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22 Northcote Road, London SW11 1NX, England
0207 228 9925
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Ranked #1,632 of 18,113 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $91
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
london
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We were in the first batch of customers to go to Buona Sera some 25 years ago and the fact that we are still going speak volumes.... Of course, in those days Franco and Romano, the two owners, were doing everything: pizzas, cooking, serving and the restaurant was very tiny. These days is different, Franco and Romano pop into say... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I had an excellent experience at Buona Sera this week when dining with my family. We had arrived back in London very late, and despite asking for a table after 9.30pm on a Sunday we were promptly seated with no bother. After sharing a lovely tomato garlic bread, our mains came very quickly. I had ordered the special, which was... More 

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My family and I have been coming to Buona Sera for about 22 years now. I have never been to another restaurant that provides such friendly service that makes you feel at home and welcome, pretty much part of the family. It's like going over to a good friend's house but they also provide you with delicious food and do... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great food. Authentic Italian service that never disappoints. The pasta dishes are great but the pizzas are some of the best I've had in a long time.

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Munich, Germany
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had a wonderful Italian waiter. The food tasted like authentic italy. The wine was good A lovely atmosphere in this place!! We were leaving and were invited to stay for a drink compliments of the restaurant. The smells were incredible the food was beyond this. Priced reasonably. Great place for friends and family. I felt at home here

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Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A block booking for 10 and a birthday meal. As a parsimonious northerner I found the prices were quite reasonable and the food good. Portions were generous, particularly the starters, and the food tasty. I found the service outstanding. All the staff were friendly, accommodating and in good humour. If this restaurant was local, I would visit more often. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I have been going to Romano's restaurant for at least 20 years off and on and all I can say that the consistancy, friendliness and food never disappoints. The staff are really great and if they are really busy, you can sit at the bar, normally without any hastle while you wait for a table. Its true what one person... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Popped in here on a Saturday night having made no dinner plans & were accommodated straight away. I had a pizza which was very good but proved too much for me. The service was quick, friendly & the whole meal was extremely good value in my opinion.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We nipped in for a casual dinner on Sunday evening a few months ago and loved it so much that we've been 3 times since. I was skeptical on being seated onto rickety chairs and plastic menus, but it adds to the whole rustic and wholesome atmosphere of the restaurant. It's got a really buzzy atmosphere and the staff treat... More 

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birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We nipped in for an informal dinner on a Sunday night last month and loved it so much I've been 3 times since. I was skeptical upon being seated with the plastic menus and rickety chairs, but it all adds to the whole bubbly and rustic atmosphere of the restaurant. The pizzas are huge, the starters are great and it's... More 

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Additional Information about Buona Sera

Address: 22 Northcote Road, London SW11 1NX, England
Phone Number: 0207 228 9925
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Average Prices: USD 0 - 91
Cuisine: Italian

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