First time having lunch at Buca di Beppo in the Gaslamp District in Downtown San Diego. I must say, I was pretty impressed with the whole experience. From everything to the food, the staff, the establishment and even the customers that were seated around us was an absolute pleasure. But then again, they were Padre fans and right now there's lots to be happy about if you know what I mean.
After we ordered some drinks, we were given a basket of bread before the main meals arrive. Eating just a few slices, I knew I had to stop or it would be impossible for me to complete my share of the food.
At Buca di Beppo, they serve family style food that come in two portion sizes. Small and Large. From what I remembered, small feeds up to three and large feeds up to six. So, it was pretty obvious for us to get the small portions.
We ended up getting the Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken. They're breaded chicken breasts stuffed with mozzarella and prosciutto, baked and topped with marinara, served on a bed of pesto cream sauce...
And we also got the Baked Rigatoni. The baked rigatoni is a rich meat sauce and spicy Italian sausage tossed with imported Italian rigatoni and lots of mozzarella. It's topped with parmesan and dollops of ricotta cheese then baked to golden perfection.
Today was such a nice/beautiful day. To really make the whole event much better was to have it outside. I wish they had some type of outdoor seating to take advantage of this San Diego weather and to take in some great people watching in the Gaslamp. Maybe next time... well, off to find another spot to try out and blog about.
You know, that's what's so great about having the BlackBerry, never have to worry about a camera. Since it has it's own flash built into it in those low light situations...
Buca di Beppo
705 6th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101