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.




Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Most Italian restaurants serve some type of garlic potatoes and this recipe from Buca di Beppo is a real winner. Read on to find out how to make this dish at home for friends and family.


  • 2 pounds red potatoes
  • 1 pound soft butter
  • 5 ounces Romano cheese
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/4 cup garlic, chopped
  • Salt to taste


  1. Wash potatoes and boil until tender and soft.
  2. Place the potatoes in a mixer with rest of ingredients
  3. Mix on low speed until all the potatoes are mashed.

Serves 6-8

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