BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Virginia Beach

4.4
724 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. 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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Richmond
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was great, as always. They may have been short-staffed, however. We've been coming here every Easter the past few years.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

My family and I have come several times and each time the food gets worse. The food isn't super pricey but I wish the taste of the food matched its price! Idk if I'll be back.....should have went to somewhere else:(

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Richmond
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Easter lunch

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. The wait staff was attentive and helpful.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

14 yo daughter’s Birthday special dinner. Staff was amazing! Very friendly and attentive. Very accommodating. We sat outside, it was a lovely evening and dinner was delish!

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GC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a good date night for my husband and I. I had the lobster ravioli and he had spaghetti and meatballs. My food was delicious, but he said his had too many tomatoes (not the restaurant's fault he doesn't like them, though). The service was quick and friendly as well. My only complaint would be that it is a tad expensive and that there was a loud party seated next to us.

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1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

There was nice decorations on the walls and tables, but the service wasn’t so great. Our waitress wasn’t giving any type of customer service and all the other workers that we asked for help, just gave us attitudes. If we asked our waitress for help or an explanation of something, then she acted as if she didn’t care. The food wasn’t great at all and I even received dirty rolled up utensils. Old food and grease stuck to the forks.

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Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoy dining at Bravo or order take out often. We went there with some family member and they were pleased too. Our server Kathleen was superb and food was great as always!

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Nicole was great, the food was amazing, compliments to the chef. We never have a bad experience

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RB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was cold, waited on food over 45 minutes, service was very poor

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

Our party was 11 people and everything went perfectly. We had 2 servers and they were prompt, kept drinks refilled, kept checking on our needs and were always responsive with requests.

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EB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Our waiter was bad. Had to call over the head waiter to bring our drinks which we had not received in 15 minutes. Never asked if we wanted another drink or dessert. Of course at the end he states it was his first day. Not sure I believe that. Probably won’t be back

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AR
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I've visited Bravo, my experience have always been great! From the friendly staff/service; delicious and appealing dishes, cocktails and cleanliness of the restaurant is always A+.

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service, reasonable prices, pleasant surroundings. I keep coming back andrevommending to others. My friend and I ordered the pork chop. It was tender, moist, succulent and flavorful. Dietary restrictions were accommodated without any question.

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AZ
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love Bravo Cucina for work lunches, because it's a quiet place to go (especially at noon-time) and the food and service are always reliable. I also love going with friends for dinner and drinks... and with my family for Sunday brunch. I guess I'm a fan.

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DC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

I went for my Birthday and the food was excellent but my server was a disgrace. She didn't offer any bread when we first got there, she kept going to the back for a very long time and it wasn't busy at all. She didn't offer a drink that came with the kids meal. the service sucks

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Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The spaghetti pomodoro was delicious!

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the atmosphere and the customer service that we receive when we go out for dinner. Also Nicole, our waitress has always been great with assisting us

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

although I had made the reservation for 7, the table was set for 6. then instead of moving us to a table that seats 7, another setting was added to table that was too small. Eventually, we were seated at larger table. service and food were very good.

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TM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came in for their Special Get a Free Shrimp Napoli with the purchase of a Grilled Salmon entree. We ordered the Shrimp Napoli, my wife ordered the Grilled Salmon and I ordered a Spaghetti (Capellini) well done with Red Sauce. The Shrimp came in short order and was good (and rich). We waited after the Shrimp was finished for about 15 to 20 minutes for the Entree's. When her Salmon came it was plentiful and delicious but my Capellini Spaghetti was sparse and only had square cut pieces of Tomatoes on the top and a lots of water almost floating the pasta. Not a Sauce that I have ever seen on Pasta. I was expecting something with a thick liquidized Tomato base on the Pasta. Very disappointed with my Entree but I did not complain.

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RS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!! Oh my goodness. Best Italian restaurant ever. Justin, our server was phenomenal.

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FW
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Skip this place and go elsewhere. It tastes like broker food and not fresh, premise-prepared Italian.

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JD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Poor service, slow, forgetful
Food was of mediocre quality, cold
Wine was good

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VR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charles was very attentive! I can’t wait to dine at Bravos again!☺️

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Every time I visit the restaurant everything is always great.

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L
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. The food was ok but not a wow. Appetizers were good too. Now, if you talk about their desserts... They were unbelievable. The price was fair. The ambience was nice but after a while the music got a little bit louder and mix with all the people was kind of loud. The only thing that I didn't was we were seating at the entrance and everytime people open the doors it was freezing for us and the food.

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LP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Phenomenal service. Mediocre food. Our calamari appetizer was greasy, and the aioli dipping sauce was just garlic in mayonnaise. Nothing special. The marinara tasted like it came out of a jar. Our friends, who recommended Bravo, apologized after the meal. Apparently these restaurants recently changed hands, which resulted in a new menu.

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BE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great birthday dinner!! The service and food was excellent!!

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KT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. I have been there numerous times.

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MN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I had a reservation at 6:45 and was not seated until almost 7:30, Bravo's quote times where way off. It looked like there was only one front of the house manager on duty and the host area really needed one.
The server took our drink order, it arrived in three different stages, and the beer that I ordered took about 8 minutes to get. The server just dropped the bottle in front of me with no glass and turned to another table immediately.
When our food arrived the server asked if we world like fresh grated cheese on our item, when he started to grind the cheeses went all over the table and my lap. There was no apology nor clean up.
He asked my son to cut into his steak for a temperature check and as he was doing so, the server was already talking with another table.
The restrooms where certainly in need of cleaning, with water and towels on the floor.
Over all it was OK, a little too busy for their own good and certainly could have been staffed better.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

it was overall good, just the wait to be seated was 35 mins after our reservation.

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RR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Our server seemed a bit disconnected and was lacking experience.

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FM
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Bravo is a good option in Town Center especially when there is an event at Sandler Center or the Z. A nice menu with a variety of options.

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

Wonderful food and service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baby shower lunch

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M
New England
117 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 5ambience 5

I was denied my points for open table for some reason. I did my part, why didn’t Bravo’s

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We started with the Shrimp Napoli which as always is excellent. My wife ordered the Salmon and it too was excellent, I ordered the veal parmigiana. It was less than expected. The veal was pounded so thin that the piece I had was only a "smell' between the breading. The angel hair pasta was sub-par. The pasta should have been linguini which would have complemented the veal (what little there was.


Overall, we have been patrons of Bravo since it's opening. I would not let this singular shortfall prevent me from returning. We often bring our entire family (14-members) for a celebration twice a year and all enjoy.

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LF
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was scrumptious and service impeccable. In the heart of city center with convenient parking options.

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Bravo to celebrate my husband’s birthday and we were not disappointed. Our party of 5 was seated immediately. Our waiter was very professional, courteous and had a great memory. All of our dinners were hot and as ordered. So far, this is the best Italian restaurant I have found in Virginia Beach. We will definitely return for more fantastic Italian meals.

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