Excellent restaurantThe service was amazing. The food was delicious. It was a tad dark and we sat next to the bar. There was a hockey game on and a couple of patrons were hooting and hollering which I found odd for the restaurant ambiance. Other than that, we will be sure to visit again (and to tell all our friends). Job well done!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant for a birthdayBruno's was an excellent choice for a recent birthday party. The location was perfect, on busy birch street. We were able to grab star bucks and macarons at Merely Sweets next door after dinner. The food tasted great, had good presentation, and the ambiance was upbeat but not too loud. I love restaurants that have dimmed lighting cause it helps set a nicer mood for relaxation! The waitress was also very helpful and plated our cupcakes with a candle for the birthday girl.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Eating Experience at Bruno'sWe have been eating here several times. My wife and I have never been disappointed .
Our Server Dee was great and very knowledgeable about their menu.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was my birthday. My friendsIt was my birthday. My friends asked me to pick a restaurant for dinner, I thought about Fish in the Bottle, but it was difficult to get their website, the phone rep gave wrong info each time I called. I figured the menu might be limiting. I met Dr. Betsy Berbos and husband for dinner in April and I thought the food was great, so I opted for your place and it was easy to make reservations on line and move on with my appointments. I knew the environment would be pleasing to everyone!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you want a drink at theIf you want a drink at the bar, make sure Patrick makes it! he is amazing!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite restaurant in BreaThis is not my first time at this restaurant and I still love it. We had the Carbonara and Pappardelle Bruno, they are both OUTSTANDING. The pasta is made on site and delicious. The Caramel Pudding dessert is so yummy. We always share, but, next time I want my own! I would have given this 5 stars, although, we wanted to sit outside. We did not realize when making the reservation we should have indicated outside seating. SO, when making a reservation through OpenTable, be sure to put under your special requests if you wish to eat outside, which I highly recommend. Not sure if that works, or if you need to call and request.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen several times nowWe have been quite a few times a have loved it each time. The squash blossom ravioli is to die for and so is the short rib pappardelle, the carpaccio and the arancini. Their martinis are yummy, too! I loved the limoncello one and the strawberry one. This restaurant was a great local find!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodGreat Italian Food. Seated promptly; served checked on our needs and assisted with selection; owner also walking around checking with tables to make sure all was good.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat cocktails, pasta wasGreat cocktails, pasta was fantastic, very nice salad...perfect evening.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian in OC?Bruno's has established a reputation for consistent and outstanding food and service in the short period of time it has been open. We dine her on a regular basis and it has always been great and the service fantastic.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMwhat a wonderful dining experience,what a wonderful dining experience,we sat for 2 and a half hours on mothers day.The service was perfect,we almost tried everything on menu.could not find a complaint on anything we ordered...Lemoncello the best i ever had.We will become regulars.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Mother's DayTook my 90 year old mother there for the first time - sat in the patio and she thoroughly enjoyed herself. She loved her meal and the attentipn given to her on a special and busy day. Micheala was a very gracious server.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday mealMy husband took me here for dinner on my birthday, and it was all great! The food and wine were perfect. We had the cheese platter for an appetizer, and then I had the ravioli, and he had the veal dish. No complaints at all. We both finished our plates. I got a free dessert, too, so I picked the caramel pudding because I had heard good things about it. It was delicious. I was so full that my husband ate 3/4 of it. The service was prompt and extremely friendly. I had a great time, and would definitely come here again.
Just a note, we had reservations, so we were seated right away, but it was a Wednesday night, and it looked like it was getting pretty busy. Definitely reserve, if you want to make sure you have a seat!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOut-of-towner and local very happyI am from Ohio and took my Brea girlfriend to Bruno's to celebrate our 3-month dating anniversary. I stopped by early to ask that they place a flower I had bought at our table for when we arrived for our reservation. We showed up and our hostess readily recognized me and had prepped exactly as I requested. Our server was very personable and each of her recommendations from the menu were superb. We couldn't have asked for a better overall experience.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit to Bruno'sWe had a great dinner followed by a great dessert. All three of us plan to return to try additional items on the menu.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSo good we keep coming back!!Dinner was great like always. Tonight was 2 appetizers and a shared entree. We had the mussels again (like always) but we spiced it up by ordering the beef carpaccio which was a great combination beef, arugula, capers and shaved parmesan cheese. For our entree the Branzino. It was fantastic and will be a new favorite. Thanks again!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBruno's Trattoria delivers!Our fourth trip with our teenagers. We have gone mostly on Saturday evenings and it does pay to reserve in advance; as this restaurant is quite popular.
The server Shawn was attentive and the food was well-prepared and quite tasty.
It is one of our favorite restaurants in the area.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was so lovely.Our server was so lovely. He had lots of energy and charisma and was very entertaining. I'm sorry I can't remember his name, but it began with 'K'. Ask him if he said "Cheers" to a British couple and that'll be the one! :)4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is surprisingly delicious.Food is surprisingly delicious. The fixed price menu is a steal.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Italian FoodThe food is terrific! Service is attentive but not distracting. This is our 5th time there and we find nothing to complain about. Hope it stays a great neighborhood place to eat.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent and serviceFood was excellent and service was good. Way too noisy. Won't go back for relaxing dinner.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service was outstandinThe food and service was outstanding! This was my first time there and will be back. I had the butternut squash ravioli and it was homemade and delicious!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a surprise! We foundWhat a surprise! We found Bruno's through open table and the reviews were positive. We were greated by the manager within a moment of being sat to simply welcome us. He asked if we've dined prior. When we said no, he took a moment to make us familiar with the menu and made a few recommendations.
Everything was amazing - simple yet packed menu. Awesome presentation and wonderful flavors.
Highly recommend!!!!!!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat waiter, David. GoodGreat waiter, David. Good service. Expensive menu for restaurant casual, drop in eating. Nice menu. Very nice food preparation.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOur all time favorite!Simply amazing!!! We've been there more often then not and written several reviews of our dinners there ~ all we can say is WE'LL BE BACK!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBravo for Brunothanks to opentable, yelp, and my friends' suggestions so i found this wonderful restaurant.
we go there to celebrate BIRTHDAY and it offers 3 course dinner (plus a drink--alcohol or non-alcohol) for $30 (each person)! it's a good adventure because we can try total of 6 different dishes and 2 different drinks!!
the food were good but not to be point of FANTASTIC ;p
but the server and the owner are VERY considerate and attentive so we had a good time!! >_<
oh, Brunos will give the birthday person a FREE DESSERT of their choice! ^^ hahaha...yum yum yum!! @_@
lastly, the wine list is pretty cool but....can not drink and drive so....hum....need to WAIT for LARGE group to be there so i can finally TASTE variety of wines! ;p3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food and great device!Delicious food and great device! Our server Roger was fantastic!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoy our dinners atAlways enjoy our dinners at Bruno's. The Bartenders are great.
Don (The Owner) has done a great job bringing his new restaurant to life.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff was awesome! ItThe staff was awesome! It was great chatting with the owner who we've met at his other restaurant, Cha Cha's a few doors. Everyone was very friendly which kept with the fun atmosphere. Will definitely be returning :)3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a reservations on SaturdayWe had a reservations on Saturday night and needed to move it 30 minutes; called and they were very accommodating. Service and food met our expectations in all respects. The mussels, as an appetizer were excellent. My wife had the short rib pasta and enjoyed it thoroughly. I have the fish soup/stew, which was wonderfully seasoned. Great atmosphere, a cool and hip restaurant. We live in Tustin, but will return when we are in the area again.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been here twice andHave been here twice and was very satisfied both times. The risotto ball appetizer was a perfect start. Loved the lasagna the first time and came back for the flat iron steak w/ polenta. So good both visits. Even thought the meal was so delicious and filling, I had to get the desserts both times. My group of 4 got desserts to share. We tried the tiramisu, almond cake w/ peaches and ice cream, and had 2 of the Carmel/choc ganache & whip. All the dessert were very enjoyable howerver the pudding was amazing! It's flavors are perfect and not too rich. Both visit I have received wonderful service. Servers were very kind and knowledgeable. Will definitely be visiting again.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst, the service was excellent.First, the service was excellent. Our waitress was attentive, helpful and kind.
Love the three course meal option, free wine and ambiance. Yummy bread basket...
Disappointed by the quality of pasta for an Italian restaurant. Dessert and appetizers were yummy.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe location where Bruno'sThe location where Bruno's sits has been a revolving door for restaurants, but for the first time I am hoping that this one is able to stick around. Prices are reasonable, especially given the quality of the food. I like the ambiance of the restaurant because outdoor patio opens up into Downtown Brea; a large sliding wall/window to the patio opens up the inside of the restaurant making it seem more spacious and open. Smaller bar area, so may not be best bar to hang out at all night, but a good place to stop in and have a drink.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AM