Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro is taking over the Shops at La Cantera. Okay, maybe he’s only opening two restaurants at the San Antonio shopping outdoor center. Buddy V’s Ristorante has just opened and Carlo’s Bakery will open soon.
Inspired by family gatherings, neighborhood barbecues, and the beloved recipes passed down by Buddy’s mother, grandmother and aunts, Buddy V’s Ristorante features signature dishes such as My Dad’s Bucatini Carbonara with pancetta, cracked black pepper and egg; Lisa V’s Linguine & White Clam Sauce with white wine, garlic, extra virgin olive oil; Bone-In Veal Parm Chop oven-baked, provolone, mozzarella, served alongside spaghetti marinara; Valastro Sunday Gravy with meatballs, sausage, lamb, pork and a bowl of rigatoni; Steak Pizzaiola with peperonata, grana padano and polenta, and Nona’s Lasagna Al Forno.
While it’s only been open a short time, Buddy V’s Yelp reviews are mixed. So, if you’re a Cake Boss fan, you’re going to have to give it a try for yourself. Everyone who had the infamous Italian Wedding Cake did love it though! The restaurant is located near Macy’s and is open Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 10pm; Friday – Saturday: 11am – 11pm.
Carlo’s Bakery, featured on the TLC hit show Cake Boss, is known for their delicious pastries, desserts, and cakes. It’s listed as ‘Coming Soon’ on The Shops of La Cantera website but no date is given. We’ll be ready when Buddy is.