Buonanotte
Buonanotte

Buonanotte

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.buonanottetoronto.com/
  • Phone: 4165997246x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:Monday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Davide Iannaci
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: From a take home meal for one, to a working team lunch, to a catered white linen affair, we offer you good food, plain and simple. Behind every Buonanotte Catering event is a team of creative, dedicated and highly trained professionals. The success that makes us, “us” is derived from balancing tradition and innovation
  • Private Party Facilities: Large parties are welcome and we are pleased to customize menus to suit any occasion. Buonanotte has a variety of rustic, crowd pleasing dishes for you to choose from. Make your meal as complex or as simple as you wish; whatever reflects your group’s style and taste. We can accommodate your intimate dinner for 10 or a formal sit down dinner for 200, a cocktail reception for 50, or a large party of 375. We will work hand in hand with you planning your special occasion so that you can sit back and relax as we take care of all the details!
  • Private Party Contact: Elinor Hazan 416-599-7246x
  • Entertainment: Live DJ's Friday and Saturday

Getting there

  • Cross Street: King and John
  • Public Transit: Subway - St. Andrews or Street Car - #504 King Street or #501 Queen Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available on street or in three lots within close proximity.
A word from Buonanotte
Buonanotte Toronto carries on a Montreal legacy born of the simple notion that food and entertainment can go hand in hand. Buonanotte continues to fulfill its duty as a "beacon of nightlife", while still maintaining its devotion to culinary excellence in Italian cuisine. Buonanotte is the place for those wishing to experience the charm, style, flair and grace of Toronto with unique cultural influences from Montreal. Located in close proximity to the TIFF Festival Tower, Rogers Centre, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, CBC, Princess of Wales Theatre, Roy Thomson Hall as well as numerous premier boutiques and hotels, Buonanotte satisfies every visitor"s senses and cravings.
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Buonanotte reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (18)fit for foodies (14)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (11)notable wine list (10)special occasion (9)late-night find (7)romantic (7)neighborhood gem (6)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Trendy and worth a second visit
    HMGreen
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    A nice trendy and upscale dining environment. Perfect for dinner before hitting the Princess of Wales or Royal Alex theatres. A simple menu with a variety of choices at reasonable prices. It was a little noisy inside and that made quiet conversation difficult, but not impossible. I was promptly seated and served. Food was delicious and well presented with ample portions and reasonable prices. An interesting observation however..the female wait staff are very nicely dressed and look elegant in their "little black dresses" and the male staff looked a little sloppy in their jeans and sneakers. Polar opposites.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    JDFOODIES
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were so happy to discover this restaurant so close to the entertainment district. We have a subscription to the Royal Alex and therefore come to Toronto quite often always looking for something within walking distance to the theatres. Because it's not on King we were not aware of it however I was happy to find it on line. The menu selection was great and the wait staff were very attentive. My husband and I loved everything we ordered. We were there at 6:00 and it was becoming quite busy by the time we left. I'm not sure I would recommend it for a romantic dinner as it doesn't have a feeling of intimacy but that is a personal thing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW! Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I took friends who were visiting from the US to Buonanotte on their first night in town. Their response? THEY LOVED IT and were very impressed! The wine suggestions were spot on; salads large and flavorable; we each had a different pasta dish and absolutely love love loved them! Nothing left on the plates. Definitely recommend for delicious Italian food. My only complaint about the experience: the music was a bit loud as the speaker was directly over our table. It made dinner conversation a tad difficult especially since the tables are wide.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better choices in downtown Toronto
    OakvilleFoodieWannabeVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I'm eat out a lot in the downtown core and looked forward to this restaurant. Modern chic decor, trendy and atmosphere was open concept however it seemed that the place was trying too hard to be a 'wannabe' place rather than focusing on great food and service. My truffle risotto didn't taste anything like truffle - it was like plain cheesy asparagus rice, gnocchi was like store made. I was disappointed. They ran out of one of the Chardonnay only kind available from limited wine list so they offered me a red instead (?!). Better options in Toronto for same price and way better food - try Nota Bene or Buca.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not great value
    Pamina
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This restaurant was very trendy, very noisy as there were three large groups celebrating. The food was good but very expensive for what you got. Wanted to try the duck fat fries and they were not available on Saturday night which seemed weird since it's the big night for dining. It was good but not good enough to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Montreal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    With so many great restaurants in the city, you'd expect one with hype to live up to the expectation. Service was slow, pasta was cold, and they even changed the type of pasta (ie cassarece to orrechiette) without advising. The Manager did comp the dish, but I'd rather a good meal than a free meal. Music was loud for dinner. I would have liked to have stayed for the rest of the evening, but the rest of the girls wanted to leave.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Liked pizza
    Lucy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    No one was there at 5:00 Saturday during tiff. This was a good place to actually eat and catch up with friends in between films. Location perfect. Liked the quiet at that point because other places are too busy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always such an amazing experience!
    WesSusan
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Chef Davide is nothing short of brilliant & exceptional. The menu having modern, artistic & heavenly masterpieces that are unique and not seen in other upscale restaurants. This gem has impeccable service, a wonderful view & a vibe that makes you feel special and tells you, you are about to go on a culinary adventure. This restaurant should be on the list of the top places to go for spoiling your palette, class & exquisite service. Thank you for coming to Toronto Buononotte!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentive service, pretty good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    When a large group was sat next to us, the server offered to move my friend and I to a less noisy part of the restaurant, which I thought was worthy of mention. Food quite good but wine list pricey -- very few wines under $80.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • leelee
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Great food, great wine list, EXCELLENT service. Restaurant is very spacious and modern. Food portions are quite big, specially the starters - two people can share. Main course portion is just right. I had the TAGLIATELLE CON FUNGHI SELVAGGI. Full of flavour! Coffee is a bit weak specially for an Itlaina restaurant. I ordered the Americano. I highly recommend this restaurant and would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly impressed!
    Tess1681
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I took two girlfriends from Paris to celebrate Bastille Day at Buonanotte. I didnt know whatvti expect and a bit ambivalent as i have not been here before. We were overall impressed! Great food, impeccable service, amaZing wine list and ambience was fantastic! Oh, the pizza. The best we've tasted so far! We will go back definitely! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and late-night atmosphere
    aexl
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Eating dinner early here can mean the place to yourself - it really livens up later in the evening (and turns into more of a bar than a restaurant). Many large functions here. The food itself was very good traditional Italian. Quiet early in the evening, loud at night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 72 reviews are from the Buonanotte reviews archive.
  • Nice time.....but
    Dinamicv
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Overall a nice experience. If I had to comment, it would have to be the price of the wine and mix drinks. I could not justify paying $13 for a small 5 ounce glass of wine, for a bottle that I can purchase in the LCBO for $12. Menu was over complicated, the grilled calamari was the smallest portion on the plate and it was supposedly to be the main item. I wanted to take my wife to a nice place downtown as a night out on the town, but I don't think I need to be taken advantage of because it's a downtown Toronto restaurant. Don't think I will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    the family style platters are a great change for bussiness lunches and the service is very attentive
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food, our waitress
    GELAT0VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Delicious Italian food, and our waitress was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night Out!
    Euroqueen
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My sister & I celebrated our birthday @Buonanotte! It was great! Food was delicious. A bit pricey, but that's dining in the entertainment district. Made reservations for 8:30 &had a group of 8, which they accommodated. The place was classy. I had the veal which was delicious. I did get a few complaints from some guests that their meals were small, they ordered pastas. The pizzas were good and big. I had one of their signature drinks, $14 and delicious. They opened up the dance floor by removing some tables and adding bottle service. The music was very lively, played a mix of Top 40, Hip hop, House and old school hip hop. I had a great time and would definitely go back! They do not offer separate bills, this was my only complaint.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wines123VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Buonanotte, is a very cool restaurant. The waitresses are easy on the eyes and are always smiling. all the apps looked really good. in fact I had trouble deciding which one to try. I went with the scallops and they were delicious. I did not have a pizza but they looked really good and will definitely try one when I go back. My pasta was okay, nothing spectacular. Looking forward to going back, our waitress said Fridays are the best nights.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Find
    AnneVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    This was a fabulous restaurant for dinner before TIFF. A little pricey but it's very well situated, close to Roy Thompson and Royal Alex. I love seafood and the sea bass was perfect as was the broccolini side. My friend had the veal chop, so generous she took half home. Our server was neither pushy or snobby, (neither of us drank wine) friendly and quick to respond. We went for an early dinner so it was wonderfully quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but you pay for it, too!
    TentativeDiner
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    It's not a restaurant you'd find without looking, tucked into a side street that would be passed by unless you had a reason to be there. The food and service were quite good, though, and as long as your credit card has a good limit, you'll find things to enjoy about the dining experience. I found the menu to be somewhat limited, but a focused menu is not a bad thing in my view. We enjoyed our selections, prepared and presented well. The wine list is indeed extensive, but I think it is inappropriately expensive. The majority of the wine list were for bottles in excess of $100.00, not a price that seems reasonable for a place that is essentially selling pizza and pasta.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We were impressed when we arrived...nice atmosphere. Martini's were small and a little watery. The service was poor. Our waitress was very offhand and not well trained. She looked good but we need more than that. We were never offered bread and later when we noticed others had it we mentioned it to here and she just looked at us. We would not go back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • retro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The glitzy decor and retro thumping electronica music were sad to see because the food and service were excellent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor, noisy, expensive
    Maryte
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We went after the concert for a late diner. The place looks like a night club with "Playboy like" waiters and waitresses. Poor service and the food was poor too. Very noisy.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Just like Montreal
    Thatguyoverthere
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I've loved Buonanotte in Montreal for years and didn't realized they'd opened a Toronto location. Checked it out and it's just as great, the wine was spectacular, the food amazing. And of course there's the serving staff… great scenery.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Night Out!
    Toronto
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    My only concern was that we had made reservations for 5 people and the hostess brought us to a table of 4, and said we can add a seat! Their were plenty of tables around empty and could of seated more than 4 people. This is the start of my night and my girlfriend wasn't so pleased about this. You see it's the little things in life that make a difference.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst service
    Ksposh
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Came here for a girls night out on a Friday. Made the reservation 2 weeks prior and were reassured the only available time for a reservation is 6:30pm. When we arrived the restaurant was empty, we were the only 5 people there. At 8:30 pm they brought us the bill and advised we need to leave the table even tough we didnt finish eating or drinking. Very rude snobs. We spent a lot of money and were treated terribly. Bartenders were extremelly rude!! Not returning ever again.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Feeling ripped off
    Marly
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Waitress recommended this one specific appetizer which she said was so good. Never expected a piece if cheese to cost 54 dollars. Sad part is wine bottle cost 55 main entrees cost 40 dollars in total. Shocked to see the bill with an appetizer that cost 54 dollars. She should maybe have mentioned it would cost more than both our dinners. Pizza was very bland considering there was only eight people I the restaurant. Could have put more effort in the taste and presentation. Will never return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Times and Great Service
    Bong2VIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Our servers were attentive and phenomenal with their food and wine choices.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Had to wait quite a while upon arrival for anyone to pay attention to me although several employees looked my way. The salad was good but the meatballs were lukewarm and undercooked. Had to wait a while to have them reheated.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good except for the $120 22oz steak
    eat2thebeat
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    I had a good meal there on a fun night out with a colleague and a client. Our waiter was friendly and attentive and the buzz about the place was good. The only issue I have is with the pricing on the 22 oz tenderloin (this included the bone) which was on my bill at $120. I asked our waiter to provide a selection of appetizers and mains for my table to share. I don't recall him indicating the steak was $120 but maybe I wasn't paying attention. Maybe my bad but I would say that though it was a good chunk of meat, it was hardly worth that price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delightfully surprised ...
    WBrettVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    I was expecting a good dining experience - and was delightfully surprised at just how good a dining experience could be - from being greeted to every aspect of the dining experience - I was very pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced for Portions Offered
    thegirl
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Good ambience and overall a fun time but it was just way too overpriced for the portions received. The wine was awful (perhaps not at the right temperature, so it tasted bad) and we only had the option to purchase 5oz glasses (which were extremely overpriced compared to other restaurants in Toronto). The food was great but too expensive for the value offered. When most people go out, they want to feel satisfied that their money was well spent. Here, the price to portion ratio doesn't allow someone to feel satisfied, but ripped off.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prima Wow!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    From the moment I entered , my eyes were feasting on the gorgeous wait staff, decadent upscale surroundings and the hip bar. The menu was fabulous and they had a few daily additions which we went for. Food was exceptional and our party ordered five different appetizers, plus four mains all unique and two deserts. We were able to sample a wide range of items on the menu and all were outstanding! Special note was the addition of a (burrata) fresh cheese of the day, we ordered the medium portion which came on a cheese board over a bed of prosciutto, some nuts and thin garlic crostini. The gnocchi is heavanly, the veal chop spectacular! This is a must try and return to restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and ambiance.
    ExpensiveRecosVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Excellent food and ambiance. Short on offerings of wine by the glass. Ample vegetarian options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Location, Great Service
    Josh
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I had a terrific time on valentines day. The service was incredible. Emily the waitress knew the menu, gave great insights on what she liked and was knowledgeable about the wine. You water glass is never empty which i like, table is always cleaned promptly and there is plenty of time between courses. The meatballs were to die for. Moist, tender and tasty to start. The caprese salad was alright, but nothing compared to the meatballs. The mains were good, did not blow us away. The bombalini's (deep fried dough) with custard middle were also amazing! Great experience, we would go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy, quick, and courteous
    jcox
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Buonanotte isn't the sort of restaurant I typically frequent — hyper-glitzy, with a gaudy gold-lattice ceiling and staff who look like they've been pulled from the pages of a modelling agency — but I was really impressed by the quality of the service we received. Our food was quite good — a pair of pizzas, some gelato, meatballs and salad as an appetizer — but the night was made memorable by the speed and care we received from our waitress, who was always ready to top up a water glass or pull some plates away without looming over our table. Buonanotte is a good choice for those who like Italian food and don't mind a little flash.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's dinner
    Andy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was our first but not our last visit to Buonanotte. It was a wonderful dining experience with Rafaella as our waitress. Everything she recommended was bang on. We ordered 2 appetizers and 2 entrees and it was delicious. Different from anything we've had anywhere else and so so good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Buonanotte
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    The was very good but far too expensive for lunch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    The place is pretty neat, tidy and I love their decor/ambiance. Staffs are very friendly and accommodating. Food-wise, everything that we ordered is very tasty, however, it seems that their food servings, particularly the calamari and pasta that we ordered, are pretty small compared to the price they're worth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    CathieVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I had the tuna tartare and I must say that it was lacking in flavour. I also had the halibut and the fish was overcooked. My husband had one of the pizzas and he said it was ok. What was concerning is that we were there at 7:30 and the restaurant was just about empty. It is possible that is it more of a late-night spot and so that is the explanation. I had heard that this was a great restaurant ... having been there, I am not sure why.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden gem
    BirdieVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    We would not have found this wonderful spot if it had not been for Open Table!!, Service was warm and inviting. Food was delicious. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate