Permanently Closed - BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Fredericksburg - Spotsylvania

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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. 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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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my most favorite restaurants here in Fredericksburg. So sad to see them leave.

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EllinorS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The day we dined was the last day they were open. They closed their doors that evening. Luckily we heard about the closing and were able to spend our $150.00 gift cards.
Too bad they are closing their doors at this location. We always enjoyed the food, ambiance and service.

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AmberW
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm going to miss this place! It has been a family favorite for years.

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vipMadlyb
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an excellent restaurant with great food and great service. Corporate cancelled Brunch and changed the menu and despite some backtracking, they never recovered and closed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the bartenders taking care of us, it was really nice that they wished my husband a happy birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their black cherry mule is awesome, the grilled pork chop is so tender!!

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tadc
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We were quickly sat nearly 15 minutes before before our reservation. After that, no server came to our table for nearly 20 minutes. The server at the next table kindly stopped and mentioned that our server was busy, but should be by soon. She offered a complimentary app and retrieved some drinks for us. The app arrived quickly. Ultimately, this server (megan) became our server and was very attentive. We left nearly 100 min after arriving. Though we didn't have other plans, this was far too long to eat dinner. Thanks to megan for noticing us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Don’t order lobster bisque expecting lobster. Soup had shrimp instead. Talked to manager and he confirmed the lobster bisque was made with lobster broth but made with shrimp instead. Ordered glass of wine asking for specific brand. Was charged for higher priced brand. Food was warm. Our visit was New Year’s Eve at 5pm when only five tables were occupied. Not busy. Shrimp Napoli still is exceptional.

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GillianW
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Waited 10 mins to be seated. No greeting just shown a table. Server take 12 mins to come to table. There was about 4 other tables and maybe 6 parties at the bar area which gives no reason for poor service.

Will have no reason to go back and will not recommend.

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Steve
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Moderately priced, friendly, excellent food. Waiter could have been a bit more experienced in opening a bottle of wine but I presume he'll learn. Perhaps a better opener would have helped.

MA
MATTHEWS
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably exceptional dining experiences over multiple years of getting together for birthdays, casual dining, and special moments. From the food prep team to the servers, Bravo’s is a culinary asset to the Fredericksburg dining scene. Not to be overlooked, Kathy is an exceptional hostess, making everyone feel welcome and part of the Bravo family.

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MelanieH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lobster bisque was great! Everyone enjoyed their menu choice. I enjoyed the Pasta Woozie. Next time I want to try the mozzarella tomato side salad.

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MartinH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, we have a child with allergies and the staff took precaution to prepare his food safely. The waiter was engaging and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Not cheap but good value for money.

DM
DouglasM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Kara. Food was good. Excellent experience.

HL
HerbLisa
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Sunday may not seem like the best time to visit Bravo Cucina Italiana restaurant in the Spotsylvania Towne Centre but at the time we knew it would be better than most places to dine in Fredericksburg, VA. All previous visits to this Bravo have started with being greeted, at the door, by a hostess. We had to wait 3 minutes for our hostess to get back from her break. Not terrible but not normal for this Bravo. We requested the newest server, since we are rather patient and understanding of little problems. Why not give the rookie someone to spill the soup on. Although our server was very delayed on her arrival, she more than made up for it in friendliness and efficiency. She did an excellent job of taking care of our table. The most important part of any visit to a restaurant should never be the server, the ambiance, the hostess or even the price; it should be the food. In this area, Sunday night was a great time to visit the Bravo in Fredericksburg, VA. First was the Crispy Shrimp Napoli. Tender shrimp with just a little more sauce than normal. The best we've had in quite a while. Although the Lobster Bisque can sometimes be a bit salty; not this time. It was hot and perfect. I had the Spaghetti Pomodoro which is a very simple sounding meal that most restaurants can't seem to get right. Well, bravo to Bravo's Sunday chef. It was that good. My wife had the Pasta Woozie. That is a Chicken & Spinach Alfredo over fettuccine dish. As much as I loved my Pomodoro sauce, the Pasta Woozie was awesome. My Brother-in law had the Eggplant Parmigiana. This is not normally my go to dish but the amount of mozzarella cheese, crispy eggplant and Pomodoro sauce almost made me want to trade. So it sounds like a perfect meal and it was. What started slow at the beginning turned into one amazing night dining at Bravo.

SG
SharonG
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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ginsta
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! No complaints

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datenightduo
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

1st time here. Impressed. Hard to get water refills tho. Daughter asked twice but no water came.

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vipPennValley1
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants stopping on 95. Also, make sure that you share an order of their cheesecake!

JA
JohnA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first trip, and we were very impressed. The menu options and ambiance were great, food was excellent, and the service was very good (server was spread very thin, but exhibited "grace under pressure"). Table was quiet, per our request, as we were hosting my aunt, who wears a hearing aide (and lives in Fredericksburg. Wish there was one near me in the Baltimore / Washington / Annapolis triangle . Would go there again in a heartbeat.

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SteveSimpson6
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!
We need more places like this in Stafford (Fredericksburg)

JG
JayG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was poor. Guest became ill after eating chicken parm. When she got home.

MR
MikeR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready upon arrival. The waitress was very attentive. Food was fabulous!

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Quietandelegance
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great decor and very friendly staff...Food was outstanding.

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coco
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I made a reservation for 8 people (family visit). waiting too long for our drink, cocktail, wine, and foods. overall visit was OK. I'm not sure the restaurant has enough staff working in the kitchen?

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Hank
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent at Italian food and good service

MG
MaryG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food in a great location. The shrimp scampi is delicious. They also offer gluten-free options.

VB
VickyB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always enjoy Bravo, atmosphere and food. Met a new acquaintance there and it was her first time. She enjoyed everything.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Dona is an attentive server. Enjoyed the meal.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was good. The pasta lacked flavor and seasoning

Our waitress was fantastic and courteous

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viptay70tay
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you! Always pleased

SG
SharonG
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveling to our family this is our favorite stopover in Fredericksburg. Always delicious.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous the service was amazing the ambience was exceptional what a gem you have here

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice for family lunch.

JR
vipJRS1356
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I like the restaurant in my past experiences but this was likely my worst trip. It took about ten minutes before anybody came to our table. The waiter seemed new/enexperienced, the bread was hard and the food was subpar.
I’ll try again in a while and see if things change.

CS
CarlosS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have, by far, the best lasagna. We are also able to order the chopped salad which is not longer on the menu. We have never had a bad experience there. The wait staff is attentive but not intrusive. The food is delicious. The Cacio de Peppa is my personal favorite. You cannot go wrong selecting this place for either a casual meal or special occasion.

KG
KeddieGogo
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was amazing. I booked a table for 8 and we were put in a private room. This made the evening even more enjoyable. The wait staff was attentive and accommodating. The good was delicious and seemed freaky prepared. The drinks were well made. We didn't feel rushed and we're able to enjoy a wonderful evening with friends enjoying fine food and company. Definitely recommend them highly.

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Kaylan
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was extremely slow and the restaurant was basically empty. Only 2 other tables. It took an hour to get our food and when we finished eating, we waited another 25 mins until the server came by to see if we needed anything - which we needed our checks. The checks were wrong and had to be redone. The food was fine. Overall, the restaurant was fine, but I don't see myself going back.

MJ
MelindaJ
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Wonderful Place for any adult gathering. I celebrated my 50th and it was wonderful. Food was reasonable price. Not very cheap but not expensive. Parking was a challenge because it was in a town center. Our waiter was ok BUT for a Nice restaurant the waiter need to be more outstanding. I would give the place a 5 star but feel the waiter could have been upscale all smile and cheerful. He was not bad but needed someone more talkative and friendly. But other than that it was a wonderful Experience.

MV
MicheleV
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it went with my husband and Father and we all loved the food our waitress was outstanding.

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