This month for Ladies Night out, we headed to Buca di Beppo. This is an Italian restaurant that serves family style, where each "small" serving 3 or "large" serving 5. The weather and later dinner hour shifted the number of people who could make it, so it was a small but happy crowd. We reserved the Pope's table. This is a hoot! It can seat up to18 people and has a Pope theme throughout the room. The table itself has a lazy-susan on it, making sharing whatever you order that much more fun.
The photo was taken by our very patient server - with a point and shoot, so the lighting and shiny things all over the walls played havoc with the exposure. And contrary to her tired look, Baby A really did have fun with us! We tried several versions of salad, could not pass up the roasted garlic cheesy bread, some of the ladies had lasagna - with leftovers, and of course, cannoli!
If you are looking for family Italian, this is good stuff. And, if you are really adventurous, you can book the table in the kitchen where you can watch everything as it happens. Apparently it is quite popular, but you don't get to eat with the Pope like we did.