BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Ann Arbor

4.2
441 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Benvenuto! BRAVO! invites you to gather around our table and enjoy our delicious, spirited, and made-to-order Italian cuisine. Guests can expect expertly crafted pasta dishes, pizzas, seafood, desserts and more. Experience our extensive lighter menu options, featuring appetizers, salads and entrees all at 650 calories or less. Happy Hours in the bar, offering plates and pours starting at $5! Additionally, we have comfortable patio seating available. To learn more, go to www.BravoItalian.com.

Located at Briarwood Mall, just miles from Downtown Ann Arbor and from Cobblestone Farm African American Cultural & Historical Museum & Amick Museum Resource Development. Also near Yost Ice Arena, Crisler Arena, University of Michigan Stadium, Ray Fisher Stadium & Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center. Conveniently near Ann Arbor Municipal Airport, University of Michigan & Eastern Michigan University.
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KM
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food was fine, but nothing special. The Italian wedding soup was wonderful. Spicy and flavorful.

IA
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservation was for 6:15pm and our table was ready when we arrived. Our waiters were attentive, pleasant, and accommodating. Our main entrees were plenty enough for 2 (price range $16-Pasta Bravo, chicken Marsala, Pasta Woozi). The meals were very good and flavorful. Would definitely go back.

PD
Detroit
241 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We ate outside on a beautiful summer evening. Service was excellent. The greens in the salmon salad were a little tired. Tiramisu was super, as always.

s
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This place is supposed to be Italian, and they do a very good job. The pastas, both spaghetti and the lobster ravioli had excellent color, flavor and texture. The beef and pork meat balls also had great texture, seasoning, portion size. Our waiter was actually a little too attentive and talkative, so I have to mark that just ok. Also the restaurant was almost empty on a Sunday early afternoon, so we were a little surprised when the nice young hostess tried to sit us right next to the kitchen which is open and a little more noisy. We were allowed to sit wherever we wanted and we took a table at the window, overlooking the outdoor seating area. Pricing vs food quality is a great value. I'll go to brio again.

m
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bravo is a great place for quality Italian food. I love going to Bravo for any meal, including bruch. They have a nice amount of options on each of their menus. The lunch menu is great because it has lunch portions offered as well as lunch combos. I absolutely love Bravo's bread and dipping oil which is always included with every meal.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I have celebrated my birthday there the last few years. The waiter needed to be more attentive. More importantly, the food quality has gone down and the menu needs to be changed or updated. It’s gotten boring with no new offerings to choose from.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

This place is a slightly better than average mall chain. The best attribute is the food. It’s good, not great. The service is fine and the atmosphere is ok. The fact that it is located in an old failing mall doesn’t help. This strikes me as a place to go for a casual work lunch or after church. They do advertise a military discount for all current and former vets. That is good.

DD
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was almost none existent. Passed out dessert menus never came back to see what we wanted. Then just brought bills twenty plus minutes after dropped off first half of bills

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The shrimp scampi was extremely disappointing. There were very few shrimp and the sauce wasn't flavorful. It was certainly overpriced.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Server rushed us, forgot my drink order until entrees came, charged us for 2 kids meals when we ordered it as we do at every other Bravo, salmon with buttered noodles as the side, she brought her a lump of pasta, not sure it was buttered, salmon over green beans but no fruit cup. She handed plates across the table for us to pass down (only 4 of us and access from both sides). My kiddo’s salmon was burned. Just not a good representation of a Bravo, we frequent another one and this one pales in comparison.

OT
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fathers Day. Was nice dinner with the family. The pepperoni pizza was under cooked, but the Manager took care the situation very quickly.

BD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Menu seemed limited. Chicken Parmesan was very over cooked and dry. Not appetizing at all. Overall very poor food and experience. Won’t be going back anytime soon.

JR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Birthday for my son

LG
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We dined here for the first time with a group after my son's high school graduation ceremony. We arrived about 30 minutes earlier than expected and they were able to accommodate us without a problem. The food was excellent, as was the atmosphere. The server was new, and he told us so. He worked very hard and we were patient with him when he had to consult others to answer our questions. Overall, it was a great ending to a happy day for our family. We will be visiting again.

W
Detroit
42 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Food & service is consistently excellent. Great bang for the buck.

C
Detroit
50 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was fine

R
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service!

SP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Decided to try Bravo for the first time on Mother's Day due to the convenient location of those meeting up. The food was OK but, not great at all. My food was overcooked and under seasoned. Very blah. Our server took our drink orders and said she would return with bread. We never received the bread. When the food was delivered, I mentioned bread, she looked at us irritated and returned a bit later with the bread and just plopped it down - no apologies or any words at all! It was way overpriced for the quality of food and service. I would not go back again. I did not complain to management because the food was average and we did eat a big chunk of it. Just sad to spend so much money on a special day and it just be of just OK quality.

CP
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as usual at the Briarwood Bravo location. We do miss that large planters they had in their dining room. Made the space even more elegant.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a great time, it was to celebrate graduation and the food was good as it always is. Easy to get a table and it was not too crowded.

DS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

We had 2 kids with us and they didn't have 2 high chairs, only one which is absurd for a restaurant of it's standing.

d
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had. Great lunch today.

SB
Toledo
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The chicken meatballs were very disappointing. I have always liked most things I’ve ordered there which is why it surprised me. Service was good but not great. Cheese appetizer was excellent!

F
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I normally like Bravo but this experience was sub-par. It was graduation weekend and they were busy but I had to flag out waitress down for basic customer service. She wasn't attentive and that weakened the experience. Because of the poor service, that's the thing I remember most about the experience unfortunately. But....this wont stop me from going back because I do like Bravo...overall.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

One dish unfortunately was so salty the sober couldn’t eat it. And it tooo a long time for the food. We were having a good time but it was a Kong wait. Server was very nice

S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traditional Italian fare in a fun atmosphere. Food served hot and delicious.

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice area that allowed a larger party for graduation

CH
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We've only eaten here twice but we've had two wonderful experiences. The food was delicious and we can't wait to return!

AL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was okay, but not what we were looking for. When I made the reservation, I was under the impression they served Sunday Brunch, because it came up under options when I filtered for "good for brunch." There was no brunch menu available.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Everything was very good.. My waiter did not check on us, like he did with the other guess.. Made me feel some kind of way... Its sad when my daughter notice how he checked on every else many times... I had to score low with the service, because of him... But the hostess was very welcoming.

L
London
73 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was very salty, soup ice cold. I did not realize it was a chain. Food was mediocre, waitress was nice.

ET
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I appreciate the vegetarian options. I had the spaghetti and veggie "meatballs". Delicious!

AA
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were first greeted by the manager who took our order to help out the server, she was awesome! I expressed disappointment over the salmon preparation was different and she said they could prepare it with balsamic glaze. It was delicious! The manager was was more attentive than the server!

CF
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've dined at Bravo Cucina Italiana multiple times and always receive great food and service.

MH
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always good food. Service was slow to start but once we got someone's attention our waiter was excellent. I love the fact that they print how many calories are in a dish; so helpful. The salmon is excellent and any of the pastas are awesome. Don't have to battle Ann Arbor traffic downtown and we get a great meal.

m
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bravo has top excellent service and fabulous food. It's my daughter's favorite restaurant. We can't go there without getting the spinach and artichoke dip. We also love Pasta Bravo. We are part of their rewards program and I would recommend getting the app and joining.

OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food with family. We had excellent service. I marked 4 stars for value as I think their drinks are overpriced. Other than that, five stars for th other ratings.

KM
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Restaurant has changed from a higher class restaurant to a ho hum.

TV
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bravo Cucina Italiana pulled off an extraordinary evening for myself and my "date". The server was both smart and delicate as she entered and exited the table, while also zeroing in with superb timing when delivering our salads and entree's. The food was piping hot and delicious, as well. I had the single Large Pork Chop as was floored at it's seasoned flavoring. The Golden Mashed Potatoes were ideally prepared and the green beans lightly seasoned and crunchy. My date chose the Salmon which was ...well...perfect. I highly recommend Bravo! Fabulous!

KG
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Service is mediocre at best but the food is well prepared

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