Sunday, July 28, 2019

Buca di Beppo

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Allen took me to the Buca di Beppo in Atlantic City for my birthday this week. We had a wonderful Italian dinner that was one we will always remember. Buca di Beppo serves family style so a small portion is for up to 3 people according to the menu but it can easily feed 4. We could not believe how much pasta was brought to our table. I almost fell out of my seat. The good thing was we took the rest to go. We have been coming to Buca di Beppo for the last 4 years and have never been disappointed. We usually go to Buca for the breakfast buffet, and in the past we also had a great lunch during Atlantic City Restaurant Week.

Warm Italian bread with whipped butter

Fried mozzarella with marinara sauce

Caesar salad
I was looking forward to my birthday meal and read the menu online before coming. I was excited they had cake on the dessert menu. No birthday celebration would be complete without cake and being a baker, I would not let this day pass without it. The first thing that is brought to the table is their warm Italian bread with whipped butter. I have to control myself or I would eat all the bread. The whipped butter is a must and divine.

Chicken marsala

My dinner plate
For starters, we got the fried mozzarella with their signature homemade marinara sauce. When you bite into the mozzarella you get a crispy crunch followed by an ooey-gooey, yummy and warm mozzarella. The marinara sauce was perfect for dipping the mozzarella into.

Spaghetti with meat sauce

Spaghetti with meat sauce

Spaghetti with meat sauce
Next came the Caesar salad - romaine hearts tossed in their Caesar dressing with roasted garlic croutons and Parmesan cheese. The salad is tangy and refreshing. For the main course, we got chicken marsala - baby Portobello mushrooms cooked in a lovely wine reduction sauce and spaghetti with meat sauce. Whoa!!! That is a lot of pasta for 2. I was in bliss. The chicken marsala was so flavorful and the chicken was tender and seasoned perfectly. The mushrooms were cooked just right, and the wine reduction sauce was sublime.

Me and double dark chocolate cake

Me happy to have birthday cake
I loved the spaghetti with meat sauce and it reminds me of the recipe I make at home. The meat was hearty with a balanced seasoning, and the sauce was so good. The spaghetti was cooked to a perfect al dente which is a must for me. We could not even eat half of it and had leftovers. I suggest if you are 2-4 people order the small portion as it is a ton of food.

Double dark chocolate cake

My piece of cake!
For my birthday cake dessert, I ordered the double dark chocolate cake which is the portion of 1/4 of an entire cake (4 pieces). I was in awe. This was such a thing of beauty and it tasted heavenly. This cake is a chocolate lovers dream. You get a moist dark chocolate cake with a velvety smooth crumb with layers of rich chocolate frosting, topped with a decadent chocolate sauce. Oh my! This was the perfect way to celebrate my birthday with hubby.

Leftovers
We enjoyed our food and dessert and cannot recommend Buca di Beppo enough. Our server Jim Z. was great, attentive and friendly. If you visit Atlantic City be sure to come here for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Me on the Atlantic City boardwalk

Allen on the Atlantic City boardwalk
For further information, go to:
https://www.caesars.com/ballys-ac/restaurants/buca-di-beppo#.XT3cHPZFxes

https://www.bucadibeppo.com/

-Sophia/Two Frys