BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Columbus - Lennox

4.4
734 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. Enjoy quick access to OH-315 and located minutes away from The Ohio State University campus, Ohio Stadium, Scioto River and Arena District. 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
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first experience @ Bravo. We really liked all of our meals and desserts. (Party of 6). This was an excellent choice and close to the OSU campus. We will return again. Great food and service. Highly recommend.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience in all ways. Food was exceptionally favorable. Would like to see them bring back chopped and antipasto salads, but were other good choices.

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LM
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

we were 4 adults and 2 toddlers, they gave us a booth which is on the way to exit. I don't know weather they thought about any safety hazard or not.

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LC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall a very good experience. The food was very, very salty.

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DS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Salads and dinner came out at same time. Server has too many tables and was unable to provide expected service.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 5ambience 1

16 of us had a family gathering for Easter. Since our parents died we do not get together as much as we use to. So around the holidays we enjoy going out and having a nice dining experience. Our dinner reservations were at 5:30 and we all arrived in a timely manner at the Lennox location. We had finished eating was having dessert when they brought us the bill. Our table paid a minimum of $800-$1000(includes 3 kids). We paid our bill along with good size tips. Then our “to go” order came. We had not been there 2 hours at that time. It was a little after 7:00. Then the general manager, Autumn, came and asked us to leave because they needed the table for another party. We were told we were welcome to move to the bar. I had made those reservations over a week ago and confirmed by phone yesterday that we would still be there. This is totally unacceptable given, the amount of money we spent and we had reservations. Perhaps Autumn could use some customer service training. I do not believe she is quite ready to be a GM. I always enjoyed this restaurant. However she certainly ruined my family’s experience. We were devastated. None of us have ever been asked to leave a restaurant. They just lost 16 future patrons and any of their guests. This is where I like to dine when I have large groups. Never again!

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TZ
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated right away and promptly taken good care of during our evening. You homemade soups were outstanding!!

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DG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. When in the area, I will definitely be back.

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

Great staff, wonderful food. Would recommend this restaurant. Portion size was good for price/value.

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

Food was excellent, but took longer than expected, even though it was a busy night.

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

Zach, our waiter, was friendly, efficient and I would request him the next visit. I had not been to this Bravo location-I was extremely pleased and will definitely visit again.

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It has been a while since Ive been to the Bravo on Olentangy River Road. I enjoyed dinner (Chicken Caprese) although one of my chicken breasts was a little dry. Overall had a very good experience and look forward to returning soon!!!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a great meal & beautiful setting.

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K
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved my meal and the service

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k
Columbus
60 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We sat in the bar area, and our service was rather slow, unfortunately (and it was not during a busy time, either). I think the happy hour food options have gone downhill....but overall a nice value for what you get, and nice drink selection.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Haven’t been here for a couple of years. The food was okay but not the best value. Given what we chose house salads, spaghetti and meat balls, shrimp scampi, and my wife had a glass of wine our meal was over priced. The restaurant was very loud. The hosts who seated us noted to avoid the spilled water on the floor by our table no one ever bothered to clean it up. Not dying to go back.

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AR
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service took a lot longer than usual. We waited almost 5 minutes before being greeted by our server, and another 5-7 minutes to get our drinks.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We have been to bravo several times and always come back. This time the service and food was not great. First they had no kid menus and was told that our waiter would be able to help us out with ordering. Our waiter seemed like he didn’t even know what was on the menu. Luckily my kids both said spaghetti so it was easy. Our bread was hard and old both times and my chicken Parmesan was super tough and really hard to cut. Seemed like it was old as well. Definitely not worth the $70 we walked out of there spending for a family of 4.

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EL
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was packed, but the staff went above and beyond to make sure our group was completely taken care of!

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JN
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Justin gets kudos for excellent service. He is such a polite young man.

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We were seated by bathroom and the waitress messed up salad order twice even with correction. Also, asked for more water and it took 10 minutes to get it. Very disappointed with entire experience.

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TP
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Meal came out lukewarm. Bread sticks were pretty lame. Service was good. Ceaser salad was good.

You want feedback? This is my opinion

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SR
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always excellent. Very thankful to the staff for being professional all of the time!

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DA
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we were so happy to come there and experience the true nature of real food

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BK
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We always like Bravo. Food is always good and a good value. Only thing that didn’t work for us was the lighting and the sound. Too dark and too loud. Still an enjoyable evening.

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SV
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, as always, was amazing! Fresh, delicious and plentiful. The service was great, too! Well done...

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BF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good atmosphere. Value of the meal is high. Service is above average.

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Terribly understaffed in our area this particular evening, slowing down delivery of our food.
Pre-dinner bread delivered AFTER the entrees.
Miscommunication among servers made a disappointing experience even worse.
Online guest questionaire lacked the room to describe the series of unfortunate events.
I miss the place before its sale to out-of-towners.

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JA
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service not so great in the bar area. Restaurant area was better, food was good. Believe the restaurant on Bethel has better service, and food preparation.

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s
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nothing spectacular and definitely not impressed. Our bread was cold. Our hot tea was cold. Our server seemed annoyed by our presence. And our meals came out a little too fast, like they'd been premade.

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M
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

All good
Food a bit expensive for what you actually receive.

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ST
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good and nice atmosphere, but just felt like we were being rushed thru the meal. If we wanted to be in and out of the restaurant in 45 minutes including an appetizer and a salad as well as the main meal we would have probably selected a different place to eat.

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SJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. We frequent Bravo as the food is always good!

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BP
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was fair overall - it took significantly longer than usual for us to be seated, for our waiter to finally show up (once he did, he was fine), and our food to arrive. This despite the fact there were very, very few patrons in the restaurant at the time of our visit. Once more, no lunch menu provided on a weekend visit prior to noon. Not sure if it’s sheer laziness or the restaurant doing its very best to continue to alienate loyal patrons and lose business. What’s happening to Bravo is a real head scratcher. It’s almost like the restaurant wants to fail. This used to be my favorite restaurant, but now it’ll be limited to those times when I need to be close to the AMC Lennox for a movie or live Met broadcast.

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CR
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server Greg was so friendly and attentive to our table all night. We had come from not getting a table at another restaurant and the family was really hungry and so getting some food served quickly for our appetizer was exactly what we needed that night! Will definitely be back for another dinner on another evening.

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TT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening was perfect! I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday and it was great!

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SC
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience. Food was great.

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R
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Bravo and we will definitely be back! From the service to the food everything was excellent! And the bread-oh my!

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OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately a waiter spilled a glass of wine on our guest. However, the restaurant did move our table, covered our friends meal and gave the rest of the guests a discount off each of our meals.

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k
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

we haven't been here for a year. we were very pleased with everything and plan on being back soon. the waiter(christin ?) was very helpful.

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