Tell Everyone This Year’s Thanksgiving Meal is at Buca!
Stop stressing about this year’s Thanksgiving menu. Let Buca host your dinner! Our dining and banquet rooms can accommodate any sized party, from your immediate family to your entire extended family and all of your friends. We love hosting parties and like any good host we always make sure that everyone is well taken care of. Our amazing staff will provide stellar service to you and your guests and our talented chefs will prepare a wonderful meal for everyone.
Our Traditional Turkey Dinner* features sliced white meat turkey, homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, and of course, pumpkin pie. Plus, all of our traditional Italian offerings are available. Add some Italian flair to this year’s Thanksgiving meal with everyone’s favorite classic pizzas, pastas, and entrees. From appetizers to desserts, each of our menu items is prepared using fresh ingredients and served family style, guaranteeing that no one will walk away hungry.
This year, spend a quiet morning watching the Thanksgiving Parade and then come to Buca for an early Thanksgiving meal (we open at 11 a.m.). Then enjoy an afternoon full of naps and football. Or come in for a late dinner before heading out to hit all the Black Friday sales. No matter when you’d like to have your meal, at Buca di Beppo you can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner without any of the work. Plus, rather than waiting on all your guests yourself, we’ll wait on them and take care of you, too. You and your guests will enjoy delicious Italian specialties and receive attentive service from our knowledgable and friendly staff. All you have to do is make a reservation!
If a catered meal is a better fit for you and your family, we can take care of that, too! Let us know the date and number of attendees, and we will work with you to coordinate and plan the perfect Thanksgiving menu. Don’t run all over town hunting down ingredients for days ahead of Thanksgiving and don’t spend the entire day in the kitchen preparing an elaborate Thanksgiving feast. Relax and let Buca do it all for you! At Buca we love to celebrate and bring families and friends together. That’s why we’re the perfect choice if you need a gathering place for your Thanksgiving meal or if you want us to bring the delicious feast to you. Make your Thanksgiving dining and To Go reservations today because space fills up quickly. Then let everyone know that this year Buca’s providing the Thanksgiving meal!
*Dine in is only available November 24th and To Go is available November 20th – 24th. We have 3 sizes available to accommodate everyone’s needs: Individual ($20), our Small ($60) serves 3 adults, and our Large ($120) serves 6 adults.
Buca Catering Means More Time to Do What You Love This Thanksgiving
Is your calendar filling up fast for the next few months? Do you have a million things to do and events to attend? We want to help you with your “To Do” list by catering your Thanksgiving meal. That means you can cross off “plan menu,” “shop for ingredients,” “prepare turkey, sides and dessert,” and even “wash 7 sink loads of dishes.” With Buca in charge of your meal, you can spend more time with the people you love and doing the things you want to do, like holiday shopping!
A catered Buca Thanksgiving Feast* means everyone can enjoy Thanksgiving and no one will be stressing about how the turkey will turn out this year. We provide all the traditional Thanksgiving meal items like (perfectly cooked) sliced white meat turkey, homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, and of course, pumpkin pie. We can also add a bit of Italian flair to your meal by pairing the delicious Thanksgiving Feast items with some of our regular menu items. Add pastas, fresh salads, and mouth-watering garlic bread to create a catered meal customized for your guests.
With Buca Thanksgiving catering, you don’t have to worry about a thing! We even provide you with plastic plates, utensils, and napkins with every order so nothing will stand between your guests and our freshly prepared offerings. Thanksgiving is definitely about food, but it is also about family. This year, instead of running around town with a grocery list, spending the day away from your family in a hot kitchen preparing a full menu, and doing endless amounts of dishes, let the chefs at Buca di Beppo do what they do best. We will provide you with a turkey dinner and all the trimmings and any additional family-style Italian entrees you’d like to add to your meal. Whether you’re planning a Thanksgiving dinner for your immediate family or your entire extended family and all of your friends, let Buca di Beppo cater it so you can spend more time enjoying it! Spend your valuable time doing the things you want to do this Thanksgiving, like spending time with your out of town guests and finding the best Black Friday deals!
Don’t forget to invite Buca to all of your work Thanksgiving events as well. Don’t make everyone bring dishes back and forth for a potluck! Let Buca take care of all of your coworkers and employees by catering your meal. Everyone will be delighted by all the delicious dishes we offer and we offer multiple dietary options (including vegetarian and gluten-free) so no one is left out. From a variety of salads and entrees to desserts and drinks, we can take care of everything. We even provide all the necessary additions such as plates, silverware, and napkins. A catered meal from Buca is a wonderful way to show your staff how much they mean to you and the company. Let us know the date and number of attendees and we can start working with you to coordinate and plan the perfect Thanksgiving meal.
* Available November 16th – 25th. Our Half Pans ($179.99) serve 10 adults and our Full Pans ($349.99) serves 20 adults. Call now to pre-order!
Planning a Halloween Party? Don’t Forget to Invite Buca!
As the end of October rolls around, adults and kids are focused on the fun of Halloween. Kids are dreaming about the sweet treats they will find in their bag after an evening of trick or treating and adults heading to a costume party might be wondering who will win the contests.
Trick or treating with little ones
When you are deciding on you and your family’s costumes, think about comfort and safety. Wear comfortable shoes and use reflective tape, glow sticks, and flashlights to be sure that your candy cruising crew will be well seen. Opt for face makeup, rather than masks for comfort and unobstructed views. In the days leading up to Halloween, discuss safety measures with your children, such as walking in well-lit areas, crossing the road, and watching for cars.
Hosting an adult costume party
You never outgrow the fun of Halloween! Many adults head off to adults only costume parties every Halloween (or say every year “we should really host one of those”). This year is the year to make it happen! Make sure you have plenty of decorations hung, games planned, and that everyone is safely driving home if cocktails are being consumed.
Ghosts and ghouls can’t live on candy alone
It doesn’t matter if your guests are little princesses or giant pirates, no party is complete without the right menu. Offer a variety of yummy options with easy and delicious Buca catering. A buffet full of Italian specialties will beckon your guests to grab whatever they like as they enjoy the party. A balanced meal will help prevent crazy blood sugar spikes and crashes from mini-candy binges in little ones and adults need to fuel up for their all night dance party! This Halloween, gather all your friends, family, and neighbors for a tasty treat before heading out to ring doorbells. With Buca catering or Buca To-Go, no one will have to make dinner and everyone can check out each other’s costumes before heading out to search for candy. This is also a great time to get some group pictures while everyone’s freshly attired and not yet running in all directions.
With a little planning this year can be the best Halloween ever. Let Buca take care of your pre-trick or treating meal or costume party buffet so everyone can focus on having a spooky, fun night together!
Get Deliciously Creative! Create Your Own Pasta to Celebrate World Pasta Month
October is one of our favorite months at Buca di Beppo because it’s World Pasta Month! Forget searching for recipes and shopping for ingredients only to be met with skeptical, turned up noses from everyone who has gathered at your table. For a sure-fire successful way to enjoy World Pasta Month, come to Buca. To celebrate, we are serving up multiple, mouthwatering made-to-order pasta dishes all month long. With “Create Your Own Pasta” everyone can have exactly what they want. Whether you want your tried and true favorite or you feel like mixing it up to try something new, your personalized pasta dish will be prepared by our master team of chefs using top of the line ingredients. Take the hassle out of tonight’s dinner menu, let the chefs at Buca prepare you a gourmet Italian meal, made to your exact preferences.
Begin by selecting your favorite style of pasta (spaghetti, linguine penne, rigatoni, or cavatappi) and a freshly made sauce (marinara, Alfredo, garlic olive oil, rosa, pesto, or meat sauce). Mix in color, texture, and crunch by adding up to three different market-fresh vegetables (diced Roma tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, artichokes, sautéed mushrooms, broccoli, spinach, green peas, or sliced red onions). Pick chicken, prosciutto, meatballs, spicy sausage, or mild sausage for your protein and then add a pinch or a handful of crushed red pepper and/or poached garlic and you’ve just created your custom Italian meal. With literally hundreds of combinations available, our “Create Your Own Pasta” celebration offers endless pastabilities!
Ditch that frustrating new recipe and enjoy a warm, delicious pasta dinner made specially for you. By letting Buca take care of dinner, you can spend more time relaxing and enjoying your satisfying meal and wonderful company. Our customized “Create Your Own Pasta” dishes are great for entertaining or sharing, making them perfect for a family dinner or date night. Whether you create a single dish to share or let everyone choose their own, our generous portions will feed everyone at your table and our affordable prices fit every budget. Plus, for the entire month of October, Buca is offering $5 off Buca Small and $10 off Buca Large “Create Your Own Pasta” dishes when you dine with us.
Take the stress out of dinner tonight and celebrate World Pasta Month with “Create Your Own Pasta” at Buca!
Don’t Wait! Start Planning Your Holiday Events with Buca Today!
Believe it or not, it is time to start planning your holiday events. From sit-down corporate holiday dinners to informal family gatherings, it’s never too early to start organizing all of the details. The size, complexity and type of celebration you are hosting will determine the amount of preparation necessary. For example, a family dinner for 10 people may only take a few hours to plan but a large scale company party will require several weeks. Give yourself ample time to put together the best holiday party this year, start your holiday planning today! Here are a few advantages to early holiday event planning:
Greater Turn Out Rate
The sooner you send out your invitations or “Save the Date” cards, the higher the probability that your guests will not already have another scheduled event. You should then send the official invitation with RSVP closer to the event date. Be sure the guest/spouse/significant other is included on the invitation.
Choice of the Best Venues
Early party planners have the best choices when it comes to selecting their venues, catering, and entertainment companies. The longer you wait to confirm your details, the less likely you will be able to put together the event experience you originally envisioned. No one wants to be stuck hosting their holiday party in the corporate office because all other possible venues were booked. Booking and planning before the holiday rush can also be a better financial choice, since prices often increase along with demand.
Choice of the Best Food
Corporate holiday events mean you need to show your team that you recognize and appreciate their hard work. Family holiday events are especially memorable as sometimes it is the only time of the year all family members are together. Both type of events require plentiful portions of food that everyone loves. So skip the stuffy steakhouses and the restaurant around the corner where everyone goes for lunch each week and choose a truly special menu. Buca di Beppo knows how to make every event feel special. From corporate party catering to warm family gatherings in our welcoming restaurants, Buca is the perfect choice for all of your holiday events.
Before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season sets in, call us to discuss all of your reservation and catering options. Are you wanting to celebrate at your home? We can’t wait to tell you about all of our amazing catering packages. Are you wanting to celebrate at a restaurant where you know the service will never disappoint? You know that our staff is here to serve. Wherever you choose to host your event, choose a team you can trust. At Buca di Beppo, we consistently provide delicious Italian dishes and truly care about your event. Don’t leave something as important as your holiday menu to chance! Contact us today!
A Holiday Everyone Can Agree On: National Pasta Day is October 17
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?”
Buca Brings the Food and the Fun to Your Holiday Office Party
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Most offices have an annual holiday celebration to show appreciation for its employees and allow time for colleagues to mix and mingle outside of work hours. They often take place in the workplace just after office hours. Presentations are frequently given and noteworthy employees are awarded for their performance. If you’re in charge of organizing this year’s holiday office party, here is what you need to do to get started planning the best holiday party your office has ever had.
Set the date
You first need to decide when the party will take place, since everything else will be planned around this date. Keep in mind that some dates will be very busy during the holiday season and some days less so. Choosing a midweek day will often give you more options for entertainment, catering, venues, etc.
Decide the guest list and venue
You don’t necessarily need a final number just yet but you should have a ballpark number in mind. Are you inviting all employees? Certain departments? Are spouses and families invited? After you have received back your RSVPs you will be able to provide a final head count to your caterer and any other relevant vendors. You also need to finalize the location. The office party will probably be at the office, but where exactly?
Send “Save the Date” cards
As soon as you know the date and exact location of the party, it’s time to send “Save the Date” cards to your office mates. Notifying everyone as soon as possible will ensure the best turn out during the busy time of the year.
The best way to plan for the best office holiday party is with a perfect catering menu from everyone’s favorite Italian restaurant, Buca di Beppo! Call us today to start planning your special menu. The earlier we start working together, the easier it will be to make sure that we can cater your event at your chosen date and time and have plenty of opportunities to discuss any special needs or concerns you may have. Whether you know exactly what you want to offer the party’s attendees or you need a little help setting up your menu, Buca is here to help and we’ll make sure that no one will leave the party hungry.
Your office holiday party is when everyone takes time to reflect on their year of hard work and to celebrate their successes. As the most successful catering company in the business, Buca caters hundreds of events every day, making us skilled with multiple types of gatherings. We will be sure that the catering for your holiday party will be up to the highest of standards. Maybe you’ll even get an award for planning the perfect office holiday party!
Pack a Basketful of Buca: Labor Day Picnics
This three day weekend celebrates the American worker (yay!) and unofficially marks the end to summer (boo!) There’s lots more to cheer about: NCAA teams’ first games, the NASCAR Southern 500, and the NHRA U.S. Nationals all occur on Labor Day weekend. It’s also the perfect time to get in a final summer party or picnic.
Be sure your picnic has the three American classics: salads, macaroni, and chicken…with an Italian flair! Our Chopped Antipasti Salad is a delicious combination of pepperoni, red onions, pepperoncini peppers, cucumbers, Roma tomatoes, black and green olives, provolone, feta, and Gorgonzola. Our Apple Gorgonzola Salad is a mouthwatering mix of Granny Smith apples, spiced walnuts, dried cranberries and Gorgonzola. Each salad features mixed lettuce and is tossed in our signature Italian vinaigrette. Our Macaroni and Cheese (cavatappi in a creamy cheese sauce) 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. Speaking of chicken, why have cold fried chicken when you can have dreamy Chicken Parmigiana (topped with our homemade marinara sauce and mozzarella), Chicken Marsala (simmered with mushrooms in a traditional Marsala wine reduction), Chicken Limone (sauteed in lemon butter sauce and capers) and Chicken Saltimbocca (topped with prosciutto and sage, served with artichoke hearts, lemon, capers and lemon butter sauce)?
Feature a variety of Italian favorites for a truly memorable party or picnic. When you choose Buca, you know you are going to get great food that everyone will love. Our Celebration Packages feature a mixed green or Caesar salad, fresh made house bread, and a wide selection of entrees or you can create your own combinations from our catering menu. A single full-size Party Pan serves 20 adults and we can also provide beverages and desserts. With hundreds of delicious options, you simply choose your menu and we take care of the rest!
Invite Buca to your Labor Day 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.) We will also provide napkins, plates, and utensils so you don’t have to worry about forgetting any details for your family or guests. This Labor Day weekend spend more time enjoying your parties and picnics 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!
Celebrate July 4th by Declaring Your Independence from the Grill: Enjoy a Buca di Beppo Italian Feast
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.
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.
Treat Dad to a Father’s Day Feast
Each June we honor Dads with their own special day to show them how thankful we are for all that they do and have done for us. These amazing men have taught us everything from the intricacies of kite flying, to how to throw the perfect spiral, to the importance of knowing how to change a flat tire. Every year you try to decide the best way to reward him for everything he’s done for you and your family and nothing ever seems right. This year, if another tie or “World’s Best Dad” T-shirt just won’t do, bring Dad to Buca for a Father’s Day feast! Our friendly staff will make him feel like royalty and our heaping portions will feed his king-sized appetite. Does Dad like hearty pasta dishes or authentic oven-baked, bubbling pizzas? Is he a fan of crisp, garden fresh salads and succulent seafood? What about 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. He’ll see so many items he loves on the menu that he won’t know which to pick. Thank goodness he will have his family there to share and sample his specially chosen variety of selections.
Do something different and memorable for Dad this year. Show him how much you love him this Father’s Day by making a reservation online or by calling your local Buca di Beppo restaurant today! Come in and let us treat Dad and your family to a delicious meal while you laugh and share some stories. Let him tell you (again) about the fish that got away and that senior prank that didn’t go so well. Reminisce about your perfect first home run and your not so perfect first crush. Reflect and be thankful for the memories and tell him how much he means to you. While he may have loved a tie, he’s sure to love special time spent with his favorite people much more.
As an added treat or if you aren’t able to spend Father’s Day with any of the special Dads in your life, a Buca gift card is always appreciated and will never go unused and forgotten in the back of the closet…which can’t be said about the previous years’ ties and T-shirts. Buca gift cards will let Dad grab a taste of Buca whenever he has a craving for tasty Italian dishes and when he uses it, he’ll think of you and remember that you’re his favorite!
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