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Buona Sera Ristorante & Bar

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50 Maple Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1618
732-530-5858
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great italian fare with a great atmosphere

We were in New Jersey for the New Jersey marathon and wanted a good Italian meal. Well, this place definitely fit the bill! When we showed up the place was hopping, but many diners were just leaving to make it to the nearby show. Lucky for us, everything had calmed down a bit and we didn't even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Cathy P
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Houston, United States
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English first
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Can't find one bad thing to say. The classy, well mannered and friendly host, the beauty and cleanliness of the restaurant, the perfect service of our wait staff and the wonderful food - it exceeded my expectations. Nice size portions well priced that you would not expect at a restaurant of this caliber. All 4 of us loved it. The... More 

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Houston, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We were in New Jersey for the New Jersey marathon and wanted a good Italian meal. Well, this place definitely fit the bill! When we showed up the place was hopping, but many diners were just leaving to make it to the nearby show. Lucky for us, everything had calmed down a bit and we didn't even have a wait.... More 

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Its where the Housewives of Monmouth County congregate. Excellent for a drink pre or post Count Basie show... and to observe the mating rituals of local cougars.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Right next to the Count Basie Theater so it's a natural for pre or post- show dinner. But hubby and I waited over 1 hour for our entrée to arrive, though our drinks came quickly enough. That was just too long. The atmosphere is very nice and the food, when it finally arrived, was quite good. Not a place I... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Party of eight and we all enjoyed our food. Service was wonderful and manager was friendly. Even said we could leave our leftovers and pick up after our show. Provided us with free parking for nearby theatre show. Has gluten free pasta. Would gladly return.

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

food is just ok compared to other italian restaurants. too much salt in the food causes fingers to swell several hours later. i wouldn't bother to return there. also, it is noisy and crowded.

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Ocean, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Make a reservation if you are going to be eating after a matinee at Count Basie. This elegant place is ten steps away and delicious, whether you get the tuna rare, the stuffed swordfish, the halibut with spinach and pasta, or the shrimp and lobster on a sherry cream sauce over gnocchi. Watch the bill, though, or your nice $7.50... More 

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had a great meal and wine at Buona Sera Ristorante in Red Bank NJ. The food was delicious, the wine wonderful and the service was very friendly and polite. This was our first time visit to Buona Sera but surely isn't our last. Definitely a great place for an evening with a loved one or a business meeting. You'll... More 

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Bayville, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Met another couple for dinner on a Saturday night. The red sangria was yummy and super sized! Appetizers did not disappoint. We had calamari, clams casino and mozzarella stacks. Not sure what we were thinking. These generous portions could have served as our meal....but then the dinners arrived. OMG--Lobster francaise over vegetable risotto is by far the most delicious dinner... More 

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Red Bank, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food is plentiful and delicious. I have never been disappointed in a meal, always delicious and consistent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Maple Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1618
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Red Bank
  • Phone Number: 732-530-5858

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?