Bruno's Bakery and Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian

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Bruno's Bakery and Restaurant invites you to indulge in a culinary dining experience. Executive Chef/Owner Biagio Settepani creates a unique Manhattan style atmosphere with a full breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch menu. In 2013 the Staten Island Advance awarded Bruno's Bakery and Restaurant the best Italian restaurant in Staten Island with 4.5 stars.
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MB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place, we keep going back because we all love it so much!

D
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The Hylan location was disappointing at best. People in our group got coffee ONE time, one tea refilled ONCE only when asked, no juice was offered, and we were charged $25 for a pitcher of soda! Staff were unattentive and difficult to wave down for the one refill of hot water for tea. It seemed like they didn't care because the 20% gratuity was already factored into the bill. The food was simple fare, nothing outstanding, and portions were meager. The standards have gone down. Sadly, will not return.

Bruno's Bakery and Restaurant
Responded on January 20, 2020

Hello Sir or Madam, We would like to apologize for you subpar experience. We always strive to give great service, but due to great weather and demand to sit outside we were understaffed. We would never on purpose neglect our customers. Also we'd like apologize for being over charged for a the pitcher of soda, not sure how that happened. It would have been helpful to ask for a manager so we could have resolved the issue while you were here. We hope you come back and give us another chance.

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LS
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the brunch with Santa and it was very nice. They had a separate room for pictures with Santa and also a gingerbread decorating station for the kids. It was very private, since they only take a certain amount of reservations. On top of that the brunch itself was very good and reasonable priced. Service was excellent. Also they have a bakery inside the restaurant with lots of tasty treats and since it was Christmas time, it had lots of festive goodies.

n
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The check in staff was wonderful and most kind as we arrived late for our brunch. This establishment was lovely and I look forward to going back for dinner.

a
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It's a good brunch for the price. Reliable neighborhood choice.

N
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Shortly I will never go back

LO
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

TABLE CLOTHS WOULD BE BETTER OR PLACE MATS .ALSO HOUSE SALAD SHOULD COME WITH DINNER MENU ITEMS PRICES WERE HIGH FOR MENU ITEMS

CC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very pleasant experience. The food was very good and they were very accomodating.

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The meal I ordered was not what was described. It said braised short ribs and I got sliced roast beef

b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We love it here and the food is always good. Its been renovated in the past year and its very modern and pretty. Sitting outside was a little noisy but it was to be expected because it's so close to Hylan. What I did not like is the credit card usage fee. They charged it even using a debit card. I get that it's expensive to run a restaurant but I really don't support passing your fees on to the customers. For that alone, we would hesitate going back. I feel it's taking advantage of loyal customers.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was cold, the service was slow. The whole experience was disappointing. Usually the food is excellent but although the restaurant was not super crowded they used that as an excuse for poor service & cold food. In today’s day when we work so hard for our money we should be getting the best quality.

BJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for Brunch and the party size was 7 adults, the food was delicious and the pastries outstanding but for the price I think they could offer just a bit more food. Not complaining but I have gone for brunch with more offerings for around the same price. I will definitely go back though, the waitress was gracious and accommodating, the atmosphere was very nice (sat outdoors, love that) and as stated the food was very very good. I recommend going here and definitely get a pie to go before you leave, the fruit tart is ridiculously good!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the entire experience, the food and the desserts were out of this world! I highly recommend going there and experience Chef Mike’s Rodizio experience!

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was delicious. The service was poor. We were a group of 10 & the tip was already included in the final bill. Unfortunately, we believe our server took advantage of this. Never asked if we needed anything, took 20 min to serve dessert & at this point told us one of the desserts wasn't available & he didn't ask if we wanted something else, served the coffee after everyone finished dessert & he served lemonade to some of us (it was a brown liquid), when it was questioned he said oh no its lemonade (later he said it was indeed iced tea). The server acted as if it was a bother to serve our table. These are only a few things that we were unhappy with. I will give the restaurant another chance. My friends have gone there before & were happy with service & the food. Unfortunately this visit had poor service.

DO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful brunch! Warm breakfast pastries and fruit platter started us off, along with mimosas. Then we feasted on short rib hash over polenta, eggs in purgatory, French toast and breakfast pizza. Would go back tomorrow!

OD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can not say enough about the restaurant BRUNO'S in Staten Island. Our waitress, Alyssa was absolutely amazing! From the time we came in until the time we left, we were greeted with nothing but warm smiles. The manager Elvis was also excellent. Please ask for Alyssa when you come in! You will not be disappointed!

MQ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Service was very slow. Very expensive.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for brunch this past Saturday. Sat outside on the patio. Food was great. Service was great. We sat for awhile and they didn’t rush us at all. Pastries and fruit that were included were great. We split the steak salad and Nutella waffles. Very good. Unlimited coffee as well but it tasted a slight bit burnt. Other than that everything was great. Great value for a cute brunch.

FA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The pre fix menu is nice if they actually gave you what they said it was . The short rib has was quite opposite of what it said on the menu. The hash was actually similar to a tomatoe sauce with shredded beef in it (not short rib) . And the serving size was fit for a small child . For $25 I expected much more..

WW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for dinner enjoyed very much food was served hot and delicious server was very pleasant
Can’t wait to go back

CF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family & I had a very nice afternoon brunch! Can’t wait to do it again!

CH
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food, good service, and excellent new remodel place!

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and people!!

MN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious brunch.

L
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & amazing desserts

KG
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We enjoy going to Bruno's for dinner. Our service was not the greatest this time. The food was delicious as always but the waiter did not know much and never came back around so I could get a drink or order dessert, we had to find and ask him. Besides that it was good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambience...great service....delicious breakfast meal.

LP
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the wife out for a date night, we had an Excellent night out. Great food & service.

J
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Felt a little rushed, the fruit/danish came out then your food not even ten minutes later. They should space that apart a little.

CG
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, atmosphere. Large menu choices . Cannot go wrong here!

b
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time having brunch at Bruno's and we were very pleased. It was a little noisy (but that's to be expected because it was completely full by the time we left). However, the noise level didn't have any effect on our enjoyment. Our waiter was very personable and added to the experience. I had the Croque Madame and it was delicious.

BG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great! Servers were polite and always ready to get what was needed. Food was delicious and more than enough for a lovely brunch.Would go back anytime!

MY
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything is always delicious, food never disappoints.

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I really enjoy the food here. The brunch is excellent. I Finally tried the dinner and it was delicious. The service is great and love the look of the place. The deserts are absolutely delicious. The only down side is the price. I do feel it’s a little pricy for Italian food on Staten Island. I will however be back eventually for dinner and will be coming back for desert and brunch often.

RS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great for Sunday brunch with the families! This was my first time there and definitely will be coming back!

Highly recommend.

MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Gluten Free options including bakery items. Highly recommend!

MB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Great food, drinks and staff!

CG
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good atmosphere. Service was fantastic from owner through bus boy/girl.

J
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Italian bakery in SI. Food and service are good. Pastries are the best. Enjoy

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Booked for my moms birthday the food was good, the service great and the desserts were awesome.