Buddy V’s Ristorante

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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Buddy Valastro, of TLC’s Cake Boss, is bringing his Italian-American restaurant to Wind Creek Bethlehem! The menu features classic Italian dishes as well as an impressive dessert collection.
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WF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE AS ALWAYS. TEMPERATURE IN THE RESTAURANT WAS A LITTLE CHILLY. THAT WAS THE ONLY BLEMISH IN AN OTHERWISE GREAT ANNIVERSARY DINNER.

C
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The server took our order promptly, but it took too long for the food to arrive My Minestrone soup was cold and too salty.

JC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is worth it! Although the seating is a bit tight and there is not a lot of privacy, the food is fantastic. You just can't get good Italian food like this in the area.

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Definitely try the lasagna nachos!

KT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! Waiter was so personable, gave amazing suggestions, and really knew the menu inside and out!

c
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here a few times and we have always left full and satisfied

DS
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the restaurant. Food was excellent! The wait staff was very friendly and efficient! Would definitely return.

RD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. A very enjoyable experience.

NJ
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Usually a great experience here, but on this occasion I was not impressed. Seemed like they may have been short staffed. I got the veal parm which I have had many times, but on this visit the veal was thick and tough. Wasn’t a great experience this time. I do qualify that usually we have much better experience at Buddy V’s.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was beautiful, our waiter was Audi and he was absolutely fantastic!!! The food was delicious, best marinara sauce I have ever had! They gave us a fantastic table and even did twin cannolis on a beautiful plate with happy birthday for my friends birthday. Everything was awesome!

JN
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was great. Waitress was outstanding. She was attentive. Knowledgeable and went out of her way to insure we had. Perfect meal. Food was excellent!

MS
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I would recommend Buddy V's to anyone who asks, yes, but honestly, it's really good pasta....a little pricey for pasta but we knew that going in, I guess maybe we just expected more. We had very good food, the service was great and we enjoyed the atmosphere.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Disappointed, didn’t get asked our order till after 30 minutes of being seated. Finally got the order and didn’t even get the salad we asked for, not even a mention of it. Also was handed the bill without even asking us if we wanted dessert.

JJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They give you so much food and it is delicious - the drink menu was amazing.
Prices are so reasonable for what you get - we made reservations ahead of time and they sat us right away on a Saturday Night at 6pm.

Managers were clearing tables and there was no one just standing around.
They did what they needed to do to get people in and out quickly.
No job was beneath any of them. Thank you - that is what team work should look like.

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The menu was basic Italian food, but it was delicious. Our server was very attentive and friendly.

LV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food was good but I was expecting it to be great. I am glad I finally had dinner there but I won't be in a hurry to go back.

OT
New York Area
223 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch at Buddy V’s Ristotante and enjoyed it. The lunch menu was great and so was the service. We will be back

PC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The gravy on the pasta was like you’d expect from a good Italian Restaurant in the NYC Metro area. I know cause I’m right on the Hudson, on the Jersey side

S
Atlantic City
62 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food and beverage were great and the meal ended with a perfect dessert.

LT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

WE have eaten here several times and the last three times were very disappointing. Service was poor, food was average at best, and the restaurant was so loud you couldn't have a conversation without yelling at each other. we will not be going back.

BB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 4

The food quality has gone down. Chicken was not cooked all the way, also the meat balls were just warm. Just need to get back to better service.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We enjoyed ourselves and the food was very good but the service was extremely slow. It was an hour from sitting down to get our dinner and the restaurant was not full or busy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Penne sauce was cold, salmon was ok, have had better bolognese. Nothing stood out as really good. Just eh on food and service.

L
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, our server was excellent can’t wait to go back

LO
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We’ve been there many times and even had the same server before. This time, however, her attention left a lot to be desired. It took forever to get bread as she “visited” at another nearby table. The meal was good as always and we still tipped her 20%.

NJ
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always had great experience here. I did mention that it was a birthday celebration in the reservation and requested a booth, but they mustn’t have seen those comments, but dinner was great.

t
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! seated right away, our waitress, Amy, was amazing! our food and drinks were fabulous and will definitely be back!

b
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This was our 2nd visit to Buddy V's; my wife and I had dinner a few months ago. The Bolognese was outstanding/nice apps/ drinks. Friendly place. Terrific value. We ate again on August 4 before a concert at the Steel Stack in Bethlehem. My wife and the other couple had the Bolognese- I had rigatoni with olive oil.
We sat near the bar- was OK- slower service than the 1st visit, but OK. The food- and the value are very good. Less expensive than a few of the other restaurants at the Wind Creek ( former Sands ). Well- worth a visit.

JW
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and the server was attentive. Try the cheesy garlic bread!

KC
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The evening we went was quite busy with two events going on in the area. We were not offered more than one drink until about the time we were ready for our check. Our meals were nothing special for the price. Chicken parm was over cooked on the ends, and chicken Marsala was okay, but I have had much better at other restaurants. Wait time on our entrees was sort of long. I think we’d opt for another restaurant when in that vicinity.

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation prior to a concert and seating was prompt. Food and service were outstanding although portions could have been larger, especially the stuffed ravioli, and side salads should be included. The bread was excellent although dipping oil was a bit heavy with balsamic vinegar. The red sangria was a true stand out. Overall, very good and we will be back.

C
Austin
48 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pork Osso bucco was excellent! Staff very attentive

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Satiafactory

k
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinning experience. Only thing that would have made it better was if Buddy was there himself.

AJ
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband orders chicken parmigiana every time we go out for Italian food. He started it was the best chicken part he had ever had and even told the waitress and manager. We can’t wait to go back and take family with us.

R
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food with nice variety of Italian. Service was slow and 2 of four meals delivered were wrong. However, they did a great job on the service recovery front. A bit of a hassle getting an escort if you have kids with you. Desserts were great.

CM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Good was great, but restaurant was TOO LOUD. Noise level reduced enjoyment of meal.

TC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. The staff were accommodating when I was late for my reservation. Service was quick.

TC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Overall casino appears to be in a state of confusion. Buddy's was always our goto restaurant. However, food preparation and service were not so good this visit. Waited almost an hour to get our meal. An entree that I enjoyed many times in the past was only fair.

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