Family style dinner at Bucca di Beppo

Last night the fiance surprised me with dinner out, and we went to a family style Italian place, Bucca di Beppo – it reminds me of Augies, another family style restaurant, that burned down a few months back; I do believe they’re rebuilding it.

One thing I liked a lot about Bucca di Beppo is that it is a rather large establishment, but they divide it up into separate dining areas, so it gives the feel of a smaller, more intimate restaurant.

Check out the ceiling over our “room:”

Photo credit: Alan Nudi

We ordered a large Margherita pizza and a small (using the term “small” very loosely here) lasagna. 

The other thing I really liked about the place – besides the food, of course – is that I thought they did an excellent job keeping the restaurant rather dark, to fit that candlelight dining type of atmosphere, and yet, you really don’t feel like you were sitting in the dark; there is just enough of the right lighting over the table.