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Buona Vita Bar and Grille

284 North Maple St., Enfield, CT 06082
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Ranked #7 of 98 restaurants in Enfield
Cuisines: Italian
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English first
Enfield, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is, by far, my favorite Italian restaurant. The food is fresh and delicious. I'm a big eater and I always have leftovers for another dinner. I've had many dishes, but the chicken parm is my favorite. I have no idea how that poor chicken was able to keep her head up with a breast so large. Going back again... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Buona Vita is a top-notch Italian restaurant, located in a small rural strip mall, serving a wide variety of the standard Italian comfort food we all crave. Their eggplant parm is the best I've ever had. The lunch portions of everything are enough to satisfy, and the dinner portions will make your eyes bulge. Across the menu, from prime... More

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Enfield, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Bona Vita gives huge portions and they have something for everyone. I like to modify my chicken parm and get it with alfredo sauce instead of red sauce. Incredible! I'll keep coming back here as long as I live locally.

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Living room
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Came here for lunch and are pleasantly surprised. The price is right the atmosphere is quaint Ns the service was great. I love this place!

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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

We went on a groupon and found we really liked the place. Despite going at 8 pm on a Friday it was still bustling in the restaurant. The wine list is good and prices are reasonable. My pizza was excellent and I don't typically like deeper dish pies. My husband's chicken Parmesan was also really good but I little on... More

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South Windsor
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56 reviews 56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Haven't been in awhile, but went back recently and still has great chicken parm. The pizza is really nice also. Great for date night, families, solo or a quick drink in the bar.

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Enfield, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

This restaurant is a little gem near the MA border. We had a coupon a few months ago so we gave it a shot. Weve been back numerous times since. Food is great, chicken, soups, pork chops. Havent tried the pizza yet...you get fresh breaksticks with a DELICIOUS olive oil/herb dip that comes with your drinks. Value=outstanding. Under $40 for... More

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Enfield, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

This place is a 5 minute walk down the street from me and it never fails to impress. The food is good, atmosphere cozy and service something to be commended. Of course, I love the fact that the tattoo parlor I frequent is right next door!

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39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

We go to Bona Vita every couple months and the food is always fantastic. Our favorite is the chicken parmigana. Look for it under house specials. Another great dish is the baked scallops. They also have a bar area where you can get 1/2 price apps during happy hour and $1 drafts during NFL games and NASCAR races. Food and... More

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44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

Our family found this restaurant a few years ago after a friend mentioned it. Since then we have enjoyed going there many, many times. It is tucked away in a strip mall. The seafood and italian dishes on the large menu are great. The specials are always so tempting that we usually don't even look at the menu. I hate... More

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