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Buca di Beppo

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1921 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402 (El Camino Real)
+1 760-479-2533
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Love the family style Italian dishes! My daughters love coming here and we really enjoy the food and service. The Veal and Chicken Parmigiana are fantastic and highly recommend and leave room for the epic brownie sundae!

Thank Mark P
Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Either in Phoenix or Carlsbad, Bucca is always on point! Food was hot and delicious portions seemed bigger here or maybe they ran out of plates in Phoenix. Server was a young man by the name of Matt. He was very attentive and all smiles.

Thank goodeats112006
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review from your recent experience at Buca di Beppo. From our Famiglia to yours, we look forward to celebrating with you again real soon! More 

San Diego, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We have a rule about never eating out on St. Valentine's Day due to the heavy crowds and lackluster menus. We tried to get around that this year by responding to the frequent email offers from our local Buca di Beppo for a heart shaped meal including lasagna and pizza if I just ordered it online. I succumbed and put... More 

Thank jsp3
San Marcos, California
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1,035 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Our daughter and her family love this restaurant, so we went with them for dinner. I thought the food was good, but nothing to write home about. They do serve "Family Style" with good size portions, so no one goes home hunger. The service was very good and the wait staff made the experience fun. In all it was a... More 

Thank csarchibald
Carlsbad, California
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Not a good place for kids, noise, food and setting. Our kids did not like the table/booth and the waiter with all tattoo's and rings scare some of the kids. Waiter made jokes which the kids or I liked very much

Thank 19037Travel
Carlsbad, California
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257 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Buca's a fun experience. Check out the decor and enjoy the ambiance. Stick to the pasta. My wife swears their salmon is the worst she's ever had. Personally, I think the brownie sundae can cure a multitude of sins but may send you into a diabetic coma. The portions are large but so are the prices.

Thank db7477
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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125 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Went there with friends and their family before the 2 couples headed out on a 15 day cruise. Been to other Buca di Beppo establishments and knew the food and service would be great. We were not disappointed. The pricing is very reasonable and reservations are a must, at least on weekends.

Thank Alan B
Carlsbad, California
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Friendly, especially for famlies. Nice menu I didn't like the photographer coming up and taking pictures without first asking. Ok course she returned and wanted you to buy it. I have one now, my friend bought it, and it is a bad picture. The constant clapping by staff for various events being celebrated became annoying.

Thank Chaps4126
Shenzhen, China
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Buca is famous for its family size portions and that's why we went for a family lunch. Food was ok, bread was free and service was good. I have no complain.

Thank Qodesh
Encinitas, California
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121 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Large portions of great Italian food. Great place for family lunch/dinner. Like the decor, always something to look at.

Thank guinness/currant
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoy Buca di Beppo! Thanks for the positive review and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1921 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
    (El Camino Real)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-479-2533
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 up to two and BUCA LARGE feeds up to four. 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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?