Buonanotte
Buonanotte

Buonanotte

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.buonanotte.com/
  • Phone: 5148480644
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:45am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: José Vidaurre and Fabrizio Caprioli
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Catering: New to Buonanotte Family, we now offer catering at home, office or any special menus that will meet your needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Buonanotte offers wireless Internet communication, microphone and giant screen.
  • Private Party Contact: Laurence Montplaisir 5148480644
  • Entertainment: Buonanotte offers live DJs from Monday to Saturday : calm and jazz music for week days and R&B and house music.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Milton Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Restaurant Buonanotte offers valet service for $12 every night.
A word from Buonanotte
Born out of the simple notion that food and entertainment can go hand in hand, Ristorante Buonanotte has continued to fulfill its duty as Montreal's "beacon of nightlife", while still being able to maintain its devotion to culinary excellence in Italian cuisine. Buonanotte is the place for those wishing to experience the charm, style, flair and grace the city has to offer on its most vibrant and cosmopolitan boulevard. Located in proximity to the premier galleries, museums, boutiques and hotels, Buonanotte satisfies every visitor's senses and cravings since 1991.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Buonanotte reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (19)good for groups (16)vibrant bar scene (12)special occasion (12)notable wine list (10)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (8)fit for foodies (8)romantic (7)neighborhood gem (6)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • quantity
    Anita
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The meal I ordered was 22$. I expected to have a lot of pasta in my plate for that price. The taste was good, but after I ate all of it, I felt like I ate an apetizer. Not a meal. And it was the same impression for all my friends. This is why it was quite disapponting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not what I expected
    Marianna1
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Not what I expected for having dinner with my husband on vacation. Didn't like the red spotlight in my eyes where I was sitting and not crazy about the low wooden chairs. Chicken was good but surprised to only be served with vegetables and had to buy my potatoe fries separate. Too expensive for what what you get
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food needs improvement!!
    mmmfood
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a late dinner there on a Saturday night. You can tell that their focus was on turning into a lounge/club as quickly as possible. We ordered two apps and a main. The apps were the Calamari and Apple walnut salad. DEFINITELY DO NOT get either. The calamari was some of the worst we had ever eaten. It's only saving grace may have been the home made tartar sauce. The salad was drizzled with a blue cheese dressing that was not good. For dinner we got the stuffed Tortello pasta. It was stuffed with mushrooms and a variety of things. Highly recommended this dish as it was very flavourful.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 30th Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I went to Buonanotte during my trip to Montreal for my 30th birthday. Had 6 friends with me. The reservation was for 6 but Buonanotte kindly accommodated an extra person. I included a note asking for a well-positioned table as it was my 30th (because we anticipated staying for the club portion after). The restaurant, again, kindly accommodated us. The food was great and reasonably priced. The club afterwards was fun with bottles again being reasonably priced. There weren't as many people as I expected there to be for a Friday night, but it was still fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Terri
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a family get together great ambiance great service the food delicious especially the lamb chops Will keep going back
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • absolutelyfancyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Went on a recommendation of a friend and wasn't disappointed. The tartar of filet mignon with hazelnuts and the prosciutto platter were delicious. Unfortunately the restaurant was out of many menu items that we were interested in but I suppose that a sign of a popular restaurant. The desert and coffee was equally notable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2dineMG
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Very diverse menu that satisfied several age groups and tastes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kaner76
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I went there for our wedding anniversary we did not realize on Friday and Saturday night it's a club scene the food was fair ,but the service was great and the staff were very friendly it also was very loud . Great for young singles !!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    one of my favorite restaurants not perfect but pretty consistent
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, as usual
    Agent86
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food, staff, ambiance excellent as always. If anything the music could be a bit lower. I always tell my friends to go when in Montreal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    Gina
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    From the time we walked in to the time we left my group had a great experience! The atmosphere was very energetic and the staff was not only professional and attractive, but extremely friendly, especially considering we were an English speaking group- No language barrier problems!! The pace was a bit slow -but we didnt mind! So if you're in a rush I wouldnt recommend dining here. Enjoy the atmosphere, food and the company while you are there! As for the menu - not really a menu for plain/picky eaters - but I personally enjoyed the selection and the quality. Go and have fun!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Overall, this is a great restaurant with a very good service. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastico!!!!
    DJStardom
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Good food, great atmosphere and amazing ambience. Never a disappointment every time we visit from Toronto. Cheers
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls night out in Montreal
    Lovemycity
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My girlfriend and I went to Montreal for a girl's weekend. Buonanotte was highly recommended. We sat outside and the service and food were outstanding. Special thanks to Camille who went above and beyond to ensure we had a great night out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Imitation Italian, loud and slow
    bingolong
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Overall: disappointing after reading all the good reviews. Maybe we caught a bad night. It's kind of odd to complain about the unbelievably slow and erratic service at Buonanotte since when the food finally came we wished they had taken a while longer to prepare it properly. This place is long on atmosphere--a very loud room and very attractive long-legged wait staff--but short on cuisine. The food is unimaginative and prepared as if by rote. This is someone's "idea" of Italian food. But not really Italian food. More like what you'd want airline food to be. Then it would be passable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 92 reviews are from the Buonanotte reviews archive.
  • Cwolf81
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I've not previously rated an OT restaurant with good food and service at 2 stars overall, but the whole non-dining experience of dealing with this place left a bad taste. 4 hours before my reservation they call informing me that I only had the table for 2 hours and wouldn't I rather sit on the sidewalk. No. Arriving at the restaurant 10 minutes early, I checked in by name--again refused sidewalk seating--and had a good meal with good service. Afterwards, I looked at my phone and saw the restaurant had called me twice during my >$200 meal. Stopping at the hostess stand on my way out I asked why she had called and the same woman who had seated me said, "You never showed up for your reservation." Then the OT email saying I failed to show up...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    Ancaster
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Amazing place, great food, great service, waitresses are beautiful
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable Service
    Mario
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Well known for the visual appeal of their attendants, one should note they also provide a friendly and professional service. A great mixture of "bon pour les yeux et l'estomac".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Excellent service and great food. it is a recommended stop for a reason.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    JerseyGirlinMontreal
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I really loved the service, food and ambiance at this restaurant; the wait staff was very attentive. Our waitress didn't miss a beat, my wine glass was always full. But, it was disappointing, we felt a lil rushed...did not give us a chance to order dessert! We were celebrating my boyfriend's birthday, which I indicated in the reservation, so that made more disappointing. Besides this little oversight, great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terri
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Excellent service...delicious food...your manager Vinny chose the wine for us great choice....... will be returning for sure!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favourite
    Kkash
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Favourite restaurant right now. I only started going there because my friends started working there and it's my favourite place, whenever a friend visits buona is the first restaurant I take them to. Amazing food, filet mignon, pasta, shrimps and carpaccio are my favourite as well as the Nutella doughnuts for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Awful Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food was absolutely amazing but our waitress was extremely rude.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gem for tummy and eyes
    jkmanosque
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    the food, ambiance and service was great. enjoyed a couple of pasta dishes - pasta was fresh, gnocchi light and the sauces on both tasted fresh and simple. the ambiance was a bit of a throw back but cool - i expected john travolta to walk out at any time. the servers - omg - they were beautiful, sexy and very friendly; if i wasn't in my 50s i would have started a weight routine the next day to buff myself up for the next visit. great fun, excellent food and a joy for the eyes - what more could you ask of a restaurant. well done!!
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome V-day at Buonanotte!
    ottawacouple
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I came from Ottawa to MTL for Valentine's Day and boy were we happy we decided to go to Buonanotte. The entire experience was perfect. Although we've come to expect two seatings on valentine's day, meaning the first get hurried out, this was not the case here. We were able to relax, take in the atmosphere, enjoy the awesome appetizers and savour our wine slowly. Our meals were great too -- my seafood risotto was AMAZING! Great job Buonanotte!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Although the ambience and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Although the ambience and the service was good, the food was not good and way too pricey for what it was.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it here!
    Dee2014
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Great service! Love their pizza! Super friendly staff! Will be back when I visit Montreal again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a bar not a restaurant
    FairsariVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    Small menu, big cocktail and wine menu and food was mediocre at best. Popular with men as the waitresses are all blonde and buxom and it caters to the nigh crowd so perhaps they should just serve pizza as even their basic pasta dish was not very good. Fish portion was small and oily and particularly tasty. Do not recommend it for anyone who likes good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awful service - overbilled
    ReviewerVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Our waitress first tried to get us to overspend by taking away the menus and saying "let me just order for you". Thankfully, we said "no thank you" and ordered from the menu. As soon as double of everything we ordered started appearing at the table, we stopped the servers and said we only ordered one of each appetizer to which the waitress returned to the table to say "oh it's just one order, I split it into two plates to let you share." Needless to say we were billed 2x for every appetizer. When I complained about the bill, she said "one of each of those appetizers wouldn't have been enough for you." ~$100 overcharged and totally ripped off. Do not go here. The food is lacking in taste and the staff is terrible.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Weekender
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Based on many positive reviews for this restaurant we decided to try this restaurant for our girls weekend in Montreal. Our reservation was for 7:30. We ordered food and drinks, once our meal had finished our waitress promptly gave us our bills. No problem, we paid and continued to finish our drinks. The next thing we know our waitress is kicking us out because "the next reservation is here" and proceed to literally remove everything from the table while we were sitting there. There was no mention beforehand that we had a limit seating time or a warning 30 minutes before we had to leave. The waitress came up and actually kicked us out while we still had glasses of wine left. Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the $$$
    Sariah
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    All in all the experience was maybe a 5 out of 10. The service was not great. Our waitress was very rude. Brought us the wrong appetizer and tried to convince us it's what we ordered. Fought us on the fact that she was right, not us. The entrees were not great. They we over prices and very small portions. It was hard to even flag her down to get more rounds of drinks. There were only two of us. The waitress quickly changed her tone when we started ordering expensive bottles of champagne. Being from Toronto the Buonanotte here was much better. I expected to have the same experience. Montreal has many many more fabulous restaurants to choose from, I wouldn't waste your time or money going here
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good, the service
    Bringontheguests
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    The food was good, the service was not so great. I was a little disappointed in the service we got, we had to remind them a few times to bring drinks and water. Our table was too small and made the experience seem very cramped and rushed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was awful
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    I don't know if the waitress was new, but everything went wrong, from the beginning to the end!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For a second visit, me and
    Guigui75
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    For a second visit, me and my girlfriend had a very good experience in this restaurant, more than the first one last year ! Food, drinks and desserts were very good and a special mention for the service !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Snobby and pretentious
    powerbogVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Dinner started off great, food and service was good. However because we booked the first sitting, we had to leave and come back when the restaurant turned into a club. So they added our names to the reservation list for bottle service. At 11:30, we were told that dinner service was running late and to come back at 12:15. At 12:15, there was a massive crowd outside the restaurant and the bouncer said he will check on our table. 45 minutes later, we were told that we wouldn't be getting a table and we won't be getting in. On top of this, I was charged twice for the same meal on my credit card and my friend was overcharged...In sum, poorly organized. Go to the Globe which is just across the street, I had a much better experience there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable lunch
    MicoLola
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    Delisciously good and authentic Italian fare, good service + ambiance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place was absolutely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    This place was absolutely amazing! The only thing our group did not like was the fact that you HAD to buy bottles in order to keep your table; otherwise, you stand. Very very packed place also. Went to the bar to grab regular drinks and stood there for twenty minutes with no service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I made a reservation for 2
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    I made a reservation for 2 one week in advance, which was confirmed by the restaurant by phone on the day. However, when my guest and I arrived, there was a mixup and we were told that a mistake had been made because the restaurant was FULL of 100 clients for a private event. I insisted on waiting for our table, and we were graciously given 2 complementary glasses of champagne + a nice private table on the other side within 10 minutes. Our waiter was a true foodie and very knowledgeable and wonderful to us. In the end, we had a very enjoyable evening, delicious food, and excellent service. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was disorganized and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Service was disorganized and waitstaff was a bit snobby.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place, but serving is terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    I went with a group of 6 girls and when we got there we were quite satisfied with the place! The server offered us some shots in the beginning because it was one of our birthdays so they did it on the house! After that, we ordered our good, she brought it and never again showed up! The waitresses here are extremely good looking so they are very concerned with getting tips from a table full of men! The tables beside us and in front of us were groups of men.. She would be back every 5 minutes to ask them if everything was okay while rubbing down one if their backs! I would raise my hand and nothing! Excellent place but I will never go back simply because of the service! Which is TERRIBLE
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic