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Buona Sera Ristorante & Bar

50 Maple Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1618
+1 732-530-5858
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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50 Maple Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1618
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

My daughters mother in law and I went to the Buona Sera to eat before a show at Count Basie. The restaurant is a bit pricy but we shared a steak and it was awesome. We got an appetizer first. It was perfect. Service could...More

1  Thank bjmcinerney2016
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Restaurant is right next door to Count Basie Theater in Red Bank. It is especially known for its homemade pastas. Although there is an extensive fish menu . Entrees can be pricey,but you can order half plates of the pastas , which are enormous and...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Last week I walked into this restaurant for the first time. I was very impressed with their service, food & the atmosphere. I wanted veal marsala, but it wasn't on the menu. So, the assistant manager said he would have it made for me. I...More

1  Thank Gary P K
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend the basement wine cellar meeting room. Came here for a business meeting recently and had a great time.

Thank RahulMD
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

One of my go to dinner spots in Red Bank when traveling on business. Always delish, offering fresh pasta, daily specials and friendly service.

Thank kmccane
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Hadn’t been here in a long time, great food and service, just disappointed in our table location. By the front door. They have curtain there, I’m assuming, to keep the draft to a minimum. However, servers were going thru the curtain to bring drinks from...More

1  Thank cindy l
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Been a fan for years went back with some old work friends tonight and it seems like a slight slippage waiter recommends pasta fagoli and pesce a soupy mess they rebounded with a solid veal Milanese and zuppa De pesce will.go back no fazoll!

Thank lbrown6281
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We were seated in the normally private dining room in the wine cellar of the restaurant. Truly magical. Lester and Javier were our servers and went above and beyond to make this a special evening for us. Lester was even a talented photographer who knew...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Went there before the Elvis Birthday Bash at the Count Basie Theatre. Shared the fried calamari which were some of the best Ive ever had and the Caesar salad. The sauce that went with the calamari was chunky and delicious. I had the lamb chop...More

Thank Debbie D'Orland... G
Reviewed 18 January 2018

It was a cold wet day & we were looking for a restaurant close to the Count Basie Theater. Parking in downtown Red Bank is also quite difficult on show nights. Based on its location right next to the theater we went to Buona Sera....More

1  Thank Tom-and-Sherryl
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Jen S
11 October 2017|
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Response from Lissa L | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know as we always order drinks there- call & ask them. Food is wonderful!
Donna L
3 July 2017|
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Response from Virginia S | Reviewed this property |
yes, shorts are fine, shirts required, whatever kind
14 May 2017|
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Response from Pdag510 | Reviewed this property |
While shorts may be acceptable during the day; especially if sitting outside, long pants, even jeans would be more appropriate for dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
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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