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!!!
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
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.
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.
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.
Love it here! Love the food and atmosphere. The owner and waiters and waitresses are all very nice!
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.
The food was wonderful service very good. Very noisy. Will go back
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.
Way too noisy. Food is so good but would never go with another couple as the noise level is way too high.
Fabulous food, excellent service , friendly and knowledgeable staff. We love this little hidden gem! It’s always a go to for us !
Very crowded. Pleasant staff. Food was hot. More pricey, so not a locals favorite.
Restaurant was very busy but well run. Food was excellent as was service (Jona).
Nice people. Little noisy when we first got there but that died down. Food was good and served hot.
Loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. Definitely going back!
Great food. Way too noisy inside. We asked to move outside on the balcony.
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.
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.
Nice dinner. Crowded Friday nite
Expensive specials. Accommodating menu
Delicious langoustines which were tender served under a sweet savory garlic sauce
We loved it
Already told several friends
Can’t wait to return
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!
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.
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.....
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.
Food was good. Really noisy with a full house. BYOB an advantage. Would try it again.
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.
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!
Very good food. Restaurant was noisy, difficulty hearing the waiter and each other.
Our server did not always follow up on things he promised, like sharing plates, condiments or cutlery.
Great night with our friends from Fla
Great food and service but noise level made conversation difficult.
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.
Wonderful food and service and love that it is a BYOB
Can’t wait to return
quiet with delicious food
Food and service always on point. Restaurant is a little loud.
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!
The evening was perfect. Enzo was exceptional. Thank you.
Wonderful food and service. We love it here.