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Buca Di Beppo

For my 23rd birthday, my parents treated me dinner to Buca di Beppo (From Wikipedia, the name means, "Joe's Basement"). The small family sized plates were more than enough to feed me and my family! I loovvee the sauces they put on their pastas! It amazed me how much art and decor was all over the ristorante. It was like an Italian American museum!

                                                My dad wanted to replace Danny Devito:

This was a whole lot of food! I ordered the Gnocchi Al Telefono (tender gnocchi tossed with fresh mozzarella in light roasted garlic marinara and a touch of cream). I love this pasta because there's potatoes made within the pasta and it reminds me of good times I had in my culinary class last year. My parents shared Ravioli Al Pomodoro (cheese-filled ravioli served with our homemade marinara sauce), and Bronsen had an Eggplant Parmigiana (breaded and fried eggplant slices topped with marinara, fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella, then baked). It was enormous!

A close up of the Eggplant Parmigiana. It looked a turtle shell!

I was surprised I didn't get my place mat messy.. I'm usually a messy eater!

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Tomorrow on December 11th, Project Pie (, a restaurant specializing in artisan pizzas, at the MGM Grand Las Vegas will be hosting the event - Project: Be The Change.  Proceeds will go to the local LV branch of Autism Speaks (

Autism Speaks is an autism advocacy organization that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and the public.
If you're free tomorrow drop on by Project Pie and eat some pizza, you'll be contributing to a great cause! #ProjectBeTheChange