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nolanola
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Buca Di Beppo Coming to NOLA

Will open at Oakwood (westbank). I've heard of them but don't know too much. The food on their website doesn't look all that great.

Unless they are the Golden Corral of Italian dining I think they made a horrible real estate choice.


jimithing11
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re: Buca Di Beppo Coming to NOLA
it's on par with Olive Garden. nothing special.


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Degas
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The locations I've been at were an absolute fricking circus. It's loud, both visually and also with the music they play. I guarantee that if you spend an hour in the place you're going to be sick of Dean Martin. Every time I've been to one I couldn't wait to leave, but I may be in the minority because the place was always packed, and when we'd hit the town in groups, someone would always pick this place in their rotation.

It's mostly family portioned food, meaning large plates meant to be shared.

Did I mention that you're going to be sick of Dean Martin?

"When the moon hits you eye like a big pizza pie..."


coolpapaboze
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re: Buca Di Beppo Coming to NOLA
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Unless they are the Golden Corral of Italian dining

It pretty much is the Golden Corral of Italian dining.


dallastiger55
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re: Buca Di Beppo Coming to NOLA
It try's to be like a maggionos if you've ever been there but it misses


It's basic family style Italian food that's good for parties or large groups. Save you money.


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saderade
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re: Buca Di Beppo Coming to NOLA
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Will open at Oakwood (westbank)
No thanks


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jimithing11
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Spot on review. It's famiy size portions and they pump in the Italian music.

It's your typical Italian chain restaurant


Martini
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re: Buca Di Beppo Coming to NOLA
So you hang out there?


jimithing11
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re: Buca Di Beppo Coming to NOLA
I've been there twice several years ago. It wasn't bad but I'd rather eat at a local place


Martini
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re: Buca Di Beppo Coming to NOLA
Being descended from hearty Cantania stock I would think a typical Italian chain would be off limits to a ....man like you. Is the tomato sauce too thick for your refined Sicilian taste?


jimithing11
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re: Buca Di Beppo Coming to NOLA
Actually it was the opposite. Too watery.


Lambdatiger1989
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I went to one in San Diego, and it was neither here nor there. We sat at a table with a bust of the pope in the middle. That was a little strange but...I think they will do well in Oakwood. The demographics there will fit in well for what they are doing.


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BobABooey
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They have a booth in the kitchen that you can reserve. They show you each plate before it goes to a table. The waiters even let you grab a calamari or two, etc from the plate before it leaves the kitchen. It's fun until the next visit and you don't sit in the kitchen.


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BayouBengal
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Middle of the road, nothing special. Not really all that different than OG.


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Martini
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re: Buca Di Beppo Coming to NOLA
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I've been there twice several years ago. It wasn't bad but I'd rather eat at a local place



Apparently the jimmileg likes chain Italian compared to Olive Garden in this thread yet calls out everyone about Italian in the other thread.

he might have the jimiarms too?


Ole Geauxt
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i kinda like it... i enjoy the family thing, their cheap house chianti in the wicker basket bottom, but what do i know, my great, great grandparents just passed through Sicily Island, not Ellis Island..


jimithing11
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re: Buca Di Beppo Coming to NOLA
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i kinda like it


finally someone backing up my testament that rednecks don't know fricking anything about food other than rice or rice stuffed in a large intestine



Ole Geauxt
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sarcasm- the use of irony to mock or convey contempt.

the sicily island thing didn't give you a clue? jimi, how young are you?
This post was edited on 12/10 at 12:30 pm


FriscoKid
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re: Buca Di Beppo Coming to NOLA
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Will open at Oakwood (westbank)


will do well in that market


Martini
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re: Buca Di Beppo Coming to NOLA
I really don't think he has a clue. His responses in this and the other thread are almost like he's a water head or something. Makes absolutely no sense.


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