Buona Vita

4.2
400 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Family owned italian restuarant featuring authentic pastas, pizzas, raviolis, insalata and desserts.
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Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious as it always is. Great food and good value.

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UW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good basic Southern Italian food at very fair prices

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My favorite spot in the city. Everything on the menu is awesome. I always make this place the must visit when we come.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great classic Italian food in a warm and friendly atmosphere with thoughtful service.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Did not love the food and they were not accommodating.

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It wouldn't have taken much effort to go from horrible to decent, so I hope this restaurant gets the message: We had a reservation, arrived a couple minutes early, and yet a couple who didn't have a rez. and who arrived at the same time were seated before us. We waited well beyond our rez. time for a table. While waiting I went to the bathroom. Both stalls were out of toilet paper! I ordered a preseco for after dinner and just a water during dinner. I was out of water before my entree and never got a refill. I drank my husband's water and he never got a refill. My preseco never came either. At least I was not charged for it. The buffalo raviolli that my husband ordered was the bright spot of the evening. It was delicious! However, We concurred that my dinner, was utterly TASTELESS! It was bizarre! We used ALL of the parmesan from the table and still no taste. Unfortunately, we didn't see our server again to get more parm. (or drinking water) to try to add some flavor. The most uncomfortable part of the evening was where we were sitting: There is a cool looking metal, cut-out sign of their logo on the wall to the left when you walk in. Unfortunately, the table under it is also under the 2 ridiculously bright spotlights! We joked about being under an interrogation. Oh, it was baaaaad. But like I said, easy fixes. It makes sense why we were able to get a rez at that location the night OF and nowhere else. We won't be back, but wish them luck. We could tell that the wait staff and hostess were doing busing duties, so we suspected it was just mismanaged.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and service was great

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Very disappointing dining experience. The mussels that one of our party ordered had seven empty shells and three that were closed. My husband and I ordered the carbonara and the sauce was thin and runny with very little bacon, mushrooms and peas. We ate a little and sent the rest back. The waitress stopped after a while to see how we were doing. Our friend told her about the mussels and she shrugged and walked away. We didn’t see her again until she brought the check. Needless to say, we won’t be dining there again!

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DW
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

They take reservations, prices are reasonable, but overall its 'cafeteria' level quality. Sauce that comes from a jar - maybe spiced up a little but not much. Pasta is the dried stuff you can buy for $1 in a green box. Nothing memorable - I would not go back unless you're looking for something slightly better than fast food without much wait.

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U
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like this place so much, we ate there two times in one week!

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Took 45 minutes for 2 dishes of spaghetti & meatballs
And then when it arrived one of the dishes was completely Not what was ordered. Didn’t dare send it back & wait another 45 minutes.
Park City has so many amazing restaurants this is NOT one of them.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Running a little late. They gave away our table 1 minute before our reservation expired. They found a tiny table in the back to accommodate us.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The lasagna was runny and the chicken was awful, rubbery

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Caesar salad, garlic bread, etc great. But Not very good pizza.

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U
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We'll, we still got seated after our Open Table online reservation couldn't be located by the hostess. I had my email to show proof.
It was a wonderful dinner. 5 of us loved our meals. Generous portions, attentive service, nice ambiance. Would definitely recommend it and would definitely go back again.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Skiing w our family from out of state for 3 days. We all enjoyed the meal and location! People friendly. In fact, we are going back again tonight we enjoyed our meal and experience so much!

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b
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

everything was great except a little additional wait time due to their popularity. must use the local parking garage as main street is jammed. no big deal. would like to try additional items on their menu. great place for 2 or a group.

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JK
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing! Definitely recommend.

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Mississippi
24 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Quaint. Great service. Food was mediocre at best. Large portions. Recommend sharing.

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JH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, delicious food and easily accommodated our large group!

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner for 7 celebrating my 60th Birthday. The food, service and ambiance were excellent. Location in Park City at the base of the Town Lift was very convenient.

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HS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very good and it's a good value for Park City. The garlic bread was a winner. My biggest complaint was that the menu specifically said the Manhattans had Luxardo cherries. These are premium cherries that "make" a good Manhattan. Unfortunately, our Manhattans came with cheap, red-food-dye cherries. We didn't feel like making a fuss about it, but it sure was a disappointment. It won't prevent us from returning, but if we order any more Manhattans we will be sure to ask if they have the correct cherries.

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DF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great, fresh food. Wonderful sauces, good wine. Service was barely adequate. The server was nice but had too many tables.

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1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner and amazingly friendly and accommodating staff!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Restaurant was out of multiple dishes and didn’t tell us until 15 minutes after we ordered

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H
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 7. Tremendous waiter, Ryan, who made wonderful food and wine recommendations. Food tasted great and portions were generous. Appetizers and entrees brought quickly but not too fast. Very enjoyable dining experience. The raviolis are really good - be sure to try the buffalo ravioli and Alla Nona. Would highly recommend Buona Vita and will eat here again when in Park City.

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T
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Buona Vita is our favorite restaurant in The Park City area. Great food and good value.

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GD
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Average food and mediocre “rudish” service.
Table was not ready at reservation time and there is nowhere to wait except standing by the door or freezing outside.
Even though there were a number of 4 tops available, they wouldn’t seat us because we were a party of 2. They made us wait 15 minutes past our reservation time, while they waited for a 2-top to leave.
Meanwhile, we saw how all those other available tables were left empty for the rest of the evening.
Manager/owner was rude not only to us, but to other customers that were arriving at the same time we did. She was yelling orders to staff and customers alike.
Better Italians in town, we will likely not be back.

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N
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Good service, good wine list. Good price point for Park City. We had a party of 4 and everyone thought their food was mediocre.

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FB
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

A honorable experience and a terrible dinner. Do not waste your time or money. The food is frozen and not good at all. Pasta is over cooked they do not know how to make classic dishes such as chicken parm, chicken Marsala or even spaghetti and meatballs. The mussels and meatballs were frozen. It is poorly managed and the owner is rude and should not be in the hospitality business. She clearly does not know anything about the hospitality or food business. DO NOT GO, it’s not worth your time or money.

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CZ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh Italian food and good house Cianti wine at reasonable prices. My husband and I could have split a meal as we brought home our leftovers. We'll definitely go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service

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C
New England
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Good dinner and service. Ravioli was excellent.

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WM
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

I ordered a rib eye steak and it was horrible. I ordered it medium rare and it was probably more on the medium well side and it was floating in an odd watery liquid that not only made it look very unappetizing, but it did not taste good. I was thinking that I must have received some other dish that wasn't a rib eye steak. My husband even looked at it and said, "What is that?" I said "It is supposed to be a steak."

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D
New York Area
301 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a group of 7 and the staff was very efficient taking care of all of our needs in a timely manner. The food and dishes were well balanced and flavorful. The prices were very affordable for all.

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G
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Food actually very good. Service was awful. Waiter totally forgot about us. Restaurant was busy, but not busy enough to excuse the service.

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k
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food but not always prepared per the standard recipe. If they are going to use a different sauce than the standard (such as Picatta) then they should not call it that. The Eggplant appetizer is a favorite that we order every time we eat there as well as the Chicken Parm.

Overall we really like this restaurant and dine there every year on our Park City vacation!

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t
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Horrible service. Horrible service. Horrible service. Horrible service.

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LJ
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Table for 12 after a great day of skiing PC! Got to sit in the front window, private area. The room was chilly with the front door opening and closing. Overall, great experience and service. They were out of the bottle of wine with it being a Sunday. A large menu for everyone to choose what they want and all the food came out together, which is always a plus with a big group. Mista salad was just ok, wish it had more toppings for the price, 4 cheese pizza was decent, but have had better. Other pizzas and pastas were tasty. Good portion sizes and prices for Main St. Some small improvements and this place would get 5 stars.

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SM
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place fast staff, best pastas in town! Teramizu is best one I’ve tried!

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