BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Knoxville

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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. Located near the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, Thompson Boling Arena, Neyland Stadium, University of Tennessee and Knoxville Coliseum. 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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GP
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy Bravo. Lovely place to eat and good food. Take family and friends there. It may be Italian cuisine but my mother LOVES the filet mignon!

CB
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner after a stressful day. Amber waited on us and really made our night. She was friendly and sweet.

SR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location to celebrate a birthday! My kids felt a little under dressed but the dinner crowd was a mix of all sorts from suits to blue jeans!

MC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Chad was incredible. Found out it was our 32nd wedding anniversary and let us pick out a free dessert. Food is always perfect. I ALWAYS order the lasagna. It’s the BEST in Knoxville. The red Chianti was so smooth. We sat outside because the evening was so cool and quiet

RR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there to celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary. We loved it.
I had the Shrimp Alfredo and my had the Lobster Ravioli. Both entrees were very good. For an appetizer we had the Breaded shrimp with dried tomatoes. It was Fabulous. The dessert (complimentary because of the special occasion) was the Chef Special, a sponge cake, Gellato and Berries. It was delicious. We were served by a young lady named Anne who was excellent. We are looking forward to our next visit and to try more dishes.

B
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the dining experience from being greeted at the host stand through taking care of the final bill was stellar. That along with a great meal with great friends made for a superb evening.

ST
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Routinely delivers high quality service & food. Table selected was perfect for the occasion.

BL
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with a friend to catch up after not seeing her in a long time. The service was excellent and the food was delicious!

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

Went for lunch w friends.. Food great, except for lobster bisque didn’t have much lobster in it.. Everything else excellent.. Service good, quiet atmosphere..

KK
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal, and the service was impeccable.

OT
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place!

S
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A classy franchise ~
“Bravo” does Italian with real panache. Portions are very generous. Side Salad was fresh, flavorful, and not dinky.
Chicken Caprese had tender chicken breast and a riot of savory flavors. Pasta was perfect.
Pinot Noir was a lovely selection.
Seasonal dessert of Berry Pound Cake a la mode - simple, but out of this world.

AP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely relaxing eatery. The food is consistently well prepared and delicious. The wait staff are friendly and prompt. We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. Our 6 year old grandson and 4 year old granddaughter get excited when they know we will be eating at Bravos.

N
E. Tennessee
25 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jai Lei always is so attentive to our needs!

TS
E. Tennessee
44 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BRAVO is our "go to" restaurant for good Italian food. It's just a great restaurant where you can always count on the food to be good. "BRAVO" says it all.

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant itself was much bigger and nicer than I expected from what I had seen online. We were seated a little before our reserved time. The place has a very nice and professional atmosphere. When they found out it was our first time there, they brought a free appetizer. When they found out it was our wedding anniversary, they gave us a free dessert. The food was excellent. Very classy place and a great overall value.

JC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything I’ve ever ordered at Bravo’s has been excellent, as well as the service!

OT
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was pretty good however the service was not very good at all. It was my boyfriends birthday, which I listed on the reservation, and it was hardly acknowledged. We had to remind our server that he was supposed to get a dessert choice. Our server never asked us how our food was and took nearly 20 minutes to get our check and return it. I’m usually very impressed with this restaurant but last night was disappointing.

JS
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No wait at all -Food & atmosphere was great as well as the service! We will definitely go back again

FH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Like being able to order gluten free pasta dishes. Food was good. Would have liked more sauce on pasta.

BB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it there! Had a great time! Wonderful food, beautiful place, excellent server, Jessica & others who brought food out were very professional & attentive as well.
Grilled shrimp, bread, peach Bellini & creme brûlée all perfect!!

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bravo is great for authenic Italian cuisine. The service is outstanding. Recommend making a reservation at peak times though.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday, wonderful food and outstanding service!

SC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Pleasant atmosphere with a real table cloth and a good waiter. Food was medium.

GJ
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parker was our server and he was outstanding! I was a F&B Director for a local hotel before becoming General Manager and you have a gem in Parker. I wish he was working on my team! The food and atmosphere were amazing as well. We were a party of nine and dining here was my idea. Many of our party had never been to Bravo, but after Thursday, I believe you will have some repeat business. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely hands down the best Italian food ever! I just love this place so much. When I’m in Knoxville this is a must, you can’t go wrong with any selection.

MO
E. Tennessee
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Andrew, our server, was very knowledgeable and accommodating. I was quite disappointed in the salmon salad; it was nowhere near as good as Chesapeake’s. It lacked variety of greens (which were much too large to eat easily) and the usual assortment of nuts or fruit, fresh or dried.

CH
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Bravo, but not our last. Thank you.

S
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome and the food was hot and served very quick. Love the bread too.

N
E. Tennessee
26 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jai Lei was awesome as always ! Very efficient and sweet .

MD
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and consistent. Very reasonable for the quality. It is special place without prices so high you only go for a special occasion.

SS
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent!

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent taste and service is always done well. The managers make the rounds and listen to your comments. A step up in quality over the usual Italian food chains but not so much more in cost.

MW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Have eaten with you many times. All good as usual except service. Didn't appear to be fault of server. Seemed she had so many tables to serve. She was very accommodating, just took longer than usual to get requests.

LC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an anniversary dinner and it met all criteria for special. The food was wonderful. We've never been disappointed by our dining experiences at Bravo!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & great service! Love that they have vegan/vegetarian options. It is one of the few places in Knoxville the entire family can find something on the menu!!

BD
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was wonderful, brought my wife there for our 5th anniversary and even with a toddler it was still a very pleasant experience. Staff was great and the bread was amazing.

DL
E. Tennessee
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding!

A
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had taken some friends to Bravo as they had not been before. My wife, and one of our friends had the spaghetti cacio e pepe, and I had shrimp fra discoloring, and the other friend had spaghetti bolognese. All of our food was terrific and we had a great time. We would definitely be back.

MG
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Well I would have after the first 2 times but my last experience was not anything like first 2.

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