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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent Food & Service! Had tickets for the Count Basie Theater & choose this restaurant because of its proximity to the theater. We were so pleasantly surprised! Will definitely go back again.

Thank 35mariea
Middletown, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

OMG their red sangria! I've taken a few dates here before and never had a bad experience. Its extremely elegant and its the place to go if you want to leave a good impression or make a night a little bit more memorable. Outside of that, I can't tell you how many times and some co-workers have gone to their... More 

Thank worldtravler2016z
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Meet up with friends here for dinner. Our food was superb! Best veal Milanese ever. Could nor believe how good it tasted. We had just finished when the first cloud of cigar smoke engulfed our table. Every few minutes another wave would appear. First I thought some inconsiderate clod in the bar, but not there. It was not until we... More 

Thank Dont08901
Hicksville, New York, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped in for lunch last week. we ate outside because we had our dog along. Service was first rate as was the food. Also a nice pour on the drinks

Thank kheck6464
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried to have dinner before a show at the Count Basie, needed a reservation which is fine but the owner walked us all the way around to the bar and said this is all we have. He could have told us at the door that's all he had. We left

Thank Momtozac
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are not local, but were going to a show at the theater next door and tried out Buona Sera. We were seated promptly, service was good. Food was delicious. I had pork osso bucco which was tasty and a very large serving. The waitress offered to wrap it and when I said we were going to the show, she... More 

Thank Deana B
Manalapan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My boss took all of us there for a holiday luncheon. We went downstairs to the basement and ordered from a special menu. The food and atmosphere were both fantastic! I don't get out into Red Bank much and this was a lovely outing close to work with a wonderful ambiance.

Thank SimpleGirl430
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only thing I warn you about are the portions. The pasta entrees could feed a party of 4!!!!!!!! The waiter tries to warn you so pay attention!! A lot of food but good. You will definitely be taking a doggie bag home!!!

Thank R-Ann
Middletown, NJ
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought we would give this popular Restaurant another try after a not so good experience a few years back. The staff was very friendly and attentive and we enjoyed the delicious Mozzarella Carozza appetizer BUT I was very disappointed with my Bolognese Sauce...the menu said it was made with fresh pork but there was ground Sausage Meat and I... More 

Thank Annette M
Marlboro, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Finally ate at Buona Sera, and it was interesting! Sat at a table on second level overlooking 1st floor diners, and was very interesting to see all the different foods that people were having. Portions are huge-most people leave with leftovers. We started with clams oregenato, which were good-not great. Lots of bread crumbs over one clam. I had chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?