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“the good and the bad”
Review of BuonVento

BuonVento
Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Marpissa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: View, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: BuonVento is located on the east coast of Paros on a hill overlooking the bay of Mesada very close to the port of Piso Livadi and Chrisi Akti beach.The idea behind the project of two italian entrepreneurs with the passion for cooking and hospitality, Massimiliano Ruocco and Gianluca Maggiulli together with greek businessman and musician Panos Stamboglis, is made of simple cooking and well defined tastes. “Fantasy is not the correct term to describe my dishes”, says Massimiliano Ruocco. “Imagination is the correct term”.An imagination rooted in Massimiliano’s father's family, native of Ravello on the Amalfi coast of Italy.The basic ingredients for a simple yet imaginative cuisine are all there, endless possible combinations and the wind…the good, warm engaging wind of the Cyclades is the melting element. “The restaurant chose its name on his own” says Gianluca, passionate about hospitality but also fond of sailing and windsurfing, “Massimiliano absentmindedly at some point, told me that his father, "Vento” Bonaventura, his friend and confidant, has always encouraged him to follow his passion and imagination and the seal was automatic!"BuonVento" will be the name!”Neapolitan cuisine, organic ingredients primarily of Paros, some Italian top quality products, Cycladic tradition and Greek/Italian hospitality.
princeton, nj
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“the good and the bad”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

had dinner here for the second time. in both cases we had the same thoughts. First the bad, the service despite the very personable owners and staff is not great and ultimately ruins the dining experience. There is not enough wait staff and what staff there is in not well coordinated between themselves and the kitchen. the end result despite the beautiful setting and good food is that one leaves feeling very frustrated. Given the peak season has not yet occurred it would be a very good idea id the restaurant hires people very very quickly.

The good include the beautiful view and the good food. The strengths are the pastas, vegetable and fish dishes. The meat dishes we had so far have been mediocre including the Trio Neapolitano and a scallopini last night. Also a highlight is the fired pizza. THe wine list is very satisfactory. Desserts are varied. The Baba was wonderful the first time but not so good the second. I hope the restaurant irons put the service issues. It is a nice addition to this side of the island where alternative dining choices are limited.

  • Visited July 2014
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BuonVentoParos, Proprietario at BuonVento, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Dear two times customer,
we are really sorry and apologize for the poor service you received and would have loved to have spoken directly about that in order to fix it at the moment.
I understand sometimes having to wait can become annoying and frustrating, we are a brand new business as you know very well and we are organizing our kitchen and our service on the go so some delays might be possible. Our italian kitchen is defined slow food so... who comes at BuonVento and reads the menu knows we are not a food factory that feeds fast meals to someone who's in a hurry, our customers have an amazing place to stay, good music to relax and should come to enjoy that. For what concerns your opinion on our meat dishes we use the best Paros meat, (meat from Paros is considered the best in Greece) so the problem should be the way of preparing it, old neapolitan recipes cannot be liked by everybody, why next time don't you try our fish? Give us a third chance!
Best regards!
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Athens, Greece
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“Best Italian on the Island”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We had dinner one night in BuonVento. We decided to try it based on the recommendations on TripAdvisor. To be frank it is in the middle of nowhere and you definitely need a vehicle to get there. It has a great sea view a little up high on the hill. Amazing Italian food. Fresh pasta and very different starters. The prices were reasonable versus the quality of the food and the pasta prices were very good. We did not try the pizza but I am sure it was as good as the pasta. It seemed like a famous and preferred place because we went without a reservation and there were quite a few reserved tables. I definitely recommend it if you want a break from the Greek tavernas.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Awful service!!!”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

The food was good but not something special. The main dishes came without accompaniments. The service was TOO slow and uninterested!!!

  • Visited July 2014
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BuonVentoParos, Proprietario at BuonVento, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Dear Andromahi,
we would like to have you as a customer for the first time and we hope your business will go well for this season.
We hope to be able to come to see you as soon as possible and wish you all the best in order to rent finally your restaurant.
Best regards!
BuonVento
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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“Very nice italian dishes with beautiful view”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

This new italian restaurant is THE recommendation for this summer! Fantastic food, every single plate was soo delicious! I never had such a good home made lasagne! Belissimo!! And the view towards Naxos is breathtaking!! Must see!

Visited July 2014
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Factoryville, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
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“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We discovered BuonVento by chance and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our three-week trip to Greece. It is a little difficult to find but certainly worth it--perhaps the best Italian food we have ever had anywhere! Everything was wonderful but it was the gnocchi that stood out (in preparation for two days). Great chef, great staff, attentive and generous. The view over the sea is spectacular, and a bonus is the little old fashioned farm house next door which we were given a tour of like a museum of life in rural Paros in an earlier era.

  • Visited June 2014
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