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Bucca di Beppo
Central Orlando Location
8001 S Orange Blossom # 1304 Orlando, FL
1351 South Orlando Avenue
Bucca Di Beppo started out as a group of small time restaurants in the basement of an Apartment complex in Minneapolis, Minnesota and its owners specialized in serving family style Italian food to many of the locals. The name actually translates to Beppo’s whole referring to small, “whole in the wall” restaurants. From these humble beginning in 1993, it has transformed into a huge national company with more than 80 locations. It has recently been purchased by Planet Hollywood and now calls Orlando Home. Today it has two Orlando locations: one in Maitland, and the other in Central Orlando.
Bucca Di Beppo is known for taking its family feel to heart. Each new visitor is allowed to take an intimate tour of the kitchen to see how their favorite Italian dishes are made. After that, guest are then shown to their seats and find themselves surrounded by an array of Italian, photo graphs, figurines and hundreds of other pieces of memorabilia and checkered table clothes. Food is then served family style and visitors are encouraged to share dishes around the table. Bucca Di Beppo is also a good spot to plan a big family dinner and they have a special table known as the Pope's table specially created for groups of 8 or more.
Bucca Di Beppo is known as a good place for even the fussiest of eaters. It serves some of kids' classic favorites like pepperoni pizza, spaghetti and meat balls, and mac and cheese. It is a popular place to prevent melt downs at the end of the day after a long day playing in one of Orlando’s parks and attractions. They also provide coloring pages and are well equipped for large families.
Bucca di Beppo Menu
Bucca Di Beppo is open for both Lunch and dinner and both menus include a large array of salads, pastas, pizzas and other Italian specialty. The dinner menu is much more comprehensive and includes more obscure Italian recipes, sea food and a larger selection of Appetizers. Popular choices include the Apple Gorgonzola Salad, Mozzarella Garlic Bread, Mozzarella Capreses, Flat Bread Pizza and Eggplant Parmigani.
The Central Orlando Location of Bucca Di Beppo is conveniently located inside the Florida Mall close to hundreds of department stores and specialty shops. It is also a short drive from the thrill rides and themed shows at Universal's two separate parks: Universal Orlando and Islands of Adventure. Bucca Di Beppo could be a good stop after a long day playing in the water at Wet n’ Wild or exploring the variety of biblical scenes and specials at The Holy Land Experience. Also close by is Shamoo and all of his watery companions at Sea World Orlando.
Near the Maitland Location, visitors can find a plethora of historic sites and small museums. These include the hands on Carpentry Shop Museum where visitors can come in and try out the tools of the past or explore some of the areas Victorian grandeur in the massive Water House Residence.