Brunos Italian Kitchen

4.8
1492 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 1492 people are saying
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Joost
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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vipididitallforthecookie
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food and service did not live up to how adorable the restaurant is! The server was spastic, left us for long periods of time, and never refilled my iced tea. He recommended dishes that weren’t on the menu and had to redo the check. The food was meh and pricey for what it was. THERE WAS A RUBBER BAND IN ONE OF THE ENTREES. I suggested this restaurant for a business meeting and am totally embarrassed at my selection.

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Squints5577
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Service was excellent and always checked on us to make sure we were good. Food was excellent and the dessert was to die for.

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vipgriz
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we come here often; lively atmosphere, good food and service. i wholeheartedly recommend it to all

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my most favorite place love the lasagna and the calamari!

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akinlr
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance, good spacing between tables, beautiful presentation with the appetizers and entrees - great deals - reasonable price - wonderful service- our server was Faith and she was adorable - highly recommended

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SarahD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was a bit salty. Otherwise, service was wonderful, ambience was great with outdoor seating. We had a fun dinner!

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TINAG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Appetizers were great, food was poor tasting. Well not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I ordered the lasagna and the noodles were really soft. I was told it was because it’s already made and it sits there all day. I also ordered the mussels and they tasted really fishy, definitely not fresh, and the broth they’re served with tastes like plain water-flavorless.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Everything perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always fantastic! Never disappoints!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing and outstanding experience and meal!

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TimP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Services was very, very slow. It took 30 minutes just to get our bottle wine and 2.5 hours to complete our meal and pay.

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DavidM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, ambience, food, value, vibe were all fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food bad service were good. A safe pick to have some good food and A good time.

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Allycat5358
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruschetta order is huge! Excellent value. Taste great!
Pappardelle was large enough to split. Between the bruschetta and Pasta we were stuffed. Dinner was also served w complimentary bread and seasoned oil.
Fantastic meal!

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jill
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go on a Wednesday! 1/2 off all pasta and wine! Our waiter was great .
The lasagna was delicious!

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MaganaEats
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and service is great! Nice ambiance.

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Shaun
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service. Was a great date night. We will absolutely be back!

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ArmandoV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a great date night. Food was excellent, service was perfect. Definitely coming back 🤙🏼

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food never disappoints. Service is a little slow but good just be patient. Delicious pastas and desserts are very tasty

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Patty
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I chose Bruno's because of the open air plan. Beautiful service, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service

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vipJessNLolo
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Very accommodating. The food is always very good!

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vipMish
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening!

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vipgriz
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a long time favorite of ours. good food, good service reasonable price, pleasant atmosphere. i would recommend it to everyone

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had dinner with my mom to celebrate the anniversary of my dad’s birthday. He loved Italian food. Dinner was delicious and arrived warm and quickly. It was a bit difficult to flag down our server in between courses though. They did seem a bit understaffed but it also wasn’t very busy as it was a Tuesday night. Covid has changed what dining out looks like, so we’re understanding about that. And they were very sweet and accommodating to my mom’s current physical limitations which we both appreciated very much.
I’ve been there many times as it’s one of our favorite local date night spots and we’ll keep coming back for sure. Just seemed like last night was an “off night” for them. Still very enjoyable and mom enjoyed her first visit, so I’ll be bringing her back as well.

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vipBruinGal
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Dani gave us great food recommendations. We truly enjoyed our meal. Loved the caesar salad!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was great as always ☺️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav. Best Italian in the city.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fantastic whenever I go. The servers are friendly and attentive. This place is great for a date night spot!

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vipNormY
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent including service from our waiter John

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WilliamC
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Special rates on various days.
Chopped salad and bread very good with large portions.
Cioppinno and Chicken Parmigiana good but not equal to some places.
Tiramisu was adequate

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vipBobbyD
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Excellent service led by a GM who knows how to make all his guests feel like family. That coupled with a well trained staff who provide excellent service as well as outstanding food, this is a must visit for those looking for a sure thing when it comes to an Italian restaurant. Highly recommend.

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vipLuluandFamily
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food, wine and exceptional service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!

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vipDawn
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great and good service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice, service was good and my husband loved it. We would definitely go back

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Cary
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice meal at Bruno’s last night. Caring hospitality at its best! The meal was excellent, my wife and I both enjoyed the flatiron steak, which our daughter recommended and sure enough flavorful and perfectly done. Roasted potatoes and broccolini were perfect accompaniments, but the cipollini were the piece de resistance! Our waiter, John, was excellent. In this day and age when the pandemic has crippled the hospitality industry, Bruno’s has figured it out - nice work!

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Brunos Italian Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 1492 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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