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.




Linguini Frutti di Mare

The Linguini Frutti di Mare at Buca di Beppo Restaurant contains shrimp, baby clams, mussels and calamari tossed in a spicy red clam sauce over pasta.


  • 20 ounces mussels
  • 8 ounces of shrimp
  • 3 ounces of chopped garlic
  • 2 ounces olive oil
  • 16 ounces clam sauce
  • 16 ounces marinara sauce
  • 2 lbs cooked linguine


  1. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan.
  2. Add chopped garlic and saute for a minute or two.
  3. Add shrimp and mussels and saute for 2 minutes.
  4. Add clam sauce and marinara.
  5. Saute until the mussels open up.
  6. Remove mussels and set aside.
  7. Cook sauce until it reduces.
  8. Toss cooked pasta with the sauce.
  9. Place mussels around the outside of the pasta.

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