We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Buona Sera

) #46 of 104 Restaurants in Kailua $$ - $$$ Italian
131 Hekili St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2866
+1 808-263-7696
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (9 reviews)
“tiramisu” (2 reviews)
“salads” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
Italian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
131 Hekili St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2866
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (57)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 55 reviews

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Recently visited Buona Sera in Kailua for dinner with friends. Street parking was readily available on Hekili Street. Food was delicious, the atmosphere was cozy, relaxed and charming, service was fast and attentive, and the tiramisu was wonderful. Pricing is good and competitive relative to...More

Thank Curt H
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

First time and we really enjoyed the food. The calamari was tasty to start. We had the chicken parm and veal. Both dishes were really good. Had so much to take hone but had to try the tiramisu. Delicious! Place is a bit dated but...More

1  Thank Marc_and_Kim_Z
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Great, polite service. Affordable! A wonderful place for a quiet, peaceful dinner. Linguine with clams perfect. Warm bread and Chianti. Highly recommend.

Thank Christian H
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a great place to go to enjoy an Italian meal in Kailua. The restaurant is small, so it is nice and quiet. The food is delicious and the service is very good. We've been coming here for over 15 years and have never...More

Thank windfair
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We read up on this an went for dinner tonight. It was very good. The salads were excellent and the special was very good. Service was great. Would definitely recommend. Small venue, more romantic than the other Italian places around.

1  Thank lgatz
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We always have attractive and tasty menu choices at Buona Sera! The service is prompt and frequent without being overbearing. We enjoy the interior of the small and intimate location (the walls are covered almost entirely with the fiber wrapped Chianti bottles emptied by hundreds...More

Thank N154AJrobertb
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Stopped in last night and ordered a variety of small plates as well as rigatoni bolognese. The atmosphere is cute, with wine jugs hanging all over the walls. The service was great, although they weren't very busy when we went, but they were friendly and...More

Thank DaniNYC
Reviewed 2 June 2016

It's been 4 years since we've written a review of Buona Sera on TA and like most of us, we look at most recent reviews - so decided to review Buona Sera again. Bottom line - it's still Excellent and not to be missed if...More

Thank AlohaTravelerOahu
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Always busy... I used to go at opening time to avoid waiting. Love the Chianti♡ Probably should call to ask for a table for a bigger group since inside is not very spacious. Price is average, portions are not very big but they will accommodate...More

Thank kailuababy
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We had a great meal here! We did have to wait about 20 minutes for a table to open up and it is pretty limited on space here, so you may want to arrive a little before the usual eating times to secure a spot....More

Thank jen131
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Whole Foods Market Kailua
272 reviews
.16 km away
Crepes No Ka 'Oi
331 reviews
.12 km away
Uahi Island Grill
385 reviews
.02 km away
Boots & Kimo's Homestyle Kitchen
1,108 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
Kailua Farmers Market
121 reviews
.11 km away
Kailua Town Farmers Market
20 reviews
.34 km away
Madre Chocolate
17 reviews
.33 km away
Lanikai Brewing Company
10 reviews
.23 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Buona Sera staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Hekili St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2866
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-263-7696
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing