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Buona Sera

247 Avenida Del Norte, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 543-2277
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Ranked #117 of 262 Restaurants in Redondo Beach
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Catalina Avenue
Transit: 323 Merto Bus
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English first
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This restaurant sold about 6 months ago, so disregard any reviews before that time. We went on a Saturday night - bad idea - they have a saxophone jazz musician - he plays so loud that you cannot hear across the table - his music is very good. The food was great. The service was very slow. We were not... More

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Redondo Beach
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My husband and I visited Buona Sera a few weeks after they remodeled. Well, not really sure what got remodeled and why - but the food sure got hit too... So first of all, they were out of most of their wines and the bartender had some excuse about the wine delivery guy being sick. What ? And you dont... More

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redondo beach, ca
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The location is great and really for an Italian restaurant it should not go wrong. We were there 5 days ago. The place was quiet. They forgot to take our order, and then we got a pizza that was really late and undercooked. The workers are great, sweet, but how can you screw up pizza? or even forget a customer?... More

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

While the owner chef is excellent and has a good reservation, the quality of the food and the way it is being prepared is of a concern and I wonder if the restaurant is slipping. The staff were helpful and took the entrée off of the bill but the presentation and taste of the dish was so disappointing I have... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

So pretty, very nice food, nice staff and they treat you quite well. A bit pricey sometimes but very nice lunch spot to spend part of an afternoon.

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Redondo Beach
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My husband, myself and some friends went to Buona Sera this past weekend and had some really good dinner. Between the Carpaccio, Calamari, Pizza's and the Lasagna's everything was delish. Our waitress could have dropped a notch of her snottiness - otherwise, we will be back.

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Redondo Beach, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We've been looking for a local Italian place to call our own, and unfortunately this restaurant isn't going to be it. The food was good but not spectacular, and we both felt it was over priced. We had been here before in truffle season, and the waiter kept pushing very expensive truffle dishes. We're always willing to pay premium prices... More

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Cookham, United Kingdom
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233 reviews 233 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Although located 'off the main street' in Redondo village, this small establishment is 'worth seeking out'. The service is excellent and the food fairly authentic (too much garlic used for us though - ask for the chef to reduce the garlic used!). Healthy portions so you might want to share (or simply order less!). Inside, it's a little dark and... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

Wow it is amazing this place is in business. After almost walking away because we couldn't find a host, we finally got seated in the midst of what seemed like a rock concert. It was extremely noisy. The food was horrible and expensive. I had the oso bucco and it tasted like chicken. Apparently the many flies that were hovering... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Had not tried it so went for my birthday with a friend. It is a small restaurant but the food is great. The drinks are made and not from prepared mixes. We had a great experience and have gone again already. It will surely be on my go to often list.

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