Some restaurants would allow their staff to chastise customers for wandering into the kitchen area. Buca di Beppo is not one of those restaurants. In fact, we might just welcome you to come on in and take a seat!
A meal at the Buca di Beppo Chef’s Table, located in the heart of the restaurant’s kitchen, is one amazing culinary experience. Once you and your dining companions have slid into your comfortable kitchen-side seats, you’ll all get the chance to see professional chefs practicing authentic Italian cooking techniques right before your eyes. And there’s a lot more to it than boiling noodles. There’s also baking, sautéing, chopping, topping, roasting – the list goes on and on and it’s definitely all worth it in the end. We think seeing how your food is made might somehow make it taste better. Knowing what you’re eating was crafted with somebody’s two hands, not just defrosted and thrown on a plate, makes the sweet touches seem sweeter and the savory bites seem savorier. After all, how could we get our appetizers and entrées to taste house-made if we weren’t making them in-house?
From fresh breads and carefully arranged salads to baked pastas and desserts, watching your meal come to life turns a hearty meal into dinner and a show! It’s just the sort of eventful night out that’s perfect for celebrating big occasions. Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and new beginnings are all a little brighter at the Chef’s Table! As long as you’re prepared to dine in a fast-paced slightly noisy environment, that is. If the sounds of dicing and sizzling aren’t your idea of ideal background noise, this table is not for you. However, if you love great food and an impressive showcasing of talent, it definitely is! You’re invited to interact with the chef, ask him questions (food-related and otherwise) and tailor your meal to your exact specifications when you sit in this section of the restaurant.
As for what to order, it’s fun to watch pretty much anything go from raw ingredients to delicious finished product. That being said, the pizza dough process is always an entertaining one and our Stuffed Shells must always be made with a good bit of showmanship. Your server or your chef will be able to tell you which wine pairings best suit your meal and which Italian combinations best suit your party! For example, if you’re looking to have a classic Italian dinner, you can’t wrong with salad and spaghetti. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, it might be a night for Fried Calamari and spicy garlic shrimp. When it comes to cooking, we’ve put it all out there so don’t be shy with the orders!