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“Italian family style chain with Large portions and Great food”
Review of Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo
Ranked #216 of 365 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hamilton
Transit: We are very close to the Palo Alto BART station.
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.
Reviewed 16 June 2014

As we waited for our table, watching the kitchen staff prepare diners orders is a treat. Saw the ½ pound meatball, Caesar salad and calamari salad waiting for pick up – made me salivate.

Sabrina, our waitress, and Tommy (happy to be our bus boy) should be commended for their diligence.

We started with the Apple Gorgonzola Salad - Granny Smith apples, spiced walnuts, dried cranberries and Gorgonzola tossed with mixed lettuce in our signature Italian vinaigrette. Extremely refreshing and best to eat this in between each entree to cleanse your palette.

The entrees we selected for our Father's Day dinner were:
Chicken Carbonara - chicken breast, prosciutto, peas and garlic in Alfredo sauce – heavy sauce
Macaroni Rosa - chicken breast, cavatappi pasta, broccoli, mushrooms and peas in rosa sauce – would prefer a bit more broccoli
Shrimp Florentine - garlic shrimp, roma tomatoes and spinach with linguine in garlic butter sauce – this entree was the STAR with our group

No one attempted to eat dessert tonight. As we drove home, we witnessed the Honey Moon.

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Thank Flounder B
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Food is very good but if your not a big eater you might want to go somewhere else. The waiter advertised the small portions as for 2-3 people but easily 4 people can eat. If your with a group the best thing to do is agree on something and then share. As soon as you walk in you'll pass the kitchen on your right and then to the front desk to be seated. The restaurant is very quaintly decorated old Italian style.
A pleasant experience.

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Thank SJU
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

there were 40+ of us - all accommodated upstairs. Pretty quick service given the size of the party: probably helped by having a set menu. Plentiful plates of a good quality - nothing magnificent but hearty. Good ambiance, for a group, probably not great for a quiet meal for two.

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Thank andymwood
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Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

Disclaimer: I went to Buca in a group and had a set menu, I didn't order a la carte.

The meal was good. The food tasty. We ate eggplant parmigiano, chicken parmigiano, some very fresh salads, and two vegetarian pasta dishes.

The staff was also very friendly and efficient.

Thank Talal J
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

I LOVE Buca di Beppo! There's always plenty to look at on the walls, the wait staff are great, the food is fresh and plentiful.

Thank Robyn H
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