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Buona Vita

4.5
469 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Nightly: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(609) 788-0370
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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What 469 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

It was absolutely delicious we will be back!!! It was recommended to us and we gave it a try. The food was delicious, best fried calamari we’ve ever had. The outside seating was awesome and our waitress Ola was superb!!!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

all around pleasant evening. Food was very good and our waiter Chris was very attentive and nice vibe. Felt very welcoming. We will definitely return

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Was definitely a mixed bag. We’ve been here several times before and eagerly anticipated this dinner. My appetizer was disappointing. I had the beet salad, and had to wade through loads of dressing to hunt for the few pieces of beet nestled beneath the soggy greens. My entree, the lobster ravioli, was however very delicious! My husband’s “traditional linguini” in white wine sauce came dry as a bone. Our waiter seemed attentive but perhaps overworked with too many tables, for it took about three requests before additional sauce was delivered. By this time the dish was fairly cold, although was deemed tasty. Ready to get out of the restaurant and have dessert elsewhere, we were surprised to note that someone had whisked away our remaining half bottle of wine. Will think twice about returning, unfortunately.

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Made a reservation on Open Table, arrived on time and the hostess didn't seem to have a table for 2 - after prodding she came up with a table in the center of the room, which was okay. We have dined here several times before and tried it again hoping that they ironed out all the kinks - apparently not. Servers were nice, but lacked experience - service in general is poor, always has been. I also had to contact Open Table to get my points since the restaurant didn't credit me. Probably won't go back.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Food is awesome and consistent. Had Lobster Ravioli which is a special but seems to always be available. Must try. Noise level is quite high.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Love it here! Love the food and atmosphere. The owner and waiters and waitresses are all very nice!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Our meals (veal parm, veal marsala) were delicious, and green salads were very fresh. We appreciated the complimentary bruschetta. We have never been disappointed by the food here.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The food was wonderful service very good. Very noisy. Will go back

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

This is our “go to” restaurant in Somers Point. The food is consistent and good every time we go there and we like that it is a BYOB.
Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Way too noisy. Food is so good but would never go with another couple as the noise level is way too high.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Fabulous food, excellent service , friendly and knowledgeable staff. We love this little hidden gem! It’s always a go to for us !

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Very crowded. Pleasant staff. Food was hot. More pricey, so not a locals favorite.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Restaurant was very busy but well run. Food was excellent as was service (Jona).

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Nice people. Little noisy when we first got there but that died down. Food was good and served hot.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. Definitely going back!

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great food. Way too noisy inside. We asked to move outside on the balcony.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Bad and Slow Service! Took 40 minutes just hear the specials . Waiter was the absent minded professor. His mind was elsewhere. Food quality was good but not great.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

this spot never disappoints! the grilled calamari appetizer is maybe the best I have ever had! and the bronzino special was delicious, fresh tasting ingredients. very very good! they even gave us a glass of wine on the house because we admitted we forgot it was byob.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Nice dinner. Crowded Friday nite
Expensive specials. Accommodating menu

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Delicious langoustines which were tender served under a sweet savory garlic sauce

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

We loved it
Already told several friends
Can’t wait to return

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great as always. Everyone really makes you feel at home at Buona Vita. Great food, great service. Can't wait to go back. Caesar salad & veal parmigiana - awesome!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The food and service is terrific, it's a BYOB. It's one of my good too restaurant for a delicious meal in the Atlantic County area.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

first time at this restaurant, the service was great, Chris our waiter was very attentive, the food was awesome, a bit pricey, but you do get what you pay for. We will definately be back.....

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Loved it! Very small and intimate. BYOB. Beautiful décor, great ambiance. Enzo was our waiter and he was great. The food was delicious! All 4 of us enjoyed our meals. Will definitely go back the next time we are at the Jersey shore.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Food was good. Really noisy with a full house. BYOB an advantage. Would try it again.

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

The prices on the menu on open table are a bait and switch. This restaurant is much more expensive after you walk in the door - if you look on their website they say that their prices change seasonally - to me that seems like a bait and switch. Some dishes prices are five dollars more than reported in the menu on open table! Food was good, but had I known the true prices I would have paid I wouldn’t have gone here.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

This was the third time we've been to Buona Vita and we will be going back again. The food was delicious every time and every time I say I'm only eating half and before I know my plate is clean. I've been there with a large group, date night and with a small group of three each time the food was terrific and not one complaint from anyone. The service is great as well, friendly and attentive. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Very good food. Restaurant was noisy, difficulty hearing the waiter and each other.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Our server did not always follow up on things he promised, like sharing plates, condiments or cutlery.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Great night with our friends from Fla

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great food and service but noise level made conversation difficult.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in Somers Point. Never disappointed with the food or service. It's a BYOB which is great! I sure you will enjoy every bite of food when you go.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Wonderful food and service and love that it is a BYOB
Can’t wait to return

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

quiet with delicious food

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Food and service always on point. Restaurant is a little loud.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We took my daughter and her boyfriend to celebrate her birthday. I was a little nervous because we were the only patrons there but it was an off season Wednesday night and just before the Easter holiday. Every dish was wonderful! We had the Lobster ravioli (very good), gnocchi with the gorgonzola sauce (buttery & delicious!) Fettucinne Buona Vita (light and delicious) and the penne alla vodka. Service was great albeit pretty easy to be attentive on a quiet night. I would definitely go again and recommend them to others!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The evening was perfect. Enzo was exceptional. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Wonderful food and service. We love it here.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Very good!!

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