BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Columbus - Bethel Road

4.2
644 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Columbus
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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CD
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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

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DC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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

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

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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.

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TM
Columbus
11 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.

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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.

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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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CV
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This place was a lot better before they took away half the menu and started serving frozen pasta. Used to be a favorite, now it tastes like Olive Garden but costs more. No thanks

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RJ
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places for a good meal with friends and family.

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TR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Would suggest Nesrim find another line of work. Waitressing is clearly not her forte.

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r
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Great service average food

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

We felt a bit rushed. The service was good but we couldn’t enjoy the bread or finish our salads before the main course.

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t
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

My lobster biscquis was excellent but calamari was HORRIBLE. I have eaten calamari around the world and this was the worse EVER. Our table of ladies was placed near the kitchen and several times we all jumped because of pans,dishes, whatever being dropped in the kitchen. Our waiter was great - he listened and brought us exactly what we wanted and when we wanted it. He did not interrupt and try to be a part of our group. I have never understood why a waiter/waitress has to impress a patron with their story or their self.

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LI
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal. Our server was excellent - very efficient and friendly.

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

Our server was great! Very attentive and great sense of humor.

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

We scheduled Easter brunch at Bravo. Everyone loved their food and the service was amazing.

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

Easter lunch with the family, seating 12. Wait staff were excellent. Food was good. Will return.

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MP
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Easter brunch. Very nice.

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R
Columbus
40 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The ten of us received very good service and we all enjoyed our meals, wine, and desserts (chocolate lava cake delicious). We highly recommend this restaurant both for couples & groups - very suitable for both.

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e
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Food was cold .... salad was wilted and dry and inedible
Calamari was undercooked and cold ....pasta was watery and sauce was tasteless. Have never had a whole table of bad food...

The server was lovely and attentive & did a great job.

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DG
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Has been a while since we have eaten at Bravo’s and were very surprised by the small pasta portions of an entree.

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r
Detroit
110 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bravo does not disappoint. Although a few of our favorites were discontinued, we were able to find things we like and have a great meal

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D
Columbus
72 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious and portions were great! We will definitely return.

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B
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Server was great! The hostess was a bit argumentative about our reservation. At first she said we didn't have one. I showed her the confirmation. She then told us we were there on the wrong day. I reiterated that we were indeed there on the right day. She then said she was the one looking at the wrong date. She told us members of our party already arrived and lead us to the table which had people we did not know and were not in our party. We then when back to the front to wait while a table was set for our reservation. It wasn't a huge deal in the big scheme of things, but the attitude of the hostess was not pleasant.

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C
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Poor service from our waitress as she was making up rules that didn't appear on the menus such as Kids Drinks which state are provided free of charge with the kids meal to age 12. She said it only applied to kids up to age 8. Similar types of issues the entire meal and very slow in responding. Untypical of visits there in the past.

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L
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server John was excellent. Always right there if we needed anything. However, left us to enjoy our time together. Everyone loved their meal. The chicken scaloppini was the best. The chicken itself was moist and flavorful. I subbed vegetables for the pasta. There was a mix of aspargus, green beans and mushrooms. Very pleasant evening.

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E
Columbus
99 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service and a loyalTy discount- can’t beat it!

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GJ
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service and dining experience at Bravo. Our waitress did a phenomenal job!

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SQ
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server and busser were very personable and efficient. Would like to see salad included with entreee without exorbitant price increase.

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JP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Resturant feels dated. Waiter was okay and food was okay. Chicken was burnt and a glass of wine (9oz) cost $17.00! Do not see the value.
Believe this will be my last visit.

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DP
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience at Bravo was wonderful. However I'm not sure why I didn't get my 100 points from Open Table. I was signed in when I was making the reservations, but there was nowhere to check that I wanted to collect the points.

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D
Columbus
72 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a excellent experience at Bravo on Hayden Run

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BF
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent eggplant parmigiana. The eggplant was not at all greasy or soggy which is a welcome change from standard fare. the eggplant was also sliced lengthwise which I prefer. My daughter had the homemade spaghetti with pesto which was worth ordering again. As an appetizer we tried the chicken meatballs on risotto. Perfectly fine but nothing to try again in my opinion. Ceasar salads were above average but for me we lacking enough green with most the lettuce being very pale and more stem than leaf. Good dressing with sufficient garlic. enough dressing to coat the lettuce my wife would think it a bit heavy handed but I like Caesar dressing just a bit on the heavy side. Service was attentive without being intrusive. a very enjoyable meal. We had lost touch with Bravo but will be returning it to list of regular destinations. The staff has been consistently good the 4-5 times we have eaten here in the last year.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved everything about it. My filet was cooked perfectly and the potatoes were awesome. The drinks were strong and fruity. You could tell they were fresh. The berry dessert was 100%. Amazing. Our server was super nice.

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R
Columbus
40 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The four of us all had delicious meals. I had the Mediterranean salad (delicious with its veggies and balsamic glaze) and the others had spaghetti and meatballs (all good). For dessert we had the chocolate lava cake with ice cream - yummy! Our server Louis did a great job and he was refreshingly cheerful.

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l
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had the lunch combo: chopped salad to start and the eggplant parm. Portions were large; I took 1/2 the eggplant & accompanying spaghetti home for lunch the next day. The salad was delicious, as was the eggplant. A bit too much garlic in the spaghetti for me. (And I am a garlic lover). Bread was nice and fresh. Service was good. Asked for dressing on the side and the salad came already dressed. I ate it. It was terrific, but more caloric.

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F
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bravo is a “go to” place for us ....we always enjoy.

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RL
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time there everything was great. Will return as there was menu items I want to try.

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