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About Buddy V’s Ristorante

Buddy Valastro, of TLC’s Cake Boss, is bringing his Italian-American restaurant to Sands Bethlehem! The menu features classic Italian dishes as well as an impressive dessert collection.

77 Sands Boulevard
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Dessert

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Cross Street:
Daly Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(877) 726-3777

Website:
http://www.pasands.com/dining/buddyvristorante.htm

Parking Details:
An on-site parking garage and surface lot is available for all diners to utilize free of charge.

Valet parking is also available at Sands Bethlehem for a fee. Please visit the porte-cochère located at the main entrance near the water feature.

Executive Chef:
Timothy Plante

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Buddy V’s Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (45)
Special Occasion (35)
Good for a Date (31)
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Good for Birthdays (27)
Comfort Food (23)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Great for Lunch (20)
Fun (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Authentic (15)
People Watching (15)
Cozy (15)
Romantic (14)
Business Meals (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Scenic View (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Live Sports (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Went for my daughter's 21st birthday while we were at the Sands Casino. Waitress was awesome, food delicious. Highly recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Sorry, but overpriced, even in a Casino. If you're Italian, this isn't Italian food.

Order the pizza.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, and the service was top notch! Ask for Paige she was a fabulous server!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

Thank You I will come back again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Business Meals, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 5 days ago

Eaten here several times - never disappointed. Had Calamari - very good. Carbonara - to me it wasn't traditional but excellent. Husband had pizza - very good and fresh. They make crust - sort of like a flatbread -thin crust full of flavor.

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·Dined 5 days ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is exceptional and the service wonderful.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

If you are looking for the perfect dining experience, go to Buddy V's! Excellent service and delicious food, at a reasonable price.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We ate at the bar. Andrea made a great Cosmo. The chicken was great! Will definitely return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great place. Great servers. Management is outstanding. Always checking on us.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Poconos)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our second visit to Buddy V's, this time New Years Eve dinner. We had an 8:30 reservation, but showed up at 7:45 and we were seated within minutes. Our server showed up within about 2-3 minutes and took our drink orders, very personable and friendly. The appetizers came out in about 10 minutes followed by the entrées just as we finished. The main course was hot and well presented. We were visited by the manager as we were eating to check if all was okay just as he did when we there the first time. Professional staff, well trained, definitely be going back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was great. Amy (blonde) was wonderful as ever.

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is the fourth time that we have been at this restaurant and we have never been disappointed.IF YOU enjoy good authentic Italian food this is the place to go and Buddy's reputation proceeds him for his desserts which we only had room for this last visit, which were outstanding.Believe it or not, the prices are really good for this restaurant which is located in the Sands Casino, Bethlehem, Pa.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was good. Service a bit off but it was New Years Eve. Chicken Parm was not fully cooked. Pasta was good. mozzarella appetizer was probably best part of meal

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We sat at the bar on New Years eve for dinner. The food was good, nothing special, but definitely worthy of going back. The service was also good, but they could employ a few more bartenders. The two people behind the bar were far too busy to provide great service, and the cost of dinner there should include better service. The biggest complaint - We were amazed to see the waitress staff sampling mixed drinks before they were delivered to the customers! They were using straws and drinking right out of the customers glass! (On a positive - I guess - they were using clean straws every time)
My wife and I always sit at bars when we eat out because we like the service better at the bars and I think the seats are generally more comfortable, and I never saw waitresses sample drinks before. Maybe they do this at other restaurants in the back, but they were doing it right in front of us - unbelievable for any restaurant, let alone a place that charges as much as they do for drinks.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had an amazing time.
Food was great, and awesome service.
Keep up the great work.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Cozy, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fun
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our waitress was not attentive. Forgot drinks, didn’t bother to check if we needed anything.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food, drinks, and service. Even an appearance from Buddy and his family...great time!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our food was awful. Chicken parm was rubbery, Cesar salad more like a side salad and eggplant parm was all breading. Save your money!

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 (Poconos)·Dined on December 27, 2017

First time having dinner here. Loved the warm bread with dipping oil. Price was a little high for chicken parm but it was a very large portion and it was very good. We would return.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Good food. Service is always outstanding. We eat here every time we visit. Never a disappointment.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Better experience than expected after reading the grab bag of reviews. Original hostess seemed indifferent and distracted but the young woman who seated us smiled and was pleasant. Our server, Aimee, was outstanding. Both entrees arrived extremely hot, almost as if they had been microwaved after being plated to ensure they came out warm. Both were very good other than the excessive heat. It is clear the restaurant never bothered to look at the notes made with the reservation. It takes five seconds to look at the reason why guests have chosen your establishment. Overall, a very good experience. Aimee deserves credit for being a star

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food is amazing. Service is always great.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

We were out of town and happened upon Buddy B's by accident in search of a place to eat on Christmas night. Surprisingly they were quite busy, but then after all, Buddy B's is smack in the middle of the Sands Casino. The staff was extremely accommodating and very, very friendly. And, although the food was surprisingly good and a great deal of it, it was our waitress who really made it all worth while.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Casual, People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Not a fan. Wouldn’t go unless other restaurants were booked

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food and staff were professional, accommodating, and awesome! Staff worked like they had been working together for years. We ordered the meatballs for an app-out of this world. Thank You! Keep up the fantastic work!

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great service. Large portions for a good price
Arrived early and sat us right away.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Waiter was OK could have been more attentive and less distance towards great customer service.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was dry and cold. Worse meal I have ever got there.

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food is excellent. The wait staff were very accommodating. Buddy V's was much better than Emeril's Fish House. We will dine there again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was great and the waiter was very accomodating !!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fun, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Bone in Veal Chop is amazing its a must have! Along with the Mac & Cheese Starter

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Cozy, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great place with good food. Reasonable prices.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The service at this restaurant is always fantastic! Managers are very attentive and wait staff are friendly and kind. Angel hair pasta was delicious!!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food...gluten free pasta was outstanding. The waiter was attentive and well versed in the menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food, service and ambiance were great. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Cozy
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

One person in our party is gluten free and they were extremely knowledgeable about the menu options, of which they had many. All pasta could be made GF which was amazing. Excellent food all around.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

my sister and brother-in-law treated us to dinner as a holiday gift.
we had the sunday sauce special. it was delicious. the service was
excellent and all in all it was a very nice dining experience. we were
at the sands in oct. and then again on dec. 10th, and we would
go to buddy v's again on our next visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

My wife and I were very pleased with our latest visit to Buddy V's. The food was delicious, and as usual, prepared exactly as ordered. Our server, Aimee, was very professional, friendly and made sure that we had everything needed throughout our dinner. It is very obvious that Jesse, the general manager, and the rest of the staff at Buddy V's strive for customer satisfaction. Thank you for another great dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Good dining experience before a show at the sands. Great food

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food, good service, but exceptionally loud. I actually prefer to sit in the seats out by the casino because it’s quieter. Still a good experience!

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