BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Leawood

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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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l
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Went there for a birthday lunch, don’t always need reservations for a early Saturday lunch but I made one just in case. During the week you definitely do, speaks to the good food and service. Won’t be disappointed.

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DC
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Nickie, the manager. Out waiter was great as always and Nickie was swamped but helped everywhere in the restaurant as the place was understaffed. She is totally awesome. Great experience as always. She’s the reason we always come back and she should be given a reward for taking ownership of all jobs not just hers.

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PD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food selection/choices. The appetizers are good. Recommend Lasagna and Chicken Parmasian.

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NT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day was made special at at Bravos.
Shannon and manager were great!

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BH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

45-60 minutes late fulfilling the reservation.

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KJ
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large table (12) with a request to have it somewhere relatively secluded due to a couple hard to hearing family members. They did a great job! The table was ready when we arrived, our server--Drew--was fantastic. Very attentive, explained things well to a 12-year old, but wasn't overly distracting with too many visits. The food was fantastic. We ranged from pretty general pasta dishes, to lasagna, to pork chops to salmon. All were perfectly cooked, fresh and tasty. Highly recommend!

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A
Omaha
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Angel Eyes loves the Lobster Ravioli and we both think you have the best Lobster Bisque in the area. Believe me when I say we've tried it several places. Bravo has become one of our go to spots. I personally would like to see the Parmesan Encrusted Tenderloins back. That was my favorite dish, and it always disappoints me when I hear that corporate offices have made a national decision that effects the local level. It always looks like the beginning of the end when corporations start doing do this. Don't fix what ain't broke.

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k
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Have been to Bravo many times and thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact it has been one of our favorite restaurants. This time was different. Bartender did not know how to make a drink that was on their signature menu and did not even know where certain liquors were. Stopped making our drinks to make one for a waitress. When we were seated at our table, took quite a while for waitress to bring us water. We sat a long time before even giving our order, and then food was slow coming out. All in all a very bad experience. Had some people with us who had not been there before. They probably will not be back

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DL
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Bravo with friends for a Sunday night dinner, and experienced a most enjoyable meal. The restaurant was...to our amazement...NOT crowded as it can be on other nights of the week, and this made for an evening with instantaneous service, a relaxed atmosphere, and the ability to easily converse with our friends! Our waitress was prompt to take our drink orders and we were given as much time as we needed to make a decision on our food choices.

We all tried the calamari as an appetizer and this turned out to be a very fortuitous choice, as it was cooked to perfection, very tender, and came with the usual two excellent sauces for dipping. Our entrees included the personal pizza, a large salad, spaghetti with four gigantic meatballs, and the eggplant parmigiana. The portions were more than generous, and despite our best efforts most of our group went home with leftovers.

Unfortunately we were much too sated to try any of the dessert offerings, leaving them for another day. Overall this was a very good dining experience at one of our favorite spots. Highly recommended for anyone liking good food, well prepared, and at a reasonable price!

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DH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Larger group of 10 celebrating an 87th birthday! Great place for a group and noisy happiness

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RG
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. New favorite Italian spot for my husband and me!

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F
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always excellent here!

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CH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ask for Mackenzie! We love her and she's the best! We're also big fans of no corking fees!

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JB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. 5 people in my party and we each loved our dishes. Chicken Marsala (3 of us got this), Chicken Scallopini, vegetable salad! All were great.

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R
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bravo is always excellent and didn’t disappoint. Good food and good service.

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EX
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food good. Disappointed they no longer serve brunch. Used to be excellent. No wonder it was so easy to get into on Easter Sunday morning. Food was still good.

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AB
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Really nice restaurant. Love the bread at the beginning. Their entree prices keep going higher and higher though. We would visit more often if they weren't so expensive.

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GD
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Good time with friends to celebrate friends birthday!

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JH
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The only reason the food didn’t get 5 stars was the salad, certainly not the quality of the rest of the dinner. Otherwise we loved it.

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We have always enjoyed Bravo over the years fairly often, but everything about our experience was poor. It probably took 30 min to place our order and our waitress didn’t check on us hardly at all. We had to grab another server at least one time. Our food came out at different times and 2 dinners were cold. They remade both but one came back and had a long black hair in it and it wasn’t one of hairs. Gross! Our dinner took 45 min to come out originally and if felt like we were there all night. We won’t ever return as every aspect of dinner was a disappointment.... service, kitchen speed, and food. They won’t stay open long with their current quality. If they have an open table at a busy time, there is a reason. And we squished with 8 at a table for 6. Disappointing!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bravo went out of their way to make my daughter’s 15th birthday dinner with friends (and mom and dad) wonderful. Thanks for honoring our request of a private room, for attentive service and all the special touches. Delicious food, bread was flowing for the forever hungry teens and glasses always topped off. An extra server even jumped in to help us slice the cake we brought in. PAM IS A GEM! Great service that never missed a beat and so happy and personable. ❤️

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

it was prom

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DB
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always terrific food! The salmon with sweet potatoes, red peppers and pesto is our absolute favorite!

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B
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the private room for 7 people, so very quiet and perfect for conversing over dinner. Our waitress was very good.

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k
Kansas City
41 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Best Pork chop I have ever had. Pepperoni pizza was excellent. The salad are just average. dressing is tasteless.

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R
Kansas City
81 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The cuisine was outstanding. I had crab cakes with shrimp in a delicate sauce and sweet potato chunks with asparagus and spinach. Excellent preparation. The lobster bisque was really very good. Our waiter, Frank, was well qualified in his expertise waiting on us. A truly fine date night dinner out.

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DC
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been there twice this week. It’s the place to go to enjoy good food, service and company of a friend or even better, a husband.

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FB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 5

our guest truly enjoyed our choice
to celebrate. a Birthday!
you gained some new customers.

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BC
Kansas City
37 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great spot for family dinner! Had our kids & 4 grandchildren, waiter very accommodating
Good food choices

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HS
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Our Friday evening dining experience lacked distinction and failed to secure our return. Guests have an expansive view from wall to wall including the bar and kitchen. This open layout and bright lighting sabotages ambience and intimacy. Happy hour had few patrons and it was not extended to guests once seated in the dining room. Our chosen appetizer, Pecorino Cheese Dip, was an inadequate portion for the toasted bread served. Serving this fondue in a heated vessel with the customary drizzled honey and crisp crostini would have been an ideal as the cheese dip quickly became too firm to dip with bread. Pasta entrees were modest in size and several did not include meat or plant-based protein. The plate was not garnished nor was freshly grated cheese or seasonings offered. The Spaghetti Bolognese had a tasty and full concentration of flavor. The Shrimp Fra Diavolo and meatless Spaghetti Pomodoro disappointed. Given the entrees are not served with sides such as soup, salad or vegetable, we thought the portions were quit small for the price paid. Our server was not attentive to us which became frustrating. In the end, our party felt the experience lacked a distinctive "Wow" factor that could have paralleled the other Italian restaurants we've enjoyed through Open Table.

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FB
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kimberly did a great job!! Food was hot and tasted good!

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B
Kansas City
68 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time I have ordered shrimp scampi. I was disappointed as it was way too much pasta and no butter or garlic. Never had scampi like that before. Quite surprised by shrimp tasting like water too! Usually has taste of butter & garlic. Service was excellent, great attitude with complaining guests in my party. I just won’t order that next time,

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TM
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reunion and birthday celebration. Excellent service and great food

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B
Kansas City
69 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was great, but service ...not so great. Management even gave us certificates to come back.

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W
Kansas City
37 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good Italian restaurant but a little underwhelming. Had the caprese salad-tomatoes and buffalo cheese rather small. Gluten free pasta is a small corkscrew shape which did not work well with my shrimp scampi (while tasty a very sad looking dish). Service was great. Our server was friendly, honest and attentive (especially on a busy night). Kudos to her.

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F
Kansas City
31 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There is a special going on until the end of March. Get a free shrimp Napoli with salmon entree.Everything was delicious. Our server was wonderful. Great restaurant for any occasion! And the specials are fabulous!

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MS
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We have dined at this location numerous times, so there are no overall complaints about the restaurant itself or the service and staff.

Last night was the first time I've left after dining here where I felt a little 'meh' about my meal in particular. My wife ordered the Spaghetti Pomodoro and she very much enjoyed every bite of it.

I ordered the Shrimp Scampi and was left a bit underwhelmed. The dish itself was rather bland and didn't have much flavor at all, this is even after adding some salt and pepper to the dish. The pasta was cooked wonderfully, as was the shrimp, but the sauce was just there and added virtually nothing to the dish other than making it not a pile of capellini and shrimp served dry.

The menu stated there should have been some lemon, but I didn't pick up any hint of lemon anywhere.

I did not say anything to the server as my wife and I were both hungry and I know that if I had asked for a new dish either a.) her meal would have then become cold, or b.) she would eat while I watched and then I would eat while she watched. Regardless, I understand I am accountable for that. Just wanted to share my experience with the dish so if there are others who have had similar experiences this can be on record for restaurant to look into refining the recipe.

We will likely be back again at some point I'm sure, as there are few Italian restaurants we like in town, and this was our first negative experience. Plus...you really can't go wrong with the Shrimp Napoli.

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JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

He had a nice family dinner celebrating our son’s 18th birthday. Bravo is one of our go for special occasion restaurant. We started with the calamari, caesar salad and lobster bisque. Then we ordered two orders of pasta bravo, chicken parmesan and a margherita pizza. Everything (including the focaccia and dipping oil) was delicious!

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a
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love that the chopped salad is back! It's perfect with the grilled salmon on top. Salmon was cooked just as requested. Everything was delicious!

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P
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

New menu removed our favorite dishes that were the reason we went to Bravos. Disappointing.

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