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“Authentic Italian with a Fun Chef”

Buona Sera Ristorante
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Ranked #1 of 37 Restaurants in Champlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $60
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Champlin, Minnesota
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian with a Fun Chef”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

First time I ever had gorgonzola on a steak was here, and it changed my opinions about steak flavors. The food is worth the money. Definitely always get reservations whenever possible, as the room is very small even with the new deck and addition. Our biggest complaint is that they almost never (75% of the time?) have the wine we order off their wine list and want to substitute, by the glass or by the bottle; mixed drinks have been fine. We went to one of their paired wine dinners, too, and it was fabulous!

  • Visited September 2013
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

If you need a place for a special Italian meal, this really is not it. The food is good, a lot of the tables really crowded, and the bar is tiny.

  • Visited December 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food and service”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Chose this restaurant based on proximity to a sporting event and the TripAdvisor reviews. Very welcoming on arrival, including encouraging us to park in the "courtesy senior parking" for a couple of older members in our group. Wonderful, helpful, cheerful and knowledgeable server. Delicious food. There were 6 of us who all ordered a different entree and all we're very pleased with our meals. Nice variety of specials in addition to an expressive regular menu. Cozy atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank M W
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very disappointed with the food - Service was great!”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

A group of us recently dined at Buona Sera and we all were terribly disppointed with the food. We ordered the surf and turf, choice cut at best and too salty, Chicken and Veal Marsala, way too sweet and couldn't even tast the meat or mushrooms, Lobster Ravioli, pasty and very bland and Pecan Crusted salmon, was just okay. High note.....the seafood chowder was excellent. Our server was very acommadating and his service was excellent. No tap beer and drinks were overpriced. I don't think we will be back.

  • Visited August 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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440 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Great Place, Great Food”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

We celebrated our wedding anniversary last night at Buona Sera. Service was outstanding, and the food was great. I had been many years ago, and figured it would be worth it to try it out again. I was not disappointed. The stuffed mushroom appetizer was honestly one of the best stuffed mushrooms I have ever had. My wife had the lobster ravioli, and I had the fettuccini
alfredo.

I consider the price inline for a night out for a couple. With app, beverage, entrée, and a tip you will be 80 to a 100 dollars.

  • Visited August 2013
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