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.
Seasoned in breadcrumbs, fried crisp and served with arugula salad, fresh mozzarella and balsamic vinaigrette
Fresh Mozzarella and Roasted Peppers
Alot of food for the price of the meal. Great food everything was excellent the swordfish was great
Great restaurant! All staff and the owner are extremely friendly and attentive to the guests. The food is outstanding and the innovative specials will keep you coming back.
A great meal never disappoints
The food is always excellent at Buona Sera. The only thing I found on this trip is that the tables were extremely close together. I'm sure one can request other tables though. Still a good visit.
Always a great meal. We have not been in a while and Michael treated us to an amazing pesto and arugula pizza! Delish! We did mention it was for a birthday and was a little disappointed that it wasn’t acknowledged at dessert
As always a wonderful experience. It's a little pricey but overall its outstanding.
Always love the food at Buona Sera. Wait staff is usually aces, with this visit no exception. Noise level was very loud. Sitting upstairs, right on the railing, overlooking the first flies made it extremely Loud.
My husband had the veal parmesan, said it was the best he ever had. I had the chicken rossini, thought it was delicious. We also got the cannolis. It came with berries, loved it. Service was good.
Awesome as always.
Great deals on wine on Mondays
Such a great romantic restaurant! Great food, the plates can feed two people. Highly recommended!
The “meatball” was amazing!! The broccoli rabe cakes were so good I could eat it for dinner! The Veal Milanese was outstanding. The place is a little over the top with their decor (a little too dark and dramatic for me) but that will not stop me from going back. They have a parking lot across the street which is a big plus in Red Bank.
The Martini’s were really good, we loved the Lemon Lush!
Our waiter said they move the tables after dinner on Friday and Sat night and have a DJ and dancing after 10:00 pm. I think he said mostly old school and disco, which I love so that would have been fun if we weren’t going to the show next store. Great find, food was really good and I will definitely go back!
Very good.Always enjoy the place.
Waiter was wonderful, knowledgeable and extremely accommodating. Steak was outstanding, but a little too rare and somewhat fattier than expected. However, nearly perfect! Wine menu is top notch and atmosphere is always lovely.
Been going there before shows for 15 years..never disappointed. The portions are large for the money and you will bring it home. The staff is friendly and professional. We just like it there.
Excellent as expected
Absolutely delicious, with great quality and excellent service! Highly recommended!
My family celebrated my 39th birthday. We were a little disappointed that we did not get the table we requested months in advance, nor did the waiter acknowledge my birthday, but the food and service was excellent like always.
Always love the food here. This time had the chicken parm and it was the best I've ever had.
We went for Valentine’s Day recently - the restaurant was extremely busy. We made a reservation which we had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. Not a big deal we got a drink at the bar located by the checkin. We were finally brought to our table where it took another 15 minutes to get a basket of bread. Our waiter was very nice. He seemed a little overwhelmed with how busy it was and it seemed like the other waiters as well. We placed our app and dinner dishes together. They brought out our dinner after 30 minutes of waiting. We did not receive our appetizer yet. Our waiter was very apologetic about what had happened. He comped the appetizer and got us a free round of drinks. The food was not exactly what we were expecting since we saw a lot of amazing dishes on their Instagram. My dish was not good nor was the appetizer we got it tasted like oil soaked bread. My husband loved his meal. Dessert was great! I’m not sure if we will be returning to the restaurant. It could have been because it was Valentine’s Day. We might try it out again on a not as busy evening.
My boyfriend and I went here for Valentine’s Day and we loved it. It was my first time here and I thought everything was perfect! We were seated earlier then our scheduled reservation which was great and our food came out super fast. Also our waiter was super friendly!
Great pre-theater dinner. Arrived and seated upon entering the restaurant, service was great. We shared the stuffed artichoke and Meat and Cheese board appetizers .... Outstanding. For entrees two of us had veal chops, one Milinaise and one Parmigiana both were cooked perfectly and were delicious. The other diner wanted a shrimp parmigiana, not on the menu and told "no problem" and the last a chicken special. Large portions of quality food is the reason this restaurant has been around for a long time.
Can't wait to return
It was a lovely lunch in a classy and inviting establishment
Wasn’t first time and won’t be last time food is alway good service was a little slow but it was Valentine’s Day so a little understandable 👍
Excellent from the moment we arrived. Greeted warmly and immediately seated. The place is huge and warm. Terry & the entire Wait staff was super attentive. Food was excellent and plates were large. We will be back.
Valentines Day Dinner but could do with the posers at the main bar
Valentines Day dinner. Great meal. Took us in on our reservation time which I live. Great service and great meal.
A lovely place for a pre- theatre dinner. Large portions of food served professionally and promptly. My issue is with the food. The pasta had an off-putting taste. Perhaps it was too much basil in their sauce but the sauce need to be revamped as it is not classic Italian. The pork osso bucco featured a shank that was on the fatty side. Plus, the supposed risotto was nothing more than cooked rice. The veal parm was generous in style and done properly. Portions were large. The strawberry cheesecake was yummy. Service was professional and not rushed.
Service was friendly and attention. Clams oreganata were tasty, not at all gritty..well prepared. Had the halibut special, big portions and enjoyable. Great pre show location. Third time there, never disappointed
Food was very good, as was the service. A bit noisy, but not too bad.
Been here for a few holiday parties and loved it. Tonight, not so good. The specials aren't special. They are additions to the menu. The braised short rib was served over orzo. Yuck. What were they thinking? And the lobster ravioli only comes with One shrimp and One scallop. Not good and won't come back. The plus, great wine and service.
What a special place to spend my birthday
Exquisite Food, great service
Thank you for the special Birthday desert along with a Happy Birthday serenade
Food was tremendous as always, server Tony was a pleasure, and we never felt rushed on a busy night. Been coming here for 12 years, a staple in me and my wife’s date night rotation.
The restaurant was very nice, as usual. Service was a bit slow but it was pretty busy that day.
The place never disappoints. Food is amazing.
Great food, great service . A don't miss experience .
First time there. Good meal good service, bartenders after dinner were great.
Food was mediocre at best. Waiter has an attitude from the minute he approached our table. I took a very important client there and was very embarrassed by the food and service. I would not recommend or would I go back.
Oysters and lobster were great. The pesto pasta had so much sauce it felt more like a soup. I absolutely hated it!! The waiter tried so hard to make it right. He honestly was the best & went above & beyond. I might give it another try, just because of Ryan. Usually, I’d give it a hard no...
Great food & exceptional service. Always a great time!
I booked on Open Table and I have done this many times as you can see my profile . I checked in 10 minutes prior to my reservation time and was told it will be 15-20 minutes at least to be seated .
I was then directed to one of the 2 bars within the first floor , I ordered a few drinks and the checked back in approx 15 mins later , I was told “ How many drinks have you had “ I said a few drinks and then I was asked to retrieve the rest of my party to be seated .
I heard the same comment to two other parties while waiting for my remaining party . I do not mind spending money when I arrive early for a pre-Booked reservation but to tell me to go have some drinks and we will come get you when your table is ready in my mind is extremely unprofessional and rude .
Will not be back just based on our first experience unless you want to be treated like this if you think it is normal .
Buona Sera offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 530-5858.
Buona Sera is rated 4.6 stars by 867 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.