My friend and I ate at Buono's beacause they offered an all you can eat carbo load buffet for participants of the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon/Half Marathon. My friend and I were very disappointed in the entire meal. When we arrived we went to the buffet table and the pasta was room temperature, not hot. There was no pizza available, even though pizza was listed on the menu on the flyer for the carbo load dinner. One of the servers said pizza would be coming out when I asked. When the pizzas arrived only two pizzas were brought out and were almost gone when I got there. I tried to get a second piece of pizza later on, and there was none set out. I spoke to a server who asked me if I had gotten a piece yet and I said I did have a piece and would like another. The server said she would have to check if more pizzas were coming out. It seemed to me that Buono's didn't want to serve pizzas and didn't care that this was all you can eat, they wanted to cut off service at 7:00pm. There were still alot of people eating the carbo load dinner buffet so there was no reason to not keep the food coming and to keep the food hot. I noticed the staff was having trouble having with one of the burners under the pasta, but they never seemed to have fixed the issued and the pasta in all of the chafing dishes was lukewarm. Buono's can and should do better. My friend and I will not be going back Buono's after this disapointing experience our first time there
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