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Buonanotte - Montreal

3.7
123 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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About

Buonanotte is located in Montreal, Canada and offers a restaurant that serves Italian-style cuisine, full service bar and dance club for customers aged 18 and older. Buonanotte is available to host corporate events by providing a full range of catering needs including bar service, servers, decorations, flowers and photograph services.

The dinner menu at Buonanotte includes starters of calamari, bruschetta and Caesar salad. Pasta dishes consist of gnocchi in Bolognese sauce, risotto and pancetta. Other main courses include salmon, Black Angus filet and porchetta in crosta. Pizza is on the menu and includes several different types such as white focaccia, pepperoni, prosciutto and ricotta broccoli.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:45am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(514) 848-0644
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
José Vidaurre and Fabrizio Caprioli
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Private party facilities
Buonanotte offers wireless Internet communication, microphone and giant screen.
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Private party contact
Laurence Montplaisir: (514) 848-0644
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Catering
New to Buonanotte Family, we now offer catering at home, office or any special menus that will meet your needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Milton Street
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Parking details
Restaurant Buonanotte offers valet service for $12 every night.
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Entertainment
Buonanotte offers live DJs from Monday to Saturday : calm and jazz music for week days and R&B and house music.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, View, Wine
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.8
service
3.9
ambience
5.0
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on December 11, 2014

1- Valet Parking: Either do it right or don't do it!!!

Called beforehand to make sure there was valet parking. So there was.. We came with my girlfriend all dressed up just to see the knee deep snow on the edge of sidewalk (couldn't park close and open the door) and ankle-deep slushy water right up to the middle of the parking lane (couldn't jump either - like as if we had to!!). AND the (@#**) valet told us just to jump over the water and somehow climb over the pile of snow just to get to the door. I thought he was joking.. nope he did not. He somehow had mental issues for sure.

FORGET VALET PARKING!! DONT DO IT!! DONT SAY YOU HAVE IT. NO USE AT ALL!

The funny thing; the next day while walking along St Laurent, the snow was cleaned up - but of course by the municipal contractors - with NO COST to Buonanotte!. Now that's the reason we had to snow-hike!

Get someone, pay him a $100 for God's sake, and don't mess up anyone else's night again.

2- There was a (presumably) "VIP" table where all the buzz was going on. The person which we guessed to be the manager, along with half a dozen waiters/waitresses were flapping around the table like fairies wearing their broadest smiles. Perfect hospitality, I would say. Only if it was equally distributed.

In that situ, we had to wait (exactly) 15 mins just to be informed the wine we selected was not available. That's normal, it may not be. But the "waiting" is not! Esp. when you witness the fast-track service to another table.

3- DJ was OK, nice tunes from the past decades. BUT the music was too loud for supper. We expected the lounge/club ambiance but definitely after eating. We had to communicate literally by shouting at each other (which didn't ease the tension we had due to the ingenious valet).

4- We left after our appetizers and a glass of white wine each! Miserable evening for us, only to be complemented by our man! (The Valet!) while leaving! Once more we had to "Swim/Jump" to the car.

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4.0Dined on December 6, 2014

Came here on a Saturday night and had a great time. The food was good quality, the service was good and the waitresses were all attractive.

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4.0Dined on November 30, 2014

Excellente bouffe (trop grosse portion). Service impéccable.

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4.0Dined on November 21, 2014

La musique était un peu trop forte mais l'ambiance était bonne.

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2.0Dined on November 12, 2014

Surprisingly, the food was quite average. I enjoyed looking at the women, they were beautiful and practically wearing nothing. But the food wasn't that great, and there were just a bunch of sleazy guys drooling over them. Our server was absolutely adorable though, and sweet.

Kind of like a Gentleman's club, just as expensive - food was just as mediocre. The food looked great, but lacked flavouring. The venue looked awesome but the ambiance was shallow somehow.

Worth the experience just to say you went though.

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4.0Dined on November 7, 2014

For business lunch, the prices are affordable, quiet place, great food and wine. I recommend this place.

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3.0Dined on November 1, 2014

Overall good. Just a few hiccups in service that were dealt with very well by staff.
Reasonable prices and good ambiance.

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3.0Dined on October 12, 2014

The meal I ordered was 22$. I expected to have a lot of pasta in my plate for that price. The taste was good, but after I ate all of it, I felt like I ate an apetizer. Not a meal. And it was the same impression for all my friends. This is why it was quite disapponting.

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2.0Dined on October 12, 2014

Not what I expected for having dinner with my husband on vacation. Didn't like the red spotlight in my eyes where I was sitting and not crazy about the low wooden chairs. Chicken was good but surprised to only be served with vegetables and had to buy my potatoe fries separate. Too expensive for what what you get

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2.0Dined on October 11, 2014

We had a late dinner there on a Saturday night. You can tell that their focus was on turning into a lounge/club as quickly as possible.

We ordered two apps and a main. The apps were the Calamari and Apple walnut salad. DEFINITELY DO NOT get either. The calamari was some of the worst we had ever eaten. It's only saving grace may have been the home made tartar sauce. The salad was drizzled with a blue cheese dressing that was not good.

For dinner we got the stuffed Tortello pasta. It was stuffed with mushrooms and a variety of things. Highly recommended this dish as it was very flavourful.

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2014

I went to Buonanotte during my trip to Montreal for my 30th birthday. Had 6 friends with me. The reservation was for 6 but Buonanotte kindly accommodated an extra person. I included a note asking for a well-positioned table as it was my 30th (because we anticipated staying for the club portion after). The restaurant, again, kindly accommodated us. The food was great and reasonably priced. The club afterwards was fun with bottles again being reasonably priced. There weren't as many people as I expected there to be for a Friday night, but it was still fun.

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2014

We had a family get together great ambiance great service the food delicious especially the lamb chops
Will keep going back

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4.0Dined on August 31, 2014

Went on a recommendation of a friend and wasn't disappointed. The tartar of filet mignon with hazelnuts and the prosciutto platter were delicious. Unfortunately the restaurant was out of many menu items that we were interested in but I suppose that a sign of a popular restaurant. The desert and coffee was equally notable.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2014

Very diverse menu that satisfied several age groups and tastes.

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2.0Dined on August 15, 2014

My husband and I went there for our wedding anniversary we did not realize on Friday and Saturday night it's a club scene the food was fair ,but the service was great and the staff were very friendly it also was very loud . Great for young singles !!!

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2014

one of my favorite restaurants
not perfect but pretty consistent

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2014

Food, staff, ambiance excellent as always. If anything the music could be a bit lower. I always tell my friends to go when in Montreal.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2014

From the time we walked in to the time we left my group had a great experience! The atmosphere was very energetic and the staff was not only professional and attractive, but extremely friendly, especially considering we were an English speaking group- No language barrier problems!! The pace was a bit slow -but we didnt mind! So if you're in a rush I wouldnt recommend dining here. Enjoy the atmosphere, food and the company while you are there! As for the menu - not really a menu for plain/picky eaters - but I personally enjoyed the selection and the quality. Go and have fun!!!

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2014

Overall, this is a great restaurant with a very good service. The food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2014

Good food, great atmosphere and amazing ambience. Never a disappointment every time we visit from Toronto.


Cheers

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2014

My girlfriend and I went to Montreal for a girl's weekend. Buonanotte was highly recommended. We sat outside and the service and food were outstanding.

Special thanks to Camille who went above and beyond to ensure we had a great night out.

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2.0Dined on July 8, 2014

Overall: disappointing after reading all the good reviews. Maybe we caught a bad night. It's kind of odd to complain about the unbelievably slow and erratic service at Buonanotte since when the food finally came we wished they had taken a while longer to prepare it properly. This place is long on atmosphere--a very loud room and very attractive long-legged wait staff--but short on cuisine. The food is unimaginative and prepared as if by rote. This is someone's "idea" of Italian food. But not really Italian food. More like what you'd want airline food to be. Then it would be passable.

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2.0Dined on June 21, 2014

I've not previously rated an OT restaurant with good food and service at 2 stars overall, but the whole non-dining experience of dealing with this place left a bad taste. 4 hours before my reservation they call informing me that I only had the table for 2 hours and wouldn't I rather sit on the sidewalk. No. Arriving at the restaurant 10 minutes early, I checked in by name--again refused sidewalk seating--and had a good meal with good service. Afterwards, I looked at my phone and saw the restaurant had called me twice during my >$200 meal. Stopping at the hostess stand on my way out I asked why she had called and the same woman who had seated me said, "You never showed up for your reservation." Then the OT email saying I failed to show up...

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2014

Amazing place, great food, great service, waitresses are beautiful

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2014

Well known for the visual appeal of their attendants, one should note they also provide a friendly and professional service. A great mixture of "bon pour les yeux et l'estomac".

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2014

Excellent service and great food. it is a recommended stop for a reason.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2014

I really loved the service, food and ambiance at this restaurant; the wait staff was very attentive. Our waitress didn't miss a beat, my wine glass was always full. But, it was disappointing, we felt a lil rushed...did not give us a chance to order dessert! We were celebrating my boyfriend's birthday, which I indicated in the reservation, so that made more disappointing. Besides this little oversight, great restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2014

Excellent service...delicious food...your manager Vinny chose the wine for us great choice.......
will be returning for sure!!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2014

Favourite restaurant right now. I only started going there because my friends started working there and it's my favourite place, whenever a friend visits buona is the first restaurant I take them to. Amazing food, filet mignon, pasta, shrimps and carpaccio are my favourite as well as the Nutella doughnuts for dessert.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2014

The food was absolutely amazing but our waitress was extremely rude.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2014

the food, ambiance and service was great. enjoyed a couple of pasta dishes - pasta was fresh, gnocchi light and the sauces on both tasted fresh and simple. the ambiance was a bit of a throw back but cool - i expected john travolta to walk out at any time. the servers - omg - they were beautiful, sexy and very friendly; if i wasn't in my 50s i would have started a weight routine the next day to buff myself up for the next visit.
great fun, excellent food and a joy for the eyes - what more could you ask of a restaurant. well done!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2014

My wife and I came from Ottawa to MTL for Valentine's Day and boy were we happy we decided to go to Buonanotte. The entire experience was perfect. Although we've come to expect two seatings on valentine's day, meaning the first get hurried out, this was not the case here. We were able to relax, take in the atmosphere, enjoy the awesome appetizers and savour our wine slowly. Our meals were great too -- my seafood risotto was AMAZING! Great job Buonanotte!

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3.0Dined on January 18, 2014

Although the ambience and the service was good, the food was not good and way too pricey for what it was.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2013

Great service! Love their pizza! Super friendly staff! Will be back when I visit Montreal again.

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2.0Dined on October 21, 2013

Small menu, big cocktail and wine menu and food was mediocre at best. Popular with men as the waitresses are all blonde and buxom and it caters to the nigh crowd so perhaps they should just serve pizza as even their basic pasta dish was not very good. Fish portion was small and oily and particularly tasty. Do not recommend it for anyone who likes good food.

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1.0Dined on September 27, 2013

Our waitress first tried to get us to overspend by taking away the menus and saying "let me just order for you". Thankfully, we said "no thank you" and ordered from the menu. As soon as double of everything we ordered started appearing at the table, we stopped the servers and said we only ordered one of each appetizer to which the waitress returned to the table to say "oh it's just one order, I split it into two plates to let you share."

Needless to say we were billed 2x for every appetizer. When I complained about the bill, she said "one of each of those appetizers wouldn't have been enough for you." ~$100 overcharged and totally ripped off. Do not go here. The food is lacking in taste and the staff is terrible.

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2.0Dined on September 21, 2013

Based on many positive reviews for this restaurant we decided to try this restaurant for our girls weekend in Montreal. Our reservation was for 7:30. We ordered food and drinks, once our meal had finished our waitress promptly gave us our bills. No problem, we paid and continued to finish our drinks. The next thing we know our waitress is kicking us out because "the next reservation is here" and proceed to literally remove everything from the table while we were sitting there. There was no mention beforehand that we had a limit seating time or a warning 30 minutes before we had to leave. The waitress came up and actually kicked us out while we still had glasses of wine left. Very disappointing.

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2.0Dined on September 1, 2013

All in all the experience was maybe a 5 out of 10. The service was not great. Our waitress was very rude. Brought us the wrong appetizer and tried to convince us it's what we ordered. Fought us on the fact that she was right, not us. The entrees were not great. They we over prices and very small portions. It was hard to even flag her down to get more rounds of drinks. There were only two of us. The waitress quickly changed her tone when we started ordering expensive bottles of champagne. Being from Toronto the Buonanotte here was much better. I expected to have the same experience.
Montreal has many many more fabulous restaurants to choose from, I wouldn't waste your time or money going here

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2013

The food was good, the service was not so great. I was a little disappointed in the service we got, we had to remind them a few times to bring drinks and water. Our table was too small and made the experience seem very cramped and rushed.

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1.0Dined on July 6, 2013

I don't know if the waitress was new, but everything went wrong, from the beginning to the end!

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