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$13 - $32
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Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza, Tuscan, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed October 2, 2022 via mobile

Loved the wine box cellar! Excellent service, awesome wine choices and DELICIOUS dinners. So lucky to have this restaurant in our community!!!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2022

Thank you Dr Quinn for taking the time to leave a review and for the excellent rating! We are honored and thrilled to see that you enjoy your time with us and that you feel lucky to have us in the community! We feel lucky...More

Reviewed September 29, 2022

Well after making a reservation ahead of time , we were escorted to the basement inside a a wine storage closet to be seated. There were several tables available up stairs in main room. Now I wonder if it was based on our looks. Maybe...a color issue? My suggestion here is to dine where all people of any color are welcome. Now this is just my take from it. So if you choose to go there and drop a couple hundred . Well buyer beware they say.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2022

Hello, as the owner of Buon Appetito, I respond personally to every review, good or bad. In this case, I wish to directly respond to your experience. Let me assure you, that in no way were you seated based upon your race. During COVID, we...More

Reviewed September 15, 2022 via mobile

My wife and I have been coming here since they opened. They did a beautiful job building a new restaurant in the place that was occupied by the Do Drop In. It is absolutely one the best restaurants we have ever been to. We live...over an hour away and still find a way to dine here several times a month. The staff are always friendly and professional. The food is consistently great! The owners take pride in all that they do. It shows in how clean everything is. The beautiful exterior and interior of the building as well as positive way they interact with their employees. Great Food! Wonderful Atmosphere! Attentive Staff!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with feedback and for your excellent rating! We are truly honored to see that you drive over an hour to dine with us! It's guests like yourself that are the reason we do what we...More

Reviewed September 14, 2022

Prices were high, but quality of food made it worthwhile. As one of the rare places open past 8 on a Friday night it was a prime place to dine where a fine glass of wine could be paired with a great menu offering -...we had the lasagna and the chicken parm. The atmosphere was pleasant and the servers were phenomenal.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with feedback! We appreciate your kind compliments! We have worked very hard to try to keep our prices as reasonable as possible without sacrificing the integrity of our dishes. We pride ourselves on using only...More

Reviewed September 6, 2022 via mobile

We’ve been here several times and we always enjoy our meal. We were able to sit outside, our food was delicious and our server was excellent.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with feedback! We are happy to see that you are a return guest and that you were pleased with your meals and service. We can't help but wonder what we could have done differently to...More

Reviewed August 28, 2022

If you are going to Foxwoods and intend to enjoy an upscale dinner, dine here instead of the casino's places. This is a lot classier and the food and the service are both excellent. Prices are also upscale, but one does get all that one...pays for an more. Be warned: Many of the patrons dress in Contemporary Casino, which is to say, dress as if they are buying roofing material at Home Depot.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2022

Thank you for your review Jonathan! We are pleased to see that you found our food and service to be excellent! We have worked very hard over the last two years to keep our prices as reasonable as possible as we use only the finest...More

Reviewed August 26, 2022

We got carryout one recent night. We ordered a sausage pizza, a vegan pizza and a shrimp scampi pizza. All the pizzas were very tasty although they were not hot once we got them home. The crust is very thin, but not crisp on the...bottom. As you worked your way back to the edge of the pizza, the crust got thicker and chewier. There was plenty of toppings on them. We also ordered a couple of salads. One an arugula salad, the other, a caesar salad. The caesar salad was cold, and the lettuce was crisp. The arugula was also good, with pieces of artichokes and thin slices of onion. For $10 each, I expected much larger salads than we got. We also were intrigued by the dirty chips that were on the appetizer menu and decided to try them. They were tasty, but not worth the $9.50. The were potato chips that had a tablespoon of olive tappenade on them and came with a white sauce that we drizzled on top. We also decided to try the banana bread pudding. We thought is was also very tasty, and would have been outstanding expect that the bananas in the pudding were hard and chewy. Dinner was $101 with a $10 tip for carry out. A very expensive meal for a pizza place.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with feedback. We appreciate all feedback. We are sorry to see that your pizzas were not hot once you got them home. We have worked very hard over the last 2 years with challenges from...More

Reviewed August 21, 2022

We were on our way home from a day at the beach, feeling underdressed, but were warmly welcomed by the owner. The restaurant was full, inviting and great to see people talking and enjoying dinner out. We ordered a Caesar salad to share, the dressing...was wonderful. My husband ordered the homemade lasagna and I asked if I could have spaghetti with broccoli Rabe, instead of the tomato and basil sauce on the menu. They were glad to do this for me. Enjoyed some merlot and nibbled on bread with olive oil as we waited for our dinners. The bread and olive oil were very good. Our server was helpful, knowledgeable and professional, very attentive. We are super pleased with this new find. My husband said it was the best lasagna he's ever had. I enjoyed mine too. Coming back for date nights- worth the hour drive. Finished with cappuccino and homemade limoncello- outstanding! We love this restaurant and highly recommend it! A rare find in our current times.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with feedback. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your time with us. We are humbled by your very generous compliments and we are looking forward to seeing you for your date nights! See...More

Reviewed August 21, 2022

Beautiful location, great pizza and pasta. The outdoor patio could be in the Italian countryside! The place was crowded and is clearly popular, as it should be. We ate there twice and the meal was superior both times. It is so good that it is...worth a special trip.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for your generous feedback! We are so pleased to see that you've enjoyed your experiences with us! We are honored that you'd make a special trip to come back! We look forward to serving...More

Reviewed August 10, 2022

We had the salmon and pesto pasta. It was amazing. I will definatly return! Wait Staff was also very friendly!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2022

Gary, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with feedback and for the excellent rating! We are pleased to read that you thought the salmon and pasta was amazing! Thank you for your kind words on our wait staff. We can't wait...More

Reviewed June 24, 2022 via mobile

My wife and I have frequented Buon Appitito since they opened years ago and have always loved the food, environment and staff. Recently we experienced one of the best meals in our life. We had the halibut special and a pizza. Very difficult to put...into words how delicious both were. If you haven’t experienced this place, your missing out. Thank you Morella and your dedicated staff for a memorable evening.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and excellent rating! We are truly honored that we've made your top 5 meals! Your compliments are too kind!! We love that you love Buon Appetito and we can't wait to serve you again soon!

Reviewed June 22, 2022 via mobile

This was our first visit; it definitely won't be our last! The grounds were beautiful, the restaurant was lovely, the service (Mariella!?!?) was extraordinary, the wine and limoncello were fantastic and the food was out of this world! We had the swordfish and sea scallops....We felt so special and enjoyed an exceptional visit with our friends while enjoying a great evening.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2022

Thank you Jill for your excellent rating and generous feedback on your time with us. We are honored to hear that you enjoyed your experience! We will pass your compliments on to Mirela. We look forward to having you back again soon! Ciao!

Reviewed June 17, 2022

When I asked my almost high school graduate where she'd like to have dinner to celebrate she happily responded, "Where else?.... Buon Appetito". And so for the umpteenth time in a few years we were back in the home of Mirela and her fabulous staff....The weight of stress that comes with planning and organizing a dinner party is immediately lifted when you dine here. Our party of 13 was quickly seated and a drink order taken. She had delicious homemade pizza and a platter of antipasto delivered for the table within a few minutes. Our group happily chatted and caught up with each other as the restaurant buzzed to full capacity. The garden room where we were had another very large party and a few smaller ones were in the main dining room, I am always impressed with the service here. Your water glass never empties, your drinks are always refreshed and staff is always near if something is needed. There is a sense of urgency with her staff but no one is running or grim faced; just a very well oiled group of individuals who aspire to maintain Mirela's level of service expectations. I have never had an off temperature meal nor one that wasn't delicious in every way. Our group chose our favorites last night. Salmon, swordfish, ravioli and lots of chicken parm for the boy teens. Large, hot, plentiful and DELICIOUS were the platters of food that arrived. The amount of customers and food they served last night all with great service and genuine smiles is testament to the family environment you feel as soon as you enter the doors. We ended the meal with mostly to go desserts as we were completely satiated from dinner, but we did have some coffee and espresso. Mirela is a kind and lovely person whose only desire is to see that you are taken care. And that, is what they do best, If you haven't had a chance to dine here, GO and if its been awhile, head back. The patio is open and dining outside is a lovely experience here. Until next, Cheers!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2022

Kimberly thank you so very much for your very generous feedback and excellent rating. We absolutely LOVE being a part of our guest's special and memorable events! Our guests are truly like family. It is such an honor to be able to take part and...More

Reviewed May 3, 2022

My family of four (two adults, two small children) was looking for a nice place for pasta during our trip to Mystic. Though this restaurant is not in downtown Mystic, the 15 minute or so drive (from Mystic Aquarium) was well worth it! The service...was spectacular, but the real gem was the quality and portion-size of the food. My wife had the pappardelle bolognese and I had the linguine with white clams. Our kids split a plate of spaghetti with meatballs (yes, they can split the dish for a $3 upcharge). These were some of the best tasting pasta dishes we've had in a long time (and we have some really authentic Italian restaurants near our home). We've added this restaurant to our list of favorites and we will be sure to stop by again the next time we're in Mystic!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2022

Thank you for your excellent rating and your generous and thorough feedback! We pride ourselves on excellent service and preparing and serving fresh, homemade, authentic Italian cuisine made with the finest fresh and imported ingredients. We are so excited to be on your list of...More

Reviewed March 31, 2022

Four of us were a minor school of fish on a crowded Sunday. But the service and food was excellent. Maybe the noise level enhanced the flavors, textures and satisfaction of our selections. A private party in an adjoining room added to the crowd of...our room but the sound dampening and ambiance kept it bearable. The Grilled Focaccia bread appetizer was all that the other reviewers proclaimed. We did not leave a crumb or curd. The Bolognese was not up to expected that day but the next day the leftovers was outstanding which seems typical of some pastas. And so were the short ribs. Partly because they were finished with a slight drizzle of BBQ sauce reminiscent of a commercial version. But the sauce was easily scraped off and the flavor came out better. The next day, combined with a touch of prepared horseradish at home, they became Marvelous! The side of Broccoli Rabe was fantastic with a vibrant and tantalizingly kick. That preformed well the next day too. My creme brulee stood up to the challenge of any imitator. Sister Jean had about the biggest calzone ever seen and, although a slight person, it was completely consumed with glee. Arthur shied away from the foraccia until he realized it was going too fast to be anything other than special so he relented and confessed it was great. His shrimp scampi entree had super reviews going in and he declared them right on even to every scrap of the pasta. The prices were reasonable. We had not been at Buon Appetito for at least five years and it was great then. It will not be close to that long before we return.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave an excellent rating with feedback. Your feedback means a lot to us! We hope you will join us again soon and we look forward to serving you.

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Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5