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Buon Appetito - New Jersey

65 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies

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Buon Appetito lives up to its name. Chef/Owner Tony Stoebling offers classic Italian with his own twist. Buon Appetito is well know for its fresh seafood dishes, original pasta creations and generous portions. The warm and inviting decor makes Buon Appetito the perfect destination for lunch or an intimate dinner with friends and family. Reasonable priced wine list and full bar. Join us for "Alfresco" dining during the warmer months. Private rooms available for special events.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm, Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(201) 436-0043
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Anthony Stoebling
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Private party facilities
Reasonably priced menu for all private events.
Our party packages start at $17 per person.
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Private party contact
Maria Constenla: (201) 436-0043
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We offer full service on-premise and off-premise catering.
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Cross street
43rd Street
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Parking details
Small parking lot is available around the corner (on 42nd St) in addition to the street parking.
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Public transit
A few steps away from the Light Rail Station.
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Live Music in Thursday and Saturday Night with keyboard player Edward Smith.
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Special events & promotions
Open on Valentines Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving and New Years Eve
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 10, 2017

Amazing place

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 5, 2017

Our waiter, Marcus, was very attentive, professional and friendly. We had the buffet on Sunday. It was good, but next time we will probably order from the menu next time. There is something about buffet food as to your food being cooked fresh. The food was good though. The penne in vodka sauce was amazing! Some people at my table really enjoyed the meatballs a lot! The chicken francaise was very good. There are plenty of options.

Tomjh (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 3, 2017

Reservation at 7:15; in seat by 7:25. Wait staff very helpful and polite.
Would definitely go back. Good food, good value .


vipKate (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2017

Amazing food and great service.. Definitely would recommend it for anyone looking for a nice dinner.

CarolynS (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Came for Valentine's Day Dinner. The food is absolutely fantastic and the servers/hosts are all friendly and welcoming. Come here for traditional Italian food on a date or with the whole family. Service was a little slow and my boyfriend's meal arrived with penne instead of linguine, but still delicious. Could have used some more help that night. Will be back!

Jessicam (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2016

An excellent choice for anyone who wants great Italian food with wonderful friendly service. They have half priced Sangria every Friday and it is delicious. The portions are large and the food is fresh and very tasty.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2016

A neighborhood gem! Awesome penne vodkha sauce. Food is always spot on.

GailV (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2016

Dined with a group of retiree friends for Wednesday Night Italian Buffet. Buffet was ready and open when we arrived shortly before 5. The group particularly enjoyed the salad, carrots and eggplant parmigiana. We'll be back in the spring.

vipDebbie (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 8, 2015

I ordered shrimp and scallop scampi. One of the scallops was gritty and both shrimp and scallop had a smoky grilled taste that I do not like. The other entrees were good.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 4, 2015

The regular food is great, but what's really good is the $20 lobster dinners on Friday nights during the summer

Lynn (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 10, 2015

We found the restaurant on trip advisor since we did not know anything about the area and were visiting the Newark area for the weekend. We absolutely LOVED the vodka sauce! Would go so far as to the say it was the best we ever had! :)

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2015

We brought 10 people for lunch. The table was ready when we arrived, the service was excellent, and the portions were so large that almost everyone had leftovers. The talk around the table was how good the food was, and 8 of ten people had a different choice. They even altered the menu upon request. This is a great neighborhood restaurant.

romanticdinner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 10, 2015

Appetizers were good, esp mussels. Main course (sole francaise) very salty and too much breading. Rack of lamb was OK but not great. Seasonal veggies had weird "gasoline" taste.

Sher (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2015

Family style entrees are fantastic, huge servings...
Great service..

OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on October 24, 2014

My husband and I are there and was pleasantly surprised. The portion sizes are huge!!! I had the chicken miachel Angelo it was good but huge.

vipbowtieollie (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 23, 2014

I travel for a living so using Open Table is a daily routine for me. I found this restaurant and it was incredible.
The food is outstanding both with quality, unique presentation, and quantity. I cannot wait to go back to Bayonne to try a new dish.

vipMCMunoz (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 15, 2014

This Italian gem is Bayonne is Amazing. The food is great and the service is exceptional. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The owner / manager pitches in when the staff is very busy and makes you feel welcome. I have dined her several times and will return. I've used Groupon Vouchers and Discount Vouchers and you are never made to feel that you are not a valued customer. This is a family and friendly oriented restaurant. Highly recommend it.

fathers2 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 14, 2014

Enjoyed the food and service. friendly welcoming atmosphere.Small but comfortable. Great Italian food!!

NickNack (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on June 5, 2014

Food is excellent at this price point, large selection, great service, affordable drink and wine selections, really is nice for neighborhood dining for any occasion.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 1, 2014

If you want good food, buon a petito is the place. I would definitely recommend to friends.