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Buca di Beppo

1921 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
+1 760-479-2533
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“baked ziti” (2 reviews)
“veal” (2 reviews)
“family style” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1921 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We ordered Cesar salad and baked Ziti. The Cesar salad had wilted discolored lettuce on the top in clear view. The baked Ziti was over cooked and had almost no flavor to it. I've had the Ziti at other Bucca de Beppos and loved it....More

Thank craftywriter
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Very tasty, tons of food. The place was relatively empty so I'm not sure why we had to wait so long to be seated. They seemed understaffed, but the food was very good and we had a wonderful time. We would absolutely go back. Our...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 8 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
Reviewed 23 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 reviewResponded 28 February 2017

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!

Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank jsp3
Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 17 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
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank db7477
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Restaurant Details

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