Celebrate with a Buca Gift Card
Not all gift cards are shopping cop outs. Some gift cards can actually be thoughtful, worthwhile gifts in their own right. Buca di Beppo gift cards, for example, represent more than just free food. For the recipient, a Buca gift certificate is an opportunity to get together with friends and family, make new memories, celebrate all that life has to offer… and eat some free food.
A Buca di Beppo gift card is a great present options for any celebratory occasion from birthdays and anniversaries to promotions and retirements. A restaurant gift card is different from a gift card for a super store or specialty shop because it promises the recipient some future fun. Our gift cards in particular are convenient and practical. There are no expiration date and no service fees and values for plastic cards range from $10 to $100. When you give a loved one a little something to spend at Buca, it’s like giving them a delicious pasta dinner or a sophisticated pizza party, a night of pampering service and a chance to experience our restaurant’s unforgettable atmosphere, all with a little piece of plastic.
You can buy a card in-house or online where you can specify either traditional plastic gift cards or personalized digital ones. E-cards, as opposed to the more traditional ones, have no shipping costs or delivery fee. Our online gift cards have all kinds of exciting customization options. You can design a memorable and creative gift by including a personal photo and a well-written message with your e-Card.
If you’re good with words, a carefully crafted message will definitely enhance your electronic Buca gift card. They’re the perfect way to tell someone you love, “Thank you, I appreciate you” or “Good job, I’m proud of you.” You can incorporate a decent amount of text in your custom message to really make it special.
First, choose one of Buca’s gift card designs. Then, come up with a great line and record it right on Buca’s website as part of the ordering process.
For a birthday….
“Wishing you lot of laughs and plenty of pasta this year! Happy birthday con tanto amore!”
Or for a “just because” surprise…
“Un-wine with a plate of spaghetti and a nice Chianti… on me!”
Finally, review your selections, set the date and time you want Buca to send it and you’re finished. With our family-style menu and our generous portion sizes, our gift cards go far. Visit your neighborhood Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant or bucadibeppo.com now to start gift shopping!
Declare Your Independence with Catering from Buca!
The Fourth should be a celebration of all our wonderful freedoms here in America, like the freedom to eat the foods we love! This year, declare your independence for Independence Day hot dogs and barbeque by enjoying a delicious meal from Buca di Beppo at your 1776-style party!
Our large Party Pans, available for pick-up, feed up to 20 hungry party-goers and our pre-set celebratory catering package offers our customers an affordable option for a multiple course catered meal. The basic package includes salad, two pasta entrée choices, homemade bread and free disposable plates and utensils. You could also build your own custom catering package with full trays, half trays, drinks and desserts. For the Fourth of July, we recommend a healthy combination of classic Italian-American dishes and unexpected summer delicacies!
Chopped Antipasto Salad – Our chopped antipasto salad just might be the most sure-to-satisfy salad of all time. This flavorful salad features slices of pepperoni, red onions, pepperoncini peppers, cucumbers, Roma tomatoes, Kalamata olives and green olives. Already sounds good, right? And we haven’t even gotten to the cheeses. This most impressive insalate also has chopped provolone, fresh feta and crumbled gorgonzola plus a hearty drizzle of our signature Italian vinaigrette. If you must have a salad on an all-American holiday weekend, make it this one.
Penne alla Vodka – In no way is pasta a conventional July Fourth entrée but the United States has never been a very conventional country. Embrace the unconventionality of it all with Buca di Beppo’s Penne alla Vodka – a simple pasta dish that’s all about the sauce. Perfectly cooked penne pasta tossed with garlic, roma tomatoes, crushed red pepper and creamy vodka rosa sauce makes up this memorable entrée.
Fettucine Supremo – Fettucine Alfredo as become a staple dish for many American cooks. The catering chefs here at Buca di Beppo kick that classic up a notch by topping it with chicken breast, broccoli and red bell peppers in this appetizing pasta creation.
Macaroni and Cheese – Macaroni and cheese is a backyard barbecue favorite which makes it an obvious choice for any Fourth of July shindig. This year, when you order mac and cheese from Buca, you can enjoy a summertime fave without first having to cook it yourself.
Cookies and Brownies – For dessert, it doesn’t get much more American than chocolate chip cookies and decadent brownies. Ordering a dessert tray for your Independence Day party will ensure that everyone stays tided over before the fireworks begin!
Celebrate 4th of July with Catering from Buca di Beppo!
Gifts for Moms, Dads & Grads
Most people think of the holiday season as November and December but May and June are pretty eventful months, too! With Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduations for all kinds of students on our calendars, finding the right gifts for everyone you celebrate during the summer can feel like a full-time job if you overcomplicate it. Buca di Beppo makes it simple with gift cards, electronic gift cards and that special Italian flair for celebration you’ve come to know and recognize!
Gifts for Moms
Mother’s Day is only days away – Sunday, May 10! If you’re looking for a quick gift she’s sure to appreciate, a Buca gift card is a safe choice. At Buca di Beppo, Mom can relax while a savvy staff waits on her, taking care of her every need. If your mom cooked most of your meals while you were growing up, it’s about time you arranged an entertaining and memorable dining experience for her in return. From fresh summer salads to a decadent dessert, a meal at one of our restaurants will not disappoint! And she won’t have to do any of the dishes afterwards, either.
Gifts for Dads
Father’s Day will be Sunday, June 21. Dads can be hard to shop for but we’ve yet to meet a dad who doesn’t love to eat! We like to think our gift cards are a bit more pratical than the traditional gifts of cufflinks and power tools. When did these expensive, infrequently used items become the standard for Father’s Day presents? This year, give Dad something he’ll actually use by giving the gift of an amazing Italian feast! We serve all of Dad’s favorites including supermassive meatballs, authentic oven-baked pizzas, tasty seafood dishes and towering Italian cakes.
Gifts for High School and College Grads
Out of all the people you celebrate in May and June, it’s probably the grads who will most appreciate a hot meal. Everybody’s heard of the starving student stereotype. Well, when you put a Buca di Beppo gift card in their hands, you won’t need to worry about their daily caloric intake. Whether they’re high school graduates yet to experience the “college diet” of cereal, ramen noodles and dining hall dinners or they’re college graduates ready to leave that pattern behind, a gift card for a cool Italian restaurant is a perfectly practical graduation present! They can use it to go out with their classmates and, with our family-size portions, they’re likely to go home with some awesome leftovers. You can even send your grad a gift directly to their inbox using our electronic gift card service.
School’s Almost Out – Time To Party!
School’s out for summer! Well, almost, anyway, and the students aren’t the only ones who are about to put another year of hard work behind them. If your child is tired of waking up early and grueling end-of-the-year test taking, just imagine how the teachers must feel! Teaching is a demanding and often underappreciated profession so before students and teachers part ways for good this year, why not show those awesome educators you care with a Buca gift card or a specially planned event at Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant?
Order your teacher a Buca di Beppo restaurant gift card here
Appreciation Gift Card Ideas
With staff meetings, parent and teacher conferences, grading and, from time to time, actually teaching, we’re surprised that teachers ever find time to get a nice meal in during the school year. Summertime means time for a wholesome meal! A Buca di Beppo Gift Card, able to be redeemed at any Buca restaurant, is the teacher gift teachers really want because our family-style Italian dinners are sure to satisfy and our eclectic atmosphere is sure help a hardworking teacher unwind after a long year. Gift cards and e-gifts come in values starting at $10 and going up to $200 and they have no expiration date or service fees – perfect for teachers’ flexible summer schedules! Give a small gift certificate individually or coordinate with your class to give something that’ll make a bit more of an impact. Group gifts at the end of the school year are affordable and efficient. If every student in a class of 20 gives $5, for example, a $100 gift card that could keep your teacher well-fed for days doesn’t have to be a major expense.
How to Throw an End of the Year Appreciation Party
Rather than giving a gift basket or a gift card, why not throw all the teachers of your favorite grade or subject a memorable mid-May bash with a catered buffet from Buca di Beppo? Whether at school or a private venue, our carry out party pans make feeding a hungry crowd as easy as 1-2-3. We’ll even deliver as long as the End of the Year party site is within 10 miles of the restaurant. One pasta pan from Buca di Beppo feeds up to 20 so two pans, garlic bread and a salad could easily feed a large party of teachers, teaching assistants and other faculty. Baked Ziti and Alfredo dishes are always hits. Just don’t forget a dessert tray! Call or visit our catering page now to put in your order!
Father’s Day with La Famiglia
Stateside, we celebrate Father’s Day in June. This year, Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 21, to be exact, but In Italy as well as Spain and Portugal fathers are honored on Saint Joseph’s Day. Saint Joseph Day occurs on March 19 or March 20 depending on when Palm Sunday is. It is the principal feast day of Saint Joseph, husband of Mary. The feast always falls during the season of Lent meaning it’s traditionally a day of abstinence for Catholic Italians. When it comes to food, Saint Joseph Day tables are typically covered with meatless dishes. By no means does this make the meals boring, however. Overseas, a real Saint Joseph’s Day meal isn’t complete without a round of cookies or zeppole which are like little Italian donuts. Savory dishes often feature a yummy topping made of bread crumbs which symbolically stand for saw dust since Joseph was a carpenter. This year, consider taking a page from the Italians’ book and celebrating Father’s Day with some of these traditional dishes…
Mussels are ideal Father’s Day antipasti and since they’re seafood, Italians can eat them during their Father’s Day celebrations, too. Our Mussels Marinara make good use of our homemade marinara sauce in an unexpected way. If you’re new to mollusks or just unsure about dousing them in an herbaceous tomato sauce, you could also try Buca di Beppo’s Mussels Bianca which come in a mild yet satisfying white wine garlic butter broth.
Baked Ziti is one of our most popular Buca di Beppo dishes. We like to think any dad would love it, despite it being a meatless pasta specialty! Our show-stopping Baked Ziti comes with mozzarella, provolone, rosa sauce and plenty of creamy ricotta and flavor-packed Italian-style bread crumbs on top. In other words, it’s all ready for a Saint Joseph’s Day-inspired Father’s Day dinner! Our large Baked Ziti feeds up to four or more and, because it’s baked, it comes to your table with a melty, golden-brown top. You’ll find that the whole dish stays warm and cheesy from start to finish!
What man wouldn’t love shrimp in June? The Buca di Beppo menu has several shrimp options but for Father’s Day we’re somewhat partial to our Shrimp Florentine. Buca Shrimp Florentine is a massive bowl of linguine tossed with garlicky shrimp, buttery sauce, fresh spinach and Roma tomatoes. Most dads tell us it’s downright delizioso!
For dessert, share a Dolce Platter with Dad
We mentioned how the Italians like to bring multiple desserts to their Father’s Day feasts. We don’t know why Americans shouldn’t do the same! Our impressive Dolce Platter includes four different desserts for you and your family to fight over: Tiramisu, Double Dark Chocolate Cake, Homemade Cheesecake and Italian Crème Cake. The traditional crème cake is truly the centerpiece of the festive platter with six layers of lemon cake, mascarpone cheese filling, raspberry sauce and whipped cream topping.
Make Her Mother’s Day at Buca
With everything mothers do for their families, we think all moms deserve a two-week vacation in Italy! Of course, not all moms would be able to take that much time off from, well, being a mom. They can, however, take a trip to Italy for a day when they dine at Buca di Beppo !
This Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, bring your mom to Buca for lunch or supper and let our staff pamper her a little. Lots of moms out there hardly even get a chance to sit down to eat most nights. They’re too busy preparing everybody else’s plates, cleaning their kitchen and making sure everybody has everything they want for their own meal. It’s about time somebody did the same for her. And that’s just what happens when you come to Buca di Beppo, anytime during Mother’s Day weekend!
At Buca, your mama will have her choice of Italian classics. They’ll taste home cooked… but she didn’t have to cook any of them! Start your Mother’s Day celebration off right with some of our toasty bread and a big Insalate for the table. Don’t forget to order some of our specialty sangria to help mom de-stress! After you’ve enjoyed a delicious salad course, it’ll be time for some shareable Italian entrées. Mother’s Day is a time for moms to indulge in whatever they want. Spaghetti and half-pound meatballs with a side of Margherita pizza and cannoli for dessert? She can have it! And she can have it all in a setting that looks like a quaint Sicilian bistro. Book your table ahead of time and you could enjoy an entertaining meal at our Kitchen Table – a private table that gives our guests a glance into the hustle and bustle of our kitchen. Wherever you’re seated, you and your mother are sure to have a fantastic time on your mini-vacation to Italy!
Now let’s review with a handy list. We’ve got five good reasons why you should choose Buca for your Mother’s Day celebration!
1. Our super staff – At some point, every mother has been a chef, a waitress and a dishwasher… all in one night. Give her an unforgettable night off and let our staff take care of everything!
2. Our very tasty Italian creations – If your mom favors freshness or has a passion for pasta, Buca di Beppo is the place for her. We make each of our dishes with fresh ingredients and a molto grande dose of Italian flair!
3. Our family-style entrée sizes – Mother’s Day is most definitely about mothers… but it’s also about families! All moms want to see their families come together on Mother’s Day and our large, meant-for-sharing entrées make that happen.
4. Our authentically Italian ambience – When you bring your mom to Buca, she gets to dine in a fun, comfortable environment, surrounded by Italian knick-knacks and festive, eclectic décor. She might even forget she’s still in USA!
5. Because she deserves it – This may be the most important reason to take mom out for Mother’s Day! Call and reserve your table today!
Celebrate Nurse Appreciation Week with Buca!
Nurses do all the same work doctors do – sometimes more! So why don’t RNs receive quite the same recognition as MDs?
Nurses Appreciation Week exists as a way to recognize and celebrate nurses and the role they play in delivering quality care to those that are sick or hurt by administering aid, educating patients, assisting doctors and working many long, tiring hours each week. Wednesday, May 6, Nurses Appreciation Day, marks the beginning of Nurses Appreciation Week. The week-long celebration goes on til May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. There’s no better time than Nurse Appreciation Week to show your nursing staff some love with an incredible meal. Whether you’re a hospital administrator looking to feed hundreds, a doctor with a small-but-mighty support system of nurses, a pharm rep looking to say “Thank You” or just a regular patient, consider making Buca di Beppo your appreciation dinner provider for these amazing care providers!
Plan a Nurses Appreciation Week event for the community!
Coordinating a catered meal for a community-wide Nurse Appreciation Event doesn’t have to be difficult – at least, not when you work with Buca di Beppo! When selecting a restaurant for a Nurse Appreciation catering, you should choose somewhere fun with plenty of flavorful menu offerings and ultra-accommodating service. Buca’s diverse menu features soft Italian bread and amazing antipasti, creamy fettuccines and fresh baked desserts. Our most irresistible edibles, however, would have to be our meatballs and pasta dishes. The service is really important because this meal is a chance for healthcare professionals to let someone take care of them for a change! They spend all day serving food, cleaning exam rooms, comforting patients and filling out lots and lots of paperwork. With a plate full of Buca di Beppo, they can forget those stresses and unwind. The nurses in your life will feel positively whisked away, even before they take their first bite. We’re able to deliver our pasta pans right to the event venue, clinic or private residence the gathering is being held in as long as it’s within 10 miles of our restaurant. A basic Buca catering package consisting of fresh salad, two pasta trays, a bread tray and free disposable dinnerware feeds up to 40 people. It’s the easiest way to serve a full meal and show a nursing staff you care!
Give ‘em a Buca di Beppo gift card for their next night off.
If you aren’t able to celebrate Nurses Appreciation with your favorite nurses, giving her or him a gift card can be an equally meaningful gesture. Buca di Beppo Gift Cards are redeemable at any Buca restaurant and are available in values from $10 to $200. You can drop a card on their desk at your next doctor’s appointment or send an eGift Card instantly to their inbox. With no expiration date or service fees, they’re convenient for both the giver and the recipient. After months of hastily eaten hospital food and grueling night shifts, a dedicated nurse deserves to enjoy a hearty Italian dinner away from all the medical mayhem.
Hop Over to Buca for Easter
We consider the smallest victories cause to celebrate so you can imagine our excitement when an actual holiday rolls around – especially a holiday as important as Easter! Throughout Italy, Easter is a very big deal so at Buca di Beppo, we do it up right with familiar Italian favorites, flavorful new creations and decadent desserts. On Easter Sunday, we want you to be able to focus on what matters most and not on what’s cooking in your oven or how many dishes you have to wash. When you dine in or order out with us this Easter, all that’s left for you to do is sit back and get ready to feast.
Enjoy an Easter Out
Easter is one of the happiest days of the year! Beautiful spring weather has begun, everyone wears colorful outfits and the Easter bunny comes to visit. Buca di Beppo has the festive atmosphere to match this joyous occasion. Bring the whole family (that means the aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents, too!) to Buca for lunch after church or later in the day for a big Sunday dinner. We have tables for groups of all sizes and entrées large enough to pass around the table and still have some left for seconds.
Our fresh, authentic dishes are made to order and our menu has something for everyone. Start your Easter meal with garlic bread and a green salad then move on to the very shareable main course. One large entrée at Buca feeds four people. You can order just a couple of pastas for the table or downsize your entrées to sample a little of everything. The typical Easter dinner centers around a fine Easter ham. This year, substitute that ham for thinly sliced prosciutto with our Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken or spicy Italian sausage with our impressive sausage, spinach and ricotta-filled Stuffed Shells or go coastal with our Linguine & Clams, only available for a short time. Traditionally, Italian families have fancy chocolates and cakes on Easter. That means you’re definitely going to need an elaborate dessert! We have rich Italian Creme lemon cake, carefully layered Tiramisu and even a massive Mt. Vesuvius chocolate cake.
Take Home a Classic
If your idea of the perfect Easter is a casual meal at home with family, we’re happy to accommodate all your at-home catering needs! Our Party Pans feed up to 20 and feature many of most loved dishes including our huge meatballs and our saucy Baked Ziti. They can even be filled with salads or desserts. Plus, all to-go orders come with all the napkins, plates, serving spoons and disposable silverware you could need. Start planning your private Easter celebration by reserving your Party Pans today!
Host a College Basketball Party
To basketball fans all over the country, March is the most important month of the year. It’s the month of collegiate basketball championship games! The best way to get into the sporting spirit is to throw a set ball
sketball themed Party. Have a viewing party in the comfort of your home or get everyone at work together to unwind and watch some basketball together. Just don’t forget the food!
The most important part of a basketball party shindig, aside from making sure your bracket is filled in just the way you want it, is the food. When you call on Buca di Beppo to provide the concessions, even those friends and co-workers who aren’t so into college basketball will be eager to attend your tournament party. While the tournament schedule goes on throughout the month, you may want to hold off and throw your party when the madness is reaching an end. After all, the most exciting basketball games aren’t played until after the top four teams have been chosen.
Here’s how to make your tournament viewing party a slam dunk…
We’ll handle the food.
Back away from the pretzels and corn chips. Call Buca and put in your order for a real Italian meal instead. Our Party Pans To Go are stuffed with fresh, authentic cuisine and come in full and half pan sizes to fit your particular needs. Our spaghetti, ravioli and ziti dishes are all perfect for bringing people together for some basketball. Going with a catering package ensures that no detail is overlooked. The basic celebration package includes a salad tray, two pasta trays, homemade bread and plenty of plastic plates, utensils and napkins. Afraid two pasta pans is not enough? You can always build your own custom catering package, online, over the phone or in person. Delivery is also available within 10 miles of every restaurant. Buca di Beppo takes all the madness out of party planning during the March basketball games. When you order with us, all that’s left to worry about is who will win the 2015 championship title!
You handle the set up.
If you’re having your party at work, hook up multiple televisions somewhere in the office so you and your coworkers can watch the final games together. If you want to throw together an official bracket before your basketball tournament viewing party, you can find free printable brackets online. It doesn’t have to be a money pool, either. You can hand out other creative prizes to whomever has the most accurate bracket or just play along for the glory alone. Make sure your guests are updated on the rankings leading up to your party. You might even consider setting up your own hoop for some additional entertainment. No matter how you choose to watch each epic showdown during March 2015, remember to enjoy the game!
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