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Buon Appetito

Urban Italian groove, old country cuisine with a modern flare. Buzzing with vibrant energy.Rotating local artists splashing their creations on our walls as we bring our culinary prowess to your table. Sustainable & local is our mantra. Our menu screams old school classics yet our specials are whimsical creations from whats in season. Quail, rabbit, lamb ~ Homemade gnocchi, lasagne and ravioli rock the casbah...Gluten-free & whole grain pastas are available as well as a wide variety of vegetarian items to choose from. "A day without wine is a day without sunshine" over 100 bottles & more than 20 by the glass are offered to dazzle and delight. This list is off the hook! Small, boutique wineries from all over the world! We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and high quality products for an enchanting experience for all of our guests. Raise your glass and fill your soul with heart and goodness ~ cheers!
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210 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(210 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 210 reviews
5 stars
(120)
4 stars
(66)
3 stars
(18)
2 stars
(3)
1 star
(3)
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(104)
  • fit for foodies(89)
  • great for outdoor dining(63)
  • romantic(60)
  • notable wine list(47)
  • special occasion(43)
Buon Appetito Reviews List
Review 1 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fantastic Italian Restaurant

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This was our second visit to Buon Appetito and we were just as happy this time as we were the first time. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is terrific. It's a small establishment, but the outdoor dining space makes it seem a little bigger. We will definitely go back the next time we visit San Diego."
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/19/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

The cannoli was the best ever!

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Dined on 4/15/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best meal I have ever had. Exceptional service.

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Dined on 4/14/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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Review 5 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food was not worth the money or time

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Dined on 4/13/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Lobster ravioli was BLAND. Service was rushed. Sort of how fast can they turn tables!?! We will try a neighboring restaurant next time. My 5th time at this restaurant and something has changed and not for the good."
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2015
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Review 6 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/13/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 7 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/13/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/11/2016
 2002
Dined on 4/11/2016
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/11/2016
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/12/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/12/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/12/2016
 2016
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Review 10 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/07/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/31/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Best Italian food west of New Jersey"
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2013
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Review 13 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/06/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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Review 14 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2012
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Review 15 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/03/2016
 2005
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2005
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Review 16 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/31/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2004
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2004
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2004
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Review 18 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/29/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 19 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/28/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/28/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/28/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/28/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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Review 22 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/27/2016
 2013
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Review 23 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/20/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 24 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2006
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Review 25 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great outdoor seating and good portions!"
Dined on 2/15/2016
 2007
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Review 26 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/23/2015
 2004
Dined on 2/23/2015
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/23/2015
 2004
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Review 27 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/10/2016
 2004
Dined on 3/10/2016
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/10/2016
 2004
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Review 28 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Felt like being in Italy!

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Dined on 3/15/2016
 2006
Dined on 3/15/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We had a lovely table outside, and our server made us feel like we were in Italy - never rushing us, and making it clear we could stay all night. The appetizers - the artichoke and eggplant - were amazingly delicious. Our entrees were also delicious, but very large portions. If we hadn't had the appetizers they would have been fine in size. So maybe just order salad and a pasta, or just one appetizer to share and a pasta. We didn't have room for dessert, but I'm sure they would have been lovely. The wine list was very good, and in particular they had some very interesting wines from Italy - we had a super Tuscan, which was indeed, super!"
Dined on 3/15/2016
 2006
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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Review 29 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2008
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Review 30 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

All was great!

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Dined on 3/13/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We liked it a lot! Food was great. Ambiance as well."
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem
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Review 31 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Truly Italian

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"It is always good to hear the staff speaking the language of the country from which the food originates. At Buon Appetito, the servers are willing to speak Italian with me. They are friendly and professional. The chicken dishes are tasty and surprisingly large in portion. In the heart of Little Italy, this restaurant shines."
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/13/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2015
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Review 33 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/06/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/06/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Allot plenty of time for parking in crowded Little Italy"
Dined on 3/06/2016
 2016
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Review 34 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/06/2016
 2011
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Review 35 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

No Good Italian In Little Italy?

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"It seems Little Italy lacks good Italian restaurants, or, indeed, any good restaurants of any type. This one is no exception. While service is friendly and quick and the restaurant itself offers pleasant surroundings, the best part about the meal is the bread. Dishes have consistency and taste like they are re-heated from frozen, vegetables are under-cooked and presentation is completely lacking."
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2000
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Review 36 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/06/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/06/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/06/2016
 2013
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Review 37 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/03/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Irritating reservation process

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Booked online, then received a call confirming ( why) at which point I was told my party wouldnt be seated until the entire group was there?
Checked in on time,..then I was told the same thing? ( why),.....and then, a different individual came out and said we've decidied to seat you now?
Rude.....
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Dined on 3/03/2016
 2012
Special Features: great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

1st Time

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Dined on 2/29/2016
 2009
Dined on 2/29/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Adult Family dinner for six - wonderful food, excellent service, food came out quickly and hot , not over priced - we will definable return."
Dined on 2/29/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/21/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 41 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Buon Appetito--worth the wait

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Thursday night reservation but the place was packed. We unfortunately had to wait a half hour for our table. Wait service was excellent for this style restaurant. The Sea bass linguini was terrific. The Salmon not so good but the waiter promptly removed the serving and returned in short order with another Sea bass. An enjoyable evening"
Dined on 2/25/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 42 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Wonderful menu, fun atmosphere, really good food. The octopus salad was great quality and healthy portion, just a tiny bit over grilled but wonderful flavor. The pocket pasta with veal was delicious. Nice fresh sauce and delicate pasta. Only thing that could be better is the bread....needed something better to soak up the wonderful sauce. Definitely worth a return visit!"
Dined on 2/23/2016
 2008
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Review 43 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Here's why I'll never go there again

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Dined on 2/23/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/23/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"A stunning fabulous time in San Diego so I can see my kids and that so rare... and traveling with an international fellow so I had to choose to impress. And I thought from reviews that BA would be terrific and boy was I right and wrong. Now the food fairly good although I have paid less and had far better but this is what it is. The location fine and blah blah but I'll tell you why I'll never go there again; the "hostess" an absolute broom riding xitch and she insulted me first upon entering, then again insulted my business traveler from Ireland when politely asking to be seated with our reservations AND THEN WHEN MY GORGEOUS DAUGHTER ENTERED SHE MADE SURE TO INSULT HER AS WELL. If I could have confronted her my way then there would have been a scene indeed.
Sp go for the food yes. Go for the location yes. But if you see a short red head hostess then beware for she seems to believe her job is to insult customers and apparently could care less that she does. So I will never in my life go there again."
Dined on 2/23/2016
 2015
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Review 44 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Okay food and service

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The food was just okay, some items were very good and some items were
not flavorful at all. The service was also just okay. The waitstaff were very
rushed and it wasn't a very relaxing dining experience.
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Dined on 2/22/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 45 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Evening

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Buon Appetito never disappoints. From the servers, to the food, the wine and ambience, it's a great place to enjoy indoor and outdoor dining."
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 48 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Perfect Lunch

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Dined on 2/19/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/19/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"My wife and I went to celebrate my birthday lunch, and boy, was it a great choice! I had the Osso Buco and she had the salmon, and both were outstanding. It was a little on the pricey side for lunch, but most of that was from the nice bottle of wine we had in addition to Osso Buco's being on the high side of the average plate cost on the menu. The servers were very attentive, and seemed to know just when to pop in and check on us - exactly the way it is supposed to be."
Dined on 2/19/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/17/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for Buon Appetito
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/17/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/17/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/17/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups
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