Typical old school Italian.
Typical old school Italian. Traditional dishes. Nothing fancy, but well executed. Ccalamari appetizer which was solid. Standard dinner salad was fabulous. Carbonara was very tasty but a bit heavy. Companion enjoyed her chicken picatta. Dessert was chocolate -- serious chocolate. Restaurant is on major throughfare in a building that is unimpressive. Owners have done what they can to dress it up. Restaurant was not crowded (Tuesday night) and was very, very quiet. Don't know what would happen if place was full. Piano (style unknown)but not on Tues. night. Would not drive across the Bay to dine here, but if you are in the neighborhood this substantially above average. If I lived in Concord/Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek, I would go back.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was great food and enjoyable
It was great food and enjoyable evening with friends. Will go again.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The shrimp and scallop special
The shrimp and scallop special was absolutely delicious. I will return again as the menue had many choices that looked good and if they are prepared, presented and taste as good as the shrimp and scallop special I may turn into a regular.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very friendly servers..food
Very friendly servers..food was tasty and attractive appearance..spinach salad soaked with dressing, on the side would have been nicer.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
1st time at restaurant for a early mother's day,small looking from outside but once in the door WOW it is a large place ,the food was great,staff wonderful.
could not ask for more.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for special occasions
We had a party of 10 and Bravo Bistro arranged a special place for us so we weren't in the middle of the main floor. It was private and cozy. We asked if they could turn down the music and they were very accommodating. We had two youn kids in our party and they were able to serve the kids first. The service was fast and the food was amazing.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Diamond in the Rough
I'm not sure I would have chosen this restaurant if I had just driven by as it does not have the best location for being noticed. My first visit, for lunch was due to an invitation. I so enjoyed it that a week later I took my family back to celebrate my son's birthday. The food is EXCELLENT, service was STELLAR and we decided it was our new favorite. During both visits, (weekday lunch and weekday dinner) there were only a few tables with other diners, THIS RESTAURANT NEEDS SUPPORT --- MUST GO!!!
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Excellent Service
From the moment we walked in we were treated as welcomed guests, from the manager to the bus help, everyone was friendly and attentive. The food was excellent with attention to detail in their presentation. We will definitely go back.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were great.
Food and service were great. We had a small area in the rear for a special birthday celebration.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always Bravo Bistro did not disappoint. We went to celebrate our anniversary and they helped to make it an even more special occasion for us. Thank you
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bravo to Bravo Bistro
This restaurant is a find. Food was absolutely delicious and the ambiance was just perfect. Our server Stephanie was vibrant and friemdly and the piano player inspired us to get up and dance. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Bravo, and when we are back in the area, this great spot will be part of our experience.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was perfect
Went there for the first time for brunch on Fathers Day, I had never heard of it prior to that. The food and service were both excellent. I will definitely be going back.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Hidden Treasure
We had an exceptional experience at Bravo Bistro. We were celebrating my father's 80th birthday and everything was perfect. The food was delicious from the appetizers, the creamy Caesar salad to their main dishes and scrumptious desserts. The service was excellent and all the staff were very attentive. Having the piano player added to the ambiance. He played some beautiful dinner music. The interior is not what you expect when you see the restaurant from the street. It is quiet, intimate and romantic...perfect place for a romantic dinner. I highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely go back.
Grace from Simi Valley
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A must try
We went based upon internet reviews and were not disappointed. Bravo Bistro is now on of our list of must go to restaurants.
Great food and service.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
"Bravo" for Bravo Bistro
My husband and I came here looking for something close to Diablo Valley College, as we were going to a performance there that evening. We expected a pleasant dinner, and had an amazing dinner. The food for both of us was exquisite! My husband had the osso buco, and I had the evening special of scampi - (prawns and scallops) - served with crab risotto. We shared a heirloom tomato salad with mozzarella cheese, anchovie, and basalmic dressing with mixed baby greens - also amazing. We were so impressed that we had dessert as well, I had tiramisu, my favorite, and my husband had a chocolate dessert recommended by our waiter Gibran, who is also the manager. He clearly loves his work, and is very proud of the restaurant and food served. A gem!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxing Sunday Supper
Start to finish -- a perfect meal with special friends made all the more enjoyable by a friendly, outstanding waitress.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The "Bravo Dip" was so good. Fresh warm bread with room temp butter..so important to have those two served at the right temp. We ordered the beef carpaccio but they were out so we ordered the salmon carpaccio instead, yummy. We also ordered the calamari with dipping sauces. My husband had the day's special seafood paella it was not as good as he's had at other restaurants. He won't be ordering it again. He'll order lamb shank next time. I had the special crab ravioli. It was awesome! My daughter had the pork loin. It was good but she will order something else next time. We also had dessert. You can't go wrong with them. We all tried each others dessert and all of them were excellent! We will go back as soon as we can. We had a great time!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'll be back soon
Great food and lovely wait staff. We will definitely be back again! The "pollo risotto" was amazing. The calamari appetizer is a must try and the desserts are just as delish!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Deal for your $$$
Really enjoyed excellent food and service. Wonderful music - paino player.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious and service
Food was delicious and service outstanding! We loved both entrees. Our waitress and busser were exceptional. I love the bread that comes with the meal, a great quality and much better then you usually get. The live piano player was enjoyable addition. I'd reccomend making your reservation now and I hope we can get back there very soon!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great with a caution
Don't get seated in the end of upper area because the dishwasher is very loud and your stuck with constant noise. Other than that, great place great food good time.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mi esposo y yo estuvimos por nuestro aniversario y la persona que nos atendio fue super agradable y nos hizo sentir muy comfortables , su nombre es William , gracias por tus atenciones .
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ploace with fine food
We really had a wonderful meal...great service and enjoyed the outstanding paino mjusic...in fact did some dancing. A wonderful night.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been here several times and found the food to be well prepared and delicious. It can be quite loud on the weekends, so we limit our dining to weekdays. Very accommodating as to seating. Loved the piano.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian restaurant
Our second visit; love the food and friendly service. Inside decor is a nice surprise considering the location. Food is served in just the right quantity so you are not uncomfortable when you leave but we felt we got our money's worth.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice piano background music
Nice piano background music on the weekend evenings adds to delicious food and excellent service.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. We had a family get together dinner for 5. We all enjoyed the piano playing and the friendliness of the staff.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Thanksgiving Event
This was a perfect choice for white table cloths, a piano player and omelette maker. Plenty of kids were there, so I didn't feel awkward with my 2 year old grandson. The service was excellent and the food was great.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM