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Buona Sera Ristorante & Bar

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50 Maple Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1618
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Manalapan, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the great pleasure to celebrate my birthday with a private affair in the wine cellar. The room is warm and excellently appointed. The food excellent, as always, the huge difference was the outstanding service from Lester and staff. They made the affair special from beginning to end. Many thanks and my highest recommendation to all looking for that... More 

Thank Alfred M
Farmington, Connecticut
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381 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were 4 and all of us wanted the Lobster special . While we enjoyed talking and catching up with each other, we were very disheartened when we waited 1 3/4 hours for our dinner. Even getting refills on water seemed to be a chore. It was a Saturday night and the place was crowded but this wait was absurd.... More 

Thank Betty L
New Jersey
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice bar and music. Crowd older but nice. Food authentic ITALIAN & so good. I would def go back to eat. Parking kinda a problem but you can figure out. Streets are busy and may face to park across the street. My bf using drops me at door. Inside decor is nice. Upstairs is a night club with music... More 

Thank Neysa C
Howell, N.J.
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wanted to reserve for 6:30 but it was suggested by management we do 6:00 to be sure to make the 8:00 concert right next door at the theater as the restaurant was expecting an overflow crowd. Good thing- our meal took well over an hour to arrive. When it did, however, we thought it was well worth the wait.... More 

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New York City
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here a number of times, and I have never been disappointed. It's a little expensive for the meal, but I think the taste is great. Three of us dined: my friend asked if they had had a dish he liked previously--no problem! They served him his shrimp francese with linguini. I ordered something very ordinary: chicken paillard. It... More 

Thank happytrails555
Colts Neck, New Jersey
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The name says it all "Buona Sera" - "Good Evening" and whenever we go there that's what we have...whether its the two of us or we are with a group or if we are hosting a party in the wine room - we/our guests always have a "Good Evening". Buona Sera has been dishing out consistently great tasting food for... More 

Thank Robert M
Princeton, New Jersey
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192 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was personally embarrassed to not have discovered this great Italian restaurant before this summer. My wife and I ordered a Mt. Veeder at 1/2 price and found the service and food to be very good. The portions are too huge for us, but others seemed to have no problem. However you can order 1/2 portions of the pasta, which... More 

Thank BayHeadTravelinBear
new jersey
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This place been around for years now and I tried it years ago and then again and then again recently. Well as far I am concerned 3 strikes and your out. It has a good atmosphere and its known as "the place" to be and it turns into a night club during late night. Anyone who wants to be someone... More 

Thank danno9
Riviera Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We went for a food tasting to decide on a wedding menu. Micheal was very informative, helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating. Everything that was brought to our table was wonderful, my favorite was the spinach and Boursin stuffed mushrooms, sausage bread and sesame seared yellow fin tuna over fried wonton. The sirloin was aromatic and cooked to perfection. Our waiter Angelo... More 

Thank alouisec75
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Disappointed in service and some of the food we ordered. Delivery of our order took 30 minutes. I can understand that since it was busy, yet our server was nowhere to be seen. My husband did enjoy his meal, eggplant parmesan. My dinner, veal rollatini was dry and tough and vegetables cold and hard. Mashed potatoes were great. I told... More 

Thank Monica K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Maple Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1618
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Red Bank
  • Phone Number: 732-530-5858

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