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.
Buca The Right Sauce for the Right Noodle
Have you ever been at home planning dinner for the family and wondered which noodle would go best with the sauce you wanted to make? Now you can learn how to pair them expertly with Marie Osmond and Buca di Beppo's Chef Emily. Let's start with farfalle, aka bowtie pasta; this noodle goes great with basil pesto sauce, it's light enough to pair with chicken or seafood. Rigatoni is a sturdier, heartier pasta and it is an excellent companion for meaty bolognese sauces. Fettucine pasta pairs perfectly with heavy cream alfredo sauces. Cappellini pasta is thicker than angel hair and thinner than spaghetti, Chef Emily suggests pairing it with a lighter pomodoro sauce made with grape tomatoes. Now that you're armed with this information, you're ready to be the star of the dinner party.