Author: Chris Kleckner

  • Enjoy Comfort Food at Its Finest on Lasagna Day, July 29

    Whether you’ve had a rough day or you’re looking to celebrate, comfort food is what you crave. Offering a taste of home, most Americans tend to gravitate toward warm, hearty, comforting classics like lasagna. This laboriously crafted dish originally debuted in Naples, Italy, during the Middle Ages, but was a far cry from the mouthwatering lasagna you dream about. We can thank the wonderful Italian cooks who immigrated to America in the late 1800s for the layered dish that we love today. There are currently dozens of different lasagna recipes featuring a variety of meats, seafood, vegetables, ragùs, Béchamel and tomato sauces, cheeses, wines, and spices; but the most common combination features layers of pasta, meat sauce, and cheeses.

    Make a Reservation Now and Celebrate Lasagna Day at Buca!

    Lasagna Day….in July?

    Originally only served on special occasions, lasagna loves being the star of the show. Whenever you see and smell a lasagna bubbling in the oven, you just can’t wait to sit down to a heaping helping of flavors. However, Lasagna Day falls right in the middle of summer, when the last thing you want to do is heat up your kitchen. That’s when you turn to your favorite Italian restaurant, Buca di Beppo!

    Let Us Serve You

    Lasagna was originally only created for special occasions, but at Buca we think every day is a special occasion. That’s why our menu always includes our special lasagna featuring towering layers of meat sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, provolone, and Parmesan. Come to your local Buca and enjoy one of America’s most loved Italian dishes in one of our cool and comfortable dining rooms.

    Let Us Cater

    We can bring your favorite comfort food to you! Our Party Pans can feed up to 20 hungry adults and our Half Pans can feed up to 10. Have a get together with your friends and family or treat your staff to a variety of our Italian creations on Lasagna Day and every day!

    Buca To Go

    Pick up a Buca Small or Buca Large dish to take to your home or event. Our mouthwatering lasagna is also a great way to welcome a new neighbor or support a family with a new baby. Give us a call to place your order and we’ll have your selections ready for you at your requested time, so you can pick up and be on your way.

    Don’t miss out on Lasagna Day! If you don’t have the time to create your own lasagna or it’s just too hot to bake in your kitchen, don’t worry, Buca can help. Come to your favorite Buca to dine with us, or call to place a catering or To Go order today!

    Make a Reservation Now and Celebrate Lasagna Day at Buca!

  • Feast on Italian Favorites at This Year’s Family Reunion

    You may keep in touch with your extended family throughout the year by phone, email, or social media, but nothing beats a personal gathering. A family reunion provides an opportunity to reconnect with your family members and maybe even meet some for the first time. Everyone will love the opportunity to get together, catch up and make new memories, especially while enjoying a delicious meal. Whether you’re planning a full weekend of festivities or a single gathering, let Buca help you make your family reunion unforgettable. Don’t spend your precious time coordinating a potluck or preparing an entire meal for your group, come to Buca or let us cater your event.

    Bring Your Party to Buca and Reserve a Banquet Room Today!

    Book a Banquet Room

    Our fun and festive semi-private dining rooms are uniquely decorated, comfortable, and inviting, making Buca the perfect place for hosting your family reunion. Our amazing staff makes sure that everyone is enjoying themselves, taking a little pressure off the reunion hosts. When it comes to your meal, rest assured that no one will leave your reunion hungry. With our fresh salads, authentic Italian pastas, succulent seafood dishes, and vegetarian options, we offer an amazing variety of lunch and dinner options for family reunions. Select from one of our banquet packages or allow your guests to choose their own Italian favorites.

    Let Us Cater to You

    Whether you’re expecting a dozen cousins or several hundred relatives, Buca can feed your whole family! Our fantastic Celebration Packages and Party Pans, are event-ready and accompanied by convenient, disposable utensils and plates for all of your guests. Select a catering package or build your own. A single full-size Buca di Beppo Party Pan serves up to 20 adults and our Half Pans feed up to 10 adults. Mix and match to make the perfect combination of offerings for your crowd. We also provide cool beverages to accompany everyone’s meal and delicious desserts to end your meal on a sweet note. We strive to make your catering experience as easy as possible. Call us at 877-955-2822 or order online to get started.

    At Buca, we know families and we know what families like to eat. We can provide everything you need to host an amazing reunion in one of our beautiful dining rooms or we can bring all of our wonderful Italian creations to you, wherever your family is gathering. You bring the crowd, we’ll provide the feast! With Buca taking care of all the details for you, your reunion is bound to be a delicious success.

    Order Buca Catering Today!

  • I scream. You scream. We all scream for National Ice Cream Day!

    This year, July 16 isn’t your regular summer Sunday, it’s National Ice Cream Day! On July 9, 1984 President Ronald Reagan declared July “National Ice Cream Month” and July 15, 1984, as “National Ice Cream Day” with Presidential Proclamation 5219. While the resolution only mentioned a specific month and day in 1984, National Ice Cream Day is now celebrated every year on the third Sunday in July.

    Come to Buca this Sunday and Enjoy Some Delicious Gelato for Desert!

    We invite you to Buca for National Ice Cream Day, National Ice Cream Month, and any other day you want a sweet treat to cool you down. The newest addition to our dessert menu, our vanilla, raspberry, and pistachio artisan gelato is rich, dense, and topped off with sugar cones. A delicious treat for any day of the year.

    What’s the difference between ice cream and gelato?

    • Ingredients: Gelato and ice cream each contain cream, milk, and sugar, but gelato uses more milk and less cream than ice cream. Gelato also doesn’t use a common ice cream ingredient—egg yolks.
    • Butterfat and flavor: Ice cream usually contains between 14% – 25% butterfat while gelato usually contains between 4% – 9% butterfat. Less butterfat to coat your tongue allows for a more intense flavor experience.
    • Air: Ice cream is churned fast and hard to whip in air, increasing its volume and giving it a fluffy texture. Gelato contains less air because it is churned at a much slower speed, keeping it dense, fluid, and creamy.
    • Serving Temperature: Ice cream can be nearly frozen solid but the air in its mix means it can still be easily scooped. If gelato were stored at the same low temperature as ice cream, it would become a frozen block. Because gelato is served slightly warmer than ice cream, you can also taste it better because your tongue is less numb!

    Celebrate National Ice Cream Day by sharing a true taste of Italy with your family and friends! Come in and try a scoop of our vanilla, raspberry, or pistachio gelato. If you still prefer ice cream, then we suggest our eye-popping, mouthwatering Colossal Brownie Sundae. We create this masterpiece by layering twelve decadent chunks of freshly baked brownies with six scoops of vanilla and chocolate ice cream and then top your sundae with caramel and chocolate sauces, whipped cream, and a cherry! Come to Buca for all your ice cream and gelato treats on National Ice Cream day and every other day this summer!

    Come to Buca this Sunday and Enjoy Some Delicious Gelato for Desert!

  • Red, White, Blue….and Buca!

    Do the stripes on the flag remind you of lasagna layers or is that just us? This July 4th spend some quality time with your family and friends at Buca. Order some of our classic Italian favorites alongside a few of our lighter summer delicacies and you’ll wonder why you ever settled for hamburgers and hot dogs. Whether you’re looking to dine at your favorite Buca location, bring people together at your home, or host a patriotic picnic with family and friends, celebrate our nation’s independence with Buca.

    Make a Reservation at Buca for 4th of July!

    Buca Restaurants: Come Visit Us at Your Favorite Location

    Invite all of your family and friends for a fun celebration at your local Buca di Beppo after a long day at the beach or pool or fill up on a great meal before heading out to see the evening’s fireworks. Our waitstaff will take care of you and all your guests while our talented chefs create a table full of your mouthwatering Italian favorites. If your are spending a majority of the holiday outdoors, our fun, eclectic, and air conditioned dining room will provide a cool retreat from the summer heat.

    Catering: Let Us Bring Our Party to Your Party

    We have a variety of delicious pre-set catering packages or you can mix and match to create a package uniquely your own. Whether you’re catering a meal for your immediate family, a small group of friends, or the whole neighborhood, we offer a variety of full pans, half pans, and desserts. Plus, all of our catering includes complimentary homemade bread and disposable plates and utensils so set up and clean up are both a breeze. We say “You bring the crowd, we’ll bring the feast!”

    To Go: Don’t Show Up Empty-Handed

    Have you been invited to a 4th of July celebration and aren’t sure what to bring? Pick up Buca To Go. Order a variety of our Buca Small or Buca Large family-style Italian favorites – perfect for a small or larger group gathering. When you show up with Buca you’ll be sure to receive an invite for next year’s celebration!

    This 4th of July, spend less time fussing in the kitchen or sweating over a hot grill and more time enjoying parades, fireworks, family, and friends. Let Buca take care of an entire meal or simply provide you with a few sides for your picnic. Make this July 4th holiday special, give us a call today to discuss all of your reservation, catering, and pick up options.

    Order Buca Catering for Your 4th of July Celebration!

  • Sweet Summer Desserts Are at Buca!

    It doesn’t matter the occasion or time of year, everyone always loves desserts! Now, to celebrate the summer season, we have expanded our dessert menu to bring you even more options for your sweet tooth.

    Have a Sweet Tooth?  Come in and try our New Desserts.

    Buca Really Takes the Cake

    We have three delicious cakes to end your Italian feast on a sweet note. Our Double Dark Chocolate Cake consists of moist dark chocolate cake with layers of rich chocolate frosting, all on top of our sinful chocolate sauce. Our Italian Crème Cake is six layers of rich lemon cake and mascarpone cheese filling, served in a pool of raspberry sauce and topped with whipped cream. A super special confection, our Celebration Cake is the perfect choice to commemorate a special occasion. We’ll even decorate it!

    Creamy Italian Classics

    We love classic Italian desserts and know that our guests do too! Our powerfully flavored Tiramisu features homemade ladyfingers soaked in dark rum and espresso, layered with sweetened mascarpone cheese and topped with cocoa and crumbled hazelnut biscotti. Our rich, creamy, homemade Cheesecake is topped with raspberry sauce and sprinkled with toasted hazelnuts. Our sweet twist on a classic Italian cannoli, our Chocolate Chip Cannoli feature crispy shells stuffed to order with a sweet, cannoli cream filling mixed with chocolate chips and served over a drizzle of our chocolate sauce. 

    Cool Down with a Frozen Finish

    When the temperatures rise, you want a sweet treat that can cool you down. Enjoy a true taste of Italy and try our gourmet Gelato. What’s the difference between gelato and ice cream? Gelato is a softer, slower melting, more flavorful cousin to American ice cream. Ice cream is churned fast and hard to whip in air and increase its volume. Gelato contains less air because it is churned at a much slower speed. Gelato also contains more flavoring and is served at a slightly warmer temperature, making it more dense, rich, and smooth than ice cream. Try a true taste of Italy today! Come in and try a scoop! Maybe you’re looking for an over the top delicious dessert? Our eye-popping, mouthwatering Colossal Brownie Sundae features twelve decadent chunks of freshly baked brownies layered with six scoops of vanilla and chocolate ice cream and is then topped with caramel and chocolate sauces, whipped cream, and a cherry!

    Is it too difficult to decide? Well, we think you shouldn’t have to settle for just one. That’s why our Dolce Platter features Tiramisu, Double Dark Chocolate Cake, Homemade Cheesecake, and Italian Crème Cake, so you can sample a selection of each of your favorites. Plus, don’t miss out on a super special summer dessert that is only available for a limited time: our Summer Strawberry Shortcake. A true taste of summer, our Summer Strawberry Shortcake features a lemon-infused cakey biscuit drizzled with natural strawberry juices and is topped with fresh seasonal strawberries and whipped cream.

    We can’t wait for you to try all of our amazing desserts. Enjoy your favorites after a full Italian feast, or simply come to your favorite local Buca for a sweet treat this summer.

    Have a Sweet Tooth?  Come in and try our New Desserts.

  • Partner with Buca for Perfect Summer Picnics

    Summer picnic offerings, like burgers and hot dogs, can get boring really fast. For a truly memorable picnic, think beyond the grill to a menu of everyone’s Italian favorites from Buca di Beppo!

    Having a Summer picnic?  Cater your picnic with Buca and enjoy delicious Italian picnic catering.

    Family Picnic

    Don’t stress over what’s for lunch or dinner, and don’t spend another minute in your hot kitchen this summer! Swing by Buca to grab a variety of your family’s Italian favorites and head to a nearby park or outdoor attraction. Have a large family? No problem. Pick up one, or several, of our Party Pans, which each serve up to 20 adults.

    Romantic Picnic

    Treat your special someone to a romantic picnic. Pick up a few Buca selections and enjoy them before an outdoor concert or while watching the sun set. Whether it is a first date or you are simply looking for a variation on your regular date night routine, a romantic picnic is a great choice. If you will be sitting on the ground, make sure to pack a picnic blanket that is comfortable and clean. If there is a chance of damp or wet grass, bring a waterproof liner (a shower curtain works) to place under your blanket.

    Indoors Picnic

    Don’t let bad weather or a cancelled babysitter ruin your picnic plans. Change your locale to your own living room floor and spread out some blankets and pillows. Pick up your delicious Buca selections and spend the rest of your day or evening playing board games or watching movies.

    Catered Picnic

    Invite all your family and friends for a truly special summer picnic and let Buca di Beppo 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.) We will also provide napkins, plates, and utensils so you don’t have to worry about forgetting any details. Spend more time enjoying your summer picnics and less time planning and preparing the menu.

    No matter what kind of picnic you are having, where you are having it, or how many people are joining you, Buca can help you make sure your picnic is a success. With hundreds of delicious options, you simply make your selections and place your order, then we take care of the rest. Let Buca take care of the details so you can relax, put your feet up, and enjoy the summer sunshine.

    Having a Summer picnic?  Cater your picnic with Buca and enjoy delicious Italian picnic catering.

  • Four Fabulous Summer Specials…Only Available for a Limited Time!

    Temperature changes usually lead to changes in our daily diets. While we crave heavy meals in the winter, we tend to crave lighter foods like fresh salads, crispy summer vegetables, and ripe juicy fruits in the summer. That’s why the talented chefs at Buca di Beppo have created four fabulous summer specials to fill you up without weighing you down. Come to your local Buca to try them all today!

    Come to Buca and try our new flavors from our Summer Garden.

    Garden Fresh Fettuccine: This light, fresh pasta and seafood dish is sure to be everyone’s favorite this summer. Featuring sautéed shrimp in a light basil cream sauce, our perfectly cooked fettuccine is tossed with zucchini and carrot ribbons.

    Spicy Spaghetti al Pomodoro: Pomodoro means “tomato” in Italian and a pomodoro-style sauce is a quick light sauce consisting of olive oil, fresh tomatoes, basil, and various other fresh ingredients. Our Spicy Spaghetti al Pomodoro features spaghetti presented pomodoro-style, tossed with arugula and spicy, fire-roasted yellow and red grape tomatoes.

    Italian Sausage & Arugula Pizza: Even when the temperatures rise, everyone still craves pizza. That’s why we have a special summer pizza offering, our Italian Sausage & Arugula Pizza. This white pizza is layered with spicy Italian sausage, prosciutto, mozzarella, provolone, and garlic. It is then topped with arugula and drizzled with a balsamic glaze.

    Summer Strawberry Shortcake: No meal is complete without a sweet treat! Our Summer Strawberry Shortcake features a lemon-infused cakey biscuit drizzled with natural strawberry juices. This mouthwatering dessert is then topped with fresh seasonal strawberries and whipped cream. A true taste of summer!

    Do you usually order the same thing off our awesome menu every time you dine with us? We know you love your familiar, trusty favorites, but we suggest breaking your routine with one of these tasty new selections to celebrate the summer season. 

    Come to your favorite local Buca today or place an order to pick up a variety of selections at your convenience. That’s right, you can take us anywhere you are going this summer! From cookouts and picnics to dinners at home, Buca can help you beat the summer heat with easy “To Go” and catering options. We say “It’s too hot for you to cook…let us take care of that!” Call us today to place your orders or make your reservations to try these delicious, limited time specials before they’re gone!

    Come to Buca and try our new flavors from our Summer Garden.


  • This Father’s Day, Give Dad the Gift of a Full Stomach

    Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show our Dads just how special they are. They gave us endless advice that annoyed us until we were old enough to truly appreciate their words of wisdom. They taught us the joys of getting dirty while camping and fishing, and told the worst (best?) Dad jokes. They bought us ice cream, built elaborate forts, and seemed to have a sixth sense for when we are about to touch the thermostat. For years, we’ve pushed his limits, but he’s always loved us unconditionally.

    Celebrate Your Superhero!  Make your Father’s Day Reservation Here.

    This year, show Dad how thankful you are for all those times he threw you in the air in the pool and worried about your tire pressure. Come to Buca to laugh and reflect while he enjoys a feast fit for a king. Our friendly staff will make Dad feel like royalty and our extensive menu is sure to have all of his tried and true favorites, as well as a few new items to catch his eye and please his tastebuds. Dad’s hearty appetite is no match for our authentic oven-baked, bubbling pizzas and decadent pasta dishes. But, if he’s looking for lighter fare, our crisp, fresh salads and succulent seafood never cease to amaze!

    Make your Father’s Day reservations online or call your local Buca di Beppo restaurant today! Let us treat Dad and your family to a delicious meal while you spend some special time laughing and sharing stories. You have always been able to count on Dad. Now, spend some quality time with him at everyone’s favorite Italian restaurant, Buca di Beppo. Call, stop by, or make your Father’s Day reservations online today!

    If you aren’t able to spend Father’s Day with any of the special Dads in your life, a Buca gift card is a thoughtful and delicious way to show him that you care. Always appreciated, they never go unused or forgotten and with no expiration date or service fees, Dad can use it at any Buca restaurant. Tuck one in a thoughtful card or send an eGift Card instantly to his inbox. Dad can then grab a taste of Buca whenever he has a craving for tasty Italian treats, like our massive half-pound meatballs! No matter what he chooses from our diverse menu, his authentic Italian dish will be prepared fresh with the finest ingredients by the best chefs.

    Celebrate Your Superhero!  Make your Father’s Day Reservation Here.

  • Memorial Day Weekend: A Day of Honor and Remembrance

    Summer officially begins on Wednesday, June 21st this year, but the 3-day Memorial Day weekend is often embraced as the unofficial start to the summer season. During this weekend Americans usually relax with friends and family, often with a picnic or cookout before commemorating Memorial Day on Monday. To show respect and gratitude to the men and women of our armed forces who have given their lives in service to our country, many Americans attend parades and memorial services or place flags and flowers on the graves of the fallen during this weekend. While Memorial Day is a day of remembrance it is also a day we thank our current active duty and veteran military for all they have done to protect our country and our freedoms.

    Come to Buca this Memorial Day.  Make Your Reservation Here!

    Buca wants to help you make this special weekend even more memorable. Bring the whole family to your local Buca after a parade or let us cater your special Memorial Day weekend event. Surprise your guests with a change from the regular summer cookout menu and offer everyone’s Italian favorites as well as cool salads, fresh seafood, lean chicken, and veggie-only dishes. We even have everyone’s beloved potluck standby on our catering menu – macaroni and cheese! Choose one of our catering packages or create your own awesome combination of Party Pans (feeds 20 adults), Half Pans (feeds 10 adults), and a variety of our other specialties. We can even supply the beverages and desserts, because what says “summer” more than a cool drink and a sweet treat? We even take care of all the extras like napkins, silverware, and plates, so your guests can dig right in without any delays!

    You can even pick up Buca To-Go for smaller parties and family get-togethers. Heading to the lake, campground, or beach? Don’t stress about packing a picnic basket or remembering charcoal and lighter fluid, choose Buca instead! We make it easy to spend more time participating in your events and give you more quality time with your loved ones by taking care of all the cooking. We only need an hour notice and we can have your feast ready and waiting for you to pick it up.

    Don’t stress about organizing your Memorial Day event. Buca can help you kick off the summer season in delicious style by taking care of all the details. Call us today to make your reservation or to place your catering and To-Go orders!

    Order Buca Catering Here!

  • Celebrate Love with Buca, Where We Make Every Anniversary Extra Special

    Most couples remember when they met, their wedding day, and the births of their children. While children’s birthdays are always celebrated, not everyone remembers or takes time to celebrate anniversaries. At Buca, we want to make sure these special days get the attention they deserve. Here are a few suggestions for how we can help you make your anniversary memorable this year:

    Have a Romantic Dinner to Celebrate Your Anniversary.  Click Here for Reservations

    Special Dinner for Two

    From the moment you step into your favorite Buca restaurant, you’re surrounded by an abundant array of eye-catching decor. A member of our staff will greet you warmly and whisk the two of you away to your table. Order a sparkling cocktail or a bottle of your wine to mark the special occasion and order a few of your favorite dishes, all of which are meant for sharing. End your evening on a sweet note with one of our decadent desserts.

    Banquet for Family and Friends

    An anniversary party is a special time for family and friends to congratulate and celebrate a major milestone in a special couple’s life. Come to your favorite Buca and feast on Italian favorites while you all celebrate the honored couple. If you or your loved ones have an anniversary approaching and you’d like to celebrate, Buca can help to make your party fun, romantic, and memorable.

    Catered Event:

    Buca di Beppo is the top choice when it comes to catering for anniversary celebrations. We cater hundreds of events across the United States every day and our clients are satisfied because our Italian dishes please everyone’s palates and our service is excellent. Let us create Full and Half-sized Party Pans from our extensive catering menu to celebrate your special occasion.

    Buca To-Go

    Looking to have a low-key night at home or thinking of a romantic picnic? Place your Buca To Go order with us and we’ll have your selections ready for pickup when you need them. 

    Buca Gift Cards:

    If you’re lucky enough to be invited to an anniversary celebration, you may be wondering about the perfect gift for the lucky couple. Buca gift cards are always appreciated and they’ll think of you when they are enjoying their delicious meal.

    At Buca di Beppo we love to celebrate love. Our specialized decor and wonderful wait staff provide a perfect environment for a romantic dinner for two or for an anniversary bash. We can also cater your events or supply you with all your favorites for pickup. Call us today to discuss all your anniversary details!

    Have a Romantic Dinner to Celebrate Your Anniversary.  Click Here for Reservations