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.




Shrimp Scampi


  • 20 Shrimp
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1 fluid ounce olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon shallots, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons sage, chopped
  • 4 ounces of white wine
  • 2 ounces of lemon juice
  • 1 ounce of heavy cream


  1. Combine butter and oil in a pan over medium heat. Add shrimp and sauté until shrimp turn pink on both sides.
  2. Raise heat and add chopped and sliced garlic, shallots, salt, pepper, chopped parsley and sage.
  3. Toss mixture and add white wine, then lemon juice, stirring well.
  4. Remove shrimp and continue to cook sauce until it begins to thicken. Add cream and stir.
  5. Return shrimp to pan and toss to coat.
  6. On a large platter, place shrimp covered with sauce and garnish with lemon wedges.

Serves 4

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