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!
Labor Day: One Last Summer Picnic or Party
The three-day Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to squeeze in a final summer party or picnic. Gather your friends and family, all your employees, or the entire neighborhood, and let Buca take care of the menu. After a summer full of burgers and hot dogs, everyone will be so thankful that you thought beyond the grill when you arrive with Buca To Go or when we arrive with all of your selected catering options. No matter what kind of picnic you are having, where you are having it, or how many people are joining you, Buca can help you make sure your Labor Day party or picnic a success.
Buca di Beppo catering can bring your Labor Day picnic to any park, backyard, or outdoor venue within 10 miles of one of our local restaurants. (Check store locations for specific details.) We will also provide complimentary house bread, napkins, plates, serving spoons and utensils so you don’t have to worry about forgetting any details. Choose one (or several) of our Celebration Packages featuring a mixed green or Caesar salad, fresh baked house bread, and a wide selection of entrees. You can also create your own customized spread from our catering menu. Select a combination of Party Pans (feeds up to 20) and Half Pans (feeds up to 10) to ensure you won’t run out and you’ll have enough to feed even the biggest appetites. Whether you need lots of salads or a plenty of pasta, you can streamline your order to your event’s exact needs. We can also provide beverages and desserts so you will have all your bases covered when it comes to feeding your crowd. Upon 48-hour request, we can have a member of our famiglia come out to serve or provide chaffing dishes for those special festivities!
Buca To Go
Enjoy the last lazy days of summer by relaxing or attending some fun outdoor events. But don’t stress over what’s for lunch or dinner, and don’t spend another minute in your hot kitchen! Swing by Buca to grab a variety of your family’s Italian favorites. Then head to a nearby park or chill out at home after a long day.
Let Buca Handle All the Details
This Labor Day weekend spend more time enjoying your parties and picnics and less time planning and preparing the menu. When you choose Buca, you know you are going to get great food that everyone will love. With hundreds of delicious options, you simply make your selections and place your order, then we take care of the rest. For an easy, successful party or picnic packed full of delicious favorites, call or order Buca online today!
Feed Your Family for $45 with a Buca Fall Family Meal Deal!
Fall means back to school, which means jam packed evening schedules for families. After a long day of work, school, homework, and shuttling between extracurricular activities, everyone is hungry…but what’s for dinner? At Buca di Beppo we understand this daily dilemma, that’s why we’ve created a Fall Family Meal Deal of Italian favorites for just $45!
Create your Family Meal Deal by first choosing your favorite fresh, crispy salad: our Mixed Green Salad (mixed lettuce tossed in our signature Italian vinaigrette with Roma tomatoes, red onions, pepperoncini & black & green olives) OR our Caesar Salad (romaine hearts tossed in our signature Caesar dressing with roasted garlic croutons & Parmesan). Our Salads are so delicious and have been known to make converts of many “nothing green, please” eaters.
Next, choose your favorite pasta: Baked Ziti (mozzarella, provolone & rosa sauce tossed & topped with ricotta & Italian-style bread crumbs), Fettuccine Alfredo (imported Italian fettuccine tossed in our homemade creamy Alfredo sauce), Ravioli al Pomodoro (cheese-filled ravioli with our homemade marinara sauce), Spaghetti Marinara (our homemade marinara sauce served on a bed of imported Italian spaghetti), Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (savory meat sauce made with 100% premium ground beef & spaghetti), Spicy Chicken Rigatoni (chicken breast, garlic, crushed red pepper & peas in spicy rosa sauce), OR Penne alla Vodka (imported Italian penne tossed in creamy vodka rosa sauce, garlic & crushed red pepper). Choose a tried and true favorite or go out on a limb to try something new.
Bread AND Dessert
No meal is complete with our house baked garlic bread and we even include dessert in this deal! Our Chocolate Chip Cannoli (crispy shells stuffed to order with a sweet, cannoli cream filling mixed with chocolate chips, served over a drizzle of our chocolate sauce) are a sweet end to your delicious Italian meal. That’s right, you can feed your family a fresh salad, delicious pasta, garlic bread, and dessert for just $45 with our Fall Family Meal Deal!
Buca Helps You Focus on Your Family
Family dinners don’t have to be stressful or a hassle. With our Fall Family Meal Deal, you and your family can spend your time relaxing, enjoying your meal, and focusing on each other. If it’s an Italian pasta feast you’re craving, drop in or grab up our awesome Fall Family Meal Deal today. Our skilled chefs will prepare your dishes with the utmost care and with Buca’s generous portions, no one will leave the table hungry. But be quick – this special won’t last forever!
Let Buca Help with Your Family’s Back to School Routine
Back to school can be a chaotic time of year for families trying to coordinate their work and school schedules while still spending some quality time together. Evenings are often filled with homework, sports, tutoring, and a mix of extracurricular activities. After “getting organized,” most parents list “mealtimes” as the what gets them the most stressed about back to school routines. Your buddies at Buca di Beppo are here to give you a hand by reducing some of that mealtime stress.
Buca To Go
Don’t turn to your typical fast food options to feed your family at the end of a long day. For a true “value meal”, place an order with Buca and we will make sure it’s freshly prepared moments before you are ready to pick it up. Forget frozen meals or fast food and feel great knowing your family is eating freshly prepared Italian dishes, salads, and sides. Our Buca Small Dishes feed 2-3 while our Buca Large Dishes can serve up to 5. 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. You won’t even have to tell the kids to eat their vegetables. Our crispy salads and fresh vegetable sides are so delicious they’ll ask for seconds!
Dine with Us
Join us at one of our restaurants for a delicious chef prepared meal between or after your evening activities. Our amazing staff will take care of your family’s every need, while you enjoy each other’s company. When you dine with us you can all relax, discuss your busy days, and feast on all your favorite dishes. Before you leave, grab a few entrees To Go to help you quickly get dinner on the table later in the week.
Enjoy Family Time with Buca
Don’t overextend yourself this school year with grocery shopping, prep work, and clean up. Let Buca take care of dinner so you can focus on the rest of your busy schedule. Family dinners don’t have to be stressful or a hassle. Come to Buca or grab Buca To Go and focus on what really matters: spending time with your family and enjoying a delicious meal.
Enjoy Comfort Food at Its Finest on Lasagna Day, July 29
Whether you’ve had a rough day or you’re looking to celebrate, comfort food is what you crave. Offering a taste of home, most Americans tend to gravitate toward warm, hearty, comforting classics like lasagna. This laboriously crafted dish originally debuted in Naples, Italy, during the Middle Ages, but was a far cry from the mouthwatering lasagna you dream about. We can thank the wonderful Italian cooks who immigrated to America in the late 1800s for the layered dish that we love today. There are currently dozens of different lasagna recipes featuring a variety of meats, seafood, vegetables, ragùs, Béchamel and tomato sauces, cheeses, wines, and spices; but the most common combination features layers of pasta, meat sauce, and cheeses.
Lasagna Day….in July?
Originally only served on special occasions, lasagna loves being the star of the show. Whenever you see and smell a lasagna bubbling in the oven, you just can’t wait to sit down to a heaping helping of flavors. However, Lasagna Day falls right in the middle of summer, when the last thing you want to do is heat up your kitchen. That’s when you turn to your favorite Italian restaurant, Buca di Beppo!
Let Us Serve You
Lasagna was originally only created for special occasions, but at Buca we think every day is a special occasion. That’s why our menu always includes our special lasagna featuring towering layers of meat sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, provolone, and Parmesan. Come to your local Buca and enjoy one of America’s most loved Italian dishes in one of our cool and comfortable dining rooms.
Let Us Cater
We can bring your favorite comfort food to you! Our Party Pans can feed up to 20 hungry adults and our Half Pans can feed up to 10. Have a get together with your friends and family or treat your staff to a variety of our Italian creations on Lasagna Day and every day!
Buca To Go
Pick up a Buca Small or Buca Large dish to take to your home or event. Our mouthwatering lasagna is also a great way to welcome a new neighbor or support a family with a new baby. Give us a call to place your order and we’ll have your selections ready for you at your requested time, so you can pick up and be on your way.
Don’t miss out on Lasagna Day! If you don’t have the time to create your own lasagna or it’s just too hot to bake in your kitchen, don’t worry, Buca can help. Come to your favorite Buca to dine with us, or call to place a catering or To Go order today!
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