Buca di Beppo - Arrowhead
Buca di Beppo - Arrowhead

Buca di Beppo - Arrowhead

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 6234129463x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Nicholas Orbison
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our full menu is available for Buca To Go and Delivery. If you're hosting a special occasion or group event at your home, office or a local area reception hall, Buca To Go or Buca Delivery is the perfect choice. Our friendly & professional staff will assist you with your order, arrange a specific pick-up time for Buca To Go or deliver your order ($25 delivery fee applies to deliveries). Plates, napkins, eating & serving utensils and condiments are included. No minimum purchase required. Please allow 3 hours for same-day delivery and call for questions/details about our delivery service area.
  • Special Events: Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, planning a business dinner or having a night out with family and friends, Buca di Beppo is your answer to one fabulous group dining experience! Buca serves authentic Italian family-style meals in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our knowledgeable staff will help organize and plan your group event or meetings with diverse lunch or dinner banquet packages - ideal for groups of 20 or more. Private and semi-private rooms are available.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Bus stop at the northeast corner of 83rd Avenue and Stadium Way.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self parking in public lot.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Arrowhead
Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Buca di Beppo - Arrowhead reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (54)special occasion (42)kid-friendly (30)great for lunch (18)romantic (16)fit for foodies (16)neighborhood gem (12)great for brunch (9)scenic view (7)hot spot (6)late-night find (2)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Joe's Basement aka Buca di Beppo
    AZnative23
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Positives: We've been to Buca over ten times. Love, love, love the chicken saltimbocca. Calamari with marinara is delicious. Garlic bread with oil and vin. good as well. The waitress was attentive and very polite. They seated us quickly and honored our seating request. Make sure you sign up for e-coupons before you go if you want to save $10-20. Negative: I drank a glass of Lumbrusco, which tasted ok, but it was $10 for a glass and they sell a bottle of it at Walmart or Bevmo for $5.00. It is a "family-style" place so it is usually very loud, which I don't mind, but it deserves note.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME birthday party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Couldn't have picked a better place to gather family of all ages (2yrs-62yrs) for my birthday. Food was great, service was awesome (our server had a phenomenal positive attitude despite a few mistakes). They made sure everything was perfect. She brought out our order of garlic bread and noticed it was a little on the crispier side, if you know what I mean, and she took care of us and got the kitchen to set us up with an additional order at no charge. Very entertaining for the younger kids with lots to look at and no noise restrictions.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was bad
    Unhappy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was my daughters birthday and told the waitress twice not a happy birthday nothing from her also she forgot to bring me sweetener for my tea and dinner plates for our entree so I will not go back!!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beyond Amazing
    BeefEater
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Holding to the Buca tradition, this location was superb! More food than we could eat, even though we wanted to eat more... portions are large and flavors are amazing. We had enough in our take-home boxes for another full meal! Thanks Buca crew! It was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FAMILY STYLE EATS
    DiningOut
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food, service and ambiance is worth visiting. This is a nice place to bring the family and share the goods.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Easy to make reservations. Good & friendly service. I was disappointed they were out of veal, but the food we ordered was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Everything thing about our experience was just great. This was not the first time we have been there and it is just as good if not better each time we go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Coast Guard Party
    USCGMom
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Took my daughter and all her friends to the Arrowhead location, the Pope's Room. As usual it was a great time, great service, and lots of great memories to be had.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun experience
    VeryFull
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We sat at the kitchen table with our daughter and granddaughters. We were really surprised when the tour was brought by our table each time and our table was pointed out every time. We weren't expecting that so it was pretty funny. We felt like we were really on display. The food is good with generous helpings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Table for 8
    Nobread
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I like buca di bepo but it seems there service is not great. Although the waiter was very polite we had to ask 3 times for bread. It was only about 4.30 but so it wasn't busy at all. The food is always good I love the family style way but it's the second buca in a month where things have not gone quite right
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasteless food moderately priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    First, let's say that the ambience is fantastic. Fun, different and nice for a change. The food was subpar, especially for the price. I dare say Olive Garden does it better. Lack of flavor, Baked Rigatoni so dry....Shrimp Fra Diavlo not much flavor, few small shrimp, something they called Rosemary potatoes that our party of 8 universally thought were the worst potatoes ever eaten. Can't say there was any bang out dish served. Very very disappointing. Our waiter, Marshall, was hard to find, disappearing for long amounts of time, even when getting specific things, not just check ins. Overall, not sure any in my party would return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food was disappointing
    momsbirthdaydinner
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food tasted very can and jar prepared. It lacked the spices and flavor or an Italian restaurant and more tasted like what a college kid makes in his dorm. It was edible, but indefinitely wouldn't order spaghetti and meat balls or Alfredo again. The salads were very good as was the bread, just our main courses were disappointing. Our waiter was outstanding and the atmosphere was a lot of fun! They sat our party of 15 right away which was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We took a couple to celebrate both birthdays and couldn't of had a better time. Our waiter Jason was remarkable and loveable. The food was outstanding. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Impressed
    GFT1Mom
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Upon being seated, I immediately asked the server if GF pasta was available and was told *YES* there was. Based that information, I calculated the carbohydrates, and administered insulin to my 11 year old daughter (who wears an insulin pump to manage Type 1 Diabetes and also has Celiac Disease). While we were waiting for the server to return, a manager walked through (we were seated at the Kitchen Table), and we asked what type of gluten-free pasta to expect. That's when we were told it wasn't offered at all. So...I basically overdosed my child with a medication that can kill her because we were given the wrong information by the server. Our bill was $100 and the meal was less than satisfying. Not impressed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Salad was not good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Greens in the salad were not of high quality and did not appear fresh.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food came out separately instead of all at once. The linguini and clams was sweet (not a good thing) and was definitely missing something, probably garlic. The server was a bit awkward and she kept making excuses and blaming others for the issues. Prices are way too high.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extremely loud
    unhappyJack12
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Though, being that it was Father's Day, it was too noise for my comfort. The waitress showed up maybe twice and very distracted/rushing to get us out. Not very friendly. We've had other times where the person taking our doers have been fabulous unlike this time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    Never2Return
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had high expectations that were unmet. We do not prefer family-style dining b/c we have 4 different people with different tastes and preferences. The food took a VERY long time to be served. The portions were not huge (as we had been told), and the food was average at best. We still can't figure out why we were given a "tour" of the kitchen - very awkward and strange. We usually expect bread at an Italian restaurant to knock our socks off, but it didn't. We could have found similar quality at our local grocery store. Overall, this restaurant was nothing special, and way overpriced. We will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible
    Stephanie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    After we got to the restaurant I requested a booth for my family, our hostess stated there were none available so they seated us at a table.. When we got upstairs there were 4 booths empty around us.. They lost part of our ticket for our dinner.. So my children ate then an hour later my husband and I finally received our food by this time my kids were bored and wanted to leave. Very stressful!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FOOD NOT AS GOOD AS BEFORE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    1ST THING IS THAT THEY WEREN'T SO BUSY BUT THE SERVICE SEEMED SLOW AND NOT THAT GOOD. WE HAD TO GET OUR OWN PLATES BEHIND US AND THEY ONLY GAVE US ONE SMALL PLATE OF DIPPING OIL ( 11 OF US) AND WATER GLASSES NOT FILLED UNTIL WE ASKED. THE FOOD SEEMED NOT AS FLAVORFUL. LIKE "WATERED" DOWN. WE WERE ALSO SURPRISED THAT THE CHICKEN PARMESAN FOR THE PRICE, WASN'T SERVED WITH PASTA..... PASTA IS CHEAP! WE CAME 12 MILES WHICH ISN'T A LOT, BUT IT WAS NOT WORTH THE TIME TO GET THERE. DOUBT WE WILL BE COMING AGAIN. SORRY, BUT YOU ASKED!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fathers Day early 6/13/14
    Bbarnett7295
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had a great time at Buca with our family, the food was to die for, The 1893 Salad is now our family favorite for the 11 people in our group. Our server Krista: was very attentive, and we liked all the different choices, and every platter was someone's favorite to share with the rest of the Group. Krista our server, was quick and really accommodating to our group size of 11 people. We defininately will ask for Krista next time we come to the restaurant, she was awesome. Buca keeps adding great family memories for us. Thanks again, The Barnetts.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expectations met
    Attollo
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Enjoy Buca because we know what to expect and have seldom if ever been disappointed. Fun ambiance, good food, personable service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • awesome
    minnie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Server was great and attentive. Awesome!!!! Had a great time and food was great and delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter burned my wife.
    Burnedmywife86bucca
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Waiter " Chris" spilled hot liquid on my wifes chest and lap. Burned her pretty bad. Waiter had manager give discoumt on check but manager never stopped by to check on my wifes burn and ruined dress.This was a special occation dinner. Very dissapointed that management didnt even car enough to see how badly she had been burned. Bucca only cares about turning tables getting people in and out to maximize their sales. Thats too bad.
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  • A go-to for family group
    AztoTX
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We were in town for 2 nieces' high school graduations and wanted to grab lunch afterwards. Food is always good, service was good, kids had a great time. House chianti is a nice wine at a good price, and the girls loved the HUGE brownie sundae to celebrate! Not a big fan of their calamari - kind of chewy - but the pastas were fantastic and my daughter's grilled chicken and steamed vegies were perfect.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Groups
    YoTre
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had lunch here for my daughters promotion and graduations. It was a great way to feed a bunch of people quickly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loretta
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Always great food and good for families. The bartender was very personable! The only negative was we didn't get the private room that I requested and with a fussy 4 month baby in our party of ten, that request would have been greatly appreciated!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    specialoccasion
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Staff was very accommodating. Service very attentive. We were a large group for my daughters graduation. When we pulled up to the restaurant they had an advertisement on the side walk lookin for cooks (bad sign.) Food tasty but not very memorable. Pretty plain jane. Portions were healthy and the tiramisu hit a home run. I would return for dessert, but I would be solo because my husband was not swayed! 👎👎
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Although the food was good and the portions were large, they really need to scale back the prices and the amount of food they give you, its just too pricey for what you get. Its like their forcing you to pay more than you would or need too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dependable
    DaveHVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We made last minute reservations through Open Table on Mother's Day. We were greeted and seated promptly even though the restaurant was very busy. Our server allowed us to enjoy drinks and take our time. We never felt rushed or neglected. As usual, the food was tasty and plentiful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mom's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My Daughter & I had reservations at the arrowhead resturant for mom's day. we were seated quickly and with fun. my grandson (2) slept throught most of it my only slight complaint was the food was a little long in coming even though they weren't overly busy at the time we were there but as usual the quality & quantity more then made up for it & our server tho a little brisk at first turned out to be a real sweatheart. deffinitely love this place
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We came with a reservation on Mothers day, it was not busy at the time we arrived. we ordered cheesy mozzarella garlic bread and two entrees.. We got the entrees 35 minutes after we ordered and didn't get the appetizer until we were already done with our meal. I understand it was a big day for a lot of people going out to eat, why would you offer poor service on a day that may get more regular customers. Manager offered to take appetizer off bill, haven't been to buca for over 10 years, was not impressed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mothers Day
    Mothersday
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was Mothers Day which I can well understand . Service was only so so. Food was spot on. Very busy place but we were all satisfied in the end. My Mother had a hard time hearing as we had a ciouple of loud parties. Liked the reservation system. At end they said they had problems with credit card machine had to run our bill in 2 equal amounts. Very funny especially in day when credit card fraud is running rampant. Overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BUCA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great atmosphere- Food is consistently excellent -service this time around was not as good as in previous visits.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best places.
    Hailey
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This place is great all around! The service is great and the food is even better! I recommend to try it. I love that is a family restaurant because you get to rry a little bit of everything.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 299 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Arrowhead reviews archive.
  • Service
    BigE10020
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Ate upstairs. I think service is faster in the bar. We're only ones there. Tho good takes time to prepare. No noise. Waitress attentive.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not the best food.
    Jackielovesfood
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My friends and I went to celebrate a birthday in our group and I suggested this restaurant since I had been to the location in Scottsdale. There was a big difference in the taste of the food. It was pretty bland. Our waiter was pretty attentive but we definitely we're not satisfied.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • always a good time
    HonestCritique
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This place always has great food and service. I like the pictures on the wall. Been here twice and it never disappoints. If you love italian food, this is a good place for you.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Food was very good. We had a section to ourselves which was nice because of the grandkids.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love this place!
    SusanW
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had a late reservation, waited less than five minutes. The waitress was friendly and attentive and the food was great. What more can you ask for? Pictures, you say? There are literally THOUSANDS of them on the walls (not all rated PG, however;) My kids love it. Next time, we're definitely getting the Colossal Brownie dessert. The couple at the next table ordered one and it was huge (lol, so big that they shared with my kiddos:) We'll definitely be back -- love the Chicken Parm.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.