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Buca di Beppo - CLOSED

1442 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2302
+1 310-587-2782
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (13 reviews)
“pizza” (19 reviews)
“family style” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1442 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2302
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Reviews (235)
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1 - 10 of 146 reviews

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We ordered the garlic bread, spicy chicken rigatoni and prosciutto stuffed chicken, everything was tasty and fresh. The service was a little slow.

Thank pepsmonster
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Thanks for taking the time to write this review as our customers feedback is very important to us! We do apologize the service you experienced was slow but we are happy to hear you enjoyed your meals. Visit us again soon!

Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The overall service and food quality here are top notch. Staff are friendly and efficient, meal portions are generous, and the desserts are rich and delectable.

Thank TravelRobs
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Thanks so much for the positive feedback! We are happy to hear you enjoy Buca and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, stupidly large portions, and great service but no taste. Ordered Spaghetti and meatballs and it was so plans tasting. Meatballs were slightly burnt and they came basically no sauce. Would have asked for extra if the waiter bothered to come back. Mostly plan...More

Thank K2service
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

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 was not up to our usual standards. We will certainly contact management and make them aware of the situation...More

Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Had some pasta and cannoli, food waa very good, service decent, only bad thing was the toilet - dirty and smelled bad.

Thank Drazen M
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2016

Thanks for the feedback! We will take note of the restrooms as we pride ourselves in cleanliness and would certainly not like to leave a bad impression on our guests. We do hope you visit us again soon!

Reviewed 4 July 2016

Just so you know, it's an Italian-American food chain but it's one of my favorites. We decided to stop here during lunch because we only had 2 hours to see the beach and eat.. We had an amazing experience! We order one small pasta bowl...More

1  Thank Pedro G
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2016

Ciao and thank you for your positive review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meals at Buca di Beppo and hope you visit us again soon!

Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Amazing. Fantastic and delicious! The pasta bowl for 2-3 was more than enough for myself and my girlfriend. Cocktails were lovely too! Really enjoyable evening.

Thank Walkabou
bucalove, Public Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Sounds like a perfect date night! Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 24 June 2016

We met friends there to celebrate a birthday, the table accommodated a lot of us and the food never stopped. It's a bit noisy, but good for those who are on a budget, big eaters, and with children. The food was good by everyone's standards...More

Thank L B
bucalove, Guest Relations Manager at Buca di Beppo, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Thanks for the positive review! We are great for large parties and celebratory events. We hope to celebrate with you again soon!

Reviewed 17 June 2016

I went here because it was close to my hotel, I was hungry and it was nearly 9pm. It was a mistake. This is fake Italian. All the trappings – pictures on the walls, various memorabilia – speak of a great and glorious Italian heritage,...More

1  Thank JohnSB3
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Menu takes the typical pizza group order (eg 3 large pizzas for 9 people) and extends it to most entrees. So you buy the 'large' veal parmigiana which serves 5. The result of this with ample antipastos and deserts is not a romantic dinner but...More

Thank manumissionpending
Reviewed 20 May 2016

I am not sure how this restaurant passed me by. I have never been here. Heck, I have never even heard of this place. BUT MAN IT WAS GOOD. Food was amazing. Service was perfect!!! Family style dinners, so large plates you can split. Great...More

Thank amber_potts
Nearby
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1442 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2302
    (Broadway & Santa Monica)
  • Public Transportation: Blue Bus - Ocean Avenue and Santa Monica stop.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-587-2782
  • E-mail
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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