Buca di Beppo is a place where you don't have to worry about the kids creating a disturbance - no one could possibly hear them. The place is busy ... and loud ... and fun. But the operative word here is "generous," even "enormous." Salads and pastas come heaped so high you wonder how much dropped in the kitchen on the way out to the table. The meatball on top of our table's mountain of spaghetti was so huge it threatened to set off an avalanche of noodles. All food is served family style and meant to be shared. Dishes are available in two portion sizes: Buca Small serves two or more people and Buca Large serves four or more. A kid's menu is available for those 10 and under. It includes mac and cheese, spaghetti, fettuccine alfredo, pizza, and chicken parmigiana. Expect long waits on Friday and Saturday nights. If you can't wait, food is available for takeout (give the kitchen 20-30 minutes' notice). Although this is a kid-friendly restaurant, don't count on crayons - if you need them, pack your own. Fine dining this isn't, but if you want a no-fuss, no-attitude meal out with the kids in surroundings busy enough to keep them distracted, this is the place. Semi-private party rooms are available. Buca accepts reservations via the phone and Web.