This was our first time to a Buca di Beppo. We'd never heard of them (they are not in our area) but a quick web search showed they are a pretty sizeable chain, including locations in England and Mexico. With a party of 7, it made it a lot of fun since we could order a number of entrees, which are all served family style in dishes serving a minimum of 2-3 people. The salmon was really very good, as were the pork chops. Of the seven items we ordered, all were quite good. We were too full for dessert afterwards. The decor is over-the-top Italian, and the trip from the hostess station to your seat includes a tour through the kitchen. Making reservations online was helpful also. Of course if there is a birthday in the area, there's lots of singing by the waitstaff and the patrons. Our waiter was very personable and helpful. Overall, highly recommended for a larger group in a fun atmosphere... the walls are completely covered in all manner of Italian-oriented photos, music, paintings, etc etc... you won't be bored.
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