Buca is Sending Two Lucky Guests to Northern Italy!
Buca wants to share our love of Italy with you! We are giving away a trip to gorgeous Northern Italy and all you have to do to win is vote on the featured Buca pasta dishes of the month!
Imagine yourself gliding down Venice’s Grand Canal by gondola or vaporetto (water bus) or touring landmarks such as the grand Palazzo Ducale, the Teatro alla Scala, El Duomo, and the Palazzo Vecchio Basilica di San Marco. Then do some world-class shopping at the Rialto Market or the fashionable Quadrilatero della Moda (Rectangle of Gold).
Art and Architecture
Italy is known for its considerable architectural achievements including the Colosseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The country is also home to some of the best museums and art galleries in the world, such as the Uffizi (featuring Botticelli, Rembrandt, and Caravaggio to name a few) and the Accademia Gallery which features Michelangelo’s David. Many times, art and architecture overlap, as is the case with the Santa Maria delle Grazie church, where you can view Leonardo Da Vinci’s original fresco depicting The Last Supper or the 15th century Castello Sforzesco, home to the Rondanini Pietà, Michelangelo’s final and unfinished masterpiece.
Food and Drink
After all that sightseeing and shopping, you’ll be hungry for Italy’s delicious delicacies. As the world’s top wine producer, the country offers plentiful options for sipping. Many dishes will feature olive oil and fresh fruits and vegetables (especially artichokes and tomatoes). In Italy, you will find yourself treated like family in most restaurants—just like we do at your local Buca! You’ll find a variety of delicious local cuisines at the many local trattorias sprinkled throughout the region, perfect to relax and sample the day’s specials while watching the world go by.
Win a Custom Trip to Italy from Buca
Northern Italy charms visitors with legendary art, architecture, and food. Full of amazing scenery and adventures, you will have no shortage of places to visit and things to do. Enter to win a customized 6-day trip to Northern Italy for you and one guest. Simply vote for your favorite featured Buca pasta dish of the month at BucaPastaMonth.com and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a trip to Italy!
- round trip coach class international air transport for the winner and one guest
- 5 nights lodging for 2 at sponsor-selected hotel(s) (based on double occupancy)
- Ground transfers to/from airports
- Plus, various culinary tours and classes
No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of United States and DC who are 21+ at the time of entry.
Buca is the Home of Celebrations in Celebration
Our newest Buca location in Celebration, Florida is now open! The gorgeous town of Celebration, originally developed by The Walt Disney Company, is located near Walt Disney World Resort, but is a destination all its own. With community buildings, a Welcome Center, inviting parks, a relaxing lakefront, and more than 2,500 Colonial, Folk Victorian, and Mediterranean-style homes designed by some of the country’s best architects, Celebration is an example of modern, small-town America. While the setting is enchanting, it is the people that make Celebration more than just an idyllic town—they make it a community through their involvement in local school and sports programs, civic and social groups, and a variety of community activities.
Year Round Celebrations
True to its name, Celebration likes to celebrate meaning residents and visitors enjoy a busy social calendar. Celebration’s Art & Wine Stroll transforms the Town Center into an open-air gallery three weekends a year, an Exotic Car Festival draws car enthusiasts, four-legged friends love the “Posh Pooch” festival, and the Great American Pie Festival is televised by The Food Network. Holidays are bigger and better in Celebration. Fourth of July features a stunning fireworks show and live music, an Oktoberfest Celebration welcomes the autumn leaves, and while Celebration boasts year-round warm weather, you can see a white Christmas every day of December when snow is released into the Town Center.
Exclusive Menus at Celebration
At our Celebration location, we offer specialty lunch and happy hour menus that are sure to delight our guests. We invite you to “Celebrate Lunch” weekdays until 3 p.m. with lunch portions of some of your Buca favorites like Apple Gorgonzola Salad and Chicken Parmigiana. We also invite you to try a few of our new lunch offerings: Italian Chicken BLT, The Mona Panini, Pesto Chicken Sandwich, Meatball Smash, Italian Flatbread, and our Salad & Pasta option. Guests dining at our bar between 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. will enjoy our Happy Hour menu featuring beer, wine, and cocktail specials as well as $4 Mini Fried Mozzarella and Mozzarella Caprese, and $5 Mini Meatball Sliders, Italian Flatbread, Mini Meatballs, and Fried Calamari. These weekday lunch and happy hour menus are exclusive to our Celebration, FL location.
At Buca di Beppo we want to offer you even more ways to celebrate. Join us in our fun and festively decorated dining room and let our talented staff serve you all of your Italian favorites. Let us cater your celebrations with our fantastic Celebration Packages and Party Pans, or create a catering package all your own. A single full-size Buca di Beppo Party Pan serves up to 20 and our Half Pans feed up to 10. Mix and match to make the perfect combination of offerings for your crowd. Need to grab and go? Pick up a Buca Small or Large Dish to take to your home or event. All of these options are loved by our guests, but we wanted a way to make even more people happy. That’s why we’ll be offering delivery from our Celebration location! You read that right! We will deliver our mouthwatering Buca Small & Buca Large dishes right to you!
It’s impossible not to have a blast in a place called Celebration, and now Buca can make every celebration even better! Call or come visit Buca, the Home of Celebrations in Celebration today!
Four Fabulous Summer Specials…Only Available for a Limited Time!
Temperature changes usually lead to changes in our daily diets. While we crave heavy meals in the winter, we tend to crave lighter foods like fresh salads, crispy summer vegetables, and ripe juicy fruits in the summer. That’s why the talented chefs at Buca di Beppo have created four fabulous summer specials to fill you up without weighing you down. Come to your local Buca to try them all today!
Garden Fresh Fettuccine: This light, fresh pasta and seafood dish is sure to be everyone’s favorite this summer. Featuring sautéed shrimp in a light basil cream sauce, our perfectly cooked fettuccine is tossed with zucchini and carrot ribbons.
Spicy Spaghetti al Pomodoro: Pomodoro means “tomato” in Italian and a pomodoro-style sauce is a quick light sauce consisting of olive oil, fresh tomatoes, basil, and various other fresh ingredients. Our Spicy Spaghetti al Pomodoro features spaghetti presented pomodoro-style, tossed with arugula and spicy, fire-roasted yellow and red grape tomatoes.
Italian Sausage & Arugula Pizza: Even when the temperatures rise, everyone still craves pizza. That’s why we have a special summer pizza offering, our Italian Sausage & Arugula Pizza. This white pizza is layered with spicy Italian sausage, prosciutto, mozzarella, provolone, and garlic. It is then topped with arugula and drizzled with a balsamic glaze.
Summer Strawberry Shortcake: No meal is complete without a sweet treat! Our Summer Strawberry Shortcake features a lemon-infused cakey biscuit drizzled with natural strawberry juices. This mouthwatering dessert is then topped with fresh seasonal strawberries and whipped cream. A true taste of summer!
Do you usually order the same thing off our awesome menu every time you dine with us? We know you love your familiar, trusty favorites, but we suggest breaking your routine with one of these tasty new selections to celebrate the summer season.
Come to your favorite local Buca today or place an order to pick up a variety of selections at your convenience. That’s right, you can take us anywhere you are going this summer! From cookouts and picnics to dinners at home, Buca can help you beat the summer heat with easy “To Go” and catering options. We say “It’s too hot for you to cook…let us take care of that!” Call us today to place your orders or make your reservations to try these delicious, limited time specials before they’re gone!
Come to Buca for a Classic Italian Sunday Dinner
Modern families have full, busy schedules that make it difficult to sit down to a meal together every night. Is your family juggling after-school programs, music lessons, sports practices, and long workdays? When the weekend rolls around, the last thing you want to do is spend a day shopping for ingredients and preparing a big meal, right? Buca to the rescue! Our Classic Italian Sunday Dinners are the perfect cure for the busy family blues!
Feast on Fabulous Food
Feed your family for only $12 per person with our Classic Italian Sunday Dinners*! Our Small Dinners ($36) serve 3 and our Large Dinners ($60) serve 5. Start your meal with a choice of one of two fresh salads, our crunchy Caesar Salad or our colorful Mixed Green Salad. Our Caesar salad is a classic mix of romaine lettuce hearts tossed in our signature Caesar dressing with roasted garlic croutons and Parmesan. Our Mixed Green Salad is as beautiful as it is delicious, featuring mixed lettuce tossed in our signature Italian vinaigrette with Roma tomatoes, red onions, pepperoncini peppers and black and green olives. After your salad, your eyes will pop and your mouth will water when our servers deliver a heaping, family-style portion of Rigatoni with Marinara, Meatballs & Mild Italian Sausage to your table. Plus, no meal at Buca would be complete without Garlic Bread! All of this: your choice of Caesar or Mixed Green Salads, Rigatoni with Marinara, Meatballs & Mild Italian Sausage, and Garlic Bread, for just $12 per person! Sit down and spend time together over good food and good conversation at Buca this Sunday!
Spend Sundays at Buca
Show your family how important they are and set the tone for your upcoming week by gathering them around the table for some quality time and delicious food. Let us take care of what’s on the table, so you can better take care of the important people gathered around it! Our Classic Italian Sunday Dinners are only available for a limited time offer so don’t miss out! Put something you and your family really want to do on that busy schedule of yours, Sunday Dinner at Buca!
* Available for dine in on Sundays only. Must purchase Small or Large dinner. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. No substitutions.
The Importance of Family Meals
Parents know that family meals are important but everyone is just so busy! Between work, school, homework, and extracurricular activities, family dinners tend to get pushed down on an ever expanding to-do list. The structure and warmth of routine family dinners carries benefits beyond the burdens that are probably holding you back (shopping, preparing, clean up, etc.) Buca wants to help you bring back the family meal! Put all your responsibilities and commitments on hold and focus on one another’s company at your local Buca. From the moment you and your family walk in the door our attentive staff will make you feel warm and welcome. Our skilled chefs will prepare your dishes with the utmost care and when you have all finished your meal, no one gets stuck with clean up duty! At Buca, you and your family can focus on the food and conversation, the best parts of any family meal.
Feast on Favorites and Try Something New
For generations, parents have been trying to get their children to eat more vegetables. At Buca, kids (and parents) love our wide variety of veggie offerings. Our Caesar, Apple Gorgonzola, Mixed Green, and Chopped Antipasti Salads and our Italian Broccoli Romano have made converts of many “nothing green, please” eaters. Our Bruschetta, Mozzarella Caprese, and marinara sauces are all loaded with vine-ripened tomatoes and we can add all sorts of vegetables to our pizza and pasta offerings. We’ve even cooked up two special Family Meals sure to please every member of your family. Our Regular Family Meal* features a choice of one Salad (Mixed Green or Caesar Salad), choice of one Pasta (Baked Ziti, Baked Rigatoni, Penne alla Vodka, or Spicy Chicken Rigatoni), and is served with Fresh Baked House Bread. Our Deluxe Family Meal* features a choice of one salad (Caesar Salad, Chopped Antipasto Salad, or Apple Gorgonzola Salad), choice of one Pasta (Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Baked Ziti, Baked Rigatoni, Penne alla Vodka, or Spicy Chicken Rigatoni), choice of one Entrée (Chicken Parmigiana or Chicken Limone), and is served with Fresh Baked House Bread. A family meal is also the perfect opportunity to try different foods. All of our menu items are served family style so everyone can try each dish. Next time, order a tried and true favorite and try something new so everyone in the family can expand their tastes.
Conversation Is a Two Way Street
Make your family meal a time for your family to reconnect, not time to grill your kids about their day. Add some variety and think of new ways to start a conversation or play a dinner table game such as “Rose, Thorn, Bud” where each family member shares something good that happened that day (the rose), the worst part of their day (the thorn), and something they hope will happen tomorrow (the bud). Sharing these daily experiences will give the whole family insight into each family member’s day.
Family dinners don’t have to be stressful or a hassle. Come to Buca and focus on what really matters: spending time with your family and enjoying a delicious meal. Start your new family meal tradition today!
Buca Catering Means More Time to Do What You Love This Thanksgiving
Is your calendar filling up fast for the next few months? Do you have a million things to do and events to attend? We want to help you with your “To Do” list by catering your Thanksgiving meal. That means you can cross off “plan menu,” “shop for ingredients,” “prepare turkey, sides and dessert,” and even “wash 7 sink loads of dishes.” With Buca in charge of your meal, you can spend more time with the people you love and doing the things you want to do, like holiday shopping!
A catered Buca Thanksgiving Feast* means everyone can enjoy Thanksgiving and no one will be stressing about how the turkey will turn out this year. We provide all the traditional Thanksgiving meal items like (perfectly cooked) sliced white meat turkey, homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, and of course, pumpkin pie. We can also add a bit of Italian flair to your meal by pairing the delicious Thanksgiving Feast items with some of our regular menu items. Add pastas, fresh salads, and mouth-watering garlic bread to create a catered meal customized for your guests.
With Buca Thanksgiving catering, you don’t have to worry about a thing! We even provide you with plastic plates, utensils, and napkins with every order so nothing will stand between your guests and our freshly prepared offerings. Thanksgiving is definitely about food, but it is also about family. This year, instead of running around town with a grocery list, spending the day away from your family in a hot kitchen preparing a full menu, and doing endless amounts of dishes, let the chefs at Buca di Beppo do what they do best. We will provide you with a turkey dinner and all the trimmings and any additional family-style Italian entrees you’d like to add to your meal. Whether you’re planning a Thanksgiving dinner for your immediate family or your entire extended family and all of your friends, let Buca di Beppo cater it so you can spend more time enjoying it! Spend your valuable time doing the things you want to do this Thanksgiving, like spending time with your out of town guests and finding the best Black Friday deals!
Don’t forget to invite Buca to all of your work Thanksgiving events as well. Don’t make everyone bring dishes back and forth for a potluck! Let Buca take care of all of your coworkers and employees by catering your meal. Everyone will be delighted by all the delicious dishes we offer and we offer multiple dietary options (including vegetarian and gluten-free) so no one is left out. From a variety of salads and entrees to desserts and drinks, we can take care of everything. We even provide all the necessary additions such as plates, silverware, and napkins. A catered meal from Buca is a wonderful way to show your staff how much they mean to you and the company. Let us know the date and number of attendees and we can start working with you to coordinate and plan the perfect Thanksgiving meal.
* Available November 16th – 25th. Our Half Pans ($179.99) serve 10 adults and our Full Pans ($349.99) serves 20 adults. Call now to pre-order!
Have a Meatball, Make a Difference! Buca is Partnering with Sofia Vergara to Support St Jude’s
Buca di Beppo will be donating $1 in Sofia Vergara’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital™ for any portion* of meatballs sold at participating locations through November 30, 2016.
St. Jude’s leads the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Their mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago, but St. Jude has pledged to not stop until no child dies from cancer. Founder Danny Thomas, believed that “no child should die in the dawn of life,” and that is why no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Every dollar donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital goes to saving kids regardless of their financial situation. Help St. Jude’s go even further in conquering childhood cancer, one meatball at a time. For over twenty years ago, our meatballs have caused quite a commotion on account of both their impressive size and their spectacular taste. Our star-studded Meatball Gallery is full of local celebrities enjoying our famous half-pound meatballs with our homemade marinara sauce, but we know that thousands of families, just like yours, have also made memories while they’ve shared them. At Buca, family is behind everything we do and that is why we want to help the families affected by childhood cancers the best way we know how, through our signature meatballs. Join us at your local Buca for a heaping portion of Spaghetti with Meatballs or swing by to grab an order of meatballs to go. Together we can make a difference!
For more information about St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, visit stjude.org
* $1 donation for every Spaghetti with Meatballs (Buca Small® or Buca Large®) entrée, Mini Meatball appetizer or any side of meatballs (one or three) sold. Excludes Party Pans.
No More Dinnertime Dilemmas: Go Back to School with Buca
The lazy days of summer are slipping away and the hustle and bustle of a new school year is upon us. Which means it’s time to get back in the groove of a new schedule that seems to get busier and busier every year. After school clubs, sports, tutoring, and a variety of extracurricular activities tend to fill almost every day on the calendar. You may be thinking “how am I supposed to give my family a home cooked meal every day?” That’s where Buca comes in! Join us at one of our restaurants for a delicious chef prepared meal between or after your evening activities. No need to shop, prepare, or clean up. Our amazing staff will cater to you and your family’s every need and take care of everything. Forget frozen meals or fast food and feel great knowing your family is eating freshly prepared Italian dishes, salads, and sides. You won’t even have to tell the kids to eat their vegetables. Our crispy salads and fresh vegetable sides are so delicious they usually ask for seconds!
If a meal at our restaurant doesn’t fit your busy schedule, it doesn’t mean you need to resort to a “value meal” at the drive thru. For a true value meal, place an order with Buca and we will make sure it is freshly prepared moments before you are ready to pick it up. Just imagine how excited your family will be when you present them with a feast of bubbling Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas paired with crisp, cool salads and mouthwatering fresh bread.
Consider starting a new tradition this year. Designate a particular weekday as Family Dinner Day at Buca. Maybe Wednesdays are your family’s super busy day. After your last activity wraps everyone can head to Buca to relax, discuss their day, and feast on all their favorite dishes. Think ahead and grab a half pan of one of our pastas or entrees to enjoy later in the week while you’re here. If you’re feeding a bigger crowd, our full party pans feed 20 adults and we also offer packages to make ordering even easier. This is a very popular option for teams to enjoy before a big game or competition.
Don’t overextend yourself this school year. Let Buca take care of dinner so you can focus on the rest of your busy schedule.
Take Time to Stop and Taste the Rosé
First produced over 2,000 years ago in the French region of Provence, rosé has recently become the wine of choice among many oenophiles and wine “newbies”. Not to be confused with the sweet white zinfandels of the 1980s, rosé and white zinfandel have the same pink color, but their similarities end there. Another common misconception is that rosé can be made by mixing red wine with white wine. That is not the case. Rosé is actually made when red grapes are lightly crushed and left to soak with their skins for a very short time. While some red wines soak for weeks at a time, rosé is strained from its skins before it becomes too dark, anywhere from a few hours to a few days. The winemaker determines the hue, the skins are removed, the juice is allowed to ferment, and the end result is a delicious rosé.
Rosé is not limited to a specific grape or region. It is created from a combination of grenache, syrah, rolle, cinsault and mourvèdre grapes produced in France, Spain, Italy, and the United States and the type of grape used will affect the flavor. An Italian “rosato” will have cherry and orange zest flavors, while a rosé from Provence will have notes of honeydew melon, lemon, and celery. Other rosés may offer flavors of strawberry, rose petal, and rhubarb. A rosé is usually light and floral but can range from bone dry to lightly sweet. Rosé, does not improve over the years so most bottles will not be dated more than two or three years back.
Make this summer special. Invite your friends and family over to relax and enjoy the long, lazy days of the season. Let Buca bring all of your favorites so you don’t have to steam up your kitchen or worry about a thing. You can sit back with your glass of rosé and know that we have all the details covered. Or invite everyone to Buca for an evening of amazing food and service in a fun environment. We offer a great selection of rosés to accompany your meal. A chilled rosé is fun, casual, and tastes good. No wonder it has become a favorite among wine drinkers! Whether you are having a poolside picnic catered by Buca or looking for an accompaniment for a meal, rosé is the perfect choice for refreshing your palate.
Packages Fit for a Caesar: 3 Classic Italian Feasts
Buca just made your menu planning a breeze! Our 3 Classic Italian Feasts will make diners smile and give every home cook a much needed break from the kitchen. Don’t stress over what’s for dinner and don’t spend another minute near a hot stove! Let Buca take care of dinner so you can get on with your busy evening or simply relax and put your feet up.
Each of our Feasts include a complimentary order of our famous house bread. Can’t you just smell its warm, delicious aroma already? Each Feast also includes your choice of a fresh, crisp salad to start your meal. Our Mixed Green Salad features mixed lettuce tossed in our signature Italian vinaigrette with Roma tomatoes, red onions, pepperoncini peppers, and black and green olives, and our Caesar Salad is created with crunchy Romaine hearts tossed in our signature Caesar dressing with roasted garlic croutons and Parmesan. Choose your Feast based on your favorite Italian entree or pasta: Chicken Parmigiana, Chicken Limone, Fettuccine Alfredo, Spaghetti Marinara, Baked Rigatoni, Baked Ziti, Spaghetti with Meatballs, or Ravioli al Pomodoro. With so many great selections, you can’t go wrong and our prices can’t be beat.
Friends Feast $45 / Just $15 per person*
Complimentary House Bread
Choice of Mixed Green Salad or Caesar Salad
Choice of Chicken Parmigiana or Chicken Limone
Choice of Fettuccine Alfredo or Spaghetti Marinara
Romans Feast $36 / Just $12 per person
Complimentary House Bread
Choice of Mixed Green Salad or Caesar Salad
Choice of Baked Rigatoni, Baked Ziti, or Spaghetti with Meatballs
Countrymen Feast $30 / Just $10 per person
Complimentary House Bread
Choice of Mixed Green Salad or Caesar Salad
Choice of Fettuccine Alfredo, Spaghetti Marinara, or Ravioli al Pomodoro
Our delicious Italian specialties are everyone’s favorites and now we’ve made it even easier to feed a crowd. Look at your calendar for upcoming parties, potlucks, picnics, and gatherings. Don’t forget busy weeknights and game days! We know how busy life can get but that’s no excuse to not enjoy a mouthwatering Italian feast. Make reservations to visit us at one of our fun restaurants or place an order for carry-out. With carry-out orders we make sure to include everything you need, including disposable plates, utensils, and napkins. Just imagine the smiles from everyone when you arrive with a Feast (or two) from Buca!
* Per person prices are based on Buca Small which feeds 3 adults.
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