Buddy V’s Ristorante

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1100 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.
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L
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We have eaten her often and enjoyed the food, but apparently there have been some recipe changes and not for the better. My wife and I ordered linguini in white clam sauce, which we have ,any times before. Previously, it was served with actual clams in their shells along with a small amount of chopped clams and a great garlicy white clam sauce. This time it was presented with a small amount of chopped clams and a sauce that tasted like water, virtually no taste. Our server did bring us additional chopped clams, but still no taste. After commenting on the taste to our server, the manager came over and told us that they removed the "garlic butter" from the sauce. He was very nice and had the kitchen make us some, but by then our pasta was cold. He had suggested that if we order this again we should ask for it with the garlic butter, but doesn't resolve chopped clams vs fresh in the shell - probably won't be back in the near future - not very authentic Italian!!

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R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good . Fried calamari was excellent and highly recommend. Service was outstanding as well.

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l
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A bit pricey for what it is but I suppose that is because it is in the casino. Our server was great (shout out to Aude!) He recommended a delish wine and suggested the best menu items. Shrimp Scampi was good. The hubs liked his Chicken Parm. Pesto sauce was just okay. Warm Nutella cake was amazing. Cannoli were just okay.

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J
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a gem in the Sands Bethlehem casino this place is. The food selection offers a mix of traditional Italian fare, plus a few standouts - you must get the Lasagna Nachos! And our server really made the experience. Aude was assisted by some wonderfully engaging runners. But his casual aplomb and focused attentiveness ensured we enjoyed the service as much or more than the food. This is definitely a great place to dine prior to a show or whenever visiting this casino.

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EW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious. Best pasta with white clam sauce. Did not mind one bit paying $23 for the entree considering they were extremely generous with clams!! Would definitely go back anytime.

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M
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was ok. Calamari was overcooked, veal was mushy and pasta was overcooked.

I would probably give it another try at some point.

Dessert was good.

Thank you

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MD
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast and friendly service! Waitress came around numerous times to fill water.

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JM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As usual the food was great. Service was a bit slow due mostly to several large party that required attention. Not a big issue & understandable. Saved a few buck in the casino.

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TM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Showed up 15 min early for reservation and was told by hostess she could not seat us until closer to our reservation time. There was no one else there waiting and plenty of seats were available. Our server, Amy, was spot on and our dinner ( shrimp scampi and fettuccine Alfredo) was delicious. The focaccia bread was fresh and hot. Would go back again to try other dishes. Ordered a cannoli to go for later. Tried it when I got back to my room and was disappointed. The cannoli cream had no taste and was too thick. It lacked the silky sweet texture.

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MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been several times. Always a great time. Food excellent, staff extremely accommodating.

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s
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered the fettuccine alfredo and I was in heaven!!!

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M
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was a little disappointed that we were seated outside the restaurant (in the casino area). The hostess informed me they won’t guarantee an inside table when you make a reservation. Our server was excellent and the food (lasagna and eggplant parm) as well. I would go again.

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AW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Looking for a variety of food with a specialty in Italian? Try Buddy V's!

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GJ
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We have eaten at Buddy V's in Las Vegas every time we have been in Las Vegas. The food and service is great there. We were very disappointed in the food at Bethlehem, PA. We sat for more than 45 minutes after ordering before we got food. The excuse was that one of the chefs had not shown up that day. We should have been told that they were not able to prepare food in that case so we wouldn't have spent so much time and money in the restaurant. Two of our meals were left untouched.

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OT
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My server Leah, was terrific. The food was okay and some items tasted as if they were not prepared fresh.

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L
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service

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t
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

While the food is still very good and the service is great the portion size was about half of what it has been in the past.

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DB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Unfortunately overpriced had a nice time food was decent service was excellent but completely overpriced

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SD
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pre-concert meal, food was excellent service was outstanding. Great place for a good Italian meal. We will definitely be back.

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BF
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time there to celebrate my sons 21st birthday and we couldn't have asked for anything better.

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TD
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As frequent diners at Buddy V's we have never been disappointed until this visit. My husband's favorite meal (fillet) has been taken off the menu and replaced with fillet medallions. Although he was disappointed he was happy with the meal he had chosen. Service was excellent. We both started with the clams in garlic wine sauce which were outstanding -- so good my husband ordered a second serving! Although they changed the menu slightly, I would still recommend them. the new format allows you to be more creative in your selections.

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LG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent! Food was Awesome! Atmosphere beautiful!

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food consistently good.

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DE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

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FB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time the food was delicious and the service was outstanding! Sad to see a couple of our favorite items gone from the menu like the Mac n cheese and creams brûlée, they were the reason we were going to the restaurant!!

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time for Pre Father's Day and Birthday.
Thank you

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Location was closed for renovation but not sure what was changed except menu. Sunday Gravy became Valastro Sunday Dinner but seemed to have smaller portions of meat than previously. Value becoming suspect. Spaghetti and meatballs continues to be consistent. Service was very good except food always takes a while to come out.

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KM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

Told them ahead of time it was Our 50th anniversary dinner and then check was bought and not one thing was given to us it would’ve been nice to receive a lousy piece of cake or cookie or something for 50 years of marriage but nothing was done I went to the Sands desk to complain and the manager there said he was going to take care of it and he did comp my husband with a slot credit but again very disappointed in that. Not many couples make it to 50!

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PF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Waiter was constantly trying to up-sell everything from drinks to desert. (he should stick with his daytime job as a used car salesman)
Lasagna: very little mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese was tablespoon size clumps that were so grainy and dry you could pick it up with the prongs of your fork and it would not separate & sauce was like tomato paste.
Pasta with chicken dish had only 2 & 1/2 silver dollar size pieces of chicken in it.
Shrimp scampi had way too much lemon in it.
Food was way over priced for the quality & price.

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BB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Ok, so you can place a reservation but you can't ask them for a specific table? Why not?

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J
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love, love , love Buddy Vs visit at least once a month. Best Spaghetti and meatballs in town!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Server brought the wrong menu item ordered

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DR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Italian food and delicious desserts. The wife and I love it here!!!

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C
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new menu offers a wide variety of appetizers & entrees. The food was excellent & the service outstanding! Sarah our server was so attentive, Dale one of the chefs stopped by to see how our meal was & Dawn the Manager checked in on us too.

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L
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have always loved everything I've had. Delicious! I recommend to whoever is inquiring. Love enabling it.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was great and portion size was huge! We are able to split a dinner and left satisfied!

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MS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was very salty and over priced. Service was what you expect at any restuarant.

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and comfort level were all outstanding. I will definitely eat here again!

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A
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Caesar salad served with ice cold lettuce and dressing right out of a refrigerAtor. No taste. Garlic bread was a bit lame. Sausage pizza yummy. zMy friends liked their cheese ravioli and macaroni carbonara. It wS a lovely evening but some food was just ok Yes we will be back but I won’t be ordering a salad ever again.

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r
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday gravy had not been as good in recent dining experiences. However this Sunday it was back on track! It is our favorite meal and we drive 90 minutes one way to have it. We look forward to future dinners and hope Sunday Gravy stays the course! Very friendly staff and we always enjoy ourselves. Highly recommend.

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