Parents know that family meals are important but everyone is just so busy! Between work, school, homework, and extracurricular activities, family dinners tend to get pushed down on an ever expanding to-do list. The structure and warmth of routine family dinners carries benefits beyond the burdens that are probably holding you back (shopping, preparing, clean up, etc.) Buca wants to help you bring back the family meal! Put all your responsibilities and commitments on hold and focus on one another’s company at your local Buca. From the moment you and your family walk in the door our attentive staff will make you feel warm and welcome. Our skilled chefs will prepare your dishes with the utmost care and when you have all finished your meal, no one gets stuck with clean up duty! At Buca, you and your family can focus on the food and conversation, the best parts of any family meal.
Feast on Favorites and Try Something New
For generations, parents have been trying to get their children to eat more vegetables. At Buca, kids (and parents) love our wide variety of veggie offerings. Our Caesar, Apple Gorgonzola, Mixed Green, and Chopped Antipasti Salads and our Italian Broccoli Romano have made converts of many “nothing green, please” eaters. Our Bruschetta, Mozzarella Caprese, and marinara sauces are all loaded with vine-ripened tomatoes and we can add all sorts of vegetables to our pizza and pasta offerings. We’ve even cooked up two special Family Meals sure to please every member of your family. Our Regular Family Meal* features a choice of one Salad (Mixed Green or Caesar Salad), choice of one Pasta (Baked Ziti, Baked Rigatoni, Penne alla Vodka, or Spicy Chicken Rigatoni), and is served with Fresh Baked House Bread. Our Deluxe Family Meal* features a choice of one salad (Caesar Salad, Chopped Antipasto Salad, or Apple Gorgonzola Salad), choice of one Pasta (Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Baked Ziti, Baked Rigatoni, Penne alla Vodka, or Spicy Chicken Rigatoni), choice of one Entrée (Chicken Parmigiana or Chicken Limone), and is served with Fresh Baked House Bread. A family meal is also the perfect opportunity to try different foods. All of our menu items are served family style so everyone can try each dish. Next time, order a tried and true favorite and try something new so everyone in the family can expand their tastes.
Conversation Is a Two Way Street
Make your family meal a time for your family to reconnect, not time to grill your kids about their day. Add some variety and think of new ways to start a conversation or play a dinner table game such as “Rose, Thorn, Bud” where each family member shares something good that happened that day (the rose), the worst part of their day (the thorn), and something they hope will happen tomorrow (the bud). Sharing these daily experiences will give the whole family insight into each family member’s day.
Family dinners don’t have to be stressful or a hassle. Come to Buca and focus on what really matters: spending time with your family and enjoying a delicious meal. Start your new family meal tradition today!