Bruno Pizza

4.4
36 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Bruno Restaurant is a modern American restaurant serving food based on Italian tradition. We use fresh, seasonal, domestic ingredients to make all of our food. We source organic wheat berries from upstate New York and grind it into fresh flour daily with our in-house flour mill to make our pizza dough and fresh pasta.
Our wine list features organic and biodynamic wines from Italy and the United States. Our extensive beer list features craft and rare beers also from the United States and Italy.
The Bruno space is designed to showcase all of our food prepared in a modern open kitchen environment, creating a greater connection between the diners and the cooks. Owner Demian Repucci was awarded the 2016 James Beard Foundation award for "Outstanding Restaurant Design' for the design of Bruno.
Bruno is also a no-tipping restaurant. We strive to provide great food and great service for everyone.
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great local place for a solid meal at a reasonable price.

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vipLNad
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pizza with a stellar beer and wine list.

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Honey
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pizza's were delicious. I love the dough. The sausage and squash pizza was amazing.

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vipAndrew
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal - the fall sausage pizza was phenomenal. Market salad a 10, and we loved the Cacio Y Pepe. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Great place and great staff but we waited two hours and no food. They gave us drinks for free because we had to leave

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vipLucianaR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Better the first time I went last year. Salads were amazing.
Pizza burnt on the bottom. Late on reservation so sat at the bar. Would have been fine... but service was bad and behind the bar was a mess. Would try again...
Seems like an off night for them.

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vipJasonS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Good pizza, way under-staffed. With a reservation was seated 30 minutes late, pizza got there after an hour and ahead of appetizers, which never came. Saw a server twice.

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vipAnnieH
San Antonio
30 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I've been to Bruno multiple times, and each time, it's a treat! Parts of the menu change seasonally so I never get tired of what's there. Additionally, the classics (e.g., pepperoni) are always available and tasty. I didn't know this before; however, they have happy hour, and it's a great deal! I happened to order a beer on happy hour, and it was $5 instead of $9!

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vipMichaelS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always first rate creative food.

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vipSammy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was slow. The person filling the water glasses was on it though.

MA
vipMichelleA
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Exceptional and authentic Italian food! Thank you.

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yogini
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best organic pizza in the city. They even mill their own wheat for the dough. Service and staff super friendly. We will absolutely go back

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vipmsbny
New York Area
162 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bruno Pizza is a GREAT find. We squash crostini with sunflower seeds. It was bursting with flavor. The market salad was delicious. Simple and refreshing. On top of that, their pizzas are amazing!!! We had the pepperoni pizza and also the speck & pear pizza. Both were incredible. I love that the crust is thin like a flatbread and the size is just a little bigger than a "personal pizza". The toppings are very good quality, the flavor combinations are fantastic. They had a great wine and beer list as well. It is lovely, gourmet pizza. I can't wait to go back. Furthermore, our server was adorable. He was super attentive and polite. Wonderful experience.

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vipCschroeder34
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruno's is always a lovely treat. Amazing place.

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viptheMick
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They forgot one out starters and never even noticed. The waitress did not offer any help when we were clearly struggling upon finding out that they don't even have 4 kinds of pasta as stated on their website but only two... Deserts were not inviting at all and it is clearly way overpriced for what it is. This basically an interesting pizza place with great ambience and that's all. That shouldn't cost $160 for two...

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vipBrunchlover
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were a group of 9, Bruno is not a large space, given this I think our experience was pretty great! Yes, they were suuuuuper slow to take our order. Yes, they had run out of half the appetizers, pastas, and one of the pies we wanted, but still I would say our experience was great! Of the food we did get- 7 pies (5 different varieties), eggplant app, stracciatella, and Cacio e Pepe, IT WAS DELICIOUS!! We brought a few of our own bottles of wine and they were very generous with their corkage fee policy. They also have an awesome beer selection! We ended up closing the restaurant basically, but never once felt rushed out. The check was so fairly priced, we joked about ordering more pies! Can't wait to go back - they handled our large party superbly well!

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vipLele
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The pizza was really delicious. Staff were friendly.

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vipjenn
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always! I sitting with a view of kitchen.

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vipJohnF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It s become a simple pizza place. With little other reason to go.

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Jrodd
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything I have had at Bruno has been delicious, and had a lovely presentation.

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vipMelly
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2016
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I personally didn't like the pizza. The dough is dry and mealy and there was nothing special about it.
I was assuming with the high prices and all the hype that it was mind blowing.
I personally won't go back but that could just be my taste.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good pizza, yummy dessert! Excellent service and only place in NYC where you are not pushed to tip waiters! Only minus is an excessive cost of wine or beer

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Casey
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Amazingly (because I rarely enjoy them), I thought the Market Salad was the best thing we had. Pizza is great. Service is generous and welcoming. Will return, will recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is truly a gem. Service: Our bartender/server, Geriz, was amicable and extremely attentive. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and their extensive beer list.

Food: The food was out of this world. We had the pulled mozzarella with delicious sourdough followed by 2 pizzas - margarita and "special" pizza, which was essentially a very decadent 4 cheese pizza. We polished off with a lemon tart that was equal parts sweet and palette cleansing. Definitely coming back again!

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vipJenniferY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Came in on Pizza Night (Monday), when they were serving only pizza, so didn't have the chance to try their other menu items. But they have single night pizza specials, which I thought was very unique and fresh.

Loved the creativity, had a contemporary spin on ingredients while still maintaining quality in their pizza craft. Summer Squash and Meatball pizzas were our picks and were quite satisfied. Great with wine, which they had a good selection to pick from.

It definitely has an up-and-coming feeling to its interior. Very minimalistic with a New Yorker attitude kinda vibe. They have these plates with a graffiti truck printed on them in a blue porcelain style.. which says it all. Not familiar with the hype surrounding this place that past reviewers may be mentioning, but when we came there wasn't too much noise or disturbance in terms of atmosphere.

They had a no-tipping policy, and stated that the prices on the menu reflected fair wages for their employees, which I found to be very considerate. Will probably be coming again for a casual night out for some not-so-ordinary pizzas.

KB
vipKeithB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2016
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was poor - we didn't actually receive everything we ordered. Food is mediocre and the pizza crust doughy. Not a great experience

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vipEVDW
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm service and great food (inventive yet comforting at the same time)!

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vipRestaurantScene
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife and I had dinner here-- looking for something casual but creative, and got it. High quality and a bit different.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every bite of it. Having the owner around is such a plus for a complete dining experience.

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vipLT11
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good pizza and beer menu but too loud and too bright.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Go early to avoid the crowds and for their happy hour! Once it got crowded ~8pm, we noticed a slight decline in service compared to earlier in the night. (They forgot about a dessert we ordered) Tables can be tight so getting in/out was a bit challenging for both people and any nearby wine glasses. What made up for it were the tall ceilings, which are a rare find in east village restaurants so did not feel small at all.

Squid ink pasta was well done and the pasta was actually cooked al dente. Speck and peach pizza was also very nice. Crust was thin and had a good balance of chewiness and char.

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viprozzy
London
16 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what a find! the food was fit for a Michelin star.....-and there was pizza! the restaurant is deceptive because it seems modest by virtue of being a pizzeria, and it is small and clean and neat and white and modern, but the food was a dream. innovative, pretty, yet not at all pretentious. and of course the pizza was delicious. great wine list--interesting choices--and the house white was light and crisp. no tipping which I found a bit socialist in contrast to the food, but I understand the reasoning. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough--I just wish it had wheels and could be situated uptown. but if that were the case, we would never get a table. this restaurant works for an early family dinner, but I would not hesitate to make a grown up dinner party there as well--narrow tables so everyone can talk to each other and a departure from the usual pomp and circumstance that comes with food of this quality, design and above all, taste.

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XavierR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2016
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Place was not super clean
Service was OK
Food was OK but not great
Noise Level was hardly sustainable, although the place was not crowded, sound seems to reverberate there. We got the check and left as soon as we could.
I don't think i will come back, there are better pizza places in the neighborhood.

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vipMichaelS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a lively setting

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vipTajB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Great service! Pizza crust was great but not enough cheese. They only put a small amount & over priced! Too many great pizza places in NYC. You can definitely skip this place

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vipRoflo
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!!

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Bruno Pizza offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 598-3080.

Bruno Pizza is rated 4.4 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.

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