Banquets

Planning a Special Event?

Let La Buona Vita cater your next occasion so you can focus on what matters most—your guests. Customize your dining experience with our expansive Italian and European banquet menu. We offer flexible seating arrangements for up to eighty people in an elegant setting, complemented with a full bar. Let us assist you in planning your:

Wedding & Baby Showers
Business Luncheons
Birthday & Anniversary Parties
Graduation & Confirmation Parties
Funeral Luncheons

Appetizer Reception Menu Options

Looking for a more casual catered celebration? La Buona Vita also offers an appetizer option for your next event. Choose from our menu items or customize with your favorites. Give us a call!

Buffet and Passed Appetizers
Includes Italian bread, soft drinks and coffee

1 Hour $16.00 – $24.00/Person
2 Hours $21.00 – $35.00/Person
3 Hours $23.00 – $41.00/Person
Bar, Tax & Gratuity Additional

Family Style Three Course Menu


FIRST COURSE


Insalata
Organic romaine & red leaf lettuce, cherry tomatoes and seedless cucumber dressed with a homemade red wine vinaigrette


SECOND COURSE


Pollo Vesuvio
All natural ‘Amish’ chicken sautéed in fresh garlic, virgin olive oil and white wine served with roasted Vesuvio potato wedges made with fresh parsley, garlic, sherry and virgin olive oil

Pollo Arrosto
All natural ‘Amish’ chicken roasted with fresh rosemary, sage and thyme, served with roasted quartered red potatoes

Pollo Marsala
Sautéed boneless chicken breast served with sautéed seasonal mushrooms in a Marsala wine sauce and fresh garlic mashed potatoes

Pollo Limone
Sautéed boneless chicken breast served in a freshly squeezed lemon and butter sauce with garlic mashed potatoes

Salsiccie Con Pepperoni
Grilled mild Italian sausage served with roasted red & green peppers and Vesuvio potato wedges

Eggplant Parmigiana (Vegetarian)
Hand sliced, breaded and sautéed eggplant in a homemade marinara sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese, finished in the oven and served with fresh garlic mashed potatoes

Maile Arrosto ala Toscana
Roasted boneless pork loin with fresh rosemary, sage, garlic and thyme, served with sautéed escarole greens

Vitello Scaloppini $6.00/pp extra
Veal sauteed with seasonal mushrooms in a white wine sauce with garlic mashed potatoes

Vitello Parmigiana $6.00/pp extra
Breaded veal medallions served in a homemade Bolognese sauce and topped with fresh Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese, served with Cabaret potatoes sauteed with fresh parsley, garlic and pimento peppers


THIRD COURSE


Tortoni
A rum flavored ice cream made with eggs and cream topped with crushed almond macaroons and a maraschino cherry

Beverages
100% organic, fair-trade ‘Arabica’ medium roast & decaffeinated coffee

Espresso & Decaffeinated Espresso
Organic Arabica coffee featuring delicate notes of lemon and chocolate

Black & Herbal Tea
Organic black, decaffeinated black and herbal tea assortment

Soft Drinks


Per Guest: $17.95
Bar, Tax & Gratuity Additional

Family Style Four Course Menu


FIRST COURSE


Penne della Casa
Homemade penne pasta served in a creamy Bolognese sauce


SECOND COURSE


Insalata


THIRD COURSE


Choose 2 entrees from the three course menu


FOURTH COURSE


Tortoni, coffee, tea and soft drinks


Per Guest: $23.95
Bar, Tax & Gratuity Additional

Family Style Five Course Menu


FIRST COURSE


Antipasti
Cured meats: Italian salami & prosciutto, pitted kalamata olives, oven roasted red peppers and peperoncini

OR CHOOSE TWO OF THE FOLLOWING:
Bruschetta, fried zucchini, pizza bread or homemade garlic bread


SECOND COURSE


Penne della Casa


THIRD COURSE


Insalata


FOURTH COURSE


Choose 2 entrees from the three course menu


FIFTH COURSE


Tortoni, coffee, tea and soft drinks


Per Guest: $28.95
Bar, Tax & Gratuity Additional

For All Course Menu Options


All entrees are served with seasonal vegetables sourced from local farms.
Gluten free and vegetarian selections are available!
Alternative appetizers, pastas, or entrees may be selected for an additional charge.


Contact us to book your banquet at La Buona Vita
Available for banquets seven days a week, 11:00am to 3:00pm. For alternate time arrangements, please give us a call (708) 352-1621.