04/28/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Buca/Seattle WA - TOGO Sat 4/23/11: We love the family size dishes, specially the LINGUINE FRUTTI DI MARE. We had this dish as dine-ins and dine-outs, from the regular size menu. Great sauce seasoning, nicely tossed linguine texture (not too soft, not too chewy), the seafood was not overly cooked. SO, we thought we couldn’t go wrong if we order for a private party. We ordered the EXTRA LARGE PARTY PAN. Well, this is WHERE IT WENT WRONG, too much linguine and not enough seafood; only one layer on top of the deep pan linguine. They didn’t have party size fried calamari, so we got 2 orders from the regular menu as side dishes. There’s a reason why they don’t have this on the TOGO party size menu – it gets SOGGY quickly. DONOT GET EXTRA LARGE PARTY PAN!! = TWO STARS.
SERVICE gets ONE STAR. They didn’t follow through with their promises to our requests: red pepper - received 6 tiny pack and the PAN serves 20, NO utensils, 6 paper plates and the PAN serves 20, NO carry carton to help transport the hot dish. The fried calamari gotten soggy 10mins out, despite the waitress’ assurance. DONOT order fried calamari to go, for dine-in only. We had a wait a bit at pickup despite the advance-order from internet. DONOT use internet to order, call it in. Their website shopping cart is a bit out-dated, too dump sort of speak.
OVERALL – 2.5 STARS for this experience.