So, delivery then. Larosa’s, located about 2.5 miles up the street by Rookwood commons, has spaghetti. Balboa’s just opened up in O’Bryonville, but we could not find a menu of theirs anywhere online, so their spaghetti status remains a mystery.
I called Larosa’s for delivery. We’ve had hit or miss deliveries with them—sometimes they deliver to our apartment, sometimes not.
This time, not. After much tense negotiation with David, I volunteered to go out and pick up the desired spaghetti. Marriage is full of little compromises.
I searched around and decided that if David wanted spaghetti and meat balls, he was going to get a top notch spaghetti and at least one ½ pound meatball. I ordered online from Buca di Beppo’s website.
1 kids pepperoni pizza ($4.99)
1 kids chicken parmesan (which comes with a “mini” side of spaghetti) ($4.99)
The small order of spaghetti and meatballs ($16.99)
1 extra meatball ($4.99)
A small Caesar salad ($9.99)
I headed over to Rookwood after placing our order and strode across the parking lot in my flip-flops and pajamas for my bag of takeout. It was ready right when they said it would be, and packaged in a large back full of aluminum tins. It was also extremely heavy, so I am sure that I made an amusing sight as I lugged it back to the car.
If you’ve never eaten at Buca di Beppo before, you need to know their portions are gigantic. They do the family style Italian dining, which means if you order the tiramisu, it will come out in a large bowl. A small order of a dish should serve two to three people, and a large serves four to six. I figured ordering off the kids menu and getting the small size should reduce the potential gluttony that is a Buca di Beppo meal, right?
Our meal came with some very good white bread. David dug into the salad first, under kitty’s supervision. A small Caesar at Buca is a large Caesar everywhere else.
I impatiently ate some of my pizza, which was a good size. Nice thin crust, good pepperoni. Solid pizza. Not spectacular, not bad.