Don’t Let Spring Events “Spring” Up on You: Plan Your Occasion with Buca
Spring has sprung and calendars are filling up fast with holidays, weddings, and celebrations. Buca is ready to host you and your guests in one of our banquet halls or bring our delicious dishes to a location convenient for you.* Our whimsically decorated, inviting banquet rooms are perfect for hosting any size group and any type of gathering. No matter the sort of banquet you have in mind, when you book with Buca, you are getting the spirit of Italian culture, meaning stellar service and fabulous food. Our diverse menu options will satisfy everyone so customize your party menu to include antipasti, fresh salads, baked pastas, delicious entrees, decadent desserts, and refreshing beverages. Several of our locations also offer bar packages and drink ticket packages to include cocktails, beer, and wine in your celebrations. Personalize your special event to your exact preferences, knowing that you will always receive impeccably created Italian cuisine and five-star service at Buca.
Maybe catering would better fit the needs of some of your events? Our Party Pans feed 20 hungry adults and most of our selections are also offered as half pans. Mix and match all your favorites to create a mouthwatering catered event perfect for any occasion or crowd. Life gets hectic and you may have an event “spring” up on you. If you find yourself faced with a spontaneous event or need to feed a large group fast, give us a 3 hour notice and we can accommodate almost any order. Plus, we supply everything you need to serve and enjoy your meal: napkins, serving and dining ware, and plastic plates.
Check your calendar for communions, proms, Mother’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays, showers, graduation parties, and any other events where Buca can be of assistance. Then to begin planning a banquet, use the online form on our website and a sales manager will contact you. After discussing the necessities such as number of people attending, date and time, and menu, our staff will work with you to make sure every other detail is perfect for your party. Our skilled team is experienced in a wide range of social, religious and cultural events, can work with any budget, and is able to meet a wide variety of needs.
* Most of our restaurants can deliver within a 10 mile radius for Buca Catering orders exceeding $100. (If you are outside this area, arrange a curbside pick-up and our staff will be sure that your order is hot and ready at your requested time.)
Check Your Calendar for Upcoming Catering Needs
Every year brings about multiple opportunities for celebrations. As you look ahead in your 2016 calendar you will see that you probably have a few already scheduled. Start your planning now by calling Buca to discuss our wide variety of catering options. Our Party Pans feed 20 hungry adults and most of our selections are also offered as half pans. Mix and match all your favorites to create a mouthwatering catered event perfect for any occasion or crowd. Do you have any of these events coming up on your calendar?
Anniversaries and Birthdays: Whether a surprise or planned gathering, these happy occasions are reasons to celebrate with more than just cake.
Bridal and Baby Showers: Let’s face it….tea sandwiches are not enough to feed a hungry crowd of happy ladies.
Wedding receptions: Scrumptious Buca specialties will keep your guests fueled up for all of that dancing!
Graduation Parties: While you’re sniffling about them not being little kids anymore, remember that when their friends arrive at the party, they’re bringing their adult sized appetites!
Religious Celebrations: When family and friends gather after the celebration, offer a selection they are sure to love!
Sports Teams Events: After school gatherings or before the big game, raise the team’s spirit with a spread of their Italian favorites.
Office:Catering from Buca saves time and energy. Perfect for a formal business lunch or a celebratory office party, our dishes fit any occasion.
Retirement: Gather the retiree’s family, friends, and coworkers to celebrate all their years of hard work.
Holidays: They creep up fast. Save yourself the stress of cooking at a few of your events this year and start a new tradition of a Buca catered meal.
Most of our restaurants can deliver within a 10 mile radius for Buca Catering orders exceeding $100*. If you are outside this area, arrange a curbside pick-up and our staff will be sure that your order is hot and ready at your requested time. If you find yourself faced with a spontaneous event or need to feed a large group fast, give us a 3 hour notice and we can meet almost any order you have. We supply everything you need to serve and enjoy your specially catered meal: napkins, serving and dining ware, and plastic plates. Catering is easy and delicious when you partner with Buca! Give us a call or order online!
*with an additional $25 Delivery Fee
Check Your Calendars Schedule Banquet Space For All of Your Upcoming Events
Have you thought about any upcoming events you have scheduled for 2016 where you are going to need a gathering space? At Buca di Beppo our fantastic banquet rooms are always party-ready and can accommodate any size group and any type of gathering. Uniquely decorated, comfortable, and inviting, Buca is perfect for hosting a large banquet or an intimate gathering. Combining the look of an authentic Italian bistro with your favorite neighborhood hangout, you’re sure to impress your guests with your party’s Italian flair.
Here are a few events where you should consider booking a banquet space with Buca:
Anniversaries and Birthdays: Don’t wait for a “milestone” year, start a new yearly tradition by celebrating everyone’s marriages and births at Buca.
Bridal and Baby Showers: Bring on the gifts and games! Our banquet rooms have plenty of space to make paper wedding dresses and see who can change a baby doll’s diaper the fastest.
Wedding receptions: We’re a banquet hall and caterer all in one!
Graduation Parties: The whole family is traveling in and they’re hungry!
Religious Celebrations: From baptisms to bat and bar Mitzvahs, Buca is here to feed your family and friends after the ceremony.
Sports Teams Events:Awards banquets, senior send-offs, or a gathering or your local league all have one thing in common….athletes have big appetites!
Office: From meetings to business luncheons to office and corporate parties, Buca’s fun ambience will be appreciated by your colleagues and coworkers.
Retirement:Is this the year that a loved one or a colleague is retiring? Celebrate their years of hard work with a gathering of family, friends, and coworkers.
Holidays: It’s not too soon to be thinking of this year’s holidays and end of year celebrations.
No matter the sort of banquet you have in mind, when you book with Buca, you are getting the spirit of Italian culture, meaning stellar service and fabulous food. Our family-style portions are ideal for sharing and our deliciously diverse menu provides you plenty of options to choose from for your event. You can personalize your special event to your exact preferences, knowing that you will always receive impeccably created Italian cuisine and five-star service from our amazing staff. Several of our locations also offer bar packages and drink ticket packages to include cocktails, beer, and wine in your celebrations.
Call us today to reserve one of our banquet rooms for your next event. After establishing the number of people attending, date and time, our staff will work with you to make sure every detail of the menu is perfect for your party. We are experienced in a wide range of social, religious and cultural events, can work with your budget, and are able to meet a wide variety of needs. Whatever the specifics of your event, we promise to make sure that everyone has a wonderful time!
Catering Service in a Snap!
Do you need to feed a large group of people in a hurry? Buca di Beppo catering to the rescue! Place your catering order in one of our restaurants, over the phone, or online. Online ordering through Buca di Beppo’s convenient and secure website has never been easier. Click “Catering” at the top of our homepage, choose your location, and select “Order Now” to see that location’s catering options, Italian Feast packages, and pricing. It’s that simple! Catering packages may vary slightly from one location to another but you can see exactly what is available from your nearby Buca in this online catering section. Then choose from a collection of favorites to build your own custom catering package with full trays, half trays, drinks, and desserts. All packages come with napkins, disposable plates, forks and serving utensils to make planning and clean-up a breeze. Still not sure what to order? Tell us a bit about your event and we’ll provide you with some delicious recommendations.
Our catering Party Pans can feed a crowd. Always filled to the top, each single full-size pan is packed with up to 20 portions of pasta. We also offer half sizes for most items on our catering menu, making it particularly well-suited for family gatherings and events where children will be present.
Buca Catering takes the stress out of dinner parties, family gatherings, banquets, and meetings. Spend quality time with family without worrying about what’s for dinner. Gather in your kitchen for hearty pasta dishes to keep everyone warm on a cold winter’s night. Cater lunch at the office or host an impromptu evening with friends. Our menu offers a variety of authentic favorites prepared with the finest ingredients.
Most Buca restaurants deliver within a 10 mile radius of the restaurant for Buca Catering orders exceeding $100*. If you are outside this area, you can arrange a curbside pick-up and our staff will be sure that your order is ready at your requested time.
Put Buca di Beppo in charge of catering your planned and spontaneous events this month. Give us 3 hours and we can supply you with a wonderful selection of Italian classics. Create the perfect meal for your hungry crowd with Buca catering. From the ordering process to the cleanup, Buca makes catering a snap…so snap to it!
* A $25 delivery fee will be applied. Delivery available only at certain locations.
Buca di Beppo’s Top Asked Questions About Our Banquet Space, Answered Here Now!
Question: What sort of setting or atmosphere can I expect for my banquet?
Answer: The greatest part about having Buca di Beppo host your event is the Italian flair we add to every gathering. When you have an event with us, you get the spirit of Italian culture with dishes served family-style and portions that are ideal for sharing with family and friends. Whether you are planning a large banquet or intimate gathering, our fun and festive semi-private dining rooms are comfortable and inviting. Decorated with vintage photographs, whimsical statues and colorful artwork, the eclectic décor along with our high-energy staff and lively music guarantees guests of all ages will be entertained.
Ready to start planning your event? Reserve your banquet room here.
Question: What sort of banquet events do you accommodate?
Answer: Here at Buca, we love any reason to celebrate and have a good time! From corporate parties honoring colleagues to team-building and employee appreciation dinners, we provide a relaxed atmosphere for your next office party. We are also the top choice for school events such as sports team and club banquets as well as teacher appreciation dinners, senior parties, homecomings, and proms. We love to celebrate, so think of us for your next birthday, graduation, anniversary, retirement, holiday party, or any other event that calls for magnificent food in a fun setting.
Question: What about weddings?
Answer: Buca di Beppo is a top venue for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and wedding receptions. Celebrate your big day with family and friends by allowing us to host your special event. With so many decisions being made and details to fret over, we can help you worry about one less thing. Whether it is hosting a shower, feeding your bridal party before the wedding, or all of your guests after you say “I do,” we work with you to make your event exactly what you envisioned. Let us share in your special day by providing you and your guests a memorable and delicious experience.
Question: What menu options are available?
Answer: Our wonderfully diverse menu is loaded with a variety of Italian favorites to satisfy all your guests’ tastes: salads, pastas, meatballs, and desserts. Whether you want your selections to be heavy on meatballs and sausage, or prefer a fully vegetarian feast with eggplant parmesan and a variety of salads, we can make it happen. With dozens of options to choose from, you can design a menu specific to your event and needs. We also accommodate various additional dietary restrictions such as gluten-free with a choice of menu options.
Question: I’m not sure exactly what I need. Do you offer banquet planning assistance?
Answer: Absolutely! We would love to offer advice and assistance and can help you with every aspect of planning your banquet. Our skilled team is able to work with any budget and meet a wide variety of needs. Contact one of our sales managers or use the online form to reserve your banquet room and start planning today. At Buca di Beppo, we are dedicated to making your celebration perfect, from the planning stage right through to the last bite.
Ready to start planning your event? Reserve your banquet room here.
LVP Sangria – Now Available at Buca di Beppo
Authentic sangria is made in Spain and Portugal – two of Italy’s closest neighbors, geographically and culturally speaking! It’s no wonder that a glass of this fruity elixir pairs deliciously with our menu of pastas, antipasti, salads and sides at Buca di Beppo! The refreshing summer beverage typically consists of wine, chopped fruits, juice or honey and a bit of brandy but LVP Sangria has simplified the drink by bottling two pre-made sangria recipes of their own. They’re both made with premium Spanish wines, they both contain with no added sugar and, as of this summer, they’re both available at Buca!
LVP by Lisa Vanderpump is a luscious, refreshing sangria made from Spanish red and rosé wines. The effervescent rosé is a unique sangria ingredient that adds true Vanderpump flair to the product. To start, this new brand is only making itself available in stores around Miami and Los Angeles, so the best way to get a “sneak peek” of these LVP flavors outside of those cities is by ordering yourself a glass the next time you’re at Buca di Beppo. These light, lifting drinks are best poured over ice, fresh cut fruit or a combination of the two and that’s exactly how it’s served in our restaurants. This sumptuous drink fits right in at any occasion, from showers and parties to casual Friday nights!
LVP RED SANGRIA
This traditional red sangria is crafted with Tempranillo grapes, arguably the most famous of Spain’s native grapes. Tempranillo is a vibrant, aromatic black grape that adds spicy, red fruit aromas and flavors for full-bodied red wine. The grape’s name translates to “little early one,” referencing the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes. The Tempranillo wines for LVP are aged in oak to generate increased complexity and harmony. This surprising red can be enjoyed at any point during your meal at Buca. Sip it as a pre-entrée cocktail, use it to bring some extra interest to your main course or order it with a signature Buca desert such as our Italian Crème Cake with complementary notes of raspberry and lemon.
LVP PINK SANGRIA
When it’s truly sweltering outside, a lighter wine like rosé often tastes fresher. LVP’s Pink Sangria is made from a Bobal and Grenache grape blend. Grenache a.k.a. granacha adds berry and cherry flavors, herbal accents and richness. Its full flavor and regional character makes LVP Pink Sangria silky, floral and lush. Bobal is a variety of Vitis Vinifera, a red grape whose name derives from the Latin bovale, in reference to the shape of a bull’s head. Its skin is intensely and brightly colored and its smell is certainly one-of-a-kind. Together, these varietals make a well-integrated wine perfect for afternoon enjoyment or washing down an amazing Italian feast.
Banquet Room Space Available for Your Event
Thanks to our special private banquet rooms, our restaurants are always party-ready. Buca di Beppo is the perfect place if you are looking for a banquet-style venue that can accommodate any size group and has a menu diverse enough to please to everybody involved. Our family-friendly restaurants are the perfect backdrop to gather, unwind and enjoy a very delizioso meal. With platters of antipasti and pasta entrées meant to share and able to feed four or more, it’s easy to satisfy large parties at Buca di Beppo. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a personal achievement or perhaps some upcoming nuptials we have everything you need for an awesome event already in our restaurant!
Before any food arrives at your table, you and your guests will be wowed by Buca’s incredible atmosphere. Our restaurants are elaborately decorated with lots of framed photos, vintage posters, café lights and carved fountains. Our banquet room interiors combine the look of an authentic Italian bistro with your favorite neighborhood hangout. This setup is sure to put your guests at ease even before the celebratory Chianti is uncorked!
In terms of what you and your guests should order at your event (besides a refreshing Italian wine), we always recommend appetizers such as basil-topped Mozzarella Caprese or fresh, crusty Galric Bread to help tide everybody over until the well-portioned entrées arrive. In terms of pastas and other main courses, we’ve got chicken, seafood, veal, vegetarian dishes like Eggplant Parmigiana and more. Finally, no banquet event is complete without dessert such as our chocolate-drizzled Cannoli or hazelnut Tiramisu made with mascarpone, espresso, rum and homemade ladyfingers.
Most Buca di Beppo dining rooms have a theme so that you can choose which room best complements your event. We have a Pope Room with a large round table, a Chef’s Table for foodie events, a wine room for vino enthusiasts and a poster room for those looking for classic Italian details. When you reserve a banquet room or one of Buca di Beppo’s charming themed-rooms for any occasion at any of our locations, our amazing staff can help take care of everything from the decorating to entertainment. We promise to make sure that all event attendees have a dazzling time!
Off-Premises Catering with Pizzazz
Getting ready to host a large meal? Delicious, authentic Italian food goes great with every gathering! From family reunions and football parties to birthdays, baby showers and bridal showers, a feast of real Italian fare is sure to satisfy.
Cooking side dishes days in advance and washing an endless stream of dishes is fine during the holiday season but now that it’s over, your kitchen needs a break and so do you. Let Buca handle all the details! We’ll even provide the plates and forks. With our catering and carry out pan options, offering your friends and family a full Italian buffet is easy! As one of the top Italian restaurants for catering, Buca di Beppo is perfect for events of all themes and sizes. Whether you’re hosting a small family affair, a private party for your close friends or a big neighborhood blowout, Buca can provide all the entrées, sides and beverages your guests will want during the shindig. Our authentic Italian cuisine is available in half and full party pans so you can tailor your take out order to fit your specific needs. Pick up some creamy “Chicken Glorioso” for the carnivores of the group and a half pan of one of our rich vegetarian choices such as Penne alla Vodka for the non-meat eaters.
Our large party pans each feed up to 20 hungry house guests and our pre-set celebratory catering packages let you provide your guests with a very satisfying multi-course meal. The basic package includes either a mixed green or Caesar salad, two pasta trays and homemade bread, plus free disposable plates and utensils. Alternatively, you can build your own custom catering package by combing full trays, half trays, drinks, desserts and more. Adding desserts to any of our catering options guarantees that all your guests’ cravings are satisfied, from start to finish! We can bring fresh baked cookies, brownies and even our fluffy-on-the-inside, crunchy-on-the-outside chocolate chip cannoli. Everyone social gathering needs a little something sweet and our dessert trays definitely do the trick!
Delivery and set up service is available within 10 miles of all Buca restaurants. If you’d rather pick up the party trays yourself, our staff will gladly transport the trays to your vehicle outside. The staff at Buca would also be happy to offer party ideas and serving tips. Our experienced employees can accept orders online or by phone months, weeks or mere hours before an event begins. Smaller same-day takeaway orders are guaranteed to be ready within three hours of your call with the exception of some items needing 24 hours notice..
When we take on a consumer catering project at Buca di Beppo, we make it our mission is to take the stress out of feeding a crowd, so all the host has left to do is relax, have fun and dine like the Italians do!
Oh baby! Everybody loves a good baby shower game. Baby shower food, however, is frequently lacking the same zest, especially when it comes to the entrées. For a molto benne meal that’s flavorful and only prepared with the freshest of ingredients, let Buca di Beppo handle your next baby shower. After all, the mama will be eating for two!
Our restaurant is the perfect place if you are looking for a baby shower venue that can accommodate any size group and is sure to please everybody involved. It’s a wonderful place to order food for an intimate, in-home baby shower or gender reveal party. When there’s a baby on the way, everybody has enough to worry about without also having to think about feeding shower guests or opening their home to a large group of people.
If you’re currently looking for a great restaurant, location or baby shower venue to host your event, Buca di Beppo is the perfect place for your party! For the couple who is just starting their own family, our family-focused restaurants are the perfect backdrop to this new beginning. With black-and-white family photos all along the walls and big family-style platters of antipasti and pasta entrées, we make new parents feel right at home at Buca di Beppo. All of our locations have private dining rooms that are a great place to host any kind of pre-baby event.
For carryout customers and those that prefer a more private setting, our catering packages include everything from party platters to drinks, professionally organized with all the necessary dining ware. Our convenient and delicious grab-and-go party pans can be filled with many of Buca’s Italian favorites like crispy Caesar Salad, savory Baked Ziti, creamy Fettuccine Alfredo, rich Tiramisu and much more. We orchestrate catered events daily out of more than 96 restaurants in the county and we possess one of the best reputations in catering so you know your food will arrive as expected! Even for an off-site event, we always stand behind our work and strive to make your party a success.
Our amazing staff can take care of everything from the decorating to entertainment. We promise to make sure that the lady of the hour, the mother-to-be, has a relaxing time. From multi-layered Lasagna to hearty Meatballs, all the shower guests will definitely leave the celebration feeling very satisfied… and very excited for the baby’s arrival! For more information on our private rooms and our catering options, please visit our main website.
Event Planning Tips and Party Ideas For Baby Showers
A friend’s soon-to-be-here baby is such a happy excuse for the girls to get together! And all it really takes to host a successful baby shower party is a little planning, yummy food and a cozy baby shower venue.
At Buca di Beppo, we consider ourselves the baby shower specialists! Our party planners know all about baby shower favorites when it comes to gifts, food, games and themes — and they’re happy to share! With our fun assortment of private and semi-private dining rooms, we’re one of the best places for a baby shower ever. To help you host a baby shower to remember, here are a few tips from our pros.
Two months before the baby shower …
Make a baby shower guest list and run it past the mom-to-be. She’ll probably need to add and subtract to keep everybody happy. Then set the date for sometime during her last trimester. Try not to wait too late, because baby might come before the baby shower – or even crash it. Finally, let Mom help you decide from several locations to have a baby shower.
Be sure to mention to her that Buca di Beppo has small, medium and large dining rooms – all festively decorated — where you can throw the perfect baby shower. With its lively atmosphere, Buca appreciates noisy parties and fun baby showers. Plus, our award-winning staff offers over-the-top service that helps everybody feel comfortable (no matter how far along they are) and have a good time.
One month before the baby shower …
Decide on a baby shower theme that will appeal to Mom and be fun for guests. If your pregnant friend is interested in environmental issues, you could throw a green baby shower. Guests will have it easy with so many all-natural baby shower gift ideas available. Or you might throw a baby shower with a baby animals theme, a cartoon theme or “A Star Is Born” theme.
Choose, address and mail the baby showers invitations and plan the baby shower menu. It’s fun to choose food for baby shower guests when you’ve got Buca di Beppo’s diverse, delicious menus from which to select! They have lunch and dinner banquet menus, perfect for groups of 20 or more. And they also offer a variety of fabulous group menu options.
Everything at Buca is served family style, to be shared. It breaks the ice, and guests get to try a little of everything. Desserts are to-die-for, and we’ll even decorate an out-of-this-world Celebration cake for your baby shower party.
Baby shower games
Don’t forego baby showers games! There are some new games for baby showers that will have guests in stitches. For example, a new baby shower app (available at iTunes) includes trivia questions, scavenger hunts in handbags and drawing and charades type games. Some classics are good too, like guessing Mom’s belly size by cutting a piece of yarn to fit, listing all the baby products you can think of in five minutes, and giving up your diaper pin if you accidentally say the forbidden word, “baby.”
Baby shower favorites to make and/or wrap.
You can easily make baby shower souvenirs for guests. Small potted plants, herbs or flowers make great baby shower favors. Or head to your local crafts store. They’re bound to have what you need to make scented homemade soaps or beauty products. If you’re not crafty, just shop online. There are lots of great gifts for baby shower guests.
Just be sure to have fun at the baby shower yourself!
Showers are a wonderful celebration of life and love – a sentiment that suits Italian tradition perfectly. So use these baby shower ideas to host a baby shower that will give a little one a great start in the world. And make it easy on yourself by throwing it at Buca!
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