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About Us

Buonarroti Ristorante is named after the most famous artist of the Italian Renaissance, Michelangelo Buonarroti. The 100-year-old brick interior, beautifully appointed with hand-painted murals and rotating local art, gives the restaurant an old-world feel.

Chef Daniel invites you to experience the taste, aroma and passion of his homeland right here in the heart of historic downtown Lincoln. Come enjoy an epicurean experience that has been years in the making. Chef Daniel embodies a passion for the culinary arts that can only be learned with time, patience and love. It is these qualities that influence his delightfully unique dishes, especially his famous red sauce and decadent desserts. 

Our menu features daily favorites and seasonal specials prepared from family recipes with fresh local ingredients. We use only the highest quality meats including organic chicken, grass-fed beef and fresh seafood. Additionally, we offer delicious options for our guests who prefer gluten-free, keto, vegan and vegetarian meals. We treasure the opportunity to bring a touch of Old Italy to our charming and quaint downtown Lincoln. Come in and see us – our family welcomes your family to Buonarroti’s!