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.
With Poached Pears, Gorgonzola Cheese and a Red Wine Vinaigrette
Served over vegetable risotto
Really enjoy Buona Sera, we have been here several times and will return. We enjoyed everything. Pitcher of sangria was great as was the appetizer mozzarella, tomato and prosciutto.
Had the shrimp and scallops over pasta in a pink sauce and it was perfect. My wife had chicken Milanese and really enjoyed it.
Overall great ambiance and food.
Always a great experience when we dine at Buona Sera
Phenomenal food with oversized servings. The staff is attentive and professional. The chef will make special orders no charge for sharing. Whenever we go we are truly treated like family. Highly recommend
Amazing experience! I loved my pasta!
Waiter very nice bartender very helpful highly recommend the braciole appt And half portions on the pasta were huge! Lobster bisque very hot sand tasty I would definitely go again!!!!!!
Highly recommend. Food was delicious, great service and they give you very generous amounts of food.
Love this place. My husband and I go all the time. We’ve never experienced a bad meal yet. EVERYTHING is good!
The food was amazing and the staff was fantastic!they really know what they're doing there
We enjoyed the food and atmosphere tremendously. Look forward to going back!
Always a good time and great service! Tortellini Carbonara is next level and always a go-to for me!
Show at count basie
The best been going for 30 years I will always go back
Had dinner at Buona Sera on October 19, prior to the monkeys concert at Count Basie theater. Service was impeccable, food came out exactly as requested, and reasonably priced. Will return
First, I never got my Open Table points for this reservation even though I checked in.
Second, it took more than 30 minutes to get our drinks and appetizers served. The entrees were a bit more timely thankfully. The food was good, nothing outstanding. I've had better meals there before. Good size portions as always. Really enjoy the ambience.
Very consistent for so many years now. Food is always good, generous portions and the best service around…. Cheers!
This visit was our first time there... we will definitely be going back. Food was excellent!
Excellent food and wine list. Very good service.
It was sooo noisy there it was impossible to talk.
Great service and a great meal overall. Fluke dish could have been better....
Good food. Good service.
Benny was a fantastic waiter. He was attentive, pleasant and made or first time at the restaurant a memorable one.
Beyond expectations as always. From the start with our cocktails to the bottle of Gaia....everything was outstanding. We both ordered veal entrees which were cooked to perfection with zucchini fries.The service is always excellent. We had a seat next to the windows which was a secluded private area, it made it special. I highly recommend Buona Sera!
Food was very plentiful. Well located to the Count Basie Theater.
We were in the back room that was very crowded. Glad he is busy and making money lol
But, it was really hard having a conversation. And then the music started which I wasn’t aware of. I would rather have sat in front.
Our server, Brandan, was exceptional! He was attentive and very charming! Made a point to let the hostess know just how good he is.
Everything was great!
Food was crazy good. Service was efficient and quick. Nice wine specials to compliment the meal.
Buona Sera never disappoints! Food was great, service was swift, and we even had a 1/2 hour remaining before our show.
Always great food! Service was a little slow compared to other tables. Also recommend spacing tables apart; felt a bit uncomfortable when table needed to mine was seated and I was literally back to back with person sitting at table next to me & had to change my seat.
Had similar experience as another customer with the bald owner. Were there for dinner before a Basie show. Basie was requiring masks while attending the show. We needed one mask. Asked the bald owner if he had a mask he could provide. He walked away then returned and said he did not have a mask. We then asked our waitress. She immediately walked over to where the owner was standing, took a mask out of the box right there and brought it back to our table. So, waitress and her service was great, food was good, bartender at back bar was very social, owner not so much. Overall a good experience, owner needs some training with his customer service skills or maybe recognize it's time to stop interacting with customers.
This was our first time at this restaurant. Absolutely loved it! Large portions, great food, great ambience. Will be back for sure!
Had a really nice time here and the food was very good.
We love this place!!!! Never ever disappoints!!!!
The food is consistently delicious. We’ve been going for years and never even the slightest disappointment
A perfect night! Our food and service was wonderful.
Had friends visiting from Oregon who craved Jersey Italian food and of course Chris, the kitchen, Big Mike and the service staff at Buona never disappoints!
Chicken Rossini was excellent, wedge salad was very good and Chicken scarpariello was good. All in all good meals.
Beautiful place, really amazing food!!&
Buona Sera does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Buona Sera also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 530-5858.
Buona Sera is rated 4.7 stars by 951 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.