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Buona Vita

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439 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3820
+1 310-379-7626
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found ourselves in Hermosa Beach late in the evening looking for a place to eat. Spotted Buona Vita and decided to give it a try. Atmosphere is rustic, the staff friendly and attentive and the food {especially the seafood) excellent. Prices were midrange and there was a good selection of drinks and wines. If you are in Hermosa Beach, have... More 

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Thank roamingwulff2016
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94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been there every time when visiting but felt the quality and selection was not what it use to be. That was a little disappointing. Service was good

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Thank Diane A
Greenville, South Carolina
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I took our young teens (3 boys and two girls) to dinner here and had a fabulous time. We were seated easily and taken care of immediately. Nice feature: bring your own wine if celebrating and there's no corkage fee. The meals are big and authentic. I'm usually pretty good about stopping when I'm full, but I... More 

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Thank sweetdanat
Millersburg, Ohio, USA
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were in the mood for Italian and this restaurant was close to our hotel and had good reviews on Trip Advisor. Those reviews were right on the mark. We were greeted and seated promptly. Our waiter was attentive and took good care of us. The food was outstanding. Any time we are in this area in... More 

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Thank Melodymaker53
Redondo Beach, California
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Good food, terrible service. Read below why it's "4 strikes and you're more than out" when it comes to service and this restaurant. I came here with my wife on a Saturday night to celebrate her birthday. It's a small, cozy restaurant a few blocks from the Hermosa Pier- far enough away to avoid the "scene", but close enough to... More 

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Thank LAsnowboarder
Yorba Linda, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Great food. Service is OK. And good wine on the wine list. The problem is that the wine is served warm. We had a good bottle of pinot noir at a reasonable price. The bottle wasn't presented or else I would have touched it and determined it was not close to the serving temperature (50-55F) and drank water. Hopefully these... More 

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Thank RandallMay
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

Was not busy when we got there as it was early. Service was great. Took own wine which was nice. The pasta was really good, but wouldn't recommend the chicken. Next time would just order a pasta dish. A really nice place which allows you to bring your own wine. Nice atmosphere. Good service.

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1 Thank Jonet A
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015

Loved the atmosphere of this restaurant! Staff was very friendly, interesting menu and decent wine list. The scallops with artichoke hearts dinner was creative and fabulous. My husband and I will return on our next LA visit and highly recommend this restaurant.

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1 Thank Harriet D
Long Beach, California
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

I had visited this restaurant many years ago, but had not returned in many years... and am so glad that I did! My husband and I were looking for a casual Sunday dinner out, and I remembered Buona Vita. The staff were warm and friendly, and seated us at a table by the open window next to the patio, which... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

My colleagues and I decided to visit Hermosa Beach one evening after a day of conferencing and were recommended to come to this restaurant by our taxi driver. We walked up and down the road and popped in to different places and discovered that Bueno Vita had extremely reasonable prices and a wicked corking policy for bringing your own wine!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 439 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3820
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-379-7626

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?