A surge of Italian immigrants to North America in the late 19th century changed our nation’s diet, and now most Americans list “pasta” as one of their favorite foods. Initially prepared with a light toss of tomato sauce and oil, pasta dishes are now only limited by a chef’s creativity…and at Buca, our chefs are pretty creative! If you’re in the mood for a hearty pasta, try the Penne al Forno full of spicy Italian sausage, prosciutto, and pepperoni tossed with ricotta and our homemade marinara sauce, and finally, topped with provolone, mozzarella, and Parmesan. Maybe you want a little spice to warm your taste buds? Our Linguine Frutti di Mare is a spicy seafood lovers dream, with shrimp, baby clams, mussels and calamari in spicy red clam sauce. Looking for something lighter? Our Shrimp Florentine is the perfect mix of garlic shrimp, Roma tomatoes and spinach with linguine in garlic butter sauce. Maybe you (or a picky eater in your group) want to stick with the classics. Well, no one does Fettuccine Alfredo, Ravioli, or Spaghetti with Meatballs better than Buca!
Whether you prefer your pasta paired with olive oil, vegetables, cheese, fish or meat, at Buca you will find exactly what you are looking for. Our family-style dishes serve between two and five adults, making them perfect for sharing and sampling a variety of our signature creations. Know that whatever pasta dish you choose to treat yourself to on National Pasta Day, it will be cooked to perfection by our trained chefs and served to you by our attentive wait staff.
Psssst….don’t tell the kids but pasta doesn’t just taste good, it’s good for you, too! Full of vitamin B, folic acid, and niacin, pasta is also low on the glycemic index, meaning it is digested slower than most other carbohydrates, preventing blood sugar spikes and providing a steady supply of energy. Whole wheat pastas contain additional important minerals such as magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, zinc, selenium, and manganese.
At Buca, pasta is our passion. Come to one of our restaurants on October 17 to celebrate National Pasta Day with us or carry-out an order and celebrate at home. Whatever your schedule, let our chefs prepare for you one (or a few) of our specialty or traditional pasta dishes. The only question you need to ask yourself is, “Should I try something new or stick with one of my Buca favorites?”