Buca, Inc. is an industry leader in terms of growth in the number of restaurants it oversees. The company owns and operates 51 full service, dinner-only restaurants under the name Buca di Beppo. Its restaurants are located in 18 states as well as the District of Columbia. Buca di Beppo (meaning 'Joe's basement') restaurants differentiate from other Italian restaurant chains by providing distinctive oversized Southern Italian family style portions in a casual, festive, humorous, socially interactive atmosphere. Appealing to nostalgic trends, the décor at each of Buca's restaurants irreverently exaggerates the clichés of traditional postwar neighborhood Italian/American restaurants. In terms of scale, Buca thinks big: large food portions, large tables, and large restaurant size with an average seating capacity of 300.




Chopped Antipasto Salad

I have been told that this salad recipe of Buca di Beppo's antipasto salad is better than the original. Why don't you give it a try for yourself? The dish features all the Italian flavors that you love.


  • 4 ounces of Italian vinaigrette dressing
  • 4 ounces of roasted red peppers
  • 3 ounces of feta cheese, crumbled
  • 3 ounces of provolone cheese, diced
  • 1 ounce of of pepperoni, thinly sliced pieces
  • 1 1/2 ounces mortadella, thinly sliced pieces
  • 3 pepperoncini peppers
  • 2 black olives
  • 2 green olives
  • 3 ounces of red onions, julienned
  • 7 ounces of cucumbers, sliced and halved .
  • 8 ounces of Roma tomatoes, wedged
  • 20 ounces of lettuce mixture


  1. Place the greens, tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the dressing and toss well. Mound onto a plate.
  3. Lay the mortadella across one side of the salad and the pepperoni across the other.
  4. Spread diced provolone over the top.
  5. Place the roasted peppers over the provolone cheese.
  6. Place the crumbled feta over the peppers.
  7. Place the pepperoncini over the top.
  8. Place the black olives on each end of the plate and the green olives on the sides and serve.

Serves 2-4

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