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Buddy V's - La Cantera

4.2
152 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
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  • Good for a Date
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Buddy V’s is the Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro's fun and relaxed casual Italian restaurant. Inspired by the large family gatherings and special meals Buddy grew up with, Buddy V's offers fans and families alike an approachable and memorable meal in a comfortable atmosphere.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Weekdays
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(210) 462-1167
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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What 152 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was very good. Service was attentive without being overwhelming. It’s a repeat spot for us. We will return.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food, family dining, friendly staff! Cant wait to go again!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Waiter was amazing great recommendations

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great birthday celebration for my sister! Everything was so nice, great food, great service, great atmosphere.
We will definitely return soon.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The food is good not great, definitely to expensive for what you get. I had no problem with the service and the people were friendly. But I would not go back.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Service was excellent and the food was good however, it is pricey for Italian food. It's all about the name

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was just okay. The restaurant was inviting and nicely decorated. The service gets an F and it totally ruins the experience. Staff was not attentive, waiter was never around, and simple pasta took a really long time to make. Just not worth it.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food and service were outstanding, especially the dessert.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Overall the experience for my wife and I was very good! We have been to Buddy V’s in Las Vegas a couple times, so our expectations were set pretty high. The meals were outstanding! We started with an order of the calamari and garlic toast (Texas-size). We loved the fried jalapeño rings mixed in with the calamari. I ate one piece of the toast and saved the other three for my entree. My wife had the linguine and clams which must’ve been great, because before I could get a taste they were gone. I had the lasagna dish which never seemed to disappear. It was cheesy, saucy and hot, and the garlic toast made for a great vessel to scoop the lasagna up! I had the tiramisu for dessert and we took home some Italian Birthday cake and cannolis. The only downside to the experience was the service. We had two servers who were constantly at our table back-to-back within minutes of each other. They were rushing to get our drinks and get our order taken. They were so fast that our entrees arrived to our table less than 10 minutes after appetizers. Then once they made their back-to-back visits to see if everything was well the servers disappeared. Never once were we asked for drink refills. I think they ushered us in and out for the fastest Italian meal I’ve ever eaten. Had the food not been spot on the rating would have been lower!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We chose this restaurant for my daughters birthday dinner. It was over a girls weekend trip to San Antonio. The food was incredible. The only issue we had was our waiter. As kind as he was, he was too busy talking to a group at another table and to another employee for over 20 minutes. He never brought us our drinks from the bar. I had to actually go find a manager to ask for our drinks. Unfortunately our waiter kind of messed up the experience because he was never present when we needed to ask for something. But the food and environment was perfection.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The service was slow , our food was cold , my canoli was to hard to bite. The waiter was un attentive, and we dint get to go to Buddys bakery because the waiter took a long time to bring us our check.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Celebrating something special!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Get ready for an excellent service and food is top of the line.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Amazing service and food!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything was great - can’t wait to return.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was good. Had the Nutella cake for dessert. It was good but I expected something better since Buddy is known for his cakes. Service was slow. Water wasn't refilled and took a while to get the check.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The entrees were absolutely delicious. I gave then a 4 for food, because I wasn’t terribly impressed by any of the five desserts we tried.

We will definitely go back for dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing. It was my wife's Birdthday and everyone was so respectful. Food was amazing. In and out in an hour on a Saturday night.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We love this place! This is our 3rd time coming here in 2 weeks. This time around, we shared the Caesar salad and Sunday Gravy and still had leftovers to take home. Highly recommend both. We also had the cheesy bread to start and my husband really loved it. The cannoli was the perfect way to end the meal - they’re the best ones we’ve had in San Antonio.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food was good and the Buddy touch was great, but the service was very disappointing!!! Plates were not removed from table after we finished with appetizers then with main dishes and empty drink glasses were also left on table, waited did not come and check on the table to see if we needed anything I had to chase the busboy to get me a glass of wine because waiter was no were to Ben found. I would give it another try, but if next time the same happens, we will not come back. It’s very unfortunate since it’s a great addition to San Antonio, but we need a place where we are going to be served and not just come for the name.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

It was fabulous food was great little pricey but for the service and the atmosphere and it being Buddy’s it was amazing will definitely come again

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

First time we went we were very impressed- this time not at all.
Lots of dirty tables, service was friendly but poor.
We had to ask for bread then ask for the oil and vinegar. Iced tea never refilled.
I ordered the orecchiette with Italian sausage- it was awful.
No flavor, looked like it had been sitting for a while. Gummy and hard around the edges. Tried to save it be getting a side of marinara but it was awful.
Server couldn’t have cared less- didn’t try to make it better.
$70 later and I felt cheated....

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2.0Dined on April 4, 2018

If you are a fan of Buddy it’s a good place to go and see familiar faces within the restaurants decorations. The service was very slow even though they the place was not busy. They brought us a pizza to share and told us they were bringing clean plates but they never did. We asked for the dessert menu which they brought but they did not return to get our order. We had to ask for our ticket to pay for our meal and never got to try the desserts. The taste of the pizza was not great.
Ten dollars for a Cesar salad 🥗 is ridiculous.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Muy buena comida y servicio de la mesera, excelente, lo recomiendo

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Would not recommend this establishment at all. The food was overpriced and mediocre. The service was poor. The atmosphere nothing special. This establishment will not succeed without drastic change to menu, quality of food and service/pricing. Cannot recommend to anyone, and that is disappointing as my expectations were high.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The restaurant was not even half full and service was slow we had to ask for drink refills and waited a while for the waitress to take our order. Waitress herself was knowledgeable about the menu and made suggestions. food was slow to come from the kitchen and was just ok, a little bland and not as hot as it should have been.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great service. Wonderful atmosphere and excellent food and desserts.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our waitress was great! Food was great and portions reflected the prices.

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The service was poor at best. Our waiter wouldn’t recommend anything or describe anything. It was as if we were bothering him. 2 hours to get lunch is too long. Food was ok. Will not be going back.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Birthday gathering

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I wanted this place to be better than it was but they forgot our appetizer & didn’t apologize about it. The food was just okay. My meatballs (app as entree) were warm at best with an acidic tomato marinara and the cheese bread lacked flavor. The Caesar salad was mostly white pieces of romaine lettuce and the dressing was bland.
I’m so disappointed. We were hoping for a great experience and we got another run of the mill restaurant.
😓

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Loved it! Food was delish. A little pricey but it's a treat!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Nos gustó mucho el restaurante. La comida deliciosa y muy buen servicio

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Our first time there and we really enjoyed ourselves!

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Ordered two pizzas, one spaghetti meatballs, and a lasagna.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The food was fine, but it took three people an hour and a half to eat here. The restaurant wasn't busy. It look forever for our server to come by each time. At the end we asked for the dessert menu and after 15 minutes of waiting, we just gave up.

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Prices don’t match the quality or quantity. 6 raviolis for $22 was silly especially considering there wasn’t a salad included. Also, bread was served sparingly and wasn’t left at the table. I’m sure we were paying for the name but it wasn’t worth it to me. By the time we were there they were also out of several of the desserts, one of which was the whole reason we were there. Very disappointing experience. The one plus was the servers. They were friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

All the food there is great .

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The staff is PHENOMENAL and the food was amazing! Then you add in the decor and overall ambiance quality- fantastic! I am only sad that we found out after leaving that we could have ordered a cannoli or lobster tail from the bakery at the restaurant. :( and we should have tried a cappuccino, because they had a proper machine.
We will be back!!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was great and the service was as well! I would definitely recommend Buddy V’s.

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