BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Centerville - Dayton

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529 reviews
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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 the our lighter menu options featuring appetizers, salads and entrees all at 650 calories or less. Kick back and relax at BRAVO! Happy Hours in the bar, offering plates and pours starting at $5! Additionally, we have comfortable patio seating available - a fantastic place to gather for drinks, or to enjoy your meal.
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SF
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food wasn’t that exciting. I’ve had better Italian at other chain restaurants. The waiter was quite pushy and intrusive. Constantly trying to up-sell. He brought one dipping oil for a table of 6. He asked if the people that had wine wanted another glass but didn’t offer refills on lemonade or iced tea. He even tried to refill the ice tea and lemonade glasses with water and, when told what beverages we had, said “oh, sorry” and filled the 1 or 2 water glasses at the table then walked away.

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LV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brittany and Mike were very very helpful. Service was awesome! Everyone was fed at the same time I don’t know how you guys did that! But it was perfect. Thank you so much it was my daughters college graduation from Xavier university and it was awesome!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Using OpenTable worked out great. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for Bravo. They were out of items on the menu, including the soup of the day and a dessert item!

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AH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was mother's day, so very busy. But, our food was barely warm, and our waitress seemed overwhelmed.

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

Understaffed now, reduced options on paper menus. It just feels like they’ve tried to cut costs and don’t do alot of training with staff. Not the level of restaurant it used to be.

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JW
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great except they had wooden chairs. I’m guessing the chairs are temporary but they were very uncomfortable especially for the older mothers on Mother’s Day

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F
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bravo is consistently good. It is not too expensive but nice enough for a special event.

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

I realize that it was mother’s day but I had made reservations... I and seated fast but.... our service was thee worst ever our server didn’t get to us for a while the bread was cold... I got one of the new spaghetti entree it was the worse thing I ever ate.. she could see that I didn’t touch mine .. the rest of my family’s meal was fine... I’ll never go back because she could have ask was your meal not what you acspected?????

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day. Great time

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TJ
Cincinnati
60 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

We dine at Bravo’s at least once per month. Usually it’s a terrific place to eat. Ambiance, service, food, beverages are always first rate. This last time we had a couple of issues.

We had a party of eight and showed up slightly early for our reservation. We were told our table would be ready at closer to our scheduled time, so we said we would wait in the bar area. The bartender was wonderful and we almost decided to eat in that spot. Just not enough room.

Well, it got to be well after our reservation time so I went up and asked about our table. It was ready. I think they simply forgot we were waiting in the bar. Anyway, we all sat down...and waited some more. I think we got caught, lost in the Prom Night whirlwind. So, I went back up to the wait stand to ask for a server. The manager sent a person over right away and the night was saved! Our server was excellent! The food was terrific and the wine was perfect.

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BJ
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of 8, everyone was well fed and enjoyed their meal. Great service, too.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, as usual!!!

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R
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my graduation dinner and it was fantastic. The service was superb and the waitress were so accommodating to our large party. They made my graduation day even better. Thank you !

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DK
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was as excellent as it has always been. Reservation process online was very easy.

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NB
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is good but for the high cost of the menu, a salad should be included. Olive Garden is equal or better and you get a awesome salad and bread sticks.

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DW
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Manny was the BEST ! The manager and head chef both came out at occasions to check on us. All our meals were very good! We will be back soon.

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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful first visit. Will come again.

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SO
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reserved seating was ready, great food and great service. Perfect evening thank you!

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

We had a reservation for 2:00 and we were seated immediately … Dinner was excellent as well as the service. We had a wonder Easter meal and experience.

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OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Waiter was awful! No drink refills and long spans between coming to our table to see if we needed anything. We were celebrating a milestone birthday and he had zero personality!

Food was not great as it usually is and seemed to be less quality from a previous visits.

Will not dine at this location again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend, who is from Jamaica was celebrating her birthday. The staff was very attentive; excellent food and awesome staff. My hat goes off to Joanna for making our first-time dining experience one we will never forget.

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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Long wait to get a table even with reservations but when we were seated we got our food extremely fast and had wonderful service the whole time

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was very pleasant and efficient. In spite of there being lots of prom groups and crowded we were quickly seated, and waited on. Our meal came quickly and was delicious. We had grass feed beef meatballs and spaghetti. Definitely a great place to frequent.

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JC
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love it at Bravo, excellent food and service with a smile.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We met here for a monthly meeting. The first server we had wasn’t very polite, kept interrupting, and was rushing us to order. She then disappeared and three other servers went back and forth about taking our table. Very disappointed in the overall service. Food and drinks were good. May come back, just not for a meeting/dinner.

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GS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

The restaurant wasn’t busy at all. So we thought we’d eat a nice meal quickly. Very slowly we got our food. His lasagna was not even warm. It was room temperature. We waited so long we just decided to ask fur our check and I took mine to go. It took forever to get our check. Then it took a long time to pay. Again, the restaurant wasn’t busy at all. Terrible food. Nice server but very slow and cold food.

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ED
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the food and the service. Definitely going back.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Great food but service from the kitchen seemed to take longer than normal - bread took over 45 min to arrive.

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GE
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual... been coming here for 17 years and quality remains good.

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TJ
Cincinnati
61 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First...Open Table is phenomenal! Any restaurant that isn’t on this site is missing the boat and business. It makes the entire process of selecting a place to dine and ensuring you’re not waiting forever for a table hassle free. And...no I haven’t been paid to type this endorsement. As far as Bravo’s...a great dining experience. Service...food...adult beverages...were perfect. Thanks all!

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KM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We have always loved going to Bravo but Friday night they were hardly busy at all but service was still unusually slow and when we finally got our food, it was only lukewarm. All four of us were disappointed. To wait as long as we did for our food when half the tables were empty and then to find it was just warm. Very very disappointing.

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BM
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food & service....really enjoyed ourselves..will definitely come back again soon!

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H
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food over cooked then undercooked. Server had no personality and was not easy to interact with. Did not feel valued as a customer and on top of everything this was a celebration.

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

Service was outstanding and food was great. Would return.

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

Thank you for everything!! I enjoyed everything and the service

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Empty on a Friday night. Painfully slow service, and the food was ‘meh’

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OT
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We hadn’t been here for several years. After eating there again, I was reminded why. My wife & I shared the dried up almost sauce-less lasagne. Boy, was that a mistake of an order. Salads were very good as was the lobster bisque. Mediocre low 3 star experience. It’ll be another few years before we go back there again.

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YH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

We love Bravo but have noticed the bread and dipping oil is different. The taste of the oil and the type of bread has changed. Not a good change. Not sure when this change happened. Used to give two different kinds of bread and the oil had more spices in it than now.

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PB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food & atmosphere were acceptable, although I feel like the "open" seating concept needs reviewing. Some diners like a bit more privacy, especially while having a meal with a spouse or significant other. The online "reservation" is misleading & should be changed to a "check-in" time. We "reserved" a table for 7pm & still had to wait 40 minutes to be seated.

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DK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They had a special going, buy one entree, get one free. The spaghetti was great.

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