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Reviewed 14 November 2021

We had a reservation for 10 as it was a special occasion for both the locals and 4 out of towners and all were not thrilled. It was important to us to be able to hear each other, the music, which was screechy was too...loud as were the acoustics. The waiter was excellent, attentive and very good. The pizzas were luke warm, and we felt undercooked as they weren't crisp but floppy. The pasta dishes apparently were disappointing as well. Too bad as this was a special wind up to the day. We had all been looking forward to this and comments after the event would leave me to believe they won't be back.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 3 October 2021

Our staff came in for a shared meal in a private room last night and we were all blown away by the myriad of delicious dishes that just kept coming. From the opening bruschetta, caesar salads to the pizza and other entrees, every dish was...unique and packed with flavors that only a true chef can generate. This was a showcase in Italian recipes your Italian grandmother would be jealous of. The service was excellent, with complete descriptions of the food as it came in, and every question and request was met with professional enthusiasm - truly great waitering. Drinks were well chosen by the waiter based on our individual tastes, and they were delicious all around. Try the Osoyoos red wine if you get a chance. Inspiring food, quality service. This was my sincere experience here and I would happily join them again.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 30 September 2021 via mobile

Rude staff, particularly at the bar. Management doesn’t seem to care. There are better options in Gibsons

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 31 August 2021 via mobile

We had dinner at Buono in August. Overall the food was good (not very pure Italian cuisine though, e.g., Italian cuisine would not include cheese on seafood pasta), but customer service was a bit disappointing. If you have a reservation and are the fist customer...to step in at 5pm and ask if you can have a table with a view, “no, we already have assigned tables” is not an acceptable answer. You may still say no but you can say that more politely I guess? Tell me what I should do next time to secure that spot, something like that. Same for wi-fi: you ask if there’s wifi, and the answer is “no” - not even “no, sorry”. Didn’t feel very welcome. The guy serving at the table was way better, but overall the staff doesn’t know how you speak to customer (even more so in a place that pretends to be Italian).More

Date of visit: August 2021
Helpful?5  
Reviewed 17 August 2021 via mobile

Amazing waterfront restaurant with fabulous food, service and ambiance. Probably the best place to eat in Gibsons and you’ll walk away feeling great about your decision. Remember to email for a reservation ahead of time and watch for the days they are closed if you...are only in Gibsons for a short while.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

Loved this restaurant. Probably the best in Gibsons. Great view of the marina. The Buratta was exceptional and both our pizzas were excellent. I had the white Alba and my wife the Pera. We will be back.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 31 July 2021

The restaurant was recommended by our Airbnb host, and it is easy to see why! We came for a special occasion, but the prices are so reasonable that we would come back, if in the neighbourhood, for a casual meal as well. We made a...reservation in advance and we treated so well, wonderful service! And the food was fantastic - everything we had was wonderful and a little unique - definitely worth a visit! Moreover, a beautiful view from wherever you are!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 21 July 2021 via mobile

Great food, service and locations. This restaurant is always packed so make sure you email for a reservation in advance of opening or show up right when they open if you want to get in.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 21 July 2021

My husband and I took the ferry over from West Van just for the experience. And it was worth it. It was packed, on a Monday at 5:45pm and stayed paved when we left (and I’m sure until close). The food was simple - meatballs,...pizza, pasta, Caesar salad - but all incredibly delicious and executed at an exceptional level. The view and room are lovely. The staff is so thoughtful- we had a bit of a seating kerfuffle (not a ton of 2 tops) and had decided to live with it as we could see how busy they were, but our server went above and beyond without our saying anything (or acting passive aggressively - we were decidedly ok) made a move to really proactively improve our experience and I admire and appreciate the innate sense of hospitality and professionalism to make the round trip ferry for dinner an elevated experience. Thank you BO, for a lovely date night to celebrate my husband passing his WSET 3! Pro tip: if you’re trying to do the round trip ferry ride, download the Sunshine Coast ride share app and/or, as a backup, have $2 per person each way for bus fare - the bus is in synch for the ferry schedule so will get you to and from the ferry to downtown lower Gibson in 10—15 min. Just mind the bus schedule as it only comes once before the ferry takeoff.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 21 July 2021

You call to get a reservation and they don't answer. They only open at 5pm. Their voicemail then says to write an email to reserve. We waited all day and drove one hour to get there and then the hostess laughs at us for thinking...we had a reservation. This happened on July 18/21. HSe said they don't even check the emails the same day. She did not apologize and does not care if you wasted your evening. She had no other food suggestions. Pure apathy.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Buono Osteria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5