I never heard of Buca di Beppo until we went there for breakfast at Harrah’s Atlantic City. It’s a chain that serves Italian food family style (large dishes to share). I love saying the name “Buca di Beppo” over and over. I don’t know how to pronounce it!
Anyway, I don’t think most Buca di Beppos serve breakfast. But the one at Harrah’s did. Kind of a generic breakfast bar. I’d say if you are eating there for breakfast, get the Breakfast Pizza, because that is really good. Taste even better than it looks here.
I wanted to try their famous Half Pound Meatballs, but they weren’t available during breakfast. I knew I had to come back for them. Good thing they have one in Manhattan. It’s above above Planet Hollywood in Times Square.
If you go online and subscribe to their emails, they give you coupon for a free small pasta (which is actually huge –feeds two). I’ve also been getting a lot of other coupons from them too. Todd and I had to strategize what would be the best deal.
We ended up getting the free small Spaghetti Marinara (feeds two) and an order of the Half Pound Meatballs (3 for $16.99 NYC prices). Man, there was so much food! I don’t know if you can tell by the pictures below. It was pretty good. Kind of a smoky taste to it, which I couldn’t tell if it was fake or not, but still good. Nice meatballs!
I still get coupons from them in my email. Really good deals, like 20% off during this Labor Day weekend. Plus they have a good happy hour from 3-6pm of apps, beer and wine between $3-6 at the bar. With all these great deals, it’s a wonder why the place was so empty for dinner. Maybe everyone is at Planet Hollywood below.
Buca di Beppo – 1540 Broadway (b/t 7th Ave & 46th St) New York, NY 10036
Yum. That’s a big-a meat-a-ball!