Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Buddy V's Ristorante and Carlo's Bake Shop Review

"Let's go pig out on carbs," I told my husband Tom.

"Um. Okay?" he answered.

We were trying out Buddy V's, which is an Italian restaurant that just opened last month.



Yes, it's from THAT Buddy and I told him, "Good day, sir."





You might recognize him from The Cake Boss. That was one of the first things the waitress said to us,

"Do you watch The Cake Boss?"

I do, once in a while. I always marvel at the cakes that are created but I also know I could never afford one.

The restaurant opened at the La Cantera shops in San Antonio and I highly recommend going during the week, because it still gets swarmed on the weekends.

It was lovely inside. Comfortable decor and all of that. Not overly fancy, which I like, because overly fancy makes me nervous.


Here's the menu:




I know. So many delicious things! I kept going back and forth.


Our waitress was phenomenal by the way. As soon as our drinks were half full (or half empty..however you look at it), she would get us more.



I mean, yes, we just had Coke and Diet Coke, but still. We aren't wine people. If you like wine, yes, they have many selections.


We tried the garlic cheesy bread:





And everyone gets bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.




Seriously. If you're anti-carb, I'd avoid this place. Or get a boring salad.


The garlic cheesy bread was flavorful. I love my garlic. I ate too much of the bread. The waitress asked if we wanted more, and I almost said yes, but then realized I'd have no room for my lunch. So I declined.


I went with the chicken rigatoni alla vodka:





Tom went with the chicken parm:





I loved mine. Tom said his chicken was good, but the spaghetti part was just eh. The waitress told us all the recipes were from Buddy's family. We will be going back to try other dishes! I think I'd want to taste them all. Could I make them on my own? No. I'm lazy.

Yes, there was dessert available, but guess what also opened nearby:

DA-DA-DUMMMMM:




Yes!

Now, when this first opened, people waited in line for HOURS. As much as I love my baked goods, there's no way I'd ever wait that long. So I waited for the excitement to die down. There were only two other families inside when we went.







I practically drooled all over myself. If I were rich, I'd have gotten one of everything. As it is, I am NOT rich, so I limited it to three items. They aren't overly expensive, but like DisneyWorld food expensive. My husband didn't want anything. He's bizarre. He's not into sweets like I am.

I went with these:



a cannoli, a lobster tail (cream is in the middle), and the cookie was for my son. My daughter doesn't have much of a sweet tooth either.


My favorite? (Yes, I took a bite of the cookie.)




The cannoli! Everything about it was amazing. If I go back, I'm getting two of them. Summer body, be damned.


So have you ever been to Buddy V's or Carlo's Bake Shop?





37 comments:

  1. You’re review has left me hungry!

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  2. I would have gone for the M&M cookie too. And the rigatoni. Now he's from my parts, right? (NY/NJ?) I know I have had his food and I know I have stood in line for it. It's just a thing you do!

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  3. Yum Yum Yum. That garlic bread looks amazing. I love garlic so that's for me. All the food looks awesome. My husband has the sweet thought in our relationship. He would love to go to that bakery.

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  4. I have to say I do miss some of the textures of breads and pastries that are not gluten free. These look amazing!

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  5. Now here is a restaurant we would enjoy. Love my breads and pasta carb city happiness. Wouldn't want to go to often carb over load but every once in a while.

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  6. Thanks for this great review, everything looks so yummy! I think I want everything that the bakery has, LOL.

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  7. I think I may have just gained 10 pounds by reading this post LOL. I have such a sweet tooth! I want to go to that bakery so bad. That restaurant looks awesome also. I think I need to take a tour of all the bakeries in the country and end with this one.!

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  8. Recently I am trying to less sugar diet but by seeing your photos. I think I can make some exception haha! WE went to the Carlos bakery in Hobokken, NJ and we had a blast.

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  9. I have goneto the original bakery and this is not place o go when you are on a diet. It is great that he has a restaurant too because his recipes look amazing.

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  10. Omg does that cheesy garlic bread look good! I've always wanted to try Carlos bake shop - all those treats look so good!

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  11. I would go straight to dessert. Those pastries look so amazing and I am drooling.

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  12. Why Amber why?! Just seeing the picture and I Am staaarving again! The pastries look so so good! and this cheesy garlic bread, i need to try!

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  13. Give me all the sweets in the world! Or at least, in Buddy's bakery. This is a trip that my husband and I would totally appreciate.

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  14. I had no idea he owned a restaurant! I remember watching Cake Boss years ago - his creations are amazing!

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  15. OK I am in love with all of this food! That cake shop is most definitely like cake heaven, all those different cakes I want a slice of each yum!

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  16. Man I miss the service in the United States. Of course you had an amazing waitress. This place looks wonderful. I love Italian food, so I'd have had a hard time picking what I want.

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  17. Sounds like an amazing time! You have to spoil yourself a little sometimes.

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  18. Oh my goodness all of those treats look delicious!

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  19. The Bake Shop started here in NJ and I did try to go there once. Italian food is my favorite so I'd be down for trying the restaurant.

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  20. Give me one of everything! I love Italian food so this would be right up my alley! The desserts look amazing.

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  21. I've always wanted to go into one of their bakeshops! I think this is awesome and definitely exciting! Everything looks SO good!

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  22. San Antonio! I'm up in Dallas and can't wait to get down to this place! And that cannoli -- yum! Cannoli is one of my favorite desserts.

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  23. The garlic cheesy breadlooks flavorful. I love my garlic. hat cake shop is most definitely like cake heaven, all those different cakes I want a slice of each yum!

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  24. I wouldn't mind going here to taste all the good food and the yummy desserts at Carlo's Bake Shop! This is definitely awesome!

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  25. My daughter would be jealous. She's a huge fan of the Cake Boss show.

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  26. Wish I was closer to Texas! That looks amazing. Showing pictures of delicious food on your blog is torture to this 7 months pregnant lady. Haha! But seriously... I totally want to go there now... to both places.

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  27. You couldn’t drag me out of that damned bakery! I love the cake boss show. Wish I lived in Texas

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  28. All of that looked so good. Boy what a delicious way to spend a day. The Cake BOSS!!!! Those CAKES...roll me out.

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  29. While I found the cakes tickle my nostrils (I love cakes a lot), I feel tempted to say, I love the way you wrote the post. You should be writing stories.

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  30. I've never been to either,but I'm dying to! Carbs and desserts are my two favorites. There's no better place on Earth for me!

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  31. Everything thing looks amazing, now I’m hungry and want cake. Haaa

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  32. I didn't know Buddy V had his own restaurant and yet I feel like I should. I have read his cookbook. And I have tried out recipes from his book. It am sure the restaurant would be amazing.

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  33. Jennifer MitchellMay 12, 2018 at 6:48 PM

    I would totally love to try this place out. I love watching him on Cake Boss, so I am sure that these dishes would be awesome.

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  34. After eating Italian, I always need to enjoy a good cannoli. Both places look amazing but as a sweet tooth person, I would probaly stand in line for hours for a great pastry.

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  35. ahhh the food looks amazing. I love Italian food and very well written post, my mouth is watering!

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  36. I loved his show and would to give one of his restaurants a try. From your review it looks like a most try! Everything looks so tasty.

    XOXO
    Elizabeth Keene

    http://www.akeenesenseofstyle.com

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  37. All of this looked so good!! Italian is my favorite, this is definitely a place I would love to go and try out, thanks for sharing!

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