Buona Vita

4.2
856 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Family owned italian restuarant featuring authentic pastas, pizzas, raviolis, insalata and desserts.
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IML4
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff there was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

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Cody
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good but very heavy. Our service was slow but it was a nice setting.

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vipsenioranalyst
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Pre made, microwaved chicken breast on my marsala. Is it really that difficult for a restaurant to cook it fresh? They could use a visit from chef Ramsay.

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vipBillM
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a nice dining experience. We started with the fried mozzarella which was quite different and tasty! I had the shrimp appetizer which a a lot of shrimp but I thought it was a bit lacking in flavor. For dinner we had pasta Bolognese - it was a very nice serving, enough to share. The flavor was good but lacked a little zing foe me, but I like a lot of flavor (spice) in my food. It was very good! We also had ravioli Ala Nora. The ravioli was very fresh and the filling was flavorful, but I thought the sauce was lacking in flavor. It was just a lot of tomatoes in a weak brown sauce. The garlic bread was excellent but 7.50 seems over priced since they give you bread with the meal.

Overall the service was very good, but drinks took way too long!!

Overall, very good and great portions. I would definitely go back again!

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AndrewL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was very good. Lots of staff working but very slow inconsistent service. It felt as if everyone was trying to do everything.

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vipAdda
Orlando
45 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. We love this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled eggplant appetizer was fabulous. Chicken parm and pasta entrees really delish! Large portions and Peter provided great service! Nice ambience too and felt welcome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Food was great. Service was terrible and not due to lack of staff. We only saw our waitress twice. It took over 10 minutes to be greeted once we were sat and she was on a “break”outside and no one could help us pay our bill…we waited for over 15 minutes just to pay. Food was great, the bussing staff was better and saw her more than we even saw our waitress.

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Stefanee
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! We ordered the ribeye and pasta alla carbonara and both were delicious. Definitely recommend it!

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vipBestis
Fort Lauderdale
76 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable dinner of pizza, Caesar salad and pasta Alfredo.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buona Vita was a fantastic dining experience! The service and food were both top notch. Really enjoyed a Park City family dinner at Buona Vita. Highly recommended to all travelers visiting Park City!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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FrankA
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the best table in the house right in front of the fireplace just for my wife and I Our server was fantastic and on top of his game. The food was outstanding and will definitely go back again and again

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Kayla
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The service was super slow and took forever to get the drinks. The food was just okay. Not authentic Italian.

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vipCaryH
Mississippi
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Raoul was a terrific waiter for us.

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JeffD
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Service was friendly and the restaurant is nice but the food was mediocre at best definitely better places to eat in Park City.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Birthday to Sierra. Family ski trip to park city. Loved this casual restaurant with excellent t food and good prices. Fresh pasta, great
Pizza and excellent mushroom ravioli!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I took my family here since I loved it so much when I visited last year but unfortunately we were really disappointed. The service was horrible I had to ask 2 different servers just for a glass of wine. The food also came out bad. Really sad because I really loved this place last year.

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PeterT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall3food2service1ambience3

The hostess is borderline rude. Made us wait outside when we arrived at 4:55pm as our reservation was at 5pm when the restaurant opens at 6pm - Really 5 minutes?

The portions are huge but ask for salt!

If you want a refill do not expect for it to be refilled without asking.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The restaurant was full to capacity, which is fine because it’s high season. Our reservation was at 6:45 and they had already run out of bread. Also, half the mussels of our appetizer were too small and not open and others, that were large, were not open. It’s not wise to eat mussels that aren’t properly cooked.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing little spot. Perfect for date night or a great upscale meal with kids. Highly recommend 💕

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Dinner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our server, Raul, was fantastic! Took great care of us.
The food was wonderful as well.

But the hostess was rude and had a bad attitude. She seated several groups ahead of us even though we had a reservation and arrived before the other groups. Then finally tried to shove us into a tiny table in the back of the restaurant that did not have enough room to eat comfortably even though several other tables were clean and available. (By the way, these tables were never seated while ewe were there). We had to demand another table to eat in a comfortable location. It was interesting to watch as we seem to be treated like second class citizens because we were a party of 2 not a large party.

So, if you can get past the hostess, the experience is very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

After reading several reviews, we were excited to try Buona Vita. However, we now understand why the bad reviews were present. They were completely overwhelmed with customers and couldn’t handle the volume, yet they continued to seat new people. They couldn’t get the appetizer order correct. The food was cold when it arrived and took at least an hour to arrive once ordered. In addition, the chicken we ordered was tough — it was not worth the wait. The waitstaff was nice, but clueless. Other Italian places in town are far better.

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chrisr
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Italian food. Server Peter was terrific — perfectly attentive.

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vipAlbl
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We read many reviews, some very critical, of the restaurant prior to going this evening. Our experience was phenomenal. The food and service were tremendous. Our waiter, Raoul, was attentive, while others on the waitstaff made sure our water glasses were full and that plates were removed promptly when we were finished.

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BudP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great ravioli and pizza. Appetizers were good too. Waiter was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was incredible. He was super friendly, knowledgeable of the menu and VERY mindful of our dietary restrictions. He knew modifications for Vegans/Vegetarians right off the top of his head.

The food: 11/10 delicious

The drinks: 11/10 delicious

The bartender made perhaps the best espresso martini I’ve ever had. Will absolutely be returning next time I’m in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience. My mother and I visit every year!
Thank you!

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JenniferM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious drinks and food! One of our best meals this week!

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Betty
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Pasta dishes disappointing. Very basic sauce with frozen meatballs. Boxed pasta, basic no flavor sauce with poor quality meats. Waste of money! Skip this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Got reservation through open table.. very easy. They sat us early and had a great seat by the window. Excellent service..great food options for entire family. Everything we ordered was wonderful.

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vipDD11
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive, the food was delicious and the venue was warm and inviting. We will definitely go again next time we are in Park City.

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viplovetoeat
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Busy place! Took a little while to get served but worth the wait. Food was delicious. We were there Christmas night and the ambiance mountainside is quaint and somewhat rustic. Enjoyable experience. We were offered garlic bread or regular bread. We opted for the garlic which was outstanding. However, we were surprised when received the bill and saw it cost us $7.50. Would like to have been made aware of that ahead of time. Otherwise all of
The meals were delicious and the desserts were as well. Would recommend and would go back.

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vipdhe1966
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service. Generous portions, so you can take half your dinner home.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location, friendly staff,
And food was good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal. The food was outstanding and our waiter was knowledgeable, efficient and courteous… i sincerely wish i remember his name… probably the most reasonably priced restaurant we will eat at during this entire vacation 😉

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Cute & quaint restaurant. Unfortunately our server was so slow & was easy confused. Had a $15 espresso martini that was soooo tiny. Not worth the money.

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BUNNYB
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were very excited about eating here after reading h the a couple reviews!
But after walking in & getting sat off the back the ambulance was awful for the dinner setting. It was way too bright. The studio bright light set up was just spot lighting in my eyes making me sweating & uncomfortable. Our server Paola took 20 minutes too finally take out order.
We got served tap water without being offered for bottled. I ordered mozzarella Corolla & got served bruschetta instead. My husband ordered Caesar salad & hardly had no dressing & wasn’t tossed. Every worker one so busy walking back & forth here & there. It was hard to get our servers or any servers attention. Our Busser was available but did not want to ask her because she’s been bussing & cleaning & wasn’t sure if she was going to wash her hands. So my husband walked to the pizza oven section & asked for some Caesar dressing.

My husband got his entree before he was even half done with his salad because he needed dressing so he just said “take the salad”.

His order sat there for like 3 minutes before his side came with it & then another 2 minutes my “shrimp scampi” the wasn’t grilled or seasoned & was served in red tomato sauce that was drowning my entire entree.
My husband didn’t eat more then 4 bites of his dry out cold Alla carbonara. It was pushed to the side.
The manager didn’t stop by or check out if our food was ok? She stood in the corner texting or playing a game on her phone for awhile. No one actually asked if everything was ok? His entree was full. My entree looked flooded with Marinara soup.
The topper was one of the food runners realized my appetizer wasn’t o & asked if I wanted it still after I had the work appetizer & my entree already. I said no just please tell my server I don’t want it anymore & please to take it off my check. She then came & asked if I wanted & I explained why.
But still she tried ti bring our check with it on. She then had to fix it. Don’t go here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

A lot of staff on hand not much service at our table. Food was average.

FAQs

Buona Vita offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (435) 649-1336.

Buona Vita is rated 4.2 stars by 856 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.