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Buona Sera Ristorante & Bar

50 Maple Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1618
+1 732-530-5858
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

I was here this past wknd for a wedding rehearsal dinner. The food was so good. We had an antipasto plate, calamari, eggplant parm, pasta pomodoro, tortellini carbonara, pork, sole, mashed potatoes, and many mini Italian desserts. Service was great, as soon as you were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went after a 3pm show at The Count Basie Theater, an easy walk around the corner from the theater. We walked to the small bar near the front door and sat down next to a dirty mop and yellow bucket between the entrance and the...More

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I attended the Joan Baez farewell tour concert at the Count Basie and I wanted to have dinner close to the Basie. We chose the Buona Sera and we are so happy we did. Our waiter Ryan explained the specials and we...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very delayed review, but I still remember my meal here clearly. That's definitely a good thing. I took my parents here to celebrate Mother's Day, and I think that this was the perfect place. The atmosphere is unique (in a good way)...More

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I ate at Buona Sera before attending an event at the Count Basie Theater tonight . It is visually a beautiful venue inside and out . The wonderful smell of food greeted you at the door as you entered . The bread...More

Thank MGK79
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

From the fresh bread to the amazing desserts, what an amazing meal! I started with the 1 pound meatball stuffed with cheese, while my wife had the Bibb Lettuce salad. The meatball was cooked extremely well and tasted amazing. The dressing on the salad was...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We went here on our first date 6 years ago. This place is still one of pur absolute favorite spots. Great atmosphere. Top of the line staff and the owner is a really nice guy. Highly recommend to couples, singles, all ages ( minus the...More

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I have reviewed this place before but it’s very necessary to make sure that everyone knows that consistency is the name of the game and Mr. Mariani is still at the top of his game. I would say on average I am probably in this...More

Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Nice little spot, makes you feel kind of Italian. Portions are HUGE. A couple of reviews mentioned noisy... I thought it was funny bc when we went it was loud. I’m used to loudness, so it didn’t bother me, I can just understand what other...More

Thank robmeyer7
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Live near this place, have been there many times over the years, for political and other events/ dinners. Each room is different, decor is both warm and pretty. Bar area is fun, and their holiday decor is great. Food is always plentiful and good, if...More

Thank Retiredgigi
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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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, 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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