Buca Di Beppo
Buca Di Beppo on the corner of Rush and Grand is a must-go restaurant for Italian food cravers. Buca di Beppo is a collection of neighborhood restaurants with an authentic Italian menu for everyone to enjoy. Their magnificent Italian dishes are meant to be shared and served family-style, perfect for passing around the table. The first Buca di Beppo opened its doors in 1993 in the basement of a Minneapolis apartment building. Since then, Buca Inc expanded the chain of 92 establishments, which include 87 companies in the U.S. and 5 franchises in UK. For me personally, I love Italian food because of how much Italian’s appreciate the dinner table. What I mean by “appreciating the dinner table” is how Italians take time to cherish the food but also interact with friends and family while you enjoy the authentic meals. Anyone who walks into Buca di Beppo can begin to feel the authenticity of the restaurant because they do a tremendous job escorting customers to their seat and sharing their history that allows you to see why this restaurant has been around for so many years. When you com to the restaurant when its not busy a waiter or a waitress usually escorts customers to their seat by going on a mini tour around the restaurant walking through the kitchen, around the bar and to their seat. I loved the fact that they walk you through the kitchen to show how they use fresh ingredients and how clean and organized their kitchen is. During this tour it really showed the distinct features of an Italian restaurant. Walking through the restaurant with hundreds of framed pictures across the walls of families and celebrities really made the place feel “homey” and “lively”. This certainly reassured me that my food was going to be fresh. Once I sat down and took a glance at their menu, my eyes were pretty satisfied with what they saw. The menu wasn’t too complicated, simple, nice presentation, and it even gave a...