As anyone who has ever been to Buca know, the atmosphere is what makes the place. There is even a booth in the kitchen. Which I reccomend for first timers or with someone who has kids interesting in cooking. Very fun. most of the food on the menu is above avarage, with just a few things that I did not care fore. (Don't order the meat platter.. it's a bit dry and over-priced) Stick with the pastas and the garlic cheese-bread. Very very good. The waitstaff seem to enjoy what they are doing, and typically know the food. I did not order drinks or wine, so I can not comment on their bar. It's a great place to try with kids as all dishes are searved family style. A typical family of 4 could probably get away with ordering an apitizer and perhaps one large pasta dish. Enjoy.
Pros: Atmosphere, Large Portions
Cons: Limited Menu