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Buca di Beppo

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855 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3009 (4th & 5th Streets)
+1 415-543-7673
11:00 - 22:00
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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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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You know what you are getting. A step up from Olive Garden, with large family style plates of too much pasta that's overcooked. But the tastes are all good, the manager was very helpful and friendly, and although it's not cheap, in this city nothing is. Only downside was it smelled bad in the lower floor dining area. Maybe that... More 

Thank jasonjarvis
Calabasas, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We tried to have an early dinner for 20 adults. We were seated in an empty area and in walked 40 or 50 college women who repeatedly broke out in cheers and screams in celebration. We could not hear ourselves. The food and drink was slow and served in no apparent order. And when it was served, a photographer jammed... More 

Severn, Maryland
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I have Italians in my family, I have Italians as my close friends, and I have visited Italy more than once! Buca is real Italian food, served as if you were in an Italian family home. I have never seen anyone leave a Buca hungry, holding their tummies from being so full of good food, yes! I could write a... More 

Thank CaptainJWcourt
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Have been visiting SF for 3 years and this place always catch my eye. What a deception. Place is nice, but variety is small... an italian place with no gnocci? Only 5 types of pizza On the other hand, service was top notch. Prices...jeje, its SF....25.00 for a pizza 8 for a beer...

Thank c A
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017

If you like pizzas don't eat here. Not real pizzas. The decoration is good but the place have a strange smell. They only have big pizzas (for 2 or 3 persons).

Thank carolinafq
San Diego, California
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We enjoy Buca at home so we decided to book here for Thanksgiving on our vacation to SF. The place was packed and we had to wait (standing for much of the time) 30 minutes past our reservation time. The Thanksgiving dinner was very good and had a nice variety - could also order off the regular menu.

Thank CAMusicMom
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101 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

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... More 

Thank Triplanner
New Orleans, Louisiana
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132 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

First time at a Buca Beyond the music, not very impressed Pretty standard fare Had a meatball sub for lunch Was just ok

Thank tbII
Rowland Heights, California
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Food was outstanding, as well as the service!!!! Great selection of food and it was so close to my hotel! Great location!!!!

Thank DonnaWolf7
Quezon City, Philippines
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164 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is a fun restaurant for big families having a celebration -- the servings are big and not expensive and surprisingly tasty! I usually don't trust big chain Italian restaurants but this one did not necessary feel like a chain. The servers super accommodating and tables are really for big groups. There were two other groups celebrating birthdays as well... More 

Thank phoenixmemphis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Italian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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: 855 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3009
    (4th & 5th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: BART Powell St. station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-543-7673
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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