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Buca di Beppo

100 Universal City Plaza, Universal CityWalk Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 91608
+1 818-509-9463
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (18 reviews)
“cheese bread” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal CityWalk Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 91608
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've always wanted to try this place and I was not disappointed. The wait staff was so friendly and helpful. The meals are huge ! I would recommend one for 2 people. The pasta was so delicious and it's really reasonably priced. The walls are...More

Thank Catherineeee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for Roman Italian family style. Full menu of Italian dishes priced at reasonable rates - always consistent for a pasta crave without tricked out prices or dishes.

Thank Flyby0161
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had reservations for our two daughters' birthdays. Went on 9/23/17 at 6:30 p.m. & were seated right away, which was the only good thing about this visit. The waitress, Sydney, acted like we were annoying her. Got the end piece of lasagna which was...More

Thank karenhB3777MW
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Ate dinner here while staying at the Hilton/Universal Studios to celebrate my daughter landing a primo internship. The service was excellent (thank you, Lucia!) and the food was so good! I had the chicken carbonara and my daughter had the ziti -- both were excellent....More

Thank Vivian S
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The three of us had two appetizers, calamari and mini meatballs, and stuffed shells pasta, so the portion size was just right. They were all good dishes, although it turned out that all of them were served with marinara sauce, so they all ended up...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Buca is a family style Italian restaurant, franchised throughout the US. The translation for the name of the place is loosely, "in the basement". I bring this up because most of the seating at the Universal City Walk location for this particular Buca is upstairs....More

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Why is it that every time we visit universal we go here? We always walk out saying "why doesn't it taste as good the one back home". Bucca is one of regular spots at home. We love it...never get a bad meal. Here we order...More

Thank Ayresfam
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

This is disappointing to hear and we're sorry for letting you down. When you have a moment, please private message us your full name, phone number and email, so we can learn more about your visit and try to assist.

Reviewed 29 June 2017

Went for lunch at around 1.30pm at Buca di Beppo which is located in the shopping area just near Universal Studios. We hadn´t realised that the menu for all dishes were Buca Small (serves 2 to 3) or Buca Large (serves up to 5), when...More

Thank mw741002
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here after our long day at universal and it did not disappoint. BEWARE serving sizes are small for 2-3 people or large for 4-5 people, meals are meant to be shared. We had an entree and a main to share and couldn't even...More

Thank Julia i
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Ciao! I am so happy to hear you had a wonderful time at Buca di Beppo! We pride ourselves in delivering great service, food, and overall enjoyable dining atmosphere. Thank you for your helpful review and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We no longer have a Buca near us, so decided to eat here on vacation. So delicious! We recommend a chopped salad with all the goodies and the baked pasta dishes with red sauce. We ended up eating our leftovers the next day, which we...More

Thank COBlueSky
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal CityWalk Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 91608
  • Public Transportation: Metro subway stop at Universal Studios.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-509-9463
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Universal Studios Hollywood
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.
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