We had a big family dinner at Buona Sera last night. A good time was had by all. Service was prompt and pleasant and the food and drinks flowed freely. Appetizer trays, salad and copious portions were served in a timely fashion. Why, then, the 3 stars? Because of the great disconnect between the atmosphere (nice), pricing (high) and quality of food (average/below average). I tasted egg plant parm (overly breaded to the point where the egg plant was lost), veal saltimbocca (bland/insipid - i didn't think that was possible when combining veal, prosciutto and mozzarella), fried calimari (dried cardboard) and others with similar outcomes. The tuna, encrusted in sesame seeds and breadcrumbs, had great potential but was served cold (yes, the crusted exterior came cold). The sauce/gravy was tasty as was the spaghetti.