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“Authentic Italian Cuisine”

Buona Sera Ristorante
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Ranked #1 of 38 Restaurants in Champlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$60
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We have been dining here every so often since Buona Sera opened. We only experienced two so-so to mediocre meals in all the years we visited. It is a nice cozy atmosphere that compliments finer dining. I believe there are only two TV's in this restaurant, maybe three. These few TV's stream Rick Steve's travel shows to Italy. Kind of fun to look up from your conversation and a plate of lasagna or lobster ravioli in a pesto cream sauce to see scenes from Rome, Sienna or Venice. Buona Sera is quite refreshing from the plethora of junkyard kitschy restaurants loaded with dozens of sporty TV's.

Yes, the pricing is a bit high. But you get what you pay for; quality food, quiet atmosphere and quality wine. You will leave satisfied and a desire to travel to Italy.

Thank Rob N
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful service. Excellent food. Enjoyed the walleye cake appetizer. I would definitely get the pork medallions again.

Thank shesha4
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Love this place! The food is delicious, the ambiance is cozy and romantic. Our server, Kim, was friendly and attentive. Spouse enjoyed an entrée of veal marsala while I selected a delicious rendition of pork medallions (one of the evening's five specials). Both were accompanied by bread with flavored butter, a cup of excellent seafood chowder, and a side of pasta in their scrumptious house tomato sauce. Portions were generous. We had to pass on dessert, but lingered while finishing our glasses of very mellow Chianti and Pinot Grigio.

Thank Douglas R
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This is the third time we've been to Buona Sera, and the first time we're been disappointed. The mussels appetizer and shrimp scampi were quite good. Service was friendly. However, I had to send back the veal cacciatore because it tasted lousy and the veal was tough. The chicken marsala was eatable, but I've had much better chicken marsala at numerous other restaurants. Our server offered to comp us a dessert, which we turned down. A more appropriate gesture would have been to comp us my meal. I'm not sure we will go back.

1  Thank Randy K
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We LOVED it! From the moment we were greeted at the door until the last drop off wine was sipped. . .
A thoroughly enjoyable evening: peaceful, nonhurried atmosphere; well-paced, attentive, service; and excelllent food!
Can't wait for an excuse to return!

Thank Njzmom
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