BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Pittsburgh - McKnight

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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. Experience our extensive lighter menu options, featuring appetizers, salads and entrees all at 650 calories or less. Kick back and relax at BRAVO!

The McKnight road BRAVO! location is in the heart of the North Hills district. It is just 1 mile down the road from Ross Park Mall, one of the largest malls in the city. It is 6 miles away from North Park, a 3,075 acre county park. We are across the street from St. Sebastian's, the largest Catholic church in the area. We are also located only 7 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, where you can find theaters such as Heinz Hall and he Benedum Center in Pittsburgh's Cultural District, and also find the homes of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates, Heinz Field and PNC Park, respectively.
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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It seemed as if they were short staffed. our server wasn't supposed to be our server but no one came over. She said he was too busy. There were dirty tables everywhere l. You could tell the managers were running around trying hard to make a nice dining experience on black friday.

BR
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

When ordering a salad, mine was with salmon, you expect healthy greens not shredded iceberg. I should have asked but most restaurants use field greens now so it didn’t occur to me that you would still serve iceberg without out it being spelled out in the menu

A
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Although we had a reservation, we had to wait 25 minutes past our reservation time. Food service was very slow. Our waitress was very good, but it appeared she had too many tables to take care of for a busy Friday night. Food was very good. Staff was very friendly.

AS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Waitress took a long time to bring bread as there was not many people in the restaurant. Also I had shrimp and lobster fettuccini and all my seafood was way over cooked. For the price I expected the food to taste better.

ES
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a large group. We were seated on time. Service was excellent. Food was very good.

MB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reservation was right on time. Food was excellent as always. It was not as busy as expected on a Saturday night.

f
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The chef needs to tone down the amount of salt and seasonings he is using.
Had to scrape the seasoning off grilled salmon before eating it.
Dining partner said same thing about the steak.
Always takes a long time for food to come out of kitchen at this place.
However, good value for price.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was sub par.

J
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Parking lot is hard to find, they were out of zucchini how does that happen. 3 of the 4 ordered meals ere good bit my shrimp and fettuccine was incredibly overcooked both the noodles and shrimp were like rubber.

JJ
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

the table was right near kitchen. Noise level unbearable Food ho-hum. Mine was very bad. Never going back. Also very expensive.

CC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was nice, service was subpar. Had to wait an hour for our food (2 people) to come. Our waitress left us unattended for an entire, literal hour.

M
Pittsburgh
132 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the lobster ravioli and salad which were delicious, one of us had the pepperoni pizza and the other had spaghetti with meat sauce which were very very good! A favorite restaurant of ours.

MM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a wonderful Birthday luncheon. Great food. From appetizers to dessert everyone was happy.

FF
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Called to confirm that patio was still be used was told yes. Made reservation, showed up, people outside, told by hostess that no wait staff will work on tables outside. What? Manager was very nice but the entire situation was absurd. Won’t be back anytime soon.

MM
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Usually everything is outstanding but Saturday they were out of wine glasses so we had to wait for them and my husband wanted a miller lite and they were out of them at 6:30pm. The food was excellent, especially the napoli (?) shrimp and chicken scallopini. We were 2 older couples and not in any hurry but it also took quite awhile to get out dinners. Our waitress was very nice and tried to be accommodating. I'm hoping it was due to the large party in the back room and that everything will get back to normal.

PG
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Rated ambiance as neutral because it was so cold you could hang meat. Took away from the comfort and enjoyment of the experience.

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is always good and so is the service.

OT
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent grilled salmon with vegetables.

NS
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food and atmosphere! Service was slow but okay and it was not crowded!

MH
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine with the confidence the food will be delicious!

M
Pittsburgh
132 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of us had the wedding soup and the other had the capris salad and then we each had the shrimp scampi. Delicious!!! One of my favorite restaurants.

k
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

d
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Ordered eggplant parmigiana but did not want side order of pasta. When meal delivered to table two pieces of eggplant with dollop of sauce covered by slightly larger topping of cheese. Nothing else. One of the most unappetizing meals I’ve ever had. Had to ask twice for additional sauce and by the time it came I was finished with my meal. Meal looked like it came from freezer to microwave to me (and another part who ordered the eggplant) We were both shocked at presentation (or lack of)

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The management was outstanding.

OT
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Slow service overall and it was not that crowded. Drinks were very slow, slow to take orders and didn’t even refill water without asking. It going back anytime soon.

CG
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food for the price. Pleasant atmosphere. Waiter was very attentive.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Poor service. Very slow

JW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything including the service was excellent.

JS
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The Bolognese is the best anywhere!

OT
Pittsburgh
80 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent quality food and presentation. Professional servers and diverse menu
One of our. Favorite local restaurants

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The eggplant Parmesan has a gummy coating and without much taste.

M
Pittsburgh
132 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend had the pasta and sausage and I had the lobster ravioli...they were both so good. We also shared a caprese salad which was just the right amount and delicious! Love this restaurant and will be going back very soon. Our waitress was very very nice and very professional.

m
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter very personable and helpful. Gave us a birthday dessert as we were celebrating a birthday.

f
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

service was ok once a waiter showed up. we had a reservation and were seated promptly, but waited about 15 mins for waiter to show up. Even though restaurant was half empty.
food is reasonably priced, but very average. our group agreed that Bravo is not as good as it used to be.
old menu and prep was better.

OB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was fantastic!!!!! Food was excellent!!

DO
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bravo never fails to satisfy. The food was delicious.

LC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Over the last year your portion sizes have decreased substantially. I always order the spaghettini with regular meatballs. The meatballs are very small and the portion of noodles is laughable. Noodles are cheap, I don't understand the reasoning behind it. My family orders other items from the menu that have gotten substantially smaller as well. I will no longer make Bravo my first choice.

NZ
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was the best, so attentive and friendly and so willing to please. Just loved her. Our
dinner were delicious and we enjoyed every moment we spent at Bravo/McKnight. This was our
51st wedding anniversary and we have celebrated so many anniversaries at Bravo in the past, except
for our 50th....surprise party given by our son and his wife. Thank you for making our night special.

VP
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I took my 88-year-old aunt out for lunch. I was surprised and disappointed to discover that the daily lunch specials were not offered on the weekend. I was also disappointed in the service.

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