Bravo Italian Kitchen - Pittsburgh - Waterfront

4.1
870 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Upscale-casual Italian chain serving pasta, grilled dishes, pizza & cocktails amid Roman-ruin decor. Bring your friends, your family, and a healthy appetite to our Bravo Italian Kitchen restaurant in Pittsburgh at our Waterfront location. Enjoy the freshest seafood, juiciest chops, and choicest steaks right off the grille. Experience authentic pizzas served piping hot from the oven, and delight your palate with tender house-made pasta.
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vipLoveFoodie
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

this was a first time at this location. We ordered the calamari to start. it was awful way over done, but we did not complain. I had the salmon it was delicious and my husband had the chicken pasta which was also very good. Service was adequate but not special. over all value was ok. Rethinking probably should have gone with 3 stars over all. but it is a tweezer. So maybe 3.5 :)

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Pittsburgh - Waterfront
Responded on November 17, 2020

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your feedback as they highlight areas in need of improvement. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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vipBobABooey
Pittsburgh
82 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Consistently good food from a chain operation. Seem to be doing a good job of adhering to current Covid regs. Very good happy hour offerings with food and drink items.

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Pittsburgh - Waterfront
Responded on November 17, 2020

We're glad to safely serve you and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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KarenG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I didn't like the wedding soup or the berry iced tea. Everything else was fine. The time between our order and the food being placed on the table was surprisingly short. It was a pleasant setting for eating outdoors.

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Pittsburgh - Waterfront
Responded on November 17, 2020

We regret to hear that you did not fully enjoy your recent meal. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us and will share this experience with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

20 minutes to order.. 45 minutes to get salads, no bacon on salad once presented to us.. spaghetti came out cold and hard. For a chain restaurant that was empty (social distancing) with a lot of staff, poor experience. Never saw a manager. We complained to waitress with nothing more than a sorry it’s just not ready yet. Table next to us was seated after us, had their meals before we even had our salad. Customers are not idiots. Will not be back to this location.

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Pittsburgh - Waterfront
Responded on November 11, 2020

We apologize for the longer than expected wait time. The management team has been made aware of your comments for improvement in our service and expediency.  

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful dining experience

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Pittsburgh - Waterfront
Responded on November 5, 2020

We appreciate you dining with us and are happy you had such a great experience. Come back soon!

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kimberlym
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and covid precautions being followed very clean mask being wore and social distance tables

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Pittsburgh - Waterfront
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you Kimberly. We're glad to safely serve you and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food is usually very good, but on this occasion the grilled salmon salad had almost no greens, the asparagus was undercooked and the salad dressing was overwhelming, perhaps due to the lack of salad greens.

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Pittsburgh - Waterfront
Responded on September 28, 2020

We appreciate your visit and apologize we did not meet your expectations. We are sharing your comments with the team. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I have gone to Bravo ‘s several times for both lunch and dinner as well as Happy Hour and have ALWAYS enjoyed my meal except today. I got the lunch combo with the Della Casa salad and the Shrimp Scampi spaghetti. While the salad was delicious, the spaghetti was dry and TOTALLY bland - no taste of garlic, butter, oil, or spices. It was a horrible waste of money. Even the piece of garlic bread/toast that came with it was hard “as a rock.” Not a good meal!!!

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Pittsburgh - Waterfront
Responded on September 22, 2020

We apologize the meal did not meet your expectations. Our guests' feedback is highly valuable to us as we utilize it for improvement in our guests' experience. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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vipTheonlymachete
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great dinner. Service was great.

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Pittsburgh - Waterfront
Responded on September 18, 2020

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Bravo! Italian Kitchen. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and hope to serve you again soon.

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vipAlanB
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Currently menu is limited.

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Pittsburgh - Waterfront
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you for dining with us. We apologize for the limited menu due to COVID, but hope to be able to serve up a full menu soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Made a reservation and requested outdoor seating. When we arrived, was told it's on a first come basis. So someone without a reservation is given preference over someone making a reservation requesting outdoor seating. Eems unfair to do that.. Food was good though. Service was very slow and not the fault of the waitress.

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Pittsburgh - Waterfront
Responded on September 9, 2020

We appreciate you taking the time to write to us and are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. Please know that your feedback will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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Cbreezy724
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Waiter didn’t give us our bread and dipping sauce we ended up having to ask another waiter. She brought our appetizer out and still didn’t get bread. We asked for chicken with a certain sauce they use for there shrimp and were told they can’t use that sauce for chicken. When we asked why they can’t just pour the sauce on chicken instead of shrimp she said yeah I don’t know that’s what the cook said.

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Pittsburgh - Waterfront
Responded on September 9, 2020

We are very sorry about your experience. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for bringing these opportunities for improvement to our attention. We will undoubtedly pass your feedback to the management team.

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vipHanna
Pittsburgh
62 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This remains a favorite for good food. The menu is varied yet simple and very fairly priced. The service is always friendly -----it was a bit slow this time(unusual)but I think it was a bit understaffed and the changing weather had diners moving from outside to inside. Our waitress could not have been more pleasant or accommodating. Of course, I'll be back!

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Pittsburgh - Waterfront
Responded on September 9, 2020

We appreciate your loyalty & patronage. We hope to continue serving you and look forward to seeing you at your nearest Bravo! Italian Kitchen soon.

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vipvito
Pittsburgh
144 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed dining again at Bravo's. It's nice to be open again. I had the Salmon entree. It was delightful. Our server J performed exceptionally well.

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Pittsburgh - Waterfront
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you for that great review. We are happy you had such a memorable time with us! We look forward to serving up another great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff was very friendly! Our waitress gave us great service and was very sweet!!

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Pittsburgh - Waterfront
Responded on August 25, 2020

We are happy to receive such lovely feedback about our team. Thank you for dining with us and we hope you visit us again soon.

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MartyH
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was very good. Safety measures were used everywhere.

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Pittsburgh - Waterfront
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for dining out with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to serving you again.

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ediepgh
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, the food was excellent. Service was a little slow, but perhaps bad weather played a part and there was a reduction in staff. We weren't in a hurry, and we had a bottle of wine, so it was nice to not feel rushed. The lobster ravioli and spaghettini with meatballs were perfect!

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DebY
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Could have been an off day, but the restaurant was NOT BUSY, and food was coming out v-e-r-r-y slow. Not server - it was the kitchen. Also menu was not as great as it used to be. I had a lunch combo - the salad was great, but the scampi - well there were 4 shrimp with no tails and the bread that came on the side was so hard you could have hurt someone if you threw it. Our server was nice and the Host David was great.

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vipMJW31
Pittsburgh
41 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great and very accommodating. John, the manager, was kind enough to help me out when the change to his computer system would not accept my gift card. The food was great and so was our server. I hope to have one of our social events or another business meeting there again!

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vipAndcardvln
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. Food was extremely tasty and well prepared. Hostess was efficient and nice. Overall an excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

average dinner, got something other than what I asked for but didn’t mind. waitress was unfortunately quiet, but a lovely atmosphere

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BobK
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food, Service, all good. It was very busy, and that is a good thing. However, we had a customer dinner guest and the noise was bad. Especially when they started to clean up the kitchen around 8:30pm....all the pots and pans banging. Put a damper on the evening. We have been there for lunch many times.....I just need to ask for a table near the restrooms where it is quiet....for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was good. Brought my 2 year old granddaughter the waiter gave her bread dough to play with . She loved it. The food was good. Only drawback we asked to space our appetizer, salads and soup and they came together.

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ediepgh
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love dining at Bravo. This was our second visit this month. The service is always impeccable and the ambiance makes it feel like a special night.

I had Shrimp Fra Diabalo and my husband ordered the Lasagna. My food was spicy and fresh, there was none left over to take home. My husband, though, thought the Lasagna was more of a casserole and not a true Lasagna. It didn't have much noodles or meat and was very rich. The warm bread and olive oil were to die for. I wish more restaurants would serve warm bread like Bravo does. It makes a big difference.

We'll be back in a few weeks. They have a great Loyalty program, so make sure you sign up.

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Joyjoy
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Our waiter was very young and obviously not trained well. Our food came out before we even had silverware or napkins on the table. We were never told that salads didn't come with your entree, nor were we given the option to add one. The food was just mediocre. We saw management going around to check on tables, but no one checked on us. For these reasons, we will likely find another restaurant the next time we visit the waterfront.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Waited for 25min until a I had to request that a server come to the table. Then had to continue to take care of things on own. Horrible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pork chops

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I came for Valentine’s Day dinner. They had specials and we had the surf and turf. Everything was exceptional, from the waitress to the food ...outstanding. We arrived early for our reservation and was seated with no issues. Dessert was delicious as well. Would recommend definitely but try to make reservations as they get busy during prime dinner time.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrating Valentine’s Day and a Birthday. Service was exceptional. Knew it would be busy and glad I made a reservation.

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Buckh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and top notch service! Perfect Valentines dinner!

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jennifert
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My daughter was celebrating her 12th birthday with 2 of her friends and I sat at the bar to keep an eye on them (and eat a yummy meal myself). The service was great. The food was amazing Rebecca at the bar is an exceptional employee. She learns everyone's name. She's quite a find!

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SueB
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a nice dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am never disappointed at Bravo. Everyone at our table was pleased with what they ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Good service, very organized

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RONALDW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Service was very slow (over an hour to get our food, and we had to ask). There were nine of us, and while my meal as fine, other complained that their food was not hot, or not of the expected high quality.

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vipMissiH
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was sooo good and the service was great. We love this restaurant!

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ediepgh
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, especially the veggie side dish of butternut squash, red peppers, spinach and asparagus. Was easy to make a reservation, we were quickly seated and our server was friendly and professional.

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vipSherry
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent, server could have come by and refilled drinks

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DianneA
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best decisions I've made. From the greeting walking thru the door to the bartender and to our absolutely awesome waitress, Rebecca, the evening was wonderful. We were celebrating my husband's 75th birthday and everything was absolute perfection. The food was amazing and the attention that Rebecca paid to every detail for everyone at the table made the evening the best! Thanks Bravo and thank you, Rebecca.

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Cassie
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and atmosphere were great! First trip and I was impressed! Slightly disappointed in the service. We felt very rushed. We were not even done with our meal and the waitress had the check on our table. Was in the restaurant less than 30 minutes total. Would have liked a more relaxed meal, but it was so good we will be returning. Other tables around us seemed more relaxed and not rushed. Our waitress only had one table. Ours.

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