BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Louisville

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$30 and under
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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. Located near St. Matthews Little League Park, Lyndon Recreation Sports Complex and Cinemark. 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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J
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The service used to be exceptional here so my family would come at least once a month. Unfortunately, in the last year or so it has gone down hill so despite the menu still being delicious we rarely go anymore.

PC
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were gretted @ the door...Sat @ the Bar for a bit, Great people taking care of us @ Bar.
Table was ready on time. Server was A+ Food A+

JK
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My uncle thoroughly enjoyed his 87th birthday thanks to great food and great service! Requested a table for five including a wheelchair and they had it ready for us when we walked in the door. Thanks!

H
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Would have received highest marks but the service was not up to the usual standards. No offer to refill drinks or to bring more bread to the table. Server only made one inquiry about the meal.

E
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Food came to the table cold. Salmon over cooked and over salted .

OT
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Difficult to hear at a round table for 5. Our waitress mistakenly overcharged one of our party but corrected it. We waited too long for our checks and I went ahead and finished my meal while waiting for a to-go box. She may have been taking care of more tables than she could efficiently handle.

JH
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

To be seated and ignored is unacceptable. The only other occupied table outside was seated well after us and served immediately. Since the waitress never came over, I went inside to speak to the hostess who never materialized at the front while I waited. A waiter came by and was quite helpful and apologetic - at least one employee we encountered understands how to handle customers.
Food is marginal at best. Not worth the time.

JB
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bravo's is always consistent. The food and drinks are well made and the service is always very good. Prices are reasonable and the quality is always great. It is one of our favorite places to dine.

J
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best Italian menus in Louisville. The food was delicious and well prepared. The noise level was the only drawback.

P
Louisville
395 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We Like eating in the bar area to get the specials. We shared tomato mozzarella salad, a margarita pizza, and dip and Cristini’s. Great price good service.

JK
Louisville
33 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great 64th anniversary celebration for my parents! Requested table closer to the door and they were able to accommodate so my 91 and 88-year-old parents didn’t have to walk too far. Food never disappoints!

B
Louisville
50 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

enjoyed our pasta and soups immensely
we miss the chopped salad you used to serve

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Better tasting than Olive Garden with comparable prices. Love this place!!! New Fave Italian🥰

TS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 3

I went online and reserved an outdoor table. It was an early weekday reservation and when we arrived there was hardly any other customers there. Literally maybe 4 tables in the entire restuarant was being used. When we were taken to our tables the waitress and I immediately noticed the appetizer plate had what looked like a small piece of burnt food on it. She took the plate away but never replaced it until after I waited and after our appetizers were brought to us. We were seated close to the kitchen and a busy walkway for the employees.
Was not the experience I was hoping for with my new lady friend and definitely not what I reserved.

MS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My husband and I have been there many times and have always enjoyed it. Our waiter, Sam, was attentive and did a very good job. That being said, we both ordered a pasta (spaghetti bolognese and pasta bravo). Both were large and we thought that neither one had quite enough sauce on it. I suppose we could have asked for more, but we ate it and brought our leftovers home - enough to feed us another meal. All in all we enjoyed it and will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Server and good food

FD
Western KY
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Drinks were poorly made. Food was average at best. Service was below par. used to be a nice stopping place, but not on this occasion.

SB
Louisville
38 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The server very nice but untrained. Shame on the restaurant. They need to train them so they will receive good tips since they depend on their tips.

AL
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice casual Italian dining with good dining options.

JK
Louisville
33 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bravo’s is my 91-yr-old mother’s favorite. They didn’t disappoint! Still wish they would add back the Chicken Bacon Ranch Flat Bread Appetizer.

g
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is my favorite Italian place to dine. The food is always great and the service is always fantastic. The whole evening was wonderful. Thank you

Ginny

TO
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roy was an incredible server - one of the best we have had anywhere!!! He was very knowledgeable and very personable! He made our dining experience so much fun! And we were very pleased that the chef came to inquire how our food was prepared - truly the sign of an excellent restaurant! We highly recommend Bravo’s!

WL
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Bravo is reliably good, and I have dined there often. On my most recent visit, I tried a spicy shrimp and pasta entree I had not had before at this restaurant, and its version was delicious. Though it is not regularly on the menu, I have requested pasta carbonara on occasion and have been served very tasty versions. I might ask for shrimp Alfredo next time. I imagine it could easily substitute shrimp for the chicken in its version of the pasta dish. I do wish Bravo had a few more selections on its menu, such as pasta carbonara and veal saltimbocca, but it does very well with the entrees it does offer.

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Service was great!

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

Yes! Especially since you brought back my favorite salad, Romano Crusted Chicken salad! Thank you. A very generous portion and well mixed. Fantastic service.

PF
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We had a large group of 11 people. Service was good but the food wasn't as good as it used to be. Apps, calamari and fried ravioli were good. Srvers brought us plenty of bread and dipping sauce. The lobster bisque and lobster ravioli were terrible. The Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe was a very small portion and dry but edible. Most said their food was ok.

RS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The service was a little spotty in terms of attentiveness but the Waitress was very friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was great.

OT
Louisville
56 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch!

SC
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was overly salted

DY
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Will go back !!!!

AN
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server's werre very friendly and attentive.. the food was great and a very nice and calming atmosphere. I would greatly recommend this place.. great family atmosphere also!!!!

m
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was just what we needed. In visiting my son for a special occasion on Fort Knox I wanted to find a good Italian restaurant and Open Table came through again. The service was spot on - our drinks never ran dry for more than a minute, the bread and appetizer (Calamari) was delicious. Note the calamari was fresh - not frozen and not fried overly hard - just right. Both dips that accompanied it were on point as well. Everyone said they were still full from lunch but found a way to make room for their entrees and/or salads. I had the chicken Alfredo with spinach and added shrimp and bacon- NEW DISH!!! It looked so good the waitress said the kitchen staff commented and she was going to get her one just like it for dinner. It needs nothing - so don’t add salt (there is no pepper on the table - (and that is a shaker not a grinder on the table) or anything before you taste it for yourself. Note - the shrimp and bacon were extra and I asked for a good bit of Parmesan cheese on top. The dish was not to saucy or dry - just perfect!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and environment was very good. What took it over the top, however,was the service. The young woman that waited on us was exceptional!

H
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Reliable spot for quality, affordable Italian food. The service was excellent, and the ambiance is also good.

C
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bravo happens to be my favorite restaurant. I enjoy bringing family and friends for a night out.

J
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We came as a group of 10 (3 families) for brunch after church. Our table was ready immediately which was great. Our server was new and not very familiar with the (limited) brunch menu. We had a few questions about the menu he was unable to answer. He should have had help with our table or another more experienced server been given our table due to the size of our group. My husband received the wrong order - the server did make it right quickly however - and my eggs appeared to be reconstituted (like hotel continental breakfast eggs). Overall our server was very nice and attentive but not well trained and the eggs were very underwhelming and did not appear to be “real” eggs.

MG
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We love Bravo! The food is always fresh and presented as ordered. Staff is professional and attentive. Atmosphere is comfortable. Great place for families, friends as well as one on one dinners.

OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and the service was friendly and attentive.

S
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went for my moms birthday, wasnt very crowded. Enjoyed the dinner

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