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“Best Italian Food on the Beach”
Review of Buona Ristorante

Buona Ristorante
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Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: A cozy, family owned and operated, Italian restaurant located on beautiful St. Pete Beach, FL. The homemade from scratch Italian favorites are the main reason people become our customers for life. We strive to exceed customers' expectations by offering the best service possible and great value. One of our two outdoor patios, a hidden gem that faces a small marina on the intracoastal Boca Ciega Bay, is another asset of "Buona Ristorante " for those who want to sit across from the water and enjoy some great food and a bottle of wine. The new owners Diane and Marco are always involved in the daily operations and they are never too far to listen to your wants, your needs or your suggestions. Please stop by and ask for any of us, and introduce yourself. We'd love to meet you. The Buona Family.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are many Italian restaurants on the beach and this is by far, THE BEST. We have eaten here several times and the food is always fresh and hot. We have never had bad service and Christine was excellent. This place can’t be beat for authentic Italian food!

Date of visit: August 2021
Thank mrsscully
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Marco A, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your continuous support and your kind words, Mrsscully.

Marco & Diana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Goat Cheese Pizza was absolutely AMAZING. The sangria was so gooooood, we wanted to have some ro go home~
Our server Delaney was so kind!
Overall, the best way you can start or end any of your days in st. Pete Beach! 10/10 will be coming again in a couple of days!

Date of visit: August 2021
Thank verb2809
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Marco A, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and your endorsement, verb2809.
We’ll be happy to have you back.

Marco & Diana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are visiting the area and an Italian friend recommended this restaurant. She was spot on!

We ate at one of them half dozen tables outside listening to some beautiful music.

There were so many choices we asked our waitress Christine for help and deciding. My husband ordered the lasagna and I ordered the clams vongole. Christine came back and let me know they were out of clams. Though I was disappointed that made me realize they make theirs with fresh clams which is the way it should be done. Maybe I'll try it if we come here again. I got the chicken piccata which was my second choice.

Everything was absolutely delicious! They make their own focaccia and Italian bread and serve it with a lovely dip. We paid the $2.99 for a beautiful salad. Maybe if we hadn't we wouldn't be coming home with leftovers from both dishes, bread and dip but I sure am glad we are!

Christine was a great server from beginning to end. She was right there without us having to ask for anything.

Date of visit: August 2021
Thank Beachsidegirl
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Marco A, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad you and your husband enjoyed your visit, Beachsidegirl.
Thank you for your kind words and your rating.

Marco & Diana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service is always on point! Patricia is always a pleasure with a smile and I look forward to many more meals here.

Date of visit: August 2021
Thank ILUVSPB
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Marco A, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much ILUVSPB.
We appreciate your support and your nice note.

Marco & Diana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointed by the food quality and taste of the dishes. Suzie the waiter was wonderful, but unfortunately, the food was not as good as expected according to previous reviews.

Date of visit: August 2021
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