Buona Sera is a full service bar and restaurant, and our menu is quite extensive, giving you a lot of lunch and dinner options to choose from. Start off with one of the large and flavorful appetizers, then continue to the main course. Entrées at Buona Sera include pasta, veal, choice steaks, chicken, pork chops, various types of ravioli and seafood. Veal chops from this restaurant are some of the most popular dishes on the menu and are worth trying.
Half Priced Bottles of Wine
We offer a wide selection of wines for half price with any purchase of a Lunch or Dinner entree. Holidays excluded.
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: September 13, 2019
Ends: September 14, 2118
Availability: Mon-Tue 11:30AM-11:30PM
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
We serve a Thanksgiving buffet for two seatings: 1pm and 4pm.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Our first visit and we will be back. Service was very good and restaurant was very busy.
Food was very good also.
We look forward to coming back
The waiter was fabulous. The staff was kind. The food was unbelievable and the atmosphere was lively! The wine was fantastic and the dessert was out of this world. I would totally recommend this to anyone!!
food was really great! love the ambiance. but, it does need s bit more lighting on the second level. we couldnt read menus
Wonderful as always at Buona Sera! Thank you Danielle and Chris for the hospitality, great service and delicious food. Always a treat when we visit.
Place packed prior to a Count Basie show. Pizza was undercooked and “floppy”. Everything else quite good. Very cold by perimeter doors.
What a wonderful restaurant in Red Bank. Their food and atmosphere are equivalent to any restaurant in the city. We will be back and thank you to everyone for making our visit so memorable.
Food is always excellent. After delicious appetizers a h as of portion of an entree is appreciated
Although the food was good the rest of the experience was below par with other resturants in the area. We had a reservation but had to wait almost 40 minsutes to be seated. There was no where to sit or stand while waiting without being in the way. Three tables around us were seated after us and had their meals and done before we got served. Service was slow, waited 20 mins for a wine. One of three meals was wrong and had to be sent back (after waitiing almost an hour).
Fantastic service, amazing food and terrific atmosphere.
As usual and always, great food and great service. I highly recommend to go again and again as I have. Buon Appetito.
I've been here several times over the last few years. It is well decorated and always clean but the food is always less than spectacular. My wife wanted to try it again, for her Bday. I ordered a basic chicken park (you can't screw that up, right ?) She ordered the lobster risotto. I received a .. block or wedge of chicken cutlet with barely melted parm ? cheese .. It wasn't horrible but it wasn't great. My wife had a similar experience with her dish .. Very expensive for very underwhelming ..
We live in Red Bank and are proud of our eateries but I cannot envision a scenario where we will be returning to Buona Sera or encouraging anyone else to either
Everything was wonderful! The unique offerings on the menu really rocked! Lobster Francese, who knew, yum. Option to create our own seafood plateau with shrimp, lobster, king crab and lump crab was also appreciated by those of us who do not care for raw seafood. Dessert was off the charts, Italian cream cake and flourless chocolate cake.
I absolutely LOVE this place. The food is excellent!!!
Just not the server we had. He didn’t know the menu.was trying to talk to us while setting up other tables, we did t get to put our order in till after our appetizer was done. He he had no ideal what it meant when my wife ordered no starch with he dinner. He said I don’t think it’s cook with starch. Then when her $45 dinner came out with the mashed potatoes. He grabbed her plate and tried to remove the main course which was a tuna steak and put it on another plate. In the process losing All of sauces and dressing off the dish. In stead of just removing the mashed potatoes on to another plate. In my opinion this guy has no business in the food service industry. It breaks my heart cause my wife and I had them cater our wedding a couple of years ago. We were actually there on our 2 year reunion. To get stuck with this service was very very disappointing. The food it self was fantastic. But our server doesn’t belong working in such a fine establishment as this
Always good food n good service
Great food 👍
Lobster Francaise over Capellini was a mouthwatering delicious dinner. Highly recommend
Excellent restaurant. My friends and I appreciated the ambient, food, music and services
Great Food and Service as always!! One of our favorite restaurants.....
The restaurant is very pretty inside, done in n old Italians ambience. That's where it ends. I ordered the stuffed veal chop for $48. I ordered it a little over medium and came out raw. I sent it back and waited about 15 minutes for it to come back. When it came back it was sitting in a pool of some sort of very loose liquid, it was gross ! I had to spill off the water into my bread plate. My friends steak was just as bad, also sitting in a pool of water. The biggest mistake we made was not sending it all back the second and ordering something else or just leaving. The waiter came back 15 to 20 minutes later and I told him to be happy that I don't write for zagat. Really simple to the point this restaurant cares more about the bar business downstairs than it's food. When in Red Bank going to a show at Count Basie, try Teak across the street for a really nice meal not some crappy food at Buona Sera.
I ordered a salad that I felt was overpriced for what it was. My eggplant parmigiana dinner and creme brulee dessert were very good. The restaurant itself was way too loud and I did not feel comfortable there. I would not be going back there again for dinner.
Delicious and large portions. Go for the half portions which was very large. Can’t imagine the full portions.
From food to service, Buona Sera is top notch. This is our go to place for special occasions. Anniversaries, birthdays or promotions, Chris and his staff have ALWAYS accommodated our needs. Food as usual is outstanding. Only downside is I always order the same thing, a stuffed veal chop, because it's that good! We've been going there for over 15 years and will continue to do so.
The staff was courteous and helpful. The food was great and well priced. Definitely going back soon.
We were seated right away. The staff was friendly and our waitress was amazing. The food was excellent as expected.
The stuffed rigatoni was too hard. Everything else was good.
I always wanted to try this restaurant. I was not disappointed. The atmosphere and service was outstanding. Our waiter made us feel like we were the only party in the room. Food was delicious and cooked to perfection. Will return.
Buona Sera has always been my now fiance (he proposed tonight) favorite place. The owner and waiter went above and beyond to make it the most memorable night for us. Thank you so much. Excellent quality as always! See you again soon.
Went there for our anniversary. Food was excellent, with large portions. The restaurant was a bit noisy. However it had its charm and friendly atmosphere. They honor your reservation and we were seated promptly with our choice of location.
Red Bank is notorious for finding a parking spot. The restaurant offers valet parking. Just pull up to the restaurant door.
Overall will not hesitate to recommend the restaurant and definitely will be going back.
Our table was ready at the time promised and the food was very good, service a bit slow but ok.
Ambiance was very nice as well, we will definately return!
Great food, great service!
First time there before going to a Count Basie show. Food was great and our server Joe was superb. He made sure our food was served well in advance of the show and he couldn't have been nicer.
A little pricey but perfect if going to the show at Count Basie. The tuna special was superb as was the crab cake special. Both were $35/$33 so a little high but delicious.
Food and service awesome as usual!! Loved this place ever since I had the firstTomahawk steak ever served there!!
Great restaurant. Service was exceptional. Host/owner very friendly. We will definitely come back.
The owner helped us choose a bottle of wine that was outstanding. The stuffed mozzarella appetizer and pasta dish were rich in flavor and extremely tasty. And to top it off, the Tomahawk steak was cooked to perfection. We definitely ordered more than we should, but it was worth loosening the belt. Even thought it is a little bit of a drive to get to, it is one of our favorite places.
I downgraded 1 star for the following: noisy, dark (thank God for flashlights on smartphones), waiter response a little slow. Otherwise 5-star. Yes, we were there before a Basie show--crowded.
Just love the atmosphere! Food absolutely delicious. Generous portion. Half portion still too much!
Service impecable. Friendly. went with my sister after show at count basie theater. will go back with my husband for sure.
Great service, great food. The restaurant is busy but the service is very attentive. We enjoyed our entire meal, never felt rushed. Every time we have come to the restaurant it has been a very good experience.
This is our second time at Buona Sera and we absolutely love it! We find all staff hospitable and attentive and the food is delicious. We recommend it to all of our family and friends.