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Buona Vita, Somers Point, NJ
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Buona Vita

4.6
4.6
1647 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Summer Season hours are everyday from 3pm to 10 pm
New to Somer's Point the Grand Opening of Buona Vita Restaurant is dedicated to preparing deliciously authentic and classic Italian foods served with only top-shelf ingredients, charm and smile, where guests are celebrated and welcomed. With beautiful high ceilings, warm ambiance, beautiful Tuscan décor, walking through the doors of Buona Vita takes you to an intimate and cozy Southern Italian villa right in the heart of Somers Point. We are also offering takeout orders! Please visit our website to place your order!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 788-0370

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Somers Point

  • Parking details

    4pm-12pm Private Lot

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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What 1,647 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City

    Neighborhood gem

  • Atlantic City

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food is always very good. Only one server for the entire upstairs slowed everything down. I really enjoy the chicken parm entree but for some reason this time there was almost no pasta with it. Disappointing visit
  2. DP

    DebP

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a busy night in the restaurant, but the service was still excellent. The Caesar salad was delicious and large enough to share. The Melanzane Ripeno, Salmon Livornese, and Pappardelle Bolognese dishes were all terrific, and the tiramisu dessert was the best ever!
  3. HM

    HMPh

    Atlantic City

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was excellent as always. Our table was waiting for us at the reserved time
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Remi and buona vita are amazing!
  5. SC

    StephenC

    Atlantic City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Remy was great
  6. p

    primus

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent experience. Remi is a top of the line waiter, and a wonderful host. Everything was top-of-the-line also. Would suggest this restaurant to everyone and anyone who wants to have a fine Italian meal and a wonderful situation.
  7. l

    ladybird

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Conistantly delicious.
  8. DT

    DawnT

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a winter weekend at the beach. First time at restaurant and loved it food was impressive. We had the mussels in red sauce. They were small in size and that is what we like . Same with the clams in white wine sauce. Both broths were great and good for bread dipping too. Husband had the veal parmigiana. He ate it all. I managed to get a bite before all gone . It was good quality. I had the tilapia so good. Had a Caesar salad. It was well portioned . We had dessert. It was so pretty and delicious in unique must go to will be visiting again.
  9. E

    Ellebelle

    Philadelphia

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Looking forward to going back!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is delicious, the gnocchi with aurora sauce was better than any I’ve ever had anywhere! The service is excellent, Remy is knowledgeable and kind and handled a very full restaurant like a pro. The hostess is sweet and seemed to help when needed. The room is loud as it fills up but it added to the happy atmosphere. Highly recommend and we will be making it a regular place for us.
  11. N

    Nancyc

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    New Year’s Eve
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Remy is the best…….great food , service, everything.
  13. MO

    MargotO

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Small nice BYOB. The noise level is high but I like the energetic vibe. Food was very good.
  14. b

    boston2018

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was a wonderful evening with great food and good friends. I would definitely return.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I came here on Christmas Eve for the second time and this place is just so good. The food is delicious, the service fantastic and personal, and the ambiance is cozy and inviting. Buona Vita would give any city Italian byob a run for their money. I got the penne vodka with grilled salmon and have been thinking about it ever since. Highly recommend dining at Buona Vita!
  16. BM

    BillM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service, our server Remi was attentive and informative. Great BYOB
  17. C

    Chris

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Completely overrated food was very small portions and cold.Caesar salad had only lettuce and grated cheese no Caesar dressing .Shrimp Alfredo had only 4 shrimp for 27$ ,It’s was our second time there first was during summertime festival and was terrible from food to service .But decided to try again we are a mixed couple and we are now convinced race matters and that’s reason we had two terrible experiences.Waited long for food when received substandard and waiter never came over to see if everything ok.Noticed like color tables were attended to but not us not once but twice.Folks can draw their own conclusions and check was 100$ for that really.
  18. J

    John

    Atlantic City

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have had an excellent meal ans service. Definitely recommend.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Remi is the best! Best Italian food in our area, sickeningly good!
  21. p

    pauliem

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent is just not quite enough to describe the enjoyability of dining there. the food is superb and the staff are totally helpful. It is my favorite uptown restaurant in the area. cannot wait to return
  22. AT

    AnneT

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, cream of carrot soup, beet salad. Entrees of gnocchi, branzino and chicken outstanding! Will definitely go back!
  23. R

    Riggs

    Philadelphia

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We have been to Buona Vita several times and the food and service is always very good. Quiet Thursday night so noise level was very low. Prices have gone up somewhat but being a BYO helps. Definitely recommend.
  24. K

    Kathyp

    New York Area

    95 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Delicious Italian food in a homey atmosphere. Our server was very pleasant and attentive. And love that it’s a BYOB.
  25. BA

    BlairA

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food. Currently our favorite BYOB
  26. t

    traveler1

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional as always! Accommodating to gluten free and waitress was excellent!
  27. BP

    BruceP

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time there. The food was great and the service was outstanding. Reasonably priced. We will definitely go back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Go there often Always good
  29. MV

    MichaelVC

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent
  30. V

    Valerie080

    Washington DC

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to dine. We recommend to all of our friends!
  31. M

    Margatian

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were seated right on time. We asked for a quiet table, but the place was full! They seated us upstairs, which was fine, and a bit more quiet. I felt that the specials, priced at around $41, were too expensive for what we got. The regular menu is priced fairly.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The veal chop was excellent ! We loved the beet salad. So happy to find shore restaurant that offers reservations. BYOB is a plus.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    With friends Very good all around Food excellent as usual
  34. VH

    VictoriaH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Branzino ever in the area. The BYOB is an appealing aspect.
  35. S

    Shelley563

    Philadelphia

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant at the shore when we’re in the mood for a nice dinner. The food is always exceptional and the service terrific. Branzino delicious as always. The veal fork tender.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was good, not outstanding. Waitress was extremely nice but had too many tables, didn’t get drink orders, didn’t refill water. Ambiance was nice.
  37. J

    Jrose70

    Philadelphia

    156 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The restaurant location is great and it's BYOB, which is always nice. Our server was knowledgeable, but did not introduce herself, just went right into specials. They do have a lot of specials. The ambiance was pretty dated and the walls upstairs were a bright red. For the price I felt it was an average experience. It looks like there is outdoor space, which would be nice during the summer.
  38. MJ

    MJBII

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite dining spots. The menu has great selections, but we decided to try two of the entree specials- lobster ravioli and branzino. Both dishes were excellent and well worth the trip.
  39. AM

    AMM2

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not to be missed…high quality food and outstanding service.
  40. CD

    CarlD

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fabulous dinner. Our favorite dinner place when down the shore. Remi and team never disappoint.

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Buona Vita is rated 4.6 stars by 1647 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Buona Vita

801 Bay Ave, Somers Point, NJ 08244

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Somers Point

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    4pm-12pm Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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