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917 a Street, Hayward, CA 94541
510.247.0120
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Italian gem in downrown Hayward

This little restaurant has drawn crowds since it first opened 10 years ago. A new outside deck, with umbrellas when needed, make al fresco lunch and dinner that much better. The pasta dishes are always nice with fresh sauces and tangy spices. The veal carbonara is excellent and I'm always stuck on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Steve32480
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Hayward, California
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Hayward, California
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We've eaten here four times during the past 3 months and haven't been disappointed. My husband loves their salmone alla griglia. I love their butternut squash ravioli in brown butter sauce. I also recommend the traccio di calamari alla piccata -- so tender and delicious. The service is very good. They have dining indoors or outdoors.

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Castro Valley, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I have been enjoying Buon Appetito since they opened. The food is delicious and served hot when appropriate. Service is attentive but not overwhelming. Varied menu and you may be able to have something that is not featured on the menu.

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Hayward, California
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This little restaurant has drawn crowds since it first opened 10 years ago. A new outside deck, with umbrellas when needed, make al fresco lunch and dinner that much better. The pasta dishes are always nice with fresh sauces and tangy spices. The veal carbonara is excellent and I'm always stuck on the tiramisu for dessert.

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Castro Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We have never been disappointed with a meal here. The food is freshly prepared, delicious, and the service is very professional. The prices are quite reasonable given the high quality of food. My last dinner was a risotto dish with a meat ragu topped with feta cheese. It was delicious!!

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Dublin, California, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

For the best looking Italian restraunt, if not restraunt in Hayward period, this place dissapointed me. I was hoping to have a nice local spot, but it was pretty average. Probably won't go again.

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My friend really wanted Olive Garden so we tried to go. 45 min wait... um no! So I told him let's try this place. Walked in and seated quickly. It has a real authentic Italian feel. Bread is served with olive oil and a delicious garlic spread. Not salty bread sticks like that other place. The service was great and... More 

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Hayward, California, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant in downtown Hayward is lovely. It's right on the main road coming from the freeway, namely "A" street and has its own parking lot. The food is excellent, the service is great and the tiiramisu is to die for. They have tables for two and tables for 6 or 8. All tables have linen tablecloths and napkins. In... More 

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Sacramento, California
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great veal scalopini , instead of potatoes I asked for penne pasta with a mix of red and white sauce. Excellent dinner. We ordered calamari appetizer but waitress seemed to not have put in our order. As we ordered wine which arrived but other tables that arrived later were served. We had to call the waitress and ask were is... More 

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San Mateo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The calzone was so perfect that I plan to go back! Really the chef knows how to prepare it. In our party of four the others had paninis and they were not too thrilled with their sandwiches. I guess stick to pasta dishes! The service was nicely paced and the waiter was pleasant and methodical. A good restaurant in the... More 

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

When we want to have a lovely meal out, we go to Buon Appetito. The food is consistently delicious. You could fill up on the fresh bread and the spread that they bring while you are waiting for your meal. That would be a shame, though, since the menu has such delicious offerings. I usually stick to my favorite Osso... More 

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Additional Information about Boun Appetito

Address: 917 a Street, Hayward, CA 94541
Phone Number: 510.247.0120
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hayward
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 917 a Street, Hayward, CA 94541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hayward
  • Phone Number: 510.247.0120

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?