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Buono panini bistro

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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyable, convenient roadside dining

This building, a former iHop, has a comfortable bar and a nice dining room, right off Rt 28 in Salem, where fast food choices abound. The restaurant is much more (and pricier), and I enjoyed a cup of wedding soup and a delicious flatbread pizza appetizer. I was alone and at the bar when the very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
cootmom
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Massachusetts
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Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not a great looking place but the food is great and that's what we are there for . Scollops wrapped in bacon were fantastic. Chicken Margarita was just as good The bread and bloody Mary was perfect Go there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This building, a former iHop, has a comfortable bar and a nice dining room, right off Rt 28 in Salem, where fast food choices abound. The restaurant is much more (and pricier), and I enjoyed a cup of wedding soup and a delicious flatbread pizza appetizer. I was alone and at the bar when the very attentive young bartender told... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We were skeptical walking in because there were not many cars in lot. It must have been because it was a Wednesday night at 8:30. The food was authentic Italian at its best. The bread was fresh and hot, the salad was crisp and green with a phenomenal house dressing and the meals we ordered were so good, we almost... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
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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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
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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
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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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?