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Buon Appetito is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant that serves an eclectic mix of northern Italian dishes in a warm and relaxed environment. We strive for the highest standards in our service, our food and our overall presentation because we believe that dining out is not just about food, it’s about a true dining experience. Buon Appetito’s menu offers a variety of choices from, appetizers, soups, salads, specialty pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, ocean fresh seafood, entrees and mouth watering desserts. We pride ourselves in preparing only the freshest ingredients daily offering a menu of food and beverages with a distinctive image. We wish to thank all of you who have continued to
PRICE RANGE
$13 - $32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza, Tuscan, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Television, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have frequented Buon Appitito since they opened years ago and have always loved the food, environment and staff. Recently we experienced one of the best meals in our life. We had the halibut special and a pizza. Very difficult to put...into words how delicious both were. If you haven’t experienced this place, your missing out. Thank you Morella and your dedicated staff for a memorable evening.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and excellent rating! We are truly honored that we've made your top 5 meals! Your compliments are too kind!! We love that you love Buon Appetito and we can't wait to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit; it definitely won't be our last! The grounds were beautiful, the restaurant was lovely, the service (Mariella!?!?) was extraordinary, the wine and limoncello were fantastic and the food was out of this world! We had the swordfish and sea scallops....We felt so special and enjoyed an exceptional visit with our friends while enjoying a great evening.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Jill for your excellent rating and generous feedback on your time with us. We are honored to hear that you enjoyed your experience! We will pass your compliments on to Mirela. We look forward to having you back again soon! Ciao!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I asked my almost high school graduate where she'd like to have dinner to celebrate she happily responded, "Where else?.... Buon Appetito". And so for the umpteenth time in a few years we were back in the home of Mirela and her fabulous staff....The weight of stress that comes with planning and organizing a dinner party is immediately lifted when you dine here. Our party of 13 was quickly seated and a drink order taken. She had delicious homemade pizza and a platter of antipasto delivered for the table within a few minutes. Our group happily chatted and caught up with each other as the restaurant buzzed to full capacity. The garden room where we were had another very large party and a few smaller ones were in the main dining room, I am always impressed with the service here. Your water glass never empties, your drinks are always refreshed and staff is always near if something is needed. There is a sense of urgency with her staff but no one is running or grim faced; just a very well oiled group of individuals who aspire to maintain Mirela's level of service expectations. I have never had an off temperature meal nor one that wasn't delicious in every way. Our group chose our favorites last night. Salmon, swordfish, ravioli and lots of chicken parm for the boy teens. Large, hot, plentiful and DELICIOUS were the platters of food that arrived. The amount of customers and food they served last night all with great service and genuine smiles is testament to the family environment you feel as soon as you enter the doors. We ended the meal with mostly to go desserts as we were completely satiated from dinner, but we did have some coffee and espresso. Mirela is a kind and lovely person whose only desire is to see that you are taken care. And that, is what they do best, If you haven't had a chance to dine here, GO and if its been awhile, head back. The patio is open and dining outside is a lovely experience here. Until next, Cheers!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kimberly thank you so very much for your very generous feedback and excellent rating. We absolutely LOVE being a part of our guest's special and memorable events! Our guests are truly like family. It is such an honor to be able to take part and...More

Reviewed 3 May 2022

My family of four (two adults, two small children) was looking for a nice place for pasta during our trip to Mystic. Though this restaurant is not in downtown Mystic, the 15 minute or so drive (from Mystic Aquarium) was well worth it! The service...was spectacular, but the real gem was the quality and portion-size of the food. My wife had the pappardelle bolognese and I had the linguine with white clams. Our kids split a plate of spaghetti with meatballs (yes, they can split the dish for a $3 upcharge). These were some of the best tasting pasta dishes we've had in a long time (and we have some really authentic Italian restaurants near our home). We've added this restaurant to our list of favorites and we will be sure to stop by again the next time we're in Mystic!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2022

Thank you for your excellent rating and your generous and thorough feedback! We pride ourselves on excellent service and preparing and serving fresh, homemade, authentic Italian cuisine made with the finest fresh and imported ingredients. We are so excited to be on your list of...More

Reviewed 31 March 2022

Four of us were a minor school of fish on a crowded Sunday. But the service and food was excellent. Maybe the noise level enhanced the flavors, textures and satisfaction of our selections. A private party in an adjoining room added to the crowd of...our room but the sound dampening and ambiance kept it bearable. The Grilled Focaccia bread appetizer was all that the other reviewers proclaimed. We did not leave a crumb or curd. The Bolognese was not up to expected that day but the next day the leftovers was outstanding which seems typical of some pastas. And so were the short ribs. Partly because they were finished with a slight drizzle of BBQ sauce reminiscent of a commercial version. But the sauce was easily scraped off and the flavor came out better. The next day, combined with a touch of prepared horseradish at home, they became Marvelous! The side of Broccoli Rabe was fantastic with a vibrant and tantalizingly kick. That preformed well the next day too. My creme brulee stood up to the challenge of any imitator. Sister Jean had about the biggest calzone ever seen and, although a slight person, it was completely consumed with glee. Arthur shied away from the foraccia until he realized it was going too fast to be anything other than special so he relented and confessed it was great. His shrimp scampi entree had super reviews going in and he declared them right on even to every scrap of the pasta. The prices were reasonable. We had not been at Buon Appetito for at least five years and it was great then. It will not be close to that long before we return.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave an excellent rating with feedback. Your feedback means a lot to us! We hope you will join us again soon and we look forward to serving you.

Reviewed 22 March 2022

We came here on a Sunday evening, husband/wife/mother group of three. You can sense that service was important to them. We were standing behind a customer who was taking a while to check out and one of the other staff took over the hostess job...so we could be seated. Food was tasty and generous, service was friendly and prompt, even my mother, who is very particular, liked it (she ordered eggplant parmigiana). We would come back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with feedback! Is there anything we can do to make your next visit with us worthy of a 5 star rating? Please let us know how we can help.

Reviewed 2 March 2022 via mobile

Another great meal,brought some friends who had never been and they were impressed.Reservations were made and we were seated promptly despite being very crowded. Everyone enjoyed drinks ,apps and dinners.Swordfish special was excellent. Mariela took good care of us and made sure we were happy....Our waiter Giovvani was prompt and attentive.Consistent restaurant and never have had a bad meal there.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2022

Thank you for leaving an excellent rating and for your generous feedback. We work very hard to ensure consistency with all that we do and we are very happy to hear that you recognize that. It is our absolute pleasure and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 17 January 2022 via mobile

Very good food, fresh ingredients and very clean. Staff was friendly and ended meal with homemade limoncello on the house. Will be back!!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2022

Thank you for your review and feedback! We strive for every guest to have a rating worthy of 5 stars. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your time with us! With that said, if there is something we can do better next time...More

Reviewed 10 November 2021

We came here for dinner while staying at Foxwoods. We were there on a Tuesday night and not much is open at Foxwoods during the week and what is open is greatly overpriced and underwhelming. This was a super find. We had perfectly made cocktails...and delicious bread still warm. We ordered a caprese salad and this is my husband’s favorite. It was so delicious and the tomatoes were over the top tasty. He had veal parmigiana and the portion was large and very good. I had bolognese which was also excellent. We have leftovers. We had a bottle of wine which was very good and not too pricey. The service was perfect and we were super pleased with our evening.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2021

Thank you Marilyn for taking the time to leave a generous rating and review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and time with us. Your feedback means a lot to us. We hope you will stop by and join us...More

Reviewed 8 November 2021

After a brief stop at Foxwoods, my wife and I decided it was too crowded to eat there, so we ventured out around 6;30, without an idea of where to go. We headed toward Stonington, wondering if we could get into Mystic Pizza II, but...then Buon Appetito came to mind. Granted, I hadn't been to that location since the Dew Drop Inn probably more than 35 years ago, but I had seen this place busy several times, so I hoped it was for good reason. We got the last parking space, which is a good sign, but worried there would be a long wait. We were immediately seated at the bar, not our usual choice, but since we didn't have reservations, and were hungry, we readily agreed. This place is hopping. Wow! And the staff maneuvers their way around like a finely tuned orchestra. A waitress who also helps in the bar area quickly took our drink order and provided menus. Soon, there was a line waiting to be seated, so we knew we lucked out. My wife and I decided to try calzones, hers' with veggies, mine with meatballs. I later found out they use a full 14" pizza sheet for each calzone, and they are huge, enough for my lunch the next day, and two more servings for my wife. Mine had meatballs, sliced just right, with a modest amount of ricotta, and a generous portion of mozzarella. The dipping sauce was great, making for a perfect meal. While we were waiting, we had a close view of the kitchen, which was incredibly busy, but under control. We can't wait to return to try the salmon, which looked delicious, as well as some of the more traditional Italian dishes. We'll bring family next time, and be sure to make reservations. This is probably the most impressed I've been with a restaurant in several years.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Petrit M, Owner at Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2021

Thank you for the excellent review and for leaving detailed feedback! We really appreciate you taking the time to share! We are honored that you would leave such a review and we will definitely share your compliments with our staff! We look forward to seeing...More

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Barbara K
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Response from BuonAppetitoOwner | Property representative |
Hi there, we do offer reservations. In order to secure a table with no wait for you and your party, we recommend calling and making a reservation. Thank you!
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Hi there, yes we do! We have a full bar!
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Buon Appetito Ristorante & Pizzeria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5