Buddy V’s Ristorante

4.4
895 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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
What 895 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good and plenty waiter was very friendly very convenient all the employees were very helpful

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LS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

In comment section I stated it was our anniversary dinner ..wanted to surprise husband.., they never mentioned it during our meal .,. Took nearly 20 minutes to get our bread .. restaurant was slow that evening... I just felt like a number & not a person... very poor

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TF
Wilmington
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good not great. A little pricey for what we ordered

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D
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Hostess would not give our party a booth even though the restaurant was mostly empty. We just assumed it had been assigned to another reservation, but it sat empty for the entirety of our meal. The food was very average Italian fare, and the food was just plopped onto the plates. I expected my "Cake Boss" dessert to be amazing, but the cannoli was nothing special. We probably could have gotten better value at the food court TBH.

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J
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love Buddy Vs. It is our go to spot in Bethlehem. Great food, great service, good stuff!!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress and waiter/bartender were amazing! Food delicious!!! Service time amazing especially with pre concert crowd. Coming back soon!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!service was great! Food was yummy!

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KC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ate here before an event at the Sands Casino. Great warm bread and oil to start the meal, diverse menu and very friendly and attentive staff.

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D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Four of us went for dinner. The Sunday gravy is good, but not outstanding. The shrimp scampi had a red sauce without garlic and was nothing like you would expect it to be. It was okay. Bread is good. Linguini and clams is good. The waitress was extremely mean and rude to us because we got drinks at the bar. It was happy hour and they were half price at the bar (a glass of wine was $12 otherwise). Anyway, she scolded us, bar tender REFUSED us and embarrassed us. The waitress then was like an evil mean witch we were all afraid of, even though we ordered drinks from her after being reprimanded. Just wanted to get out of there and I will never go back.

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AW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Italian food along with great service! We didn't feel rushed, there wasn't one negative about the experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server topped the whole experience.

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k
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and the servers were friendly.
My friend and I split the veal chop bone in parmigiana which was enough for two people and delicious.
We added a side of spaghetti with garlic and oil. There was no sharing charge. My other friend had the cheese ravioli which she said were very light so that she ate her whole dish of food.

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J
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is on the casino level of the Sands. The layout was nice, and reservations are definitely needed on a weekend. The fresh baked rolls were great!

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N
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Nice atmosphere, friendly, professional wait staff! Overall very goid dining experience!

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GG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Overpriced Italian that was not better than any average place. Gave us a specials menu, but waiter said not in effect. Meals did not come with salad or bread that you would find at most places. Was offered cheese bread but was surprised to find it on bill for 9 dollars. Waiter made it sound free. Don’t waste your time.

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OT
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Some of the best, most authentic Italian around, Portions are generous, so leave room for that Cake Boss dessert!

Service is slipping a bit from when they first opened. No salt & pepper on our table (or on the two tables next to us), and our request for them went unfulfilled. Overall, well worth the visit.

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MK
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is very good but a little pricey for pasta. We only come when we have money to use from our casino comps. Little to expensive for us to pay out of pocket.

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VS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Room is too dark to read the menu; had to ask for butter for the bread (no olive oil on the table either). Steak undercooked and overpriced for what was obviously a frozen piece of meat.

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving special was actually......."special"... Joe Russo

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RK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Servers were very nice and knowledgeable. Service was slow though, especially towards the end of our meal. Salad and cocktails were great, pizza just okay.

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DA
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really like the place. Excellent food. Always very good service.

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RT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate our grandaughter's birthday. The food, service and atmosphere were great. Also, we were able to use our food comps!

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LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This was our second visit in a month and both times we had had the same problem. The drinks and appetizers come out quickly and then we have to wait for our main course from the kitchen. My low rating for service is not for the wait staff who were extremely attentive and kept apologizing for the delay. The service from the kitchen is horrible. They obviously do not have enough staff. The one visit there was almost an hour wait in between courses and the second was almost 45 minutes. The food was good but the long wait is very frustrating and ruins the dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food and waitress is excellent! The host was so rude (blonde long hair) she ruins my night.

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RH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was bland. All had different items and all we're flavorless or very salty. Noodles hard.

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Overall disappointing I wanted no onions in my food she said there so fine a little you won’t see them well that was lie. I would have ordered something else. It would also be nice to have an option for a small side salad. The service took so long that we missed the bakery downstairs and I promised my daughters cup cakes. It would be nice to have the options to buy other bake goods upstairs to.

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L
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal before the show. My friend who is Italian started it was truly like Grandma's cooking.

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PM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We compared the pre show dinners at Buddy V's to another Italian restaurant. Buddy V's was the preferred choice. The food was tastier, more unique, and service was tops. Another pre show? We'll be back.

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OT
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were at the Sands hotel and had lunch at Bobby V ‘s. Very nice. Good service and the food was good.

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KB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our service and food were only so-so. Chicken parm was dry and tough. We did the 3 course pre event meal so at least the price was reasonable

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AJ
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was great. I would order something else the next time i go. The chicken parmigiana was good, did not like the spaghetti. The bread , Caesar salad and desert was good. Pic taken by the waiter. Thank you for making my birthday special.

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LH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got the pre-show dinner. Delicious, great service, great value. The chicken parmigiana with pasta was probably the best I’ve ever had. Would definitely recommend.

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a
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was ok not great, portions were small and food wasn’t all that hot either.

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GP
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

While at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem to celebrate my husband’s birthday, we visited Buddy V’s. The food and service were outstanding. We especially enjoyed our eggplant parmigiana appetizer and warm Nutella cake dessert. Portions were very large — we could have shared my chicken parmigiana entree! We will most definitely return to Buddy V’s.

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G
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had a great time, The staff was very attentive and super mice we will definitely revisit.

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JD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I eat here fairly often. This time however the wait was extraordinarily long and the pizza dish came out with a black bottom ( dirty oven ?). I expect better.

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VK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great wait staff and atmosphere. Comfort food at its best

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m
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was great but the food was outstanding. My wife had the lasagna and I had the Sunday Gravy. Highly recommend the eggplant parm appetizer. Only complaint is it is too dark. The brightness could be bumped a notch or two and it would still be cozy and perfect for a date.

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SR
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except I am tired of wearing a coat while I eat. My food gets cold & I am uncomfortable.

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GT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Marco was excellent. Friendly staff and very good dishes

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