Best Known For

Twice-cooked duck breast, spelt, root vegetables, cardamon and orange jus.

About Buono Restaurant & Bar

There’s a slice of Chef’s heart on every plate served at Buono Restaurant & Bar on Como Parade West in Parkdale. Oozing European charm from the cool green colour palette to black and white images of the Colosseum on the walls; take a seat at elegant dark wood table settings to indulge in a meal to remember. Say buon appetito to entrées like char-grilled octopus, Italian pork sausage and chickpea purée; before tantalising pasta dishes such as housemade busiati, osso bucco ragu, bone marrow, pangrattato and Grana Padano. Perhaps Wagyu rump entices, with truffled mash, sweet and sour onion and Nero D’Avola reduction; or fish of the day, with steamed seasonal vegetables and French fries, washed down with a glass of Australian white wine. Those dining in groups are catered for with a set menu.

Location & Map

198 Como Parade West, Parkdale 3195 VIC - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  5:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Tue  5:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Wed  5:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Thu  5:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Sat  12:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 10:00:PM

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Member Reviews (16)


Food first class and served on time. Great Staff
No surprises here, food and drinks as you would expect from a business with 5 star reviews. Pleasant atmosphere will be back again in the near future.


A great win for Parkdale Village
While Buono is pleased & certainly well deserved for their wine selection award their food is absolutely sensational & a breath of fresh air to this area of Bayside Melbourne which is pretty much void of eateries. The food is scrumptious & the staff are fabulous, can’t wait to return.


Excellent Food and Hospitality
The age in our group ranged from 16 to 64 years and we all came to the same conclusion; Excellent. Every course was delicious and the presentation was spot on, the timing of courses was perfect, and the front of house staff made the dining experience thoroughly enjoyable. Excellent wine list (great wine knowledge) and the house cocktails are superb. We would all dine at Buono again without hesitation. Definitely on my 'must return' list. A great dining experience.


Unbelievably Good
Pretty hard to find too much more than a Chicken Schnitzel or an overly tomatoey curry in Melbourne Bayside but Buono is the exception. These guys have proven by the full house that diners will seek out great food. We pretty much tried the whole menu & each dish was an absolute treat. Beautiful wine selection & lovely service, can’t wait to find an excuse to go back.


Fantastic food, fantastic service, our new fave restaurant, and its local.


Best Italian Restaurant in Melbourne


Genuine, tasty, unique! Love it


Buono and Buonissimo!!
Do yourself a favor and visit this lovely restaurant in Parkdale. The staff truly cares about your experience. The food is absolutely amazing – everything I tasted was delicious!! Absolutely the best calamari with squid ink mayonnaise I had.
Highly recommend!


Authentic and delicious Italian food
Excellent food, excellent service. Authentic and unique. Buonissimo!


Buono is a hidden gem in Melbourne area that deserves to be known. All the staff and the owners are nice, kind, always smiling and you feel at home easily, but with elegance. All the ingredients are first quality and you can feel like in heaven after every bite, from the entrée to the dessert. I really recommend to go often to have the chance to try the delicious specials of the week. The cocktails and the wines are carefully created and selected as well. Go there if you want to feel like in Italy for one night.


The Italian cuisine at its best
I really had a great moment at Buono thanks to amazing meal and a really good floor staff
Advices are really pertinent and the food is really amazing. Even if you choose a classic meal, it will always be surprising




Terrific service of interesting food, sourced locally and cooked with love


A local gem ?? A gorgeous slice of Italia in Parkdale!!
Delicious, authentic Italian food, delivered by people who know & love the cuisine, and served faultlessly with ‘ottimo stile’ ??


Modern and fabulous food
This italian place is so far one of the best that I have ever been in Melbourne. Exceptional customer service, delicious food rich in flavour, great selection of drinks and cocktails. Its worth the 40km that I drive to seat and enjoy a dinner with friends!!