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439 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3820
310-379-7626
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Great casual Italian dining in Hermosa!

I had visited this restaurant many years ago, but had not returned in many years... and am so glad that I did! My husband and I were looking for a casual Sunday dinner out, and I remembered Buona Vita. The staff were warm and friendly, and seated us at a table by the open window next to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Long Beach, California
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English first
Long Beach, California
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I had visited this restaurant many years ago, but had not returned in many years... and am so glad that I did! My husband and I were looking for a casual Sunday dinner out, and I remembered Buona Vita. The staff were warm and friendly, and seated us at a table by the open window next to the patio, which... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My colleagues and I decided to visit Hermosa Beach one evening after a day of conferencing and were recommended to come to this restaurant by our taxi driver. We walked up and down the road and popped in to different places and discovered that Bueno Vita had extremely reasonable prices and a wicked corking policy for bringing your own wine!... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Very enjoyable dinner with a very friendly and attentive staff. The shrimp parmigiana was outstanding. Really enjoyed the no corkage fee.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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
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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
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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146 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 439 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3820
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
  • Phone Number: 310-379-7626

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
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

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