Bruno's Italian Bistro

4.4
475 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
We believe Bruno's Italian Bistro, could be just the thing you're looking for, offers a enjoyable meal from our pizzas to our caesar salad, pasta dishes, choice of chicken, seafood or steak. Please relax with your choice of a bottle of selected wine, chilled beer or a cocktail.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Tue-Sun 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM.
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Phone number
(303) 759-7025
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nick
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Private party facilities
Yor choice to reserve high or lower floor
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Private party contact
Nick: (303) 759-7025
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Catering
Small tray serves 6 - 8 people, Large tray serves 12 - 15 people
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
E Evans Ave.
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Free Parking
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Public transit
Villa Monaco Shoping Center
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
475 reviews
4.4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
56%
Very Good
28%
Good
13%
Fair
4%
Poor
0%
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.1
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JM
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had family from out of state visiting. They loved everything about Bruno's. We come here every Christmas Eve for dinner & we are never disappointed. Evan, our server, is awesome. We always request to be seated in his section. He is warm, personable & always has wonderful suggestions for wine & food. Evan is one of the many reasons we keep going back.

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SF
Denver
9 reviews
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Bruno's has delicious Italian food that tastes like it came out of "Mama's kitchen". They can make most items gluten free too! A great place.

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RE
Denver
8 reviews
5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual...Food, service and atmosphere. Nice neighborhood place!

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N
Denver
17 reviews
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience. Our server, Robin was terrific! One of our favorite places!

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SF
Denver
8 reviews
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bruno's has excellent Italian food that tastes like Grandma's home cooking. Meals are consistently fresh and delicious. It's one of my favorite places!

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OT
Denver
36 reviews
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bruno"s was excellent in every respect. The atmosphere is very pleasing and relaxing. The food was excellent and the wait people very efficient and pleasant. Bruno's is a very friendly and appealing restaurant.

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TM
Denver
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A neighborhood gem for sure. Excellent and light Italian-themed food. Reasonable portions. Fantastic gelato.

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KD
New York Area
3 reviews
4.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great local place! Service was excellent. Good quality food.

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LM
San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a good food and great service great place for dinner for any occasion

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DM
Denver
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. It was authentic Italian and the Veal Parm was excellent. My date had the Chicken Picatta and she raved about it. It wasn't crowded and the flavors were excellent for all courses. The fresh bread for the table was amazing as well. Great experience, nice staff. You'll like it :)

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B
Denver
57 reviews
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fresh and reasonable and good

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JS
Denver
1 review
4.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent sauce! The staff were attentive, but not over involved. We never felt rushed. Everyone enjoyed the food.

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LA
Denver
13 reviews
2.0Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

If you are looking for MEDIOCRE Italian food, this is the place for you.

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OT
Denver
1 review
4.0Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had chicken piccata and it was great!

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SF
Denver
2 reviews
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighbor and I went to Bruno's for "Eat for Life" - the yearly benefit for "Project Angel Heart".
We had been before so it was the perfect place to return to.
Food was great as usual, and server was nice as well.
When it came time for dessert, I ordered a "Smith and Kerns". The server wasn't familiar with it but said he'd "look it up in the book". It was perfect.

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m
Houston
2 reviews
3.0Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was great! Food was decent but being located in a strip mall was not a plus, it kind of cheapened the experience. The only reason I tried it in the first place is because it was supposedly a "Top 10 of Denver" which it definitely isn't in my opinion. I had the lasagne and it was good, friend has eggplant parm and it was good, not great.

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Denver
1 review
3.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Average food with some good dishes and some not so good. Overall, good for the price. Very limited liquor and wine selection.

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J
Denver
4 reviews
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We happened upon Bruno's about 6 months ago and keep coming back for the excellent service and delicious, authentic Italian food. Their veal parm is the best I ever had anywhere. My husband is crazy about their lasagna. And their Italian Margarita is great.

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W
Denver
2 reviews
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Bruno's and it won't be our last. We enjoyed a wonderful meal reasonably priced with great service. The owner came over to see how the food was and visited with us. I would highly recommend Bruno's.

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OT
Denver
10 reviews
5.0Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Terrific service. Warm, comfortable atmosphere. Excellent experience all around.

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q
Denver
71 reviews
4.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Very busy, thats good. service not up to the usual. Had to wati over 30 minutes for second order of bread, was told oven was used for pizza. Asked three times for oil that goes with the bread, and the second time it was never delivered.

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CF
Denver
2 reviews
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. The food came out quickly. The food was really good with large portions. They give free desert to birthday guest. It wasn’t too loud. Great experience

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GZ
Charlotte
3 reviews
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding meal with friends. We were looking for a neighborhood place near our friends daughters apartment and saw the great reviews on Open Table. They were right, well worth the visit. Owner waited on us and hustled as much as his staff, impressive. We’ll be back!

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L
Denver
25 reviews
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food!

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OT
Denver
5 reviews
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service, great drinks and wine!! A hidden gem that people should definitely check out!!

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Denver
1 review
5.0Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers are always prompt and friendly. This place has traditional red sauce dishes and other seafood dishes. The seafood (clams, mussels, sole, etc) is always fresh.

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OT
Denver
1 review
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went during Ravioli month (February). Outstanding. Loved the garlic white wine sauce.

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s
Denver
2 reviews
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had a very nice Valentine's Day dinner. The food and the bread were excellent and the service was great. It was a nice cozy romantic place to spend Valentine's Day. We will definitely return for dinner again.

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r
Denver
5 reviews
5.0Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff is excellent. Food is always delicious and freshly prepared. Our server was Brad for the evening. He was attentive, friendly and accommodated our requests. Bruno's is our "go to" restaurant for an Italian meal.

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Denver
3 reviews
5.0Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great neighborhood place with good, consistent food and good service. February is ravioli month! Delicious

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DB
Denver
4 reviews
5.0Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always can count on Brunos for a great Meal!!!

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Denver
1 review
5.0Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good all around
Good ownership
Been there a long time
Welcoming

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YR
Denver
21 reviews
5.0Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Dinner with friends, all 4 meals were excellent. The minestrone soup, which came with the entree, you can have a nice salad if you wish, was very good. So much food that we all took 1/2 Home for another meal and could not have dessert. Great specials every night, esp. if you like fish.

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YR
Denver
21 reviews
4.0Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We have had the pleasure of dining at Bruno's numerous times with friends. It's a quiet casual venue. The food is always delicious with nightly special creations that I look forward to. The service is very good, though occasionally rushed. Someday I will try a dessert, usually too full to even consider that after one of their meals.

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D
Las Vegas
22 reviews
4.0Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, varied menu, and great service. We will go back.

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SJ
Denver
13 reviews
5.0Dined on January 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bruno’s is always consistently good. Easy to become a regular.

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W
Denver
5 reviews
4.0Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Small, quiet family-run restaurant for fine Italian dining in an unlikely location.

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FF
Hawaii
48 reviews
5.0Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bruno's is our Go-To Italian restaurant. We've been back on the mainland for four weeks and we'e been to Bruno's three times. We dine here as a couple and it's also become a favorite with our family and friends, who have dined here with us, as well.
Evan is a gem. He doesn't write orders down because he has an impeccable memory!
This restaurant is a delight!

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OT
Denver
1 review
3.0Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Being from New Jersey, I have a high expection for Italian food. Bruno's is not great Italian food. I had spaghetti and meatballs because I always like to try the pasta. Sorry to say the meal was tasteless. The red sauce needed salt and was in general bland. The meatballs were poor.

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FF
Denver
2 reviews
5.0Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Bruno's is always superb and overtly delectable. This is the fifth time I've arranged for a dinner with friends and family in which we were all wholly satisfied and in adoration for the food, service and drinks at Bruno's. Such consistency and quality. I couldn't help but to order the veal saltimbocca, a personal favorite and rock star recipe on the menu. Also at the table: osso buco, the chicken parm special, spaghetti and meatballs, and the fettuccine. We were all able to try each other's dishes and they were all 10/10 Would try again. We all did cocktails such as the Italian margarita, enjoyed the sangiovese, and ordered a couple bottles of the sparkles, which I believe was a prosecco. It was a nice, drinkable brut. Overall our dining experience was fine and all of my guests and I are happy to return the next time we're in Denver. I have all my friends and family converted to this place; we will literally drive 596 miles to enjoy this CLASSIC Italian cooking at Bruno's. I truly love the intimate, quiet, cozy ambience. I love how this gem is tucked away in a strip mall next to the dollar store. It is so low key yet just the classiest and absolutely the tastiest. The service is seasoned and they will take good care of you.

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