BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Pittsburgh - Waterfront

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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. 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. .

Bravo! Waterfront is in the heart of the Waterfront Shopping District, directly across from Loew’s Cinemas. We are only 6 miles from downtown Pittsburgh & Duquesne University, 5 miles from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, 4 miles from Kennywood Amusement Park & a quarter mile from Sandcastle Water Park.
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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girls were home from college and we wanted to take them out. Bravo never fails us. The food is delicious and the staff is on top of it at all times.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Restaurant was very crowded and we were seated next to a birthday party with about 20 people, but the people were nice. Just a little hard for the five of us at our table to converse.

Y
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was very good. The server anticipated our needs and offered to provide condiments. The food was very good and it arrived in a timely fashion. All the guests meals arrived at one time. Overall a very nice dinner.

A
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome. The food was not too salty, the service was outstanding and price was reasonable. Moreover the table was clean. We were impressed overall and will certainly return with out friends next time

MW
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Not enough help. Waitress had to make excuses. Manager was not helpful. I won’t come back

OT
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

TT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Waitress was not friendly and not attentive to bread and drink refills. Food was great.

BF
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

My grilled shrimp were not grilled and they were cold.

I checked the menu and it said an add on to a salad GRILLED shrimp...very disappointing.

Asked for coffee and waited forever as they were making a fresh pot. It was 615. Isn’t that a time when you shouldn’t run out of coffee??

You spend a fortune for your birthday dinner and the dessert is melted gelato??? You sure have
Tightened up

CR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

First time there. The only thing I would complain about is the drinks took longer to come than expected and tasted watered down.

E
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Portions too small no salad or soup included for an expensive small plate of pasta. Will not be back

R
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Great variety on the menu and the desserts are fantastic.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salmon was prepared perfectly. Steak was prepared perfectly.

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

Great service, serviced was excellent!!! Food was great

G
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always top notch!!!! My favorite Italian restaurant.

MH
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, very good. Service excellent. Pasta Woozie - the best

KL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great restaurant that has great service and food. The food is pricey for the portion size, but it is what it is. I would definitely suggest it for any occasion!

KP
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was excellent an i want to say thank you we really enjoyed our 6 yr Anniversary at our FAVORITE RESTAURANT ❤️

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Server was excellent! Food was very good

LS
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Restaurant could be kept cleaner.
Some food items have changed for the worse I think. The meat sauce is very different- they must be using a new recipe.
Our waitress was friendly and very efficient. But the restaurant definitely needs an update.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Poor experience overall. Will not be returning.

TB
Pittsburgh
39 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Rebecca took great care of our table of eight and was especially attentive to,my mom celebrating her birthday!

S
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was just a family gathering of my brother, and his family! The food was excellent! Our waitress was superb! It was just an overall wonderful experience! I highly recommend Bravo in Waterfront!♥️ I have no complaints!!

H
Pittsburgh
55 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a favorite ! I love it's friendly, casual atmosphere. It's easy to park, plenty on the menu from which to choose and it's guaranteed tasty. I think it's a good value for the money.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Service disappointing. Missed one guest during drink order. Brought wrong drink for another guest and a drink with a flea in it for another. Drink on the rocks came up.

OT
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good except that they failed to check my reservation in and I received a no show email from open table that I had to spend way too much time explaining that I showed up on time and dined. The scolding email was insulting and the annoyance of rectifying the mistake involved too much time and energy. I use open table often but am not sure that I should not just make the reservation directly through the restaurant to avoid the confusion. Thinking that somewhere on the no show email there should be a reply button where the diner can simply say I showed.

GG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were a party of 9 for a family dinner. Good service, a little to fast between courses got the feeling they were rushing us. we were still eating salads & the main course arrived. Good food, a little slow on the wine after the meal was served. Nice to have the glass of wine with your meal not after you have competed it.
Server needed some additional wine knowledge.

CS
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Menu has gotten much smaller--food was just average

ML
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time ever here! Heard fifty fifty on reading the reviews. I thought it was DEFINITELY above average! Took a first date here so I was hoping it was okay.Service was quick, food was very good ! What else can I say. Go try it out and see !

M
Pittsburgh
34 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

we love the food at Bravo. It could be quieter and our server this time must have been new. We were spilled on twice, but they did not let us pay for our meal because of that, which was very kind. For a while they had smaller, healthier portions but they are back to massive portions. The food is yummy but would be better if healthier and smaller in amount. they need to modernize the decor..it is looking old and dingy.

N
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was lousy and stowage service
Sauce has no taste
Pesto is fake salty
Food wasn’t hot
Someone needs to learn to cook calamari. Rubber
Someon needs to learn to cook chicken. Rubber too. Microwave?
Done. Never go back. Waste of money
Go eat at Tillies

l
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the outdoor seating - particularly on a (rare) perfect summer evening in Pittsburgh. Our server was extremely attentive. And we loved that the menu showed calorie counts so we could place our orders with knowledge in hand. Only downside is that the restaurant was out of Prosecco (my favorite beverage for dinner).

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

Our server Luke was fantastic super friendly and helpful.

CD
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a cool atmosphere in this upscale casual Italian bistro...

SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately, the food has really gone down in the last year.

CK
Pittsburgh
51 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were a group of 7 seniors who were out for brunch. We were seated next to a large table that had several screaming children, making it hard to hear conversation. Our waitress was wonderful and patient, especially since a few people in our party were slightly demanding. Our only complaint was from those who ordered brunch rather than food from the standard menu. Toast came dry/unbuttered, none was offered. There was no jelly to be had, so one man asked for syrup (that came with another dish). One lady asked for mustard, and again, none was available. The veggie meatballs were enjoyed, as was the sausage omelet, the Mediterranean salad and the salmon insalata della casa. We appreciated that we weren't rushed and could continue our conversation after eating, since half of our party was from out of town and we hadn't seen each other in many years.

j
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was great. The service/wait time was not ok at all. We had a 6:00 reservation. We were on time, and seated on time. It took awhile to take our food order. It took an unacceptable amount of time to get our food. After prompting our server that we had to leave by 7:50, we finally got our food at 7:35
Note: Since it took awhile to get our bread also, my assumption is there was a backup in the kitchen. I don’t consider the delay our server’s fault. However, when we complained/asked for our food, he was full of a list of excuses. So definitely not the ideal response

E
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We used to enjoy Bravo Cucina, but this restaurant has definitely gone down since our last visit two years ago. Food was mediocre, service was ok, but there was nothing that would entice us to return.

A
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

It was our 1st time eating there. We went there for our daughter's birthday based on internet reviews. The only obvious fault was the time that it took to get our entrees. The waitress apologized 5 minutes before the food was brought out. We were served a little over an hour after arrival time...it was too long.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Long wait for food

MG
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a family with children. Kids menu was great with huge portions..the food was very tasty. Prices were very reasonable and will return again.

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