Brunos Italian Kitchen

4.7
1529 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Inspired by a simpler time when meals brought friends and families together….

The menu is comprised of Italian dishes like homemade pastas, fish and steak dishes. Standouts include the Pappardelle Bruno made with braised shorts ribs, wild mushrooms and homemade pappardelle; Branzino which is a Mediterranean sea bass served with roasted potatoes, fresh spinach, lemon and capers; and the Grilled Flatiron Steak served with creamy polenta and roasted cipollini onions.

Broad selection of Italian wines that share the same price point to make the selection process simple and encourage guests to be adventurous.

Brunos also features a menu of carefully crafted cocktails featuring Italian spirits, liqueurs and fresh seasonal ingredients.

Visit our website for more details on great offers like Italian Classics Tuesday, Wine Wednesday, Thursday Special, and Lasagna Sunday.

Experiences

  • Italian Classics Tuesday

    Multiple dates available

    Tuesday’s a la carte menu pricing features $7 appetizers and wine, $15 pastas and entrees, and $5 desserts
  • Chicken Parmesan Thursday

    Multiple dates available

    $25 Italian Chopped Salad, Chicken Parmesan, and Tiramisu available in-house or through our website
  • Lasagna Sunday

    Multiple dates available

    $20 caesar salad, lasagna, & garlic bread available in-house or through our website

Offers

  • Wine-d Down Wednesdays

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Enjoy 50% off ALL wines by the glass or bottle AND 50% off all pasta dishes in-house or through our website

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1529 people are saying
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RaiO
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the chicken parm and Caesar salad. both excellent. Bruno's is the only place that has anchovies in their salad. Ate at the bar. very accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 1st time here. Great service. Food was really fresh and delicious! Best pesto I've had in a.long time. Highly recommend.

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AdelK
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Brunos. And never disappoints us. Food taste amazing stuff is friendly as always.

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LindaMarie
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and we loved it. Our servers Danni and David were excellent as was the food and drinks!

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VivianaG
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing! Our server was great. It was a Saturday night so it was super busy, which is a given, so I definitely recommend making a reservation on here. I got there 5 minutes before to check in and got sat right away.

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MonicaM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, service was wonderful and it was a classy relaxing environment. We enjoyed our fettuccini, lasagna and salmon. It is a prefect place to have a nice dinner with friends and family.

JJ
JackieJBrea
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my daughter Great food, quick service.

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Visitor
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I will meet here on occasion. We have a great experience every time! Great service, food, and drinks! Thank you!

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SteveL
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and bartender, Aaron recommended the scallops which were some of the best I’ve ever had! And he makes a mean Old Fashioned!

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LindaY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the few places that were open on New Year's Day and we are so glad we found this place. It was our first time and were not disappointed. We met the owner, he was super friendly and gave us recommendations for what to order. We loved the bread and dipping sauce (olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and garlic chunks!) and asked for seconds. The food was wonderful, the service was equally great, no complaints whatsoever. Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I ordered the vongole and linguini pasta. When the order came out the dish appeared like a soup. I was very confused because the description in the menu did not translate to what I received. I even asked the server if the dish was supposed to be so watery.
Friend ordered the Seabass which was decent but also had a very fishy smell. Overall the food wasn’t fabulous but the bread definitely made up for it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Sadly will not return. The food and service both slipped. Spaghetti and meatballs were lukewarm and the meatballs were like solid rock boulders. Food was served super fast, which makes me wonder how it can be lukewarm.

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coggle
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Skirt Steak was fantastic. Served Med Rare, just right. Sauce was very tasty with perfect small potatoes. Serving Temperature was excellent.
My wifes Sea Bass was soso. Temperature was rather cool and taste a little off from prior visits. Almost as if they precooked a batch due to being New Years Eve.

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lovesfood
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cozy neighborhood spot. Nice bar area, and outdoor space. Great food.

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PaulS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our table was ready for us even though we arrived 30 min early and planned to get a drink at the bar. We were promptly ordering drinks and appetizers, can't go wrong with capaccio. Our server was attentive but not overbearing, she checked on drinks and our meals and made sure we were comfortable. All plates were great, especially the bucatini with boar sausage.

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MarathonMom
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Bruno's never disappoints. Whether going for a night on the town with the theaters across the street, or a business meeting, it is always good. We went on a Monday night and it was pretty busy. The patio seating was closed due to the rain so inside every table was filled.
Our server/bartender was super friendly and attentive. Great food, great experience.

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vipNancyG
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good and service was fine. We ended up with a high top table when I requested a regular table, but the hostess said she didn’t have notes on our preference. Tables were really close together.

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vipEtienne
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and value.good drinks and service.very well managed.

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ScottH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is excellent. It is our favorite restaurant in Brea.

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LarryB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It had been years since we last went to Bruno’s. What a Delicious meal my wife and I had to celebrate Christmas Eve. The staff was very helpful and the joy in the room was felt by all. What a meal arrived. We enjoyed it and ate every morsel.

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KelliD
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing as usual, service impeccable. Thanks for a great night!

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thedalialama
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I had written off Bruno’s but decided to give it one more chance. Our server was outstanding. My food was delicious, I ordered the pesto pasta. My husband ordered the seafood pasta, and I don’t recall the seafood being well, so shrimpy. I am assuming it’s a supply chain issue. The wine was fantastic and staff was super attentive and kind. Was very pleased!

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LorenaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was amazing….no doubt about that! Everyone was very nice and courteous.
Food on the other hand was ‘so so’…kind of flavorless, not the same as when Bruno’s first opened.

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LindaC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruno’s is like a family restaurant with fine quality food and drink. The food is delicious and the service is personal, fun, interactive and spot on! The manager always comes by to make sure everything is up to expectations. Bruno’s always delivers. We feel so lucky to have such a gem in our home town.

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KrystynaV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The service was outstanding. The staff was super nice, friendly and helpful with switching to another table because it was pretty chilly on their patio. The food came out fairly quick and was delicious! Overall we had a great time! Definitely will come back again.

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JoeT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian food I’ve tried so far. And best of all, the price is very good for the quality food they serve. A must try if you never been!

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FruityHawaii
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is soooo good. We started off with an amazing salami tray and mussels in garlic wine sauce. Then everyone received their hot, warm, delicious pastas. Our party shared various desserts so I got to taste a bit of everything. I normally don't like Tiramisu, but the Tiramisu here is absolutely delicious and melts in your mouth. We literally devoured everything that we ordered. Did I mention they give complimentary soft crusty bread with olive oil and red peppers? Surprisingly, our total bill was very reasonable given all the food we ordered plus wine. I will be back.

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SusanP
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had great service but was a little disappointed that the steak was not available. Our server forgot to tell us…besides that he was great.
Thought it would be a little loud but it was perfect. Not to loud, was able to hear my group (&myself) talking and not yelling across the table during dinner. Would recommend.

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Jess
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, & ambience we're great! Will definitely be going back.

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EmilieP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Rigatoni Alfredo is a must!!! Great date spot or special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was my Birthday celebration. Good food & service was great!!
Thank you 👍😀

KA
vipKARLAS
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Bruno’s and what a great meal it was. Friendly staff, excellent waiter and Thursday night chicken parmigiana all made for a great night at Brea.

TM
TomM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

FIrst time at Brunos ... great food ... great location

Like Arnold.... I'll be back

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socaln8ive
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Great for first dates 8r get togethers

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MarkA
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Only complaint I have is in the size of the wine glass. It really looks small and I'm not sure it's even 4 ounces. Not worth the money by the glass.

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Connie
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was delicious!

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PeneT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was made from fresh, quality ingredients which were obvious by how delicious each dish was and we didn't feel bloated after eating all that bread and pasta, unlike other places.

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davidc
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service...my only issue was the noise level,maybe some sound dampners would help and my personal hate of Edison lights.definately will be back soon!

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Joost
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Ate outside because of the noise level inside. Not warm enough even with heaters on. Food also not warm enough, good though, so was the service. Efficient and friendly.
We love Bruno’s outside in Summertime.

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vipJimbezi
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dining experience as usual. Brought some out of town guests and the food and service was excellent. The salmon was particularly delicious tonight. Thank you Tim and staff!

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You can order delivery directly from Brunos Italian Kitchen using the Order Online button.

Brunos Italian Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1529 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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