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Boun Appetito

917 A Street, Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 247-0120
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Ranked #6 of 260 restaurants in Hayward
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Litchfield, Connecticut
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131 reviews 131 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Hayward, California, Usa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

From the bread basket to the dessert I have never had a bad meal at Boun Appetito. I've been eating here since i was only one store wide. I've had parties, lunch and dinner. The service never fails and the foo dalways pleases.

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