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Boun Appetito

917 A Street, Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 247-0120
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Ranked #6 of 263 restaurants in Hayward
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Orinda, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

first time we came here with my mother in law (who lives in an assisted living facility in Hayward) she and one of my kids ordered pizzas and my other kid and I ordered panini (one balsamic chicken and one eggplant). Sandwiches were tasty and so gigantic that the next time we came, kid and I split one plus a... More

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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132 reviews 132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The food is soooo good here I will be back every time I'm in town. Couldn't believe the polenta, OMG it was just like my great aunt used to make. Delish. The reason Boun Appetito isn't getting 5 stars is because the noise level makes conversation impossible and is actually overwhelming. Service was so-so, even tho we had made reservations.... More

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Hayward, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had not been here in years, so was surprised to find they had expanded the restaurant. They have dedicated parking now....this is good. We were all happy with our meals, tho most were typical of all the Italian restaurant meals gone before....nothing exceptional or different. Sometimes this is nice....something familiar....something you are expecting,so not disappointed.... So it is more like... More

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Hayward, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Finally Hayward has a restaurant to recommend. I've been here twice now and plan to return frequently. The 3 other people with me both times all raved about their meals (we all ordered different items). It's difficult to find perfectly cooked tender Calimari steak so I was skeptical to order it but it was one of the best I have... More

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New England
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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I ordered the ravioli of the day. The portions were miniscule. The inner texture was gravelly but in a edible fashion. I guess I expected the ingredients to be more blended, aesthetic and savory . The bread and dip that was complimentary was a heavy garlic tomato blend. Very tasty if you are a garlic fanatic. The cannoli for desert... More

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Hayward, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The food here is great, but the service is a little slow and the ambience is not good at all. It is really noisy and setting is close quarters.

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Hayward, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It goes without saying being the best Italian in Hayward doesn't really mean a lot due to the lack of competition, other than an Olive Garden :(..... That being said, Buon is consistently good, but not great. I've eaten there about 4x and would return.

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Hayward, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Inconsistent food quality. As an example, the last time we were there, my salad was delicious but my husband's was awful - virtually inedible. My main course was fine but his was awful. The noise issue could easily be handled. The busing of the tables is so noisy that it gives you a headache. Just not necessary.

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Hayward, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This restaurant opened several years ago and became a hit in Hayward. One of my wife's favorite dining out places. Friendly service, good bolognese and lasagna. Worth the trip.

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Hayward, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We live about a mile from Boun Appetito, and don't get there often enough. It's not a big chain, I think there are only two of them. Excellent spaghetti, and other Italian dinners, Good atmosphere and service, reasonable prices, close-in parking. What's not to like? For some reason, we seem to enjoy family discussions while having dinner there, more than... More

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