August 20, 2016



Dear Loyal Customers, Friends and Business Partners:

It is with a heavy heart that after almost 7 years of great food, delicious wine, wonderful people, fun times, hard work, ups and downs, (and a few Hokey Pokeys thrown into the mix), Café Buono owners Ray and Monica have decided it’s time to move on to the next life adventure. After years of hard work  it is time focus on retirement, family and our health. This has been a very difficult and emotional decision and we are so sad to say goodbye, but family & health have its priorities.

Café Buono gave us all a place to feel at home. It was the site of first dates, marriage proposals, graduation celebrations, wedding rehearsal dinners, children growing up, epic parties, great music and entertainment and many other completely routine and sometimes totally extraordinary moments. Café Buono was the friend you knew would be there when you needed them. Café Buo  no was comforting. Café Buono was a welcoming smiling face. Café Buono was home.

Café Buono is greater than the sum of its parts. To make a list of the regular customers would be an inspiring book. Thank you to all of our customers. We loved taking care of you, and thank you for taking care of us too. The spirit of Cafe Buono is something we all can keep alive by maintaining the connections of the people we met and grew to love there. There are no words that clearly express the love and gratitude we feel for our staff that worked so hard to keep the vision alive. Restaurant work is not easy. It takes commitment, thick skin, and a really good sense of humor. It is so rare to find such a dedicated, hardworking, and friendly staff anywhere. We became a family. We took care of each other. We are so grateful for the love and tremendous efforts by our amazing staff. We wish everyone the best of luck in whatever path they chose in their future and look forward to lifelong friendships with you.

Deep gratitude and credit goes to Milton, our Chef, for creating and developing a vision that supported ours and many other families while serving up delicious plates of Italian American Comfort food. The flavors you created made all of our taste buds dance. Thank you Milton for the heart, body and soul you poured into Café Buono

This corner of Bristol has something special – warm and welcoming neighbors, support for individuality, a comfortable place to nurture ones dreams, dedicated small business owners and a safe neighborhood for families to grow. It has truly been an honor to live and serve here. We sincerely hope the strong sense of community in Bristol continues and thrives forever.

Café Buono last day will be Thursday September 8th.  Stop bye and say farewell and enjoy a few songs with Bruono Cerati. We will be serving a limited menu that evening.  Please note we will not be open September 2-thrugh the  7th.

Thank you for 7 wonderful years Greater Bristol, we will miss you tremendously.

Thank you All

Ray & Monica Kowalski