Bruno's Italian Bistro

4.3
484 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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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
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j
Denver
68 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The restaurant a quaint place in a strip shopping center. The food was outstanding. (Bread was stale-only complaint). Presentation just a bit different than most Italian restaurants.

Had a few flies.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

The food was surprisingly good. The plates from the bread and oil stayed on the table until after we finished the meal. There were about 3 flies in our part of the dining room that only settled down when they found the empty bread basket that never got cleared from our table. A bus boy was running around the dining room swinging a filthy fly swatter above other guests and even swatting the light fixtures right above their food. If they get a better staff and clean the place up, this could be a fairly successful restaurant.

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CG
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal!!! Special night, being our 23rd wedding anniversary, and the meal was a definite highlight!!! Sausage lasagna is simply superb!!

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal with our three kids. The kids meal options weren't plentiful but they ordered off the regular menu and we all really enjoyed our food. Service was excellent.

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KY
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been to Bruno's many times and they just never disappoint. With today's escalating menu prices they are also a great value. Highly recommend.

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LW
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bruno's makes the best Chicken Francaise. Even though it is not on the menu, they are always happy to make it for me.

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q
Denver
77 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I still like Bruno's very much, but perhaps success is working in a negative fashion. Our waiter was way to busy serving way too many tables. We asked for cheese for the soup, it was never delivered. Our bread was empty and while we did not request, it should have been offered. I had to flag him down to get our drinks refilled. I state this and say he was not incompetent; just being asked to do too much.

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q
Denver
77 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Have always loved Bruno's, this one not so good. Had a Tuesday reservation and were seated at 6 p.m. Did not recieve our main course until 7:15. The waitress was apologetic but offered no compensation. We will try again next week.

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JM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
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
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
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
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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N
Denver
17 reviews
Dined 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
11 reviews
Dined 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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Denver
38 reviews
Dined 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
Dined 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
Dined 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
Dined 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
Dined 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
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fresh and reasonable and good

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JS
Denver
1 review
Dined 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
Dined 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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s
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 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
Dined 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
Dined 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
Dined 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
Dined 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
Dined 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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SC
Denver
12 reviews
Dined 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
77 reviews
Dined 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
5 reviews
Dined 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
Dined 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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M
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food!

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined 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
Dined 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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Denver
1 review
Dined 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
4 reviews
Dined 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
Dined 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
Dined 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
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunos is now CLOSED. Nick went back to Kosovo. :-(

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