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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 18 June 2022

You will not find better Italian food Food is fabulous and deserves the highest acclaims. The location and ambience of the brick interior in Devonport village add to the charm The service is friendly and welcoming A restaurant that deserves its very high rating among...Auckland eateries Don’t miss this oneMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 13 August 2021

Best Pizza in Auckland - the topping was awesome and the caesar salad to die for! wait staff efficient. A nice cheap night out

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 26 July 2021

Excelent pizzas. We ordered 4 varities, all were very good. Delivered for $5. Delivered at 6pm as asked.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 25 May 2021

No surprise when you are heading to Buona Sera. Consistancy is always around and it is the secret of success right?

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 October 2020

When in Auckland make sure to take the ferry to Devonport. Just 15 minutes and you'll find a lovely "village street" with interesting shops and a handful of nice restaurants. We opted for an Italian dinner at the "Buona Sera" and we sure spent a...nice evening there. Our young waiter was a bit shy but all the more charming. We liked the interior - a mixture of brick and wood, plants, modern and nostalgic decoration. We had a wonderful garlic flatbread plus the veal parmigiano and a risotto marinara (regrettably no room for dessert) with a Marlborough Pinot Noir. A relaxing and tasty "getaway" from bustling CBD...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 17 February 2020

Top service, authentic cooking, great atmosphere, what more could you want. The key to Buona Sera is consistency. Do try the Calamari, and or the Fillet Mignon.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 14 February 2020 via mobile

We dine at Buona Sera every time we stay in Devonport. This year it seems better than last year. Wonderful service from 2 young men. We shared a caprese salad and my fresh steaming hot ravioli was delicious. My husband enjoyed linguini with calamari. Lovely...evening.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 25 July 2019 via mobile

We had beef steaks in white wine and mushroom sauce with roasted potatoes and vegetables and they were superb! Staff were really friendly and the atmosphere was intimate, peaceful and cosy!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 June 2019

We have been fans of Buona Sera for years and have even driven from Takapuna to pick up takeaways in the past. On this occasion we had a family birthday dinner of 8 but left disappointed. The service was friendly and efficient but the food...was pretty ordinary. The fish of the day was well overcooked and the pasta and gnocchi dishes were all lacking in flavour. It was a real shame as we have been regulars in the past.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 25 April 2019

We shared a pizza and Caesar salad. The food came quickly and we were lucky to get the last table. The restaurant was pumping, all tables occupied. Wait staff are friendly.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Yes, Buona Sera offers takeaway services.

Yes, Buona Sera is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Buona Sera is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4