Ristorante Buonanotte celebrated its 26th anniversary with a lavish party showcasing delicious food and tasty champagne. Having been to Ristorante Buonanotte 10 years ago for the first time, at the tender age of 18, and then countless times after that, I noticed something different. It felt the same, but it didn’t look the same. After a few renovations, Ristorante Buonanotte is still the Italian supper club we all know and lBest Super club in Montrealove, but it is aesthetically different. All this, to bring to life a new concept and a new and improved experience: a new era.
Customers will notice the big Buonanotte sign that is usually seen outdoors, mounted at the back of the restaurant where one of their bars used to be. Instead, enjoy drinks and cocktails at their new, longer and more spacious bar. The night included some of the restaurant’s newest menu items. These bits and bites were delicious. From lamb chops, to eggplant parmesan that looked like a twist on the typical poutine, to raw tuna and oysters. Everything about the welcoming of this new era was perfect, including the music by the one and only Fafa Khan.
Massimo Lecas, owner and partner of Ristorante Buonanotte explains what these changes mean to him and the team. “It’s a massive transformation. We wanted to reveal our new look with our anniversary. We thought it was time for a change and wanted new customers along with the old to come and enjoy what we love and what we built,” Lecas says.
With a hint of nostalgia while dancing to some old hip-hop beats, Buonanotte’s New Era is definitely pleasing to the palette and to the eyes. After 26 years this timeless supper club continues to be a staple on St-Laurent boulevard.