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  • Buca di Beppo is Booming with Baby Showers

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    Baby showers bring mommies-to-be flowers and gifts, plus huge bowls of delicious pasta, large platters of assorted entrées and a wide selection of bigger-than-life desserts when you pick Buca di Beppo as your baby shower venue. We know our portion sizes will surprise you (in a good way!) but we like to serve everything family-style to encourage sharing–and let’s not forget, the mom-to-be is eating for two! Our diverse menu offers everything from vegetarian and seafood dishes to hearty chicken and meat options, all prepared with the freshest of ingredients.

    Not only is the food amazing, but we also have a variety of seating choices throughout our restaurant. If you are looking to host a large baby shower, our semi-private dining rooms have long communal tables and comfortable booths. The décor is festive and fun with vintage black and white photos and twinkling lights strung throughout the rooms.

    For a more intimate affair, our special Pope* and Cardinal* rooms have a large round dining table, enabling guests to chat and dine comfortably. Plus our friendly and attentive staff will be on hand to pamper each guest.

    *Call your local Buca to reserve one of these special tables.

    So when choosing a baby shower venue for your friend or family member, think outside the box and host a fun and festive Italian feast at Buca di Beppo. Your mommy-to-be will be pleasantly surprised and you will be relieved by how effortless and stress-free hosting a baby shower at Buca really is! We also offer a variety of group and banquet packages to suit any budget and our event planners are happy to assist with any of your party needs!

    Buca’s Delicious Food is Great For Any Baby Shower Location

    So you have been officially selected to plan your co-worker, friend or family member’s baby shower. Congratulations! Now take a deep breath, relax and let’s talk party planning. First thing on the agenda: where will the special event take place? Office? Backyard? Picnic in the park? No worries, no matter what baby shower location you choose, Buca’s got you covered with a variety of catering and delivery* options!

    Now lets talk food. Our convenient and delicious Party Pans To Go can be filled with many of Buca’s Italian favorites like crispy Caesar Salad, hearty Baked Ziti, creamy Fettuccine Alfredo, rich Tiramisu and much more. We will even provide utensils and napkins! All that’s left now is to create your invite list, select the perfect gift, and wait for the happy day to arrive!

    For more information on our Party Pans To Go and delivery options contact us online or call your neighborhood Buca di Beppo.

    *$25 delivery fee, 10-mile radius

  • Buca di Beppo Does Catering Like No One Else

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    Need an excuse to throw a catered party? Want it to be fun and stress-free? We can help with that! Buca is considered to be one of the best restaurants that cater and a top celebration venue, effortlessly handling all your corporate and private party food needs. Our on-staff party planners are full of creative ideas and can organize your catered event down to the last detail. Buca has been in the catering business for a long, long time and has enjoyed celebrating the many special occasions below with our neighbors.

    Buca’s Most Popular Catered Parties:

    • Graduation Celebrations
    • Anniversary Parties
    • Bridal and Baby Showers
    • Wedding Rehearsal Dinners
    • Office Parties
    • Sports Team Banquets
    • Religious Events
    • Birthdays

    Prepare for Leftovers When You See Our Huge Catering Menu Options

    Besides having all your favorite friends and family show up, a truly successful party needs to have great food, and lots of it! Buca’s catering menu offers a variety of Italian dishes, prepared with the finest ingredients. From our crispy Caesar salad and hearty baked ziti, to mouth-watering chicken marsala and creamy tiramisu, our assortment of fabulous food is conveniently prepared in our popular and large Party Pans* and ready for your guests to dig in.

    *Both half and full party pans are available for purchase.

    Buca’s Delivery Service

    Too busy decorating for the big celebration to pick up the food? For added convenience, Buca also offers delivery services so your delicious Party Pans can be sent right to your doorstep*! Talk about top-notch service! Contact your local Buca di Beppo to receive more information about our catering options and see if delivery is available in your area.

    *$25 delivery fee applies. Available for orders within a 10-mile radius only.

    Whether your party is a last-minute get-together or a pre-planned celebration, Buca is ready to jump in and make your gathering one to remember. Contact us to learn more about our special catering packages that feed groups of 10 or 20 people. Let the parties begin!

  • Enjoy a Fun Father’s Day Dinner Celebration at Buca

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    Father’s Day is fast approaching and it’s time to start planning how you’re going to honor Dad on his special day. With so many options, it’s hard to decide exactly the best way to reward him for everything he’s done for the family. Give him a tie? That’s so last year. Let him sleep in? Well…. maybe. But how about a fun, festive and delicious dinner out of the house? Absolutely! So for something different and memorable this year, entice Dad to get off the couch and head to Buca di Beppo restaurant for a casual Father’s Day dinner celebration.

    Dad will love Buca’s eclectic atmosphere with all the vintage black-and-white photographs of Italy’s gorgeous leading ladies, like Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida. He’s sure to get a kick out of seeing all the sports trophies and ornate statues placed throughout the restaurant. But more importantly, our comfortable semi-private dining rooms and attentive staff will allow Dad to loosen his tie, enjoy some laughs and truly relax with his family this Father’s Day.

    An unforgettable Father’s Day dinner celebration would not be complete without great food. At Buca, we treat Dads like the kings they are. Our authentic Italian cuisine is made with the finest of ingredients and prepared fresh when ordered. Plus, our portions are huge! Family-size platters overflow with tasty salads, pastas and entrées, and our meatballs are the size of baseballs, weighing in at one-half pound each! Dad can choose from rich dishes like our Fettuccine Alfredo and Cheese Manicotti or hearty entrées like Veal Saltimbocca and Chicken Parmigiana.

    And with all of the options available on our diverse dinner menu, we know how hard it can be to pick just one thing. Well, good news! All of Buca’s menu items are served family-style to encourage sharing and sampling, allowing guests to enjoy a variety of our delicious selections.

    Wait! The meal isn’t over until Dad has had a taste of Mt. Vesuvius – no, not the volcano – Buca’s gooey, rich lava cake made with double dark chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce. It’s unbelievable! Of course, if chocolate is not his thing – Buca has a large selection of other decadent desserts we know he’ll make room for.

    So give Dad a break from grilling! Show him how much you love him this Father’s Day weekend and make a reservation online at your local Buca di Beppo restaurant today.

  • Three Reasons Why Buca is the Best Restaurant for Graduation Celebrations

    14-BDB Corporate-0318 - Blog Images - Graduation2Congratulations – your loved one did it! After years of studying, test taking and perseverance, graduation is finally within reach. So now is the time for you to get in high gear and start planning a party to remember in celebration of this huge accomplishment.

    When looking for the best place to host a graduation party, there are a few important things to consider: the venue’s size, the atmosphere, and of course, the food. With Buca, the rest is really easy, just invite friends and family, and let the party begin. It’s really that simple! Buca knows how to celebrate (we mean REALLY celebrate) and is ready to help plan and throw the best graduation party ever! Still don’t believe us? Here are three top reasons why Buca should be your top choice for hosting your graduation celebration:

    Our Place

    When picking the perfect spot, keep in mind that it has to comfortably seat all your friends and family. Buca’s semi-private dining rooms are filled with large communal tables and booths, encouraging conversation and mingling among guests. If you are aiming for a slightly smaller celebration, we offer a more intimate option with our Cardinal and Pope Tables*, a private dining room with an enormous round table and decorated with souvenirs from the Vatican! Or if it’s just an immediate family affair, hang out in our kitchen and watch as your food is freshly prepared and served straight from the stove. Our Kitchen Table* is seated right in the middle of all the cooking excitement, but the best news is that you won’t have to do the dishes after you dine!

    *Please call your local Buca to reserve these special tables!

    Our Atmosphere
    Let’s face it. Who wants to have a quiet and (dare we say) boring graduation celebration? This is the time for everyone to kick up their heels, laugh and let loose, and you definitely need a restaurant that will encourage just that! Buca’s décor is considered eclectic and whimsical, with vintage black and white photographs of Italian immigrants, ornate statues and shrines scattered throughout the restaurant, and twinkling lights strung randomly along the walls. There is definitely plenty of eye candy for the guests to laugh and talk about!

    Our staff loves to get in the middle of a good time, offering outstanding service and attention to detail, even surprising the guests with a song, joke or funny story. Buca strives to go above and beyond in regards to each guest’s dining needs.

    Our Food
    Buca’s diverse menu offers everything from assorted antipasti and crunchy salads to creamy pastas and hearty entrées. Our authentic Italian dishes are served family-style, ideal for sharing. We also have two sizes to choose from, our Buca Small® feeds approximately two to four people, and Buca Large® generally feeds four to six.

    Did we hear your appetite yearning for some delicious dessert? Don’t get us started! You and your guests will be amazed at the decadent dessert options available. From scrumptious tiramisu to rich double chocolate cake, all are handmade and the portions are enormous!

    Graduation season is drawing quickly upon us, and now is the best time to find that special restaurant to book your big party. Look no further than Buca for all your graduation celebration needs! To find out more about Buca’s banquet and group packages or to make a reservation, visit us online or call your neighborhood Buca. Then you can sit back, relax and excitedly wait for the big day to arrive!

  • 5 Reasons Why Buca is the Best Mother’s Day Restaurant

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    Show mom how much you love her with a special Mother’s Day lunch or dinner at Buca di Beppo restaurant. Celebrated the second Sunday in May each year, this very important occasion is the perfect time to gather family (big or small) together for an enjoyable meal and honor the amazing woman who bathed you, raised you and loved you unconditionally!

    After serving your special loved one breakfast-in-bed and showering her with gifts, why not make a restaurant reservation and take mom out for a fun lunch or dinner. Of course it can’t be just any old restaurant, it needs to be special a place where you know she will be treated like a queen.

    Buca IS that special place and shares five reasons why it’s the best choice for your Mother’s Day celebration!

    1. Delicious Food
    Buca di Beppo is known for its fresh, authentic Italian cuisine, prepared family-style, making it fun to share with the whole family. Our huge and diverse menu gives guests plenty of dishes to choose from, allowing for a variety of tastings and accommodations for even the pickiest of eaters. From rich pastas and hearty entrées to gigantic desserts, everyone leaves the table happy and satisfied.

    2. Perfect for the Kiddos
    Spending Mother’s Day at a formal restaurant might not be the best way to celebrate with small children. Even teenagers might find it a bit stuffy and boring. At Buca, our fun and festive atmosphere, attentive staff and yummy food will keep the little (and big) ones happy and content, allowing moms to relax and enjoy their well-deserved special day.

    3. Comfortable Dining Rooms

    Buca offers guests a variety of seating choices when planning a Mother’s Day outing. From our semi-private dining rooms that can accommodate large family groups, to a more intimate experience at our Cardinal or Pope tables*, no matter the size of your party, Buca will make sure your experience is unforgettable.

    *Call your neighborhood Buca to make a reservation.

    4. Pampering StaffAt Buca, you will find genuine hospitality. Our friendly and professional staff treats every guest like family, especially all the moms who deserve extra pampering on Mother’s Day!

    5. Festive and Fun Atmosphere

    The minute you walk into Buca, it’s as if you stepped into another era. Reminiscent of Little Italy in the ‘50s, our décor includes hundreds of vintage black and white framed photographs, whimsical shrines of every size, and an assortment of Christmas lights strung throughout the restaurant.

    Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it is never too early to book your table for a memorable lunch or dinner at Buca di Beppo! Make your reservations online or call your local Buca.

  • Celebrate Administrative Professionals Week at Buca

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    Administrative professionals are the glue to any business. They work hard every day to keep many businesses running smoothly and efficiently. From finding solutions to resource issues and coordinating important meetings, to handling technical needs and scheduling company-wide events, let’s be honest ­– administrative professionals are the ultimate multi-taskers!

    To recognize what these very special employees do for their companies, one week out of the year (usually in spring) is officially designated as Administrative Professionals Week. It is during this week that managers and executives take time out of their busy schedules to show how much they appreciate their employees’ hard work and dedication. So what better way to show your gratitude than by hosting an over-the-top lunch at one of the best celebration restaurants – Buca di Beppo.

    From the minute you walk into a Buca di Beppo restaurant, you are welcomed with hundreds of vintage photos and unique statues and fountains in every direction. It’s as if you’ve stepped into a small museum! Our eclectic dining rooms are warm and inviting, offering the choice of comfortable booths for smaller gatherings, or communal tables for larger groups. Our lively and professional staff members are ready to pamper, assuring that you and your administrative assistant’s experience is one to remember.

    Let’s not forget about the food! From cheesy artichoke dip and savory stuffed mushrooms to Buca’s 1893 signature salad and more, the choices are endless. We offer more than 35 scrumptious Italian entrées, including traditional baked pastas, zesty pizzas with tons of toppings, and for lighter fare, delightful seafood and chicken dishes. And the best part, all our dishes are served family-style and perfect for sharing!

    As for dessert, your special lunch won’t be complete without one of our homemade treats. From creamy cheesecake to gooey chocolate cake, our desserts are simply to die for! Now that’s what Buca calls an over-the-top lunch!

    To reserve your table at Buca di Beppo during Administrative Professionals Week, call your neighborhood Buca or make a reservation online today!

    Plan an Office Party for Administrative Professionals Day

    As a manager, how many times have you said, “I don’t know what I would do without my administrative assistant!” Not only do they bring order to the office, they anticipate your needs, remind you of important birthdays and anniversaries, and even pick up your dry cleaning?! So for this very important day, make them feel appreciated for all their efforts and throw a Buca di Beppo office party! Our popular Party Pans come in an assortment of tasty Italian dishes and are large enough to feed a small (even large!) company. Buca even delivers* right to your office!

    Want to get out of the office? No problem! Our festive semi-private dining rooms offer the perfect space for your company gathering. Buca’s diverse menu and banquet packages can accommodate groups of all sizes, and with our authentic family-style Italian dishes, sharing with your co-workers is easy and convenient.

    To celebrate Administrative Professionals Day in a big way, call your local Buca di Beppo, or reserve your table or Party Pans online.

    *10-mile radius, $25 delivery fee.

  • Buca di Beppo’s Delicious Dining Ideas for Lent

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    Considered the holiest time of year, the spring season not only signifies warmer days and blooming landscapes, it also represents a time for reflection and renewal. It is during this Lenten season that Christians prepare for the celebration of Easter with prayer, penance and sacrifice.

    Here at Buca, we understand the importance of spiritual disciplines and rituals, which is why we offer our guests a variety of delicious dining ideas for Lent. Our large menu selection of meatless appetizers, salads, pastas and entrées, is prepared family-style to encourage sharing among family and friends. Buca’s comfortable dining rooms are filled with large communal tables and adorned with vintage photographs, giving guests the feeling of dining at a good friend’s home.

    Enjoy Buca’s Meatless Lunch and Dinner Choices During Lent

    One well-known tradition that accompanies the Lent season is to refrain from eating meat on Fridays. This can make things a little more challenging when looking for a great place to dine.

    Well, we have good news! In honor of our Italian traditions of food, fellowship and hospitality, as well as the Lenten season, Buca offers a variety of fish and vegetarian dishes sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. From tasty appetizers of steamed mussels and fresh tomato bruschetta, to crisp mixed-green salads and warm garlic bread, this is just the beginning to our diverse menu. Below is list of our heartier meatless dishes featuring our special menu item – Linguine and Clams. This delightful seafood dish is tossed with whole baby clams and served in your choice of red or white sauce. Of course we can’t forget dessert! Did I hear double dark chocolate cake, tiramisu or homemade cheesecake?!

    Enjoy one of these 11 meatless entrées at Buca:

    So if you are looking for a casual, family-friendly restaurant during the Lenten season, visit your neighborhood Buca or make a reservation online. We love meatless Fridays!

  • Let Buca Throw You a Fun and Festive First Communion Party

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    After months of preparation and hard work, your child’s big day is almost here! Now it’s your turn to get busy and start planning where you want to celebrate this special occasion. As one of the top celebration-restaurant options, Buca di Beppo offers a child-friendly and fun atmosphere, an extensive menu that the whole family will love, and numerous budget-conscious First Communion party ideas. From a celebratory luncheon in one of our uniquely themed dining rooms to an intimate family dinner in our kitchen—Buca is the perfect venue to host a memorable First Communion party. 

    Buca Banquets and Party Pans

    Here at Buca, we are the experts at hosting banquets, no matter what the occasion. With our diverse menu options, larger-than-life Italian dishes, and private or semi-private dining rooms, we can accommodate groups of all sizes. If you prefer to host your First Communion party at home, order from our various party pans and let Buca take the stress out of having to cook for a large group. Our delicious food can be picked up at your nearest Buca restaurant or can be delivered* to your home for a minimal fee. 
    *10-mile radius

    First Communion Luncheon

    In celebration of this religious event, why not dine in the Pope Room* or Cardinal Room*? These spiritually themed, private dining spaces are decorated with souvenirs from the Vatican, making them the ideal spots to gather family and friends together in fellowship. The large, round communal table sits center stage, allowing guests to converse more easily and share family-style dishes with ease.

    Cozy Family Dinner in Our Kitchen

    If a smaller, more intimate family dinner is what you’re seeking, come hang out in Buca’s kitchen. When you dine at our Kitchen Table*, you and your family take a front-row seat, in the heart of the restaurant. Children and adults alike will be fully entertained as they watch their meals be prepared right before their eyes. 

    So if you decide to host a large over-the-top First Communion banquet or small cozy family celebration, one thing is certain: Buca’s got you covered!

    *To reserve the Pope Room, Cardinal Room or Kitchen Table please call your neighborhood Buca di Beppo.

  • Enjoy our 4 Eat for $40 Meal Deal at Buca

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    Who’s hungry?! Buca is happy to announce that the popular 4 Eat for $40 meal deal is back – but only for a limited time. So grab your hungriest friends and head over to your neighborhood Buca to enjoy a delicious Italian pasta feast. We are featuring our seasonal favorite, Linguine & Clams with your choice of red or white sauce. Delizioso!

    Sound tempting, but still need a little more information? Check out these four fantastic reasons why you absolutely must experience our popular 4 Eat for $40 meal deal while it lasts: 

    1. It’s a pasta lover’s dream come true.
      With seven pasta dishes to choose from, Buca makes sure your craving for Italian pasta doesn’t go unnoticed! Fettuccine alfredo, anyone?
    2. No one leaves the table hungry.
      Buca is famous for its generous portions. We have pasta bowls so large, a young (and very small) child could fit in them and salads the size of small mountains– need we say more?
    3. You’ll get quality, authentic food without breaking the bank.
      Buca understands the importance of offering guests reasonably priced menu choices without sacrificing quality. That’s why we are so excited about this great dining out value.
    4. You’ll have a great excuse to get out of the house!
      It’s been a long day at the office. The kids are getting rambunctious. You just don’t feel like cooking tonight. No matter what the reason, Buca makes it easy to get out of the house with this tasty offer!

    Meal Deal Menu Details

    Buca’s 4 Eat for $40 meal deal offers guests great Italian food at a great price. Enjoy one of our tasty salads and filling pastas, but please try not to drool while reading the menu below! You’ll enjoy: 

    • Our freshly baked Garlic Bread
    • Choice of one of our Buca Large®* salads: Mixed Green Salad or Caesar Salad
    • Choice of one of our Buca Large®* entrees: Baked Ziti, Ravioli al Pomodoro, Ravioli with Meat Sauce, Spaghetti Marinara, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Fettuccine Alfredo, or Linguine & Clams with Red or White Sauce

    So if it’s an Italian pasta feast you’re craving, don’t hesitate to drop in at your neighborhood Buca for this amazing  4 Eat for $40 meal deal. But be quick – this offer ends 4/18/14!

    *Buca Large® feeds four or more.
    **No coupons or other discounts may be used/redeemed on the 4 Eat for $40 Menu. No substitutions. Offer only available for dine-in only. Excludes tax, tip and gratuity.

  • The Story of Joe’s Basement

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    The year is 1948….

    The war is over. Giuseppe and his younger brother, Guistino, have moved to New York City from Castellamare, a village southeast of Naples in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius. They’ve been here for six months and live with their cousins in a crowded buca (basement) apartment on Mott street in Little Italy. Giuseppe is frequently called Joe now, but his best pals call him “Beppo.”

    Working twelve hours a day in the kitchen of a neighborhood Italian restaurant, Joe nurtures a vision. He dreams of owning his own place… The kind of restaurant that is embedded in his fondest memories of Italy… A place to share his family’s recipes that were handed down for generations… A restaurant where all senses would be stimulated… A beacon of warmth on the coldest night, spirited and alive with families and music and the smell of homemade sauces in the air…With the vitality of the surroundings so overwhelming that there would be no place for the eye to rest… Bold and powerfully flavored food… A place where Italians will remember home, and others will feel transported.

    Yet while celebrating the old country, Beppo embraces the bounty of America. He is not a small man – he’s in his mid-thirties and already boasts an ample gut. He likes his food, he likes his wine and he loves leftovers.

    Beppo wants to join the greatest American pastime, bowling. He’ll bowl when he can afford it (and when he has time) and he’ll display his trophies right in the restaurant.

    Joe was raised in a devoted Catholic family, but he never got to visit the Vatican. The long hours he spends in the restaurant makes regular church-going impossible. So he’ll decorate his dining room with the religious symbols of his youth, and dedicate a special table for the Papa. It can’t hurt. And like his mama said, you never know who’s going to stop by for dinner.

    Joe loves to laugh and have fun. He wants to create a restaurant where the gusto of his cooking matches the spirit of his heart. A place where even the stiffest banker will loosen his tie and bid “salute” to his friends. Joe has a genuine warmth towards people and is passionate about food, service and value. To those kind enough to patronize his business, he returns the favor by making each and every one of his Guest feel special.

    If there’s one thing Joe knows, it’s that nobody in America goes hungry, especially in his dream restaurant. His entrees and pastas will overflow from giant family platters right on to the table. The meatballs will be as big as blacksmith’s fists, the pizza as grand as the oven can accommodate. And the specials…Mama Mia.

    Immigrant families help one another to get a start, and his uncle has founded a modest restaurant site for him. It is inexpensive, but there’s one problem – it’s in a basement!

    Joe knew that as he started Buca di Beppo that it would be important to have a clear vision of what he would offer his Guests. In his heart he wanted his Guests to feel his love for life and his passion for vital, vibrant and powerfully flavored foods. He wanted his Guests to have a taste of his experience from back home – to feel Buca Love – the love of a family. He clarified his thoughts with the following vision that represents what we want to be and what we want to achieve as Buca Family Members:

    Joe knew that it is not the blood in our veins but the spirit in our heart that makes anyone Italian!