The Beach Princess: Coastal Mississippi Dining at Costa Cuchina in Biloxi

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Costa Cuchina is a restaurant in Biloxi Mississippi in the heart of the IP Casino Resort and Spa. The flavors of Italy will be calling you, with an extensive menu and delicious Italian fare.

While the buffet upstairs can be crowded with a lengthy wait, especially in the weekends, Costa Cuchina has always had excellent availability right at opening, so arrive at five p.m. if you don’t have a reservation. They also take reservations by phone if you can make plans ahead of time.

This is by far the fanciest restaurant my husband and I dine at, in Mississippi or Alabama, which is saying something given my teenage- chicken nugget pallet.

All meals are served with a large shared salad, warm baked bread with oil and garlic, plus a salad, but you can also order a salad with, as or before your meal.

Their menu is extensive, starting with appetizers and sides.

Speaking of Italian, let’s talk about pasta and pizza.

You can finish the meal with dessert.

Ask to sit at the bar or by the wine bottles.

As you can see by the prices, Costa Cuchina is not crazy expensive, in fact we think it can be less expensive than the weekend buffets. And the atmosphere is definitely quieter and far more romantic than a well lit buffet.

I give it an enthusiastic thumbs up.

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