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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
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 53
    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
SUBURBAN COUGAR CROWD EATING BETTER THAN AVERAGE ITALIAN FOOD

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

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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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
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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127 reviews 127 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Best to go during the week or Sundays. .Friday night Saturday night this place is super busy. ..A lot of Regulars hanging out at the bar....Food is very good. ..service good also

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Toms River
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I've been to Buona Sera many times and haven't had a bad experience yet. It does get crowded at times but they seem to handle it well. The food and drinks have always been very good. BTW Monday's are half price wine so you can great a great bottle of wine with dinner for a very reasonable price. Definetly give... More 

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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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