BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Louisville

4.3
656 reviews
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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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Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would 1000 percent tell everyone to go try this place very good food and service had a great meal and a good time

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T
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good food at a reasonable price. Become a Bravo member for discounts.

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E
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food at Bravo never disappoints. It's a beautiful restaurant.

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OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a fun evening celebrating Father’s Day. The food was delicious. The bread was hot and the dipping sauce devine.

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G
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great, portions are a little small for the price. Service was good for other tables, but the waiter we had was terrible. Everyone that was around us that got seated after us had their drinks and almost their food before he even took our drink order. So if we would of had a different waiter im sure this would of been amazing.

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DH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Server was not very good about filling drinks. The food was great

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M
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had out of town visitors and took them to Bravo. They all loved it! The food is a good value and we had great service. Recommend this highly!

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Historically have loved this place and arrived to celebrate my birthday. Waitress was one of the worse I've had at any establishment. Clearly did not want to be there and could care less about our experience. Food quality has meaningfully declined, nothing seemed fresh or at least made with fresh ingredients and food presentation was a complete after-thought. Don't believe I will be returning.

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KD
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our regular places we like to eat. The food and service are always good. The price point on their champagne can’t be beat!

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JH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The table was ready when we arrived. The restaurant has a quiet, Italian ambience. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly, (despite my clumsiness in knocking over a glass of water) and extremely efficient, without being intrusive in our conversation. We have visited here often with this couple, family , and other groups. All have always had a good time and a wonderful dining experience.

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

We greatly enjoyed our meal and had a server that did a great job and was very attentive!

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NH
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 50th anniversary party was small, immediate family, but VERY enjoyable!

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MW
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was a bit off. Forgot one of orders which did not arrive until most everyone else was finished. Food was excellent as always.

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I ordered the pasta pomodoro. The olive oil did not taste like olive oil...it was infused with a red substance. Other than that, the salads and bread were delicious, and the special dessert was fabulous.

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NG
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We were too near the food preparation area and it was very noisy. I would not sit in that part again.

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B
Louisville
40 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

our salads were crisp; the meatballs were wonderful; really liked the eggplant a lot

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AM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

We were seated next to a very loud table with a large group, which made our conversations difficult.

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time going to this restaurant. Will go back! Food delicious. The only thing is around some tables is wrought iron railings with ornamental curves at the bottom sticking out from the bottom.. I stubbed my toe twice on them and it hurt badly!! Those things need to be removed.

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g
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was amazing, my son said steak was better than any steakhouse. My pasta was great and others in the party very happy. Our service was not so great... maybe she was having a bad day, just no personality and that’s not a good fit for a waitress.

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

We went for mothers day. Great atmosphere and food. Service a little slow but the waiter kept the bread coming so we were satisfied.

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GH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Our reservation was for 5:45 we paid for the meal at 8;15. We didn't have cocktails. The moise level was off tge charts. It was so loud that it mad it impossible to have a good conversation. The waitress was attentive. The slowness of seating, noise level and slowness food preparation put Bravo on our dont return to list.

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F
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food is always good at Bravo’s. The staff was obviously overwhelmed for Mother’s Day. Service was slow and the only kids meal ordered didn’t arrive until we were leaving. Drinks were not refilled because the server reported not having enough water pitchers. They comped the child’s pasta dish but not a typical Bravo service experience on Mother’s Day.

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

The food was excellent, along with the server. I did not like that our reservation was not observed on time.

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SV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

Scam alert they charged a $100. More than my bill was. Only reason how I caught it was because I have an alert set on my account. My acct was charged $100 more. When I approached the Manager he wanted to know how I found out. He had no intention of telling me they over charged me. They knew they tried to scam me. Also when my bill came there was no credit card in it, the waiter didn’t know where he left it. A big scam don’t go there they are scammers and liars.

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

Bravo is the favorite restaurant of my wife and I. We visit there at least once a month. The service is always great and the food is always fresh and tasty.

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L
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our Mother’s Day brunch was excellent! We had a nice table for eight in a good location in the side room. Quiet enough for good conversation. Our server was great! He was efficient and very pleasant. Everyone who helped our server was also very nice.

Most of our group ordered breakfast dishes, although one person had pasta and another had a salad. Everything was very good! The two children liked the “kids menu” bacon, eggs, and fruit, but what they really loved the most was the lava cake dessert.

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RH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We are regulars here and really have found it to be one of the best values, most consistent moderate price Italian places in the Louisville area. The one issue this particular place has is the server staff. I understand it is very hard to get good people but I have to say, over the last 6 months we have not been placed with a decent server once. I am not sure what the industry standard wage is for servers, but I would be paying them more in hopes of retaining a higher level of service. I gave this place 3 starts overall which would have been 5 stars if not for the obvious struggle they have keeping qualified servers. As a side note, the manager was assisting our server Saturday evening which made things tolerable. The Case Dela Casa is perfect every time, and if you order Lasagna it is more than enough to split for 2 people. The food is always excellent.

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D
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Used to go here frequently but haven't been for awhile. I was a little disappointed in my Pasta Woozie. It was very dry, needing more Alfredo sauce. We felt very rushed by the waiter who began clearing plates and giving us our bill before people were finished eating. He even came back to collect the bill while our party was still eating and we told him to come back later. Probably won't hurry back here.

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c
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. Great service. Nice people. They treat you well. Great place for a dinner date.

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u
Louisville
42 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We used to come to Bravo maybe once a month. However, we haven't come as often, because it seems that since they changed the menu, the food has dropped in quality. It has been about 2-3 months since we were here last. Last time I tried the Chicken meatballs, which were not very good. They were mushy. I had the lasagna this time. This used to be my favorite, when it was called Mama's lasagna. In the past it was baked to a golden brown, it was nicely layered with cheese, meat and noodles with plenty of flavor. This time it seemed barely baked, not a lot of meat and it was very liquidity. The taste was only ok. After these last 2 visits, it is no longer our favorite Italian restaurant in Louisville.

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ES
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The restaurant wasn’t overly busy and it took forever to get anything. Ordered two kids’ drinks and it must have taken 20 mins to get them. Food was decent, but because of the service I wouldn’t go back.

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OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was wonderful but the service was lacking. Our server could not have been more disinterested in our dining experience. For a meal that was almost $100 for three people, I expected more.

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NT
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very service focused, even after showing up very late for our reservation. Waiter was new to the service but they got through our very picky eating family just fine.

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Sheena, was terrific and the food was wonderful. We especially enjoyed sharing the seasonal sweet, a white cake with berries inside and out and gelato on top!

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RZ
Salt Lake City
36 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

lower level version of Brio, food was ok, service great I did not realize it was a chain until I got there, otherwise i would have picked a local restaurant

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KR
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was wonderful. The waiter was AWESOME!!!

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Great food with large, shareable portions. The Isalata deal Casa is great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is the 2nd time in 1 week that the WiFi wasn’t working. Was there with family for Easter, but could not check in due to WiFi not functioning. According to hostess staff it had t worked in a long time. How am so supposed to “check in” on your ap if the Internet is down. The staff didn’t seem to care, just said they were recently purchased & nothing has been done about it. Evidently the router is close to the office & does not provide a signal into the reception area, bar or dining room.

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CG
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service from Terrance was fantastic! We will definitely visit again.

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LI
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

A hostess was our server and we had extremely long waits for drink order, food order. No refills given, not asked if we wanted dessert. No mention of the birthday my 78 year old mom was celebrating even though I told them about it when making the reservation. I had to seek the hostess out to take our food order and to get our check. No dishes were cleared and we were never asked how things were. Absolutely horrible experience for me and my 4 guest. We went there for lunch and we were there an hour and 20 minutes due to the 20 minute wait for drink orders and another 25 minutes for her to take our food order. Then the long wait for my check. I did go ahead and give her a nice tip because management should not have her seating people and waiting on tables at the same time.

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