Located just minutes away from gay Wilton Manors’ Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa is Bona Cafe Italian Restaurant. I recently visited Bona Cafe for lunch and I have to say, I wasn’t all that impressed.
I ordered the house salad with house dressing and bowl of minestrone soup. This restaurant prides themselves on their homemade cooking so I was super excited to try everything out. I will tell you, I didn’t want to eat too heavy since it was lunch but they have all of your basic Italian dishes and many dishes that would suit the dietary needs of a vegetarian (myself included).
The salad was JUST okay. It had iceberg lettuce, a few tomato slices, onion and one cucumber slice (yes I said one). The soup was mediocre at best. It came out kind of warm, even though the bowl was super hot and it was steaming. Lesson here: Stop microwaving your soup.
With a diet coke my bill came to $12.35. Overall, I wouldn’t rush back to eat here again. If a friend of mine suggested we eat here I wouldn’t put up a fight, but it definitely wouldn’t be my first choice. I think for a day where you’re looking to have a quality lunch of soup and a salad you’re better off going to Humpy’s Pizza down the road and trying some of their homemade gaspacho. MMMMmmmmmmm.