The restaurant looks clean, lighting is inviting. The take out host was very pleasant and friendly. I was driving around looking for something delicious to eat. This was a drive by - drop in and I waited a reasonable amount of time for my order. I ordered Rigatoni Marinara I was very disillusioned there was hardly any Marinara and the little amount I got was watery. It was tasteless all I could taste was the acidity from the tomatoes. I was hoping I had found a great restaurant with exceptional food. While waiting I was planning in my mind where I could invite my family on the weekend. But I definitely will not return. I was given a good portion of bread but no butter or margarine or utensils were included. The Rigatoni Marinara portion was large but tasteless as I mentioned very acid. I shared with two office workers and they too said it was bad and both had previously been disappointed with their food at BUCA. Believe me the marinara was really really acid and so watery. The cook has to know that tomatoes loose their acidity with the proper cooking time. They obviously are taking a short cut and serving mediocrity. It really is a pity because I thought I had found a gem. I hope this review will help the cook have a reality check. A real pity. Decor is a little tacky inside but okay I guess but the outside with artificial flowers is not very well planned it looks like left over flowers from somewhere and someone said let’s just put them here around the statues. All this place needs is a little guidance on the decor and a quality control person for the food. They have a great location and attending personnel but after a while restaurants forget that quality is imperative to maintain success and have future growth.
Alright Italian Food.
The food is pretty good. I especially liked their cannolis but I do not think they have them anymore. Umm the few times that I've been the service has been EXTREMELY slow. Some of the people that are employed there may be lacking in the brain cell department. Ha Ha. Oh yes, and it is pretty pricey but maybe it can be worth it.
Get cozy with friends and family and enjoy an Italian feast at this loved-by-locals restaurant.. In Short Homesick for your mother's Italian cooking? Grab your appetite and head to this restaurant, where the friendly wait staff will serve up portions of Colosseum-esque proportions, like spaghetti and meatballs loaded with savory tomato sauce and lots of pungent garlic. Dishes center on Southern Italian immigrant fare, and are meant to be shared family-style with a large goblet of wine-to enhance the taste, of course. The ornate décor with walls covered in vintage photos evokes a warm homey feel that welcomes customers to dine among the other families and loyal customers. Buon Appetito!