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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 - 10:00 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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  • 28
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A reliable good choice at the upper end of Hayward restaurants

Hayward does not have a plethora of good restaurants, unlike other cities in the immediate Bay Area. Buon Appetito is a pretty reliable choice for good Italian food. The menu is extensive and the pasta and veal scallopini are particularly good choices. The wine list is not extensive. The ambiance... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Elizabeth G
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Kenwood, California
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Hayward, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We've celebrated many special occasions here, and loved it everytime! The staff is very accommodating and friendly! The food is always great! Hayward has limited choices of good restaurants, Buon Appetito is a good choice!

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Kenwood, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Hayward does not have a plethora of good restaurants, unlike other cities in the immediate Bay Area. Buon Appetito is a pretty reliable choice for good Italian food. The menu is extensive and the pasta and veal scallopini are particularly good choices. The wine list is not extensive. The ambiance is ok (nothing special) and the service was good.

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Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Had dinner with some old friends at Buon Apetito, in Hayward, CA--- not your typical foodie hang out. Nice menu with great home style dishes and a tasty marinara. The meat sauce spaghetti looked really good with a deep dark red color and plenty of meat. The chicken parm looked excellent as well-- a nicely breaded chicken breast with plenty... More 

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Hayward
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had a great dinner with family. The staff accommodated our large group and the food was delicious. The bread and garlic spread was so good.

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San Clemente, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We love Hayward for a low-priced room on our way to/from Cal moving days. But this fall we got a late start loading the van and didn't get into town until 10:00 pm. So our options were limited for dinner even on a Friday night. But guess what was open and happy to take us at that late hour! We're... More 

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Livermore, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I have had lunch and dinner at Buon Appetito several times since they first opened and I have not been disappointed. The food is always good and the service is attentive. This time I thought we waited little longer than normal for our lunch to be served and I felt that my salad was slightly over-dressed. The bread, as always,... More 

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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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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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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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?