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Buona Sera Ristorante & Bar

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50 Maple Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1618
+1 732-530-5858
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Middletown, NJ
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118 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been here many times and have always had an excellent meal. The owner and the staff are so accommodating, it's a pleasure. We love the Bibb lettuce salad, any pasta dish is excellent, steaks are great, chicken dishes are tasty, fish is good too. What's also great is they are willing to adjust the dish to suit dietary... More 

Thank SueandStu2
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was delighted with great anticipation to have diner at your restaurant after the play at the Count Basie Theatre. To my surprise when my boyfriend and I entered your restaurant were not greeted with a warm welcome, rather it was as It a previous reservation was needed. Our expectations of a great dinner, began with a staled bread, without... More 

Thank Maria M
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, when it all boils down to the absolute best there is not a place on this planet that can rival Buona Sera. Absolutely everything about this place makes you feel like a member of the family. The food, the atmosphere, the staff, and especially the owner go out of their way to make sure that you have an absolutely... More 

Thank Matthew G
Colts Neck, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I could not possibly write enough good about Buona Sera. Amazing food? YES! Amazing service? YES! Incredible atmosphere? YES! Crazy value? YES! Fantastic Owner? YES! Like I said....I could go on and on and on and on and on. We even had my Son and beautiful Daughter in laws Rehearsal dinner here last year in the Wine Cellar room downstairs.....cant... More 

Thank jawemail
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151 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the good fortune of attending show in Red Bank on Friday and decided to try this 18 year old gem. Always nervous about going in restaurants that are this large. Quality seems to struggle with the big guys. Not here! The braciole was very good, the gnocchis were excellent, the buffalo mozzarella and tomatoes and peppers were terrific.... More 

Thank Mike K
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by for dinner last night before the late show at the Count Basie. Went to the hostess stand, asked for a table for two. The man asked if we were going to the show and we answered yes. He then looked to one of the young ladies and told her "put them at the bar" and shuffled us to... More 

Thank Sue W
Morris County, New Jersey
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137 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were a very large group that had their own area of the restaurant. We all ate family style at many tables. The restaurant appeared to be busy. There is outside dinning, but even on a lovely October day no one was using the tables. Service appeared slow. Drinks took a long time to arrive We were finished with desert... More 

Thank Sue S
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent Food & Service! Had tickets for the Count Basie Theater & choose this restaurant because of its proximity to the theater. We were so pleasantly surprised! Will definitely go back again.

Thank 35mariea
Middletown, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

OMG their red sangria! I've taken a few dates here before and never had a bad experience. Its extremely elegant and its the place to go if you want to leave a good impression or make a night a little bit more memorable. Outside of that, I can't tell you how many times and some co-workers have gone to their... More 

Thank worldtravler2016z
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Meet up with friends here for dinner. Our food was superb! Best veal Milanese ever. Could nor believe how good it tasted. We had just finished when the first cloud of cigar smoke engulfed our table. Every few minutes another wave would appear. First I thought some inconsiderate clod in the bar, but not there. It was not until we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?