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 Italian Classics Tuesday menu, Wine Wednesday, Chicken Parmesan Thursday, and Lasagna Sunday.
Italian Classics TuesdayStarting Nov 19, 2020Tuesday’s a la carte menu pricing features $7 appetizers and wine, $15 pastas and entrees, and $5 desserts
Chicken Parmesan ThursdayStarting Nov 19, 2020$25 Italian Chopped Salad, Chicken Parmesan, and Tiramisu available in-house or through our website
Lasagna SundayStarting Nov 19, 2020$20 caesar salad, lasagna, & garlic bread available in-house or through our website
Wine-d Down Wednesdays
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
We enjoyed a delicious dinner and cocktails on the patio—and felt completely safe and comfortable with the measures Bruno’s staff took for the well-being of their guests.
Tables were cleaned prior to, spaced apart, and well-kept. Server was kind and attentive. All staff was wearing appropriate PPE. All the dishes and drinks were as delicious as we remembered. Definitely happy that my husband and I were able to squeeze in one last date night at this beautiful eatery before this new round of closures and curfews.
Food was really good but the service was beyond great!!!!!!!!!!
one of our favorite places. good food, good service; lively atmosphere
Great Pappardelle and fantastic spaghetti with meatballs!
Great classy but comfortable down to earth casual place :)
I enjoyed my food and drink very much. Bread, yummy. Dessert, yummy. Service good. Overall noise was louder than I prefer.
This was our first visit and we had a great experience. The service and food was outstanding.
Server needs to know about wines and spirits, as knowledge was poor.
This is our favorite restaurant for the family. The food is wonderful and most importantly their staff are very friendly and attentive. They are now open at 25% capacity and they take every precaution to make sure dining is safe for everyone.
It was great!
Bruno’s is always excellent. This has become our favorite Brea restaurant.
Food and service was excellent
Our server was horrible. Not friendly and not attentive
The cocktails and lasagna are great. The spaghetti and meatballs entree is not as good as it used to be. The meatballs are too dry. Also, we were given a dessert for my husband’s birthday. Precision, we have always gotten the budino as the birthday dessert, sadly, this time they didn’t offer that.
Excellent adaptation to the COVID situation with doors that fully open the front of the restaurant to the patio. Nice ambit, good food and great service. Very nice.
We sat on the patio. It was excellent! The server was super attentive and didn't miss a beat. The food was hot and fresh. The desert was amazing! The manager went out of his way to get us the best table since my friend has health problems and needed to be very separated and with fresh air. We literally got the best seat in the house. Thank you for your amazing service and food always!! I will always come back here.
Great night out with my wife without the kids. Server was so friendly and attentive. She said it was her first night but she seemed like a pro. I wish I remembered her name but you know who you are! Great service great food and we will always come back.
The most delicious bruchetta ever. The Ciopino and tiramisu were super fresh and some of the best I've eaten. Five star service with a good selection of beer and wine.
It was loud but enjoyable
Best calamari I’ve ever had hands down. Seriously nothing beats it!
Delicious food. Comfortable atmosphere. Great service.
The food and service were both amazing. The space between tables for social distancing was plenty. Overall, a great experience!
Great experience. All our dinners were delicious and flavorful. The icing on the cake was the great attention from our waitress as she kept checking in & automatically refilled our waters. Perfect night!! Thank you all!!
Delicious food and nicely separated tables for physical distancing. Needed to ask for air conditioning for inside seating. Server was slightly inattentive but overall good experience.
The food is fresh and delicious. The service is spot on. They take all safety precautions seriously. We love this place and are so happy we cn dine either in or out!
Hostess and waitstaff had terrible customer service,no anticipation for anything we may need to consume our meal. Had to flag waiter down for everything, restaurant was not busy. My husband and I were offered only one drink after we had to flag the waiter down to even order. Waiter barely spoke to us, it was as if he hated his job and it showed.. I understand the food service industry was hit hard with covid, but if you don’t want to be at work don’t be. This experience was by far the worst eating experience we have had. We will think twice before returning or recommending this restaurant to friends and family.
It's the first time we've been to Bruno's since COVID started. We expected a limited menu and were pleasantly surprised that many of the choices remain on the COVID era menu. Unfortunately, beer on tap is not available.
We shared the Sunday lasagna which was delicious and just the correct temperature. We ordered an extra Caesar salad and shared an appetizer order of their wonderful meatballs.
Based on the server's recommendation, we ordered budino al caramelo for desert. We had not had it before and we both decided that next time we will have desert first! It was amazing. Several layers of flavor.
Great food! Great service!
We had such an amazing experience! Excellent service and beautiful ambiance, we truly enjoyed our date and can’t wait to go back! We enjoyed wine, a charcuterie board, dinner and coffee and were so enamored by everything!
The server and service were excellent. The meal and wine were excellent. We had a very lovely evening.
Loved the food and service. First time and was very happy with the overall visit.
I really enjoy going to bruno Italian kitchen it was so delicious my food was amazing!! I would honestly come back to bruno Italian kitchen if I have a chance. I would also recommend to anyone to come try this restaurant..
Great food, the dishes were all delicious, and the desserts exceptional!!! Can't wait to return, and thank you Tim for being such a great Host/Manager, we'll see you again soon.
Always great service and food!
We forgot our to go bag on the table and the server ran out after us. Awesome :)
My family enjoyed the meal. We selected our entrees from the OC restaurant week menu. The only item that was not up to par was the budino dessert. I’ve had it before, but this time it didn’t taste as good. We sat outdoors so there wasn’t much ambiance but we were fine with it. Overall it was a good experience.
Based on the reviews this place is the place to be if you want italian food. But it was a bit too salty for us. Im not going to knock the place for it. Maybe it wasn't the right match for us. Our waiter wasn't the friendliest either. It was pretty apparent he wanted to take the order and move on. We got FAR better treatment from the hostess. She was GREAT.
This was our 2nd trip to Brunos during shut down and both times have met our high standards! We are concerned about crowding and Brunos does it right. Tables are well spaced, servers are attentive and support staff is amazing! The food at Brunos is always, carefully prepared and delicious! We had the pan seared Branzino and lasagne this time. Both were excellent. Thank you Brunos for always taking care of us and maintaining such high standards!
Had dinner at Bruno’s with friends last Friday for the first time. Great service and amazing food. Absolutely loved it. Will definitely recommend it!! Cant wait to go back!!!
Excellent food! Great service. Would definitely be back.
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Brunos Italian Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1293 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.