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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, 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 - San Francisco Ratings and Reviews
After day long meeting, it is very warm ...
After day long meeting, it is very warm and comfortable to have dinner at Buca di Beppo. Staff there is very friendly and helpful.
Great place to eat for large groups! Fun ...
Great place to eat for large groups! Fun environment 😊
Crazy busy on Mother's Day and a few of ...
Crazy busy on Mother's Day and a few of our orders weren't exactly right but we always have a good time and the food is consistently good.
Sat at the bar. Staff was rowdy, loud, a ...
Sat at the bar. Staff was rowdy, loud, and fooling around with each other in front of customers. They also complained about the quality of the pasta to each other.
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.
Ok. Classic Italian but I can't say it ...
Ok. Classic Italian but I can't say it was the best. Better stuff else where. Fun atmosphere.
Our waitress was fantastic and the food ...
Our waitress was fantastic and the food delicious! Great place to bring family!
Steven was awesome... Please try to sit ...
Steven was awesome... Please try to sit large parties together and smaller parties away from the madness
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 quite slow even wh ...
Food is good. Service quite slow even when there is hardly any customers. Need to be more maintenance conscious. They sat me at a table where the light bulb has been burnt out for the past month. It is dark.
I gave the tip $5.88 but they charged my ...
I gave the tip $5.88 but they charged my card $10.00. Better watch out!
Fun for large family gatherings and larg ...
Fun for large family gatherings and large birthday celebrations. Delicious food!
Always a great time at Buca Di Beppo. Fo ...
Always a great time at Buca Di Beppo. Food was good, service not so good. Maybe it was an off night due to rain and wind.
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!
This restaraunt did not score any points with me.
To begin our hostess kept shuffling us back and forth between tables. Then we were told we could only split our tab into 2 receipts. The waitress took forever to come over and take our orders and even longer to put bread on the table (we had to ask for vinegar & oil). Our food came and it was cold. One of our guests did not get her dinner until most of us were done; and they did not remove it from the bill. We were told the stoves were malfunctioning that night. The price for the food was over-rated. The food would have been better served hot. I will not be booking any more reservations at any of the Buca di Beppos.
Took almost 20 min to get our check then ...
Took almost 20 min to get our check then when we did they messed up and made us wait to another 20 min by the crowded front door. I used to like this place but this experience kinda ruined off or me especially on New Years when we had somewhere to be.
Service was good and food cooked to my l ...
Service was good and food cooked to my liking. I went early to avoid the crowds. The restaurant can get really busy then the wait time can be very long and unpleasant.
Good was great but didn't come out all a ...
Good was great but didn't come out all at once or even close to one another. We ended up canceling the last dish.
Came for Xmas day dinner. They were crow ...
Came for Xmas day dinner. They were crowded but we were seated quickly. Service was slow but they were packed. Food was okay- which is the highest compliment for any chain restaurant. They ran out of a lot of items but it was Xmas day so I can't fault them there. Overall I wouldn't normally come here but it was Xmas and I had family in town.
I came here for Christmas dinner with my friends visiting from overseas. Parking was hard to find since it's located in SOMA. While I made a reservation for 11 people, when I got there, my friends said they were seated at a 9 people table. With tight spacing next to the other table, we had to find a staff to get us another table (it's Christmas Day and everybody was so busy and we couldn't find our host). Food was decent as other locations. We were disappointed that they ran out of their popular tiramisu...
We went for Christmas dinner & even though we made reservations a week in advance, we still had to wait almost an hour (standing room only). Once seated, we decided on about 4 family style entrees. After about 10 minutes our waiter informs us that the restaurant was completely out of chicken. Joking right? NOPE. Great planning ahead Bucca! Never again.
Our waitress Darlene was the best so mak ...
Our waitress Darlene was the best so making our selection of food was made easier with her help. Food was great and my husband enjoyed his whole bottle of Chianti immensely.
Used them for a large party. Hostess s ...
Used them for a large party. Hostess sat us at the wrong table which was not set up. We waited 15 min before we were moved. Food is consistent and always good and plentiful. The waiter brought out the wrong salad we ordered. We had to ask for refills on our drinks. The supplement offered for the vegetarian in the group didn't come with the dinner and we had to ask for it. Which came late.
We had a great time. I wish they had ro ...
We had a great time. I wish they had round tables where you see and speak to your entire party.
I want to sit in the spinning Pope room!
The food is solid. Portions are huge. They can accommodate large parties and the price is very reasonable. Given it proximity to the Moscone Convention Center, its a sure bet for convention goers so pick good dates for your large group. The bruschetta came in a gigantic martini glass! The small portion of the chicken parm came with 3 large cutlets. The place could use a bit of freshing up though. And even though it wasn't that busy, there was a bit of a lag between our apps and the main entrée, especially since they were so quick to clear our apps plates.
Best for large hungry groups. Perfect fo ...
Best for large hungry groups. Perfect for parties,
Will not be going back. Our issue was resolved.
Even though our issue was resolved it doesn't take back our time lost. We had a special night planned with our children but it turned into a disaster. Night ruined.
Insufficient staff, it wasThanksgiving weekend and they didn't have enough staff. The staff they did have was nice but the one server downstairs was running ragged and there was a long wait for the food.
Always plenty of good food.
we had reservation for our group at 5:00pm, they didn't seat us till 5:30. that was annoying.
Nice place to dine.
The food was good. We went on thanksgiving day and it was really busy. Its a big restaurant. Our server was helping so many people at one time but he did a good job though. I can't complain. Overall a great place to dine.
Great food for my out of town family visit
I took my out of town family here for thanksgiving and it was perfect. The turkey dinner was delicious as well as the regular menu of itialian. We were warm and comfortable and my family was very happy.
Reliable and good
Buca de Bepo is what it is: good food, freindly servers & staff, ok for kids and a lot of fun for a large group. Maybe not a place for foodies (aka: food snobs), but that isn't what I expect there. With that said, I enjoyed a number of their dishes which because it is served family style, can be sampled (or skipped) that I might not have originally ordered for myself. I will definitely return and recommend it to others.
Usually come here for thanksgiving but i ...
Usually come here for thanksgiving but it was incredibly disorganized and food was dry
Service Slow over Thanksgiving
Our family of 14 had dinner the day before Thanksgiving, to celebrate my nephew's birthday. Our service was much slower than normal. It took a long time for her to take our drink orders, for them to come, then it also took her a long time to take our food order. Our baked ziti took over a half hour to arrive at the table after almost our entire meal was already served. We would have canceled it except a couple of people at the table really wanted some. The waitress was also not very friendly. When we were serving our cake, she did not offer to take away the uneaten ziti to put into a doggie bag. My niece ended up getting up to get the containers herself. We've been here numerous times with large parties, and this experience was truly disappointing.
Disappointing Birthday dinner service :-(
I normally receive above average service at this Buca location, however, on this particular evening, which so happened to be my birthday, the service was way below average. When we first walked in, the restaurant phone was ringing off the hook to which the host was no where to be found. When the host finally showed up (approximately 10 minutes after we arrived) I informed him that I had made reservations at 7:30pm for 6 people. The host told me that he would seat us as soon as my entire party had arrived (the rest of our party arrived 5 minutes later). We were seated almost 30 minutes past our reservation time. We were taken to our table by a gentleman who seemed to have been the manager. He was pretty pleasant. Our server arrived & took our drink orders. She also asked us if we were celebrating a special occasion. I told her it as my birthday. When our server returned, it was a different person. My son ordered milk which he received 15 minutes later, to which the server told us they were out of milk. Our meal came to our table at a pretty decent time. Our food was good as usual. After our meal, our server asked us if we wanted to order dessert. We ordered the cannolis & my boyfriend asked if he would put a candle on it for me to blow out since it's my birthday. We then had to wait 15 minutes for just 3 little cannolis. After our server brought the cannolis & lit the candle, he walked away. I celebrated by birthday at this location last year and I thought for sure the servers sang to the birthday celebrant? Maybe it was because they were about to close and they just wanted us to leave? By the time we left the restaurant, it was almost 10pm. I'm not sure if it was just a bad night, but the reason I return is for the quality of their food & the level of service they provide. I certainly hope it WAS just a bad night because I would hate to think that a popular restaurant such as this has lowered their standards in the service department.
Service was EXTREMELY slow. Took 2hrs an ...
Service was EXTREMELY slow. Took 2hrs and we only ordered 3 dishes along with drinks. One dish was comped due to service being slow. However, the food was delicious!!
Not up to Par
I have been here before in the past with a large group and everything went great, but this time was different. I took my son +15 guests for his 21st birthday and the entire room had a birthday person it seemed. I wanted his dinner to be more special and NOT have to share EVERY other persons birthday. I felt because there were so many other big groups in the same room, that ours was ignored. The food was great once it came out, but it came out at different times which made some guests have to wait to eat while others were already done eating. We had to find our waiter multiple times to just get a refill on a glass of water. Overall I wouldn't come back, and wouldn't recommend it anymore.
Had a party of 10, requested a quiet table and were promised one that was out of the way. Instead we got a table squeezed in between other large tables. Had an idea what to order in advance and, once there, asked for advice on how much to order. Ended up with more than twice as much salad and pasta than we could possibly eat. Service was excruciatingly slow. Once we finished eating we waited 20 minutes for the requested to-go containers to arrive. Once we got these we still ended up busing our own dinner and serving plates. Required management intervention to get pre-requested cake delivered. Cake did not have the requested writing on it and could have served 30. As cake required refrigeration, fortunately we were able to share it with an adjacent table. Manager Ted Lee made some adjustments on the bill for us. Still not sure if we’d bring another large group there.
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