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Buona Sera

) #38 of 102 Restaurants in Kailua €€ - €€€, Italian
131 Hekili St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2866
+1 808-263-7696
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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131 Hekili St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2866
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently visited Buona Sera in Kailua for dinner with friends. Street parking was readily available on Hekili Street. Food was delicious, the atmosphere was cozy, relaxed and charming, service was fast and attentive, and the tiramisu was wonderful. Pricing is good and competitive relative to...More

Thank Curt H
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

First time and we really enjoyed the food. The calamari was tasty to start. We had the chicken parm and veal. Both dishes were really good. Had so much to take hone but had to try the tiramisu. Delicious! Place is a bit dated but...More

1  Thank Marc_and_Kim_Z
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Great, polite service. Affordable! A wonderful place for a quiet, peaceful dinner. Linguine with clams perfect. Warm bread and Chianti. Highly recommend.

Thank Christian H
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a great place to go to enjoy an Italian meal in Kailua. The restaurant is small, so it is nice and quiet. The food is delicious and the service is very good. We've been coming here for over 15 years and have never...More

Thank windfair
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We read up on this an went for dinner tonight. It was very good. The salads were excellent and the special was very good. Service was great. Would definitely recommend. Small venue, more romantic than the other Italian places around.

1  Thank lgatz
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We always have attractive and tasty menu choices at Buona Sera! The service is prompt and frequent without being overbearing. We enjoy the interior of the small and intimate location (the walls are covered almost entirely with the fiber wrapped Chianti bottles emptied by hundreds...More

Thank N154AJrobertb
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Stopped in last night and ordered a variety of small plates as well as rigatoni bolognese. The atmosphere is cute, with wine jugs hanging all over the walls. The service was great, although they weren't very busy when we went, but they were friendly and...More

Thank DaniNYC
Reviewed 2 June 2016

It's been 4 years since we've written a review of Buona Sera on TA and like most of us, we look at most recent reviews - so decided to review Buona Sera again. Bottom line - it's still Excellent and not to be missed if...More

Thank AlohaTravelerOahu
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Always busy... I used to go at opening time to avoid waiting. Love the Chianti♡ Probably should call to ask for a table for a bigger group since inside is not very spacious. Price is average, portions are not very big but they will accommodate...More

Thank kailuababy
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We had a great meal here! We did have to wait about 20 minutes for a table to open up and it is pretty limited on space here, so you may want to arrive a little before the usual eating times to secure a spot....More

Thank jen131
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$11 - US$20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Hekili St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2866
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-263-7696
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