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Buca di Beppo for Lunch, What to Order? [moved from L.A. board]

bernardo Jul 21, 2006 02:41 AM

Lucky me may get dragged to lunch at BdB in HB. Any suggestions what's best to order or just shoot in the dark?

[The Chowhound Team moved this discussion about Buca di Beppo from the Los Angeles board]

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  1. kerwintoronto RE: bernardo Jul 21, 2006 02:56 AM

    2 stiff drinks to start and then for me it all doesn't seem as pedestrian.

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      carter RE: bernardo Jul 21, 2006 04:30 AM

      Mixed drinks or many glasses of water. Anything else is wishful thinking.

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        Jack Flash RE: bernardo Jul 21, 2006 05:13 AM

        I can't believe I'm admitting this, but I've been quite pleasantly surprised with...

        the pizza. Seriously; just a simple margherita. It's a paper-thin crust, and they use what appears to be an uncooked tomato sauce. It's lightly baked. And believe it or not, rather tasty.

        Maybe it was simply a case of something exceeding rather diminished expectations, but the next time I'm required to attend a BdiB event, I'll be getting the pizza.

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          OCAnn RE: Jack Flash Jul 26, 2006 09:49 PM

          I concur wholeheartedly!!!

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          cupcake RE: bernardo Jul 21, 2006 05:18 AM

          I actually LOVE their Macaroni Rosa. Pasta with pink sauce, chicken and peas. It's great!

          1. davinagr RE: bernardo Jul 24, 2006 09:48 PM

            My fave thing there is simple spaghetti and meat sauce. It's very tasty. Lemon chicken is not bad either.

            1. Covert Ops RE: bernardo Jul 25, 2006 03:14 PM

              I didn't know they were open for lunch.

              Get the chicken saltimbocca. You'll lick the plate.

              Skip the desserts.

              I also like the Quattro al Forno, a little bit for everyone: manicotti, cheese ravioli, canneloni and shells stuffed w/spicy sausage.

              Take the leftovers home and you'll have dinner and the next day's lunch.

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                calabasas_trafalgar RE: bernardo Jul 25, 2006 06:53 PM

                Linguini & clams is not on the menus but it's excellent.

                1. OCAnn RE: bernardo Jul 26, 2006 09:48 PM

                  oops...see above.

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