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Buona Ristorante

4705 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-2407
+1 727-360-7970
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (296 reviews)
“garlic knots” (22 reviews)
“salad” (53 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
4705 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-2407
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1 - 10 of 601 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We generally eat here at least once when we are vacationing in the area. They feature a nice hand tossed pizza crust and home made sauce. The prices are reasonable especially for being near the beach.

Thank Bden99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was crisp. Excellent cheese calzone. The manicotti was reported as good as well. You will not be disappointed here.

Thank robertj390
Marco and Diane A, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review and your patronage, Ribert

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After our sunset sail we stopped in at this wonderful Italian restaurant The Stromboli, and pie were do die for. Great wait staff very courteous and appropriate wait time. What a great hidden treasure

Thank Beth B
Marco and Diane A, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Beth. We are very happy that you enjoyed the glorious sunset at the beautiful St Pete Beach and you had a nice experience in our humble establishment. We appreciate your great review.

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Tonight I had the best fetuchini Alfredo ever. My husband had gnocchi that was great also. We had pizza here a couple of days ago that was awesome! You will not be disappointed in the excellent food. Service also was great. Atmosphere italian. We will...More

Thank Geraldine M
Marco and Diane A, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you for your patronage and your great review, Geraldine.

Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went for dinner tonight. It was excellent. Fresh food great flavors!!!! The best Italian food I’ve ever had! We were stuffed & happy when we left! The server was wonderful..polite and very attentive. Highly recommend :)

Thank Laura N
Marco and Diane A, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you for visiting us Laura. We appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We were working late so we decided to order food for delivery which can be a gamble at best. We were not disappointed with the food, it was delicious. We both ordered lasagna and the portions were so big we shared one today and plan...More

Thank stephaniesE1018YR
Marco and Diane A, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you Stephanie. Please introduce yourself next time you’ll visit us.

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

My father is full Italian and I’ve been going to Italy every year for 50 years so I know good pizza and this is as good as you’ll get outside Italia. Stick to the traditional margherita and you will not go wrong. The sauce is...More

Thank UffieIppo
Marco and Diane A, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you Uffielppo.

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

I do not write many reviews, but I just had to say this was the best pizza I have had in years!!!! We stayed at plaza beachfront hotel and this was on their recommended area restaurants and they delivered. Promptly and directly to our room....More

1  Thank Go583309
Marco and Diane A, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you so much.

Reviewed 23 August 2018

We are a family of 5 and starving after a day at the beach. We had both the bruschetta and cheese bread for appetizers and both were delicious. We all enjoyed our entrees as well! Will come back here on our next trip!

Thank Jennifer S
Marco A, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Thank you Jennifer. Have a nice trip and we’ll see you next time. We appreciate your business and your review.

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

My family of 4 had a wonderful dinner here after visiting St. Pete beach. It’s rivht across from the public parking area gulf avenue. The pizza was very good and my husband is very picky about his pizza. He said only thing he’d add would...More

Thank becky b
Marco A, Owner at Buona Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Thank you for your visit and you kind words Becky. We were lucky enough to employ two different pizza makers from Napoli who perfected the recipe of our pizza sauce and our pizza dough. At your next visit we can always make yours a bit...More

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PFootlocke
1 June 2018|
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Response from NJ_TraveL_Chick82 | Reviewed this property |
vegetarian, yes....vegan, not unless you are getting just garlic knots...or a salad and pizza without cheese.
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Krevy75
22 June 2015|
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Response from irina g | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. But I may be wrong -- calling them directly sounds like a good idea.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4705 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-2407
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Pete Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 727-360-7970
  • E-mail
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.
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