Brunos Italian Kitchen

4.7
1370 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 1370 people are saying
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JamesJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good atmosphere.

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kattym
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We liked the special deal including salad, entries and desert and enjoyed the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great the waiter was very nice and helpful

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vipfood4mytravels
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Our favorite restaurant hands down! Great food, great atmosphere, and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service & food was great. Nice location to walk & see nearby.

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Mark
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food and service in town. Don, Tim and Eron are the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, Great Service.

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MadisonW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophie, our waitress was an absolute gem! My sister and I have been here before, and decided to order nothing but appetizers , which every single one was phenomenal. (Fritto misto, carpaccio, arancini, and burratta) the real kicker here, the homemade limoncello! Made in house and absolute game changer. I even took some home, ask your waiter/waitress, it’s so worth it.

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EloiseG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites... always delicious food and the drinks are unique and fresh!

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KayD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was my second time visiting Brunos. It really is a perfect place for we decide to get fancy for date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall they have pretty good food and drinks, service is their strength. It’s pretty noisy inside these days

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LaurinP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great authentic Italian dining experience and the taste of the food is incredible.

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KristinH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and our waiter was very knowledgeable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Bruno’s. Aaron in the bar area was both a great server and bartender. Solid old fashioned! Try the mussels as an appetizer. So tasty. The bread and basalmic vinegar are hard to not finish. Entrees are great. This time my wife had sea bass. I had salmon. Cooked to perfection. And the general manager Tim will make sure your experience is a good one. Give it a try.

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Donna
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Bruno’s food, always excellent.

Only one comment that the dessert used to be better.

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AnneF
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable and the Italian smell of the restaurant was just phenomenal. You can smell it just as you walk through the door And the food was excellent

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Betsy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Well spaced
Would appreciate a wider selection of entrees

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service !!! Food was excellent will definitely go again and recommend to my friends!

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EricS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local Brea place. Staff is outstanding, service is top notch. Food is light, not overpowering and their bartenders know how to mix a proper drink

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be back at our favorite restaurant

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KarenF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would totally recommend the Fritto Misto (Fried Calamari), Caesar Salad, Cioppino with Linguine, and Bruschetta. The atmosphere eating outside was awesome with a tent and some string lights. Highly recommend!

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WilliamC
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Leftovers replaced because they were thrown out mistakenly. Totally unexpected

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SandiD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the Italian chop salad which was absolutely delicious! And the lasagna which was amazing! My third time visiting Brunos does not disappoint! Can’t wait till next time!!

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Jimbezi
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual. Enjoyed the 1/2 price pasta and wine special. Everybody at Bruno’s is always so friendly and accommodating. Always our neighborhood “go to” spot!

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vipLoverOfFineDining
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wait staff should be commended. The young guy who took care of my table did a great job.

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DrPepper
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunos does not disappoint. Been going here since they opened. I try something new every so often and it becomes my new favorite! This time I had the Easter Menu, three course meal for $25.00. Caesar salad (I asked them to chop), delicious with authentic Caesar dressing containing anchovies, Salmon on asparagus wrapped in prosciutto with a romanesco sauce, I ate every bite, and finished with the tiramisu, which was authentic, light and delicious. I usually have the carmel budino for dessert. This was the first time I had the tiramisu and really loved it. Just the right amount of rum and espresso.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Food is always delicious and the service is great!

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We arrived in time for our booking and were seated immediately. The service and food were both very good.

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VilmaP
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had reserved an outdoor table and when we got there, there were no tables outside, so we had to sit inside.

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JessR
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly and professional staff, spacious dining room, lovely low lit ambience.

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TonyA
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time! The food was outstanding! Love you guys!!

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vipAlanL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away indoors as we requested, thanks to Orange County entering the red zone that day. Our seating was socially distant from others. The noise level was quiet, suitable for comfortable conversation. Service was prompt and efficient. My dinner partner was very pleased with the salmon and I enjoyed the Sunday lasagna special, great food at a great price. Desserts were good. We also appreciated happy hour pricing on drinks. Best of all, they left us alone when we wanted time to talk. We plan to go back soon.

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vipHappy2dine
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently a great dining experience! One of our favorite local independent restaurants that we support. Food is creative, high quality and attentive service.

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vipgriz
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

long time customer here; excellent, as always,,,,,

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LaurinP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place to go for an authentic Italian dining experience and exceptional service. The ingredients are fresh and the pasta is handmade.

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vipbdahx3
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came for my birthday and OC restaurant week! It was perfect as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was amazing. Everyone was so attentive. The food was delicious. A great spot for date night.

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LarryD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great to eat on the patio for dinner. The food and the service was outstanding.

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SandraT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!

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Brunos Italian Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1370 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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