Buca di Beppo Kentlands Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo

122 Kentlands Blvd. (Great Seneca Hwy.)
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Cuisine: Italian
Family-style eating with outsize portions makes for a memorable night out.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily


Buca di Beppo Restaurant Review:

Big, big meals geared for the whole family---maybe the whole neighborhood---are the big hits at Buca di Beppo, a casual Italian eatery whose name translates as Joe’s basement. All this implies is the informality of food, service, and décor---the last being rather kitschy, folksy, and eclectic with strings of Christmas lights brightening the scene. To get its full impact, feel free to wander around the maze-like restaurant, though you may need a scout to help you find your way back to your table. Be sure to include an order of garlic bread, especially with mozzarella, to start, and if you add on a salad, realize that there’s so much lettuce that it will overflow the bowl. Pizzas by one estimate are two-feet round, though that may be exaggerated, but pastas, even those marked small, will feed several people, probably for several meals. And as for dessert, don’t pass up the tiramisu, which here is a giant hunk of cake dusted with chocolate and layered with triple-cream cheese. Yum!

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