We had our friend's group of 20 people meet for dinner at Buca's in St. Paul,
Minnesota this past Saturday evening. The food was good, but the service was only fair. We had only one person taking care of our table and she seemed over whelmed. This was odd because this place specializes in serving larger groups
It was difficult in getting drinks refilled. The prices are a little high for small size salads and some entrées. For the price, it would be expected to have small pasta side included. One couple ordered small veal parm (serves 2-3 people ) for about $25 and the side Ziti pasta was ordered, which Buca charges another $19. The veal entrée was good but the pasta side was way over priced. The $19.00 for an apple lettuce salad ( for two) with seasoned walnuts was also overpriced. The lettuce was slightly wilted.
Two of the couple's Dinners were not served until the rest of the group had all but finished our meals. There dinner did not arrive for over 45 minutes after everyone else was served. It made our entire group uncomfortable. There was a meek apology only. They were not willing to comp a part of the cost or offer the people a certificate for a free return meal.
I hope you desire a very loud environment as well. We couple not communicate with others at our table.
Yes, we would return in the future. .. But not for a while.
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