There are buffets on two nights. Friday night is the fabulous Starlight Gala not to be missed best ham I ever ate and Tuesday night is the Beach Party buffet oh those ox tails taste like the best, richest beef stew you ever ate. All the restaurants you order from a menu for dinner.
Hey Amy - we were there in January, and I never saw a buffet at Palazzina at night (just breakfast and lunch). We ordered off the menu. The area inside where the buffet is for breakfast and lunch was not set up for dinner. I know there have been changes to their menu, but I didn't think this included a buffet at dinner.
The only dinner buffets are Tuesday (beach party) and Friday (Starlight Gala) evenings (unless something has changed since January). If you are just looking for the ease of a buffet, and are not looking for a sit down dinner, you can always order room service.
Thanks for the update BobandJudy! We were there in 2008 and they had both buffet and menu options. But this was also before they began changing/rotating their menus. I agree though, the best "buffet" option is room service on your own balcony!