Food and Service was fantastic however they didn’t read the notes regarding my Aunt’s 87th Birthday which was a little disappointing.
Awesome as usual!
Great food, service and atmosphere! Never had a bad experience. Can’t wait to go back
We've been meaning to try this place for a long time. I am glad we finally did. Brent was an awesome waiter we would ask fro him again. if you've been meaning to try a nice quiet place with a good atmosphere for dinner, this is the place. A true hidden gem in the northern suburbs;
Fantastic food with great ambiance and the waitress is totally knowledgeable of specials including wine. Thank you!
Had an excellent birthday meal. Great staff, great food!
Great food and top notch service. Highly recommended.
Great service with a smile, a bit of conversation and humor. Owner even followed up with asking what we had, how was it, and some background on our food choices.
The manicotti was great. Calamari was good. Dessert was good the cookie. The veal marsala was like a piece of charcoal. You supposed to pound the veal down. Unfortunately this feel was as thick as filet mignon. Tough like a beef jerky. That's why they only get a three
I enjoy the ambiance and friendly service most of all. I find the special menu items to be fresh and always a good selection of appetizers and entrees. Most of their pasta dishes I find very good. I have often found the menu items mediocre so I pretty much stick to the "specials". I do like the basic red sauce and pasta which I usually get as a side dish with my entree at no charge!
Not so good. Spaghetti and meatballs were bland. Veal T Bone was small and over done. Was a loud group next to us again. Not a good value, bland food and noisy.
Food is always great here, been here 2 dozen times in the past 5 years. SERVICE is where it had been lacking in the past couple years. Last week we got seated and must have been wearing our invisible clothing. We sat there for 15 minutes without anyone coming to our table. Then we ordered our meal, and AFTER I had ordered my meal, just before food was brought out, they said they were out of baked potatoes, which I had ordered. French fries or pasta was offered instead. I had ordered the fillet mignon, I like a baked potato with it.
Love it!! Always awesome!! Rafael and the team never disappoint! And we found a new favorite wine!!
Food was ok, service was very good. Vegetables with dinner seemed like they were frozen from the grocery store. Had the surf and turf, would not recommend the steak. Shrimp was excellent.
We have been to this great place before and so enjoy everything especially the food. We had a mishap this time and there was a big plastic thing in my husbands pasta. We were stunned, and didn't finish our meals. The server Scott was very kind and so apologized. The owner came over and he apologized too. They were so sweet and did not charge us for our Meals. We so appreciated that they were so kind. When the time is right we will make a date and try out this fantastic place again.
Always fun to dine here. Great food at a great value. Hidden gem
Not impressed with quality for the price. Table was next to drafty door that would not shut. Will not be back
The food was mediocre they use way too much sauce the crowd can be loud and noisy and disruptive if you're trying to be on a date I showed up for my reservation five minutes early and didn't get set at my table for another half hour was extremely disappointed with the service wine list is not accurate
As always, the food and service were beyond compare. We were there this time for Valentine's Day and still received the same great food and service. We have had our server, Brent, several times before. He is amazing!
I made our Valentine's Day reservation 3 weeks in advance with very high expectations based on our last experience there. However, the Riesling we were hoping for was no longer available, nor was the dish I wanted for dinner---out for the evening. The unfortunate thing was that the server did not mention that when I placed my order. So I finally decided upon another dish, which was to have included a salad or soup. Again, our server did not mention a "Caesar" salad would be an additional charge, not much, but was not expecting to pay additionally for them, (just saw the charges on the tab) as my SO and I both ordered one with our entrée. May seem like minor things---but all tolled--not the dining experience we were hoping for.
Tried the walleye and lasagna this time. Both were very good. Scott was our waiter and was fantastic as last time. We will be back.
Our server Lindsay was awesome! Food never disappoints! We will be back.
As usual we had a great meal and really enjoyed the quiet.
such great food and fantastic service! It is difficult to choose from their menu. So many delicious options!
Amazing evening at Buona Sera as always!! Great food. Great wine. Scallops were to die for!! Raffaele suggested a new wine...
What a lovely, authentic Italian, cozy neighborhood restaurant. Food was excellent and our server was awesome. I will defiantly go back again..... was my first time there!!!
One of our favorites Italian places! Love the food!
Incredible hospitality and amazing food. Definitely going back.
Service and food were good. Noise level was so high we could not carry on a conversation however we were able to listen to every word spoken at the adjacent table. It was not a relaxing evening.
It was recommended to us from our neighbors and it did not disappoint us the food was great and all the people there were friendly even all the other customers. We will be going back in the future.
We have been here many times and yet to have a bad meal or experience. It remains one of our go to restaurants.
We have been to Buona Sera many times and the food is amazing. Our service, however, this time wasn't great. It won't deter us from returning, but if it happens again, and for the price you pay for food, our expectation is excellent service. If it happens again, we may not return.
Overall a very good dining experience despite the lady showing her friend a loud video on her phone.
I had heard so many good things about the restaurant. Service was excellent. I found the food to be OK - not as good as what I had been told. I am not a food snob, but considering price and value, a bit of a let down. Went to a different restaurant the following evening and got better Italian food at half the price (my wife agreed), which probably skewed my perspective a little regarding my Buona Sara experience. I will probably give it another try in the future hoping that I caught them on an off night.
This is a quiet, intimate place. Small enough to feel cozy but there are 2 dining rooms so it seats more than it first appears. I had the shrimp scampi with a side of pasta that it offers as a choice. It also came with fresh vegetables, unusual nowadays. The shrimp were large and swimming in a garlic butter sauce. My husband had Spaghetti del Pescatori which was good but the “complemented with a light touch of tomato sauce” turned out to be more like a soup than a sauce. We had the Molten Lava Cake with vanilla ice cream for desert which would be plenty for one person but was just right for us to share. We would definitely return.
We dine here often and always enjoy the food and ambiance.
Thank you for having parking for seniors.
This time the food was just OK, walleye had bones and under cooked.
Noise level was too loud. Large group next to us. Will request a booth next time
Food was delicious, Atmosphere was quiet and cozy, price was what I expected to pay for the food and service. The staff were pleasant and knowledgeable about the food.
We had a wonderful dinner with some good friends. Our server. Scott, was fabulous! We will be back soon.
Buona Sera is always top notch. This time we celebrated my birthday with a spinach dip appetizer (absolutely fantastic!) and sumptuous entrees. Topped off with the hot lava chocolate cake.
The Southern Comfort Manhattan before dinner was magnificent! We come as often as we can.