and no song for our birthday guest. (Some type of code is required from the Buca Di Beppo website is required to utilize this offer. There was no flexibility with this.)
The restaurant was alovely place to celebrate
All went well,food was really delicious and plenty to eat, only our waitress took so long to ask us if we needed anything else, we always had to look for her. I knew she has other tables to attend but our family was aliitle annoy.
I would never recommend this restaurant ...
I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to celebrate anything. Our waiter Juan was one of the most inconsiderate and inattentive workers I have ever met. He consistently forgot to check in and knew absolutely nothing about the menu or wine choices. His rudeness was not welcomed. I will never return if he has the chance of being our server. The food was good but it took way too long.
Food is good. Service is hit or miss. At ...
Food is good. Service is hit or miss. At times hostess seems as though they don't know what to do or too lazy to walk down the stairs to show us where to seat. Restaurant was pretty much empty but the hostess sat us at a table where the light was burnt out above us so it was kind of dark. Also, service can be pretty slow when no one else is around. I believe when there's more customers, the server will come around more often. That one day, we waited at least 30 minutes for our food when there were no customers. I had to search for someone to ask him to check on our order.
However, when things run well, the host and server can be very efficient and everyone is happy.
Fun Dining Night Out
We have always enjoyed going to the various Buca Di Beppo places in other cities. Although not a San Francisco based restaurant, it is many steps above other chain restaurants. The atmosphere fits in the SF dining scene. Feels neighborly and it wouldn't be out of place if it were in North Beach.
We went to Buca to get some pasta and we were not disappointed! The Shrimp Florentine was out of this world! Cheap, easy, delicious. Service was incredible with server Jessika! She was a delight to be around and gave great recommendations.
Beware! The portions are large!
Will go again!
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