Twinkling lights and the smell of freshly made pastas fill the air. If you are taking your family out to dinner for a hearty meal, Buca di Beppo is the place to go. Their dishes are ENORMOUS and even their small sizes can feed up to two to three people. No judgement will be given if you can devour the plate on your own though. Walking through numerous fun and festively decorated dining rooms when getting seated at your table plays an exciting part in your guest experience.
Fun Fact: Buca di Beppo means “in Joe’s Basement.” Each restaurant is supposed to replicate the first Buca di Beppo that was opened in a basement of a Minneapolis apartment building. That’s why their ceilings are low, there is no windows, and the walls are lined with photos of Italian immigrants and artifacts from the post-war years.
At the intersection of Highways 57 and 90, your Brea Buca serves hundreds of delicious Italian specialties every day for lunch and dinner. A variety of options are on the menu including Chopped Antipasti Salad, Chicken Saltimbocca, or a simple Supremo Italiano Pizza. Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken, stuffed with mozzarella & prosciutto, served with Buca di Beppo's homemade marinara & pesto cream sauce, is an all time favorite of mine.
Reserve your table in the kitchen where you can see the magic happen before your eyes! Watching big platters get plated and walking out of the kitchen will get your mouth salivating before yours arrives but trust me, it's worth the wait.
Buca di Beppo opened in Brea on Thursday, Nov 11th, 1999.
In 1993, Twin Cities restaurateur Phil Roberts teamed up with restaurant manager Joseph Micatrotto to open Buca Little Italy. They later expanded their idea to create an "unchained chain" restaurant (Buca di Beppo,) in multiple locations throughout the US. They wanted a place where families could come together to dine on great great food, while enjoying the kitschy atmosphere to keep the conversation going.
Each guest that walks through our front doors is considered part of our famiglia. We want to welcome each guest into our home and have them feel comfortable enough to eat way too much pasta, drink way too much wine, and bond with their family and friends.
What makes us different than other restaurants is that we strive to be number on in celebratory dining. We want to be the first place you think of when your Mom/Dad are celebrating a birthday, when your sister/brother is getting married, or your son/daughter is graduating. Our large, family-style service is perfect for large groups. There is not celebration that is too big or small for Buca di Beppo!
Source: ASHLEY SIMMONDS SALES MANAGER – BUCA DI BEPPO BREA