Buca Di Beppo

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Buca di Beppo is the perfect place for great Italian food and fun! Our family-style dishes are perfect for celebrations and of all sizes.
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415-543-7673

855 Howard Street

San Francisco, CA

94103

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Hours
Monday - Thursday: 11-10 Friday: 11-11 Saturday: 11-11 Sunday: 11-9
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Very bland and no zest to the food! Even homeless won't take leftovers from the restaurant. Been numerous times for parties and haven't enjoyed it once.

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★★☆☆☆

Very bland and no zest to the food! Even homeless won't take leftovers from the restaurant. Been numerous times for parties and haven't enjoyed it once.

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The place has a great atmosphere and is in a pretty cool building. The food is your average chain restaurant menu and is about average. All in all is a pretty average restaurant.

3
★★★☆☆

The place has a great atmosphere and is in a pretty cool building. The food is your average chain restaurant menu and is about average. All in all is a pretty average restaurant.

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This is the perfect place to go with a group of 6 or more. You will need to be patient because there is always a wait and service tends to be slow. But the food is spot on and the atmosphere is fun. In fact, its hard to have a bad time there.

3
★★★☆☆

This is the perfect place to go with a group of 6 or more. You will need to be patient because there is always a wait and service tends to be slow. But the food is spot on and the atmosphere is fun. In fact, its hard to have a bad time there.

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I like going to Buca di Beppo for birthdays or large group gatherings. The portions are huge so you only need to order a few dishes from the menu and there will be enough to fill everyone up.

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★★★★☆

I like going to Buca di Beppo for birthdays or large group gatherings. The portions are huge so you only need to order a few dishes from the menu and there will be enough to fill everyone up.

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I've ben to several birthday dinners here and the food is great and you get large servings. They are a little pricy but believe me it is worth it . It does get hot here but as I said the food is great !!!!!

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★★★★☆

I've ben to several birthday dinners here and the food is great and you get large servings. They are a little pricy but believe me it is worth it . It does get hot here but as I said the food is great !!!!!

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this is a nice place for a large party so that everyone could split the bill it can get very expensive but the food is really good. The chicken is great.

3
★★★☆☆

this is a nice place for a large party so that everyone could split the bill it can get very expensive but the food is really good. The chicken is great.

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If you like large portions of Italian food, this is the place to go. The food is good. Be sure to go with a few friends, the family style portions are meant for sharing.

4
★★★★☆

If you like large portions of Italian food, this is the place to go. The food is good. Be sure to go with a few friends, the family style portions are meant for sharing.

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The atmosphere is interesting. We were seated in the Popes area. The staff are helpful. The food is average. You get great big plates of Italian food--a big platter of lasagna or spaghetti etc. It could feed an army. Of course the downside is that it tastes like army food. A big plate of satisfactory much knocked out to feed the troops. Keep them marching. There is not much sophistication to the food, but you'll be full.

PROS: Pleny of grub.
CONS: It's grub.

3
★★★☆☆

The atmosphere is interesting. We were seated in the Popes area. The staff are helpful. The food is average. You get great big plates of Italian food--a big platter of lasagna or spaghetti etc. It could feed an army. Of course the downside is that it tastes like army food. A big plate of satisfactory much knocked out to feed the troops. Keep them marching. There is not much sophistication to the food, but you'll be full.

PROS: Pleny of grub.
CONS: It's grub.

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This is a pretty nice, quaint, little italian family restaurant. There did not seem to be much room for seating though. I did not like how they did not have menus for each table. There was only one big chalkboard menu at the front of the room we were in. We were in the back and it was hard to see what was on the menu, so I had to go up there. Not that much to select from and the dishes were pricey. Plus, some dishes had pretty small portions like three pieces of chicken for twenty dollars. I didn't find the spaghetti and (giant) meatball to be that great of a deal. Pretty plain dish. Would rather make my own.

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★★★☆☆

This is a pretty nice, quaint, little italian family restaurant. There did not seem to be much room for seating though. I did not like how they did not have menus for each table. There was only one big chalkboard menu at the front of the room we were in. We were in the back and it was hard to see what was on the menu, so I had to go up there. Not that much to select from and the dishes were pricey. Plus, some dishes had pretty small portions like three pieces of chicken for twenty dollars. I didn't find the spaghetti and (giant) meatball to be that great of a deal. Pretty plain dish. Would rather make my own.

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The atompshere here is nice and the portions are very big. I especially like the chicken breast with capers, it is just delicious, you must try it if you go. Although the prices aren't that cheap, it is still reasonably affordable for the type of atmosphere and the quality of the food this place has.

Except to wait a while for dinner as it can get pretty crowded.

4
★★★★☆

The atompshere here is nice and the portions are very big. I especially like the chicken breast with capers, it is just delicious, you must try it if you go. Although the prices aren't that cheap, it is still reasonably affordable for the type of atmosphere and the quality of the food this place has.

Except to wait a while for dinner as it can get pretty crowded.

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Great, fun and welcoming staff. The food portions are huge and if you go, you must order the carafe of the house cianti, very enjoyable. It is a laid back and fun place to hang out with friends and the family style dining is a lot of fun.

3
★★★☆☆

Great, fun and welcoming staff. The food portions are huge and if you go, you must order the carafe of the house cianti, very enjoyable. It is a laid back and fun place to hang out with friends and the family style dining is a lot of fun.

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The place is falling apart. Portions are not as big as they say they are, unless one is on a low carb diet. The place was more known for it's aptmosphere and now since the economy is down the place is dying. Seating takes forever even when there are tables available. Food orders are even longer.

3
★★★☆☆

The place is falling apart. Portions are not as big as they say they are, unless one is on a low carb diet. The place was more known for it's aptmosphere and now since the economy is down the place is dying. Seating takes forever even when there are tables available. Food orders are even longer.

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Don't support this nasty corporate chain. the greed is as thick as the smell of expired ingredients.. the food at this place is terrible, a horrible odor is constant - it's a loud slopfest.

3
★★★★★

Don't support this nasty corporate chain. the greed is as thick as the smell of expired ingredients.. the food at this place is terrible, a horrible odor is constant - it's a loud slopfest.

Pros: it's in a great location

Cons: the food, the service, the atmosphere, the corporation's attitude towards the working class

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I love their food because their plates are huge and it's filling. I have my twenty third birthday here and my family, and friends like the place. The food are very tasty, flavorful, and of course filling. It is a great place to eat with

3
★★★★★

I love their food because their plates are huge and it's filling. I have my twenty third birthday here and my family, and friends like the place. The food are very tasty, flavorful, and of course filling. It is a great place to eat with

Pros: Great tast food, and friendly staff.

Cons: Hard to find parking, and a little slow on the service.

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We've been here several times both for family dining and for big office parties and birthdays etc. It does get pretty loud in the rooms. I'm not sure if it's the staff yelling or the guests or just the acoustics causing multiple echos

3
★★★★★

We've been here several times both for family dining and for big office parties and birthdays etc. It does get pretty loud in the rooms. I'm not sure if it's the staff yelling or the guests or just the acoustics causing multiple echos

Pros: lots of fun, tongue in chique decor, big portions

Cons: parking, waiting on line, loud, sometimes too salty

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We had a Birthday Party June 3rd, 2006 also the night the Bay Bridge decided to close down the bottom protion!!! It caused many guests to flake out...But the wonderful staff accommodated us quickly and gracefully as the head count kept

3
★★★★★

We had a Birthday Party June 3rd, 2006 also the night the Bay Bridge decided to close down the bottom protion!!! It caused many guests to flake out...But the wonderful staff accommodated us quickly and gracefully as the head count kept

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reading the reviews saying how this place is always crowded, I made reservations online a few days prior and so we were seated promply when we got there. the place has a nice homey feel to it, but people talk really loud. we had a small

3
★★★★★

reading the reviews saying how this place is always crowded, I made reservations online a few days prior and so we were seated promply when we got there. the place has a nice homey feel to it, but people talk really loud. we had a small

Pros: good food

Cons: loud, crowded

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I haven't dined in the Buca restaurant in a few years, but recently ordered the Spicy Arrabbiata Pizza to go. It is HUGE first of all - but also really really good. So much better than I thought. Huge chunks of spicy sausage, nice crisp

3
★★★★★

I haven't dined in the Buca restaurant in a few years, but recently ordered the Spicy Arrabbiata Pizza to go. It is HUGE first of all - but also really really good. So much better than I thought. Huge chunks of spicy sausage, nice crisp

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It's a fun place for big group of people to shout and laugh loud in. The plate is huge and you can all share within the group. The bartender is funny and he told jokes while I was waiting, that's somthing different. If you plan to have

3
★★★★★

It's a fun place for big group of people to shout and laugh loud in. The plate is huge and you can all share within the group. The bartender is funny and he told jokes while I was waiting, that's somthing different. If you plan to have

Pros: Inexpensive, Good for Big Group, Great Pizza

Cons: Parking

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This place is like chucky cheese for adults. We had a bachelor party there and our waitress, ended up sitting on my boy's lap and feeding him tiramisu while the rest of the flamboyant staff circled us- blowing bubbles and yelling comments

3
★★★★★

This place is like chucky cheese for adults. We had a bachelor party there and our waitress, ended up sitting on my boy's lap and feeding him tiramisu while the rest of the flamboyant staff circled us- blowing bubbles and yelling comments

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Go to this place for a fun relaxed atmosphere and huge dishes. The food isn't outstanding, but it is plentiful. Thin crust pizzas, huge plates of pasta. You can't go wrong with the huge desserts as well - tiramisu was pretty good.

3
★★★★★

Go to this place for a fun relaxed atmosphere and huge dishes. The food isn't outstanding, but it is plentiful. Thin crust pizzas, huge plates of pasta. You can't go wrong with the huge desserts as well - tiramisu was pretty good.

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It's not fancy, but it's hearty, filling, and quite tasty. The meat sauce is quite good, and the pizzas have a wonderfully thin crust, making them a little lighter than the average pizza chain. It's definitely comfort food, and LOTS of

3
★★★★★

It's not fancy, but it's hearty, filling, and quite tasty. The meat sauce is quite good, and the pizzas have a wonderfully thin crust, making them a little lighter than the average pizza chain. It's definitely comfort food, and LOTS of

Pros: great service, tasty, Relaxed and fun

Cons: can be very busy

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Had a coworker's birthday lunch at BDB recently and must say that the value can't be beat. The food's mediocre at best on most dishes (with the exception of the chicken parmesan and the caprese salad as well as the salad w/pancetta and

3
★★★★★

Had a coworker's birthday lunch at BDB recently and must say that the value can't be beat. The food's mediocre at best on most dishes (with the exception of the chicken parmesan and the caprese salad as well as the salad w/pancetta and

Pros: BIG portions, Good Value, Big Parties OK

Cons: , not authentic italian

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Yes Buca di Beppo gives you giant portions for all to share. Unfortunately the food is not the greatest. Based solely on the quality of the food I would not recommend this restaurant. However, it is a great place to dine with a large

3
★★★★★

Yes Buca di Beppo gives you giant portions for all to share. Unfortunately the food is not the greatest. Based solely on the quality of the food I would not recommend this restaurant. However, it is a great place to dine with a large

Pros: Nice ambiance, Good Service

Cons: , No Parking

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My son and his girlfriend took us to this place while we were visiting them in San Francisco and we had a party of 6 so we ordered a wide variety of food and each item was served at the perfect time and in spite of the place being totally

3
★★★★★

My son and his girlfriend took us to this place while we were visiting them in San Francisco and we had a party of 6 so we ordered a wide variety of food and each item was served at the perfect time and in spite of the place being totally

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We used Buca Di Beppo to deliver our food through the Waiters on Wheels service. Wow the larger portions were perfect for our All-star baseball game party at our house. I highly recommend you use this service with Buca di Beppo to feed the

3
★★★★★

We used Buca Di Beppo to deliver our food through the Waiters on Wheels service. Wow the larger portions were perfect for our All-star baseball game party at our house. I highly recommend you use this service with Buca di Beppo to feed the

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Great for family/ group dining. The more people you come with, the more money you save. Most food comes in two sizes: Small or large. Small feeds 2-3 people. Large feeds 4-6 people. Their corn meal crusted pizzas is fabolous. Pasta dishes

3
★★★★★

Great for family/ group dining. The more people you come with, the more money you save. Most food comes in two sizes: Small or large. Small feeds 2-3 people. Large feeds 4-6 people. Their corn meal crusted pizzas is fabolous. Pasta dishes

Pros: Family/ group dining, In-expensive, Parking

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A lot of food, not as bad as some other reviews say. It is great for groups, when you are 10 and want to taste different dishes, it is a good compromise for pretty cheap!

3
★★★★★

A lot of food, not as bad as some other reviews say. It is great for groups, when you are 10 and want to taste different dishes, it is a good compromise for pretty cheap!

Pros: Parking fairly easy, Good for groups, Cheap

Cons: , Food not exceptional

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This is an example of how italian food can turn into a big pile of mush. The food is terrible and lots of it. If you want real italian food stay away from this place. You can feed a lot of hungry people with the amount of food that is

3
★★★★★

This is an example of how italian food can turn into a big pile of mush. The food is terrible and lots of it. If you want real italian food stay away from this place. You can feed a lot of hungry people with the amount of food that is

Pros: Cheap, kid friendly, good for groups

Cons: , overcooked food, horrible food!

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I've heard some people mentioned about this place. So we went there, made reservation 2 weeks prior. If your party aren't all there, you can't be seated & have to wait for your turn.

Portion size is worth the money. But how it taste....

3
★★★★★

I've heard some people mentioned about this place. So we went there, made reservation 2 weeks prior. If your party aren't all there, you can't be seated & have to wait for your turn.

Portion size is worth the money. But how it taste....

Pros: Portion for bucks, Crowded

Cons: , Noisy-good4party?

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The best thing we had was the garlic bread. the other dishes were huge but taste was mediocre. I don't eat meat, but friends ordered the meatballs and they said it wasn't that great. I've had better fried calamari appetizers. It wasn't

3
★★★★★

The best thing we had was the garlic bread. the other dishes were huge but taste was mediocre. I don't eat meat, but friends ordered the meatballs and they said it wasn't that great. I've had better fried calamari appetizers. It wasn't

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What a joke the food is. The only 2 ingredients the chefs know is salt and garlic. The food is full of way to much garlic. Being an Italian American I took offense that the food was overkilled with so muchgarlic. It is definately not

3
★★★★★

What a joke the food is. The only 2 ingredients the chefs know is salt and garlic. The food is full of way to much garlic. Being an Italian American I took offense that the food was overkilled with so muchgarlic. It is definately not

Pros: inexpensive, nice waiter

Cons: crowded, slow bar staff, food

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make this a top ten selection... Buca di Beppo IS a great place for large groups looking for good (NOT TOP 10) Italian food served family style... It IS a place that we frequent and certainly enjoy... but to place it on the same list as

3
★★★★★

make this a top ten selection... Buca di Beppo IS a great place for large groups looking for good (NOT TOP 10) Italian food served family style... It IS a place that we frequent and certainly enjoy... but to place it on the same list as

Pros: Atmosphere, Portions, Dean Martin!

Cons: VERY average food, Loud

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This is a great place for large groups. Everything here is a large plate that can be shared by 2 or 3 people so don't be freaked out about the seemingly expensive prices.

Great for what it is. Fast food Italian that doesn't try to be posh

3
★★★★★

This is a great place for large groups. Everything here is a large plate that can be shared by 2 or 3 people so don't be freaked out about the seemingly expensive prices.

Great for what it is. Fast food Italian that doesn't try to be posh

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Remember the portions are family sized - very generous and must be shared. everything is very tasty but must have their thinly crusted pizzas for appetizer. macaroni rosa is one of my favorites.

3
★★★★★

Remember the portions are family sized - very generous and must be shared. everything is very tasty but must have their thinly crusted pizzas for appetizer. macaroni rosa is one of my favorites.

Pros: large portion, great value

Cons: wait - line is long, gets crowded

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The food at Bucca is great. Portions are ginormous, and atmosphere is funky and fun. However, wait time can be anywhere from 1/2 an hour to ridiculous 3 hours. Reservations don't really help either. ALTHOUGH THE FOOD IS GREAT, ITS NOT

3
★★★★★

The food at Bucca is great. Portions are ginormous, and atmosphere is funky and fun. However, wait time can be anywhere from 1/2 an hour to ridiculous 3 hours. Reservations don't really help either. ALTHOUGH THE FOOD IS GREAT, ITS NOT

Pros: excellent price, great atmosphere, good food

Cons: ridiculous wait time, crowded, average service

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Terrible food, bad ambiance, not really cheap, not worth the calories consumed!

3
★★★★★

Terrible food, bad ambiance, not really cheap, not worth the calories consumed!

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love this place! we like the family size servings. the wait can be long on dinner weekends but it's still worth it.

3
★★★★★

love this place! we like the family size servings. the wait can be long on dinner weekends but it's still worth it.

Pros: inexpensive, nice ambience

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Buca Di Beppo is a phoney chain, the Applebees of Italian eating, plus it's not even good food. The only merit this place has is quantity for the price. Why are chain restaurants even allowed on this list? Who let the bridge and tunnel

3
★★★★★

Buca Di Beppo is a phoney chain, the Applebees of Italian eating, plus it's not even good food. The only merit this place has is quantity for the price. Why are chain restaurants even allowed on this list? Who let the bridge and tunnel

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Buca di Beppo was so fun for me to go to! It was really cool because when I went, I got to sit at the kitchen table which is for those of you who dont know...you get to actually sit in the kitchen and watch them make the food! It was

3
★★★★★

Buca di Beppo was so fun for me to go to! It was really cool because when I went, I got to sit at the kitchen table which is for those of you who dont know...you get to actually sit in the kitchen and watch them make the food! It was

Pros: good food, exciting atmoshpere

Cons: hard to get into

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Some people forget that Authentic, means not spiced up for Hollywood, and resembles the original flavour of food. However the quality is varied like any other place.some nights it's fantastic....and the atmosphere is great. I find it to be

3
★★★★★

Some people forget that Authentic, means not spiced up for Hollywood, and resembles the original flavour of food. However the quality is varied like any other place.some nights it's fantastic....and the atmosphere is great. I find it to be

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This restaurant is cheap and spacious- thus making it great for events like my 30th birthday party. However, less than 10 minutes after we sat down, they starting bringing out all the food! I asked them to please slow down the pace but

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★★★★★

This restaurant is cheap and spacious- thus making it great for events like my 30th birthday party. However, less than 10 minutes after we sat down, they starting bringing out all the food! I asked them to please slow down the pace but

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I have been to Beppo's many times because it is my husband's favorite Italian place. I really like the atmosphere and the decorations in the place in Palo Alto, but the food is so-so.

3
★★★★★

I have been to Beppo's many times because it is my husband's favorite Italian place. I really like the atmosphere and the decorations in the place in Palo Alto, but the food is so-so.

Pros: Atmosphere, Service

Cons: No parking, Food is so-so, Noisy

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I would definitely not go here unless I HAD to. I would go somewhere else if I wanted good Italian food. I only go there when someone is having a birthday dinner and I have no choice of where we are eating. The food is always too salty

3
★★★★★

I would definitely not go here unless I HAD to. I would go somewhere else if I wanted good Italian food. I only go there when someone is having a birthday dinner and I have no choice of where we are eating. The food is always too salty

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This hole (and I don't mean "hole" in that cute, cozy way the restaurant intended), is an absolute hovel. Though the bartender (who made a good martini) and wait staff were nice, we waited TWO HOURS prior to being seated, even though we

3
★★★★★

This hole (and I don't mean "hole" in that cute, cozy way the restaurant intended), is an absolute hovel. Though the bartender (who made a good martini) and wait staff were nice, we waited TWO HOURS prior to being seated, even though we

Pros: Cocktails, Cocktails, More Cocktails

Cons: Food, Clientele, Noise level

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