Gobble ’Til You Wobble with an Abundant Buca Thanksgiving Feast
Thanksgiving is fast approaching! Have you finalized your meal plans? Don’t fret, Buca has the perfect answer to all your Thanksgiving dining needs! Whether you are looking for a cozy meal for two at one of our amazing restaurants or you need to feed your entire extended family, Buca has lots of ideas for making this Thanksgiving delicious and memorable.
Dine at Our Thanksgiving Table
Dine with us on November 23rd, beginning at 11 a.m. and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner featuring sliced white meat turkey, homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green bean, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. You can also order from our deliciously diverse menu featuring dishes served family-style and portions that are ideal for sharing with family and friends. Our dining and banquet rooms can accommodate any sized party, from your immediate family to your entire extended family and all of your friends. The greatest part about having us host your event is the Italian flair we add to every gathering. We love hosting parties and like any good host we always make sure that everyone is well taken care of. Our amazing staff will provide stellar service to you and your guests and our talented chefs will prepare a wonderful meal for everyone.
Let Us Bring Our Offerings Directly to You with Our Impeccable Catering
Make your Thanksgiving gathering easy and stress-free with Catering Pans, Celebration Packages, and more! Buca di Beppo makes your catering experience as easy as possible, meaning your selections will arrive event-ready, accompanied by utensils, plates, and everything else you need to serve your guests. From November 15 until November 23 we can bring our traditional Thanksgiving meal to you in the sizes you need. Order a Half Pan (Serves 10) $199.99 ($19.99 per person), Full Pan (Serves 20) $379.99 ($18.99 per person), or several of each. We are also offering multiple add-on options to your Thanksgiving packages such as extra turkey, stuffing or pumpkin pie! With one of the best reputations in catering, we will always work hard to provide your guests a delicious Italian meal and help make your event a success! Hurry and place your Thanksgiving catering order before Tuesday, November 21st at 4 p.m.
Grab Your Selections To Go
You can also order your Thanksgiving meal To Go November 19th – November 23rd. Choose from: Individual $22.99, Small (Serves 3) $68.99 ($22.99 per person), and Large (Serves 5) $134.99 or order multiple sizes of each to suit the size of your party! You can even add-on extra turkey, stuffing or pumpkin pie! Pickup on Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd, starts as early as 10 a.m. Hurry and place your Thanksgiving To-Go order before Tuesday, November 21st at 4 p.m.
Let Buca Take Care of Thanksgiving
Let Buca handle the cooking so you can spend more time with your friends and family this holiday. Place your Thanksgiving catering and To Go orders and make your Thanksgiving reservations with Buca today!
Pre-Order Your Thanksgiving Feasts Today!
Don’t spend this Thanksgiving stressed out! Let the professionals at Buca cater your Thanksgiving meals or grab Buca To-Go and bring our delicious offerings wherever you go. In addition to all of our menu favorites, we are also offering a traditional Thanksgiving menu which includes: Sliced White Meat Turkey, Homestyle Gravy, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Spicy Italian Sausage Stuffing, Green Bean Blend, Cranberry Sauce and Pumpkin Pie.
What’s on Your Calendar?
Is your whole family coming home for Thanksgiving? Are you in charge of the office Thanksgiving meal? Do all of your friends want to get together to celebrate Friendsgiving? A big, bountiful Thanksgiving meal may sound like a dream, but when it comes to organizing, shopping, and preparing the feast, that dream may begin to lose its luster. Make it easy with Buca catering and To Go! We even have options for friends, family, and coworkers with specific dietary needs such as gluten-free or vegetarian.
From November 15th until November 23rd we can bring our traditional Thanksgiving meal to you in the sizes you need. Our Party Pans are perfect for any size get together. Order a Half Pan (Serves 10) $199.99 ($19.99 per person), Full Pan (Serves 20) $379.99 ($18.99 per person), or several of each. Order your Thanksgiving meal, choose one of our celebration packages, or one of your classic Italian favorites from our catering menu. Hurry and place your Thanksgiving catering order before Tuesday, November 21st at 4 p.m.
From November 19th until November 23rd you can pick up Buca Thanksgiving To-Go. Choose from: Individual $22.99, Small (Serves 3) $68.99 ($22.99 per person), and Large (Serves 5) $134.99 ($22.49 per person) or order multiple sizes of each to suit the size of your party! Pickup on Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd, starts as early as 9 a.m. Hurry and place your Thanksgiving To-Go order before Tuesday, November 23rd at 4 p.m.
The professionals at Buca di Beppo are ready to handle all of your Thanksgiving dinner needs. Whether you’re ordering catering or picking up Buca To Go, let Buca do the cooking so you can spend more time enjoying the holiday. Pre-order your Thanksgiving and traditional menu favorites by calling our sales specialist at 877-955-2822 to place your Catering and To Go orders today!
Plan the Perfect Halloween Party with Buca To Go and Catering
As the end of October rolls around, adults and kids are focused on the fun of Halloween. Whether you are hosting a Halloween trick-or-treating party for the neighborhood kids or an adults-only shindig, one thing is for sure—everyone will be hungry! Make this year the best Halloween ever with Buca To Go and catering.
Trick or Treat Pre-Party
This Halloween, gather all your friends, family, and neighbors for a tasty treat before taking all your little ghosts and goblins out to ring doorbells. By filling everyone’s tummy with something yummy before heading out, you can help prevent crazy blood sugar spikes and crashes from their mini-candy binges. Plan when everyone will be starting their candy collecting spree (check your local newspapers or neighborhood websites for popular starting times) and call Buca to deliver your catering selections. We want everyone to be safe and have fun, so do a quick safety talk while everyone is enjoying their Buca favorites:
- Make sure your crew is outfitted in reflective tape, glow sticks, and/or flashlights to ensure they will be well seen.
- Discuss how you will stay with your group, walk in well-lit areas, cross the road, and watch for cars.
- Depending on the size of your group, decide to all leave and return at the same time or divide up based on age groups.
Adult Costume Parties
Whether you’re heading off to a costume party or hosting your own, don’t forget to bring Buca! If you are hosting this year’s Halloween party, set up a buffet full of Italian specialties for your guests to enjoy throughout the party. We offer a variety of pre-selected Celebration Packages or you can create your own customized menu. Simply call us and speak to one of our catering specialists or fill out our online form. If you are heading to a party where all the guests are bringing their own menu offerings, grab Buca To Go. With just a few hours notice, we can have a variety of options ready for you to pick up on your way to the party—giving you more time to put the finishing touches on your winning costume!
With a little planning this year can be the best Halloween ever. Let Buca take care of your Halloween menu with catering and To Go orders, so you can focus on having a fun night celebrating!
Celebrate National Pasta Day October 17th
Brush up on your pasta ABCs, then come to Buca to taste them all for yourself!
A—al dente: means “to the teeth” in Italian, describing the ideal consistency for pasta—firm, but not hard.
B— bolognese (ragù alla bolognese): is a tomato-based sauce originating from Bologna, Italy, made with ground pork, beef and pancetta.
C—campanelle: means “small bells,” this type of pasta is shaped like a cone with a ruffled edge and a hollow center for capturing sauce.
D—durum wheat: the hard wheat from which Italian pasta and the majority of American dry pastas are made.
E—elbow macaroni: short, curved semicircular tubes of pasta, most popular for macaroni and cheese and macaroni salad.
F—fettuccine: means “small ribbons,” created when flat sheets of pasta are cut into ribbon-shapes. Wider than linguine, this basic noodle pairs well with rich and creamy sauces.
G—gnocchi: Italian for dumplings, gnocchi has been a staple of northern and southern Italian cooking since the early 19th century.
H—homemade: from pasta to salads to desserts, Buca di Beppo always serves up heaping portions of homemade favorites.
I—Italy: pasta is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine, and loved throughout the world.
J—julienne: julienned vegetables are cut into long, thin strips and are often found in a variety of pasta dishes.
K—vitamin K: pasta is high in vitamin K, an essential nutrient that regulates blood clotting and transports calcium throughout the body.
L—lasagna/lasagne: singular “lasagna” are wide, flat sheets of pasta (possibly one of the oldest types of pasta) and “lasagne” is a layered dish featuring alternated layers of lasagna sheets, sauces, and other ingredients (such as meats and cheeses).
M— manicotti: means “muffs” or “sleeves” in Italian, manicotti are large, tube-shaped noodles.
N—noodles: Noodles can be made of wheat, rice, soybean, potato, a variety of other flours and ingredients. Italian noodles and pastas are always made from durum wheat flour.
O—orecchiette: means “little ears,” orecchiette work well with chunky meat and vegetable sauces.
P—penne: means “quills” or feather pens, these 2-inch straight tubes are cut on the diagonal to resemble the point of a quill.
Q—quadrucci: means “little squares,” this short-cut pasta is often used in soups.
R—ragù: a meat-based sauce created by adding meat to chopped onions, celery, carrots and seasonings and then simmering for a long time with tomato sauce.
S—spaghetti: means “lengths of cord,” this long, thin, round pasta is the number one pasta shape in America.
T—tortellini: small pasta stuffed with a variety of fillings and is also frequently served in Italian soups.
U—utensils: What’s the proper way to eat pasta? A fork and spoon or just a fork? At Buca di Beppo, we never judge, as a matter of fact some of our youngest diners simply use their hands!
V—vermicelli: means “little worms,” this round pasta is slightly thinner than spaghetti but thicker than angel hair.
W—whole grain pasta: whole grain pastas are available in brown rice, kamut, quinoa, soba (buckwheat), and spelt, and whole wheat.
X—X-shaped: farfalle pasta is described as x-shaped or bow-shaped.
Y—yeast: a necessary ingredient in Buca’s mouthwatering homemade bread, the perfect accompaniment to any pasta dish.
Z—ziti: means “bridegrooms,” in Italian vernacular, baked ziti is traditionally served at wedding banquets.
Pick your favorite from A to Z and celebrate National Pasta Day on October 17! At Buca we celebrate Pasta every day of the year!
The Holidays Are Right Around the Corner
A new school year has begun and autumn officially begins this month, which means the holidays will be here before you know it! They may seem far away, but somehow time always goes a little faster this time of year. Start planning now and this year your busy holiday season will be a breeze!
Forget about spending days shopping and gathering ingredients for a variety of recipes, then working all day in your kitchen. This year, come to Buca, let Buca cater your Thanksgiving celebration, or grab Buca To-Go so everyone can enjoy spending more time together. Something to truly be thankful for!
- Dine In: Come dine at your favorite Buca restaurant on November 23 and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal featuring: Sliced White Meat Turkey, Homestyle Gravy, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Spicy Italian Sausage Stuffing, Green Bean Blend, Cranberry Sauce, and Pumpkin Pie. Call your local Buca and make your reservations today!
- Catering: Want us to bring your Thanksgiving meal to you? From November 15 until November 24 we can bring our traditional Thanksgiving meal to you in the sizes you need. Order a Half Pan (Serves up to 10) $199.99 ($19.99 per person), Full Pan (Serves up to 20) $379.99 ($18.99 per person), or several of each. We are also offering multiple add-on options to your Thanksgiving packages such as extra turkey, stuffing or pumpkin pie! Catering can be pre-ordered by calling our catering and sales specialist at 877-955-2822.
- To Go: From November 19 until November 24 you can grab your Thanksgiving meal To-Go! Choose from: Individual $22.99, Small (Serves 2-3) $68.99 ($22.99 per person), and Large (Serves 5-6) $134.99 ($22.49 per person) or order multiple sizes of each to suit the size of your party! You can even add-on extra turkey, stuffing or pumpkin pie! Call your local Buca and place your order today!
Company Holiday Parties
You might not like what you get in the holiday gift exchange, but you know you’ll love your catered meal from Buca. Celebrate with your department, your building, or the whole company. You bring your ugly sweater and Buca will bring everyone’s Italian favorites.
Home Holiday Parties
Invite all of your friends and family for a fun holiday gathering at your home. Whether you’ve been doing it for years or you’re ready to start a new tradition, be sure to invite everyone’s favorite party guest—Buca!
School or Class Holiday Parties
Before everyone’s holiday break, celebrate as a class or as a school by gathering for a banquet together at Buca. Teachers, students, and parents will love mingling and laughing while enjoying all their Buca favorites! Start planning your banquets and team events by calling 877-955-2822.
Busy Time of Year = Buca To Go
Between parties, shopping for gifts, performances, and a million other activities during this busy time of year, there will be days that grocery shopping, preparing, and cooking a meal is just too much to think about. That’s when you simply grab Buca To Go! Place your order for a variety of your favorite Buca Small dish (serves 2-3) and Buca Large dish (serves up to 5), then pick them up on your way home or on your way to your next activity!
Labor Day: One Last Summer Picnic or Party
The three-day Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to squeeze in a final summer party or picnic. Gather your friends and family, all your employees, or the entire neighborhood, and let Buca take care of the menu. After a summer full of burgers and hot dogs, everyone will be so thankful that you thought beyond the grill when you arrive with Buca To Go or when we arrive with all of your selected catering options. No matter what kind of picnic you are having, where you are having it, or how many people are joining you, Buca can help you make sure your Labor Day party or picnic a success.
Buca di Beppo catering can bring your Labor Day picnic to any park, backyard, or outdoor venue within 10 miles of one of our local restaurants. (Check store locations for specific details.) We will also provide complimentary house bread, napkins, plates, serving spoons and utensils so you don’t have to worry about forgetting any details. Choose one (or several) of our Celebration Packages featuring a mixed green or Caesar salad, fresh baked house bread, and a wide selection of entrees. You can also create your own customized spread from our catering menu. Select a combination of Party Pans (feeds up to 20) and Half Pans (feeds up to 10) to ensure you won’t run out and you’ll have enough to feed even the biggest appetites. Whether you need lots of salads or a plenty of pasta, you can streamline your order to your event’s exact needs. We can also provide beverages and desserts so you will have all your bases covered when it comes to feeding your crowd. Upon 48-hour request, we can have a member of our famiglia come out to serve or provide chaffing dishes for those special festivities!
Buca To Go
Enjoy the last lazy days of summer by relaxing or attending some fun outdoor events. But don’t stress over what’s for lunch or dinner, and don’t spend another minute in your hot kitchen! Swing by Buca to grab a variety of your family’s Italian favorites. Then head to a nearby park or chill out at home after a long day.
Let Buca Handle All the Details
This Labor Day weekend spend more time enjoying your parties and picnics and less time planning and preparing the menu. When you choose Buca, you know you are going to get great food that everyone will love. With hundreds of delicious options, you simply make your selections and place your order, then we take care of the rest. For an easy, successful party or picnic packed full of delicious favorites, call or order Buca online today!
Enjoy Comfort Food at Its Finest on Lasagna Day, July 29
Whether you’ve had a rough day or you’re looking to celebrate, comfort food is what you crave. Offering a taste of home, most Americans tend to gravitate toward warm, hearty, comforting classics like lasagna. This laboriously crafted dish originally debuted in Naples, Italy, during the Middle Ages, but was a far cry from the mouthwatering lasagna you dream about. We can thank the wonderful Italian cooks who immigrated to America in the late 1800s for the layered dish that we love today. There are currently dozens of different lasagna recipes featuring a variety of meats, seafood, vegetables, ragùs, Béchamel and tomato sauces, cheeses, wines, and spices; but the most common combination features layers of pasta, meat sauce, and cheeses.
Lasagna Day….in July?
Originally only served on special occasions, lasagna loves being the star of the show. Whenever you see and smell a lasagna bubbling in the oven, you just can’t wait to sit down to a heaping helping of flavors. However, Lasagna Day falls right in the middle of summer, when the last thing you want to do is heat up your kitchen. That’s when you turn to your favorite Italian restaurant, Buca di Beppo!
Let Us Serve You
Lasagna was originally only created for special occasions, but at Buca we think every day is a special occasion. That’s why our menu always includes our special lasagna featuring towering layers of meat sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, provolone, and Parmesan. Come to your local Buca and enjoy one of America’s most loved Italian dishes in one of our cool and comfortable dining rooms.
Let Us Cater
We can bring your favorite comfort food to you! Our Party Pans can feed up to 20 hungry adults and our Half Pans can feed up to 10. Have a get together with your friends and family or treat your staff to a variety of our Italian creations on Lasagna Day and every day!
Buca To Go
Pick up a Buca Small or Buca Large dish to take to your home or event. Our mouthwatering lasagna is also a great way to welcome a new neighbor or support a family with a new baby. Give us a call to place your order and we’ll have your selections ready for you at your requested time, so you can pick up and be on your way.
Don’t miss out on Lasagna Day! If you don’t have the time to create your own lasagna or it’s just too hot to bake in your kitchen, don’t worry, Buca can help. Come to your favorite Buca to dine with us, or call to place a catering or To Go order today!
I scream. You scream. We all scream for National Ice Cream Day!
This year, July 16 isn’t your regular summer Sunday, it’s National Ice Cream Day! On July 9, 1984 President Ronald Reagan declared July “National Ice Cream Month” and July 15, 1984, as “National Ice Cream Day” with Presidential Proclamation 5219. While the resolution only mentioned a specific month and day in 1984, National Ice Cream Day is now celebrated every year on the third Sunday in July.
We invite you to Buca for National Ice Cream Day, National Ice Cream Month, and any other day you want a sweet treat to cool you down. The newest addition to our dessert menu, our vanilla, raspberry, and pistachio artisan gelato is rich, dense, and topped off with sugar cones. A delicious treat for any day of the year.
What’s the difference between ice cream and gelato?
- Ingredients: Gelato and ice cream each contain cream, milk, and sugar, but gelato uses more milk and less cream than ice cream. Gelato also doesn’t use a common ice cream ingredient—egg yolks.
- Butterfat and flavor: Ice cream usually contains between 14% – 25% butterfat while gelato usually contains between 4% – 9% butterfat. Less butterfat to coat your tongue allows for a more intense flavor experience.
- Air: Ice cream is churned fast and hard to whip in air, increasing its volume and giving it a fluffy texture. Gelato contains less air because it is churned at a much slower speed, keeping it dense, fluid, and creamy.
- Serving Temperature: Ice cream can be nearly frozen solid but the air in its mix means it can still be easily scooped. If gelato were stored at the same low temperature as ice cream, it would become a frozen block. Because gelato is served slightly warmer than ice cream, you can also taste it better because your tongue is less numb!
Celebrate National Ice Cream Day by sharing a true taste of Italy with your family and friends! Come in and try a scoop of our vanilla, raspberry, or pistachio gelato. If you still prefer ice cream, then we suggest our eye-popping, mouthwatering Colossal Brownie Sundae. We create this masterpiece by layering twelve decadent chunks of freshly baked brownies with six scoops of vanilla and chocolate ice cream and then top your sundae with caramel and chocolate sauces, whipped cream, and a cherry! Come to Buca for all your ice cream and gelato treats on National Ice Cream day and every other day this summer!
Red, White, Blue….and Buca!
Do the stripes on the flag remind you of lasagna layers or is that just us? This July 4th spend some quality time with your family and friends at Buca. Order some of our classic Italian favorites alongside a few of our lighter summer delicacies and you’ll wonder why you ever settled for hamburgers and hot dogs. Whether you’re looking to dine at your favorite Buca location, bring people together at your home, or host a patriotic picnic with family and friends, celebrate our nation’s independence with Buca.
Buca Restaurants: Come Visit Us at Your Favorite Location
Invite all of your family and friends for a fun celebration at your local Buca di Beppo after a long day at the beach or pool or fill up on a great meal before heading out to see the evening’s fireworks. Our waitstaff will take care of you and all your guests while our talented chefs create a table full of your mouthwatering Italian favorites. If your are spending a majority of the holiday outdoors, our fun, eclectic, and air conditioned dining room will provide a cool retreat from the summer heat.
Catering: Let Us Bring Our Party to Your Party
We have a variety of delicious pre-set catering packages or you can mix and match to create a package uniquely your own. Whether you’re catering a meal for your immediate family, a small group of friends, or the whole neighborhood, we offer a variety of full pans, half pans, and desserts. Plus, all of our catering includes complimentary homemade bread and disposable plates and utensils so set up and clean up are both a breeze. We say “You bring the crowd, we’ll bring the feast!”
To Go: Don’t Show Up Empty-Handed
Have you been invited to a 4th of July celebration and aren’t sure what to bring? Pick up Buca To Go. Order a variety of our Buca Small or Buca Large family-style Italian favorites – perfect for a small or larger group gathering. When you show up with Buca you’ll be sure to receive an invite for next year’s celebration!
This 4th of July, spend less time fussing in the kitchen or sweating over a hot grill and more time enjoying parades, fireworks, family, and friends. Let Buca take care of an entire meal or simply provide you with a few sides for your picnic. Make this July 4th holiday special, give us a call today to discuss all of your reservation, catering, and pick up options.
This Father’s Day, Give Dad the Gift of a Full Stomach
Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show our Dads just how special they are. They gave us endless advice that annoyed us until we were old enough to truly appreciate their words of wisdom. They taught us the joys of getting dirty while camping and fishing, and told the worst (best?) Dad jokes. They bought us ice cream, built elaborate forts, and seemed to have a sixth sense for when we are about to touch the thermostat. For years, we’ve pushed his limits, but he’s always loved us unconditionally.
This year, show Dad how thankful you are for all those times he threw you in the air in the pool and worried about your tire pressure. Come to Buca to laugh and reflect while he enjoys a feast fit for a king. Our friendly staff will make Dad feel like royalty and our extensive menu is sure to have all of his tried and true favorites, as well as a few new items to catch his eye and please his tastebuds. Dad’s hearty appetite is no match for our authentic oven-baked, bubbling pizzas and decadent pasta dishes. But, if he’s looking for lighter fare, our crisp, fresh salads and succulent seafood never cease to amaze!
Make your Father’s Day reservations online or call your local Buca di Beppo restaurant today! Let us treat Dad and your family to a delicious meal while you spend some special time laughing and sharing stories. You have always been able to count on Dad. Now, spend some quality time with him at everyone’s favorite Italian restaurant, Buca di Beppo. Call, stop by, or make your Father’s Day reservations online today!
If you aren’t able to spend Father’s Day with any of the special Dads in your life, a Buca gift card is a thoughtful and delicious way to show him that you care. Always appreciated, they never go unused or forgotten and with no expiration date or service fees, Dad can use it at any Buca restaurant. Tuck one in a thoughtful card or send an eGift Card instantly to his inbox. Dad can then grab a taste of Buca whenever he has a craving for tasty Italian treats, like our massive half-pound meatballs! No matter what he chooses from our diverse menu, his authentic Italian dish will be prepared fresh with the finest ingredients by the best chefs.
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