You can get anything you want...
world of culinary imagination.
Bucca di Beppo’s interior is perhaps the largest restaurant space I’ve ever had the pleasure of exploring. The place is a cavernous maze of hallways, rooms, niches, and intimate corner nooks. Each space has been customized with a unique theme. You can dine with the pope, sit in a room sporting a ceiling of classic movie posters or enjoy lunch in a Bacchanalian celebration of wine.
Whenever Felicia and I are visiting
A cornucopia of color and
humorous treats for the eyes.
One of my favorite anti-pastas is the pan fried fresh mozzarella. Generous thick cuts of Mozzarella are lightly breaded and then fried quickly to preserve the texture of the cheese inside. The marinara sauce that accompanies the appetizer is garden fresh and adds a zesty kick to an already tasty dish. Follow this up with their Caesar salad and you have the perfect combination for a light lunch. I hope you are like Felicia and I when it comes to taste buds because the anchovy paste in this salad is wonderful.
The Penne Arrabbiata is one of my favorite entrees. This dish is spicy without searing the tongue. Crushed red peppers are served over pasta in a marinara sauce and topped with a spicy sausage. Tears may spring forth from your eyes but only in happiness and not as a result of overpowering heat.
A trip to Buca di Beppo’s would not be complete without a slice of their homemade cheesecake. I always order a cup of coffee and a slice after dinner even if I plan on boxing it up and taking it home for later. This is a dessert you may want to plan on sharing because they sure do serve you up a heaping helping of generosity when you order this tasty treat. Picture if you will the largest single serving of cheesecake you’ve ever seen swimming in raspberry sauce and topped with crushed hazelnuts. This is heaven on a plate with a side order of ecstasy.
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