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Buona Ristorante

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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PIZZA‎
2.99
Cheese
Slice‎
13.99
Cheese
Large 16”
13.99
Cheese
Extra large 18”
3.49
Pepperoni
Slice‎
12.49
Pepperoni
Large 16”
14.99
Pepperoni
Extra large 18”
4.00
Meat Lovers
Ham, pepperoni, sausage and bacon slice
15.49
Meat Lovers
Ham, pepperoni, sausage and bacon large 16”
17.99
Meat Lovers
Ham, pepperoni, sausage and bacon extra large 18”
4.00
Veggie
Bells peppers, onions, mushrooms slice
CALZONES‎
8.90
Cheese Calzone
Ricotta and mozzarella
8.99
Stromboli
Stuffed with pepperoni, sausage, ham and cheese
DESSERTS‎
4.99
Tiramisu
5.49
Ny Monster Cheesecake
3.99
Cannoli
4.99
Italian Lemon Cream Cake
4.99
Quadruple Chocolate Mousse Pie
BEVERAGES‎
1.99
Fountain Drinks, Pink Lemonade, Sweet Tea and Un-Sweet Tea
Free refills
1.79
Coffee or Decaf
Free refills
1.99
Espresso
2.49
Cappuccino
1.85
IBC Root Beer
1.79
Orange Juice
COCA COLA‎
1.79
Apple Juice
16.9oz 2.75
33.8oz 3.75
San Pellgrino Sparking Water
1.75
Dasani Water
20oz
2.50
2 Liter Bottles Coke, Diet Coke or Sprite
Beer and Wine
Available‎ at restaurant
APPETIZERS‎
10 6.99
20 12.99
50 27.99
Dressing +0.50
Celery +0.50
Chicken Wings the Best on the Beach!
Flavored with our special sauce in mild, medium, hot or honey BBQ, includes celery and your choice of bleu cheese or ranch
6.99
Boneless Chicken Tenders
Breaded boneless chicken fingerlings are fried and served with honey mustard or barbeque sauce
8.49
Bay's Buffalo Shrimp How Tasty
Shrimp sautéed with our special sauce in hot, medium or mild, served with your choice of bleu cheese or ranch
7.99
Fried Calamari
Calamari rings breaded and served with fresh homemade marinara sauce
3.99
Garlic Cheese Bread
Open-faced‎ focaccia bread topped with olive oil, garlic, mozzarella
3.99
Garlic Knots
A crusty italian dinner roll formed into a knot and brushed with garlic butter
6.99
Mozzarella Sticks ~the Real Deal!
Breaded mozzarella, deep-fried and served with marinara sauce
5.49
Bruschetta
Four slices of homemade italian bread toasted, topped with tomatoes, red onions and fresh mozzarella
2.99
French Fries
6.99
Caprese
Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil olive oil
SOUPS‎
Cup 2.49
Bowl 3.99
Pasta Fagioli
SIDES‎
4.95
Frank's Meatballs
4.95
Sausage
3.99
Vegetables
Grilled eggplant, roasted peppers and grilled zucchini
SALADS‎
5.99
House Salad
Spring‎ mix, red onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded mozzarella, croutons, olive oil and balsamic vinegar
5.99
Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce tossed with parmigiano cheese, creamy caesar dressing and croutons
2.99
Side Salad
House or caesar
7.99
Antipasto Salad
Baked ham, capicola, salami and mozzarella served over mixed greens, tomatoes, pepperoncini, cucumbers, black olives, red onions, olive oil and balsamic vinegar
5.99
Spinach Salad
Spinach, red onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded mozzarella, croutons, olive oil and balsamic vinegar
7.99
Chef Salad
Baked ham, crispy bacon, mozzarella and white turkey, served over mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, onions, olive oil and balsamic vinegar
8.49
Calamari Salad
Calamari, celery, capers, mixed greens, chipped tomatoes, red onions, olive oil and lemon juice
7.75
Antipasto Vegetariano
Grilled‎ eggplant, roasted peppers, grilled zucchini, artichoke, tomatoes, mixed greens, olive oil and balsamic vinegar
9.99
Grilled Chicken Salad
Grilled chicken breast on mixed baby greens with fresh mozzarella, black olives, tomatoes, onions and balsamic rosemary dressing, also available in buffalo style
ENTREES‎
All entrees served with a side house salad and bread
9.99
Two of frank’s meatballs +2.00
Sausage +2.00
Pasta
Capellini, penne, spaghetti or ravioli in marinara sauce
11.99
Meat Lasagna ~ Speaks for Itself!
Ground beef, mozzarella and ricotta, topped with marinara sauce
11.99
Veggie Lasagna
Broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, mozzarella and ricotta, topped with marinara sauce
11.99
Baked Manicotti
Rolled pastry stuffed with ricotta and mozzarella, served with marinara sauce
11.99
Eggplant Parmigiano
Eggplant baked with marinara and mozzarella served with your choice of spaghetti, penne or capellini
11.99
Low Carb Platter
Sausage, meatball, chicken and marinara sauce
11.99
Veal +2.00
Parmigiano Chicken Breast or Veal
Breaded, topped with marinara and mozzarella, served with your choice of spaghetti, penne or capellini chicken
11.99
Veal +2.00
Piccata ~ From the Chef!
Chicken breast or veal sauteed with butter, white wine, capers and lemon juice served with your choice of spaghetti, penne or capellini chicken
11.99
Fettuccine Alfredo
About
A cozy, family owned and operated, Italian restaurant located on beautiful St. Pete Beach, FL. The homemade from scratch Italian favorites are the main reason people become our customers for life. We strive to exceed customers' expectations by offering the best service possible and great value. One of our two outdoor patios, a hidden gem that faces a small marina on the intracoastal Boca Ciega Bay, is another asset of "Buona Ristorante " for those who want to sit across from the water and enjoy some great food and a bottle of wine. The new owners Diane and Marco are always involved in the daily operations and they are never too far to listen to your wants, your needs or your suggestions. Please
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Pizza, soup, Caesar salad all delicious and Stromboli was huge and cheesy. Service by Robbie was awesome. Service very friendly and accommodating. 4 of us ate and loved our food.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank cindycru
N409BDmarcoa, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Cindycru. We appreciate your visit and your review. Marco & Diane

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great lunch! Very welcoming, friendly service. Robbie takes excellent care of his customers. As for dessert...the Tiramisu is to die for! I will definitely return!

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank Vacationer584348
N409BDmarcoa, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much Vacationer584348. Marco & Diane

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great Dinner with superb service. Thanks to Gabbie! We enjoyed Pizza, pasta and drinks. We Luke’s the outside terrace on the back with a nice view. Give it a chance.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank markusm30
N409BDmarcoa, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We appreciate your business and your review markusm30. Marco & Diane

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a quick dinner option as we didn't want to get ready to go out for dinner after a long, hot day. We ordered a large, cheese pizza after seeing the reviews on Trip Advisor that is was a top rated pizza...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank kevintammy
N409BDmarcoa, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We want to thank you for your business and say that we are very sorry you didn’t enjoy your pizza thoroughly kevintammy. We want to ensure you that we use the best quality cheese and the finest pizza ingredients. Best regards, Marco & Diane

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceptional service, great menu recommendations and enjoyable conversation with my server, Gabbie. She was a fantastic! Thanks!!!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank beatus_viator_paul
N409BDmarcoa, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much. Marco & Diane A

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Florida for our 29th Wedding Anniversary, we wanted Italian and we came upon this place. I ordered Romano Crusted Chicken-I recommend it is very tasty the chicken was spiced perfectly, pasta was not as done as I’d wished but still delicious and...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Hope S
N409BDmarcoa, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy Anniversary Hope. Thank you for choosing our restaurant to celebrate it. We do appreciate your business and your nice comments. Marco & Diane

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is really amazing! My family and I ate here tonight and we had a really wonderful time. Each dish that we ordered was really delicious; very flavorful and rich and wonderful. We had the pizza, garlic knots, lasagna, antipasti salad and pasta and...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Kat9954
N409BDmarcoa, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your patronage and your review Kat. Marco & Diane

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waiter Robbie was outstanding and made us feel very welcome while we were here on vacation in Florida. He was very personable and advised us on many things to see and do in St. Pete. If you like Italian, there is surely something here...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Travlrzar
N409BDmarcoa, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your business and your nice review Travlrzar. Marco & Diane

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place the last time we were in St. Pete, two years ago, and knew we had to come back on our next visit. Delicious pizza and pasta dishes followed by yummy desserts. Gabbie, our server, was especially nice, bringing us a complimentary...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Roxanne N
N409BDmarcoa, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Roxanne N. We really appreciate your great review and your visit. Marco & Diane

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. Bread was fresh and homemade. Small dining area but food was outstanding!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 75kimberlys
N409BDmarcoa, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much 75kimberlys. Marco & Diane

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PFootlocke
May 31, 2018|
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Response from NJ_TraveL_Chick82 | Reviewed this property |
vegetarian, yes....vegan, not unless you are getting just garlic knots...or a salad and pizza without cheese.
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Krevy75
June 21, 2015|
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Response from irina g | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. But I may be wrong -- calling them directly sounds like a good idea.
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