Perfect Choices for Lent: 2 Scrumptious Seasonal Seafood Offerings
This year, Lent begins on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and ends on Thursday, April 13, 2017. At Buca di Beppo we are offering two delicious seafood pasta specials to coincide with the Lenten season: our Linguine & Clams features linguine tossed with baby clams, Italian herbs, garlic, white wine, and our rich butter sauce and our Shrimp Scampi features shrimp sautéed with garlic, white wine, Italian herbs & lemon butter tossed with spaghetti. They’re all so delicious, how could we ever choose a favorite? Come into Buca today and order one (or all) of these scrumptious seasonal seafood offerings and try to decide for yourself!
Wine Pairings for Our Seasonal Specials
When choosing a wine to pair with your seasonal seafood pasta dish, look to the sauce in your dish for your best match. A white wine pairs well with our Linguine & Clams and our Shrimp Scampi. Opt for a light and crisp Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio to accompany these pasta dishes.
Nutritional Benefits of Shrimp and Clams
With almost 20 grams of protein in just 3-ounces, shrimp provide just a few grams less protein than a 3-ounce chicken breast. Shrimp also contain over 75% of the Daily Value (DV) for vitamin B12, over 50% of the DV for phosphorous, and over 30% of the DV for choline, copper, and iodine. In addition to their high nutrient value, shrimp also possess the antioxidants astaxanthin, (which helps reduce inflammation) and selenium (a mineral that plays a role in immunity and thyroid function as well as helps fight free radicals). Clams are a low fat, high protein seafood choice with an above average amount of healthful minerals. A 3-ounce serving of clams provides 1,401% of the DV of vitamin B12, 78% of the DV of selenium, 132% of the DV of iron!
When you’re looking for meals to fit your dietary needs during Lent, come to Buca for our two delicious seafood specials. Our Linguine & Clams and our Shrimp Scampi are available in Lunch, Buca Small or Buca Large sizes. Our Buca Small serves 2 to 3 and our Buca Large serves up to five hungry seafood lovers. Visit your local Buca and try these delicious specials before they’re gone!
Delicious Buca Dishes Guarantee Perfect Summer Parties and Picnics
The lazy days of summer are perfect for parties and picnics. If your summer calendar is packed with pool parties, birthday parties, and block parties, or you just want to relax with a picnic at the park or lake, Buca di Beppo can feed your hungry crowd.
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Burgers and hot dogs on the grill are great, but for a truly memorable party, a variety of Italian favorites is sure to win over adults and kids alike. Whether you’re feeding the entire neighborhood or just your family, everyone will love seeing their favorite dishes. We offer several Celebration Packages that you can choose from and our catering menu is packed full of a variety of options so you can create your own customized spread. Whether you need lots of salads or a massive amount of meatballs, you can streamline your order to your event’s exact needs. We even offer our twist on the summertime staple: macaroni. Our Macaroni and Cheese will delight even the pickiest of eaters and our Macaroni Rosa is a slightly more sophisticated version of the favorite. Not your traditional macaroni, this entree features cavatappi spiral pasta topped with chicken, broccoli, peas, mushrooms and our famous red sauce. When you choose Buca, you know you are going to get great food that everyone will love. With hundreds of delicious options, you simply choose your menu and we take care of the rest!
A single full-size Party Pan is packed with up to 20 servings so you know you won’t run out and you’ll have enough to feed even the biggest appetites. You can’t go wrong with an assortment of our signature pastas, a salad tray, a bread tray, and a dessert tray. We can also provide beverages so you will have all of your bases covered when it comes to feeding your crowd. Our picnic catering doesn’t stop at just food, we provide napkins, plates, and utensils so you don’t have to worry about forgetting any details for your family or guests. Invite Buca to your summer parties and picnics and we will bring your catering order to any park, backyard, or outdoor venue within 10 miles of one of our local restaurants. (Check store locations for specific details.) This summer spend more time enjoying the parties and less time planning and preparing the menu. For an easy, successful party or picnic packed full of delicious favorites, call or order Buca online today!
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When Chocolate Bunnies Aren’t Enough: Easter Reservations at Buca di Beppo
Visit us for fun and great food as you celebrate after your church services and egg hunts. Celebrate Easter by gathering your friends and loved ones for a delicious meal at Buca di Beppo. Our family-style servings make the perfect choice, especially when your party contains little ones. Picky eaters love Buca di Beppo because our large portions allow them to try a bit of everything, ensuring they find something they love. While they may not choose Chicken Limone or Eggplant Parmigiana on their own, a bite or two of something new can lead to a new favorite. Don’t think the kids in your crew like salads? Our Apple Gorgonzola Salad has been known to convert a few “no greens, please” eaters into salad lovers and little eyes always light up when they see and taste our Fettuccine Alfredo and Pepperoni Pizza. They’re also sure to love our eclectic atmosphere and friendly staff. This Easter, give the chefs of your family a break and let us take care of everyone. We cater to multiple dietary restrictions, so don’t worry if your family includes members who are gluten-free, vegetarian, or lactose-intolerant. Our extensive menu guarantees that everyone is sure to find the perfect selection of salads, appetizers, entrees, and desserts.
While the Easter bunny may have left lots of yummy treats and the Easter baskets are spilling over with goodies, Buca’s desserts take the cake, literally. Our indulgent Italian Creme Cake features six layers of rich lemon cake and mascarpone cheese filling, served in a pool of raspberry sauce and topped with whipped cream. Our decadent Double Dark Chocolate Cake Moist is composed of dark chocolate cake with layers of rich chocolate frosting on top of our sinful chocolate sauce. Even if you think you can’t eat one more bite, there always seems to be room for dessert.
Whether you are participating in a sunrise service, an egg hunt, or attending a parade, include Buca in your Easter plans. We love celebrating every holiday and special event with families and friends and our warm, welcoming atmosphere makes us everyone’s favorite restaurant. This year when you are considering what to make for your Easter meal, choose to make reservations at Buca di Beppo! Space is filling up quickly so make your reservation today to spend Easter with us.
Receive a Reward for doing your Holiday Shopping with Buca
Back by popular demand, Buca di Beppo is once again rewarding guests for shopping for the holidays at Buca! For every $50 spent on Buca di Beppo gift card purchases, Buca will provide shoppers with a $10 Reward Card.* All you need to do is choose the # of cards and the denominations of each card for the giftees on your holiday list! For example, purchase 15 $10 Buca di Beppo gift cards (for a total of $150) for all your family, friends, co-workers or employees, and you receive THREE $10 Buca Rewards Cards JUST FOR YOU! That’s $30 for you to use at a future visit to Buca di Beppo!*
Buca’s special Holiday Reward Program is valid for gift card purchases at your local neighborhood Buca di Beppo restaurants as well as online at bucadibeppo.com/gift-cards.
Friends and family are sure to think you’re giving the best present ever!
A good time out for a bite to eat is always fun, and you can be sure everyone will have fun at Buca di Beppo. It’s a feel-good kind of place where your loved ones will find delicious food and great service in a delightful atmosphere. Dishes are served family-style and are meant to be shared. Each restaurant’s décor includes vintage photos and outrageous memorabilia encouraging conversation and laughter. And Buca’s staff knows how to make sure everybody has a good time.
If you’re lucky, your gift card recipients will take you along when they redeem their holiday gift, so it’s possible you’ll get a number of delicious meals from grateful loved ones and friends.
Gifts cards suit everyone!
Gift cards make the best holiday gift for Mom and Dad, boyfriends and girlfriends, employees and co-workers, too. And, keeping recipients in mind, gift cards are the best presents to re-gift! There are even gift card exchange websites for swappers.
Giving gift cards for the holidays, especially Buca di Beppo gift cards, is a win-win. Decide what you can spend on everyone on your list, then finish shopping and shipping in 30 minutes or less! Family and friends will be thrilled to receive your gift cards, especially for a fun place like Buca!
Gift cards are easy and fast to buy and ship.
Buca di Beppo gift cards are available at local neighborhood restaurants and online. By shopping at Buca online, you don’t need to leave your home to shop. And recipients can get what they want, when they want it. The best gift cards to give are those that never expire, like those from Buca.
Include a Custom / Personalized Message with your gift.
If you decide to purchase Buca gift cards online, you can include a personalized message with the gift card. The personalized message and gift card can be mailed to your recipient or to you, whichever works best.
Streamline your holiday shopping this year with gift cards from Buca di Beppo. They’ll make the season merrier for you AND for those lucky enough to receive your gift! And you’ll be rewarded for doing so! Remember, now through 12/28/14 your gift card purchases qualify you to receive Buca’s Rewards Cards just for you.* Visit your local Buca restaurant or bucadibeppo.com now to start and finish your holiday shopping today!
*To qualify for the Holiday Reward Card, purchaser may not buy and redeem any qualifying gift card(s) on the same day. $10 Reward Cards are valid for redemption 1/1/15 through 2/12/15.
eClub Sign Up
The Internet is a dangerous place. Give your email address to the wrong company and – BAM – your inbox suddenly receives a daily onslaught of “special offers” and “exclusive promotions.” Being of the Old World ourselves, we know how irksome a barrage of misleading emails can be. That’s why, when you sign up for the Buca eClub, you’ll only be sent emails that actually offer subscribers valuable information – like a coupon for a FREE pasta! We promise not to bury your inbox with meatball messages and alfredo updates. Of course, occasionally something really exciting happens that we just can’t help but share. And we like to think that our club members would agree with what we believe to be worth sharing.
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When you sign up for Buca di Beppo’s eClub, you get a FREE small pasta entrée the next time you visit. Grab a friend, come into Buca for lunch or dinner and you’ll get to choose one of these three awesomely delicious options…
Every great Italian restaurant needs a spectacular spaghetti dish on the menu. It just so happens that we have three – Spaghetti Marinara, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Spaghetti with Meatballs. The lightest of these three pastas, our zesty Spaghetti Marinara, can be yours, free of charge, when you join our eClub. This vegetarian-friendly item features an incredible application of homemade marinara and all the fresh parmesan you could want.
Our small fettuccine alfredo is a generous pile of cheesy creaminess. Now don’t be fooled by the word “small.” Even with two people splitting this dish, there’s often leftover fettuccine noodles, especially when this entrée is paired with our famous garlic bread loaf – a combination we heartily recommend!
Baked Ziti and baked pastas in general are a Buca di Beppo specialty. Baking is the only way to get that melty, golden-brown top and that perfectly balanced blend of flavors. Our popular Baked Ziti comes with mozzarella, provolone, ricotta, a gorgeous rosa sauce and a smattering of Italian-style bread crumbs. It may be hard to believe you can get all that for free but it’s true! Our Baked Ziti is among the free pasta possibilities after you sign up for our eClub rewards.
Now keep in mind that a single small pasta at Buca easily fills two hungry stomachs. That means, when you become a Buca eClub member, you really get TWO free meals for the price of NONE. You also get a $20 birthday gift every year from your Buca di Beppo family! Really, you should expect no less from the Italian celebration experts.
Buca di Beppo’s Many Meatless Dishes
Italian cuisine has always been kind to vegetarians and, at Buca di Beppo, our dynamic menu full of Italian classics is no different. Traditionally, the people of Italy abstained from meat throughout Lent and Advent, not just on Ash Wednesday and Fridays. As a result of this cultural tradition, there’s now a nearly limitless variety of supremely tasty vegetarian and pescatarian dishes with distinctly Italian roots. Whether you never eat meat or you’re just abstaining in the weeks before Easter, we’ve got loads of delicious, meat-free options that are sure to leave you satisfied!
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season, a time of penance, prayer and dietary restriction. From mid-February to Easter Sunday, many individuals abstaining from meat on Fridays struggle to find good veggie and seafood dishes that don’t skimp on taste and don’t leave them hungry. Well, meat eaters, it’s time to trade in the fish sticks for something a whole lot more mouth-watering – succulent salads and premium pastas from Buca di Beppo!
Start with a salad.
The season of Lent is the perfect time to learn to love veggies. And our colossal salad creations make vegetables very lovable. Our Mixed Green Salad, drizzled with some of our signature vinaigrette dressing, showcases some of the best of what the Mediterranean has to offer – olives, pepperoncini and crispy produce. This year, we also introduced a comforting Warm Tomato & Spinach Salad featuring fresh spinach, warmed balsamic vinaigrette, red onions, spiced pecans, feta cheese and vibrant Roma tomatoes that could make anybody forget about missing out on meat.
Then, move on to the (meatless) main course!
With our awesome vegetarian options and our heaping pasta bowls, there’s no longer any reason to feel unsatisfied on Fridays during Lent. Our chicken and sausage entrées always feed two to four people, depending on which size you go with, and our vegetarian entrées are equally filling. Try our Eggplant Parmigiana for a fantastic change of pace or our Penne alla Vodka for a spicy take on meatless dining. You could even substitute your typical order for one of our ever-so-savory baked vegetarian pasta dishes.
Rather than going entirely meatless, many people choose to eat seafood during Lent. Fortunately, our seafood entrées are downright delicious. Linguine teeming with garlic shrimp, spinach, tomatoes and butter sauce makes up our famous Shrimp Florentine, for instance. Plus, for a limited time only this spring, our Linguine and Clams is BACK and better than ever with whole baby clams and your choice of red or white sauce.
This Friday, don’t stress about how you’re going to get through dinner without chicken of beef – come to Buca and savor every vegetarian bite!
Everything we do at Buca di Beppo comes from our love of Italian traditions. We believe that when it comes to core values, the Italians got ‘em right. For example, much like the French, Italians make food a top priority. How could you not when the country you live in has a climate ideally suited for growing olives, making wine and raising cattle? At Buca, we make food a top priority, too. But anyone with a smidge of Italian heritage can tell you that Italian traditions aren’t just about food. We choose to embrace all of Italy’s traditions, not just the epicurean ones. Three of the most important tenets of Italian tradition we’ve found outside of the kitchen are Family, Festivity and Regional Diversity.
1. The Importance of Family
In Italy, family is everything. Family gatherings typically involve the whole extended family, not just mom, dad and kids. When you dine at Buca di Beppo, we want you to feel like a member of our extended family, too. It’s why our food is served family-style in big, communal bowls. A large entrée at Buca di Beppo feeds up to four.
2. Over-the-Top Festivities
Italians know how to party and so do we! Whether it’s a national festival or a local carnival, Italy’s over-the-top celebrations are world-renowned, attracting thousands of tourists each year. At Buca di Beppo, we have quite a penchant for celebrating as well. Bridal showers, birthdays, good hair days – we’ll celebrate it all! Our private banquet rooms are wonderful party venues. They’re typically decorated with colorful posters, photographs and lights, and many of them fit a particular theme. Of course, if you prefer a casual gathering at home, you don’t have to dine-in to party with Buca. Our Party Pans To Go let you keep partygoers well-fed without breaking the bank.
3. The Role of the Region
Italy has maintained its regional diversity through the years. What we mean by that is that every town has its own set of traditions. We try to represent lots of different areas of Italy on our menu. We have pizzas inspired by Naples, pastas inspired by Florence and sides inspired by Rome. We also have lots of seafood dishes inspired by life on the Mediterranean Sea like our Linguine Frutti di Mare with shrimp, baby clams, mussels and calamari in spicy red clam sauce. With our diverse menu, you can take a tour of Italy without ever leaving your hometown at Buca di Beppo!
Limited-Time-Only Linguine & Clams
We’re proud of all of our cuisine here at Buca di Beppo. Still, we tend to get extra excited about our limited-time-only items and, in February, that means clams! Much like pumpkin spice coffee and Mardi Gras king cake, our Linguine and Clams is only available for a few weeks out of the year. We prefer to cook up our clams at the height of shellfish season. Many consider late winter and early spring the best time to enjoy clams that have been dug from nice, cold water. We’ve all heard the rule, “Only in months with R” – that means April will be your last chance to gobble up these briny morsels!
In addition to it being a seasonable seafood treat, our Linguine and Clams is made even better with our amazing sauces. A generous pile of linguine comes surrounded by a small army of whole baby clams and topped off with your choice of either fresh tomato sauce or rich white wine sauce. Like our other pastas, it’s available in two shareable serving sizes. The small serving easily feeds two while the large can feed up to four hungry linguine lovers. Get a big enough group together and you could even sample both sauces in a single evening!
It’s no coincidence that our Linguine and Clams offer coincides with the Lenten season. We know that giving up meat in the weeks leading up to Easter can be tough so we try to incorporate some extra meatless menu items after Ash Wednesday. Whether you’re abstaining from meat or you just have a strong hankering for some Italian-style seafood, our Linguine and Clams is sure to please.
Best of all, our Linguine and Clams pasta is now available as a part of our “4 Eat for $40” dinner deal. As of February 16 for just $10 a person, you can enjoy garlic bread aplenty, incredible salad and your choice of a single large entrée at Buca di Beppo. Don’t be fooled by the fact that this deal only comes with one entrée. Our large pastas are meant to be shared, just like a bowl of pasta on your own kitchen table. You’ll have to decide between a Mixed Green Salad and our ever-popular Caesar. If you Linguine and Clams just aren’t you group’s thing, there are six more amazing pasta options to choose from, many of them meatless. These other pasta options are Spaghetti with Marinara, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Fettuccine Alfredo, Baked Ziti and Ravioli al Pomodoro. Of course, when you order Linguine and Clams as part of your 4 for $40 meal, you get to enjoy two limited time offers at once. Don’t let this specialty linguine pass you by!
How to Get this Hot Deal!
Check out Buca’s Winter Warm Up Special! * For only $12.50/person, four people will enjoy a hot and delicious meal with Buca’s Winter Warm Up Special Menu Package*. Every week from Monday through Thursday in January, dine-in guests of Buca may enjoy this special menu (over $80 retail value†) at such a great price of $50! Hurry now to feel the heat as this deal ends 1/29!
Buca, known for its authentic Italian cuisine and family-style dining, has created this very special Winter Warm Up Menu Package*, which serves 4 people, as follows:
- Buca Large® Garlic Bread
- 4 Cups of Soup (Individual Cups/Portions)
- Buca Large® Salad – Choice of Mixed Green or Caesar Salad
- Buca Large® Entrée – Choose One:
- Spicy Chicken Rigatoni
- Spaghetti with Meatballs
- Penne Basilica
- Eggplant Parmigiana
How to Get this Hot Deal!
Visit Buca di Beppo online and print the coupon for this winter special!
* The $50.00 Meal Deal includes Buca Large® portions except for the soup offerings, as follows: One Garlic Bread, Four Individual Cups of Zuppa di Giorno, One Salad (choice of: Mixed Green or Caesar) and One Entrée (choice of: Spaghetti with Meatballs, Lasagna, Spicy Chicken Rigatoni, Penne Basilica or Eggplant Parmigiana). No substitutions. Buca Large® feeds four or more. Excludes tax, tip and gratuity. Valid at participating Buca di Beppo® locations. Valid for Dine In only. Coupon required. Click here for coupon. No coupons or other discounts may be used/redeemed on the Winter Warm Up Special Menu Package. Expires 1/29/15.
† Prices vary by location.
Let Buca Host Your Holiday Party and Have a Ball This Year!
The holidays are a perfect time to lighten up, have fun with co-workers and show the team how you appreciate their hard work all year long.
Buca di Beppo throws parties of every size and kind year round, and specializes in holiday banquets. Our party planners offer you a multitude of party theme ideas but never forget that it’s your party. They’re enthusiastic about helping put your theme party ideas into action. Buca offers private and semi-private dining rooms, so your guests never get lost. Best of all, you can select from a marvelous, Italian-inspired, family-style menu full of wonderful, creative holiday dishes, with platters for your party of any size. We offer guests a fun, festive, family environment. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy your holiday party!
Or if you’re looking to treat the team to a special holiday luncheon at the office, order Buca di Beppo’s popular Party Pans to bring the party to them! Whether your office holiday party is on-site or at one of our festive restaurants with private rooms, Buca is your holiday party resource with extensive and diverse catering options and banquet menus for your holiday celebration.
Holiday Luncheons at the office don’t get any better than this.
Our job is to make organizing your holiday company party easy so you and your guests can forget about your jobs, relax and have a great time. Pre-order or call in your same-day takeout order, and it’s guaranteed to be ready within one hour. Give us a description of your vehicle when you call, and we’ll bring your holiday takeout food to you curbside — along with FREE plastic plates, serving and eating utensils and napkins. Or if you need delivery, call one of our restaurants, and our fantastic staff will bring your freshly prepared order to the location of your choice, set it up and be ready for your crowd in just 3 hours.
For groups small and large, contact Buca to plan your festive and fun holiday office party.
For a casual gathering, order or make reservations at Buca online. For a larger, more formal event — give us a call. Just choose your local restaurant at bucadibeppo.com to find contact information, menus and ideas for this year’s holiday luncheon. Whether you’re ordering holiday takeout for your team, looking for party catering or the perfect corporate venue, you can count on the folks at Buca to help bring you and your co-workers together for a good time.
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