This place is great fun for family and/or groups of friends. It's a 'family style', which means that you order big heaping platters of food and spoon out what you want, just like home. The ambiance is great, there's tons of funny pictures and things to spark conversation, and it's very kid-friendly (order the speghetti and meatballs and watch the kids' faces when they bring meatballs as big as your head). It's a great place if you and your friends both have families- when we go out with our friends and their kids, its usually a party of four adults/four kids, and that's NO problem either for Bucco to seat or for us adults to take care of the kids and keep them entertained. Try that at most restaurants ;).