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Buon Appetito is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant that serves an eclectic mix of northern Italian dishes in a warm and relaxed environment. We strive for the highest standards in our service, our food and our overall presentation because we believe that dining out is not just about food, it’s about a true dining experience. Buon Appetito’s menu offers a variety of choices from, appetizers, soups, salads, specialty pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, ocean fresh seafood, entrees and mouth watering desserts. We pride ourselves in preparing only the freshest ingredients daily offering a menu of food and beverages with a distinctive image. We wish to thank all of you who have continued to
PRICE RANGE
$13 - $32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza
FEATURES
Television, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very enjoyable dinner,sat outside beautiful evening. Very busy but they appear to have everything under control.Service is excellent and they make you feel comfortable and not just a number.I had the veal and wife had pasta with veggies,both were excellent .Mussels for an app very...good.Servers were very pleasant,one was in training, her first night and she was great.Expresso could use some work ,very small and not very hot.Overall a very nice dinner and one of our favorite spots.They all seem to work together and care about your experience. Make your reservations!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Mirela and Petrice are the model for living the American dream and proof that hard work will pay dividends. They have created a resturant with top notch service, excellent food, generous portions and a well trained staff. There is outside seating with entertainment and fireplace....Its the perfect spot for that special occasion anytime of the year. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant is amazing, it was my first time and we got lifeguard calamari, mussels and a route 2 pizza and all 3 were freaking AMAZING OMG! The service was great and I will be recommending to EACH I KNOW! Best experience on a spur...of a moment stop! The chef (marisella?) came out and asked how the food was and we couldn’t praise it enough! YUMMMMMMMM!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the restaurants were closed on Tuesday at Foxwoods, so we decided to give this restaurant a try to celebrate our 46th Wedding Anniversary. So glad we did. They have a very nice patio for outdoor seating. We were first served a great hot...crusty bread with terrific olive oil for dipping. For entries we had the Orecchiette with sausage (skipped the white beans and broccoli rabe), and the Salmon served over risotto. Both outstanding. For dessert we shared the Ricotta Cheesecake. Very good. They serve complimentary limoncello after dinner. A nice touch. The service was top notch...specials explained, and the food was served piping hot. Overall a great dinning experience, comparable to much higher priced Italian restaurants we have visited.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner with my wife recently at Buon Appetito. Upon arrival the place was packed. There was what appeared to be a wedding or birthday in one room. The dining room was full and so was outdoors. We waited at least 8-9 minutes at the...entrance before anyone even acknowledged us. Service staff walked by us dozens of times, as well as person who looked to be the manager or host; not even an acknowledgment of hello - we'll be right with you. We did have reservations. As we were standing there it started to rain - which then made matters worse as they tried to deal with outside customers. Waitstaff were very overwhelmed at situation. Finally the nice bartender woman saw that we had been there a long time and helped us. We were seated in the basement dining room which appeared to be the classic overflow last resort place to seat someone. Initial service started slow, but became better as restaurant cleared out and large party left. Chef (owner?) came downstairs a few times to check on tables (nice). The menu was nice but not very inventive - very standard Italian fare. Food portions were excessive and price had good value. Meals were average.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was good but it was perfunctory and arrogant. The place was clean. The prices are high--the specials menu didn't have prices on it and the prices on the specials menu were higher than the regular menu. $18.00 for an appetizer $40.00 for prime rib...My chicken picatta was bland. The creme bruelee was good. For the money we spent, I expected flavorful food and genuine service.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent review. We were saddened to hear that you were disappointed with your dining experience with us. No, we are not the cheapest restaurant in the area but we serve authentic dishes using only the best, natural ingredients. We do not...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hadn't been here for some time! Today was a special day for us & we had reservations for the patio. It was like we had our own private dining area @ the 3PM opening. Server was fantastic, apologize for not remembering her name, but has...been there 5yrs which again tells a good point for employee/employer. Was so accomodating got us coffee immediately. Our tongues were longing for the zucchini chips. Next ordered the special appetizer, grilled octopus. Our main entre was again a special of baked stuffed shrimp w/broccolini over a bed of red bliss potatoes. For dessert was mango sorbet & creme brulee & cappuccino! From beginning to end was like eating in the hills of countryside in Italy in the patio area & the fireplace was lighted to add the finishing touches on our always beautiful experiences @ Buon Appetito!!!! Mirella paid a visit, chatted & renewed memories of beloved friend of ours who 1st introduced us there who'd recently passed. You'll always get the best in service, hospitality and of course the cuisine served. A shout out also to Jessica who visited us.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the extremely generous review! It is customers like you that make our restaurant great. Come back again soon and we will be happy to satisfy your appetite...again!

Reviewed May 9, 2021

Pleasantly surprised by this gem of a restaurant! The employees are wonderful and attentive, as well. Overall a great experience!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a 5-star review! Your feedback is greatly appreciated! We look forward to having you back soon! Ciao!

Reviewed April 2, 2021 via mobile

Such a lovely restaurant! This is our absolute favorite restaurant in the area. Amazing Italian food, warm and welcoming atmosphere, and excellent staff! Our waitress (Sandi) was excellent...provided great recommendations, was quick to fill water glass, drinks, etc, yet never made us feel rushed! She...is top-notch! Can’t wait to go back on our next date night!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2021

Margo, I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit to Buon Appetito! Thank you for the excellent feedback from your meal. I will be sure and pass your compliments on to our staff. Come back and see us soon! Ciao!

Reviewed March 22, 2021 via mobile

So we decided to give this restaurant a try, well we actually ate there 2 nights in a row and we hardly ever do that. Our waitress Sandra she was top notch we requested her the second night also, she is very highly recommended. We...had the PEI mussels exquisite, pizza really good. The second night was wine braised short ribs melt in your mouth. We even got a bottle of limoncello to go. The atmosphere there is very friendly and upbeat we will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2021

I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit to Buon Appetito! Thank you for the excellent feedback from your meal. I will be sure and pass your compliments on to our staff. Come back and see us soon! Take care ~ Ciao!

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waterview35
November 30, 2018|
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Response from BuonAppetitoOwner | Property representative |
Hi there, we do offer reservations. In order to secure a table with no wait for you and your party, we recommend calling and making a reservation. Thank you!
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pamlath
July 29, 2018|
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Response from BuonAppetitoOwner | Property representative |
Hi there, yes we do! We have a full bar!
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