Buona Sera

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 30 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pizza + 6 more
81% of 11 votes say it's Celiac friendly

88 E Main St, Smithtown, NY 11787 Directions

(631) 265-0625
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    5 ratingSeptember 10, 2017

    Excellent Gluten Free menu and food was great. Staff was knowledgeable and food came out labeled GF. The only complaint, food aside , was a 50 minute wait even with a reservation.

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    1 ratingOctober 13, 2016

    Ever since the new owners things just aren't the same. The last two times I went I got severally sick and when we called and left a message to inform the manager and owner, nobody called back. I encourage you NOT to go here. Instead go to Ragazzi, it's so much better and they have so much more to offer.

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    5 ratingMay 22, 2016

    Excellent GF menu with lots of choices. Food is great and staff is very knowledgeable. Even have GF bread to eat before meal!

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    5 ratingMay 19, 2016

    I love Buena Sera. Incredible GF menu with great and dedicated staff. We have been coming for years and years.

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    5 ratingJanuary 31, 2016

    There are tons of GF options here, and they're delicious!!! The bread is great, soup fagioli is amazing, pasta is incredible and the service is high end. Highly recommended for the area!!

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    5 ratingJanuary 30, 2016

    Everything was fantastic except for the wine and the gluten-free carrot cake. plenty of delicious gluten-free options, as well as for the non-celiac people.

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    5 ratingJuly 28, 2015

    Homemade GF Italian food!! Very very good!

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    5 ratingJuly 02, 2015

    wonderful gluten free experience. asked for gluten free menu as soon as we walked in. They brought out bread for My boyfriend & without asking the waiter said "the gluten free bread will be right out for you". they have many options for food and several options for dessert including gluten free Canolis. the staff was amazing and informed!

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    5 ratingJanuary 03, 2015

    So many gluten free options, very tasty!

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    1 ratingDecember 08, 2014

    This restaurant used to be excellent, but since the new owner took over it is horrible. The new owner is nasty and obnoxious, we will never go there again - neither will our friends. Not only is he a horrid man to his patrons, but his staff as well. The only reason there is a star is because you cannot review unless you a choose a star. Too bad there aren't minus stars.

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    5 ratingMay 03, 2014

    The food was delicious! The staff was excellent and knowledgeable. I was very comfortable knowing the gluten free items were served with care and not contaminated. My new favorite Italian restaurant!

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    3 ratingMay 25, 2013

    Food was good but a bit pricey.

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    4 ratingMay 17, 2013

    went to lunch with two of my girlfriends today and the food was delicious...i chose this place because of the reviews here and was very impressed with the gluten free menu..baked clams, fried calamari i wanted one of everything...what a pleasure to eat a piece of gf bread while deciding what to get which was difficult...i will certainly go back

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    3 ratingApril 01, 2013

    The gf ravioli is good. Prices somewhat inflated. Before getting diagnosed I used to LOVE the garlic knots from here and I wish they would concoct a gf version.

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    5 ratingJanuary 29, 2013

    I have never had a bad experience at Buona Sera, they have been wonderful during the several years I have eaten there. The food is delicious and the staff is attentive and well informed about gluten free dining. Gluten free diners have an extensive menu to choose from and receive gluten free bread with every meal. What I love most about Buona Sera is that I can take friends and family there without worrying whether or not my food is truly gluten free. This is because each gluten free dish is marked as gluten free when it arrives at your table or in your takeout bag. Furthermore, multiple friends and family members have enjoyed items off of the regular menu!

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    1 ratingDecember 26, 2012

    HORRIBLE ! I saw bad reviews about their food but what about the RUDENESS ! These guys have major attitudes ! I will never return

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    5 ratingSeptember 23, 2012

    Great atmosphere and great food! Went here with my family, and as the only gluten free eater, it was a delicious pleasure! They brought out gluten free bread for me and I had the chicken parm, which also comes with pasta and it was enough for two meals. I highly recommend this place to anyone but especially my fellow celiac sufferers.

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    1 ratingMay 03, 2012

    I'm giving 1 star for effort - they do train their staff to be gf and say they have separate kitchens- but food was terrrrrrrible! No seriously terrible. Bland - my 8 yr old didnt even eat the pizza - Even after ordering on gf menu I was brought soup off regular menu - pasta in soup look suspicious so I asked to be sure - good thing I did - other ppl in my group ordered off regular menu and food just was not good .

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    5 ratingApril 18, 2012

    One of my favorite restaurants. Glad to see they have a lot of g/f foods (especially pasta).

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    5 ratingMarch 26, 2012

    excellent food! Loved the Tiramisu desert.

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    5 ratingFebruary 21, 2012

    Excellent menu with friendly & accommodating service!

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    5 ratingDecember 24, 2011

    Great selection of gluten free options. Ziti was really good !

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    5 ratingJuly 14, 2011

    Wonderful restaurant experience! Very attentive to g/f needs. Even had gf italian bread @ the table by the time I sat down. Kudos to this restaurant!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
  • Ravioli


  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
10:30 am - 10 pm
10:30 am - 10 pm
10:30 am - 10 pm
10:30 am - 10 pm
10:30 am - 11 pm
10:30 am - 11 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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