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Buona Vita, Somers Point, NJ

Buona Vita

4.6
4.6
1452 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Summer Season hours are everyday from 3pm to 10 pm
New to Somer's Point the Grand Opening of Buona Vita Restaurant is dedicated to preparing deliciously authentic and classic Italian foods served with only top-shelf ingredients, charm and smile, where guests are celebrated and welcomed. With beautiful high ceilings, warm ambiance, beautiful Tuscan décor, walking through the doors of Buona Vita takes you to an intimate and cozy Southern Italian villa right in the heart of Somers Point. We are also offering takeout orders! Please visit our website to place your order!

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Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 788-0370

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Somers Point

  • Parking Details

    4pm-12pm Private Lot

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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What 1,452 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Atlantic City

    Romance

  • Atlantic City

    Italian

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  1. M

    Momma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quite possibly the best Italian I’ve ever had! The gnocchi melted in my mouth, and my husband said his chicken parm was the best he’s ever had!

  2. O

    Ovsanna

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We will return! Everything was wonderful!!!

  3. s

    sphillysam

    Philadelphia

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best Italian restaurant at the Jersey Shore. The food was excellent. I highly recommend the Buona Vita Pollo entree. Our server, Bora was outstanding. She checked on our table frequently to make sure we were enjoying our meal. This was our 5th time eating at Buona Vita. The entire staff; Remy Alba, Bora and Fitim explain the menu in detail and answer all questions. Make sure you bring your favorite Wine and enjoy your meal.

  4. JM

    JMike

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time to Buona Vista. We had a party of three and dined outside on the porch. Service and food were excellent. This has now made our list of go-to restaurants in the area

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress Andy was awesome, service and food quality thumbs up. This is our second time at your restaurant and look forward to dining there. The one challenge in your establishment is the noise level. Though it’s great finally gathering and celebrating again, the decibel level is so loud and hearing one another can be difficult. Not certain how you can tackle this, maybe eating outside may be a bit better. Thank you to allow a review.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff is very pleasant and the food was very enjoyable

  7. FB

    FrancisB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant and food was wonderful. Service was extremely slow. We had a reservation at 7:15 pm and did not leave until 9:30 pm.

  8. K

    Kathyp

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Good food and nice outside patio

  9. V

    Valerie080

    Washington DC

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was great; service was, as well. My only caution is to make sure you ask the price of any specials you order before you order it. I had the lobster ravioli special, which were delicious, but almost passed out when I got the check. They were $49!! All of the other entrees in the menu are priced under $39. The prices of the specials should be shared with the customer in advance. We’ll still go back; as I mentioned, the food is great. Next time, I might avoid a special.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience1

    Bad service

  11. s

    shoredine

    New York Area

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food. Very satisfying experience. Already have a reservation to go back. Our server Remi was very attentive.

  12. HM

    HMPh

    Atlantic City

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Noise level is ridiculous! They need a few carpets or noise reducing pads on the walls & ceiling. We hesitate to go there because of the noise, but the food is great! Our friends feel the same way about the noise

  13. CD

    CarlD

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and service. Will be back soon.

  14. PW

    PatriciaW

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my favorite restaurant outside of Ocean City, NJ, and they didn’t disappoint! The Bronzino was amazing as usual. This time we tried the chocolate covered ice cream dessert and OMG was it fantastic! One of the best desserts I’ve ever had. The staff is great and I love that they have remained a BYOB. I can’t say enough good things about this place. I wish I could go more than once year when at the shore on vacation.

  15. h

    hjstaxguy

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great. The menu has n line is very outdated and the prices were an average of $5 per entrée

  16. D

    Delicious

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was excellent as usual.

  17. D

    Dahosies

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Food was delicious! We will go back. Restaurant just looks a little worn.

  18. M

    Mamacass

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great. Food was delicious and we loved sitting on the porch.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible gnocchi!!!!!

  20. M

    Maria

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat on the patio in the back and had a lovely meal. This is one of our favorite places. The food is always excellent, and the service is very good as well.

  21. MC

    MarioC

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Remi and assistant did great job. Have say veal was little tough, and my scampi had only 4 shrimp. For $29. I luv the spot n will be back..

  22. V

    Vincent

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Easy to make reservations, nice location, excellent food, friendly staff, cost suitable to area. Definitely worth it!

  23. N

    Neezmd

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pasta al dente without asking (as it should be). The fish was fresh and superbly prepared and presented. Service attentive. An excellent dining experience!

  24. p

    primus

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food. Wonderful service. Overseen by an excellent waiter who is always on the scene when we go here for dinner and always presents the whole situation in a positive manner. Remi is the best of waiters.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Great little restaurant - food was wonderful. Service was not as good as the last time I was there but would still go back.

  26. B

    Batman

    Tahoe

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Nice BYOB in Somers Point! Will be going BACK (as we usually do a couple of times a season)

  27. M

    Metz

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Ate outside on a beautiful night under the tent. Service was very good as was the food. Always a good meal here....

  28. j

    joani

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, wonderful service. Second weekend in a row that we have eaten there!!

  29. GF

    3GradFamily

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Everything was good. Very efficient service. We were in and out in 45 minutes. Online prices off by at least 5$ per item. Not for leisurely dining.

  30. LS

    LSHS

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our first time there. Service was slow. I think that is to be expected nowadays. However, it was worth the wait. We enjoyed our meal immensely and will be returning.

  31. s

    sphillysam

    Philadelphia

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Best Italian restaurant at the South Jersey Shore. Started off with a delicious caprese salad, very tasty with Jersey tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. My wife really enjoyed her Buena Vita chicken, and I had a fantastic veal Buena Vita with prosciutto, peppers. melted Italian cheese. All of the main entrees are made with fresh ingredients. Our server, ALBA was outstanding. She explain the specials and answered all of our questions of items on the menu. She frequently checked on us to make sure our dinner was perfect. The tiramisu dessert and cappuccino coffee topped off an enjoyable dinner at reasonable prices. I highly recommend Buena Vita restaurant. Don't forget to bring your favorite wine.

  32. KS

    KarenS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything from appetizers to dessert was delicious, highly recommend the stuffed talipia

  33. D

    Diner134

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Lobster ravioli & lasagna were delicious. Patio seating gives a nice view of the bay.

  34. JK

    JosephK

    Atlantic City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our waiter Remi was very nice. The food was excellent.

  35. P

    Pudge

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I made this reservation on Open Table and it was confirmed. We went to the restaurant on Tuesday, May 17 only to discover that the restaurant was closed. Therefore, no rating and a waste of time and gas thanks to Open Table.

  36. MP

    MichaelP

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We went here for the first time and were very surprised how great this little BYO restaurant was. It's a hidden gem in Somer's Point and I hate to let the secret out but it's worth sharing. The food was absolutely amazing! Each course was tasty and delightful beyond our expectations! The Branzino and Veal dishes were the best we've had. If you're looking for great Italian food and drinking your own wine, this place is a must. Can't wait to go back again and again!!!

  37. OC

    OCDeb

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good

  38. CB

    CaitlinB

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing meal and service! Love that it’s a BYOB. Just gets a bit loud sitting inside but other than that, everything was great!

  39. R

    Rocco

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Staff was good but short handed. People waiting for tables were too close to diners already eating.

  40. S

    Shelley563

    Philadelphia

    82 reviews

    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the absolute best restaurant! Delicious, well prepared food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere. We have come here several times over the past years, and every time we come we have a wonderful experience. Take my advice, if the branzino is available, try it. It is fantastic!

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Buona Vita is rated 4.6 stars by 1452 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Buona Vita

801 Bay Ave Somers Point, NJ 08244

Additional information

  • Area

    Somers Point

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    4pm-12pm Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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