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Buono's Authentic Pizzeria

250 W. Ocean Blvd. (Pacific Ave.) Send to Phone
Pizza and generous portions of Italian cuisine at this cozy little downtown Long Beach venue.


Lunch & Dinner daily

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Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Buono's Authentic Pizzeria Restaurant Review

: Tucked into the southwest corner of downtown Long Beach and secluded from the area’s tourist and business bustle, this humble little eatery serves up solace in addition to comforting Italian cuisine. You won’t find red gingham tablecloths, but you will find brick walls and colorful booths to provide a sense of familiar coziness. You’ll also encounter heaps of generously portioned pasta classics like linguini and clams, stuffed cannelloni or baked lasagna. Pizzas come sufficiently loaded with a wide host of toppings, ranging from usual suspects like pepperoni, sausage and mushrooms to surprisingly kicked-up options like goat cheese, artichoke and pine nuts. Those who want to deviate from the pasta and pizza route can sink their teeth into a simple starter like mozzarella sticks or a hot sandwich stuffed with meatballs or pastrami. The weekday all-you-can-eat lunch buffet special provides great value for hungry visitors. Multiple locations.

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