For Nearly 40 years, Buona Gente has been serving authentic Italian dishes in the heart of Belmont Shore.
Lito & Bukurije. The lovely new owners of Buona Gente restaurant, came from two small countries in Europe; Lito is from Montenegro and Bukurije is from Kosovo. They both grew up back home where their lifestyle was not so easy back then. Now, everyone's dream to have a better life has lead them to a path of success. Lito came to the United States in 1985 at the age of 18 and worked his way up thru hard work and dedication to get to where he is today a very successful businessman. Bukurije left her country with her family as refugees at the age of 18 during the war in Kosovo in 1998, and went to Montenegro where they happen to meet Lito's family who helped them and accommodated them with a safe place to stay. That is where Lito and Bukurije's story begins. Bukurije moved to US to be with Lito in 1999, they got married and they have 3 beautiful children. Having a very successful business already, they decided to buy this jewel of a restaurant in Belmont Shore - Buona Gente, where they are very happy to be a part of, and to engage with the community of Long Beach. It's a great new experience for them. So with this new adventure let's wish them good luck on their business and let's visit and have you see for yourselves what kind of "Buona Gente"(Good People) they really are!
"The new owners are amazing; they make each guest feel like family. Their food is incredible from linguini n clams to their lightly breaded calamari and of course the pizza! This is a place to become a regular! ❤️❤️❤️❤️"
"Fabulous little place. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly without being overly pushy. The food was amazing! Had the pasta al pesto. It was so delicious I don't know when I'll ever get around to trying anything else there. If you are looking for an excellent Italian place in the Belmont Shore area, this is it!"
Monday.....11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday.....11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday.....11 am - 10 pm
Thursday.....11 am - 10 pm
Friday.....11 am - 11 pm
Saturday.....11 am - 11 pm
Sunday.....11 am - 11 pm
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5205 E 2nd St
Long Beach, CA 90803
Call us please: (562) 438-8763