Buona Via

4.7
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Buona Via is an Italian restaurant in the Horsham area of Philadelphia.
It specializes in fresh seafood and fish cuisine, while offering an array of traditional Italian dishes. The large main dining room is bright and airy with an atmosphere that makes it the perfect place to dine for lunch, dinner and special events.
The separate bar area that has a more lively vibe not only for happy hour but also for lunch. Buona Via has two private dining rooms available for private events and parties.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Offering our full dinner menu along with dinner specials. A festive atmosphere to enjoy with the family.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 55 People Are Saying
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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It got off to a rocky start upon arrival. It was very busy so we offered to go to the bar while they set a table. When we got to the bar there was only 1 bartender who appeared quite busy. It took some time for her to wait on us. Once we sat down things did get better. The servers were very gracious and the food was delicious! We will definitely return for another visit.

P
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to relax with friends and enjoy a delicious dinner!

NH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Not a great place if you're looking for the usual Italian with lots of tomato sauce but wonderful, also very typical Italian food.

TC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. The service was great; very friendly and attentive. We didn't have to wait long for anything. The jumbo lump crab meat cocktail had the biggest pieces of lump crab I've ever seen. It was amazing. The sauce that was on the Mahi Mahi special was also delicious and elevated that dish even more. Presentation was great. Even the mashed potatoes were whipped light and airy how my mother makes them and you could tell the green beans were fresh and cooked just a bit al dente. Perfect. I wish I could have tried all of the desserts. I can't wait to go back.

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Far better than expected - excellent service - short and comprehensive wine list - friendly staff more akin to a 4-5 star place - well selected personalities for wait staff and bartenders and good training is obvious - facility is modest, well designed and well maintained and is quiet despite the room volumes- food is a 9+ in every way - will be back and will be a regular - happy to find this place

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and top quality food.

C
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buona Via is a fantastic restaurant. Never had a bad meal there.

MM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and we really enjoyed everything about our visit. The service was fantastic as were all of our dinners. We ate outside, which was an added treat. The menu leans towards seafood and that was perfect for us. You won't find eggplant or chicken parm at this place. Much more authentic! Highly recommended - we'll be back!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Also a great wine selection with fair prices!

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food was delicious. Servers

were friendly and professional. Looking forward to returning again soon!

T
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service.
Overall, a nice evening with good drinks.

P
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal with terrific server Nico!

S
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. The background music doesn’t match the theme of the restaurant but I liked.

KJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My husband and I went for our anniversary. The service, food, and Overall dining experience was good.

DD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All three of us enjoyed excellent meals and great service!

P
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very pleasant

RX
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and Great good. Easily accommodated my 87 year old mother and her wheelchair - plenty of room, easy in and easy out.

FG
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice atmosphere. Attentive but not intrusive staff. Accommodated special request

PE
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Well for a buffet for a party of 4 there shouldn’t have been a 20% gratuity on the bill already. The lines were too long for the cost

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place

C
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Of our group, one had a fabulous meal, one had a meal the was not edible, the rest were ok. However, the service was slow and not very positive.

LH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Made a reservation for brunch to celebrate mother's day on the week after mother's day. Arrived on time and was told they didn't see the reservation and weren't aware we were coming.(we were a group of 9) They didn't have space to accommodate us and their solution was to set up a folding table in the downstairs bar area. The brunch is upstairs so we had to go up and down each time we went to the buffet. Also, my father in law walks with a cane and was unable to make the trip more than once to the buffet as there is no elevator. The food was ok, pretty good selection and we were offered mimosas on the house as an effort to apologize for the inconvenience, but overall our special brunch outing was not so special. They shouldn't offer reservations through open table if they don't check the service.

s
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

we love this place, the food, the service, the ambiance the only reason I did give all 5s is that we were there on busy Friday night and it was very noisy, music in lounge too loud for the dining room where were with friends trying to catch up.

DC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice for authentic Italian fare.

LS
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual

OM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A step up from average nice restaurants. Great service and ambiance. Beautiful bar. All in all great restaurant

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and everything was wonderful except for the tip.

j
Philadelphia
84 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent! Sal and his crew do an amazing job!

f
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A bit too noisy

K
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Because there was a private event on the first floor the regular diners had to go second floor and the service was dedicated to the private more than the regular diners. No one manning the omelet station, hard to get refills on coffee drinks etc. Definitely more food options in the private event verses the regular diners.

QB
Philadelphia
110 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good and service to was excellent. Definitely a delay between salad and entrees. Also minor mix-ups on orders, but all was good and taken care of in the end.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this dinner was great, servers were very friendly. Clams were amazing and i loved my ravioli aragosta. would definitely go back soon.

H
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Our reservation time was honored, however after being seated for quite some time, we had to ask for a server to come to our table. The menu was extensive and I was pleased with the choices available.
The food came quickly. Appetizers were good. The bread was very good.
The assistant waiter cleared the food too quickly- we were a party of four and as soon as a plate was empty it was whisked away, while others were still eating. The same thing happened with the main course. This is a pet peeve of mine; it makes everyone feel rushed. I had a mushroom risotto which I enjoyed. The other three diners were not as happy with their meal.
The dining area is one large room and noisy...not an atmosphere conducive to quiet conversation. We had a 7:00 reservation on a Friday night and there was NO parking a available in their lot. It is way too small for the number of people the place can accommodate. I am surprised that the township allowed such a poor ratio of spaces to patrons. We had to park in a nearby industrial building's lot and getting to it was dangerous... you either walk down a steep hill or on the main highway with no sidewalk. I would not go back anytime soon.

TY
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

BEEN THERE TWICE BEFORE ALL GOOD ,THIS TIME 1 OUT OF 4 WERE GOOD THE OTHERS WERE QUESTIONABLE FOR VARIOUS REASONS

P
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We had party of 4 and they tacked on 20% gratuity.this is high considering it was a buffet and waiter was not attentive. It wasn’t that busy but had to ask waiter for more water. Buffet was good but no egg whites and food was not refilled often- there were no Bread/bagels until I asked for them. They need to better monitor the food and replace faster.

A
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My Family and I had a wonderful evening dinner. The food was amazing and the service was great!

AC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and will go back again. Thank you ! Good to know that we have another neighborhood restaurant to go to.

DH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was really good. Service was good. Enjoyable experience

RJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service. Highly recommend the swordfish!

D
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambiance and food were great but the service was a bit slow.

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