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Buono panini bistro

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438 So. Broadway, Salem, NH 03079
+1 603-952-4636
Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love going to this restaurant at the spur of the moment on a Saturday because I can always get a place at the bar or a table - it is never full! Some of the items on the menu are good, some not so much. The owners are friendly and we are always warmly welcomed. If the food was... More 

Thank Deborah O
Burlington, Vermont
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had searched TA for lower priced restaurant but ended up here and found prices to be higher (may have viewed a lunch menu). Meal was tasty but was given only 3 pcs. of bread for two people. Would be a good weekend spot but a little pricy for weekdays for us. Building may have had a former life as a... More 

Thank mgmvt
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

My husband and I had received a gift certificate and decided to try the Bistro for lunch. My husband had the baked haddock, garlic mashed potatoes and julienned veggies (delish). I had the Super Buono Pannini which was ham, turkey, carmelized onions, pineapple and cheese with balsamic vinegar. Both were very good and reasonable. The haddock was $13 and the... More 

Thank LindagSalem
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684 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Sunday morning in Salem at 9am and the #1 breakfast local restaurant has an 1 hour. We ended up here and the food was OK; omlettes and benedict.

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Londonderry, New Hampshire
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Don't let the exterior fool you - this is a warm and inviting little jewel with fantastic entrees! I had the Risotto with Wild Mushrooms and Shrimp - fantastic!! Friendly bar too if you just want a place to hang out and watch a game on the tv!

Thank topsyann2017
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband and I went out with another couple and tried Buono Panini for the first time Saturday night. Every part of the evening was outstanding! The atmosphere was lovely, the table clothed booths were large enough for four and the lighting created the perfect ambiance. We started with the calamari appetizer which was very fresh and not the least... More 

Thank Mclaughlinj
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 31 January 2017

In Salem for a night and was looking for an Italian restaurant to eat dinner. After trying three other Italian restaurants in the area with 2+ hour waits we called and they said they were on the slower side. The name of the restaurant made me hesitant as I thought it was only a lunch place. However, the food was... More 

Thank capecodt
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I've been here for lunch 5 or 6 times now. I'll keep coming back, as their food is always fresh and delicious. Italian dishes are out of this world! Panini sandwiches better than anywhere else. You simply can't go wrong here.

Thank Bill P
Boston, MA
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We met another couple there, and sat at the bar. We ordered scallops n bacon, stuffed mushrooms, eggplant special appetizer, calamari and shrimp cocktail. Everything was awesome. Do not the the outside of the building scare you away.

Thank HaverhillMA
Lawrence, MA
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

May cousin recommended this restaurant. I hadn't been there since it had opened a few years back. I went recently with a group. The waitress was very nice and eager to please. We waited from a couple of women joining us so a couple of us ordered an appetizer. Two of us had soup the other had ceasar salad. I... More 

Thank Christine K
Buono P, Manager at Buono panini bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in & trying Buono Panini!! I'm so glad you all enjoyed your meals. I wish I knew about the soup. I would of taken care of that for you. I hope to see you soon. Thank you for the review!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 438 So. Broadway, Salem, NH 03079
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 603-952-4636

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?