Category: Party Planning

  • Sun, Fun and Memorial Day Weekend Catering

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    We love three-day weekends! Especially when they’re the kind of three-day weekends that give us all time to spend time with friends and family while we celebrate the brave men and women who have served our country in the military. Of course, we’re talking about Memorial Day!

    Make a reservation for Memorial Day weekend here!

    Because it’s right at the end of spring, Memorial Day Weekend is often treated like the official start of the backyard barbecue season but with Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, summer birthday parties, etc., hamburgers and hotdogs begin to get old quickly. This year, serve something unexpected at your Memorial Day gathering by setting up some Buca di Beppo party pans in your kitchen, in the backyard or even by the pool.

    Summer Favorites  

    Italian food may be filling but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any light, warm-weather fare on our catering menu! Italians do enjoy some incredibly long coastlines, after all. Between cool salads, fresh seafood, lean chicken and veggie-only dishes, we offer tons of great lunch and dinner options for spring and summer parties. We even have a beloved potluck standby on the catering menu – macaroni and cheese! A single full-size party pan contains up to 20 servings so you know you’ll receive enough food for everyone when you order off of our handy dandy catering menu. As part of some of our catering packages, you’ll get to choose a salad tray consisting of either a mixed green salad or a classic Caesar. Either way, your Memorial Day guests will love to chow down on some fresh roughage tossed in a flavorful Buca salad dressing. We’ll even provide beverages to wash everything down and desserts to end the day with something sweet.  

    Buca Classics To-Go

    For smaller parties and family get-togethers this Memorial Day, a simple to-go order may suffice. Particularly since our entrées are all available in huge, family-size servings. For Memorial Day, we think a couple of our specialty pizzas, topped with homemade tomato sauce, just might be the perfect party snack. From the ever-popular Supremo Italiano with spicy sausage, pepperoni, bell peppers, yellow onions and meat sauce to the classic Margherita, all Buca pizzas have that authentic Italian-style taste. One large pie serves up to four which makes it an ideal choice for younger, pickier eaters. Then an order of our half-pound meatballs along with pasta or roasted garlic mashed potatoes for the adult diners would definitely make Memorial Day 2015 more memorable.

    Save those blackened burgers and dogs for July. This Memorial Day, we’re thinkin’ meatballs!

    Enjoy your Memorial Day!  Cater with Buca!

  • Gifts for Moms, Dads & Grads

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    Most people think of the holiday season as November and December but May and June are pretty eventful months, too! With Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduations for all kinds of students on our calendars, finding the right gifts for everyone you celebrate during the summer can feel like a full-time job if you overcomplicate it. Buca di Beppo makes it simple with gift cards, electronic gift cards and that special Italian flair for celebration you’ve come to know and recognize!  

    Give a Buca Gift Card Today!

    Gifts for Moms

    Mother’s Day is only days away – Sunday, May 10! If you’re looking for a quick gift she’s sure to appreciate, a Buca gift card is a safe choice. At Buca di Beppo, Mom can relax while a savvy staff waits on her, taking care of her every need. If your mom cooked most of your meals while you were growing up, it’s about time you arranged an entertaining and memorable dining experience for her in return. From fresh summer salads to a decadent dessert, a meal at one of our restaurants will not disappoint! And she won’t have to do any of the dishes afterwards, either.  

    Gifts for Dads

    Father’s Day will be Sunday, June 21. Dads can be hard to shop for but we’ve yet to meet a dad who doesn’t love to eat! We like to think our gift cards are a bit more pratical than the traditional gifts of cufflinks and power tools. When did these expensive, infrequently used items become the standard for Father’s Day presents? This year, give Dad something he’ll actually use by giving the gift of an amazing Italian feast! We serve all of Dad’s favorites including supermassive meatballs, authentic oven-baked pizzas, tasty seafood dishes and towering Italian cakes.  

    Gifts for High School and College Grads

    Out of all the people you celebrate in May and June, it’s probably the grads who will most appreciate a hot meal. Everybody’s heard of the starving student stereotype. Well, when you put a Buca di Beppo gift card in their hands, you won’t need to worry about their daily caloric intake. Whether they’re high school graduates yet to experience the “college diet” of cereal, ramen noodles and dining hall dinners or they’re college graduates ready to leave that pattern behind, a gift card for a cool Italian restaurant is a perfectly practical graduation present! They can use it to go out with their classmates and, with our family-size portions, they’re likely to go home with some awesome leftovers. You can even send your grad a gift directly to their inbox using our electronic gift card service.

    Order A Gift Card Here


  • School’s Out – Time to Party!


    All students, from kindergarteners to PhD candidates, need to let off some steam at the end of the year. After a year of studying and practicing (and arts-and-crafting in the kindergarteners’ case), a hearty Italian meal is exactly what they need to fuel up for summer fun! An End of the School Year Party is an opportunity for kids and young adults to see their classmates altogether one last time and reflect on their accomplishments before everyone goes off on separate summer adventures. If you’re looking for a capable caterer or a great pre-summer party venue, consider Buca di Beppo for all your catering and banquet hosting needs.  

    Book Your Graduation Dinner with Us Here!

    End of Classes Catering

    Whether you’re planning an intimate graduation party or a no-holds barred summer bash for a whole grade level, having a swarm of guests in your home will be stressful enough. No need to add dinner prep and clean up to the madness! Our catering packages can be customized to feed any crowd, small or large, and they include options everyone will love. School kids will love any Buca pasta featuring our homemade tomato sauce while our creamy fettucine is sure to become a faculty favorite. Last but not least, one taste of a treat from our cookie and brownie dessert tray will have even your most studious party guest forgetting about the stress of final exams. Our catering packages all come with disposable dinnerware to make cleaning up that much easier.        

    Banquets for Teams, Clubs and More

    Whether you want to sit in a private room or in a long, comfy booth, your neighborhood Buca knows how to host a good banquet! During the school year, kids work hard outside of class at their extracurricular activities. They log long hours before and after school on sports fields, in band rooms and at chorus rehearsals. Some kids even travel to compete at these activities. Our large banquet rooms are perfect for end of the year awards ceremonies and slideshow viewings for academic classes as well as extracurricular teams and clubs. Our family-style recipes make it easier to accommodate orders for a large group and our scrumptious selection of antipasti and entrées are well-suited for any scholar’s palate. For a slightly smaller celebration, a reservation at our Kitchen Table will make for an End of School celebration they’ll never forget. In the kitchen or in one of our eclectic dining rooms, dinner at Buca is guaranteed to be an exciting, authentic End of the Year experience!

    Make a Reservation and Celebrate with Buca!


  • Celebrate Your Family Reunion With Buca Catering!

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    If you’re housing out-of-town family members for a reunion or some other mid-year occasion, chances are you’re already working hard to keep everybody comfortable and entertained. You shouldn’t be expected to provide three square meals a day, too! Then again, even if you aren’t running a little “bed and breakfast” for your extended family, opting to cater a reunion dinner rather than cook one will give everyone more time to spend enjoying each other’s company.

    Book Buca to Cater Your Family Reunion.

    Everybody’s so busy these days that it seems like opportunities to get the whole family together to just hang out are becoming increasingly scarce. A catered meal from Buca di Beppo brings everyone together plus it gives everyone a chance to relax with the rest of the fam once the togetherness happens!  

    With our fresh tossed salads, succulent seafood, vegetarian dishes and authentic Italian classics, we offer an amazing variety of lunch and dinner options for family reunions. A single full-size Buca di Beppo party pan contains up to 20 servings so you know you’ll receive enough food for everyone whether you select a catering package or build your own. As part of some of our catering packages, you’ll get to choose a salad tray consisting of either a Mixed Green Salad or a classic Caesar salad. You’ll also be provided with yummy House-baked bread to accompany your pasta, proteins and veggies. We can even provide beverages to wash everything down and desserts so you can end the meal on a sweet note. For smaller parties and family get-togethers, a couple of our specialty pizzas, topped with homemade tomato sauce, just might be the perfect party snack. Add an order of our half-pound Meatballs along with pasta or Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and you’ve got a family reunion menu for the ages!

    Getting multiple generations of family together again after who knows how long will be crazy enough as it is. No need to add dinner prep and clean up to that familial chaos! Our catering packages can be customized to feed any crowd, small or large, and they include options everyone will love like lusciously hearty Lasagna, plump Ravioli, creamy Fettucine and more. Don’t let the entire reunion pass by while the cook in the family has to slave away over a hot stove. Let Buca do the cooking! That way everyone can focus on what’s really important at a family reunion… sharing old memories, creating some new ones and, of course, proving once and for all who the taller sibling is.

    Order Buca Catering for Your Family Reunion Here!


  • The Company That Eats Together….Book Business Luncheons Now!

    Restaurants for Business Lunch

    Sometimes, the most exciting part of the work day is lunch… especially when that lunch consists of a trip to Buca di Beppo! Whether you and your co-workers just can’t decide where to eat today or you’ve got to entertain some customers for the afternoon, at Buca de Beppo Italian Restaurant, we turn business luncheons into exciting, appetizing events.

    Book a business luncheon with Buca!

    Choosing the Right Restaurant

    One terribly common business lunch “faux pas” is setting up the meeting time without committing to a place. When this happens, you and your business associates run the risk of winding up somewhere less-than-conducive to a productive luncheon. Keep in mind that a lunch meeting is supposed to be a fun alternative to a typical mid-day meeting, not a supplement to it. At Buca, you and your colleagues can enjoy a hearty meal in a unique setting that’s not too casual, yet definitely not uptight. Our colorful restaurant interiors can make even the most serious kind of shop talk seem like scintillating conversation and our authentic menu can definitely make the work day more delicious!     

    The Company That Eats Together

    With our eclectic décor and our many made-for-sharing dishes, a business outing to Buca di Beppo actively promotes team building and networking. Really, what bring people together better than food? Our decked out dining rooms feature comfortable booths as well as spacious communal tables for larger parties and our grand portions guarantee that nobody will leave lunch feeling like they’ll need another lunch break later. A lot of awesome appetizers are available during lunch and they’re perfect for business folk. They give you something to do before the main courses arrive and they allow you to split a menu item without any awkward plate-passing games. Buca Bruschetta with Roma tomatoes, mozzarella and balsamic presents a very tasty substitute to a run-of-the-mill bread basket while the Buca Trio Platter with calamari, mushrooms, cheese and marinara offers something for every taste. Entrée options include baked pastas, seafood specialties, vegetarian dishes and more.

    Corporate Catering

    When attempting to plan a business luncheon for an entire office, corporate catering is the easiest way to satisfy everyone and still save money as opposed to calling in individual meals. There are many benefits to catering a business function on company premises but with the wrong caterer, it’s easy to forget that. Fortunately, we have extensive experience catering in-office functions and our authentic Italian offerings are always a big hit. We’re able to deliver pasta pans to destinations within a 10-mile radius of our locations and a full-size version feeds up to 20 hungry businesspeople. We also provide serving ware, plates and utensils so you don’t need an on-site kitchen to serve Buca. Call us today to experience corporate catering that actually satisfies at your next business luncheon!

     Order Buca Catering For You Next Corporate Event!

  • Celebrate Nurse Appreciation Week with Buca!

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    Nurses do all the same work doctors do – sometimes more! So why don’t RNs receive quite the same recognition as MDs?

    Nurses Appreciation Week exists as a way to recognize and celebrate nurses and the role they play in delivering quality care to those that are sick or hurt by administering aid, educating patients, assisting doctors and working many long, tiring hours each week. Wednesday, May 6, Nurses Appreciation Day, marks the beginning of Nurses Appreciation Week. The week-long celebration goes on til May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. There’s no better time than Nurse Appreciation Week to show your nursing staff some love with an incredible meal. Whether you’re a hospital administrator looking to feed hundreds, a doctor with a small-but-mighty support system of nurses, a pharm rep looking to say “Thank You” or just a regular patient, consider making Buca di Beppo your appreciation dinner provider for these amazing care providers!

    Book your event here or click here to order catering.

    Plan a Nurses Appreciation Week event for the community!

    Coordinating a catered meal for a community-wide Nurse Appreciation Event doesn’t have to be difficult – at least, not when you work with Buca di Beppo! When selecting a restaurant for a Nurse Appreciation catering, you should choose somewhere fun with plenty of flavorful menu offerings and ultra-accommodating service. Buca’s diverse menu features soft Italian bread and amazing antipasti, creamy fettuccines and fresh baked desserts. Our most irresistible edibles, however, would have to be our meatballs and pasta dishes. The service is really important because this meal is a chance for healthcare professionals to let someone take care of them for a change! They spend all day serving food, cleaning exam rooms, comforting patients and filling out lots and lots of paperwork. With a plate full of Buca di Beppo, they can forget those stresses and unwind. The nurses in your life will feel positively whisked away, even before they take their first bite. We’re able to deliver our pasta pans right to the event venue, clinic or private residence the gathering is being held in as long as it’s within 10 miles of our restaurant. A basic Buca catering package consisting of fresh salad, two pasta trays, a bread tray and free disposable dinnerware feeds up to 40 people. It’s the easiest way to serve a full meal and show a nursing staff you care!

    Give ‘em a Buca di Beppo gift card for their next night off.

    If you aren’t able to celebrate Nurses Appreciation with your favorite nurses, giving her or him a gift card can be an equally meaningful gesture. Buca di Beppo Gift Cards are redeemable at any Buca restaurant and are available in values from $10 to $200. You can drop a card on their desk at your next doctor’s appointment or send an eGift Card instantly to their inbox. With no expiration date or service fees, they’re convenient for both the giver and the recipient. After months of hastily eaten hospital food and grueling night shifts, a dedicated nurse deserves to enjoy a hearty Italian dinner away from all the medical mayhem.

    Give the gift of Buca.  Order your gift card here.



  • Teacher Appreciation

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    A lot of people think teachers have it easy because they get a couple of months off each year in the summer. In reality, most teachers work far more than 40 hours a week during the school year, setting up the classroom, coming up with lesson plans, grading papers and convincing kids to love learning.

    Teacher Appreciation Week is an annual weeklong celebration of teachers and all that they do falling in the first full week of May. Teacher Appreciation Week 2015 is right around the corner, May 4 – 8! At Buca di Beppo, we think educators deserve more than a shiny apple on their desk. This year, really show your appreciation for the amazing (and often grossly underpaid) teachers in your world by getting them a Buca di Beppo gift card or throwing a catered Teacher Appreciation Party!

    Give ‘em the Gift of Buca!

    Alright, students, today’s lesson is all about gift giving! As we hinted earlier, the apple thing is totally played out. A chance to enjoy some authentic Italian cuisine and a night off from thinking about ABCs and 123s? Now that’s another story! Buca di Beppo Gift Cards are redeemable at any Buca restaurant. They come in values starting at $10 and going up to $200 and they have no expiration date or service fees, meaning they’re convenient for both the giver and the recipient! After a year of bagged lunches and cafeteria food, our teachers have earned themselves a hearty Italian meal. We’ve even got a delightfully crusty Apple Crostata on the dessert menu so you can be sure they won’t miss that end-of-the-year Red Delicious. Send your child to school with a plastic gift card in tow or send an eGift Card instantly to your favorite educator’s inbox.

    Plan an Appreciation Lunch

    With our catering and carry out pan options, setting up a full Italian buffet for a Teacher Appreciation Event at school or in some other local venue is easy. We’ll even deliver right to the classroom as long as it’s within 10 miles of us. A pasta entrée party pan from Buca di Beppo feeds up to 20. Two pans and some sides could easily feed a whole elementary school’s worth of teachers and teaching assistants. Our basic catering packages includes either a mixed green or Caesar salad, two pasta trays, a homemade bread tray and free disposable dinnerware and if that’s not enough for everyone, you can always add additional entrée options or a tempting dessert tray. If you really want to coordinate an awesome Teacher Appreciation event, you might consider booking a Buca di Beppo banquet room for a fun dinner away from the schoolhouse. Call now to reserve your space! We guarantee they’ll appreciate it.

    Class dismissed!

    Plan an event for your teacher here!

  • Family Dinners and Private Banquets

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    Communion Celebrations Are Big at Buca

    The First Communion is a big day in a child’s life. It may require weeks of preparation and planning so once the big day arrives, a big celebration is certainly in order. As one of the top celebration-restaurant options, Buca di Beppo offers a fun, family-friendly atmosphere, a diverse menu featuring something for everyone and many budget-conscious First Communion party options. Host a celebratory luncheon in one of our uniquely themed dining rooms or an intimate family dinner in our kitchen or take the party home with some of our catering pans.  

    Plan your child’s communion lunch or dinner with us here!

    Party Pans for Pick Up

    If you prefer to host your First Communion party at home, order from our various party pans and let Buca take the stress out of having to cook for a group. Dishes can be picked up at your nearest Buca restaurant or delivered to your home for a minimal fee. Our large party pans each feed up to 20 hungry house guests and our pre-set celebratory catering packages let you provide your guests with a very satisfying multi-course meal. All packages include at least two entrée options, free disposable plates and utensils. Alternatively, you can build your own custom catering package by combing full trays, half trays, drinks, desserts and more. Adding a dessert tray of warm, chocolate-y brownies or fresh baked cookies to any of our catering options will keep everyone in a celebratory mood up until it’s time to go home.

    Here at Buca di Beppo, we are the experts at hosting banquets. With our diverse menu options, larger-than-life family-style servings and private or semi-private dining room spaces, we can accommodate families of all sizes. In celebration of this spiritual event, why not dine in one of our themed rooms such as the Pope Room or Cardinal Room? These religion-themed private dining spaces are decorated with souvenirs from the Vatican, making them the ideal spots to gather family and friends together in fellowship. The large, round communal table sits center stage, allowing guests to converse more easily and share family-style dishes with ease.

    If a smaller family dinner is what you’re seeking, consider hanging out where all the action is – in Buca’s kitchen! When you dine at our Chef’s Table, you and your family take a front-row seat in the heart of the restaurant. Children and adults alike will be fully entertained as they get a first-hand look into all that goes into preparing an authentic Italian meal. Whether you decide to host a large First Communion banquet or cozy family get-together, Buca’s got you covered. It’s sure to be a day your little one won’t forget!

    Plan your child’s communion lunch or dinner with us here!

  • Birthdays di Beppo

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    We love birthdays! At Buca di Beppo, our only rules for celebrating birthdays are as follows…

    1. Someone must sing “Happy Birthday.”
    2. All laughter must be loud.
    3. Calorie intake must be ignored.

    The rest is up to you! Whether you’d prefer to celebrate at our restaurant with a few friends, in a private room with a bigger group or at home with a really huge group, we’d love to help you make your birthday memorable.

    Book Your Celebration Now!

    Have a Delizioso Birthday Dinner Out  

    When picking a birthday dinner venue, one thing to make absolutely sure of is that the restaurant can comfortably seat all invited guests. Buca’s semi-private dining rooms are filled with large communal tables and booths, perfect for bigger birthday parties. If you are aiming for a slightly smaller celebration or an immediate family affair, our Kitchen Table offers diners Italian-style entertainment, letting them peek into our cooking process. No matter where you sit, our décor is sure to spark a festive mood! Throughout the restaurant, you’ll see colorful posters and elaborate sculptures. And the food is as exciting as the surroundings! Buca’s diverse menu has something for everyone from crispy calamari to creamy fettuccine and fresh baked pizza. Our infamously massive meatballs make for a fun birthday dinner addition and our family-style servings are extremely effective at bringing people together. Of course, you can’t leave a birthday dinner without getting dessert. Our dessert menu features towering slices of cake, luscious cannoli and plenty of other Italian favorites.

    Take the Party Home with Party Pans

    Our carry out pan options make setting up a full Italian buffet for a blowout house party a lot simpler than it sounds. A single catering pan from Buca di Beppo feeds up to 20 hungry birthday party-ers, so there’s no need to spend all day stirring and sautéing before the attendees arrive. Note – our incredibly satisfying entrée pans can be made as half pans so you can get your order right. Pre-set celebratory catering packages let you provide your guests with multiple courses. The basic package includes salad, two pasta trays, a bread tray and all the disposable dinnerware you might need. Dessert trays are also great for birthday parties, particularly if traditional birthday cake isn’t the guest of honor’s favorite after-dinner treat. Super convenient delivery and set up service is available within a 10 mile radius of all Buca di Beppo restaurants.  

    Get the Buca eClub Birthday Reward

    When you sign up for Buca di Beppo’s eClub, you’ll be ready to receive a $20 birthday gift straight to your inbox every year from all of us here at Buca! PLUS, you’ll immediately get a FREE small pasta entrée just for joining… You didn’t expect us to wait for your birthday to roll around to start showering you with Italian deliciousness, did you?? Choose from these three options: Spaghetti Marinara, Fettuccine Alfredo or three cheese Baked Ziti.

    Celebrate With Us.  Click Here!

  • Host a College Basketball Party

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    To basketball fans all over the country, March is the most important month of the year. It’s the month of collegiate basketball championship games! The best way to get into the sporting spirit is to throw a set ball


    sketball themed Party. Have a viewing party in the comfort of your home or get everyone at work together to unwind and watch some basketball together. Just don’t forget the food!    

    Make a slam dunk and book our catering today!


    The most important part of a basketball party shindig, aside from making sure your bracket is filled in just the way you want it, is the food. When you call on Buca di Beppo to provide the concessions, even those friends and co-workers who aren’t so into college basketball will be eager to attend your tournament party.  While the tournament schedule goes on throughout the month, you may want to hold off and throw your party when the madness is reaching an end. After all, the most exciting basketball games aren’t played until after the top four teams have been chosen.

    Here’s how to make your tournament viewing party a slam dunk…  

    We’ll handle the food. 

    Back away from the pretzels and corn chips. Call Buca and put in your order for a real Italian meal instead. Our Party Pans To Go are stuffed with fresh, authentic cuisine and come in full and half pan sizes to fit your particular needs. Our spaghetti, ravioli and ziti dishes are all perfect for bringing people together for some basketball. Going with a catering package ensures that no detail is overlooked. The basic celebration package includes a salad tray, two pasta trays, homemade bread and plenty of plastic plates, utensils and napkins. Afraid two pasta pans is not enough? You can always build your own custom catering package, online, over the phone or in person. Delivery is also available within 10 miles of every restaurant. Buca di Beppo takes all the madness out of party planning during the March basketball games. When you order with us, all that’s left to worry about is who will win the 2015 championship title!  

    You handle the set up. 

    If you’re having your party at work, hook up multiple televisions somewhere in the office so you and your coworkers can watch the final games together. If you want to throw together an official bracket before your basketball tournament viewing party, you can find free printable brackets online. It doesn’t have to be a money pool, either. You can hand out other creative prizes to whomever has the most accurate bracket or just play along for the glory alone. Make sure your guests are updated on the rankings leading up to your party. You might even consider setting up your own hoop for some additional entertainment. No matter how you choose to watch each epic showdown during March 2015, remember to enjoy the game! 

    Make a slam dunk and book our catering today!