So gross! Many restaurants like this makes people stay away and buy groceries to make their own food. Service here is not good and it is not consistent like it would be too fast or too slow. Too fast to get an order and too slow to clear the table. Overpriced items like the portion is too little and plus it does not even taste good- so bland!! The appetizer of bread and some mushy red thing is not good cold and the order was made wrong with missing ingredients. Also, all of the food were like old and it was not even very warm or hot. No [Italian]restaurant is as great as the Olive Garden no matter how much they show off their so-called rewards for taste and so forth (as far as I have known). STICK WITH THE OLIVE GARDEN!!!!
You guys have restored my faith in dining out. Had the angel hair pasta with peppers, capers, and prawns. Delicious! Great service too. My only complaint is that I like warm bread. But, everything else was so good, affordable, and well presented I can forgive you for that. I also wish you were not in Hayward, but around the corner from my place!
Thank You for a wonderful evening.
Can't wait to go back.
Hayward is not known for thier world class restaurants but when it comes to authentic italian food you cant beat Buon Appetito on A Street in Hayward. Our waiter Tim was very attentive and made sure we had full glasses and whatever we needed. I had the Linguini De Mare and it was excellant. The Pear Salad (Insalada de Buon Appetito) was out of this world. Ample parking in the back. I will surely be back many times.
This place is amazing!!! I have been here twice so far even though i lived near it for twenty years and i regret that i was too stuck up to try it because of its location. The pasta dishes are made fresh and in the kitchen right in front of you. a must try place because once you start u will keep coming back. it can be a bit pricey so do beware if u can't afford this. wait staff is a bit inconsistent but overall good. one waiter even broke some dishes but the whole place starting cheering and clapping for her. that's how much locals love this place. to anyone who hates on this places and tries to compare it to chain restaurants u have no business rating anything!! olive garden may be good but its not authentic Italian food by any means!!!
Set in an old storefront building right off Mission & A Street this is a great place for Italian food when you want the feel of a SF restaurant but don't want to travel that far. Since they remodelled, they have a great bar and extra seating for larger groups. The pasta and italian dishes are very reasonable ($10 for most entrees). The pasta is great, service is good and atmosphere is really nice especially in the evening when the place glows. It used to be a Hayward secret but now it has become very popular so it gets very crowded on Fri. and Saturday evenings. If you are going after 6:30 PM, make a reservation so you don't have to wait too long.
I've been coming to Buon Appetito off and on since it's original size (the 1/3 where the kitchen is). The food has always been great, definitely not the americanized pasta-loaded Italian food. At first glance the portions look small for the price...but the food is far more satisfying than a chain restaurant. They use fresh ingredients, make their own sauces and pasta, and what a difference! You are pleasantly full, very satisfied.Cioppino about once a week. Desserts: Great tiramiso, but then I discovered their cappucino gelato creation -- it's to live for!
Had my birthday lunch there yesterday, and family all enjoyed.
Ever a bad dish? Hmm, I didn't like the seasoning of their braised lamb. But one dish in 15 years? Can ANYBODY match that?
First, this is Hayward, not exactly what comes to mind for Italian. Still this place reminds us of both the historical and the modern of Hayward. Situated across the way from a redeveloped contemporary shopping center with Jamba Juice and Cold Stone, this little getaway finds itself in one a more classic building, aged, worn and tattered. Park on the side in an unkempt lot and walk through the front door into a refreshing place. Reminiscent of a different time.
The place is comfortable, almost pristine, but not pretentious. A full bar, good wine selection, several seating areas that accommodate both the private and the larger groups. Perfect for a date or a family outing. Noise? Just the subtle white noise of conversations, not exceeding a level that forces competition to be heard. Hard to imagine a place like this in the middle of concrete pathways and commuter traffic.
The service is par, no beck and call, just enough to keep our glasses full and make sure that all is good with our food. Recommendations available, but it did seem a bit limited. However, with enough on the menu to please any palette, there was no real need to consult the help. Narrowing it down was difficult and we eventually gave in to a salad, an appetizer, a dinner special, one standard favorite and finally a dessert. Not to mention a nice Chardonnay and a dark Italian Brew.
The polenta was primo! Will be ordering that again on our next visit. Never before had we felt that service was ever too fast, but I have to say that this place borders on over efficiency. Would have liked a bit more time to enjoy our salad and polenta. But how do you knock a place for fast service.
We love Italian, and this place did not disappoint. The flavors are robust, so if you are looking for something a bit more subdued, this may not be your place.
Pasta dishes are good. Bread and sauce that comes with bread (although it looks like vomit) very good. The last time I was there, however, I had fish, which was not good at all. Should have stuck with the pasta, which is always tried and true! As one other reviewer commented, seating tends to be cramped, especially the tables along the left-hand wall of the restaurant.