Bravo! Restaurant and Cafe

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$30 and under
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Italian
Bravo! specializes in fresh, Tuscan inspired cuisine prepared by award winning chef/owner Shawn Hagen. Guests are welcomed to our comfortable fine dining atmosphere by maitre d'/owner Terry Hagen and the exceptional service staff. Since its opening in 1987, Bravo! has been recognized for its unique food, comprehensive wine list, private dining offerings, handcrafted beer and personalized service.
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EW
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal!

AK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday Brunch was very tasty. We were seated under a fan which made it chilly and in turn our food turned cold very fast. Other than that, it was a very pleasant meal. Enjoyed the selection of food and complimentary Mimosa! The desserts were just so so.

RA
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were disappointed with the quality of food and service on Saturday at Bravo. Our server was very slow to greet us. He was polite but it appears he was serving most of the room. The food is not really Tuscan. It's pretty generic... canned olives, fried foods that are prefrozen. I don't recognize their version of gnocchi...fried? Or grilled? Strange.

DB
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting creative food with an Italian twist. Live light music by Barry Ross (violin) and Steve Kammerling (guitar), a monthly Monday occurrence, was a huge plus.

PD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Bravo salad and it was wonderful and the service was amazing. Top notch.

MK
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and a wide variety. I would go back again

KR
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch was AMAZING! I can’t wait to go back!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve never been disappointed with Bravo! Love the food and service quality. Great place to bring friends and family for a fantastic meal where you can actually hear each other and have a conversation.

JB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The beer Bravo brews there is very good. Most of the entrees ar under $ 30. For more casual dining order the wood fired oven pizzas. The food is always good.

JK
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding entre selections. the fire grilled salmon and duck with risotto exceeded expectations

OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was excellent and so was the service. I was with a friend and we stayed to talk after finishing dinner. Our waiter was unobtrusive and didn’t do anything to hurry us, so we were able to enjoy the conversation without feeling rushed.

BM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday Brunch! Top quality!
Very clean and great service!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Dined first time...pleasantly surprised. Had great service and food. It made for a very special wedding anniversary date.

OT
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service

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c
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and outside seating on the patio were wonderful. The lasagne was perfect. The pizza which was self service buffet style was good but not warm enough. I liked the way Bravo used to do on Thursdays where you could order your own pizza and it was brought to the table. Thursday’s are half off pizza, pints and pasta.

MJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice brunch, probably the best in Kalamazoo. The food is tasty and replenished often. The complimentary mimosa is a nice touch. Quite a good value for the quality of food.

TK
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food variety and preparation. Great value.

RS
Grand Rapids
30 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I fear after our last two visits that the food quality is slipping. This is particularly sad for us as we have dined here for many years. Service was a little slow all else was done well.

DI
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thursday is pizza pasta and pints night at Bravo. The evening was very nice. I had crab stuffed ravioli and shrimp. The shrimp was cooked perfectly. The pasta was great. The sauce was somewhat unexpected. Spicy garlic cream to me does not necessarily mean hot. At an Italian spot I expected more of a basil/oregano spice, not jalapeños. I can take the heat but not everyone can. The pizza buffet my husband had was a great selection of their pizzas. It was well maintained with the pizzas being frequently refreshed. The crust was thin, but not cracker like which we like and seems difficult to do in a wood fired oven. The salads were great as always. The brews that are part of the deal are the house made. Both that we had were great! They were not as busy as usual for a Thank you Thursday but it was the day before the holiday weekend.

MM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our very, very favorite place for Brunch ! The selection is excellent and the service is top notch !

OT
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner for our daughter!

RS
Grand Rapids
30 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was a little slow but they where quite busy. Gods is always good and consistent.

JT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant in Portage. Easy to drive to and plenty of parking. We had reservations so no waiting. Our server was very knowledgeable and made suggestions when asked. The food was delicious. One of the best lasagna's I've had. Husband had chicken Alfredo and he said it was excellent.

SD
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza buffet and beer were great.

CS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Loved our waiter, he was there when we needed him but did not hover. Lasagna was a disappointment. It was short and missing layers, almost as if it had been nuked. Tuna was awesome. Salads were average, at best. But we loved that we got to linger without being harassed. It was a family reunion for cousins who only meet every five years or so, so we appreciated the quiet, pleasant dining room.

OT
Grand Rapids
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp and mushroom risotto was out of this world!

JT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends went next night after I told them about it.

TE
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good place

AD
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Food was great. Service was unacceptably slow. Our server had too many tables. Wait staff nice but not well trained.

WV
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was amazing. Ambiance was great and the food was excellent!! Would definitely go and again and i recommend this to anyone looking for a great brunch!

OT
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bravo is one of the best restaurants in the Portage/Kalamazoo area. Food always excellent. Sunday brunch fun & plentiful. Staff well versed in how to handle anything you need. Best mushroom soup around. Check it out!

DN
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from Indiana. Bravo came up in my google search. It was close to our hotel. We enjoyed dinner very much.

RH
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere and excellent service. The food was good and the prices were reasonable. The mushroom soup was excellent. The lobster, shrimp ravioli was slightly UNDER coiked. Desserts were worth waiting for. Will return!

R
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

New arrangement for the buffet pizza not good idea...cold pizza not appetizing. Looking forward to new menu. Didn't care for the'blueberry' beer...way too tart. Jake our waiter was GREAT!

LY
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff, delicious entrées, made the Birthday Girl feel very special with a baked Alaska!

CV
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family has gone to Sunday Brunch at Bravo! for a couple of celebrations within the past year. Both times, the food and service have been excellent!

NV
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

EXCELLENT food! One friend seemed disappointed that she could not order individual pizza on Thursday, however, as Bravo doesn't make individual pizzas when they have the buffet. She is handicapped and uses an electric scooter, so would not be able to go to pizza buffet very easily. She ordered something else, however, and was really happy. We didn't get asked if we wanted more coffee or wine or beer however, but flagged down another waiter and he brought more coffee. Otherwise, the waitress was very good. I will return for sure! I really love Bravo.

GP
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy Bravo--delicious food, soothing atmosphere. It's kind of expensive so I don't go frequently, but am happy to savor their food whenever the occasion arises. This time I tried the Brussels sprouts appetizer and it was wonderful! I have tried Brussels sprouts at many restaurants: these are the best. My friend with whom I was dining agreed, and when I took the leftovers home for my husband to try, he agreed too. I thought their mushroom soup was my favorite item, but now it's a tie.

G
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The host asked us if we wanted to be in the cafe which is quieter. We appreciated this. There was some great live music in the dining room but we opted for quiet since we are friends who live In different places and don’t see each other often.