One of my favorite placesOne of my favorite places to dine. Always GREAT food and GREAT service6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat little Italian restaurant!Great little Italian restaurant! Greeted immediately as we walked in. Service was excellent and food is always good6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA Nice EveningI went to Buona Sera for my 31st birthday. The waitress seemed to ask everyone else in the place if they were celebrating something special, but never asked if we were and I didn’t want to make a big deal about it, so I didn't say anything. So as far as I know they don't do anything special for your birthday. It was a quaint place and was a nice change from a chain restaurant. The food was wonderful; we both had the veal masala. You get a lot for your money, so you won’t leave hungry. My only complaint was the parking lot. It is super tiny and there is no room to turn around. All in all a nice evening and I would go back again.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectly Perfect!We had a group of eight and the staff were ready for us when we arrived and made our dining experience comfortable and delicious!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAWESOMEWe went for our 25th wedding anniversary and everything is so much more "personalized" there. Its not noisy and the one on one that you get from the staff is fantastic! Highly recomment6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique and wonderfulBuona Sera has consistently good food and an excellent selection of wines. On this visit, one of us had the lamb and the other had pork with a balsamic sauce. Rafaele, the owner, recommended a wine that was really outstanding. We've dined at Buona Sera many times, and it is always a good experience. This is an Italian restaurant, but not a typical lasagna-and-alfredo place (although their pasta dishes are always good!). You can't go wrong with the salmon, and the tilapia entree is also delicious. If you like lamb, beef, pork or chicken, you'll have a variety of very good choices.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMwe have been going there forwe have been going there for years and it is consistently EXCELLENT in service quality and food6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Neighborhood Find!I just moved to the area and was told to check out this restaurant. The food was wonderful! The service was ok. Our server was friendly enough, but I wouldn't say prompt and she did not tell us the specials right away. Otherwise a great place I would recommended!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!We recently visited Buona Sera for a Girls Night Out. It was great! I had never been there before. We had the walleye cakes for an appetizer, and I had the special of lobster stuffed ravioli. Our server was great, she offered recommendations, visited the table frequently and was very attentive. Overall it was a great experience and I'llb e coming back to bring my husband and introduce him to this gem. Oh, and the tiramsu was superb!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect ItalianI loved going to Buona Sera. I have been to Italy and the whole atmosphere brought me right back to Rome, Venice and Florence. The selection of food is great. I have not been to a place that captures all of Italy in one unique place. The food was fabulous, amazing appetizers and a good selection of wines. I would reccommend this to anyone who wants to try a taste of true Italy.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA great experienceThe sauces were spectacular , the only thing that could have been better was the bread5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM2nd time thereWe really enjoyed it and will be coming back again!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMNOISEWE WERE SEATED AT A BOOTH WHERE THE WAITSTAFFS WATER AND COFFEE WAS LOCATED...THERE IS A "HALF WALL" behind the booth...JUST OUTSIDE THE KITCHEN. VERY NOISY..DIN FROM KITCHEN VERY LOUD..SUGGEST ERECTING A THICK GLASS WALL ON TOP OF THE "HALFWALL"....5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit, will come back againWould be great if only groups of four or less were sat.
Server was knowledgeable about wine and dishes.we liked that5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Diner in Town.Thanks for the great experience for our 35 wedding aniversary. Nice quite Sunday Night diner, with great food,
Recommend a five star rating to all my associates.
Thanks.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFamily CelebrationsWe love having Buona Sera in our neighborhood! When we have something to celebrate as a family, we'd so much rather go here than a chain in Maple Grove! Our kids are school-age and they are welcomed and don't feel out of place. They'll make smaller portions of some of the dishes for them. It's a little pricy (for us) to go to on a regular basis but our first choice when we want something special.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Italian food!Great Italian restaurant with a local flair. We've been there twice now and both times we've had fabulous food. The specials, especially the walleye cakes, were amazing!
The restaurant ambiance has a quaint feel in a neighborhood setting. One of those places that always has great food and you can have a lot of fun at or a quiet romantic dinner if that's the mood you're up for.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Evening…Great spot to entertain guests! Excellent food, friendly service, relaxed atmosphere highly conducive to simply enjoying time with family or friends.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat little Italian place!!This was our 2nd time here. It was great the first time, and it was great this time. My wife had the pecan crusted salmon. She loved it. I had a few bites of it and it was mouth-watering. I had the shrimp scampi. It was very delicious, very well seasoned. They have a great tiramisu. We really love this place, and we will keep coming back.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the dinning experienceEnjoyed the dinning experience and the food. It was a little noisy.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBuona Sera is OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!The food : outstanding
The Server she was : outstanding
The Restaurants : outstanding4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWaitress didn't come to ourWaitress didn't come to our table for a good 15-20 minutes after being seated. She finally came and acknowledged to us she didn't come sooner. Had to ask several times for bread and the last time I asked, she never brought it. She was sweet but not the best waitress. We will be back though.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGood service and food as always.Good service and food as always. The steak however was very rare versus the medium we ordered. When everything else is perfect it's hard to complain. Make reservations as it was packed; we did get right in however.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGemThis restaurant is a gem. Great authentic Italian food.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great food. We startAlways great food. We start thinking about our next visit as soon as we leave.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful, quaint settingA wonderful, quaint setting with fantastic food!! Highly recommended!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood GemI have been going to Buona Sera's for many years, and have yet to be disappointed in the quality of food... always prepared perfectly!!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time diningThis was our second time dining at Buona Sera, it was better than the first! The service was great and the food was wonderful!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSea bass with lemon butter,Sea bass with lemon butter, capers and sun-dried tomatoes was delicious!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visit.This was our second visit. As with the first, the evening was truly enjoyable. The food, service, and atmosphere were all top notch.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent food and knowledgeableexcellent food and knowledgeable staff made for great dining experience.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThey have a great menu andThey have a great menu and great service. Very good food.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMRepeat Customer For Life.A neighborhood gem for sure. Great food and ambiance. We have been here many times, and will continue to do so!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOur party of three orderedOur party of three ordered three different dishes and we were all happy with our choices. My brother ordered the veal saltimbocca and ate every bit of it. My husband had the penne pasta carbonara the pasta was cooked al dente and the sauce was very flavorful, as was the sauce on my filetto gorgonzola. The portions were very generous and the service was friendly and helpful. The city of Champlin is lucky to have such a great original restaurant, not a chain, in their midst.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMService was a little slow,Service was a little slow, but, it was a Saturday night & they were very busy. The parking is not good. The food was excellent!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've dined here several timesWe've dined here several times before and have never been disappointed. Food is always fabulous and tasty. Everyone from the hostess to our waitress were exceptionally friendly and smiling!! The owner ever was taking the time to personally visit tables to ask about the food!! Ambience is romantic and cozy!! By far, one of our favorite italian restaurants and most definitely one of the reasons you'll need a reservation.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and service.Good food and service. Although the restaurant is a bit small inside (it's in a house), it's nicely decorated and has that neighborhood feel to it. Restaurant is also a sister to Luna Rossa in Stillwater. Prices are slightly on the high side for Italian restaurants, but the portion sizes are big - half of my spaghetti came home with me.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is fantastic. OneThis place is fantastic. One of the best meals my wife and I have ever had. Tilapia was done perfectly. Tortellini sauce was something very special. I wish I could have had a gallon of the seafood chowder. And if you like appetizers, make sure you order the walleye cakes. You get 2 large cakes per order but will want 6 more. If you haven't been there you are missing a very special place. The wine we ordered was very cold and really good.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOur fourth time there - willOur fourth time there - will definitely go again. It is a great neighborhood restaurant. The ambiance gives the feel of a neighborhood place in an Italian village. Menu variety very good. Great place for special occasions. Not much room in entry/bar area, but is not an issue when nice outside.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM