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About Bruno's Italian Bistro

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.

2223 South Monaco Parkway
Denver, CO 80222
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Cross Street:
E Evans Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 759-7025

Website:
http://www.mybrunos.net/

Catering:
Small tray serves 6 - 8 people, Large tray serves 12 - 15 people

Parking Details:
Free Parking

Public Transit:
Villa Monaco Shoping Center

Executive Chef:
Nick

Private Party Facilities:
Yor choice to reserve high or lower floor

Private Party Contact:
Nick: (303) 759-7025

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bruno's Italian Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

3.8

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (11)
Authentic (9)
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Neighborhood Gem (8)
Business Meals (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Casual (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Romantic (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Healthy (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and very reasonable. Would definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very expensive...terrible service...actually told us they were out of clean glasses so they would have to reuse the ones we had. Server was angry we asked for more bread..Not worth the price

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We checked nearby restaurants at 6 pm & booked Bruno's at 6:08 for a 6:30 seating. When we arrived, they said we were not on their handwritten list & therefore would not be seated. Bruno's was not managing OpenTable bookings.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The quality of food preparation was very poor. The filet mignon served was actually sliced in half horizontally so that, according to the waiter, the "chef" could tell whether it was cooked medium-rare as requested. The ravioli was pasty and smothered in a salty sauce. The only good news about the meal was the house salad that contained reasonably fresh greens.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

It was my girlfriend and my birthdays. Evan is a wonderful waiter! We had excellent service and attention. Food was yummy and came out at just the right time! Enjoyable evening! One I'd my very favorite places!

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Bruno's was delicious authentic food made fresh. We also had dessert of homemade tiramisu and spumoni ... again, authentic and delicious. After eating burgers and sandwiches while visiting Denver it was nice to have a delicious non-fast food meal.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Brunos is consistently good -- food is great and service is always terrific. A great neighborhood restaurant!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Not as good as the first time we came, but will still come back.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Always an enjoyable time!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Fantastic restaurant... not very large, so it lends itself to a quiet, familial atmosphere. Food exceptional--the salads were crisp and cold using the freshest blend of lettuces, and not drowning is dressing. Appetizer and entrees are authentic, and freshly prepared (we heard the chefs pounding the veal in the kitchen). Wait staff both knowledgeable and attentive. This restaurant will become a regular or ours. Highly recommend it!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always great place to go for dates and special occasions. The servers are great and always welcoming you like your special friends or family. I always have a wonderful time there.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Bruno's is always reliable with delicious food and great service - and it is quiet enough to allow for conversation!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Waitperson was very good-tried to take our antipasto plate too soon
Chiapino was good, but not the best I have had. Sauce too much like thin spaghetti sauce. Need more to eat-needs some simple white fish.
Sea Bass had too many potatos-looks American, not Italian

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 8, 2017

I shall not dwell on this review, having done that many times. Very good food, well prepared, outstanding spcials. Very good veal and sea food. Nick is a hands on owner and chef. Go try it.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Get rid of a few flies and it will be near perfect!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Keep going back! Always great food and welcoming service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I really wanted to like it, but... Started off ordering drinks - apparently the server was the "bartender" and did not know how to make an Old Fashioned (basic bartentending 101), nor did he know how to make an espresso-tini (which was on their drink menu). Bread was dry, borderline stale. Entrees came out very fast - too fast to have been cooked fresh. My wife had chicken parm - very thin cutlet, no seasoning, sauce was ok. Pasta on the side came with a pesto sauce, also just ok. I had "lasagna" the likes of which I've never seen before. It came on a plate looking like something out of a can - it was clearly not layered and baked, it was simply a pile of ingredients. Flavor was marginal. Bottom line - drinks were bad, food was bad, servers genuinely seemed like they were trying.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had a great time, the food was plentiful and delicious.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Service is always great. The bread and the garlic oil are always outstanding. We ordered the special, penne with chicken and sausage in a creamy marinara sauce. Nice flavor but way too much sauce. We'll be back but we'd probably order something else or ask for 1/4 the sauce!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Bruno"s is one of our favorite restaurants. Nick, the owner and chef is a hands on person, and you are sure to see him while you are dining. His sea food is outstanding. Give Bruno's a try; you will not be unhappy.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Excellent
I will return

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Bruno's is a neighborhood restaurant that we go out of our way to go to because it's not in our neighborhood. The food just never disappoints and the food and wine are very reasonable. Our favorite is the fried artichoke appetizer.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Seabass and chicken piccata dishes were very good

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 (Tucson)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Surprisingly Wonderful place in a little shopping center.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food was exceptional. And our waiter was delightful.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 8, 2017

As usual, Dinner was great and our company really enjoyed as well.
We have been there often and will continue to return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Healthy, Organic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Our server was very good...entertaining and extremely will informed about the menu. Can't say the same for the food. Our seafood pasta dishes were just okay. The salad was one of the worst we've been served, looked like it was left over from yesterday.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 19, 2017

We love this place. Always good! Everyone in our party keeps raving about the food. The polenta appetizer was especially memorable, as was the salmon, ravioli, & veal saltimbocca.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Alwat consistently great food and service. We are regulars

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Very nice meal. Friendly service and enjoyable meal. Excellent value. Truly a restaurant the we will return to.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We have been several times over the years. Overall, Bruno's is a consistently great Italian Restaurant with wonderful food and interesting choices. Fairly priced, and service is always top-notch. We also appreciate that it is small, not over-stimulating, and quiet enough for conversation...unlike so many others.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Food and service good. My husband loved his sole piccata. I had veal Marsala which was ver tasty, but not all the pieces were tender

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Excellent, from the service to creative dishes and ambiance! I had the special, a white fish, atop angel hair pasta with capers, and a light cream sauce. My boyfriend had traditional rigatoni with sausage. Excellent top notch service, professionalism in the waiter staff and the owner Nick paid us several visits to check on us. A definate place to recommend and restaurant to revisit!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 26, 2017

My husband and I ordered the veal saltimbocca and it was the toughest piece of meat we have every tried eating, had them box it up and threw it in the trash when we got home

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Evan is super. This is our favorite place!

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 21, 2017

It was my wife's birthday. Bruno's is a nice place for dinner anytime. We always have a good time there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Service was friendly and attentive. We were seated promptly. The baked ziti was excellent. The pizza was disappointing. We will definitely try this restaurant again for their other pasta dishes.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Loved it! Yum!

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Bruno's never disappoints. Love all the pasta dishes, cooked to perfection. Daily menu has something for everyone, but evening specials are always good. Quality is consistent and is our go to neighborhood favorite. Nick (owner) is the perfect host, always shows up to welcome his guests.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great food - good as usual. Been there many many times. Nick is super

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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