Buddy V's - La Cantera
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Food was good, service ok except the waiter smelled of cigarette smoke.
I kept hearing the commercials on the radio and had been wanting to try it so we went for my 50th birthday lunch and was disappointed. There was not as much of a selection on the menu as I would have thought and the food was okay nothing to exaggerate about and the dessert menu was also limited.
Always a great experience food was great as always
Had lunch with a friend. Food was great and our server was great!
Food was ok. Bread was disappointing. We had to ask our waitress to do everything. Take our order for appetizers and meal. I just wasn’t impressed. I can get better food for less with much better service. Unfortunately this was my first time and I won’t be back.
Great food and atmosphere! Service is excellent! Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.
Food was not very good. It was a bit cold when we got it.
The good and service were good. However, the food would be much improved by serving hotter. The plates were not very warm when served.
Very underwhelming. Food was bland, very limited dessert menu, waitress was slow and forgot we were celebrating my daughters birthday.
Food was fair nothing special
Caprece salad bread was very hard.
As was the lobstertail dessert shell.
Price too high
No ambience as the restaurant was totally empty.
The food was excellent! Service is a little absent at times. This was our second time to a Buddy V's. The first was in Vegas, where the service is very attentive.
We heard great things about Buddy V’s, so we made a reservation for Sunday lunch on our last day living in San Antonio. The restaurant was quiet and not busy. Our booth was not fully cleaned and our waiter paid little attention to us. The food was very overpriced for the amount served. Not impressed and would not recommend to a friend.
it was good and the food was good
We had a great lunch experience and returned to bring friends. The waitress acted like she was put out to bring parmesan, never gave us water, and we had to being up the bread and parm. The shrimp was overcooked. Now our experience is 50/50
Great place, however the service very understaffed. With the prices service should be first class.
Ok first the good..we took my son here for his 15th birthday. I have to say our waiter, Evan, was awesome. He really added to our experience. I think their calamari was awesome! Really really good. I am just ok on the meatballs...as far as dinner everyone enjoyed their meals. The only low point is that my dinner was cold. I had the surf and turf. broccoli was cold. Potatoes were cold. Steak was like warm. Everyone else’s meals were hot. It is like my meal got finished first and sat for awhile. I didn’t want to send it back because I knew my family would want to wait and we were trying to celebrate. I thought it would put a damper on the evening. So I ate some of it. If it had been fresh and warm I would recommend it. This wasn’t a cheap meal so paying that much and getting a bad meal kinda stunk.
Also if I order a filet I want to be the one to cut it. They sliced the filet up on the plate and served it. Which didn’t help keeping it warm.
My son was brought a small cannoli that said happy birthday...and that made his night. And as I said the service was awesome. The only downside was the my meal.
Very good Italian food. Went on a weeknight to celebrate a birthday. Service was good and the cannoli for the birthday girl was amazing!
The food had a good flavor. The portions seemed small. We were not given complimentary bread. Neither were the plates that we ordered to-go. Desserts were not as pictured online. Spent close to $500. Definitely not worth it.
I was expecting more based on the reviews. The vodka pasta sauce was pretty runny. My husband had the Sunday Gravy and it tasted fine. We didn’t even try the a dessert bc the entrees were mediocre. I wouldn’t go again. Service was top notch though.
Top notch food and service. Atmosphere is nice and not overly stated. Our pasta dishes were prepared to perfection. Will definitely come back.
Everything was so fast I loved it❤️
Second time we have eaten there recently. Food is great and service is as well. Real northeast Italian with "gravy" not sauce.
We went for a co-worker's birthday lunch. the food was ok, we were hoping it would be great due to it being by Buddy V. We have been to better Italian restaurants.
We always enjoy the service at Buddy V's! A kind and knowledgeable waitstaff and manager team goes a long way. And Buddy V's has that!
Everything was fine - ok but not particularly special
Don't bother purchasing the cannoli's. Get them at the bakery instead. I purchased 3 of them for my table. The cannoli shells were not filled. They only filled the openings of each shell to give off the illusion they're filled. They were completely empty when we cut into each one of them. I would've taken it up w/the waiter if he ever appeared to check on my table. Very disappointed!
Our waiter Evan was the best. Keep up the good work finding waiters like him
We enjoyed a three course meal. The salad was delicious. My wife usually skips the salad but finished hers. The entree, chicken parm, was plentiful. Neither of us finished it. If there was more spaghetti, it could easily be a shared entree. The chicken was crunchy on the outside but juicy and tender on the inside. The desserts were very good as well. The cheesecake was the best cheesecake I've ever had. I don't particularly like cheesecake, so take it for what it's worth. I took off a star for two reasons. First, almost $100 for salad, noodles, chicken and cake is very expensive. I don't think there is much value in eating here. Second, I asked our server to recommend a glass of wine that would pair nicely with my chicken parm. She said she wasn't a wine drinker and had no idea. While I appreciate her honesty, I don't think this question was out of the norm and she should have a standard prepared answer available.
It was not the buddy vs I’ve experienced in different locations. Bread was cold, meatballs seemed frozen, angel hair was sticky and sauce was worse than the canned tomato. The fettuccine was tasteless even adding the panchetta bacon, the chicken I added to the dish was burnt and dry. Ordered the Caesar salad and it didn’t come with the polenta croutons, they served a different type of bread crouton that was burnt. We payed for our meal cause we decided to eat there but we will not return.
We were celebrating back to school & thought it would be a wonderful idea to eat at the “Cake Boss” restaurant & also stop by the bakery for dessert. Seeming how it was Italian food we couldn’t go wrong. Well...I booked for 2pm...didn’t get seated until 15 after because they needed to clean tables. I expected the food to be flavorful but it The was bland and the wine was tasted like the bottle had been opened for a while. If you split the dishes & added protein on one be prepared to pay a price. We paid $6.00 for two shrimp to be added on a split dish! As for the bakery...well...let’s just say...it’s all OVERRATED.
The food was very good, cheesy garlic bread and the fettuccine were amazing! It's unfortunate though, as I dont think I will be returning due to the service. The service at the door seemed very chaotic and unorganized. Once we were sat, we waited for 15 minutes to be offered any sort of assistance. Once we did order it took another 15 to 20 for our appetizers, to be brought out one of which wasnt the correct dish so I waited another 5 minutes for my salad. Our waitress would rush to the table ask how everything was and then be on her way to the next project of clearing tables to pick up the slack for the almost statuesque bussing staff that didnt seem like turning a finished table needed to be completed in anything less then 15 to 20 minutes after that group had left. The entrees and dessert were great, but again the lack of efficiency with the staff prolonged that experience, almost making it not worth the wait. Overall from the time our party of 2 was sat until we got our check was well over an hour and 15 minutes, with very little care shown about our service. I doubt that Buddy himself would be proud to stamp his name on our experience.
Been wanting to try Buddy V's and finally did during Restaurant Week. The portions were excellent, not too little or too much. A friend and I shared the chicken parm and grilled salmon entrees. Both delicious, which I didn't expect for the salmon. The waiter brought us the wrong bottle of wine, which was more expensive, and we didn't realize until after we'd started it, disappointed that they didn't offer any sort of correction of that mistake.
The appetizers and entrees were all excellent! The appetizer portions were a bit small for the price, and the entrees were still on the high side, but we all liked our dishes. I requested a substitute of veggies for pasta, and they were delicious!
I would go back, but it's not something I could afford to frequent.
Service wasn’t that great, food was good but nothing extraordinary, was just ok would eat there again but wasn’t anything special
Quick service, delicious food, super friendly staff!
We went on Friday and Memphis was our server. He was always checking on us and made sure we had everything we needed, and had a great sense of humor. No to mention, the food was great!
Just average Italian restaurant , think over rated based on his baking
I will not organize a group to go ,
I was pleasantly surprised. I usually don’t like chain restaurants but Buddy’s is one chain that maintains a high quality of food. Marinara tasted very fresh and flavorful. Pasta was excellent, not over sauced and the dessert were amazing. I will recommend to everyone.
Enjoyed the Restaurant Week menu! I had tomato basil soup, chicken parm, and cannoli. Everything was delicious!