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Meet the Owner: Neil Russo, Buona Sera

Buona Sera is located at 88 East Main Street in Smithtown.

There are many places to grab a slice of pizza, but where could you choose from 32 different specialty slices? One place you could experience this is Buona Sera, and if you dine at the restaurant frequently you'e most likely been served by one of the owners, Neil Russo.

Smithtown Patch met with Russo to discuss his roles as a business owner, how Smithtown has treated him and more. Here's your chance to meet Russo.

Lauren & Ron January 18, 2013 at 12:25 PM
We love BS. And Neil
Jennifer January 18, 2013 at 12:59 PM
Love this place! Always a warm and welcome greeting from the counter staff or the hostess as soon as I walk in-- whether getting food up front or having dinner. They have a great staff. We have a lot of choices in the area for pizza and Italian food--I always choose BS--I am happy to give them my business. They appreciate it!
Chris January 18, 2013 at 01:01 PM
The BEST place for catering in Smithtown. I cater from them every Christmas Eve and I am never disappointed. My guests rave about the food. Neil is so nice to deal with, too. I can't say enough about this place!
Ken Heard January 18, 2013 at 06:07 PM
This is not "a" mom and pop pizza joint. It is THE pizza establishment for all of Smithtown.. Your mouth begins to drool at the very mention of any of their original pies (especially " Grandma's pizza" ). Perfection's idea of perfection !
marguerite zangrillo January 18, 2013 at 06:20 PM
My husband I dine at Buona Sera two times a week. The menu for Past night offers a large selection, and we look forward to their delicious specials on the weekend. Everyone is courteous and friendly and it is one of our favorite restaurants.
Joe C. January 18, 2013 at 08:51 PM
Best wishes Neil on your new venture! Always a pleasure dinning at Buona Sera where the food is magnificent and the service outstanding ! Joe C.
Mary Smith January 18, 2013 at 09:11 PM
Not only is the food delicious, but they are very generous with donations to our community's schools and charities.
lovly1 January 19, 2013 at 01:02 AM
Bad attitude from many of the workers. I don't know what people are talking about. ..I have yet to see smiles on these people's faces.. accept for one guy.
lovly1 January 19, 2013 at 01:02 AM
Food is ok though
Barbara Striegel January 19, 2013 at 08:24 PM
One of my favorites..People are always up and friendly and super efficient. Great business and wonderful food.
Yurmama January 20, 2013 at 03:09 PM
Guy looks like a creep! I wouldn't eat there just based on the owners appearance
Ms January 24, 2013 at 02:44 AM
Yurmama.... Don't judge a book by the cover! It's 2013 and if people were all prejudice and discriminate based on appearance like you there's no hope!

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