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Osteria La Buca recommendations for Sat. night...corkage fee?

Kiley79 Oct 26, 2007 01:33 PM

Going to La Buca for the first time tomorrow night. Would love to hear recommendations as there seems to be some debate about the pizza. Also- does anyone know if the "no corkage fee" policy still exists?


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    foodnmusic Oct 26, 2007 02:06 PM

    Skip the pizza and go straight for the Gnocchi. Unbelievable. I had the speck and arugula pizza - good, but wished I had ordered my friends Gnocchi.

    1. hrhboo Oct 26, 2007 02:26 PM

      Second the gnocchi. All of their house made pastas are excellent, especially the squid ink trenette. Love the burrata with speck appetizer too. Burrata appears so often on menus these days, but theirs is really lovely.

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        baloney Oct 26, 2007 03:04 PM

        I just came back from lunch there actually. Third the gnocchi and agree that all their pastas are great. Personal favorite sauces are the vodka, fume, and pomodoro but I assume any of the sauces would be good. I like their calamari appetizer also.

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          carter Oct 26, 2007 03:05 PM

          Any indication when the addition will be opening???

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            baloney Oct 26, 2007 03:07 PM

            I never ask anymore because it seems the date is constantly changing. The last I heard, it was supposed to open last week of October...which is, like, now.

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              Kiley79 Oct 26, 2007 04:10 PM

              Thanks. We will definitely be trying the gnocchi and burrata!

        2. Ciao Bob Oct 26, 2007 04:32 PM

          I was there a few weeks ago and corkage was not free but was not very much ?10?
          Call and check.

          Food was great...loved the ravioli.

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            sgiord Oct 29, 2007 12:54 PM

            I was there last weekend. The addition was opened and jumping. I think the corkage fee was listed at $18.95, but I'm not positive.

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