BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Columbus - Bethel Road

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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. Located near Tuttle Mall and the the Ohio State University campus, 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. 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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BL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My sisters and our husbands go out to lunch once a month and this is the second time we have visited Bravo. The food was delicious and the server was wonderful. We will definitely go back!

TI
Columbus
79 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice brunch with the family. Missing the Romano crusted chicken salad...but the sausage tortellini was fantastic. New calimari was good, too. $100 plus tip is a bit steep for a party of four lunch with no alcohol and no desserts. But all in all, a pleasant experience, great service and very good food.

MM
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was fairly slow as compared to what we are used to. Two of the four dinners that we ordered were on the cool side of warm, which was very disappointing.

LW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. We were served quickly, treated well and will be back!

C
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The service was outstanding. The food was great. The restaurant had damaged walls which seemed really odd since it was very high end looking.One disappointing factor about the food was I ordered the pasta and there was barely enough meat sauce on it for a $14 pasta dish. I did decide to spend five dollars to get a couple of extra sauce. I would go back.

AM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. The host staff was outstanding and so friendly. The server not so much. He was borderline rude and definitely not that friendly. Everything else was fantastic. Prices are a little high given the portion and being a chain.

MP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

All was good except We are a group and a lot of us picked the pick two menu,some with soup and some with alad. Both the salad and soup were served at the same time as the entree and it would have been nice to receive the salad and soup before the main item.as it was I wanted to eat my warm food while still hot so did not finish my salad.

e
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is very accommodating and our waitress was wonderful. They will change entrees to your liking when possible which is great when you have elderly diners.

JO
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not many gluten free options. No starter options. Even the fettuccini which was listed as GF has to be substituted for penne. Bravo is still far behind other 3-4 star restaurants in this regard and the meal for three without alcohol was over $80 making the overall average at that price. Staff was kind.

BF
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were actually surprised at the menu options. The food tasted great and our server offered me a wine that was priced wonderfully.

r
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We used to just love Bravo and we could always count on getting a great meal there. They have changed their menu recently, but even the old menu items just don't seem quite the same. My meal (chicken scallopini) was extremely bland and overall very disappointing. The quality of their food just doesn't seem to be what it once was. We will be looking for a new "go-to" restaurant for sure.

DM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating a birthday. The hostess was very friendly and nice.

Our waitress was excellent. She had a wonderful personality.

The only negative comment, was not happy with my chicken. Normally I get pasta. Therefore guys my mistake.

We had a great experience.

Thank you

NH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Have been going here for years and the food was always excellent. The last couple of times we went the quality of the food has gone downhill. Not sure if there is a new cook??

GL
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable meal. Food and service was terrific. Will go back.

JS
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our go to for special occasions. The food quality, variety, and service level are consistently good at the Brio Bravo restaurant group. This visit was no exception. The Bethel Road location could probably benefit from some sprucing up, but the food is still excellent. The noise level can ramp up on busy night, but the side rooms are quite acceptable. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening out.

l
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoy dining at Bravo with my friends and family. We have always had great service delicious food in a wonderful atmosphere. Bravo!!! Thank you!

E
Columbus
102 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun happy hour on the patio. Great value, a server we have had before, food is always delicious

TS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I found the dining to be rushed by the server. A request for meals were made even before the drink order was placed. The Cacio e Pepe which I ordered was poor. There was very little if any sauce and completely void of any pepper. Three ingredients pasta, a sauce made with butter and pepper. How hard is it to get it right?

C
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

we were seated by the entrance to the waiter area a d it was really noisy from the staff back in there. We were trying to conduct a business lunch, just a bit awkward.

G
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well it was lasagna day during our last luncheon visit to Bravo so my daughter and I ordered the lasagna and it was simply delicious. They use a combo of roma tomato sauce and alfredo sauce on their lasagna which makes it lighter and different than many other restaurants. It is a large portion served with their nice crispy bread and tomato dipping sauce. I had to take about half of my lasagna portion home for a later meal. We ordered the grandsons an adult entrée to share. Their Pasta Woosie came with alfredo sauce, chicken, and spinach. We ordered it with the spinach on the side and as a little joke the server (runner) sat the dishes of spinach down in front of the boys first after serving our food. Quite comical as we mess with them all the time but they aren't used it from strangers as much. They didn't know what to say but it cracked up my daughter and I. The sautéed spinach was delicious and cooked perfectly.

BG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always love Bravo. The lasagna is wonderful. Service is always good. I wish something could be done about the acoustics because it’s most always too loud.

B
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Several friends and I come to Bravo often because the food is consistently good and we know we can count on this. Service was very good.

OT
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service at Bravo is very consistent. And it is always a great value. It met all of our expectations as we celebrated my Aunt’s birthday.

OT
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great! Need to bring back the drapes. Shades do not block setting sun! Very distracting and annoying to have sun shining on faces while trying to eat and talk.

SS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress, Elisha, was outstanding!!!! She was friendly, attentive, and had GREAT customer service. I would return and would wait on one of her tables. Our food was hot and fresh. My wife’s Salmon was slightly over. Good meal, great service.

BB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Seated close to the kitchen area was quite loud. Made it hard to hear across the table conversation at times

b
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

CB
St. Louis
30 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Lovely hostess at entry. Should train the team to bring water and silverware immediately. Had to wait for server for some time. Out of Spinach artichoke dip which we found out well after we ordered. Food was good but definitely not the greatest experience for dinner on Sunday.

KH
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went there for lunch on Father's Day. The choices are limited for lunch, but still very good. Pizza was a big hit with my kids. I would definitely recommend.

A
Columbus
51 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal

OM
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

First time at Bravo in quite awhile. Our server was very pleasant and efficient. Surprised to see Bravo so empty at 12:30 on a Sunday. Our order, Pasta Woozie, Chicken Scallopini, and Chicken Caesar Salad took a long time to come out of the kitchen despite the restaurant being half empty. The food was average, not what I remembered from years past.

M
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. Delicious

OT
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Dinner at Bravo was, once again, outstanding. Service was quick, but not rushed. Waitress was very attentive. The chicken marsala was perfect and the portion size quite generous. My husband and I enjoyed our “date night” at Bravo very much.

CD
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

While it was quite loud, the food is consistently good.

DC
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server was very attentive and we received our cocktails and food in a timely manner. Food was fresh and very tasty. I had shrimp scampi and the shrimp were tender and not overcooked.

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

It’s an ok place but overall it was nothing special. The food was decent but could have been better for the price.

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

No surprises always a good place to eat. Friendly staff too,

TM
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect ending for a family celebration! Staff was attentive, the menu had something for everyone’s pallet and an impressive wine selection. Great venue for the family gathering to celebrate a graduation, birthday or special day.

MW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

This was my first time here. It was a Mother's Day, reservations only experience. That being said, staff should have been ready for it. Our server was overwhelmed & aloof, food was slow coming to the table & was cold. One of the dishes had to be sent back due to being incorrect. I'm thankful that the 7 small children we had with us were calm throughout the experience. That's the only reason I'm not more upset. I do not plan on returning to this place.

DM
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Brunch entrees were terrible, anyone who ordered them was disappointed. The lunch entrees were good. Overall Mother’s Day was disappointing as a result. Too bad because we have had good luck in prior years.

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