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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.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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
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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
Overall, we had a good experience. The food was great and the service was great. Unfortunately, we showed up 20 minutes early for our reservation and were told we would have to wait due to overbooking. The wait didn't bother us so much but when we were seated we got table that felt like we were in a dungeon. The air conditioning didn't reach the room that we were in, so durin GBP dinner we were extremely warm. The service and food did make up for a lot though.
The is the first time in years (over 10) since I've been to a Buca di Beppo. The reason I stopped going is because the food hadn't been good the last few times I ate there. We had a large party from work and picked Buca di Beppo because it could accommodate our party easily. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of food. OK, it isn't your gourmet Italian food but for a chain restaurant serving large portions family style, the food was great! Service was awesome! We spent a pleasant afternoon there.
Our waiter was nice, however he had no support and the service was extremely slow (so slow, I had to get extra wine glasses from the bar!). The portions are plentiful, but the food is just ok. Search for better Italian places before settling on dining here.
We a,ways enjoy Bucca de Beppo. We absolutely love the chicken stuffed with prosciutto and cheese with a creamy pesto sauce - the absolute best. That and tha Apple Gorgonzola salad - what a feast. A little on the pricey side, and you have to like eating family style.
We were a group of 14 people attending the RSA Conference. The drinks and even water for the table took between 20 and 40 minutes (not all drinks came at the same time). Appetizers and main course took 45 mins to over 1 hr respectively, after placing the orders. I even had to get up to get spoons as we did not have silverware after the tiramisu was delivered to the table. Our waitress did all she could, but the restaurant was clearly understaffed and/or there was a huge back-up in the kitchen and at the bar. Net result: The worst group dining experience in recent memory.
Portions are good for sharing. They serve them family style. Food tastes good.
Service is usually mediocre. I wasn't offered any bread nor did the waiter check to see if I needed anything else.
Overall I rated it Very Good because the food was good. I'm simple so I didn't really need anything else so I can overlook the fact that the waiter never checked back with me to see if I needed anything.
We had 8 people celebrating a birthday. The lady from the bar started to take our order then appeared to be upset from her facial expression. She was a replaced by a male waiter who was great. The lady behind the bar should not have any public contact because we could read her feelings like a book. We did nothing to upset her.
I was commenting to my friend with whom I was dining that it is hard for an Italian restaurant to serve authentic Italian food due to the different regions and the influence of Italian-American variations. We agreed to share a pasta dish that was made with several ingredients with pasta called "cavatelli". However, when it was brought to us, the pasta that was used was not cavatelli but "fusilli rigati". I didn't want to send it back and my friend would have seen it as a minor detail so I said nothing.
The dish was very good but I think that the pasta selection should have been accurate.
Great food, great atmosphere. Expensive, but well worth it. Only complaint was we were forgotten for about 10 mins until i flagged someone down to serve us. The hostess also seemed extremely tired of dealing with people that night, being very short with customers. However, can't blame her or the waiter. Was a very busy night.
Bucca used to be a favorite spot for family dining BUT times have changed. The food is okay, just okay, nothing special and definitely no longer worth the high prices. Our table ordered the small spaghetti and meatballs (the entire reason for the trip) and were terribly disappointed. The sauce was runny and did not have a lot of flavor. The sauce wasn't bland it was just nothing special. The meatballs!! Now those were BLAND! There was very little seasoning in the meatballs; for that matter, very little seasoning in the whole dish. One part that made no sense to me, why are there 2 meatballs on the small portion but only 3 on the large portion (priced at $42.99)???? On the other hand, the cocktails (Sparkling Solerno) which is a new cocktail, was absolutely delicious and the Cheesy Florentine Bread was perfection!!! Side note: if you order the Sparkling Solerno make sure the bartender cuts the syrupy sweetness with a little Club Soda. It's not part of the drink but our bartender (an absolute doll) made this change for us and it made our cocktails wonderful! Overall, I was disappointed with a place that used to be one of my favorites. Bucca - you need a lot of work in the kitchen!!!
The decor and atmosphere is as kitschy as it gets. Red check vinyl table cloths, vintage pictures of celebs that I doubt many have even stepped foot in the place and old 50's & 60's music. For the price I expect better than plastic water cups & cutlery wrapped in paper napkins. The menu with pictures of the meals kind of says it all and had we not been really limited in places to eat for Christmas dinner we may have just run out of the place.
Overall the food was acceptable and we thought the calamari and chicken saltimboca were good. The stuffed mushrooms were much too rich for our liking. Their house white wine was not bad. Only outdated American Italian restaurants have veal parmigiana on the menu and this restaurant and menu badly needs an overhaul.
As far as value for money I would say the price tag was a little rich! It is one of those places where they mistake quality for quantity as noted with the big doggy bag sacks people are taking home.
Considering it was Christmas, the service was good and the wait staff were friendly.
Would we go back? Absolutely not! However, the place was jammed so obviously there are people out there that go for what the Buck di Beppo offers.
First, we were made to wait for over 20 minutes with a reservation. Then we were told that the computer indicated our entire party was not yet present, even though all three Of is presented to the podium upon arrival.
Once seated, service was poor. Table was dirty when we were seated and there was no salt and pepper on the table. We were told there was no calamari left, yet the tables seated after us received large calamari appetizers. The salad arrived while we were still waiting for the wine. Bread was not brought until multiple requests were made.
After the meal, rather than the server offering to box the leftovers, boxes were broth to the table with no bag. Multiple requests for a bag were made.
Had dinner on Christmas eve. Our waiter was very distracted and un-attentive. It took him over 30 minutes to even acknowledge our presence but was enjoying taking pictures with a group at another table. He ordered our salad and appetizer but forgot to put in the order for the rest of the food as it took over 45 minutes after the salad was served and came only after we got up and found another service person to go check on it. The food was mixed, the veal was tough and overcooked but the pasta made to order was very good. As the prices at this restaurant go up, the quality of service and food also needs to be elevated for us to consider returning.
Opted for a late lunch following the SF Nutcracker performance. Myself and my daughter arrived an hour early for our reservation and were seated within 5 minutes. We had tons of food leftover given this food was family style, but was fun nonetheless and since I didn't know of any other Italian establishments in the area it worked, but did come at a price tag of $100 for two people. Wouldn't visit again due to the portion sizes and being a single mother.
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