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.




Spicy Chicken Rigatoni Recipe

The Spicy Chicken Rigatoni at Buca di Beppo features chicken breast sauteed in garlic and red pepper, tossed with peas and a spicy red sauce over pasta. This site has a video cooking demonstration from one of the restaurant chefs which will show you how to prepare this dish at home.


  • 1 pound of rigatoni pasta, cooked
  • 6 ounces of cooked chicken, sliced
  • 1/4 cup of oil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon of garlic, chopped
  • 3/4 cup of marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup of Alfredo sauce
  • 2 teaspoon of butter
  • 1/4 cup of peas


  • 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper


  1. See the video below.

Serves 4

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