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Bella Cucina Buffet offers Quality and Value

21 Aug

Bella Cucina Italian Buffet located just off Bee Ridge Road exit of I-75

Great lunch today at Bella Cucina Italian Buffet. In fact, I am somewhat surprised that more people around here don’t rave about this place. The food choices are endless and the quality is consistently good. For just $7.95, you can fill up your boiler with homemade Italian eats and lots of it.  

It looks like a train wreck, but it tasted really good

I loaded up my platter today with plump meatballs topped with red sauce, mild Italian sausage with mixed roasted veggies, and some really tasty marinated roast pork. Not sure what they call it (Italian Roast Pork?) — but I call it deadly. And I mean that in a good way. As you can see from the above picture, I also couldn’t resist grabbing a slice of pepperoni pizza and a small cup of Italian Wedding Soup.

The Italian Wedding Soup is top notch … loaded with little meat balls

Ameretto Rice Pudding is a good way to finish lunch on a sweet note

Bella Cucina is clean and easy to get to. They also play a nice selection of Italian-American pop standards (Dino, Frank, etc.) while you dine. If you’re visiting Sarasota or just passing through, make time for a brief pit stop at Bella Cucina. I strongly recommend it and consider it one of the best All You Can Eat Italian Lunch Buffets this side of Palermo. You’ll leave stuffed and begging for a small salad (if anything at all) for dinner that night. www.italianbuffet.com