Month: July 2016

  • Book Buca for Your Awesome Autumn Bridal Banquets

    Bridal Showers

    If you are planning a bridal shower or bachelorette party this fall, treat your friends and bridesmaids to an authentic Italian feast at your local Buca di Beppo. From the moment they walk in the door they’ll know there is fun and delicious food in store for them. Our eclectic decor is a definite conversation starter and our authentic menu can accommodate everyone’s palate. Our antipasti, salads, pasta, and classic Italian entrées are all served family style so everyone gets a taste of each magnificent dish. We can also easily accommodate dietary needs such as vegetarian or gluten-free. Your guests can choose from a variety of our complementary wines or you can create your own signature cocktail for everyone to enjoy. Don’t forget a sweet ending to your festivities! Even the guests who are sticking to our light and healthy options in preparation for the big day can’t resist our decadent desserts. Reserve a semi-private banquet room today to celebrate your bridal shower or bachelorette party!

    Book Your Bridal Shower at Buca today! 

    Maybe you are planning a bridal shower at your home or want to have a pre-party dinner before a big bachelorette night on the town. Our Party Pans are perfect for a quiet bridal lunch or for a pre-party feast. We offer catering packages or you can customize to create your own combination. If your party location is located within a 10 mile radius of our restaurant, we will deliver your party pans and trays along with plates, napkins, and serving and eating utensils. That way you or your hostess won’t be stuck with clean-up and dish duty!

    Whether you choose to celebrate with us at one of our restaurants or at your own venue, a great benefit of choosing Buca is that we are pros at planning. You’ve been putting all of your energy into planning your wedding. Let us take care of as little or as much of the bridal shower and bachelorette party menu planning, so you can focus on having fun with your guests. From low-key bridal lunches to awesome bachelorette bashes, we can handle it all! 

    Kick off your wedding festivities in style. Call Buca today to reserve your semi-private banquet rooms and place your catering orders. As your big day approaches you’ll have plenty of details to finalize, but you can rest easy knowing that Buca has all of your dining and catering needs covered.

    Book Your Bridal Shower at Buca today! 

  • Treat Yourself to Magical, Mouthwatering Layers – National Lasagna Day is July 29th


    Culinary historians know that noodles have been enjoyed for at least 4,000 years, but there is some disagreement about where the first pasta dish originated. The first lasagna recipe appears in The Liber de Coquina (The Book of Cooking/Cookery), one of the oldest medieval cookbooks, but many theories exist on how this layered dish came to be named. One theory is that lasagna came to Italy from Greece. The term “lasagna” may derive from the Greek word “lasana” which means a trivet or a pot, or from the word “laganon” meaning a wide and flat sheet of pasta dough cut into strips. Lasagna may also be an Italian adaptation of a 14th-century British recipe, Loseyn, which layered ingredients between pasta sheets. The delicious oven baked casserole that we love today originated in Northern Italy sometime in the late 1500s after Christopher Columbus sent tomatoes to Europe from the New World. Italian immigrants brought their traditional recipes with them when they came to America, but the popularity of the lasagna among non-Italians soared in the 1950s, when soldiers returned from WWII craving for the foods they had eaten while stationed in Italy.

    Come to Buca and Enjoy a Lasagna today!

    Most commonly featuring layers of lasagna noodles, tomato sauce, and cheese, and flavored with wine, garlic, onion, and oregano, lasagna is one of America’s most loved Italian dishes. There are dozens of different variations with additions such as meats, seafood, vegetables, ragùs, and Béchamel sauces to suit every taste bud. Lasagna is the ultimate comfort food. A big pan of lasagna takes time to create and bake but will have your mouth watering the entire time it bubbles in your oven. The only down side to National Lasagna Day is that it is smack dab in the middle of a sweltering summer month and that means that cooking a pan of lasagna might not rank high on your list of dishes to cook in a hot and humid kitchen. That’s when you turn to your favorite Italian restaurant, Buca! Come to one of our restaurants to enjoy our super special lasagna recipe featuring towering layers of meat sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, provolone, and Parmesan in one of our cool (and cooled) dining rooms. We can also cater your event with party pans of lasagna! Or you can pick up a party pan to take to your home or event.

    Whether you don’t have the time to create your own lasagna or it’s just too hot to bake in your kitchen, let Buca help you celebrate National Lasagna Day! The official day is Friday, July 29th, but we’re celebrating all week long from Monday, July 25th through Sunday, July 31st!

    Come to Buca and Enjoy a Lasagna today!

  • 3 Limited Time Selections Featuring the Flavors of Our Summer Garden

    Summer Restaurant Specials

    We like to mix it up a bit every now and then. So this summer we are offering our guests a few new selections featuring fresh Italian flavors from our summer garden. Don’t worry, we still have all of your other favorite dishes that keep you visiting us time and time again! But now, we also offer a few light, summer dishes bursting with vegetables and perfect for a casual family dinner or a holiday cookout. But these special recipes are only available this summer. So be sure to visit your local Buca di Beppo to get a taste of these limited time menu selections before they’re gone!

    Book Your Reservation Now at Buca di Beppo for our Limited Time Summer Dishes!

    Garden Fresh Fettuccine

    Enjoy summer’s delicious bounty with our Garden Fresh Fettuccine, featuring ribbons of carrots and zucchini tossed with perfectly cooked fettuccine and a variety of fresh herbs. A perfect choice for all of our Fettuccine Alfredo lovers who want a lighter choice this summer.

    Italian Sausage & Arugula Pizza

    The spicy Italian sausage on our new Italian Sausage & Arugula pizza is the ideal combination of prosciutto, garlic, and balsamic glaze and blends perfectly with the peppery arugula. Our authentic sauce gives this limited time pizza its traditional Buca taste, but the toppings give it a new summer twist.

    Spicy Spaghetti al Pomodoro

    When you want pasta but not a heavy sauce, our Spicy Spaghetti al Pomodoro is the perfect choice. Al dente spaghetti is tossed in olive oil, fresh grape tomatoes, basil, and our secret blend of spices to give this dish a kick of flavor without weighing you down.

    Each of these special summer dishes is served family-style like all of your other favorite Buca di Beppo dishes, making them perfect for sharing. Whether it’s too hot to cook or you want to bring a dish that everyone is sure to love at the cookout, Buca has got you covered. Come to your favorite location to relax and be waited on by our attentive staff, place an order to pick-up on the way to your event, or let us bring our customized catered spread to you. Our Garden Fresh Fettucine, Italian Sausage & Arugula Pizza, and Spicy Spaghetti al Pomodoro are each packed full of herbs and vegetables from our summer gardens. When you want a taste of summer and the comfort of your favorite Italian dishes, our limited time summer garden selections are the perfect choice. Come try them all before they’re gone.

    Book Your Reservation Now at Buca di Beppo for our Limited Time Summer Dishes!

  • Delicious Buca Dishes Guarantee Perfect Summer Parties and Picnics

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    The lazy days of summer are perfect for parties and picnics. If your summer calendar is packed with pool parties, birthday parties, and block parties, or you just want to relax with a picnic at the park or lake, Buca di Beppo can feed your hungry crowd.

    Order Buca Catering for Your Next Summer Party!

    Burgers and hot dogs on the grill are great, but for a truly memorable party, a variety of Italian favorites is sure to win over adults and kids alike. Whether you’re feeding the entire neighborhood or just your family, everyone will love seeing their favorite dishes. We offer several Celebration Packages that you can choose from and our catering menu is packed full of a variety of options so you can create your own customized spread. Whether you need lots of salads or a massive amount of meatballs, you can streamline your order to your event’s exact needs. We even offer our twist on the summertime staple: macaroni. Our Macaroni and Cheese will delight even the pickiest of eaters and our Macaroni Rosa is a slightly more sophisticated version of the favorite. Not your traditional macaroni, this entree features cavatappi spiral pasta topped with chicken, broccoli, peas, mushrooms and our famous red sauce. When you choose Buca, you know you are going to get great food that everyone will love. With hundreds of delicious options, you simply choose your menu and we take care of the rest!

     A single full-size Party Pan is packed with up to 20 servings so you know you won’t run out and you’ll have enough to feed even the biggest appetites. You can’t go wrong with an assortment of our signature pastas, a salad tray, a bread tray, and a dessert tray. We can also provide beverages so you will have all of your bases covered when it comes to feeding your crowd. Our picnic catering doesn’t stop at just food, we provide napkins, plates, and utensils so you don’t have to worry about forgetting any details for your family or guests. Invite Buca to your summer parties and picnics and we will bring your catering order to any park, backyard, or outdoor venue within 10 miles of one of our local restaurants. (Check store locations for specific details.) This summer spend more time enjoying the parties and less time planning and preparing the menu. For an easy, successful party or picnic packed full of delicious favorites, call or order Buca online today!

    Order Buca Catering for Your Next Summer Party!

  • Celebrate July 4th by Declaring Your Independence from the Grill: Enjoy a Buca di Beppo Italian Feast


    Catering for 4th of July

    On July 4, 1776, 56 members of the Second Continental Congress adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence has become one of the most important political documents of all time and every year on July 4th Americans celebrate their independence with great shows of patriotism. Flags are flown and many military speeches, pageants, and events are planned. Mornings are filled with parades and the night skies are filled with fireworks.

    Order 4th of July Catering from Buca today!

    This year the festivities will span a long weekend, and all of these fun events can really work up an appetite. A traditional barbecue with hamburgers, hot dogs, watermelon, and apple pie may be on your agenda, but that’s a single meal in a long, active weekend. Or maybe you dread the thought of standing over an open flame on one of the hottest days of the year? Let Buca help you with one or all of your meals this 4th of July weekend.

    Come Visit Us at Your Favorite Location

    Relax and let Buca host your celebration by providing you with attentive service and delectable family-style portions in our fun, eclectic setting. You may be spending a majority of your holiday vacation outside, so come enjoy a meal in the air conditioning.

    Let Us Bring Our Specialties to You

    Whether you’re looking to bring people together at your home or setup a picnic with family and friends, Buca can help you put together some delicious catering options.

    We recommend a combination of classic favorites and a few of our lighter summer specials…and don’t forget the cookies and brownies!

    Pick Up Some Party Pans on Your Way to an Event

    Our large Party Pans, available for pick-up, feed up to 20 hungry party-goers. Choose from our massive menu of full trays, half trays, drinks, and desserts. One of our most loved dishes to take to 4th of July events is our Macaroni and Cheese. Everyone loves this barbecue staple making it an obvious addition to any table or picnic blanket.

    This 4th of July weekend let Buca take care of an entire meal or provide a few sides for your picnic. Spend less time in the kitchen and more time cheering on your favorite baseball team or relaxing before the big firework show. Give us a call today to discuss your reservation, catering, and pick up options.

    Order 4th of July Catering from Buca today!