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438 So. Broadway, Salem, NH 03079
603 952 4636
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great sandwiches, great meals, and friendly staff

Had lunch here with the family, and had a very good experience. We were greeted at the door in a very friendly manner, and told we could sit where ever we wanted. Server came over immediately for our drink and took our order. The food was prepared perfectly, and everything was great. Pasta was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2014
Bart_Bear
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Salem, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I went to Buono Panini based on a friends recommendation, and am I glad I did. This is an understated, family-run business and has all the personal touches that go wtih that. I have been there just with my wife and with our kids. Every dish we had was prepared expertly and was extremely tasteful. The staff from the bussers,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Had lunch here with the family, and had a very good experience. We were greeted at the door in a very friendly manner, and told we could sit where ever we wanted. Server came over immediately for our drink and took our order. The food was prepared perfectly, and everything was great. Pasta was cooked perfectly, the sauce was just... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My Fiancé and I finally got to go out on a date night and we are so happy we chose the right place since we do not get out that much. The atmosphere was beautiful with dim lighting and light music. The service was amazing as wells the food. They were very busy but we still were seated and served... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I really want to like this place, but it's just not good. The service is good but the food is terrible.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We were out for husband's birthday dinner, and since we had gotten a gift certificate from our daughter that was given to us on Valentine's Day, so finally we decided to use it..made reservations for 6:30 p.m. When we arrived the place was pretty much empty. The atmosphere was very nice and back grown music and lights dimmed. We were... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My dad and I have lunch here at least once a month. I take visiting friends and family here each chance I can get. The menu is akin to Not Your Average Joe's. The price is very good for the quality of the food. The Paninis are AMAZING - I have literally dreamt about them. I love the Super Buono,... More 

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Bradford, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Very good food and reasonably priced. Owner is a gem. I would recommend this place. Daily specials and good choices in their menu.

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Methuen
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were directed to our table We were provided a wine list and menus. Bread and oil were brought over We placed our drink order proceeded by our choice of meals Downside: No glasses of water that is usually customary at a restaurant. And there was no "nightly specials" offered - were there no specials? or did... More 

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Pelham, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
452 reviews 452 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The evening started off nicely with a warm welcome and really good hot bread and dipping oil with spices. From there it went downhill. We realize that a new person was being trained and when you have to ask for butter three times and remind the server to bring the wine, we gave it a pass. I might add that... More 

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

For lunch with my girlfriend - place is bright and clean, staff friendly and accommodating. And the food ... VERY tasty! Tuscan turkey panini is complex and satisfying, pastrami panini is nice and spicy. Well above any expectations for a first time here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 438 So. Broadway, Salem, NH 03079
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 603 952 4636

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?