BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Ann Arbor

4.4
426 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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Detroit
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

It was fine

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

Great food and service!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Had. Great lunch today.

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SB
Toledo
2 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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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

Nice area that allowed a larger party for graduation

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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!

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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.

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OT
1 review
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.

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L
London
70 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.

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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!

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AA
Detroit
21 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!

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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.

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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.

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m
Detroit
15 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.

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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.

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

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

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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!

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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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OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is great for the value. Was not thrilled with the server tonight. He brought our check I was only 1/2 through my salad.

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DV
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent server. The chopped salad and italian wedding soup were delicious!

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

I love the food and service at Bravo. The breadsticks and dipping sauce are awesome. I also recommend the spinach and artichoke dip as an appetizer.

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KG
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is very good, service on this day was fair. Waiter forgot our appetizer and did not apologize. just moved on like nothing happened. Manager later gave us a couple of $10 off coupons to use in the upcoming month, but never said why or showed any knowledge of the incident.

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JD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

good choice as I was celebrating my birthday. Wish they gave more than just a ice cream as a gift.

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c
Detroit
81 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was most accommodating; got us a chopped salad even though it was not on the menu and made certain we got anchovies.

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KW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

If you’re looking for your standard Italian cuisine, this is the place to go. Not a huge menu. Everything has mushrooms in it. Lasagna was greasy. Food was ok.

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LE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was good. Great service. Food was spectacular. I appreciated the advice on the right kind of wine

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BH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome! Never once did we have to ask for anything. Our server/waiter did an absolute great job. Appetizer: very good
Entrees: pretty good*
Desserts: very good

+Veal Parmesan and Lobster Ravioli entrees for our children were delightful.

(*) 2 entrees were Chicken Marsala and they were a little over salty & too heavily seasoned, although the sauce was great.
-With some small tweeks these could be really good.
+Green beans and Mashed Potatoes sides were perfect.

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G
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ok... menu is limited.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here every year after the daddy daughter dance

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JA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was great, service was slow I think they were new, will try again.

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LM
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Service from BRAVO as always! We've booked here for the past few big dinners for our team. The staff, seating, and food are excellent.

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KQ
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Went for a birthday get together on a very cold snowy night. We understood they were down servers but also way down on customers so did not expect any issues.
Multiple issues with drink and meal orders which seemed weird, better communication would have helped.
I enjoy the space but always seem to have issues when we go there.

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