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Buona Vita Bar and Grille

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284 North Maple St., Enfield, CT 06082
860-749-5903
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wouldn't go back

The food tasted pretty bad and place seemed dingy and dirty. The cups were dirty and had a funky smell to them. The bathroom was utterly disgusting and we haven't felt well the whole day after eating here.

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
julibelles
via mobile
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

The food tasted pretty bad and place seemed dingy and dirty. The cups were dirty and had a funky smell to them. The bathroom was utterly disgusting and we haven't felt well the whole day after eating here.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Used a Groupon for this visit. The place was busy. The adjoining room was filled with a private party. Our waitress was friendly and offered entree recommendations. Mr. D-Nicer had the lasagna. I had chicken Sorrentino. Both were good and portions were generous. Only real complaint was the Italian dressing had way too much vinegar. Try the ranch, it was... More 

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Somers, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We are big fans of local non-chain restaurants. Buona Vita is one of our favorite places. I always feel warm and cozy at this restaurant. I have had a scallop dish that I love as well as many parmagiana favorites. My 17 yr. old and his girl friend even dine there often. I have never had a bad experience at... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We've been dining at Buona Vita almost every week for over 3 years now and are still not tired of it. Local non-chain restaurants with fresh and delicious food are so hard to find. Service and value are always exceptional. Steak tips marsala, chicken parm and pan seared scallops are my favorites. If you check your local paper you usually... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've been to this restaurant numerous times, but every time I feel that it's better than the last! From the tasty drinks to the delicious appetizers to the delectable entrees, this place is by far the best in the area! If you haven't been here yet and you enjoy tasty Italian food, do yourself a favor and stop in!

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Narberth, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We ate in the restaurant section, as opposed to the bar, which seemed to be hosting a small gathering. We read the reviews and thought that this would be a good spot for a late night meal. It was. We like to eat at non-chain locally-owned restaurants, and this was definitely one. My dining companion of 40+ years (my wife)... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 284 North Maple St., Enfield, CT 06082
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Enfield
  • Phone Number: 860-749-5903

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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