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Buona Sera Ristorante & Bar

50 Maple Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1618
732-530-5858
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Ranked #34 of 119 Restaurants in Red Bank
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 9, 2014
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We have dined at Buona Sera several times over the last 10 plus years while visiting friends in the Red Bank area. Our meals have generally been good along with the service. The menu is varied but a little pricey. Nice old world atmosphere.

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Clark, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Went last night prior to a show at the Count Basie theater. Sat at the bar and was ignored by the bar staff for the first five minutes as they joked among themselves...was asked what I would like to drink and then it was never brought by the first server. Thankfully, someone else took notice of my plight and brought... More

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Parsippany, NJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We have had several excellent meals here. Italian food is very good even for New Jersey which has a number of excellent restaurants.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Service was very good with one glitch...they delivered the wrong meal to me. Overall the service was really good and our server Anna couldn't do enough for us. The maitre'd Walter ws very friendly and seated us very promptly. We had house wines with our meals and the hosue wines were very good. The bread delivered with seasoned butter was... More

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NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Went to Buona Sera for dinner tonight. My husband and I have been going to this restaurant once or twice a year for 10 years now. Tonight was our very last time. Manager dropped the F*bomb at least 3x tonight... loud enough to scare everyone eating. He was angry over something and made us all know it! Staff was unhappy... More

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Red Bank, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

They say all things change, but sorry to say not always for the better. Once the finest establishment in Red Bank , Buona Sera has gone "down hill" over the last two years.

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Went to Buona Sera before a show at the Count Basie theater. On the plus side, the restaurant is right next door to the theater, making it very convenient. We had a reservation and we sat immediately. The place was somewhat busy, but not so busy that the poor service was warranted. Our waiter was rarely around, and we had... More

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Morgan, nj
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Came in for a quick bite before the Kathy Griffin show at Count Basie (4:45pm). We did not have a reservation (for 3 ppl) and the host - (tall bald man with a large medallion around his neck and loud shirt) rolled his eyes when we said we didn't have a reservation. We were about to walk about bec of... More

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Paris, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great service most of the time. Some seating is not preferred so ask for a good seat. Not too expensive and close to all other RB attractions. I don't go often enough...but I always consider going there and they are willing to help make the meal just as you like it. Very good Italian food.

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Food is good, but portions are very large. I always have to take 1/2 home. Which isn't too bad you get two meals for one.. It can get very noisy... But definitely worth a visit..

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