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Buona Sera Restaurant

94 University Pl., New York, NY 10003 40.733842 -73.992887
at 12th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-627-9200 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    4 out of 10

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Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.

Prices

$13.95-$17.95

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

This venue is closed.

There’s no shortage of decent, mid-priced Italian restaurants downtown, but it’s unusual to find one that gets all the details right. A stone’s throw from Union Square, Buona Sera occupies the same block as a handful of other interchangeable-looking red-sauce places. But the difference is apparent as soon as you take a seat in the dining room, with its humble wooden tables and small bar made cozier by picture windows overlooking University Place—not to mention the Fellini film playing on the wall-set TV. Immediately, a waiter in a natty shirt-and-vest ensemble appears, whisks off your coat, and brings a basket of perfect focaccia—crispy-topped, warm from the oven, and served with a spicy roasted-pepper tapenade. Gnocchi are handmade and delicate. Desserts are less successful, but the panna cotta—tender, perfectly creamy, and redolent of vanilla—is delicious.

Recommended Dishes

Pesce del giorno, MP

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