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Buca di Beppo

1921 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
+1 760-479-2533
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“ziti” (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

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 30 September 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 ralphwilhelm1
Reviewed 18 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 29 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
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
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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, Delivery, 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: 1921 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009-8402
    (El Camino Real)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-479-2533
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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 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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