Franklin >Buca di Beppo
1722 Galleria Boulevard, Franklin, TN | Directions 3706735.96376 -86.810489
M-Th 11:30am-10pm, F-Sa 11:30am-11pm, Su 11:30am-9pm
Alicia is one of the best servers at buca di bepo – Being a server for over 16 years, I think I know a bit about serving tables. Despite them not having the shrimp dish they sometimes have on special, Alicia went ahead and checked if the kitchen could make it anyway, they couldn't which didn't matter because she recommended a different dish which was just as good. Alicia was a shear delight. We never had to ask for refills, she was very attentive to our table, she truly made us feel as though we were the only one's she was waiting on. We had a great time despite the kids acting a bit wild. Thank you Alicia for the great service and we willl definitely request you everytime.
Welcome to Nashville!
Come hungry - unbutton your jeans – We shared the salad with proscuito and gorgonzola - and it was great. The stuffed pasta dishes were all distinct, and the chicken marsala was exceptional. We all shared, and got to enjoy a lot of treats. The garlic bread with mozz was like a small pizza, and perfectly toasted. They took us 45 minutes after our reservations. We drove 45 minutes to get there, so I was upset at that. But the food made me forgive them. You enter through the kitchen, and next time I hope to eat in the kitchen.
Servers.....shhhhhhhh. – We went through the kitchen (first timers) while being told in a monotone voice, "The reason we take people through the kitchen is because it's the heart.". When we arrived at our table our table appeared like it had never been wiped, just the new placemats replaced the old. We ordered the calamari and spinach salad which were amazing! Our salad was served with tongs that had old, caked on food on them, but we didn't use them and had a great salad. We had the chicken marsala,and the special...YUM! The portions didn't seem like enough for two people, but we still took a lot home. Finally, we ordered tiramisu and almost died when we saw the size of it and tasted it!
Staff was VERY loud talking to each other...don't care who's on line 4 for who!
Poor Restaurant – I recently visited this restaurant, and I loved the way the decor looked as I walked in. I was, however, very dissapointed with extremely slow service. I spent about 2 hours going back and forth with them as it took that long to 1. Get drinks 2. Figure out the recommended dish was out 3. Get my final selection. Finally, I found that my final selection was very bland and uninteresting. They should have been paying me to eat here.
Start with low expectations – Buca di Beppo has very high a Citysearch rating but failed, by far, to live up to it. There was no wait to be seated for the place was almost vacant. Still, however, nearly 20 minutes before our server was able to take drink orders. Once deciding on a meal, a special, we were treated to empty drink glasses and a 45 minute wait before being told our main course was out. I am not picking on our server, who seemed to be working alone, as fault lies in the kitchen manager for not informing anyone of the shortage. The only redeeming quality is it was free, not, we were told, having anything to do with us scouting for a group meeting place. Finally receiving our replacement order, after 2 hours inside, but it too failed to meet expectations. I suggest cooking at home.
Delicious – This place has excellent food and the staff are wonderful and very knowledgeable about the food that is prepared here. This place will leave you very full and you will want to come back again, and again...
Rehearsal Dinner for 35 – The service was excellent and the food was better! Able to walk right in and sit down. Anyone going by should get a table in the kitchen. Easy to work with. Servers were fun! Speak with Trevor about parties, he did a great job. Many thanks to our servers! Great atmosphere! Definately a must for anyone coming to Nashville. Will definately use again. One drawback (for some), its a NO SMOKING restaurant. Even in the bar.
A Great time!!! – It was fun, it was exciting, and the food and service was great.
Great to Many, Mediocre to Me – We went here on the recommendations of some friends. It was packed, it being Saturday night, but w/reservations were seated immediately. The hostess walked us through the kitchen enroute to our table, saying they like to show it to guests. We were seated in one of many small rooms with really strange decor. I was thrown that there were paper placemats and a big menu on the wall... a very casual atmosphere (nothing wrong with that... I was just surprised). The service was slow--yet we felt rushed--and though some of the food (salad) was good, most was not impressive (parmesan dish w/practically no cheese; diced tomatoes in all the dishes rather than tomato sauce). Our waiter could have been better, though the manager and chef were quite nice and friendly. I see why people like the restaurant; the service was just off and the food isn't up my alley.
Awesome! – We got seated quickly, the service was friendly and wonderful. The Chicken Gloriouso was so yummy! I went there with a date and it was perfect, the portions for the small size was a nice fit for couples. And if you love chocolate and have room for desert try there chocolate cake, it will satisfy any chocolate lover!
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