Brunos Italian Kitchen

4.7
1482 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 - 8:45 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 1482 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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

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Allycat5358
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
7 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
26 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
63 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
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was great as always ☺️

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
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
28 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
35 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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AlbertC
Las Vegas
2 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
9 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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SteveS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Brunos lived up to the high expectations we've come to have for this special restaurant. Consistency is the key word here. Our reservation was handled withoiut a hitch. The food was every bit as good as ever, and we had the added pleasure of being served by an extraordinnary young lady named Danielle, whose professionalism was nothing short of impeccable and matched by her warm, welcoming, and engaging manner. This restaurant and its staff has mastered the art of providing an excellent dining experience, while always making certain that the patron knows that they are the primary focus of all that happens here. A meal at Brunos is simply a great night out.

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GregH
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service is typically alot better we commenced evening with a good table service and then got a 2nd person in that replaced and she was not up to par. We ordered wine and never did they serve or pour the wine at anytime ...very uncustomary for us at any restaurant. She did not come by and ask if we were ok or how food was ...?? weird.
I felt as if she was ready to clock out and just was done for the day. We had to also chase someone down to get the final tab. Food wise- again we have been here before and food was much better. Felt like Bruno's needs to put everyone in check from kitchen to service as this was not a good experience and I invited guests to dine there based on my past dining. I hope the leadership group at Bruno's reads this and reacts to improve and get things back to where they have been in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool spot. Highly recommend for nice date or just casual night looking for some good food. Awesome service and ambiance

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ChristineL
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruno’s is fabulous. The food and service are excellent. I appreciated that the staff all wore masks. Highly recommend.

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vipJames
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruno's is our favorite local restaurant. Great place to hang out with friends. They have a good wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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ProfessorR71
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very comfortable place to dine and I thought the food was excellent. Service a bit spotty (bartender not quite as attentive as could be and, when seated, took some time before a wait person came to take our orders. Overall, though, a pleasant dining experience.

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vipValerieG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did sunday lasagna dinner. Totally worth it! The salad is lightly dressed and the lasagna is a good size serving. The service is always amazing. This is a place that has a GM that greets every table. We had been here a few months back and they remembered us. Kinda gives you that nice fuzzy feeling.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing every time we go there. The servers are always friendly and attentive. Plus, the food never takes very long to come out!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Server was not attentive; distracted, kept spilling water when he pours us water in the glasses, he gave bday cake for my husband and he ended up not eating that because he said he’s gonna come back with a spoon but never came back. Good food, reasonable price

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vipEllen
Orange County
73 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We haven’t dined there since before the pandemic. Really enjoyed our evening. Our server was outstanding. Although the recipes of some of our favorites have changed a bit, it was still good.

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izl6
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had very high hopes for this place snd it was such a let down. The drinks were mediocre and the food was so bland. I thought for sure it would have been good since it had so many great reviews but nope, not at all. Meatballs lacked flavor, bruschetta had too much vinegar. My pasta tasted like store bought pasta and not freshly made. The tiramisu was way too potent, the only good thing was the strawberry gelato.

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DavidJ
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian Restaurant in Brea. Will be back for Wine Wed.

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Zac99007
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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Brunos Italian Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1482 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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