Sometimes it’s nice to be able to enjoy a decent meal out and not break the bank 🙂 We felt like having Italian food this past Tuesday night, and since we like to keep it local (especially on a week night), Buona Sera is a great option for really good food that you can enjoy on a budget. Both Monday and Tuesday nights are pasta night and they give you a lot of food at a price that’s very reasonable. Check out their site at http://www.serveyourfamily.com/buonasera/ and click on the “Offers” tab for the pasta night menu.
The place isn’t a huge space, but not super tiny either; they have booths in the restaurant portion of the place and more casual small tables in the front for pizza. It’s comfortable – just spacious enough without feeling cramped. Service is very good and friendly. I had the Tortellini al Pesto entrée, and it was very good, but it was loaded with some serious cream sauce with a hint of pesto. I don’t think of this as a traditional pesto sauce – more of a variation on it. Don’t get me wrong, it was tasty, but I think they assume most people want everything loaded up with cream and in this case less would have been more. My boyfriend had the Cavatelli Roselle, which was also in a cream sauce, but not nearly as creamy as my dish. His was loaded up with asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and mushrooms. I liked it, but my dish was far more decadent than his.
Our dinner came with dessert, and I wished I had just taken it in a doggy bag since I was so stuffed from my super-heavy tortellini dish. Instead, I ate about half of the chocolate cake. It was good, but I really wanted their cheesecake, but after my dinner I thought I’d skip that. The zeppolis that my boyfriend ordered were delicious! Made me nostalgic for the Italian feast I went to when I was a kid about 30 years ago.
This is a good, reliable restaurant for decent food that you can enjoy and still have money left in your wallet. Until next time….happy spring.