21 Mar

BUCA di BEPPO, oh how you have stuffed my belly and left me almost sleepy.

Ok first – Buca di Beppo means- “Joe’s Basement”.   Ok, actually it’s slang- Buca (basement) of Beppo- “Beppo” being a slang version of “Giuseppe”.

Ok, I am confused I think.  But I don’t care, this chain of Southern Italian style dishes has me under their command.

What you see in the pic is an elegant Chicken Parmesan.   It was SOOOO good (we were there for lunch and had lunch specials).    Also had the Lasagna, which was also, truly amazing.

The portions are large and are served “Family Style” which is large portion meant to be shared.   This is awesome and a bit of a drawback at the same time.   The normal table-bread you get at an Italian place has to be ordered separate, meaning you are paying for it.   Not free like some place like Olive Garden.    Also, if you wish to have a salad, that also is an extra charge.  So your bill can stack up quick.  Keep this in mind if you think you are gonna load up on salad and breadsticks.

I think this place is best visited for lunch when the portions are controlled or with a large group of people to celebrate a birthday or something.

The decor of the place is funky and cool.   It’s has a very “homey” feel to it.   Great atmosphere.

I would rate the food better than most chain Italian places you are likely to find.    So the next time you want to impress a date or get together with friends and have a bit of a blow-out dinner and drinks.  Check this joint out.

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