We had a reservation but there was not a table set for two. That was quickly solved but we were seated next to a large family with a tired bored toddler.
Bread is not served with our meals but when requested we were served some dry generic bakery bread.
Our dinners were luscious starting with a generic side salad and some great dressing.
And finishing with a generic large portion gelato for too much money.
Location and ambiance does not make the dinner worth the cost even as tasty as it was.
Attentive. Caring about your order. Busy staff but observant. We enjoyed our meals. We plan to go back in the future.
Always friendly service and complete coverage on wine and specials. Fun evening.
The food was amazing. Will definitely come back. Don't order alcohol though. Ridiculously expensive.
The dinner I had was ok not great. I’ve had better at Olive Garden and I didn’t have the chef tell my dining partner that her opinion was not valid. I will not be going back.
We had an amazing time at Buena Sera! The service was outstanding and the food was delicious! Such a fun evening!
First time at this restaurant. Food and service was very good. Value was fine. It was noisy, but it is a small place with tables set next to each other, so it makes it tougher to hear.
We chose this venue for our 30TH wedding anniversary dinner, had a very nice meal! Service was great & very helpful, would definitely recommend this to others.
Great food and service. Background noise became louder as restaurant filled up.
Phenomenal food and wine, especially for the price. Head Chef came through several times to check on how we were doing and to chat, making the experience even better.
Highly recommend reservations as they are busy (in a good way).
Great food at reasonable prices.
Fabulous food!!! Awesome service!
We sat out on the patio which was well shaded with umbrellas. The service was excellent with the wait staff offering the nightly specials, one of which I had any really enjoyed.
Buona Sera is the absolute best Italian in town right now!
it was extremely cold inside. need to work on that
Excellent service. Our waitress was outstanding, she was timely in providing what we needed to make the dinner great
Almost wanna review badly just so i can keep the place to myself....seriously its amazing. Best authentic italian i can find anywhere, and with great service and easy reservations, its very hard to beat.
First visit for my husbands birthday. We both LOVED the food and thought the staff was outstanding. We cannot wait to go back!
Great food and service. Was quite loud and tough to hear but still a lovely night out!
It was my husband’s 83rd birthday. We had been given a gift certificate to Buona Sera by friends who raved about the place. It is a cute restaurant, but I never like sitting in those two seat tables spaced juuust far enough away that you wonder if your butt or purse will clear off the next table over.
Our waitress was great, but eager to up-sell. My husband ordered the surf ‘n turf and was happy with his meal. I ordered the walleye. I swear I am not an overly fussy person, but my food was just okay. The fish was listed as almond encrusted, but it was soggy and pretty bare. The French fries were also soggy, and the green beans…meh.
Would I go back? No.
That said, it was about my husband’s celebration, and he enjoyed himself.
A favorite place to go for a special meal out. Food always good. Authentic Italian, like homemade
We have been to Buona Sera a few times, most recently to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. In our reservation I asked for a booth. We were greeted and promptly seated in a booth. Our server came over immediately to greet us and take our drink orders. She was attentive and helpful during our entire meal. We had the walleye cakes as an appetizer and they were great. We also received bread. I had the surf & turf with scallops, both were absolutely amazing and cooked to perfection. We ordered tiramisu for dessert and it was fantastic. I had three different glasses of wine with each course and they were amazing. Wonderful experience and happy to see a small independent restaurant still thriving during these difficult times.
Don't let the unassuming building exterior dampen your expectations. Upon entering, we were warmly greeted & shown to our table. The atmosphere was energetic with patrons engaged in conversation & food. Our waitress was very personable & excited to make our meal a positive dining experience. After listening to the numerous meal specials, my wife chose her favorite (halibet) after enjoying a wonderful walleye cake appetizer. Dessert was a delicious cannoli & coffee. We will definitely return!
Great Italian restaurant! Wish we had a similar option in the southern burbs!
Salmon was very good, which 2 in our party. Veal Marsala very good, but the walleye almandine, was just ok. Great waitress!
Buona Sera is our go to place for special occasions. This time it was for our anniversary. And as usual, we were not disappointed! Husband & I both had the Surf & Turf Special. The filet was excellent and the lobster was huge! All accompanied by a wonderful side of fettuccini Alfredo! We ended our meal sharing an order of profiteroles. Oh my gosh, so decedent and delicious! Our server even added an anniversary message in chocolate to the presentation.
We highly recommend Buona Sera for that special meal!
This is an absolutely fantastic place to have a great meal in a nice environment.
I got the Balsamic Pork and my wife the Pork Medallions that were featured that night. Both tasted amazing. The mushroom appetizer was also amazing. Service was good, the place is nice. Overall very happy and will be coming back
Had a wonderful evening dining with my sister! The food was absolutely delicious and service was superb! Definitely a place to dine for the special occasion or simply a relaxing dinner out.
Great time, excellent food and service
Food was delicious , service was great, and restaurant owner from Italy seems to really inspire employees
It was our anniversary and I called to reserve a booth and a nice location. We were seated in the back room right off the kitchen Not at a booth but at a table with a booth side. We were the second ones in the restaurant and there were other booths available. I should have said something but I didn't want to make a scene to my husband. It was horrible it was right off the kitchen we could hear the servers they were going in and out.the server said she would pace out the food our salad came one minute later came our food! They had a very large air conditioner inside just blowing! My food was cold within 2 minutes! I had asked for a Michelob golden light the server came back and said that they were all out! But she would give me a wine menu! When I said that's only beverage I could drink she basically shrugged her shoulders and walked away! As we're eating a large table came in with 12 women and they were screaming and yelling who was very loud we could hardly hear each other talk. They acted like it was their banquet room. I mentioned it to our server as we're leaving and she said Oh it's always noisy. This was not a place to go for our anniversary It ruined our night! I thought it would be nice on hands and great food! I had spaghetti meatballs and it was so watery the bottom the marinara sauce wouldn't stick to the noodles. I basically would get noodle and power meatball and the sauce would stick at the bottom! It was horrible! Very disappointing! I can't believe they allowed them screaming like that in there!
Authentic food, beautiful presentation and excellent service!
Victoria was absolutely wonderful!
knowledgeable and attentive, but did not hover or rush us.
The food.... absolutely marvelous! The wine.... stunning.
It was our first time there and we will most certainly be back!
There are at least 15 other dinner options that sound like a "must try"!
Awesome first time here. Had a large sampling of items on the menu. Service and food were great!
Fantastic experience! We will be back.
Always a go to place for anniversary and birthday.
Had really great food and a nice wine. Service was wonderful. We liked the outdoor seating. Next time I'll remember to ask for salt and pepper as restaurants seem to no longer put that at the table with COVID.
Thank goodness, not a chain restaurant. Beautiful ambiance either inside or outside. Menu has something for everyone. Our server made sure my dietary needs were met.
Delicious and great service. Can't wait to go back with the family.
The food was great and the service was great! No complaints. Highly recommend if you like Italian food!!
OpenTable ダイナー1935名によるBuona Seraの評価は4.7☆です。