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Buona Sera Ristorante & Bar

50 Maple Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1618
+1 732-530-5858
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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50 Maple Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1618
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there at a rainy evening and had a great dinner and wine. Cozy place, recommend. Pumpkin soup was outstanding!

Thank love4Europe
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Service was atrocious, one server for 20 people, 4 hours for dinner, 1 hour between pasta and main dishes, every, I mean every, course was COLD! No explanation was given on why we waited 1 hour between pasta and main course. Adding insult to injury,...More

Thank kflan57
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is a suprisingly good Italian in the center of Red Banks! We tried several starters and main courses and where all happy. I had the sesam tuna which I can highly recommend! Portions are very big so share a starter if you go for...More

Thank sandbypag
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The family chose this place for a birthday bash. We had been previously and weren't thrilled to be going again but agreed since majority rules and the special was a 5 pound lobster for $55. 4 of the 8 of us ordered the lobster and...More

Thank Betty L
Reviewed 31 July 2017

A bit pricey. Food is good, not great but worth the trip into Red Bank for some friendly waiters and staff. I've had a few meals there and compared to other Italian eateries this is average dining. The one thing I love is the decor,...More

Thank Bobbyjean46
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The food was delicious. Four and us dined. My husband and I shared an amazing arugula salad with roasted veggies and sun dried tomatoes. It was $10. We each had a glass of house wine. I had a large half portion of linguini with super...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Great location and one of the few places in Red Bank with a real dance floor. However, restaurant and menu are dated and over priced. Found the food to be less than appetizing but if you want to get dressed up and see all of...More

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food and service! Buono Sera serves it up delicious and at a reasonable price too! Go there before a Basie show and parking is easy! Makes for a perfect night out!

Thank Lissa L
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Well prepared Italian entries with authentic flavored sauces. Attractive ambience, with attentive service.

Thank irmgardl2017
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Have eaten here twice before concerts at Count Basie Theater, which is around the corner. Service was great and food portions were huge. Half portion of pasta was very filling and salad served two. Well prepared authentic Italian food.

Thank Michael D
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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