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Buono panini bistro

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438 So. Broadway, Salem, NH 03079
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Usually when I try a new Italian restaurant, I try something simple like spagetti or lasagne. If they mess it up, I will not return. I had the lasagne and was pleasantly suprised how good it tasted. This retuarant has changed hands so often, that it has been difficult to guage the food. But, I will definitely return and try... More 

Thank Brian V
New Hampshire
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I have eaten at most of the area restaurants and this might be our new favorite! The staff was extremely friendly and helpful while the food was extremely tasty. Everything tasted fresh and the specials were creative. Prices were reasonable and the food was extremely flavorful. Be sure to enjoy the bread. It was also great to... More 

Thank Josh G
Salem, New Hampshire
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there with family members on advice of friends. Had a very attentive waiter explained all the specials and had a great meal And great service. We ate there at 500 pm and were the only people there. Had three rounds of drinks during the happy hour but paid full price because we did not eat at the bar? Crazy!... More 

Thank Michael M
Pelham, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Just had a wonderful brunch with my husband at Buono Panini. Food was delicious & the service was spot on. The owner was pleasant and friendly. Homemade corn beef hash was to die for! Definitely be back.

Thank TammieP603
Methuen, Massachusetts
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191 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Had lunch here last week, it's an old Ihop with the angled roof. Bright and inviting inside upon entering. Waitress was good and polite, just a bit quiet and kind of shy. I used mens room first, it was RIGHT next to the kitchen! Just a very strange location. The kitchen is also open to the restaurant. Had a soup... More 

Thank Eagle-Eye24
Buono P, Manager at Buono panini bistro, responded to this review

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your soup. We were short handed that day in kitchen One of the cooks had an emergency & we tried to do the best we could without her The cappuccino machine had broke that day & we were having it fixed it shouldn't have gone out warm it's always hot. I would love for you... More 

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206 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Decided to have brunch here, since I'd heard good things about the restaurant. But was rudely surprised when the "Buono Omelette" had a distinctly bad taste. Turned out that the roasted red peppers had "gone bad". Really? They needed a customer (or victim) to bring that to the "chef's" attention? The young waiter was apologetic and friendly, which was helpful... More 

1 Thank Gyrfalcn
Buono P, Owner at Buono panini bistro, responded to this review

So sorry about your omelette! I heard about it when I got it & the roasted peppers were not bad! Unfortunately someone had put the sun dried tomatoes in the wrong spot The cook put sun dried tomatoes in your omelette not peppers. I'm very sorry. I heard everything else was delicious so why the bad review? More 

Wilmington, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

We dined on a Sunday evening. We were welcomed by Tara (owner) & Matt, our waiter. Everything we ordered was perfectly presented & tasty. Our favorites were the Steak Tips as well as the Salmon Con Navone. Matt & Tara were both very attentive and personable. If you're looking for excellent quality with a great price, stop in!This was our... More 

Thank 2HDWinniRiders
Peabody, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

My Girlfriend and I went on a Saturday, late afternoon. We really like the décor, a bit eclectic and very clean. We sat at the bar and were greeted nicely by Matt. he welcomed us, offered specials and served drinks quickly. Take advantage of the $5 house drink specials, mine, a simple house red was ok. We started with fried... More 

1 Thank Paul S
Merrimac, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped for lunch last Tuesday while we waited for work to be done on my car. It's a nice restaurant, not fancy but cute and clean. I had the turkey panini with homemade potato chips and my daughter had the super Buono and fruit salad. We both enjoyed our meals. The sandwiches were large and fresh... More 

1 Thank Theresa L
Salem, NH
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101 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Our first visit here and was hoping for more based on some of the very positive recent reviews. We had a reservation for 7:00 on a Saturday night and were seated right away. Though we then sat there for about 10 minutes as no one came to us, until one of the staff members came over and asked if anyone... More 

1 Thank Charlie G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 438 So. Broadway, Salem, NH 03079
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 16039524636

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