There is no doubt that Bucato's deserves 5 stars for their food. The hand-made pasta is the best I have ever had. The simplicity of the spaghetti with pepper and pecorino cheese was one of the best things I've tasted. The batard with goat butter and grey sea salt was both beautiful and delicious. The focaccia was light and airy....and amazing. As others have said in their reviews, the plates are very small. We were a party of 6 and although they suggest to order "family style"..... The portions are barely enough for one person. It is such a small restaurant that it is better suited for much smaller parties since most of the tables inside are 2 top tables. We sat outside....the cushions for the booths were white and stained and the tables were sticky. Considering the cost of the food....a table cloth would have been nice. Also....the only other restaurant I've eaten at that had only same day reservations was the French Laundry in Napa. Once you sat down....they expressed their appreciation for the hassle it was to make the reservation. At Bucato's, our waitress acted more annoyed that we were there. And with a large party and there to celebrate a birthday....the no cell phone or pictures....was ridiculous. I suppose they are striving for the mystique of a French Laundry....but need to clean their cushions....allow cameras....make their pasta portions larger....and hire staff with personalities.
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