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CHEESCAKES | Jul 21, 2006 10:41 PM

Ugh. Why do people constantly sing praises for this place. I know its a "Momma & Papa" establishment, but i have had better service at a diner. We had the burratta, which was very good - but that was it. I had the special which was a veal chop, which was pounded, lightly floured and severely over done. The mushroom sauce was tasty but the meat had the texture of an old shoe. When meat has been deprived of all juices it is no longer "medium". SIGH.

My Boyfriend had the carbonara which was flavorless and uninspired. I know there are only about 5 ingredients in Carbonara (I make a Killer version myself) but I'm quite certain they substituted pecorino romano for ice.

Dessert was....wait a minute, I forgot what we had for dessert. Mmmm, couldn't have been that fantastic now, could it?

Anyway, this place just didn't do it for me or the S.O. Either La Buca is SLIDING down a slippery slope or some people on this board just don't know good Italian. Hounds, which is it?


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