Buddy V’s Ristorante

4.4
807 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Dessert
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Hours of operation
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
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Phone number
(877) 726-3777
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Timothy Plante
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Daly Avenue
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
807 reviews
4.4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
60%
Very Good
27%
Good
8%
Fair
4%
Poor
0%
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BB
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Believe ME when I tell You. This place is phenomenal. Every meal is more than you asked for. Drinks are reasonable n the service is Superb. All occasions are considered just tell your hostess. Will dine there many more times!

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t
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Always an excellent pre show meal...the Chicken Marsalla is a favorite!

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FM
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

The food is fantastic and the service staff is very attentive and friendly. This was the third time we have had dinner here and the food is never disappointing. This is the place we eat dinner before going to a concert at the Sands Event Center.

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DR
Poconos
4.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Our first time here. Service was excellent but it was very noisy. Tables are very close together and not a restaurant to have any real conversation. Drinks were good and so was the food. More a group setting than a quiet dinner for 2.

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CS
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Our pretheater dinner was delicious, quickly served by an attentive waitress, at an affordable price. I have dined there several times and have always enjoyed a great dinner. I recommend it highly.

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J
New York Area
4.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Ate there before a show. Food was great and the service was just as good.

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M
New York Area
3.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

The food was good but we got the 30 dollar meal the special and the portions were sad, they cut all the meals in half and gave them to us.. the chicken parm was the size of my palm and you got a cup of pasta.. I was expecting more for 30 dollars small dessert and salad would have been fine but not small main meal it was good just not enough for your money.

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H
Atlantic City
4.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Nice food. My only regret is that I didn't ask for med/well for my salmon. It was like warm and half raw. I should have sent it back but didn't. Maybe the servers should be asking how you want it done? I forgot to mention it. Otherwise everything was very good.

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S
Atlantic City
4.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

The food was much improved from our previous visits and the dessert was exceptional. We were seated on the outside part of the restaurant which is very noisy. The waiter was very good and helpful.

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L
New York Area
4.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

Very nice waitress....Mary! The Tomato Basil soup is wonderful and the Sangria was fabulous.

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SP
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

I had the Shrimp Scampi and it was not what I expected. It was much better! Instead of plain scampi it had roasted tomatoes and a pink sauce. I am not a traditional spaghetti lover but this
was amazing. The service was quick and very friendly. I can't wait to go back and try another new item on their menu.

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AW
New York Area
4.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

Buddy V's had a friendly wait staff and good food. It was a comfortable setting with lots of elbow room.

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M
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

This was our second visit to Buddy V's. The food was delicious and service outstanding. Two of us had the eggplant parm appetizer and shared a salad and the others shared a very large portion of lasagna. We enjoyed a drink with dinner. Too bad you have to sit in the bar area to take advantage of the Happy Hour drinks???

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j
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

Food selection good. Portions generous. Pasta sauces excellent.

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DP
New York Area
3.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

My wife's dinner was fine but my chicken parmigiana was dry and looked like it was heated under a heat lamp.

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S
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

Had reservation sat at nice table. Not real noisy. Food was excellent. Will eat here again.

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OT
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Our meal was great, this was our first time there! We will definitely be returning. The service was also fantastic!

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JS
Philadelphia
3.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

We had eaten here when it first opened - very good.... Now, not so much.... The service was slow on a night that the restaurant was less than half full. The food was mediocre at best. I was looking forward to the Sunday Gravy - it seemed like the bottom of the pot - overcooked (burned and hard, greasy and very little gravy to go with the meats). One of the other in our party had Beef Tenderloin - the best he could say was it tasted like steak.... Not a good job for the price! I can not see us going back any time soon.

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N
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

We are from the pre theater menu. It was quite good. Enough good choices. We were very satisfied. Very knowledgeable, efficient, friendly staff. Worth going back for Pasta.

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RM
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Fantastic place to eat good food. The service was friendly and fast. The food was outstanding and exceptionally tasty. Go there if you really want great serviced an outstanding meal!

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KR
Philadelphia
2.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

On Father's Day evening, I chose the "Pre Show Dinner." Salad was good. I ordered the Salmon, placed on a bed of Arugala, chick peas, a few grape tomatoes with a Balsamic Vinegarette and a piece of cake for dessert. The server had a thick accent and he appeared to be very stressed. I asked him if I could have the Arrugala Salad replaced with Broccolini....He said he would see. He never came back. My dinner was served by another person. The piece of Salmon was so small, presented on three, hard Broccolini. A small amount of Balsamic Vinegar was dribbled around the plate. I was still hungry after I ate my meal. Not worth $30.
Our main server came to pick-up our plates. He asked if I wanted my cake and I shook my head for yes. He was gone before I could ask for a cup of coffee. The cake was delicious. Not a great experience.

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HG
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Our server for the evening was Aindrea (I hope that is correct). She was absolutely wonderful. She was friendly, professional and prompt! Our questions, regarding our dining selections, were answered in detail - and she was very accurate! The food was great too! We will definitely return when our travels take us to the Bethlehem area again!

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OT
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

I love the Italian greens

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SD
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

It was snigger our and we thought it would be a good choice since we were already at the casino

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CC
2.0
Dined on June 14, 2018

Service was very slow and the food did not have much flavor.

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A
Poconos
5.0
Dined on June 12, 2018

Best place at the sands

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KL
2.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

I think the menu choices left much to be desired. Not much to choose from and nothing creative or special for the evening.

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J
Pittsburgh
1.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

Went to celebrate my birthday with another couple. There was a large group seated in the center of the restaurant. They were so loud , it was impossible to carry on any kind of conversation. You literally had to scream to place your order. This went on for over an hour. When we complained to the management, he said and did nothing. I feel that the management needed to either ask this group to quiet down or leave. Customers that had to tolerate this behavior should have had been offered free desert,dinner ,something! Will never go back !

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JJ
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

Loved the restaurant, Marco our waiter was wonderful and attentive! The amount of food was excellent for the price. We took advantage of the daily dessert special, a chocolate almond torte, it was unbelievable! The taste was nothing like I’ve had before.

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d
New York Area
4.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

I've been to Buddy V's multiple times in the past. One of my favorite dishes has always been their Shrimp Scampi over Capellini. Well, they've changed the recipe. I don't know why... if it isn't broke, don't fix it. I was not impressed. I much preferred the original recipe. It was disappointing. I was looking forward to my meal and went away less than satisfied. That's not to say it wasn't good, just not better than before.

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OT
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

Our food was very good. We ate off of the pre-show menu which made the prices more reasonable. We enjoyed dinner.

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DG
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

Another satisfying dining experience at Buddy V's. As usual, the food was outstanding, served promptly and prepared exactly as ordered. The entire staff does a great job!

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CG
5.0
Dined on May 31, 2018

The food was very good and the service was excellent. We had an outstanding waiter who was very friendly and helpful, in a nice sort of way. Not too overly, but pleasant, as was everyone of the servers. We will be back.

Carol

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L
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on May 30, 2018

We received excellent service Page didn't excellent job in serving us I would definitely request her the next time I come in for dinner The food was excellent and the portions were The food was excellent and the portions were very large.

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VG
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on May 28, 2018

I was not impressed with the noise level filtering in from the casino. They have windows that should be partially closed to cut back some of the casino noise. The food was amazing. I was pleasantly surprised with the recommended Chianti. I typically drink a dry Cabernet or Merlot. The server recommended the Ruffino Chianti, it was the perfect pairing with our Calamari appetizer and Salmon entrees. The service was perfect for John's 55th birthday dinner.

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CH
2.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

The food is always great, but the guest service is always HORRIBLE! It seems like the management, hosts, and servers go out of their way to be ignorant. The management clearly doesn’t care about customer satisfaction!

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KC
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

Enjoyed dinner. Service was good. Nothing really over the top, as I expected to match the price.

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a
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

Very good. Generous portions.

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MK
5.0
Dined on May 25, 2018

Great food, excellent service, and nice atmosphere. Loved everything.

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LH
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on May 24, 2018

I Love Buddy V's. Food excellent and you can always get a table

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