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Buon Appetito

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917 a Street, Hayward, CA 94541
510.247.0120
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11:00 am - 10:30 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, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place to dine

We went to celebrate my birthday. Food was great. Dessert was ok. We ordered coffee and we were given a warm not hot coffee but was immediately replaced. It was an ok night to dine but we expected more.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
mevenzabat
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Union City, California
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Hayward, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An outstanding experience. Great menu, top of the line table service. These guys are pro's and they know it. There's a reason they pack the customers in!

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Thank earleconklin
Union City, California
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to celebrate my birthday. Food was great. Dessert was ok. We ordered coffee and we were given a warm not hot coffee but was immediately replaced. It was an ok night to dine but we expected more.

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Thank mevenzabat
Fremont, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Average food, cold bread and cold coffee to finish the meal and spent $100 bucks. Was not suitable for my wife's birthday dinner. Staying home opening a can of spaghetti O's and a cold beer would have been more pleasant than this evening. We went to Acqua E' Farina a few months back it met expectations

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Thank L B
Oakland, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is the place to go to get excellent Italian food in the East Bay. I was first taken to Buon Appetito by my son for Mother's Day. I have frequented this restaurant many times since with friends and solo. The services is excellent. Not much more to say than I love this place when I want to be guaranteed... More 

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Thank bailindsey
nyc
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136 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed my dinner here from the delicious bread and the outstanding spread that came with it to the veal dish and even the coffee. Great Italian food which is saying something from someone who lives in Northern New Jersey! Also nice if you're alone and want to sit at the bar, watch television and eat. Lots of locals here... More 

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Thank maddie924
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

An Italian Charm of restaurant found in Hayward. Nice people there and pretty decor as well. What about the food? Amazingly delicious italian meals. Tasty smelly and so yummy!! Best lasagna i ever ate here. Meaty and saucy the way I love. My wife was so glad she ordered her favorite pasta dish the fettuccine Alfredo so creamy and tasty.... More 

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Thank arnese13
Hayward, California
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We've been coming here for years and love this place; hard to say what's best to order - if you like Italian, eat here. Like a bar with a good pour and a good menu of great food? Eat here. Like good service and a friendly atmosphere? Eat here. Want to be conveniently located downtown? Eat here. What more can... More 

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Thank Jefkjp
Anacortes, Washington
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

My wife and I were across the street at Starbucks and someone was camping out in the bathroom; she noticed this Italian restaurant and said lets go get lunch. The food was really good and the service was great. It was a nice surprise and I wish we would have had time to come back and try dinner.

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Thank CaptKeith
Hayward, California
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We celebrate my friend birthday and I invite to Buon Appetito ,we arrived late,but they open the doors,That was very nice,service was great,also the food very tasty, so we really had very good time,I really will recommend this place.

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Thank sailingalongto
Hayward, California
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you are looking for a neighborhood gem in Hayward this is it. Quaint with great service and food. I was referred by a harsh Italian Food Critic co-worker. Enjoy.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?