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Buca di Beppo

1921 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
+1 760-479-2533
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good36%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“baked ziti” (2 reviews)
“family style” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1921 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Italian restaurant, says immigrants restaurant because large portion, I’m visiting since 2000, prices rises a lot and portions dropped and filled business lost a lot of customers and decor still is same, flavors basically continued almost same

Thank Paulo R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, it's a chain. But, with that being said, I still like going there. It has an Italian family restaurant feel to it, lending itself to large groups. You can certainly pay a lot more for good Italian food, but you really don't need to....More

Thank kasadalace
Reviewed 11 May 2018

I guess this is an OK place for a party or small group. If you're looking for excellent food, keep looking. It has a unique motif and serves fairly standard menu items. I thought the service was slow at our recent visit. I think the...More

Thank Exoson
Reviewed 25 November 2017

In town for a soccer tournament and our team enjoyed a great Thanksgiving meal at Buca di Beppo. The food was delicious and the staff was outstanding!

Thank Randy M
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Our bartender/server Trevor was great. He works there full time while attending college and is amazing at his job. The chicken marsala sauce is quite sweet, but I enjoyed it. The alfredo sauce was much thinner than other places. Chicken parm is good.

Thank marc c
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We brought in an extended family of 25 and our table was ready in ten minutes. Very special, two prime servers plus backups, stunning variety of Italian food; a very special meal. But be very careful about portions: when they say a "small" of anything...More

Thank Smitty09876
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on a Monday evening should have realised on arrival that being only two other dinners that this may have been a mistake. Food was either bland or overly spicy service was poor as though they wanted to be closed. Menu is a...More

Thank IzzysDad
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I specified NO BOOTH, because the booths are tight. Reserved two weeks ahead. I had to call a manager, as the waiter said nothing else was available... Manager found us a great table for seven. Cannot say the food was all that... Started with a...More

Thank genevievebgreen
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We came to Buca di Beppo while I was visiting southern California, we were greeted with enthusiasm and warmth by the host staff. They saw that we were traveling with one of the oldest WW2 Veterans and alerted the manager on Duty, Mike, who also...More

Thank Amylynn616
Reviewed 30 July 2017

After a long day at Legoland we were happy, tired and hungry. Not wanting fast food, we chose Buca di Beppo in Carlsbad. We had a great meal with lots of food. Since it was a Saturday night, we waited a short time to get...More

Thank C. M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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