Broiled to perfection in garlic butter topped with parmesan cheese
Cappuccino silk pie raspberry tuxedo cheesecake profiteroles spumoni ice cream reeses obsession cake
Fresh norwegian salmon hand-rubbed with secret ingredients and pesto, grilled to perfection and topped with a balsamic tomato concasse
I have enjoyed the food here several times. We have left saying oly good things about it to each other. This visit was extremely quiet due to Covid-19 warnings. The restaurant was nearly empty. Usually the atmosphere is energetic, yet as a dating couple we have been able to have a personal dinner.
Was dying to try this place as I stumbled across it one day on a back road. I looked it up and was excited to plan a date night with my husband- which is rare with having two girls under 3. Well we were delighted to say the least! Small, quaint, romantic feel. Good was everything I hoped it would be- I did a seafood special and my husband ordered a pasta dish off the main menu. The chef came out to the table and greeted us. Very nice! Oh and the cannolis- man oh man- they were the real deal! Great service! Will definitely go back again!!!
A big party was in the room and was loud at times, but the food was delicious and the service was outstanding!!
Wonderful food. Authentic Italian ambience. Friendly, personal attention. A favorite place since the day it opened.
Loved it. Tremendous food and service.
Enjoyed our first experience dining at this lovely little find and it will not be our last visit!
Delicious. A great place to go to celebrate or just because.
Never disappointed - a good place to go for special occasions. The food is very good but not great. Excellent service. Not cheap, so be prepared for a large bill. My only complaint is the noise level is too high for my liking, but its tolerable.
Always a wonderful experience. A small, intimate dining experience with incredible food. Welcoming and knowledgeable staff, great atmosphere and above all else, an amazing meal every time.
Not enough parking especially handicap parking! Had to wait for car that didn’t have handicap parking permit to leave designated parking spot so I could park my car with my permit! Need a larger parking lot or specific designated on street parking in front of restaurant!
Had scallops scampi special but it only came with 4 scallops- tasty but expensive for the price!
The table next to the kitchen was a bit high traffic but we changed our reservation to add people late and appreciate being accommodated.
Excellent local favorite!!!! Hidden gem!!!
This was our third dinner at Buona Sera spread out over quite a few years. Every dinner was outstanding.
Great vibe and a packed restaurant on a Sunday night! Loved the Lobster Ravioli. We will be back!
I'm biased. I LOVE this place. I could go here over and over without getting bored of the food. It is truly amazing.
One of the dishes I get regularly is the zuppa di pesce (fish soup). It is arguably the best I've ever had in a restaurant. However, one piece of fish I can't eat is salmon, and a small salmon fillet is in the soup. Each and every time, I simply ask that the kitchen leave the salmon out of my soup. And each and every time, I enjoy my dinner without the piece of salmon.
As usual, I ordered without the salmon. However, when the soup arrived, it had the salmon in it. The waitress explained (apologized?) that the chef refused to leave it out, as it would "compromise the dish."
I'm paying for this. If it was a steak, and I ordered it well done, would the chef refuse if he believed that the steak should be served medium?
Unfortunately, two of the people I invited were first-timers at Buona Sera. Both commented that they have never seen that refusal in any restaurant. They were less than impressed.
While I will certainly return, and order the soup without the salmon, I'll now check and make sure the kitchen will serve it as asked. Otherwise, there are plenty of other items on the menu to choose from that won't make me sick.
So very disappointed in this one single visit. Very unlike every experience I've had there.
This place is delicious every time my wife and I go. We are foodies so we always get something new and it never disappoints.
Great food. Great service. Quaint and intimate.
Awesome experience for valentines night. We will be back soon to celebrate our next important event!
Wonderful Valentine's dinner! Food and service were outstanding!
Entrees were really good and we will definitely be back.
Food was excellent. It was our first time there after driving by for years. The carbonara was the best ever and walleye cakes were unmatched. The owner came around to the tables and asked how everything was. Very nice atmosphere as well.
The server was really not attentive. She could not recommend a wine and did not check on us and was chatting about nothing while ignoring our table.
The food was not as good as it used to be. The tiramisu was delicious.
Food was outstanding as was the service. Love this place
Disappointing. We had Sunday reservation for 6:30 and arrived on time but no table was available. Had to wait but not terribly long. After seating our waiter didn't show up for a while then took drink orders which were relatively promptly delivered. Then he disappeared for about half an hour. When he finally came to take our food order he informed us that they were out of the veal so several of their specialties were not available. We ordered and he disappeared again. We had to ask for our salad & bread plates. He apologized saying the kitchen was short staffed. We finally got our entrees at 8:00.
Over all not an unpleasant experience but disappointing and pricey.
I love Bueno Sera for special occasions. They treat you well and the food is fantastic !
I've wanted to try the place for some time now, but was disappointed by the experience. We waited for over an hour and a half for our meal and it wasn't even close to par. I ordered the salmon and not only it was nuke warm, but the veggies were underdone and tasted like they were bought at Cub. My wife did like the Cesar salad and risotto, so I wish I got that. For the prices, I expected a lot more. Thankfully enough, I was comped for my dinner. Sadly enough, we will not be going there again. Sorry
We love Buona Sera! The staff is always so kind and knowledgeable and the food is always amazing!
Delicious food and Excellent.service!
My first time. This was a great place to meet up, take our time and have great food. Service was amazing! Food spectacular. I must do!
We really enjoyed this cozy little restaurant's ambiance. Unfortunately, the food was sub-par. I added shrimp to my caesar salad for dinner and was given three small sauteed shrimp. They were seasoned nicely, but chain restaurants give you more shrimp. If they were large shrimp; that would be different. Our friends ordered a couple of the specials and were underwelmed with their flavor. It just wasn't anything special. The nicest part was the wine and atmosphere. Maybe it would make a special dessert date night for couples. The wine was good.
our 4th visit to Buona Sera and we will come again
Buona Sera is a nice little resturant. There aren't many decent places to pick from up here in the northern burbs unless you head over to Maple Grove.
I used to love this restaurant. My recent experience has changed my opinion. The first thing I noticed was they removed my favorite pasta from the menu. I was optimistic and ordered something else. The restaurant was crowded and noisy. We weren’t told until after eating our salads that our food was delayed because only the owner was cooking by himself for the evening. We waited over an hour for 4 entrees. Our server was excellent and did her best. It was disappointing to have to wait and I understand staffing was the issue, however it really dappened our whole experience. I hope they can resolve their staff issues so other diners have a better experience. Please bring back pasta del vallagio!
We will definitely go back!
We were there on a snowy Thursday evening and it was busy. That's always a good sign. Our server was very good as she managed maybe a couple more tables than she should have.
The food was good.
Buona Sera is a top favorite of mine we've been going there several years and the food is always spectacular and we love the cozy ambience of the restaurant
This is a wonderful establishment! Great service. Great food. It is a quaint little restaurant so the only thing I would say is you are able to hear others around you quite well, which can be a negative for some people
Great ambiance. We loved the lighting and decor. We felt like we were in a cafe in Italy Outstanding service. We had a very personable server who was knowledgeable and attentive. She contributed to the memorable experience we took away with us. The food presentation was very pleasing to the eye. The flavor of the food was amazingly delicious from the Walleye Cake Appetizer, the Halibut in Crema Sauce to the Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Spumoni Ala Mode Ice Cream. We definitely will be recommending the restaurant to others and will be returning soon for another like experience.
The food was amazing. Everyone was so attentive and appreciative. Made us celebrating our anniversary even better. Would recommend everything!! The food, the service, the place!! Absolutely amazing!!
The food is amazing and the service is amazing! It is my hidden secret to share with people not familiar with the area.
Buona Sera is rated 4.6 stars by 1770 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.