Ring in 2018 with Buca: Make Your New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Reservations Today!
Will you be celebrating the New Year near your home or you will you be traveling? Come join Buca to celebrate with you and your loved ones! We will be ringing in the New Year from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at your local Buca and at your favorite destination locations such as:
- New York City, New York
Our Big Apple location is in the middle of all the action, situated right between the Good Morning America studio and Times Square. This is the perfect exclusive spot to enjoy an amazing meal and watch the ball drop televised on New Year’s Eve or celebrate New Year’s Day with an Italian feast. For bookings and more information, reach out to www.balldrop.com!
- Orlando, Florida
A top destination for children and adults alike, Orlando knows how to celebrate the New Year. Visit our Florida Mall location in “The City Beautiful,” before watching the fireworks at the theme parks on New Year’s Eve, then come to fuel up for another full day of fun on New Year’s Day.
- Los Angeles, California
Visit our Buca location on the southern side of the Melrose District in West Hollywood (at The Original Farmer’s Market) to fuel up before your long night of festivities and then share all your fun stories of the night before while enjoying your Italian favorites on New Year’s Day.
- Honolulu, Hawaii
Can you think of anywhere better to watch midnight fireworks than in the Big Pineapple? Ring in the new year in Italian and Hawaiian style! Visit Buca di Beppo for a delicious meal on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day and be sure to take in the beautiful fireworks over Waikiki Beach and the Aloha Tower Marketplace.
- Las Vegas, Nevada
Celebrate with over 300,000 of your closest friends in Las Vegas as the entire strip shuts down to all traffic and is transformed into a giant block party. Visit our Excalibur, Paradise, or Summerlin locations before the casinos’ choreographed fireworks display at midnight on New Year’s Eve and then come in on New Year’s Day to laugh over all the fun you had the night before.
Come dine with us before and after your festivities to say “goodbye” to 2017 and “hello” to 2018! All of our Buca locations are open from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Call to make your reservations today because regardless of location, these are two of our busiest days of the year!
Give the Perfect Gift to Everyone on Your Holiday List—Buca Gift Cards
We tried wrapping up our plates of spaghetti and meatballs but our sauce kept getting everywhere! Skip the mess and get your holiday shopping done in a snap with Buca plastic gift cards and e-gift cards for everyone on your holiday list. Buca gift cards make the best holiday gift for friends, family members, employees, co-workers, and all the other special people in your life like your mail carrier, neighbors, teachers, babysitters, and public service workers. Give the gift of Buca and you give the gift of delicious pasta, plentiful portions, and stellar service, all in our restaurant’s unforgettable atmosphere. They come in multiple sizes and fit everyone on your list! Come in and dine with us for lunch or dinner today and you can pick up your gift cards while you’re here, or order your gift cards and e-gift cards online with just a few keyboard clicks.
Mail a Gift Card
Personalize your gift card with a greeting and choose from three convenient shipping options. We will then mail your traditional, plastic gift cards to your recipient or to you, whichever you prefer. Our gift cards can be redeemed at any participating U.S. Buca di Beppo restaurant and they never expire!
Send an eGift Card
Choose one of our e-gift card designs or personalize your gift with your own photo and message. On the delivery date you choose, a message is then sent to the recipient informing them of your gift, with a link to retrieve it online. The link in the email goes to a page showing the beautiful, full-color, customized e-gift card you created, its value, code number, and simple redemption instructions. Buca e-gift cards never have expiration dates or service fees, and e-gift cards have no shipping costs or delivery fees.
Buca Gift Card Bundle
During this giving season, we have an amazing gift for you—a Buca Holiday Gift Card Bundle! For every $50 worth of gift cards you purchase now through December 31, 2017, you will receive two $10 reward cards.* Holiday Bundle purchases made online include a digital gift card and two digital reward cards. For plastic Holiday Bundles, visit your nearest Buca di Beppo! Make everyone on your list happy this holiday season by adding a Buca gift card to all of your gifts! And don’t forget to treat yourself, too!
* Reward cards from online gift card purchases will be sent electronically to purchaser email (January Reward Card valid January 1, 2018 – January 31, 2018 and February Reward Card Valid February 1, 2018 – February 28, 2018)
Your Buca Holiday Event Planning Timeline
Planning a holiday party for your staff or your family takes time, patience, and organization. That’s why you should partner with Buca di Beppo, the team who has experience creating thousands of successful events. Here’s our holiday timeline to ensure your party is fun and stress-free.
What to do now:
- Confirm your forecasted budget. At Buca, our portions are plentiful and our catering specialists can help you maximize any sized budget.
- Choose your date. Friday and Saturday evenings are traditionally the most popular times for holiday events, so consider an “off” day, such as a Sunday or a weekday. Also, because December is often the busiest time of year for many businesses, there is a growing trend of holding off on year-end holiday parties to host a celebration in January.
- Decide on your guest list. Will you invite extended family and friends to your family holiday event? Will you invite all of your company’s employees or specific offices, locations, etc.?
- Select your venue. Will you be needing to make reservations at your favorite local Buca restaurant or will we be bringing our amazing catering to a special location?
- Send out your official invitations including theme, dress code, RSVP instructions, room block info, etc.
Two weeks before your event:
- Send RSVP reminders to your unregistered guests. The more accurate your head count, the easier it is to finalize your menu selections and seating areas.
- Promote your event through email, social media, conversations, and posters. Your guests will likely have full calendars full of multiple other Christmas parties, so be sure to send out repeated reminders with enticing messages.
One week before your event:
- Send out a detailed update to your guests telling them what to expect, any transportation details, and last minute suggestions.
- Confirm your schedule if you will be having speeches, awards, etc.
The hours leading up to your event:
- Decorate your space to make it festive and welcoming.
- Be accessible to greet caterers and guests.
- Enjoy yourself! After brainstorming party ideas and planning your event, take time to enjoy what you’ve created.
If you use this timeline for managing your holiday party planning and partner with Buca, your event is destined to be amazing! We are ready to accommodate a variety of guest counts and we have multiple available dates to accommodate you. Call us today at 877-955-2822 to make this year’s holiday party truly memorable.
Black Friday Shopping Tips from Buca
At Buca we want you to have the most successful and fun Black Friday this year, so we’ve compiled a few tips to make your big shopping day more rewarding and less stressful.
Sign up for emails: Which stores will you be shopping at this year? Visit each store’s website and sign up for their email newsletters.
Check out store layouts: Do a trial run to map out each store’s departments. When you arrive on the big day, you’ll know exactly where to go.
Make Your Reservations at Buca: Make sure you are well fed during your deal hunting adventures so you aren’t standing in all of those long lines with an empty stomach!
A few days before Black Friday:
Review the ads and compare prices: Carefully review each store’s ad and compare prices before adding items to your list. While most stores will not price match on Black Friday, you still may find your item priced lower at another store or on-line.
Prioritize your shopping list: When creating your list, group your items by store and then list them by order of importance. Be sure to include colors, styles, etc. to ensure you purchase the correct item.
Create a backup plan: You may not find certain items you are shopping for or they may be sold out. Create a backup plan by adding a second item to your list.
Read the fine print: Read the fine print and exclusions (often beneath individual deals or at the bottom of a Black Friday ad) to prevent any last minute surprises.
Plan your shopping route: Plan your shopping route according to store proximity, opening times, and must have items.
Shop with the ads in your hand: Have your ads with you when you shop, so if the price rings up incorrectly, you can show the cashier the ad with the correct price.
Shop with a friend: Not only is shopping with a friend fun, it can help you divide and conquer by separating and grabbing items from different areas of the store.
Watch the clock: The prices of some items change with the clock and some doorbusters are only available for a limited time.
Get gift receipts: Gift receipts will make returns or exchanges much easier.
Talk to people in line: Make the most of your inevitable time in line by chatting with the people around you. Your fellow shoppers may have some deal stories to share that could benefit your shopping plan.
Fuel up at Buca: Tell everyone to meet at Buca to refuel before heading back out for more deals or after you’ve all shopped until you’ve dropped. We’ll restore you with a delicious meal while you relax, compare notes on stores, and congratulate each other on your purchases.
The Perfect Gift for Everyone on Your List
Buca gift cards make the best holiday gifts for friends, family members, employees, co-workers, and everyone else on your list. Our gift cards never expire and each recipient is able to get exactly what they want from our massive menu. Come in to enjoy a meal with us and order your gift cards while you eat or simply order them all online.
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!
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!
4 Fun Ways to Celebrate Boss’s Day October 16th
Great bosses celebrate their workers’ achievements, but how often do bosses receive praise? A dedicated and caring boss works hard for their employees and their company every day. On October 16, give your boss a little positive recognition to thank them for their hard work.
Forget the organizational aspects of planning a potluck lunch—all those emails, the struggle of transporting everyone’s dishes, and hurt feelings when someone’s contribution is snubbed. With Buca catering everyone is happy! Our fantastic Celebration Packages and a la carte Party Pans arrive at your office ready to serve and we always provide the necessary details like utensils and plates. We can even accommodate various dietary allergies! Simply contact one of our catering specialists to help you with your catering order at 877-955-2822.
- Special Dinner at Buca
Get out of the office and mingle with your boss and colleagues somewhere besides the workplace. Come to your local Buca for a delicious, relaxed meal in a fun atmosphere. Enjoy selections straight from the kitchen, prepared by our talented chefs, and a waitstaff that will anticipate your every need.
- Coffee Break Awards Ceremony
Give awards to your bosses and managers. You can do serious awards or get a little silly. Brain storm some fun awards like Best Dressed or Biggest Coffee Drinker. Take a break to enjoy a dessert tray and beverages from Buca while handing out Buca gift cards to all the “winning” bosses.
- Team Card and Gift
A thoughtful card signed by employees is a simple way to celebrate Boss’ Day. Select a card that suits their personality, then have everyone sign it and add personal notes about why they are appreciated as a boss. Everyone can also chip in to get the boss a great gift—like a gift card to Buca di Beppo! Tuck the gift card inside signed card, gather the team and present it to your boss.
Boss’s Day + Buca = Perfect Pairing
Dine with us, pick up a To Go order, or let us cater your event. Everyone loves our delicious Italian offerings, from our crispy salads to comforting pasta dishes, Buca is everyone’s favorite! However you and your colleagues decide to celebrate Boss’ Day, be sure to invite Buca di Beppo. We will make your Boss’ Day event a fun, memorable occasion.
World Pasta Month is Here!
At Buca, we’re celebrating October in a big way because it is World Pasta Month! It’s no secret that we love pasta and we know that you do too. Americans consume more pasta than any other country in the world—6 billion pounds per year! Mamma mia!
To satisfy your pasta cravings, we are offering 4 delightfully adventurous new dishes through October 31st. Try one…or better yet—try them all!
- Campanelle Primavera: Looking for a vegetarian option or simply craving delicious fresh vegetables? Our Campanelle Primavera features campanelle pasta tossed with parmesan cheese, roasted Roma tomatoes, carrots, zucchini, yellow squash, onions, roasted red peppers, spinach, cannellini beans, and garlic.
- Spicy Orecchiette al Sugo: Want a hearty dish with a spicy kick? Our Spicy Orecchiette al Sugo features a homemade spicy ragu made of mild Italian sausage, yellow onions, baby portobello mushrooms, tomatoes, garlic, and pepperoncini tossed with orecchiette pasta and topped with parmesan
- Creamy Short Rib Orecchiette: Craving a comforting dish full of slow-cooked flavors? Our Creamy Short Rib Orecchiette features slow-braised pulled short ribs, baby portobello mushrooms, red onions, and orecchiette pasta tossed with white wine cream sauce and topped with fire-roasted tomatoes and parmesan
- Baked Chicken Campanelle: Ready for a comforting classic with an Italian flair? Our Baked Chicken Campanelle features rosemary chicken breasts and campanelle pasta tossed in our homemade marinara sauce with roasted Roma tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and onions, then topped with ricotta cream sauce.
Dine with Us
Come to your favorite local Buca to enjoy our special limited-time Italian dishes and all of your classic favorites. Relax while our attentive waitstaff and talented chefs take care of everything you need.
Let Us Bring the Party to You
From an informal get together of your friends and family to a corporate luncheon and any occasion in between, Buca catering is the best in the business. We take care of all the details so you don’t have to!
Grab Our Special Dishes and Your Buca Favorites To Go
Pick up a variety of our special pasta offerings and some of your classic favorites on your way home from work or on your way to an event. Simply 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 our four fabulous, limited-time pasta dishes. Come to your favorite Buca to dine with us, or call to place a catering or To Go order today!
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.
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!
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