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“Food fresh and amazing, and service improved”

Bona Sera Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 174 Restaurants in Ypsilanti
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $28
Cuisines: American, Italian, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner
Description: Bona Sera specializes in creative dining. Using local ingredients whenever possible. The menu changes seasonally and specials are frequent. We serve lunch and dinner and close each day between 3-5pm. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 10-3pm.
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Recently revisited for dinner, and the specials were well priced, inventive and tasty. Spring garden salad with grilled halloumi and strawberries in a thyme vinagrette--big enough for 2 to split and priced at $5.25. House made gnocchi in tomato sauce was also tasty and again, reasonably priced. Service has improved and is now tableside. Apparently they are working on their liquor license, which would make them perfect.

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Thank ElaineMI
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Ambitious menu, and good quality food, service is friendly but lacks finesse and space is cavernous. At the time, the front door was broken and had been for a while, making for odd entryway. I have been for brunch and dinner--dessert a real strong point here.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Yes, the Bahn Mi craze has come to Ypsilanti! But something happened to the bread when it got here. The baguette became a steamed bun. And it was good.

Last evening, a friend and I went to Bona Sera, a new establishment that opened in July. The place has an interesting history, evolving from an underground supper club supporting non-profit charities into a rather large brick and mortar space on Michigan Avenue in Ypsi. The interior is remarkably spacious with table seating, a settee, some attractive art, and a menu written on chalkboard. The menu is truly eclectic with everything from a pasta special to shrimp and grits to the aforemetioned Bahn Mi sandwiches. Ordering is done at the cash register and food is picked up at the counter. We ordered a chicken and cilantro Bahn Mi and a spicy shrimp Bahn Mi. (They also offer a more traditional porchetta Bhan Mi.) Both came in steamed buns and both were very good. At eight bucks apiece, the Bahn Mi also represented a good value.

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