Don't let the run-down strip
Don't let the run-down strip mall location stop you for coming to this nice little place. Bruno's defines the true neighborhood gem--tucked away and appreciated by those lucky people who know and appreciate it. While Bruno's is very low key, they serve up first rate "home cooked" Italian classics. We tried the osso bucco and ciopppino and were very pleased with the quality; serving sizes were not too small and not too large--just right. Service was pleasant, informed, and patient. While the decorating is stale and dated, the food and service are really want you want, and you will be pleased that you took a chance on this out of the way gem.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Try this favorite spot of mine
This year's 52.80 event brought a friend and I(again) to Buno's. We selected the red snapper which another friend had recommended. It was succulent! I do want to return when they have the pork shank in a wine sauce on the menu. I don't think I could ever have enough of that. I like the open spaciousness and light from translucent windows, which are enhanced by large circles of clear glass. The music was mostly operas I enjoy and wasn't too loud. A lovely evening.
2/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian restaurant.
This is a GREAT Italian restaurant. The food is good and the owner/chef always comes out to great us.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect place for Italian food
It’s simple, if you want quality Italian food you drive over to Bruno’s. The food is paradise for your taste buds. The service was excellent and prices are affordable.
The daily specials are fantastic and I recommend the mixed seafood with pasta, one of the best specials.
I will be going back whenever I’m in the mood for Italian.
4/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a special dinner for six, meeting the new in-laws for the first time, and wanted it to be just right. Bruno's did not disappoint! The food was excellent -- I had pork shank and my wife had a chicken/pasta dish, both well prepared. We had some Chianti. Suggestions to Brunos: One very small dish of olive oil is inadequate for a party of six. I asked twice for some more, did not come until the third ask to another waiter.
4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bruno's was a bit hard to
Bruno's was a bit hard to find, hidden in the back of a non-descript strip center, but it was well worth the search. The food was excellent, especially the Chicken Marsala...to die for! The portions are VERY generous and we took at least a full meal home too! Don't miss this neighborhood gem where the owner personally greets you and checks in frequently to make sure everything is to your liking!
4/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian in Denver
Bruno's is our favorite Italian restaurant in the Denver area. The staff is always attentive and helpful, and very appreciative that you are there. Everything I have had on the menu is fantastic. You HAVE to start with the Italian Margarita. We can't pass up the mozzarella appetizer. I had the Chilean Seabass special on this visit, and it was incredible. Beautiful white fish, seared perfectly and flavorfully. We look for reasons to dine out at Bruno's!
4/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
we had a very nice dinner
we had a very nice dinner the food was great and the wine to service was very good and it was very nice for the whole family
4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This may be the best Italian
This may be the best Italian food I've found in Denver...for that matter some of the best Italian foodie ever had!
4/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
When looking from the outside, this place is in an old strip mall, but don't turn around. This place is wonderful. The food is great and the staff is very friendly.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was very good. It seemed like they were a little short handed. Our waiter was running!Once he noticed that we had not been waited on yet. He rushed over and apologized for the wait,And he was very attentive. Beyond that everything was very good.
We were glad to see them participate in "Dinig Out".
We will return, And recommend this restaurant.
4/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
we had an antipasto for 3 plus a nice bottle of chardonnay plus entree and coffee and found the price to be reasonable. We had the veal parmesan and a chicken dish. We made substitutions that were allowed cheerfully. Everything was very very good and we enjoyed th dinner and the service. We recommended it to our friends and they reported a similar experience. We now have a go to neighborhood restaurant with first class food.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food as well as service
Great food as well as service everyone was amazing and went out of their way to accommodate our entire party.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious and enough for a second meal! We had salmon and eggplant parmiagiana which each came with a good salad and the Italian bread served with a tasty olive, garlic and olive oil combination for dipping. The service was just right and the atmosphere comfortable and pleasant.
5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grest neighborhood spot
We found this by place by online reviews and were sceptical of it when we arrived based on the shopping center location. But the food was very good, traditional Italian, the wine was really well priced, and we felt like locals who were in the know about a great little unassuming neighborhood spot.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dependable and Reasonable
Bruno's is located some distance from our house, so we don't get to go there often. But, when we do, we always enjoy it. The meals are authentic Italian, delicious and reasonably priced. The service is consistently good and the ambience is friendly, relaxed and customer oriented. I had ziti and my wife had fettuccini alfredo. Both were very good, especially the alfredo. We started by sharing a caprese rollatini, which was delicious. We had gelato for desert and it too was very good. One of the things that impresses me most about Bruno's is the wine list: while it's not large, it's quite adequate - and the price/quality ratio is excellent. I highly recommend Bruno's for a relaxed, authentic Italian meal.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A stand out!
Tucked away in a group of shops off Evans and Monaco is a great neighborhood gem of an Italian restaurant that is equally suitable for a weeknight dinner or for a special occasion. The food and service are great and the ambience is relaxing with white table linens, candles and beautiful water color paintings on the walls. I took some friends there for a special thank you night out. They said they would definitely return.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten at Bruno's many times and are never disappointed. It is a wonderful neighborhood gem.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bruno's did not disappoint - our food was well seasoned and prepared beautifully. I hope all the construction does not discourage diners from trying this great find. We will come back.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The right choice
This worked well as a way to get a good meal without spending a fortune. The shopping center is in the middle of renovations but inside everything was good--good service, good food and we could talk easily.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always very good at Bruno's with choices for everyone. If you have not tried the fried artichokes, do not miss them
for they are a treat. We have never had a bad meal or poor service. A wonderful neighborhood restaurant where everyone works
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A favorite survives reconstruction
We love Brunos and live nearby. The shopping center has been going downhill since King Soopers left. They are opening a new neighborhood WalMart store now. The center owner had Brunos and all other businesses barricaded under scaffolding for at least 6 weeks to rebuild the exterior. Slowest project i have ever seen. Amazing that this little place survived.
We were pleased to find the same good Italian food and the owner coming out to greet us and to talk. He later came out to see how we liked our meals.
The veal dishes are exceptional. One person had mussels and loves them. Everything was right on the mark and prices are very fair for the quality of food.
It has an excellent neighborhood feel and we hope he can survive and thrive here.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been here many times and have never had a bad meal. Good food and drinks. Nick (owner) is always there and very pleasant.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
While in the neighborhood
Always good to walk into Bruno's, see the owner taking care of his house. He may be waiting a table or two, cleaning off some tables or making sure his staff is not over taxed. I have always been a fan of the shrimp/scallops combo but rarely get it. Why you ask? Because the specials are always so good. Last Saturday the two specials were Sea Bass in scampi sauce and a chicken/sausage combo with penne and vodka sauce. As I told the owner, w can't lose on this, so my wife and I each had one and as we always do, share with each other. What a good sized, flavorful fish she had and the penne was cooked perfectly. The owner guaranteed we would like the lemon cake and he was spot on. We's be back soon!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice selection of Italian
Nice selection of Italian favorites. Excellent service. The owner was present making sure that everything was as it should be. I had the Veal Marsala and my friend had Raviolis. Both were very good, I can't wait to go back to try some of the other selections. I would recommend this spot to friends and family, it's a neat find.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Easy and Relaxing
I have been twice over the past few months and plan to go back. Great for a family dinner. Prompt good service and lovely food. Nice prices as well.
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food is always great and
The food is always great and you get plenty of it. Our waitress, Jessica, was very good and her "in-training" Jessica, was also good and they were both friendly and helpful.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The strip mall facelift helped!
We had a delightful dinner and are glad to have Bruno's "back" in the neighborhood. They weren't closed, but the construction in the area was not our favorite thing - it all looks great now and will be a regular dining stop for me.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We've been dining at Bruno's for many years and have always been pleasantly satisfied with every aspect of our experience. Always feel warmly welcomed, appreciate the great service, and enjoy our meals. Appetizers are great, entrees delicious and the atmosphere is cozy. Bruno's has demonstrated great staying power in light of everything it has endured over the years - from economic downturns to shopping center construction. We encourage everyone to try Bruno's if they have not yet done so and for those that haven't been there in a while GO BACK and for those, like us, who go from time to time, go MORE OFTEN! It's a neighborhood treasure!!!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A quiet dinner with friends
Bruno's is a great place for a casual evening with friends. The food is reliably good, and sometimes excellent. The tomato broth in a recent ciopino was notably fresh and rich tasting, and the breads were warm and yeasty. Bruno's has become our go-to neighborhood restaurant.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM