Brunos Italian Kitchen
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 our $30 special three course menu, 'Family Style Sundays' and 'Penny Wine Wednesday.'
Lasagna and Ravioli was fantatsic. The bruschetta was good but they need to use a better quality olive oil in the balsamic dip they put on the table for their excellent bread and bruschetta. Took advantage of 50% off wine Wed. Overall a great meal.
Great food, cocktails, and outdoor seating. Lovely evening with friends!
Wonderful Italian in Brea! The handmade pasta is amazing. We had the short rib parpadelli(misspelled) and loved it!
Went there for birthday dinner.
The server was attentive, food was good as always (although I realized the choices are not grand).
Got birthday dinner treat on Sunday night. (birthday month)
I have recommended this place to all my friends
This was our first visit and selected it based on the location since it was walking distance to the Brea Improv. My friend is vegan, and they were happy to accommodate special requests. The portions were big and the food was delicious!
Food was amazing, the live music was a bit loud.
We visit Bruno's occasionally and are always pleased with the food, service, wait time, atmosphere and noise level. The prices are reasonable given all else. I even like the coffee and I am picky about coffee. I don't know how they could make it any better.
Food is very good with freshly made pasta and meatballs. Lasagna is one of our favorites. Prices are high for pasta dishes but this seems consistent with many good Italian restaurants.
Great service... Arrived early and went to the bar for happy hour had two amazing signature drinks 🍹 before making it to our table. Both my husband and I ordered the scallops dinner served with risotto which was very tasty 😋 will definitely go back! Great date night with my husband!
We always enjoy the food here.
Our dinner was absolutely delicious, the service impeccable and the restaurant is lovely! I would recommend it to anyone who wants a great dining experience.
We've eaten here many times. The food is always great and the staff is top-notch. My wife and I love the ambiance, including playing Italian music for your guests. Great job!
The food and service was as we have grown to expect: excellent! This small, local restaurant never disappoints.
Car show was going on therefore noise level was a little high at first. Once cars left it was great. Not restaurants fault. Everything was wonderful. Awesome dinner w/family celebrating dad.
The fritto misto was a great app- just avoid the fried lemon slices. The glasses of white wine were served perfectly chilled. The red wine was so warm it was undrinkable. Adding ice chilled it down but also watered it down. They need to store the reds correctly so this does not occur. Meatballs were a bit too loose and not enough sauce, but still had good flavor. Husband loved the polenta, I thought it was too buttery and lumpy. The seafood pasta would have been ok except that the seafood was stone cold from the refrigerator as they must precook it or buy it precooked then rewarm it to serve. One bite and that was it, my husband lost his appetite. Service was excellent and the manager graciously comped the pasta dish and provided a comp glass of wine and a dessert.
It's best to have reservations on the weekend. It gets quite busy. The food is tasty and the wine selection is pretty good. It can be quite loud so not a place to go for a quiet meal.
Great food as always- great value! Excellent service.
All 6 plates had no flavor plus pasta was mushy. Service lousy
Menu items never disappoint! DELICIOUS
Have been here several times but on this night the food flavors seemed a bit off. We are not writing Brunos off yet but we were very disappointed!
Somehow our order got "cut off" according to waitress...so we waited a really long time...no offers made for inconvenience.
Limited menu. Food came too fast - within 10 minutes of ordering. Waitstaff not very attentive.
Recommended by our daughter. Looking for good Italian dining. This place was a true treat. We’ll be back again soon
It had been a while since we tried Bruno's. I didn't recall it being out of the ordinary. We didn't expect amazing food but with a party of 4, none of us had a miss. The food was outstanding. Impeccable in fact. Pasta cooked perfectly and every bite enjoyable. We will be back soon.
Great food . Nice area.
I wanted this to be a Great experiance and it just kept going down hill from the minute we sat down. The table booth we asked for was right next to the entertainment . So we could not hear ourseleves talk. The musican was good ; just not sititng in his space ; that was bad. We ordered a drink and told the waiter we were waiting for our Son to arrive. We also put in a meatball appetizer and then our Son arrived. The Waiter never came over to take our sons drink order for not kidding 5minutes ; we could see our waiter talking to another waitress ; more like flirty with her and then on his phone... So when the Waiter did arrive we asked to move and order my son a drink while we wait for our meatball appetizer to arrive... which by the way never ever came ; we never got to taste them sadley. I bet the were very good. OUR son's drink arrived and it was beer not the drink he ordered ~ Got that corrected. MY dinner I ordered was not the dinner I orderd ~ got Rigatoni with cheese and mushrooms not Linguini and shrimp ~by this time we just wanted the dinner to end. Just ate we were served ; the Food was delishious and fresh ; very good food. to Top it off we were there to Celebrate my Birthday ~my Sons' treat. The waiter even mentioned this at the begining as he read the paper that he was given off the table and still never brought anything special to celebrate the evening or Even wished me a Happy Birthday. Just Sad, we left feeling unhappy at the experience.
Love Bruno’s, it’s great for all occasions & is delicious.
We go here often and this was the first time that we had any issues and the staff fixed the problem right away and professionally.
Very expensive, for what you get! Don’t love the taste of the food!
Always a very good dining experience
Bruno’s never fails! The food is always delicious and servers are attentive without being intrusive.
The food was delicious. We enjoyed an appetizer of salami, cheese and bread, entree’s were short ribs and cioppino. Dessert chocolate ganache. All was very good and we highly recommend. It is somewhat noisy but overall a great place.
My husband and I enjoyed a delightful dinner at Bruno’s! I am gluten-free and was delighted with the selections, especially the desert! Everything was very nicely prepared, flavorful, and delicious at every turn.
We are regulars for a reason.. It's always great food, service and vibe
Food was not very good and service was lacking too. I would like to add a manager did approach us after we sent our entree back and offered to take it off the bill and gave us a $20 gift card which was very nice. Although I gave the gift card to another guest on my way out, don't really need $20 to a place I wouldn't return to eat at.
Super yummy... and the patio was perfect with the warm weather.
Sophia was wonderful! Love the crab and shrimp pasta.