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Buca di Beppo

$$ - $$$
Universal City Area
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1000 Universal Studios Blvd, Ste G101, Los Angeles, CA 91608-1082 (Cahuenga)
+1 818-509-9463
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

to start off the staff was amazing, we got to sit at the chef table/Kitchen Table (you ge to see the action). everyone one of the cooks where very entertaining not a down moment the food was good i got the walnut salad with cranberry. very very good.

Thank Jerson F
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch and was appalled by what appeared to be a hygiene issue. We ordered calamari and there was a long hair in the batter. The way the manager dealt with their situation appeared too relaxed which can hint to the tolerance towards such issues. I have done at other outlets and was overly pleased with quality... More 

1 Thank dabbagmm
Red Deer, Canada
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199 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Saturday was very busy. Once we were seated the service was fast. The menu is designed so that you share portions with members of your party, making this restaurant feel like family dining. Food was okay.

Thank Cindy P
Bendigo, Australia
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262 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 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 

Thank Rakehoe
Gandhinagar, India
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

1 Thank sikhasingh
London, UK
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

1 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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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

Thank James D
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

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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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

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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247 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 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 

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Italian, Soups, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Universal Studios Blvd, Ste G101, Los Angeles, CA 91608-1082
  • 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
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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