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Buca di Beppo

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1000 Universal Studios Blvd, Ste G101, Los Angeles, CA 91608-1082 (Cahuenga)
+1 818-509-9463
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Bendigo, Australia
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252 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Four of us went for dinner, we were not particularly hungry so shared two pizzas. All dishes are designed to share with a small feeding 2-3 people and large 4-5. We all enjoyed the pizzas and a New Zealand Sav Blanc which was nice but certainly not cheap. Efficient and friendly service. The restaurant was a bit smelly which was... More 

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Gandhinagar, India
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We went there on Wednesday night a couple of days ago. It was our friend's birthday and we were looking for a veg friendly place since my husband is a vegetarian. We reach there and were told there was a 25 mins wait. Even though we were really hungry we decided to wait because I really wanted to try the... More 

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London, UK
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Why wife and I came in for dinner on a Tuesday night after catching a movie. We were seated quickly - the welcome host was polite but his face clearly read that he wanted to close up for the night and we were going to delay that. We were taken to a table in a section of the restaurant -... More 

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Thank TommoTravels
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about your recent experience, this is certainly not the impression we want our guests to leave with. We pride ourselves in delivering great service, food, and overall dining atmosphere. We really do appreciate your feedback and hope you give us the chance to make it right! Please reply to my direct message so we can... More 

Tipp City
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We visited for Dinner following a day at Universal Studios. Service was excellent and food was very good. Meals are served family style. Small serves 2-3 people and large 4-6 (I believe). We ordered some cheesy garlic bread and two small dishes for the 4 of us and had left overs. Kind of touristy, but nice touch was the little... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the food. A small portion is enough to feed 3 people. Side note: Do not order a bellini, comes in a suuuuper tiny glass, not enough booze for this chick lol

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Thank shae l
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write this lovely review from your recent Buca di Beppo dining experience! Thank you for joining our Famiglia and we hope to celebrate with you real soon! More 

Baguio, Philippines
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

They ask you what you're celebrating as they walk you to your seats. When you can think of none, they suggest "togetherness?". Small entree will feed 2-3 persons and large will feed more. Make sure to read what's included in the entree. I ordered chicken Marsala and it came with just chicken, some mushrooms in a sweet sauce. No other... More 

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Thank Jennifer D
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review

We are happy to hear of the great time you had at Buca di Beppo. We look forward to celebrating with you again soon! More 

San Leandro, CA
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241 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

One of my favorite restaurants at home but this visit just did not do it for me. The food was good but since it was just my son and I we had a hard time ordering since everything is family style and portions except for the kids meals. We had the calamari and we finished the portion by ourselves- not... More 

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Thank mariard
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review as our customer’s feedback is very important to us. We apologize the family style dining you experienced was not up to our usual standards. Our lunch time portions are perfect or smaller groups, however they are not offered during our dinner time. We hope to celebrate with you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is located in city walk decided to try since we were already there wasn't the greatest.. We had to walk a lot of stairs up to our table kinda smell funky... The food taste wasn't all that I order large ceaser salad for 5 people was enough, chicken marinara was ok not all that. I think it was a... More 

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Thank Roctorres33
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review as our customer’s feedback is very important to us. We apologize the food quality may not have been up to our usual standards. We will certainly contact management and make them aware of the situation to ensure it does not reoccur in the future. We do hope you... More 

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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The menu can be intimidating for first timers and larger groups. The items are designed to feed several people (small 3 large 5). The prices can be intimidating also (Alfredo fettuccini @ $21 looks high but serves 3). I would suggest one person make the decisions for the group. This worked out best for us abd made out easier on... More 

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bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review

Great advice! Thanks for the feedback and we hope you visit us again soon! More 

Jeddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I tired the one in New York and it was amazing, this one is great as well, the small portion will feed up to 3 people so make sure not to order much, the experience is great and the food is authentic

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Thank Marwan B
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Our portions are pretty generous to ensure no one goes home hungry. Visit us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Cuisine
Italian, Soups, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Universal Studios Blvd, Ste G101, Los Angeles, CA 91608-1082
    (Cahuenga)
  • Public Transportation: Metro subway stop at Universal Studios.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-509-9463
Description
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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