It can be a bit hard to get to, but Buono (Italian for “good”) is a worthy find. The ambiance here is rustic and laidback—blending right into the neighborhood’s vibe. The menu at Buono Pizza Bar is quite extensive with a good selection of pastas, pizzas and wines. We settled for the Portobello with crab meat and gorgonzola sauce for appetizers, which was alright. The meal really kicked off though with the seafood linguine—it was generous in serving size and came with loads of seafood drenched in thick, flavorful red sauce. The quattro stagioni pizza with artichokes, anchovies and ham got the thumbs‑up too, although we found it slightly skimpy on the ingredients. We had no complaints about our dessert–a luscious ball of gelato amaretto with a sweet, crusty coating. Although we felt that the prices were slightly high, this was justified by the good serving sizes. We’ll be back to sample the rest of the menu soon.
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