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Buona Sera Ristorante & Bar

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50 Maple Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1618
+1 732-530-5858
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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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

Authentic Italian experience! Food never disappoint!. Servings are very large and can easily be shared between two. Music and dancing after 10pm, go make a night of it!

Thank Pdag510
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 50th birthday in their upstairs room Sevice was great Bartender Jose was excellent. Food was family style and rave reviews. Could not of been a better party

Thank Philc2020
Whitehouse nj
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place, the food and service were spot on and The DJ on the other side of the house rocked . A must visit on a Friday night

Thank Burgerpeeps
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I made reservations after getting a referral from a friend. We were not disappointed! The salad was off the charts, and so was my Veal Cutlet Parm! Every bite was spectacular.

Thank zroros
Colonia, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of dining here before a show. After reading some negative reviews i was a little skeptical, but it was convenient and had a reservation open. We were seated immediately, which was great because the place was packed! Portions were generous, the food was quite good, and our waiter was very attentive. We will definitely be going... More 

Thank jf126
Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This party of about 80 was in the third floor catering room. It was ok, nothing special. Everything was served family style which is not my favorite. I don't like people touching the plates my food is served on but that being said the 6\7 appetizers were pretty good with the stuffed mushrooms being really well done. The marinara and... More 

Thank joekapp16
Toms River, New Jersey
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

We had gone to Buona Sera after a show at the Count Basie Theatre. We had two adults and a child and seated at a table by the bar in a high traffic area. Service seemed frazzled. Server tried to be accommodating but stressed. Ordered the stuffed meatball which arrived without stuffing and grilled prosciutto which was unimpressive. Chicken milanese... More 

Thank Mikey723
Middletown, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

We have been here many times and have always had an excellent meal. The owner and the staff are so accommodating, it's a pleasure. We love the Bibb lettuce salad, any pasta dish is excellent, steaks are great, chicken dishes are tasty, fish is good too. What's also great is they are willing to adjust the dish to suit dietary... More 

Thank SueandStu2
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

I was delighted with great anticipation to have diner at your restaurant after the play at the Count Basie Theatre. To my surprise when my boyfriend and I entered your restaurant were not greeted with a warm welcome, rather it was as It a previous reservation was needed. Our expectations of a great dinner, began with a staled bread, without... More 

Thank Maria M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Well, when it all boils down to the absolute best there is not a place on this planet that can rival Buona Sera. Absolutely everything about this place makes you feel like a member of the family. The food, the atmosphere, the staff, and especially the owner go out of their way to make sure that you have an absolutely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
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: +1 732-530-5858

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