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439 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3820
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Ranked #27 of 121 Restaurants in Hermosa Beach
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Hermosa Beach, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Large portions are big enough to share. Very accommodating to special requests. Great service. We like the Mista salad and Chicken Paillard (without black olives), but don't think you could go wrong with any of the choices.

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Redondo Beach, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Located near the headwaters of the veritable river of shops and boutique restaurants that is Pier Avenue, "Buona Vita" seems to strike the right chord with local patrons. Invited to go with a group of friends who called it one of their favorites, it was my first visit. As I strolled around the restaurant I was drawn to the small... More 

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Manila, Philippines
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Thanks, Buona Vita for a fantastic night! After a last-minute venue change, we decided to have our 18-person Surprise Going Away Dinner here. It was a huge success. From the beginning, the staff was friendly & accommodating. We were celebrating my sister's move to France and had decorations that were supposed to be used in a private home. When I... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This local favorite had an amazing boar ragu over house made pasta the night we dined. The rest of the meal was excellent too.

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Hermosa Beach, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My husband was Thrilled with ONE part of my pregnancy. Me- the Nutritionist and crazy healthy eater (usually and while NOT pregnant) had INTENSE and uncontrollable cravings for Buona Vita Pizza and Pasta for about 7 months. We lived nearby and I just smelled it and it was OVER for me. I was ordering it or eating there 3 or... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Buona Vita is a small, comfortable, and postcard pretty restaurant in Hermosa Beach. When you walk in, you get that ‘Cheers, everyone knows your name’ feeling. The waiters are warm and friendly. The food is excellent. My favorite is the lasagna. Buona Vita is the kind of Italian restaurant we all want to find. I make it a point to... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California, USA
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I've been to this place numerous times over 5 years and it never disappoints! And last night I added a great new ap (new to me). They made this grilled mozzarella with prosciutto and tomatoes that is to die for. My go to is the meatballs with pink sauce that is made to order from the guys in the open... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is a nice little restaurant in Hermos beach, quiet and relaxing atmosphere, family or friends, if you want to eat and be able to talk, not noisy like other restaurants around.Food is delicious, and you can bring your bottle of wine.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

My husband and I stumbled upon this restaurant while on vacation. It was super cute and the staff was wonderful. Very romantic! We asked the waitress for her recommendation for dinner (vegetarian for me, chicken for my husband) and she didn't even hesitate. We were a little nervous when the food arrived super fast, but were VERY pleasantly surprised. Both... More 

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League City, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Not a bad place, Overall meal was good, service was great because I set at the bar by myself. Make sure to pay parking meter, was lucky enough to get out of a ticket !

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Additional Information about Buona Vita

Address: 439 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3820
Phone Number: 310-379-7626
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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