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Buona Pizza & Dolce

Add:16 Yan'an Road

Tel:0571 8735 6975

Time:10am - 11pm

Credit Cards Accepted
English Service Available


When you want a birthday cake that will truly wow them, there’s no better place to go than Buona. They’re a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for in the form of imported recipes, ingredients and absolutely no melamine. From Tortina Pere Cioccolato (68RMB) to their huge Frutta Mista (358RMB) they’ve got a wide range of torte dolci to top with candles. Don’t let the outward appearance of this place fool you. It looks like an albino McDonald’s with vague Sino-Italian accents, but what they serve here is heads and shoulders above even our beloved Big Mac. And though we started off this review with raves about their desserts, the main draw is definitely its pizza. Served on a wheaty crust with only the necessary amount of sauce (some felt it a little dry), they focus on the toppings here with nice ham, pepperoni, a variety of vegetables, and of course the cheese.

We ordered a half meter wide Buona Pizza (168RMB). We figured that since it was their signature dish it had to be good. This pizza is enormous by Chinese and European standards. In the U.S. and Canada it’s known as a, “medium.” It hit the table with a huge thump and we couldn’t figure out how the three of us were going to finish it. Luckily, we had a total pig with us and he finished four slices alone. Us mere mortals had two slices a piece and were so stuffed that we could only eat a spoonful of the dessert said pig had ordered. Not only do they do pizza like their corporate counterpart in Italy, but they also serve up very cool drinks. Try their non-alcoholic Mojito for a starter and you’ll not be disappointed. If you don’t feel like talking to people you came with, “Mr. Bean,” plays on the flat screens. Apparently when Rowan Atkinson goes to Italy, he always pops into Buona for a bite to eat. English and Italian menus available.

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