Big Games = Big Appetites
Invite Buca to All of Your Tailgating and Homegating Parties This Year
Cheering on your favorite football team really builds up a hunger! That’s why thousands of Americans choose to tailgate in stadium and arena parking lots every weekend. They snack, mingle, and play games with their friends, family, and fellow fans before hitting the bleachers to cheer on their favorite teams. Whether you are a “true” tailgater hanging out in the open tailgate of your vehicle or you arrive with a trailer full of tents and TVs, one thing’s for sure…everyone’s going to be hungry. That’s why you want to make sure to invite the star of the show, Buca di Beppo!
Our Half Party Pans feed up to 10 adults and our Full Party Pans serve up to 20. Our Italian Feast Packages are always a hit or you can customize your order to include the exact selection and sizes of salads, entrees, side dishes, and desserts specifically suited for your crowd. No matter the size of your tailgate party, Buca catering will make your spot the envy of the parking lot. As a matter of fact, with food this good, some of your fellow fans may never even enter the stadium!
Don’t feel like paying big bucks for a ticket, packing up the car, and fighting traffic to the arena with thousands of your closest friends? How about homegating? Haven’t heard of it? With homegating you enjoy all the energy and thrill of tailgating, but you host your gathering in your own home. The comfortable alternative of your flat-screen TV and nearby bathrooms can outweigh the work of hauling everything to a parking lot, braving the elements, and awkwardly balancing your plate for even the most fanatical football fans.
Whether you’re planning on spending the day at the stadium or hosting a football party at your house, let Buca cater your party so you can focus on having fun with your friends and family while cheering your favorite team to victory! Our hassle-free catering options allow you to focus on the festivities, not hover over a grill or spend all your time in the kitchen. We also provide all the necessary dining ware (plastic plates, utensils, and napkins) to accompany your order. From planning to cooking, setting up to cleaning, Buca catering packages are guaranteed to be a touchdown at the next big game. Call us or fill out an online order form today and score major points with all of the guests at your next tailgating or homegating party.
No More Dinnertime Dilemmas: Go Back to School with Buca
The lazy days of summer are slipping away and the hustle and bustle of a new school year is upon us. Which means it’s time to get back in the groove of a new schedule that seems to get busier and busier every year. After school clubs, sports, tutoring, and a variety of extracurricular activities tend to fill almost every day on the calendar. You may be thinking “how am I supposed to give my family a home cooked meal every day?” That’s where Buca comes in! Join us at one of our restaurants for a delicious chef prepared meal between or after your evening activities. No need to shop, prepare, or clean up. Our amazing staff will cater to you and your family’s every need and take care of everything. Forget frozen meals or fast food and feel great knowing your family is eating freshly prepared Italian dishes, salads, and sides. You won’t even have to tell the kids to eat their vegetables. Our crispy salads and fresh vegetable sides are so delicious they usually ask for seconds!
If a meal at our restaurant doesn’t fit your busy schedule, it doesn’t mean you need to resort to a “value meal” at the drive thru. For a true value meal, place an order with Buca and we will make sure it is freshly prepared moments before you are ready to pick it up. 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.
Consider starting a new tradition this year. Designate a particular weekday as Family Dinner Day at Buca. Maybe Wednesdays are your family’s super busy day. After your last activity wraps everyone can head to Buca to relax, discuss their day, and feast on all their favorite dishes. Think ahead and grab a half pan of one of our pastas or entrees to enjoy later in the week while you’re here. If you’re feeding a bigger crowd, our full party pans feed 20 adults and we also offer packages to make ordering even easier. This is a very popular option for teams to enjoy before a big game or competition.
Don’t overextend yourself this school year. Let Buca take care of dinner so you can focus on the rest of your busy schedule.
Touchdown Tastes Everyone Can Agree On
The biggest football game of the year will determine league champion bragging rights until next February. This is your chance to throw the best Big Game party ever! Whether you’ve invited over your extended family, a bunch of your friends, or the whole neighborhood, Buca has all of your food and beverage needs covered. Forget the dips and chicken wings and go for a full Italian-inspired spread. Offer a variety of our antipasto appetizers, like Stuffed Mushrooms and Mini Meatballs while you wait for the coin toss. Guests can grab slices of our Pizza Con Formaggio and Spicy Arrabbiata Pizzas during the $5 million 30-second commercials and fill their plates with Apple Gorgonzola Salad, Chicken Saltimbocca, and Baked Rigatoni, while they watch the big half-time show.
Our Party Pans are so plentiful (enough for 20 adults) that guests can refill their plates all through the second half. We also offer dessert trays full of cookies, brownies, and cannoli as well as lemonade, teas, and sodas to quench your guests’ thirsts after all that cheering. Call us or put in your catering order online. Then we can either deliver (*within a certain radius) or have your selections ready for the pickup time you request. With our catering and carry out options you can take care of all your catering needs in a snap.
Our authentic Italian cuisine is available in half and full Party Pans so you can tailor your big game order to fit your group’s needs. Build your own custom catering package by combining full trays, half trays, drinks, desserts, and more. Our diverse selection of delicious dishes will ensure that everyone will have a full plate in front of them as they gather around the big screen. We even provide the plastic plates, serving and eating utensils, napkins, and tablecloths to make serving and cleanup a breeze. Everyone knows that a Big Game party is only as good as the food served. Don’t offer mediocre munchies or miss the star play of the game because you were in the kitchen preparing something for your guests.
Call Buca di Beppo today and spend your time cheering your favorite team to victory. It is certain that during the Big Game there will be touchdowns. Make sure one of them is your party. Call Buca today or order online to set up your catering order!
*Check locations for delivery options.
Home or Away, Tailgate the Buca Way!
Fall weather means football and football means food! Whether you’re planning on spending the day at the stadium or hosting a football party at your house, let Buca provide the delicious eats. Our catering options allow you to focus on the festivities, not hover over a grill or spend all your time in the kitchen. Whether you decide on one of our Italian Feast Packages or customize your order to include the exact selection and sizes of salads, entrees, side dishes, and desserts for your crowd, you’re sure to score major points with your guests. Our Half Party Pans feed up to 10 people and our Full Party Pans serve up to 20, meaning we can accommodate any size football party. We also provide all the necessary dining ware (plastic plates, utensils, and napkins) to accompany your order.
If you are heading out to support your team we have some tailgating tips:
- Plan to arrive 3 – 4 hours before the game and stay 1 to 2 hours after the game to avoid the packed parking lot departures.
- If you don’t already have a favorite spot to park, look for a spot at the end of row. Bonus points if you’re near a grassy area to set up some games (cornhole, horseshoes) and to throw a football or frisbee with your friends.
- Set up a canopy or picnic tent to protect you and your fellow tailgaters from the elements.
- Fly a flag or tie a balloon to your site for easy identification of your location in the crowd.
- Be prepared. Jumper cables, rain gear, bug spray, sunblock, and a first aid kit aren’t the first things you think of packing but you’ll be glad you have them if you need them.
- Settle in. Set up your folding chairs, tables, and blankets in a shady spot with your coolers and plastic cups nearby. It’s a good idea to have an entire cooler solely for ice for drinks.
- When departing, respect the stadium and team by leaving your area clean. Pack plastic trash bags for cleaning up at your site.
If you are hosting a football party at your house:
- Designate the area you and your guests will be watching the game and provide comfortable seating.
- Use real glasses. Better still put your glasses in the freezer for a few hours pre-game to make everyone’s beverages extra frosty.
- Check in advance to make sure your game will be broadcast in your area and that your cable carrier will be providing it.
- Have a halftime plan. A quick game of touch football or a few hands of cards will pass the time until your team is back on the big screen.
No matter where you celebrate, be sure to dress in your team’s colors and have a few extra accessories for those who forgot (colored bead necklaces and temporary tattoos) but don’t want to be left out. Let Buca cater your next tailgate or home football party so you can focus on having fun with your friends and family while cheering your favorite team to victory!
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.
Top 5 Tips for Hosting a Dinner Party
Whether you’re hosting the giant family reunion meal this summer or simply having a few friends over to sip cocktails and exchange gossip, Buca di Beppo can help. No matter the scale of your celebration, we’re guessing you want to create an experience that’s magical, memorable and fun… and not just for the guests. All too often, dinner party hosts get so caught up in creating an unforgettable experience, they forget to enjoy the moment once it arrives. The secret to enjoying your party as much as your guests is careful preparation. When the big day comes, you shouldn’t be rushing around, trying to cook, clean, decorate and communicate with your guests simultaneously. Following these tips will guarantee that your dinner party won’t pass you by!
- Organize those appetizers.
An expert dinner host or hostess knows to provide the guests with something to munch on before the feast. With no pre-dinner snacks, you could have a hungry (and impatient) herd on your hands. The Buca di Beppo To Go and Catering menus are incomparable appetizer resources. Our to-go menu features amazing antipasti such as Artichoke Florentine Dip, Bruschetta, Mozzarella Caprese and Fried Calamari. For a particularly large dinner party, consider starting the night off with a salad course from our catering menu. Either way, arranging snacks and appetizers on the proper serving trays will make it look great and give your guest somewhere to gather when the evening first begins.
- Serve a signature drink.
You don’t have to be a trained mixologist to come up with a clever party drink. Whether you make Peach Bellinis in fine stemware or a simple, fruit-infused iced tea, a unique beverage can really bring a party together. Should you choose to use Buca Catering services, you can conveniently add certain beverages to your order. Our staff would also be happy to help you brainstorm beverage ideas.
- Do up the details.
Little details definitely make a difference when it comes to throwing an epic in-home bash or restaurant banquet. It’s always wise to deal with as many details as possible before the day of the event or consult an expert like the experienced staff at your local Buca!
- Offer multiple entrée options.
If there’s one thing you want to avoid at all costs at your dinner party, it’s a lack of dining options. Having at least one meat option and one vegetarian can help accommodate the majority of your guests’ food preferences. Our celebratory catering package already includes a choice of two entrées so you can be sure that no one leaves your party unsatisfied.
- Let someone else handle the cooking.
Our favorite dinner party tip? Forget about the cooking and let Buca di Beppo handle it! With a tasty menu already taken care of, you can focus on what really matters at an event – spending more time with the ones you love.
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!
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!
Big Game Catering
Everyone loves a good game! This year, why not trade soggy nachos and messy Buffalo wings for delicious, authentic Italian food? With our catering and carry out pan options, offering your fellow football or basketball fans an Italian feast is easy! As one of the top Italian restaurants for catering, Buca di Beppo is perfect for all kinds of Big Game parties. Whether you’re hosting a family affair, a private party for you and your friends or a big neighborhood gathering, Buca can provide all the entrées, sides and beverages your guests will want during the sporting event. Our authentic Italian cuisine is available in half and full Party Pans To Go so you can tailor your take out order to fit your group’s needs.
If you want to pick up the party trays yourself, Buca’s to go menu offers a diverse selection of tasty food, perfect for piling onto a plate and hunkering down in front of a big screen. Our large Party Pans To Go each feed up to 20 hungry sports viewers and our pre-set celebratory catering packages let you provide your guests with a very satisfying meal. The basic package includes either a mixed green or Caesar salad tray, two pasta trays and homemade bread, plus free disposable plates and utensils. Our most popular catered dishes are our cheesy Baked Ziti, our saucy spaghetti and our ravioli options. Alternatively, you can build your own custom catering package by combining full trays, half trays, drinks, desserts and more. Yes, you read that right – we can bring out the desserts! As a part of our catering menu, we have fresh baked Cookies and Brownies as well as our famous Chocolate Chip Cannoli. Everyone likes something sweet at the end of a big meal (or a big game) and our dessert trays are definitely a touchdown!
The staff at Buca is happy to offer party ideas and even delivery service for customers living within a certain radius around the restaurant. Our experienced employees can accept orders online or by phone months, weeks or mere hours before an event begins! At Buca di Beppo, our job is to take the stress out of organizing your bowl viewing party so you can relax and have a great time cheering your team on to victory. 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.. If you give us a description of your vehicle when you call, we can conveniently bring the food out to the curbside along with any plastic plates, serving and eating utensils, napkins and tablecloths you need to save you time and keep you on schedule. On the other hand, opting for delivery means that our fantastic staff will bring your freshly prepared order promptly to the location of your choice, allowing enough time to get everything arranged for you partygoers.
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