Buca di Beppo: "Traditional Immigrant Southern Italian Cuisine" Top 5 Page for this destination Cincinnati Restaurant Tip by Stephen-KarenConn

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  Buca di Beppo Restaurant
by Stephen-KarenConn

After the hostess greets you at Buca di Beppo, you will be taken through the kitchen, filled with savory aromas, and into one of ten dining rooms. The walls are almost totally covered with photos, posters, record albums and other items of Italiana - 5-000 of them. That with the colored lights and upbeat staff soon puts everyone into a festive mood. Your server arrives at your table and encourages everyone to feel free to get up and look around, be loud, be obnoxious, wild, and crazy. And that was even before the wine was served.

When the food comes out it is heaped on platters, family style, and everyone is encouraged to share. This is no place to grab a quick bite. It's a wonderful venue for a party - large or small. We enjoyed our anniversary celebration here on one occasion and a birthday on another. The staff will even come to your table and sing for you.

Favorite Dish: The last time we ate at Buca di Beppo it was with a group of twelve people around a big table. Because of the family style service, we must have sampled at least a half dozen different dishes -all very good. I especially enjoyed the Chicken Marsala with fresh mushrooms. The Italian sausage was also a favorite.

Address: 2635 Edmondson Road, Norwood, OH 45209
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: From downtown Cincinnati take I-71 north five miles, to the Smith Rd. - Edwards Rd. exit. After exiting, turn right onto Edmondson Road and follow it to Rookwood Commons, where you will find the restaurant.
Phone: 1-513-396-POPE
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5
Theme: Italian
Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 24, 2005
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