eagles

Savannah, TN

#22 Mar 4, 2012
I don't care whos been to Italy and tried to learn. It didn't taste good and we left hungry.
me

Lexington, TN

#23 Mar 4, 2012
Itally wrote:
<quoted text>Have you been to Italy? I have several times. The margarita pizza could not be closer what you get in Naples. In fact the guy who makes the pizza whet to Naples to learn how to make it. You may have ordered something which you did not like. Being that I have been to Italy several times I consider myself a pretty good judge of the food and I have really enjoyed it. Mcdonalds may be more your style.
For someone who has been to Italy you sure can't spell it correctly lol. My whole family is Siciliano and Romani
Cuyahoga

Lexington, TN

#24 Mar 6, 2012
Townie wrote:
Ate there. Was not impressed. Limited menu. Way over priced whether it's from scratch of not. The portion size was so small it was more like a kids meal. If anyone thinks this is true Italian they're smoking something and it ain't the coffee beans. Just because you have some fancy bread and throw some type of meat and suace on it doesn't make it Italian. Sounds like some folks haven't been away from McDonalds to long and they discovered something different and they think it's great. I wouldn't even say Besso's is above McDonalds. Seriously people. A half of a piece of bread about 6" long (just the bottom piece of bread, no top) with about 2oz of pork and a 1/4 cup of cole slaw for $7.50. Might have cost them a whole $1 to produce. Really!!!! People who think Besso's is great need to get out more often.
Are you kidding me???? Go to any restaurant in Jackson or Memphis and have their chicken piccata then go to Bessos - omg! No comparison!!!
Damon

Lexington, TN

#25 Mar 6, 2012
eagles wrote:
I don't care whos been to Italy and tried to learn. It didn't taste good and we left hungry.
You sure seem to have a lot to say negative here, perhaps a disgruntled former employee?? I have been to Bessos many times and there is absolutely nothing anywhere around that comes close for atmosphere, service and the food is incredible, especially for the price. Perhaps you could open your own restaurant and we could all compare it to Bessos?
eagles

Savannah, TN

#26 Mar 7, 2012
Been 1 time pizza was black on bottom didn't taste good, tea was nasty and left hungry. I am only stating how mine was. Some people like it and others don't. I will not waste my money on something then leave and eat somewhere else. I will go somewhere else and enjoy my food and pay less for better food. If you like it continue to go there.
Info

Dyersburg, TN

#27 Mar 7, 2012
eagles wrote:
Been 1 time pizza was black on bottom didn't taste good, tea was nasty and left hungry. I am only stating how mine was. Some people like it and others don't. I will not waste my money on something then leave and eat somewhere else. I will go somewhere else and enjoy my food and pay less for better food. If you like it continue to go there.
You must own a restaurant in Jackson...
eagles

Savannah, TN

#28 Mar 7, 2012
Info wrote:
<quoted text>
You must own a restaurant in Jackson...
No, just stating facts.
Word

United States

#29 Mar 7, 2012
eagles wrote:
<quoted text> No, just stating facts.
The fact is some people have poor taste - my dear sir you are one. Do yourself a favor and never leave Chester co - you may discover the world is not as you see it and your whole life you have been eating crapy pizza and never knew the difference.
eagles

Savannah, TN

#30 Mar 7, 2012
most of the time we eat in Jackson, just stated facts. said that was what I felt, some like some don't. Some people get bent out of shape over nothing. CHILL!
abc

Savannah, TN

#31 Mar 7, 2012
Bessos too expensive and small servings.
townie

Lexington, TN

#32 Mar 13, 2012
Itally wrote:
<quoted text>Have you been to Italy? I have several times. The margarita pizza could not be closer what you get in Naples. In fact the guy who makes the pizza whet to Naples to learn how to make it. You may have ordered something which you did not like. Being that I have been to Italy several times I consider myself a pretty good judge of the food and I have really enjoyed it. Mcdonalds may be more your style.
wow you've been to Italy. I guess in your little shallow mind your an expert. You must be high class you get the pizza. I bet you pronounce it pitza like other high class pizza eaters. No I don't do McDonalds. You can't even spell Italy for god sakes. Ya your an expert. Did you learn how to spell Italy over there to? Oh I mean itally. I bet you even think Chinese food here in the states is the real thing to. Go eat your McDonald's version of Italian oh I mean Itallian food.
Erica

Lexington, TN

#33 Mar 13, 2012
townie wrote:
<quoted text>
wow you've been to Italy. I guess in your little shallow mind your an expert. You must be high class you get the pizza. I bet you pronounce it pitza like other high class pizza eaters. No I don't do McDonalds. You can't even spell Italy for god sakes. Ya your an expert. Did you learn how to spell Italy over there to? Oh I mean itally. I bet you even think Chinese food here in the states is the real thing to. Go eat your McDonald's version of Italian oh I mean Itallian food.
Check your Facebook. Bessos wins Taste of Jackson. Bessos wins Taste of McNairy. By the way, where did you say your restaurant was?
city

Savannah, TN

#34 Mar 14, 2012
They need to serve that food at their restaurant. They have a long way to go if they make here.
italy

Jackson, TN

#35 Mar 15, 2012
townie wrote:
<quoted text>
wow you've been to Italy. I guess in your little shallow mind your an expert. You must be high class you get the pizza. I bet you pronounce it pitza like other high class pizza eaters. No I don't do McDonalds. You can't even spell Italy for god sakes. Ya your an expert. Did you learn how to spell Italy over there to? Oh I mean itally. I bet you even think Chinese food here in the states is the real thing to. Go eat your McDonald's version of Italian oh I mean Itallian food.
I may not be able to spell - that is a small flaw. You are a first class A$$, and there is no cure for that!
loved it

Humboldt, TN

#36 Mar 19, 2012
A 20 minute drive from Jackson and you feel like you are in Memphis or Nashville...Great atmosphere, Great Food... Chicken Picatta the BEST I have ever had...great staff and Manager Jeff Hale made our visit worth while...Also Chocolate Decadence Gelato YUMMY!!! I am telling all my family and friends about this restaurant it is Incredible !!!
Unimpressed

Memphis, TN

#37 Apr 3, 2012
I've had the Chicken Piccata, and was underwhelmed. The food is overpriced for what it is. The lack of selection is bad.

I feel that there were several errors in execution in creating the restaurant.

1. The build quality is nice, but the layout is poor.

2. The lack of selection is limiting.

3. The restaurant seems to desire to be snobby. Read the back of the menu -- we're all rednecks who don't know what food is. However, they tout their imported cheese as being $800 a wheel. They fail to mention that a wheel is 80 pounds, so $10/pound for quality imported cheese is quite reasonable. They brag about their authentic recipes, but Alfredo sauce has two ingredients, butter and Parmigiano cheese -- from the ORIGINAL recipe. It has never had creme in it, yet it's clear that their "Alfredo" sauce has cream in it. The snobbery on the back of the menu even talks about the many regions of Italy, which all have different foods, yet they sent the "chef" to "Italy". Well, which part? Surely he didn't travel the many regions just to come back with two pasta dishes, one of which is clearly a fake.

4. You have a doctor trying to claim his "Italian" heritage by opening restaurants, but the hype isn't justified.

Now for a few corrections. Sysco is the foodservice supplier, Cisco makes networking equipment. The Old Town Spaghetti Store uses multiple food vendors, including Sysco and US Foodservice. Chicken is chicken, whether it comes off a Sysco truck or not. Exactly how you can take a "cook" who comes from a restaurant that you complain sells pre-packaged food off the Sysco truck and then turn him into an Italian chef in a few weeks is beyond me.

I do not work for, and have no connection whatsoever with, the Old Town Spaghetti Store. I could open a better restaurant than what Besso's is; however, I didn't marry for money and am not spending my wife's family's money to try to be the next Lymon Parsons of Henderson. I will take a sad pleasure in watching Besso's fail.
city

Savannah, TN

#38 Apr 3, 2012
Unimpressed wrote:
I've had the Chicken Piccata, and was underwhelmed. The food is overpriced for what it is. The lack of selection is bad.
I feel that there were several errors in execution in creating the restaurant.
1. The build quality is nice, but the layout is poor.
2. The lack of selection is limiting.
3. The restaurant seems to desire to be snobby. Read the back of the menu -- we're all rednecks who don't know what food is. However, they tout their imported cheese as being $800 a wheel. They fail to mention that a wheel is 80 pounds, so $10/pound for quality imported cheese is quite reasonable. They brag about their authentic recipes, but Alfredo sauce has two ingredients, butter and Parmigiano cheese -- from the ORIGINAL recipe. It has never had creme in it, yet it's clear that their "Alfredo" sauce has cream in it. The snobbery on the back of the menu even talks about the many regions of Italy, which all have different foods, yet they sent the "chef" to "Italy". Well, which part? Surely he didn't travel the many regions just to come back with two pasta dishes, one of which is clearly a fake.
4. You have a doctor trying to claim his "Italian" heritage by opening restaurants, but the hype isn't justified.
Now for a few corrections. Sysco is the foodservice supplier, Cisco makes networking equipment. The Old Town Spaghetti Store uses multiple food vendors, including Sysco and US Foodservice. Chicken is chicken, whether it comes off a Sysco truck or not. Exactly how you can take a "cook" who comes from a restaurant that you complain sells pre-packaged food off the Sysco truck and then turn him into an Italian chef in a few weeks is beyond me.
I do not work for, and have no connection whatsoever with, the Old Town Spaghetti Store. I could open a better restaurant than what Besso's is; however, I didn't marry for money and am not spending my wife's family's money to try to be the next Lymon Parsons of Henderson. I will take a sad pleasure in watching Besso's fail.
Totally agree, been 1 time will spend my money where the food is good.Drive by many times and very few people ever there.
Brittney

Toone, TN

#39 Apr 3, 2012
I tried it again for a second time last weekend and I was still unimpressed. I got something different this time thinking it would be better. Wrong! My boyfriend and I shared a pizza. I like eating the crust on my pizza but couldn't at Bessos due to the fact that it was burnt. I ate the first two slices but after that I just stopped. I just ate the other part of the pizza instead. I just got up and paid for my food and left hungry. Also I still believe they should include more into the menu and perhaps serve bread sticks when you sit down like olive garden. If they did that I dont think people would the expensive prices as much. Anyways, now that I have given Bessos a second chance I now know for sure I will not be going back.
Know your facts

United States

#40 Apr 5, 2012
I am not sure where unimpressed gets their information. The pizza chef went to Naples - the birth place of pizza - that information is on the menu. This style is cooked at high heat in a wood oven and a thin crust. One of the owners is Italian and Bessos is a family name. Even if it were true which it is not - the owner did not marry money - I am not sure what that has to do with anything - but it sure make unimpressed sound like a bitter person with a few issues. Clearly Naples style pizza is not for everyone. But I love it. I also really like the cheesecake and the gelato.
Raymond

Memphis, TN

#41 Apr 5, 2012
To "unimpressed" (aka City,Townie, Eagles, and probably Brittney). You obviously have some sort of personal vendetta against someone at that restaurant. We went there after reading these comments, which either rave about the place or totally trash it. Food was incredible, service was awesome, atmosphere was great. Definitely worth the drive.

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