Buona Sera is a full service bar and restaurant, and our menu is quite extensive, giving you a lot of lunch and dinner options to choose from. Start off with one of the large and flavorful appetizers, then continue to the main course. Entrées at Buona Sera include pasta, veal, choice steaks, chicken, pork chops, various types of ravioli and seafood. Veal chops from this restaurant are some of the most popular dishes on the menu and are worth trying.
Half Priced Bottles of Wine
We offer a wide selection of wines for half price with any purchase of a Lunch or Dinner entree. Holidays excluded.
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: 13 September 2019
Ends: 14 September 2118
Availability: Mon-Tue 11:30-23:30
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
We serve a Thanksgiving buffet for two seatings: 1pm and 4pm.
Thursday, 28 November, 2019
The restaurant is very pretty inside, done in n old Italians ambience. That's where it ends. I ordered the stuffed veal chop for $48. I ordered it a little over medium and came out raw. I sent it back and waited about 15 minutes for it to come back. When it came back it was sitting in a pool of some sort of very loose liquid, it was gross ! I had to spill off the water into my bread plate. My friends steak was just as bad, also sitting in a pool of water. The biggest mistake we made was not sending it all back the second and ordering something else or just leaving. The waiter came back 15 to 20 minutes later and I told him to be happy that I don't write for zagat. Really simple to the point this restaurant cares more about the bar business downstairs than it's food. When in Red Bank going to a show at Count Basie, try Teak across the street for a really nice meal not some crappy food at Buona Sera.
I ordered a salad that I felt was overpriced for what it was. My eggplant parmigiana dinner and creme brulee dessert were very good. The restaurant itself was way too loud and I did not feel comfortable there. I would not be going back there again for dinner.
Delicious and large portions. Go for the half portions which was very large. Can’t imagine the full portions.
From food to service, Buona Sera is top notch. This is our go to place for special occasions. Anniversaries, birthdays or promotions, Chris and his staff have ALWAYS accommodated our needs. Food as usual is outstanding. Only downside is I always order the same thing, a stuffed veal chop, because it's that good! We've been going there for over 15 years and will continue to do so.
The staff was courteous and helpful. The food was great and well priced. Definitely going back soon.
We were seated right away. The staff was friendly and our waitress was amazing. The food was excellent as expected.
The stuffed rigatoni was too hard. Everything else was good.
I always wanted to try this restaurant. I was not disappointed. The atmosphere and service was outstanding. Our waiter made us feel like we were the only party in the room. Food was delicious and cooked to perfection. Will return.
Went there for our anniversary. Food was excellent, with large portions. The restaurant was a bit noisy. However it had its charm and friendly atmosphere. They honor your reservation and we were seated promptly with our choice of location.
Red Bank is notorious for finding a parking spot. The restaurant offers valet parking. Just pull up to the restaurant door.
Overall will not hesitate to recommend the restaurant and definitely will be going back.
Buona Sera has always been my now fiance (he proposed tonight) favorite place. The owner and waiter went above and beyond to make it the most memorable night for us. Thank you so much. Excellent quality as always! See you again soon.
Our table was ready at the time promised and the food was very good, service a bit slow but ok.
Ambiance was very nice as well, we will definately return!
Great food, great service!
First time there before going to a Count Basie show. Food was great and our server Joe was superb. He made sure our food was served well in advance of the show and he couldn't have been nicer.
A little pricey but perfect if going to the show at Count Basie. The tuna special was superb as was the crab cake special. Both were $35/$33 so a little high but delicious.
Food and service awesome as usual!! Loved this place ever since I had the firstTomahawk steak ever served there!!
Great restaurant. Service was exceptional. Host/owner very friendly. We will definitely come back.
The owner helped us choose a bottle of wine that was outstanding. The stuffed mozzarella appetizer and pasta dish were rich in flavor and extremely tasty. And to top it off, the Tomahawk steak was cooked to perfection. We definitely ordered more than we should, but it was worth loosening the belt. Even thought it is a little bit of a drive to get to, it is one of our favorite places.
I downgraded 1 star for the following: noisy, dark (thank God for flashlights on smartphones), waiter response a little slow. Otherwise 5-star. Yes, we were there before a Basie show--crowded.
Just love the atmosphere! Food absolutely delicious. Generous portion. Half portion still too much!
Service impecable. Friendly. went with my sister after show at count basie theater. will go back with my husband for sure.
Great service, great food. The restaurant is busy but the service is very attentive. We enjoyed our entire meal, never felt rushed. Every time we have come to the restaurant it has been a very good experience.
This is our second time at Buona Sera and we absolutely love it! We find all staff hospitable and attentive and the food is delicious. We recommend it to all of our family and friends.
There food was very good. We enjoyed the grilled vegetables and meatball for appetizers. The wedge salad was also very good. My girlfriend ordered a vegan pasta dish that they made up for her. She said it was great. Her hubby ordered one of their chicken dishes and loved it. My hubby also ordered the same and enjoyed it as well. I ordered one of the specials, chicken murphy but was a little disappointed. First, there were no potatoes, who makes chicken murphy without potatoes. I believe it even said it had them on the menu. All in all the meals were very good except mine. The portions are huge.
Food was excellent. Portions were huge. Definitely will be back!
I have eaten here many times and I have never been disappointed in my meal and service. Our server John was great & I highly recommend it. My only complaint is that the tables were too close together. It was hard to weave in and out of the people when we got up to use the restroom.
Always great service and great food, you can not go wrong here. Will return !
Food is delicious, staff is friendly and treats you as a guest. Our Waiter and Waitress were social and helpful. Checked out the cigar bar inside and loved the atmosphere. Bar tender was very nice and view overlooking the restaurant or outside to roof was a pleasant surprise. I think we stayed in cigar bar with cocktails the same amount of time we did in the restaurant eating dinner. Very lovely night out.
Waiter Michael was excellent!
Food and service was outstanding, portions were plentiful
Loved my meal. My husbands was SLIGHTLY on the salty side but we are people that rarely use much salt in our food when cooking at home. 1/2 priced wine bottles on Mondays AND Tuesdays makes up for the slightly on the higher priced side entrees. However, portion sizes were plentiful! We will return but probably only on a Monday or Tuesday.
Always a good experience. The food is great and I find it to be a very hospitable restaurant.
Waiter had way too many tables and this provided poor service. Appetizers were done and waiting for waiter to bring to table but sat there for at least ten minutes. Thus they came out cold. I am a frequent patron and usually everything is excellent. This time they missed the mark.
We had a great experience using the open table app and we loved Buena Sera!
Waiters are always terrific and food cooked to order anything you want. It’s noisy, but that’s because people want to be there!
First date we were rushed throughout the dinner.
I was having a drink at the bar before my date was there. And as soon as my date arrived, I was asked again. Will not be returning to this restaurant.
Food & Service were incredible!
First time here and definitely not the last. Great food and exceptional service.
The service was impeccable as were all of our food choices. We sampled the cauliflower vodka pizza and it was delicious. I would definitely have that on a return visit. All of the food reached us piping hot and tasty, just what I have come to expect from this restaurant. Looking forward to a return trip in the very near future...
Great meal, from the moment we sat down our waiter was attentive and knowledgable. We started off with Oysters and Marinated Squid. We also ordered the stuffed meatball and never got it, upon getting home I looked at itemize receipt and they did charge us. (We assumed the waiter did not hear us ..totally our fault though) Orders are huge, my son got the 32 oz steak, cooked to perfection. Everything else was outstanding. We don't go here often, but we will be back sooner rather then later and this time I won't forget about the meatball.
We had delicious meal ! Outstanding lobster dinner !
We have been to Buona Sera on several other occasions and was exceptional as always. Nice atmosphere, great food, and large portions. The service was superb and would definitely recommend to friends and family.