BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Indianapolis - Willowlake

4.3
391 reviews
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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. 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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JB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere and food were great. Every time we come, the staff is amazingly accommodating and kind

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P
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great place to spend Father’s Day . Food was delicious and our waitress, Danielle took excellent care of .us. Each person ordered something different and all were very happy with Spaghetti Bolognese, spaghetti & meatballs, grilled shrimp scampi and Dad’s Veal Parmigiana, which was incredible - and a huge portion. Cocktails were also excellent .

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TH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It was over 10 minutes before anyone acknowledged us at the table and offered to get drinks. It did get better once we were greeted but it was a significant amount of time.

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d
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delightful! Table was perfect 👌, service outstanding, and food was delicious as it always is, one of our favorite restaurants. The meatballs are the best. Best regards, Carolyn Carroll

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JH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our food was excellent and came out in a timely manner.

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

Our server was fantastic!

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LD
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Ate on the patio after a ball game. Food and service good as always. Parking lot noise/smell not ideal but not horribly

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P
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were thankful that they were open on Memorial Day for dinner.

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I
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

food was very good, service was decent, could have been a bit more attentive. made for an enjoyable birthday dinner

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A
Indiana
149 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was great and so was the service. Try the turkey meatballs!

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JA
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Potion sizes and recipe has changed since our last visit but price of the entries remained the same. The chicken was dry and chewy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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OT
Indiana
85 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Quality of food erratic and restaurant noisy. Not sure if we will return.

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IB
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food is good but I feel it's a bit pricey for the quality and portion size. We normally visit for special occasions only.

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P
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife for Mother’s Day lunch and we had a great meal and experience.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Had to wait even with a reservation

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GO
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The menu was revised to include breakfast/brunch items, which is a welcome change back to as it was before. The service was a bit slow due to being Mother's Day, but we were seated immediately. Overall a good experience and we will come back again.

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C
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Extremely disappointed! This is the fourth year we have been to this location for Mother's Day. However, "corporate" decided no brunch on Saturday, the day before Mother's Day. Server was not at all helpful in recommending something for one person in our group who has a severe food allergy. Manager was somewhat better, but not much. We will not return to this location.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was pleased with the visit, service was good, table of 6 and our waitress was very good. Food arrived much later than expected but was delicious. Was very disappointed with the amount of trash & litter in the area outside - was an amazing amount. This is a reflection on Bravo, sad to say!

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JM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

We live very close but with the waitress we had, I would drive to the one that is further away. We did have a big group (13) however, the service in kitchen was slow (not her fault) but we waited over an hour for soup/salads with no apology. Waitress was very rude and had the tone of a server at a Dicks (that is not what I go to Bravo for). She brought me the wrong drink and then brough the correct one and kept asking which one did I want to keep (ok lady, I get it you are not going to leave the WRONG one that you brought and handed me but whatever, that was NO big deal to me..others in the group were appalled). I love Bravo food so will go again to a different one and/or make sure she is NOT the server.

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MK
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Had reservations for four. That sat us at a 6 top, very awkward for conversation. Restaurant was loud and cold. Food and service were wonderful!

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OT
Indiana
45 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Not the best service this time. It was also VERY noisy.

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CR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

The interior could really use a revamping. The ambiance is suffering because of the outdated decor. The service was just ok. Took a very long time to get drinks and food. We were pleasantly surprised by the food taste and quality, however.

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RL
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it! My 18 yr old was even impressed!!! Will visit again and recommend!!

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

Jack waited on us when we came in to celebrate my 60th birthday, he was outstanding, best service I've ever had ANYWHERE. Imagine how pleased I was when we had dinner here with some friends this past Saturday and Jack was our server again. He is JUST THE BEST!!!! Don't let him go!!!

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LR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We were there on a Saturday night with an unexpected snow storm. We were one of three tables with people and it took a long time to get our food which was interesting because several of us ordered the same menu item, so they only had to prepare three different items. The chicken marsala was dry and very salty. Some of the bread for the table was dried out. Overall, it was disappointing. Our waiter was very good - but we were his only table.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family get together

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KA
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

It was a special occasion which I had let the restaurant know in advance but no mention of the occasion was made which was disappointing.

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D
Indiana
108 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food.

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JJ
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

You can always count on Bravo for consistently good food. Salmon is always wonderful and my husband went it for the pork chops but got the grass fed beef meatballs bolognese (for the second time) and loved it.

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SK
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service! Went on a Tuesday night after our daughter's science fair and it was a perfect ending to our day. We will definitely be back.

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RH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Thank you for the two for one on entries for our meal. We went at lunch time on a cold day. Food was outstanding. Server could have brought the salad separately instead of along with the entries. But all in all good experience. Will return

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MW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Bravos. Great food! Great people and love love love the bread.

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OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish they had more dairy free options

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It has been years since we have gone to bravo, We were looking forward to the bread and dipping oil. The quality of bread has changed. Our server was terrible. We had to ask for everything. Service was extremely slow. They overcooked a steak. It was clear to our server the steak was overcooked. He took it back to re prepare. It took at least 15 minutes to get the meal back out. The order should have been escalated but instead was entered like an order. We had to ask for our bill as well as our to go box. Our server was interested in visiting with his coworker friends rather than taking care of his tables. Very disappointing experience.

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FB
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere, as always, a consistent favorite

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F
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My Mediterranean salad was delicious and my husband's was what he likes which like the way the Italian makes it. Service was a bit slow in the beginning but our food server was wonderful.

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H
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Birthday celebration
Service was less than poor.
No spontaneous acknowledgement of special occasion
Waitress was abrupt, abrasive, inattentive, indifferent.
As a regular patron I was very disappointed that I brought my family that evening.

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ES
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was amazing. He kept checking on us, and always made sure we were fine. The environment is good overall. We were asked if everything was good by someone else other than our waiter. We were 30 minutes late to our reservation, but they were still able to find us a table within 10 minutes, which was great! The people who work there are very friendly and attentive. The food and wine were great.

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L
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Where to start?
Made a reservation and immediately got sat at a nice table. Waitress was nice and promptly got our drink order and appetizers in. We ordered our dinner and waited...and waited...and waited. It took over an hour for us to get our food. Once the food came out, it was cold and appeared that it had been sitting in the kitchen for quite sometime before waitress realized it was ready. After letting our waitress know, she took the food back and it seemed to be reheated in a microwave (it was back at the table in under 5 minutes and barely warm). We were comped a dessert as an apology and that was perfectly fine. Food was good but later caused upset stomachs in both of us. I wish it would have gone better, but it just didn’t. I don’t think we will be going back again.

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