Although I am an international student from China, I decided to write a review for an Italian restaurant! The name for this restaurant is Buca di Beppo, or in short, Buca. I love this restaurant very much since it is a great place to go for dinner as a big group as well as their food is fantastic. It is also very affordable and very distinctive!
When we talk about Italy, the wonderful Toscana's sunshine, the amazing artists, the architectures, and, of course, the yummy Italian food such as Pizza, Pasta, Tiramisù will pop out eventually.....
Buca is the place where you could find almost all of the great Italian food you can name.
I went to this restaurant with six friends one time. We did not know how big a dish would be, so we ordered five dishes, two desserts, and some drink in total. Since it is a family styled restaurant, their dish size is very very big. The dishes in Buca are designed for sharing with others. Small size would fit 2-3 people and large size would fit 4-5! This sharing mode added fun and happy atmosphere to eating meals with our friends and families. That day, we did not ended up finishing all the food we have ordered, so we packed a lot of leftovers home. After we split the bill, we were so surprised to find out it only cost us around 18 dollars per person.
We ordered a Salad, a Seafood Trio Platter ,a Supremo Italiano Pizza, a Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken, a Penne Arrabbiata Pasta, a Colossal Brownie Sundae, and the Tiramisu!The dishes are all super fresh and tasty. And the desserts did surprise us! I have to say they make the best Tiramisu outside Italy.
Buca di Beppo is a national chain restaurant brand and it has several locations in the twin cities area. The closest one is located in 1204 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Another good news is that on Friday and Saturday, they have extended business hour till 11:00 p.m.!! Since this is such a popular restaurant, no matter whenever you go, there would always be a waiting line. It will really help reduce the waiting time if you make a reservation before you go!
If you enjoy having dinner with lots of friends, going to Buca would always be a great choice, give you a wonderful experience, and surprise you with its amazing food and service!