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Buca Di Beppo - San Francisco

855 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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  • Buca Di Beppo - San Francisco
    Janson Wigo
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    3 Nov 13, 2013

    A fun family style restaurant with medium to big plates meant for sharing. Pizza and pasta is scrumptious and I really enjoyed the eggplant parm over pasta.

    Recommended for:Foodies
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  • Buca Di Beppo - San FranciscoCommunity ManagerAmbassadorPro 2014
    Keane
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    4 Nov 10, 2013

    Buca di Beppo is NOT an authentic Italian joint, so don't come here expecting the best of Italy. It's an Italian-AMERICAN joint, with big portions, garish decor and an unapologetically fun vibe. Still, the food is tasty, the service is phenomenal and the layout of the restaurant is exciting. Bring a group to share the food, or come for lunch when you can order smaller plates. The bar is fun as well, and house wines run at $7 per glass. Not too bad!

    Recommended for:Business TravelersFoodies
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  • Buca Di Beppo - San FranciscoPro 2014
    Fran V.
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    4 Jul 16, 2013

    Awesome family style Italian restaurant. Great place for large groups. It gets noisy and crowded during dinner. Food is good and mainly served family style. Advance reservations are highly recommended for larger parties. Always a good time at Buca Di Beppo.

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  • Buca Di Beppo - San Francisco
    Luke Maffei
    3 Jul 26, 2012

    There actually aren't that many family style Italian restaurants in SF, which is why Buca can skate by. Their food is subpar, but you can sit a group of 20. So what's Buca Di Beppo? It's a solution!

    Plus, hipsters eat here ironically.

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  • Buca Di Beppo - San Francisco
    stephylynne9
    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Its a chain, what can I say. Very predictable. Don't go if you're vegan, even the salad dressing has egg in it.

    Recommended for:Vegetarian
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  • Buca Di Beppo - San Francisco
    yael wagner
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    3 Jul 04, 2012

    have your expectation set right:
    large portions
    caters to large groups - its proximity to Mosocne makes it an idea location for group dinners.
    no dish thing will leave you speechless happy but it's fresh, done just right, if not very imaginative. price fair, not cheap.
    passed the lemon test.
    PORTIONS ARE LARGE! BEWARE. must share or admit you are out to pig out.

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  • Buca Di Beppo - San FranciscoPro 2014
    Rhia R.
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    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Been here a handful of times, but my most recent visit was the best to date. A friend celebrated her birthday and ordered a good amount of food for a table of 18 people. Out of everything, I liked the bruschetta, penne san remo, linguini frutti di mare, and eggplant parmigiana. Their pizza was average, but it was a little burnt on the bottom (blech). The birthday girl was presented with 2 slices of celebration cake after dinner. According to the site, it says it's red velvet. But when is red velvet ever bright red? Looked pretty scary, and pretty much tasted like regular white cake with a massive amount of food coloring in it (true that Chantie G.). Maybe not the best place for dessert, but they're pretty on point with their pasta. Stephanie was our waiter and gave 5 star service. Unfortunately, other than the fact that the portions are huge for family style dining, nothing else really stands out. Hence the "a-OK" rating.

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  • Buca Di Beppo - San Francisco
    JohnMichael
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    3 Jul 04, 2012

    So....my cousin graduated from the Academy of Arts....and I was starving. The line to get out of the underground parking by SF City Hall was long..so I went commando and went up the entrance side effectively avoiding a head on collision on the one way ramp. ;D

    We headed to Buca...where else would I prefer to go for such a large group and a bar that reminds of being in Vegas? Ok, the pasta isn't great by any length of the word, but it's alright. The thing is I guess given that I always order the same thing....which I guess isn't such a good think since I pretty much pigeonhole myself and never try anything new. I'm working on it. But till I get that down you'll find me ordering the Chicken Saltimbocca....oh yeah! And if you take a look at my avatar picture....you'll notice that I LOVE THE TIRIMISU......I had asked for the bigger spoon.......in a family of filipinos you know it's not how fast you can eat, but how much you cat get each time you get your spoon in...and I won't hesitate to knock your spoon out of your hand.

    When you come to eat with us, you best come correct. lmao

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  • Buca Di Beppo - San Francisco
    Felipe Cerda
    5 Jul 20, 2012

    This is probably the best italian restaurant I've been to. Totally recommended!

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  • Buca Di Beppo - San Francisco
    Thomas Gonçalves
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Great service, food, and variety!!! Not expensive!

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  • Buca Di Beppo - San Francisco
    Danny Bloomfield
    3 May 09, 2011
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  • Buca Di Beppo - San Francisco
    Craig Kellar
    3 Jul 27, 2011
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    Gary McCormick
    3 Feb 18, 2013
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    3 Oct 06, 2011
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3.5 out of 5
14 members' reviews
1,312 people visited Buca Di Beppo - San Francisco
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    Moderate$$
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  • Open Hours:

    Lunch & Dinner daily
  • Phone:

    (415) 543-7673

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