Jacob turns 16 on Monday. Sixteen!! Seeing as how David and I both work on Monday, we decided to take him to his birthday dinner today, Saturday. After posting a "Where should we go" status update on Facebook, my friend Julie suggested we try Buca Di Beppo, so we did. What a FUN, quirky place. They walked us through the kitchen, introducing us to random kitchen staff, on our way to our table. The place was decked out in crazy Italian decor; as if your wacky Italian grandma went nuts with the decorating.
Their menu items are offered in one of two sizes; Small (feeds 3-4 people) and Large (feeds 5-6 people). We chose an appetizer and two small entrees and shared between the three of us, and we still could not finish everything. Miss Is got her own pizza.
The waiter was really attentive. Not a thing slipped by his notice. After the meal, he brought out this candelabra, a rather large cupcake and had the table next to us wish Jacob a happy birthday in Italian.
He even brought Isabel a mini-cone.
He opened several gifts: a Guitar Center gift card and CD from Kelli Kelli, two video games, a laptop cooler pad and two more Guitar Gift Center cards from us.
Oh, and a T-Shirt. "Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal." Oh yeah!