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Buca di Beppo

643 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1610
+1 650-329-0665
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average24%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (4 reviews)
“family style” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
643 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1610
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

It enlighten you when first step in the table areas. The colours, decoration and photos attracts you. Photos are hanged all over the walls show Italian elements. Passion in religion, football, sexy girls. The food is out of question Italian taste. Most extinguished, family portion....More

Thank Ken C
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

We're so glad you had such a great time with us. We look forward to seeing you back soon!

Reviewed 24 April 2017

This reminds me of Carmine's in NYC. Meals are meant to be family style and the menu is great! Kids got specialty drinks in flashing cups, so they were thrilled! We ordered a chicken limone, which was almost inedible. It's basically cheap frozen chicken with...More

Thank santaluvsme
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thanks for reaching out to address your concerns. We have contacted the management team to make them aware of the food quality of the chicken limone you've experienced from this location, as there is always room for improvement! We hope to see you again real...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

My son really wanted to go here after playing baseball against Stanford (he's with OSU and we won). Very busy with multiple sports team but got in sooner than projected. We sat outside to wait and they texted me to come inside to be seated....More

Thank KAtwood21
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Food is just average but the atmosphere is festive and if you've got large (un-discerning) group, so for it. Very very loud.More

Thank SHADDACalifornia
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Ciao! I am so happy to hear you had a great time at Buca di Beppo! We pride ourselves in delivering great service, food, and overall fun dining atmosphere, (we do apologies it was too loud). Thank you for your feedback and we hope to...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Everyone was so nice. We had a large group and the food didn't even take long! The servers were very nice and the food was delicious, in particular we loved the Eggplant Chicken Parmesana and this spicy pasta dish that I can't remember what it...More

Thank Olivia Valeria B
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The place is amazing! Different from other "Italian restaurants" around, this one makes you feel like you're in Italy. The entrance is through the kitchen - really nice! The food is impeccable and the staff really friendly! Approved.

Thank rfmilanez
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I loved their pepperoni pizza. Interesting ambiance and I love that one goes through the kitchen to get to the restaurant.

Thank 257teresa101
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

What are you willing to suffer through for your teenagers and 100 of their best friends? Apparently I had to suffer through Buca. Service was just horrific, slow, disorganized and .....just unspeakable. Who brings dessert and dumps it on the table before clearing dishes from...More

Thank JVDZ7
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

if you like italian food give this place a try you will be glad you did. lunch is not as busy as dinner, i had the lasagna and pizza and it was great but whatever you do don't leave without trying garlic bread uuuuu uuuu..

Thank intudamalu
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Unfortunately, that's about the best I can say for the place. Great for a large, kids party. Too noisy, too cramped, dark, and claustrophobic. My meatballs, were large, but buried under too much sauce, to find out how they tasted. Stuffed mushrooms were cold, flavorless....More

Thank sirmeandt
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

We are truly sorry to hear about your experience at our Palo Alto location. Our service and food quality should remain consistent in all of our locations nationwide. We would really like a chance to make things right. If you could please respond to my...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 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: 643 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1610
  • Public Transportation: We are very close to the Palo Alto BART station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-329-0665
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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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