Buca Di Beppo

Buca di Beppo is of my favorite places for getting together when you have a crowd and want to dine without breaking the bank.  Birthdays, wedding showers, and office parties are more fun when the dinner is family style.

The menu contains Italian favorites such as Caesar salad, chicken Marsala, and spaghetti marinara.  Everything comes in small or large size. For example the apple Gorgonzola salad in the small size which feeds three is $13.99, the large feeds six for $19.99.  Pizzas are in the same price range.  Pastas and entrees average from $15 to $18 for the small and $22 to $32 for the large.  And it’s always better to under order here since the portions are big(and by big, I mean huge).

Let’s do the math. A family of four orders a small Caesar salad for $11.99, a small penne arrabiata for $18.99, and a small salmon Sorrento for $23.99. Before tax and tip, it will come out to about $15 per person and probably enough left over for lunch the next day. If you sign up for emails they will send coupons that usually give you a $10 discount on a specified amount or a free dessert. Yes, even desserts are huge so order with caution.

The quality of the food is very good for the price point.  Flavorful sauces, pasta al dente, tender chicken, and innovative new dishes make this a true deal for The Frugal Diva.