Our Story

ABOUT BUCA TRATTORIA

CUCINA RUSTICA & VINERIA 


OUR​ BACKGROUND​

I grew up in a bustling town between Bay of Napoli and Sorrento Peninsula in Italy. Almost everything my family ate came from the farm – prosciutto, salami, wine, and vegetables and all the fish,shellfish, molluscs & crusteceans from our " MARE NOSTRUM- MAR TIRRENO " The Tyrrhenian Sea. Eating together was a very sacred ritual within my family. Missing a meal was not an option.

My Father Filomeno, had several rules when it came to food. For example – drink wine because it “makes good blood”; or never eat prosciutto without bread, learning the nature and the simple life, loving an omelete from your chicken's eggs as much as you are having a filet mignon . Upon completing my school, I embarked on a career in the Hotel industry. As I traveled the world and experienced many different cultures and methods of cooking, I began to develop a deeper appreciation for the beautiful simplicity of my  regional cooking. From Napoli to Northern Italy, Germany,Austria,England and Tri-State Area, the more I traveled and learned about cuisine, the more I would go back  Home.

As the years passed, and my travels continued, I would find an ideal kitchen wherever I was and presented my town and family’s cooking to friends and colleagues, who filled my kitchen, sat at my table, and fueled my passion.

Indoor & Outdoor  Dining Area

ENJOYABLE & COMFORTABLE

Indoor

WARM ATMOSPHERE

BUCA TRATTORIA's cooking is soulful and flavorful, rustic and refined. It's a personal style that reflects my Southern-Italian heritage, my work in famous hotels and fine dining restaurants, and my travels abroad.

CUCINA POVERA & FELICE

NON SI PUÒ PENSARE BENE, AMARE BENE, DORMIRE BENE SE NON SI HA MANGIATO BENE (V. WOOLF)

Our Most Valuable Asset

ALWAYS FRIENDLY & PROFESSIONAL STAFF