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Buona Vita

439 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3820
+1 310-379-7626
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (5 reviews)
“pasta” (6 reviews)
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439 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3820
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I amazed by the wide variety of reviews for this Italian Resturant. This was our first visit and we were a party of three. Upon entering the restaurant (without reservations) we were immediately greeted by a very friendly member of the staff. We were seated...More

Thank Larry R
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This evening started with a wonderful greeting at the door. Immediately we were taken to our table we were served Capprese and it had the most creamy mozzarella. The salmon was so fresh and served so appealingly. Every aspect of service was excellent. Loved it.

Thank Terre M
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Found ourselves in Hermosa Beach late in the evening looking for a place to eat. Spotted Buona Vita and decided to give it a try. Atmosphere is rustic, the staff friendly and attentive and the food {especially the seafood) excellent. Prices were midrange and there...More

Thank roamingwulff2016
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Have been there every time when visiting but felt the quality and selection was not what it use to be. That was a little disappointing. Service was good

Thank Diane A
Reviewed 10 November 2016

My friend and I took our young teens (3 boys and two girls) to dinner here and had a fabulous time. We were seated easily and taken care of immediately. Nice feature: bring your own wine if celebrating and there's no corkage fee. The meals...More

Thank sweetdanat
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were in the mood for Italian and this restaurant was close to our hotel and had good reviews on Trip Advisor. Those reviews were right on the mark. We were greeted and seated promptly. Our waiter was attentive and took good...More

Thank Melodymaker53
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Good food, terrible service. Read below why it's "4 strikes and you're more than out" when it comes to service and this restaurant. I came here with my wife on a Saturday night to celebrate her birthday. It's a small, cozy restaurant a few blocks...More

Thank LAsnowboarder
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Great food. Service is OK. And good wine on the wine list. The problem is that the wine is served warm. We had a good bottle of pinot noir at a reasonable price. The bottle wasn't presented or else I would have touched it and...More

Thank RandallMay
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Was not busy when we got there as it was early. Service was great. Took own wine which was nice. The pasta was really good, but wouldn't recommend the chicken. Next time would just order a pasta dish. A really nice place which allows you...More

1  Thank Jonet A
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Loved the atmosphere of this restaurant! Staff was very friendly, interesting menu and decent wine list. The scallops with artichoke hearts dinner was creative and fabulous. My husband and I will return on our next LA visit and highly recommend this restaurant.

1  Thank Harriet D
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 439 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3820
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-379-7626
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