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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OT
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service.

DM
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is delicious; it was a wonderful meal. Server was a bit inattentive, but I think she had too many tables, so not her fault.

KM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Bravo's quite often as the food is good, the wait staff professional and the atmosphere very comfortable and pleasant, no blaring music and enough soft surfaces to keep the noise levels tolerable. The prices are reasonable so it doesn't break the bank to have a dinner out. I think its an extremely good value.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wanted a good spot to grab some lunch with co-workers. It was perfect.

GS
E. Tennessee
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best outdoor seating areas in town, with a nice view in good weather.

AL
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very average, chain quality food. The place was nearly empty - yet, it took ten minutes to even get water. The food was just ok. My spaghetti bolognese had a dollop of sauce on a mountain of pasta. The "calamari" were pre-fab strips. The bread was like a grocery store dinner roll at best. It was very chain, not fresh quality. I can see why the local Italian eateries have a line out the door and this place was empty on a Saturday night. Service was slow - but, pleasant. The food was not "bad" - just average and certainly not a great value. Over $100 for three people for "just okay" food is not a glowing endorsement.

GP
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
55 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

z
E. Tennessee
24 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We've had a hard time finding a good Italian restaurant in Knoxville (one that doesn't just smother every dish in a red sauce and call it Italian) coming from Chicago where there are great Italian eateries. BRAVO, although a chain, offers a very nice selection of meals prepared very well. A good wine list rounds out the meal, and the service is very attentive. Delicious house dipping sauce for the bread (that's also available for sale at BRAVO). I had scallops that were prepared perfectly while hubby had flavorful lasagna. We'll be back!

B
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BL
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal, and the service was impeccable.

OT
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place!

S
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jai Lei always is so attentive to our needs!

TS
E. Tennessee
45 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service2ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

GJ
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MD
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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