Author: Chris Kleckner

  • Buca di Beppo’s Many Meatless Dishes

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    Italian cuisine has always been kind to vegetarians and, at Buca di Beppo, our dynamic menu full of Italian classics is no different. Traditionally, the people of Italy abstained from meat throughout Lent and Advent, not just on Ash Wednesday and Fridays. As a result of this cultural tradition, there’s now a nearly limitless variety of supremely tasty vegetarian and pescatarian dishes with distinctly Italian roots. Whether you never eat meat or you’re just abstaining in the weeks before Easter, we’ve got loads of delicious, meat-free options that are sure to leave you satisfied!  

    Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season, a time of penance, prayer and dietary restriction. From mid-February to Easter Sunday, many individuals abstaining from meat on Fridays struggle to find good veggie and seafood dishes that don’t skimp on taste and don’t leave them hungry. Well, meat eaters, it’s time to trade in the fish sticks for something a whole lot more mouth-watering – succulent salads and premium pastas from Buca di Beppo!  

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    Start with a salad.

    The season of Lent is the perfect time to learn to love veggies. And our colossal salad creations make vegetables very lovable. Our Mixed Green Salad, drizzled with some of our signature vinaigrette dressing, showcases some of the best of what the Mediterranean has to offer – olives, pepperoncini and crispy produce. This year, we also introduced a comforting Warm Tomato & Spinach Salad featuring fresh spinach, warmed balsamic vinaigrette, red onions, spiced pecans, feta cheese and vibrant Roma tomatoes that could make anybody forget about missing out on meat.

    Then, move on to the (meatless) main course!

    With our awesome vegetarian options and our heaping pasta bowls, there’s no longer any reason to feel unsatisfied on Fridays during Lent. Our chicken and sausage entrées always feed two to four people, depending on which size you go with, and our vegetarian entrées are equally filling. Try our Eggplant Parmigiana for a fantastic change of pace or our Penne alla Vodka for a spicy take on meatless dining. You could even substitute your typical order for one of our ever-so-savory baked vegetarian pasta dishes.

    Rather than going entirely meatless, many people choose to eat seafood during Lent. Fortunately, our seafood entrées are downright delicious. Linguine teeming with garlic shrimp, spinach, tomatoes and butter sauce makes up our famous Shrimp Florentine, for instance. Plus, for a limited time only this spring, our Linguine and Clams is BACK and better than ever with whole baby clams and your choice of red or white sauce.

    This Friday, don’t stress about how you’re going to get through dinner without chicken of beef – come to Buca and savor every vegetarian bite!  

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  • Italian Traditions

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    Everything we do at Buca di Beppo comes from our love of Italian traditions. We believe that when it comes to core values, the Italians got ‘em right. For example, much like the French, Italians make food a top priority. How could you not when the country you live in has a climate ideally suited for growing olives, making wine and raising cattle? At Buca, we make food a top priority, too. But anyone with a smidge of Italian heritage can tell you that Italian traditions aren’t just about food. We choose to embrace all of Italy’s traditions, not just the epicurean ones. Three of the most important tenets of Italian tradition we’ve found outside of the kitchen are Family, Festivity and Regional Diversity.    

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    1.  The Importance of Family

    In Italy, family is everything. Family gatherings typically involve the whole extended family, not just mom, dad and kids. When you dine at Buca di Beppo, we want you to feel like a member of our extended family, too. It’s why our food is served family-style in big, communal bowls. A large entrée at Buca di Beppo feeds up to four.  

    2.  Over-the-Top Festivities

    Italians know how to party and so do we! Whether it’s a national festival or a local carnival, Italy’s over-the-top celebrations are world-renowned, attracting thousands of tourists each year. At Buca di Beppo, we have quite a penchant for celebrating as well. Bridal showers, birthdays, good hair days – we’ll celebrate it all! Our private banquet rooms are wonderful party venues. They’re typically decorated with colorful posters, photographs and lights, and many of them fit a particular theme. Of course, if you prefer a casual gathering at home, you don’t have to dine-in to party with Buca. Our Party Pans To Go let you keep partygoers well-fed without breaking the bank.    

    3.  The Role of the Region

    Italy has maintained its regional diversity through the years. What we mean by that is that every town has its own set of traditions. We try to represent lots of different areas of Italy on our menu. We have pizzas inspired by Naples, pastas inspired by Florence and sides inspired by Rome. We also have lots of seafood dishes inspired by life on the Mediterranean Sea like our Linguine Frutti di Mare with shrimp, baby clams, mussels and calamari in spicy red clam sauce. With our diverse menu, you can take a tour of Italy without ever leaving your hometown at Buca di Beppo! 

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  • Baby Showers

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    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!

    Book your next baby shower with us here!

    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.

    Book your next baby shower with us here!

  • Limited-Time-Only Linguine & Clams

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    We’re proud of all of our cuisine here at Buca di Beppo. Still, we tend to get extra excited about our limited-time-only items and, in February, that means clams! Much like pumpkin spice coffee and Mardi Gras king cake, our Linguine and Clams is only available for a few weeks out of the year. We prefer to cook up our clams at the height of shellfish season. Many consider late winter and early spring the best time to enjoy clams that have been dug from nice, cold water. We’ve all heard the rule, “Only in months with R” – that means April will be your last chance to gobble up these briny morsels!

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    In addition to it being a seasonable seafood treat, our Linguine and Clams is made even better with our amazing sauces. A generous pile of linguine comes surrounded by a small army of whole baby clams and topped off with your choice of either fresh tomato sauce or rich white wine sauce. Like our other pastas, it’s available in two shareable serving sizes. The small serving easily feeds two while the large can feed up to four hungry linguine lovers. Get a big enough group together and you could even sample both sauces in a single evening!

    It’s no coincidence that our Linguine and Clams offer coincides with the Lenten season. We know that giving up meat in the weeks leading up to Easter can be tough so we try to incorporate some extra meatless menu items after Ash Wednesday. Whether you’re abstaining from meat or you just have a strong hankering for some Italian-style seafood, our Linguine and Clams is sure to please.

    Best of all, our Linguine and Clams pasta is now available as a part of our “4 Eat for $40” dinner deal. As of February 16 for just $10 a person, you can enjoy garlic bread aplenty, incredible salad and your choice of a single large entrée at Buca di Beppo. Don’t be fooled by the fact that this deal only comes with one entrée. Our large pastas are meant to be shared, just like a bowl of pasta on your own kitchen table. You’ll have to decide between a Mixed Green Salad and our ever-popular Caesar. If you Linguine and Clams just aren’t you group’s thing, there are six more amazing pasta options to choose from, many of them meatless. These other pasta options are Spaghetti with Marinara, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Fettuccine Alfredo, Baked Ziti and Ravioli al Pomodoro. Of course, when you order Linguine and Clams as part of your 4 for $40 meal, you get to enjoy two limited time offers at once. Don’t let this specialty linguine pass you by!

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  • Bridal Showers

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    We all know the phrase, “something borrowed, something Buca.” Isn’t that how it goes? If not, it should be. Buca di Beppo restaurants are ideal bridal shower venues and our takeaway catering trays are a great party food option for an at-home shower. 

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    Planning a wedding is a lot of fun but it can also be stressful. With all the events that precede the big day – from the bachelorette party to the rehearsal dinner and more – selecting the right food for every occasion can be quite a hassle. Why not sit back and let Buca handle some of the menu planning? When a close group of friends plans a bridal shower with Buca di Beppo, you know it’s going to be fun and you definitely know that, after the bride herself, the food is going to be the star!

    Our events have a reputation of completely capturing Italy’s knack for celebrating in style! With our festive, eclectic décor and our authentic menu of salads, pastas and sides, the bride-to-be and her guests are able to enjoy a real Italian celebration without ever opening her passport. The minute you walk into Buca, you know you are in for a memorable dining experience. Ornate sculptures and fountains are at every turn, so decorations are more or less taken care of. Our entire menu, including many tasty antipasti options, fresh entrées and decadent desserts, is served family-style and ready to share and a little something from our cocktail menu consisting of homemade Sangria, peach bellinis or classic mojitos makes an ideal accompaniment for the hearty meal.

    If the future Mrs. would prefer a more casual setting for her shower, one of Buca’s party pans or a pre-set selection of dishes may be a better option than one of our private rooms. Our party pans can be picked up the same day they’re ordered. They may also be delivered right to the shower venue as long as within 10 miles of the restaurant. All takeaway and delivery catering orders include free plates, napkins, serving utensils and eating utensils. For a bridal shower, we strongly recommend ordering one of our yummy dessert trays, too. Between endless cake tastings and the cake revealed on the big day, the bride and the wedding guests will get enough frosting and cake. A freshly baked brownie, a chocolate chip cookie or a real Italian cannoli, however, could really hit the spot after a beautiful bridal shower! Order online today!     

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  • 4 Eat for $40 – Just $10 Per Person!

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    4 Eat for $40 – Just $10 Per Person!

    These days, it can be hard to find a dinner for two for under $40 outside of the drive-thru line. Our family-style dishes at Buca di Beppo make it easy to dine out as a family at a cozy, sit-down restaurant. Especially now that a group of four can enjoy a delicious, multi-course meal for just $40 with our “4 Eat for $40” deal!  

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    The 4 for $40 Package 

    Starting February 16 you and your three closest friends can enjoy crusty garlic bread, a fresh green salad and your choice of entrée for just $40 at Buca di Beppo. Now, when we say your choice of entrée, we mean a large Italian entrée. Our large-size pasta entrées are always fit to feed up to four people. Even with four hungry diners, having some pasta left over isn’t uncommon, especially when there’s a tasty salad to tend to as well. You’ll have to decide between seven amazing pasta options: Spaghetti Marinara, Spaghetti with meat sauce, Fettuccine Alfredo, Baked Ziti, Ravioli Pomodro OR our seasonal Linguine & Clams with Red or White Sauce, available for a limited time only.  

    You can’t go wrong with any of our authentic Italian creations but in this time of year, the clams are really a must. Late winter and early spring is the best time to eat shellfish – it’s your last chance until after the summer to enjoy the freshest clams. We’ve all heard the rule about months with an “R.” Aside from it being seasonable, a saucy Linguine & Clams for only $10 per person is truly a great deal. This delightful seafood pasta dish is made with whole baby clams and served with your choice of either red or white sauce. We highly recommend you try this entrée before it’s gone!

    So this all sounds like a lot to eat, right? To sum it all up, you get…

    –        Garlic Bread 

    –        Your choice of Mixed Green or Caesar Salad 

    AND

    –        Your choice of one entrée – Spaghetti Marinara, Spaghetti with meat sauce, Fettuccine Alfredo, Baked Ziti, Ravioli Pomodro OR Linguine & Clams with Red or White Sauce

    …when you come to Buca with your 4 for $40 coupon ready! Instead of dividing the check, the hardest part of the meal will be choosing which tasty entrée to share. Dine out without the drama at Buca di Beppo!  

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  • Valentine’s Day

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    A fantastic, filling Italian meal… that’s amore! Celebrate the season of romance with Buca di Beppo!

    Try Buca for date night – or bring home the love!

    Next date night (or double date night), come dine in at Buca di Beppo for an unforgettable experience. Because our food is served family-style, you and your sweetie are sure to bond over a shared entrée or dessert. The ambience at our restaurant, complete with lots of unique decorations, is ideal for a cozy Valentine’s Day. Make your special reservation today!   

    If a cozy Valentine’s Day at home is what you had in mind, bring the amore home to ones you adore by ordering Buca to go! You can share the love with the whole family when you take home one of our huge, kid-friendly pasta dishes.  

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    Enjoy delicious Buca catering at your big Valentine’s Day event.

    In elementary school, everybody got to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a group with pink and red shoeboxes and plenty of heart-shaped candies. Continue the Valentine’s Day party tradition as an adult with delicious catered cuisine, care of Buca di Beppo! As one of the top Italian restaurants for catering, Buca di Beppo is perfect for all kinds of mid-February gatherings – family affairs, private parties for you and your friends or more official gatherings like business lunches and group dinners. Buca can provide all the entrées, sides and beverages your guests could want. Our authentic Italian cuisine is available in half and full Party Pans so you can tailor your take out order to fit your group’s needs. Our large Party Pan feeds up to 20 people and our pre-set celebratory catering packages let you provide guests with a very satisfying meal, from salad to entree. A basic package includes an “Insalate” salad tray, two pasta trays and homemade bread, plus free disposable plates, napkins and utensils. Try our guaranteed-to-please Baked Ziti, spaghetti or ravioli. Finally, what’s Valentine’s Day without desserts? After a big Italian meal, our freshly baked Brownies, chocolate chip Cookies or Chocolate Chip Cannoli sure beat a little chocolate heart. 

    Book a banquet hall.

    Get your Valentine’s Day event out of the house or out of the office by booking a festive private room at the Buca nearest you! Our banquet halls and private dining rooms can accommodate any size group and our staff is happy to handle all the little details such as decorations and entertainment. Our staff will be able to offer menu suggestions, setup assistance and, of course, complete cleanup service. Our experienced employees can finalize your plans over the phone or via the web months, weeks or days before an event! At Buca di Beppo, our job is to take the stress out of organizing a party worthy of St. Valentine himself, so you can relax and enjoy the holiday. Should you choose to find your own venue instead, our enthusiastic staff can still bring your freshly prepared catering order to the location of your choosing well ahead of your Valentines’ arrival time.

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  • Big Game Catering

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    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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