BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Pittsburgh - Waterfront

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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. 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
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Slow service and out of shrimp napoli and mamma Mia wine, usually they are better then this

NC
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reservation was for 8:00. Didn’t get seated until 8:40. No server until 9:00. Food was awful. Server was not good either.

OT
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Not like it used to be. I had the spaghetti with meatballs; the spaghetti was dry (not enough sauce) but flavorful. The meatballs were excellent! Waited long time until the servers attempted to figure out who was going to wait on us! The waitress was friendly but spilled the drink I paid for on the table & didn't offer to bring me another one. Overall, just an ok experience. "May" be back.....

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The staff were extremely loud. I heard rap music coming from the kitchen, the chef with all the hair did not have a bonnet on. The staff were yelling back n forth. It was very loud. I expected better. I sent my initial order back. The shrimp didn’t taste fresh.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was excellent but very slow in between drinks, appetizer, bread, meal...... Had to wait about a half hour for a table even though I made a reservation on open table 2 days prior to the visit. For the most part the various parm dinners, salads, and crab bisque soups were good but my wedding soup was cold and my fettuccine entree was cold and gummy.

KF
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Great choices and rarely disappointed.

OT
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was just ok. The dessert was really good. Service was a little slow

T
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, good good and service. Very convenient

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my fathers birthday and had my 2 year old nephew. Our server was so kind and good to us

RP
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

This restaurant is filthy. Portion sizes are very small compared to pricing. There are no vegan/vegetarian options at all.

D
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the new menu items. Food served piping hot. Friendly and very attentive waitstaff

OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Definitely will return!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food times seemed to be longer then normal; other tables got their food before us. Our appetizer (calamari), seemed like we received only a half of a portion. Food tasted good, but all seemed overpriced for what was received.

A
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service was terrible, he was polite, but drinks took forever to come and when they did, they were incorrect. Out of Miller Light. He didn’t really check back in and I was thirsty. The meal was just ok, expected better. The check was incorrect as well. This was an anniversary dinner and we were just disappointed overall.

TT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Server seemed a bit overwhelmed. Food was delicious. Was promised more bread but it never came. Price is a bit high but portions are hearty.

LM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I did not eat. Hair on my plate. Never saw the manager.

VH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I greatly enjoyed our lunch. Our Server was excellent. Very friendly, professional and attentive. She the experience that much more enjoyable.

JF
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This used to be one of our favorites, but lately it's gone downhill. We wanted to give them one more try before writing them off, but sadly I'm not sure they changed our minds. The staff is still friendly but the speed of service has gotten significantly worse. Even though we made a reservation, we still waited about 25 minutes after the reservation time before we were seated. The food is still good though.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Three attempts to get sugar for my dads tea resulted in cold tea. Forgot multiple drinks and other items. Food average.

SC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Renecca was Attentive and prompt and gave us really great recommendations

CT
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to dine at Bravo after our movie. Our table was ready when we arrived. We were greeted with a smile, and seated promptly. Our server was just delightful, we had her once before, and super nice and friendly. Our meals were just as expected. My wife had the pesto pasta, and she loved it. I ordered the NY strip steak, rare. I hesitate ordering steak out, due to the fact to many have come to the table over cooked at other restaurants. Not this one, it was served to perfection, totally rare. We had a great experience. Thanks Bravo at the waterfront for a great meal.

VH
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought an elderly friend to lunch who uses a walker. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. I would especially like to give special recognition to Dave the host who was so kind and thoughtful. I do hope his excellent service is valued and rewarded.

M
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Highly recommended! The service was on point.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I enjoyed the restaurant’s ambiance because there were no TVs, it was tastefully decorated (for a chain), and the noise level was low so I could easily hear conversation at our table.

J
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A teacher having a reunion with two ninth graders fifty two years later had no trouble finding food choices for each. Waitress interrupted conversation twice to ask if everything was all right, but was otherwise competent. Food served promptly was hot and delicious. An overall good evening. I would highly recommend Bravo to anyone.

ET
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Freindly service,food was served without delay and was very tasty.Will highly recommend to anyone who wants to spend time and money in right place.
Thank you.

KT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always, and Our waitress was outstanding!

JH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always from start to find as well as the staff.

OT
Adelaide / SA
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My Manhattan was was the smallest pour ever.
Bread was stale.

JS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food and service were good. Reservation was at 7:15. Did not get seated until after 8:00. Disappointed in wait time.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a reservation for 7:15. When we arrived and checked in, we were not told reservations were running behind. We waited about a half hour past the reservation time before we were seated. We were told before ordering that all entrees came with soup or salad we did not get either. When the server brought water to the table, she refilled everyone’s except the person who had asked for water and then never returned. The food was good but not terribly hot.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We used opentable to make a 6:45 reservation. We arrived at about 6:45 however had a line from the host stand to the door. By the time we arrived at the hostess, it was about 6:50. We were informed we would have a 10 min wait for our table to be ready and were asked to provide a phone number which they wrote on a slip. At 7:05, we inquired on our table and told we had another few people ahead of us. By 7:30, I went back to the front desk, and saw that our name had been scratched off the list and we were never called. I don’t believe this Bravo location understands how reservations are supposed to work. If I have a 6:45 reservation, I expect a table to be reserved. I do not expect to be put in another line. If I knew we would have a 45 min wait, I would dine elsewhere. That’s the point of having a reservation - to not have to wait for a table. Our server was fine, I marked service low mostly due to the hosts not handling our reservation properly.

RC
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. I was looking forward to the meal all day and it did not disappoint. Great loyalty program keeps us going back to Bravos as well.

S
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was friendly and excellent, not overbearing at all. My chicken salad was swimming in dressing. Probably best to ask for it on the side. Also, lettuce was too chopped up. But a good place to have lunch if over at the Waterfront.

KM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bravo is always good and we really enjoy the Waterfront location. The restaurant is always clean, the food is great, and the service is excellent!

A
Columbus
52 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We checked in the young lady was super sweet but after that all went down hill. We waited at the Table for sometime and then a nice young lady came and got our drink orders and got us the drinks as the actual server was busy. He finally came to take our orders. Instead of coming to our table and asking about our food orders he stood at the section were he enters the food order in the computer he did not offer the free soup or salad option which is a new deal. I had to ask him about the deal and he then ordered soup for us. Also the bread soy and the meal all came maybe a minute apart

Worst service I have ever had at Bravo

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seven family members enjoyed dinner together prior to going to the movies. All seven cleaned their plates! Everyone said their meals were great! Wonderful choice of restaurant!

AW
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy going to Bravo's.....they were dealing with a "boil water" emergency because of a water main break in the area, so things were a bit hectic. But, they were on top of things by getting bottled water for the customers and trying to accommodate a larger than usual crowd because some of the other restaurants nearby had to close, so people were showing up at Bravo's because they didn't realize the situation. They handled it very well.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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