Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
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Buca di Beppo - Kansas City

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: (816) 931-6548
  • 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: Kevin Smith
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: 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.
  • 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

  • Cross Street: Near Wyandotte Street
  • Public Transit: The Max bus stop - 47th and Wyandotte stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free public parking. Wheelchair accessibility is available from rear of the parking garage.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
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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Buca di Beppo - Kansas City reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Was expecting more
    Emmaslater1
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Booked my moms 60th bday. Called twice in one week to make sure we had a good table. They ended up sitting our party right next to a walk way for main traffic. Brought it to their attention and the main hostesses pretty much blew it off. We spent $400 there. Next time we will go elsewhere
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Food, Horrible Server.
    Jesslie
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I had an amazing experience here the past couple times I've been so I decided to take my aunt here for her birthday and it was suppose to be a nice little dinner with the four of us. I made reservations, as you should on the weekends because it gets busy, and we got seated as soon as we checked in. Our server came by and got us drinks and we ordered our food (3 total entrees) and dessert. He got us drinks and NO bread. We waited and waited and then 40 minutes in, drinks almost gone we finally got our bread. There were several people around us who were seated and their food came out in 30 minutes. An hour later and our food finally comes out (2 pastas and a chicken marsala). The food was great and cooked well. The waiter rarely came by and we never got refills on drinks. The people around us had left and new people came when we finished our meal. After, the server came by and got our plates and said our dessert would be "out soon". We were getting a little agitated but didn't want to ruin the night. The sundae there is huge and so delicious! Be warned: it's like consuming a bowl of diabetes. Overall, the food was great, we just had awful service. No refills on drinks/bread, didn't come by to check on us once just walked by, and very slow with everything. Unfortunately, we didn't have change so he got an undeserved 20% tip. 9/10 would recommend (minus the unattentive waiter)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the White Sangria!
    foodscoopVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Everyone knows how homestyle-Italian good the food is at Buca. So order whatever you want, but take a break from the Chianti and order the White Sangria. You'll never look back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • ok..
    stmivioeo9900
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We went there this weekend for the first time for a date night heard the place was really good and fun..... when we got there and told them about our reservation they were very fast finding us a table:) But after that it went down hill.... the waiter took forever with our drinks( WATER) and our appetizer took forever to come out and it was cold.... then waited over 40 mins to get our food... very upsetting especially since it wasn't crowded at all..... :(
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Young Staff needs some common sense
    AJDavidson
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I made reservations on open table and indicated that it was for my fiance's surprise birthday dinner. I guess the restaurant doesn't look at that. We got there early and we were able to be seated. I told the hostess it was for a birthday just the two of us. They put us in a corner table surrounded by three large groups. My fiance asked if we could move. They accomodated. We sat at our new table about 10 min before we were greeted. The place was busy but not packed so I expected a little more timely service. Our waiter was very nice, but busy with large groups and then us. I also thought it was pricey. The sangria was also terrible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crazy Soccer Team Dinner
    Jeff
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Just have to say thank you to the staff at BdB Kansas City. Our party of 26 grew to 36 without warning. The staff bent over backwards to seat us all on a busy Saturday night and then provided friendly, attentive service all night long.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • call first
    Relaxing
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    If you make the reservation through Open Table, you must call directly for any special requests. Still worked out...had great table for 10 in Wine Room...and they don't rush you!! Took time to enjoy wine and bread BEFORE placing order. A real plus for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing every time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We only make it to Bucca a few times a year, but we are always completely satisfied with the food and service. We are trying to taste all the different items on the menu and so far everything is great. Calamari, Yes Please! Prosciutto stuffed chicken, Amazing! Antipasto salad, a must have!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic, quality italian cusine!
    DavePVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Absolutely worth the trip, hard to believe this is a chain restaurant. Outstanding food with huge portions that won't break the bank! Stop in, you'll be glad that you did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great table service
    Cabbie
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Our server was fantastic. Best Parmesan chicken, hands down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Galore
    BigAppetite
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Going to Bucca is never an event for the small stomach. Their family-style portions are HUGE and you walk away stuffed to the gills. The food is great and the atmosphere is very lively and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Stuff!
    Practical
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Haven't been to Buca on the Plaza for awhile. Food was unusually good this time - can't argue with the portions and although the price is a little high for my family budget, the portions are fantastic. We always take food home and that is saying something for us hungry, over-eatin' Midwesterns!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place
    Foodie123
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Very busy, but it was a Saturday night. We had a reservation, but our table was not the greatest (we were very cramed). Great food - family style dining, which we love, and our server was fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kitchen ran behind
    Laur24
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went there for a bachelorette party. We were there to have social aspects ,but our food took over an hour and a half. Then after the food came out and we started eating then he brought us our salads.They even ran out of some food as well.Our waiter was really patient with us and the manger came over and took care of some of the girls. We understand that the kitchen was behind,but we were on a time crunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cindy
    Cindy
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Food was very good as usual as well as the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Once again
    2eatornot2eaT
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have lost count of the times I've eaten here, and each time gets better and better. Whenever I have a special occasion, the first place I think of is Buca. If Italian is what you seek, you need not search any farther than Buca. Everything is great from beginning to the end. .. desert. Rest assured that I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    amckc
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We recently visited Buca di Beppo with a party of 11 people. The restaurant was so incredibly loud, it was hard to function. We ordered salad as well as garlic bread that were never delivered to the table. When questioned about these items, the waitress apologized that she forgot to put them in without even offering to correct her mistake. I never got a look at the bill, so for all I know, we could have been charged for these items that we never received. Every dish was covered in butter. Lots and lots of butter. The only positive notes are that the portions are huge, so it is a good restaurant for a family style meal, and the prices are reasonable. I probably will not be visiting this restaurant again, though. Seriously, so much butter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girl time
    GottaTryIt
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great playful atmosphere and food! Prompt and friendly service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • most memorable experience
    norris1781
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Buca is one of those restaurants that you'll remember forever.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never coming back
    AreYouSerious
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Thw food was horrible!!! I've had better at fazoli's, 500% mark up and the food isn't seasoned. I had a small amount of egg shell in my meat balls (3 for $15)... What a joke. In all honesty I regret spending my 26th Birthday here and my money. I could of gone to olive garden for a fraction of the price. The chicken in the Alfredo appeared to be boiled. It had no seasoning at all. I cant even compare this tp a tv dinner!!! Completely outdone $182 of my families money on bland fry food
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  • first time
    1stx4
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was my first time at buca. I will be back the salad, baked ziti was amazing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The hubby and I recently celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary and our second trip to Buca Di Beppo and we were still amazed at how awesome the staff and food and just total feel of our experience. We were even able to sit at the same table as we did at our 1 year anniversary which made it even more amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Birthday ever!
    mltNmth
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was my daughter's birthday and everything was perfect. Our server, Melanie, was awesome. She attended to every single detail. She made sure that the table didn't collect unwanted dishes. She made sure that everyone was singing ! Happy birthday...!. We couldn't have asked for a better place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Homecoming
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went here for homecoming and it was great. It is good for really large groups. The food is super yummy! The colossal brownie ice cream dessert is huge and delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were there to celebrate a good friend's birthday. It was a little loud, but we were in a corner booth which blocked some of the noise. It was my first visit to the restaurant. Everyone was very nice. We were in a bit of a rush and should have mentioned we had a show at Starlight at 8pm when we first arrived. We did mention it before our food arrived. We were 30 minutes late to the show. My suggestion is don't make other plans after eating at Buca de Beppo. Or else make earlier reservations, especially on the weekend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    Melkat
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were seated shortly after 7:00 and did not see a waiter for 45 minutes. Service was slow. We didn't get all of our food that was ordered. We were there for a 60 th Anniversary and were told they only do special deserts for birthdays. It was so loud we couldn't hear each other talk. Have been here later at night and lunch and enjoyed it. This time was just awful. I think for almost $400 our experience should have been better.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ISSUES
    paulinaVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had my sons 12th there with 14 boys. Food was o.k., but they forgot the garlic bread and the cheese bread, were very picky about the coupons and/or offers they had and the salad was tiny for a family sized. Accidentally served an extra pasta bowl to the boys I didnt order, and they took it off the bill, but still charged me for all the other items they failed to bring. We needed water and I had to clean my own table at one point. Not really sure I will be back again. Plus, I made reservations over 2 weeks in advance and still had to wait for a table when I got there and felt like they squeezed us in to a tiny space. They are huge boys, who ate like men and believe me my bill was that large as well. A large table would have been apropo
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  • loved it
    kemosobe
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Came with family for first-time. They have new fans. We will be back many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad server
    DevryFoodie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I've been to Buca many times & have never had a problem with service. However, this time our server acted as though he had never waited tables before & every request was either incomprehensible or a major incovenience to him. I was there celebrating my engagement & Zach acted like he had never talked to a group of women before. Sad to say, he was very awkward & seemed extremely uncomfortable, making for a poor experience for us. The food was delicious & other staff members were very personable & helpful. Zach was just not one of these notable staff members.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Can not beat it
    Pward
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    As always, our experience at Buca last Saturday night was fantastic. It was crazy crowded and we were way back in the corner with friends. Incredibly the food and service were terrific. The noise was at an obnoxious level however, because of all the babies.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Italian Food
    Rick74
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    One cannot go wrong at Buca di Beppo. The food and service are great. Portions are more than sufficient and there is always enough to take home. Prices may seem a little high but when compared to the quality and quantity on would find that they are not really high at all. As an Italian who was raised on good Italian food I would strongly recommend this restaurant to all lovers of Italian Food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Kimmiekins
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I've eaten at 3 different Buca di Beppo's. Generally I do not care for Itallian chains, but prefer more home grown places. This is certainly the exception. While their red sauce is a little boring, get into their whites and they are to die for. The family dining experience is great, and it is certainly for groups. You can do it with a couple, but you'll have leftovers, even with the small plates and two large, hungry people. :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always satisfying
    JoMama
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Ambiance is great. The pics and posters on the wall can keep you entertained for hours. Service could have quicker but the food is always satisfying and delicious. We had my 85 year old mother in law with us. Although there was an elevator, getting in to the restaurant took us through a very twisted route.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • budgie
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    What a great place to eat with friends. The family style dining brings all close together and adds to the warm family atmosphere. Having visited the one in Michigan numerous times, finding one in Kansas City was a true find. Our group of four shared two appetizers, a large spaghetti and meatballs and the spicy chicken. Additionally, we had both the garlic bread and cheese bread. Everything was fantastic and you have to have a meatball--one half pound of pure Italian delight. We ordered the desert platter and shared it with the table next to us as it was more than we could eat. The Italian cream cake is the best desert ever made. If you are traveling and see a Buca di Bepo--- stop for a fantastic meal. You wont be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buca di Beppo Review
    TheMAC
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband and I have been here a couple of times, so this time we brought the kids and some out-of-town friends. We had a 2:00pm reservation, but we got there early. They happily sat us early; that was nice. The food was good, as usual - spaghetti and pizza. The friends really liked the atmosphere and the kids were very interested in the fact that it's "under ground." There was a very large group (30+) sitting near us so it made the noise level very high. And there was a crying baby near us, which didn't help. But, the parents DID take the baby out. I think the large group ordered before us, so it felt like it took our food a while to arrive. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting Decor
    FamousAmous
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was good (and affordable); service was ok. Waiter seemed very busy with multiple tables so we didn't get the best service, but not the worst either. The pictures and other decor on the walls was eclectic and very interesting, not necessarily for young eyes though. The room that we sat in was very loud, so difficult to carry on an intimate coversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great atmosphere
    Radiation
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My son chose Buca for his birthday dinner. We planned for at least a month and finally all our schedules coincided for a Friday night treat to Buca. We have loved Buca for special occasions and just for fun for years. Way to go Buca!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food Interesting Atmosphere
    SaltySalReview2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Me and my daughter arrived for dinner for her 15th birthday. The wait staff was prompt, courteous, attentive, and efficient. The Italian food was outstanding. I had the Chicken Stuffed w/ Proscuitto with a side of broccoli. It was amazing. The linguine was amazing as well. Would definitely return and enjoy the curiously entertaining decor, great Italian music and great food. Could be pricey for some.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food horrible service
    yellowcat00
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    the food was great, but the waiter was horrible. haven't had that bad of service from a waiter ever. We had to ask the other server twice to track him down just to order another drink. He only came to the table 1 time and that was when the food came out. Hard to come back to a place that has service like that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Evening
    birthdaycelebrations
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I took my husband there for his birthday with his family. The portion sizes are great for groups and the customer service is wonderful! I love coming here for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.