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About BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Virginia Beach

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.

193 Central Park Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:


Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 416-6000

Website:
http://www.bravoitalian.com/virginia_beach.html

Parking Details:
Ample Parking Available

Private Party Facilities:
Get a standing ovation at your next special event when you celebrate at BRAVO! Whether it's for a birthday party, rehearsal dinner or office gathering, our large group and private dining spaces provide an enjoyable and "lively" atmosphere for you and your guests.

Private Party Contact:
Banquet Manager: (757) 416-6000

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Virginia Beach Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (29)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Special Occasion (20)
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Good for Groups (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Casual (18)
Romantic (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Fun (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Cozy (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Authentic (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Business Meals (5)
Seasonal (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I had dinner with my husband and 7 other friends after my performance at the Sandler Center this past Sunday. We had a short for a table since we were a half hour early for our reservation. Despite the large group we were served quickly and efficiently. The food was delicious another was a good selection. This is usually our go to place for dinner after most of my Symphonicity performances.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

No waiting with the reservation and the food was terrific! Very attentive server and the food was served hot and well prepared. That’s why we keep coming back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

Service was great and the food was amazing. The food was fresh and hot when hit the table

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 4 days ago

we made a reservation just to be safe, but it wasn’t really necessary for the time that we went. The food was really good. I really enjoyed it and the bread they give you while you’re waiting so delicious. The thing we didn’t like was our waiter didn’t seem too interested in helping us. It took him about 10 minutes to even say anything to us when we were seated, even though he was actively talking to the people at the table in front of us. Finally he came to introduce himself, and seemed rushed. We had to order our food then because he didn’t think he’d be back anytime soon. Sure enough. We got our food from someone else. Ate it all and sat there for a few minutes before he even came back to check on us, all of about 30-45 minutes. When he came back he asked if we wanted a box or dessert. We told him no and asked for the check. Good thing we liked what we ordered because we wouldn’t have been able to do anything about it with such a horrible server. Other than the terrible service, we enjoyed the food and the restaurant as a whole.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined 7 days ago

Took my Valentine to dinner on V-day. We dressed upped to go for a 8pm reservation. Dropped my Valentine near the entrance as I parked the car. When I arrived she was already seated and the waiter came to take our drink order. He was timely and displayed the perfect amount of attentiveness. We ordered appetizers, salad, entree and desert. The pacing and delivery of each item was like clockwork. We had a chance to complete each item before the next plate was served. We were not rushed and not stacked up with plates. The Caesar salad was exceptional. The entrees and dessert were prepared with care and pleased the senses. The only negative I would offer up would be that we were seated next to some type of station were we could clearly see a person apparently keeping track of tables. The person would move from the head of one seating section laterally to the next head section. The head of each seating section and where this persom stood were only separated by a waist level curtain. But they were still so very close to tables that their tabe conversation could be heard. I could clearly hear the person speaking. I belive they were looking at tables to track their meal progress. It was a bit overly close to tables and a bit obvious for my taste as they stared overtly, directly and doggedly at people at their tables.
Overall the experience was a great one. We were not rushed, the service was exceptional and the food a great tasting experience. We would do it again but just not near that tracking station. Dont want to notice them.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined 7 days ago

It was amazing

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 (Richmond)·Dined 7 days ago

Great service from our server Kameisha, great food, great atmosphere for a valentine’s day family date.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great time and good food! Please bring the berries back for a dessert option! I am not a big fan of creme brûlée on each visit or apple pie thing you had ( nut allergy). I would like like to see a wider variety for dessert...I had to visit another restaurant for that.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I have been to this restaurant before. However, it was my husbands first time. The food was delicious but the service was not so great. Our waitress took our drink order. Our tea and water got to us in a fair amount of time but our cocktails took awhile. Plus our tea and water glass was empty BEFORE we got our cocktails and before we even ordered our meal. A manager eventually refilled our glasses and took our food order. The waitress then seemed a little annoyed that we didn’t wait for her to place our order. Like I previously stated, the food was good but just wish that for the price we were paying, we would have had better service

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was outstanding, service was great and the price was good. Plenty of food for the price.

Tags: Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We love being able to make a reservation, it assures a table at a specific time. Our food was nicely prepared and looked and tasted great. Waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. We were able to spend time with our family and enjoy the conversation. It is a busy place that is abuzz but not cacaphonous. It allows you to hear others while being festive. We know it’s a chain but they do it right.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

it took the waiter 15 min

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Our server, Allen was great! The food was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The service was topnotch, Samantha our server, kept the drinks topped off, delivered the food at the correct time for each course and did not disrupt our conversations.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I was in town for a tennis tournament and starving. The food was delicious ... even the salad even through it was waaaaay overdressed. I would recommend asking for dressing on the side. We all had pasta dishes and everyone was very pleased with their meal choice. I will definitely do this again.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Meal was extremely exquisite!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The whole experience was outstanding and the service was top-shelf! Highly recommend!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was after a big snow. No one really there . We had excellent service as always. Just a bit faster.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This is a great restaurant for Italian lovers and Seafood Lovers. Everything is so tasty, especially the Spicy Scallop Marinara. I can’t get enough of that entree. My husband gets that entree too sometimes, but he also loves the meat lasagna. I wish they would get a vegetarian lasagna on their menu. The artichoke dip appetizer gives you garlic pizza dough slices to dip. So yummy.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a dinner new year eve night. Service and food was perfect. Workers were very friendly and focus on their job. Thank you....

Tags: Comfort Food, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Awesome food. Love this place. Customer service is amazing. Would recommend this a place to dine

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and excellent service! The waitress was outstanding with her attention to details and provided us with great service. Great experience.

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The server was very friendly and efficient. All four of us enjoyed our food. My husband did not receive the salad he ordered but it was no problem. Enjoyed the evening.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very satisfied with our visit to Bravo on New Years Eve with friends and family. Service and food were great as well as affordable! We will be back often.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always enjoy going here. Food and service great

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My Reservation for 4 turned into 12 and they accommodated me. I was pleased with the service and food! They made my cousin’s birthday special !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I have been to Bravo several times, love the food. This time however our server was absolutely horrible! Kept walking off, took him over 20 min to actually come to us.
They were not busy when we first got there. He actually treated us as we were bothering him. Not sure if he was new or just a terrible server.

The girls seating people looked sloppy. It just was not like normal.

To say we were disappointed is just the start of how the night went.

The food was great but honestly I wish we had complained to a manager instead of just being nice and not saying anything.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great good and exceptional service!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Good place; will be back. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the food.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Other than they had the server serving tables on two different sides of the restaurant making him slow and inefficient, the food and drinks were great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We chose to have dinner Christmas eve and got in with reservations at 9pm and was seated immediately. My husband ordered a Chianti but they were out of all the 3 choices of Chianti but were nice enough to offer the price of house Chianti for a Merlot instead. We ordered the calamari which came out too rapidly we thought and it was thick flour battered and greasy. We then ordered a caprese salad to split which again came out right away. It was mediocre. I ordered the eggplant parm and my husband the chicken scallopini which again we had barely ordered and here came our food as if the kitchen anticipated the order. The chicken dish was okay but the eggplant was heavily battered and greasy as well. Very disappointed in the food will not go back for that but the ambiance and the service was fantastic! Good place to go for cocktails perhaps but not again for dinner for us. Sorry Bravo!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always enjoy our visit to Bravo's. The service is great and the atmosphere is very good. We usually go for anniversaries and birthdays. Make reservations to avoid having to wait.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful time

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Long time customer. Food is not what it once was. Very disappointed.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Amazing evening to celebrate my mom’s birthday! Service was exceptional, food was superb! Thank you for everything !

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Service and food were not good at all. Huge disappointment and I will never return. I want my money back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

HORRIBLE. That's my description. The waitress was super distracted. She came with the soups for 2 and salad for 1. Took the order and literally desapeared. After 50 minutes we started to get annoyed, we couldn't find her. We told another waittres about the situation but no one paid attention. We asked for the Manager, she came and explained that the waitress forgot to put the order. She apologized. When the food came, it was impossible to eat. Dried, burnt, no sauces. It was like they got old food and tried to make it new. We complained and they have to admit that the food was not good. The only good think we didn't have to pay. They were very busy and they couldn't handle it. They lost good customers.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our server, Chris (male) was excellent - friendly, professional, attentive.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Took a group of my managers to lunch and was very, very pleased. Service was excellent and the food was terrific. I would definitely go again and recommend to friends and colleagues.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 15, 2017

My coworkers and I came to Bravo on 12/15/17 for a Christmas lunch. We were very impressed at how quickly our food came out, how attentive our waiters were to making sure our drinks were always full, and how they treated us so kind. From the moment we walked into the door until we left we were happy with our service. I had the Chicken Marsala and it was to die for, and nobody at our table of 15/16 people had a complaint about their food. Bread was excellent, tea was sweet enough to where we didn't have to add anything else. If there is one suggestion I could add it was the Mango tea was a little bitter. Suggest adding the mango to the already sweet tea you all offer I am sure that would be excellent. From the coworkers and myself at General Foam Plastics Corporation we thank you.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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