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About Brunos Italian Kitchen

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 our $30 special three course menu, 'Family Style Sundays' and 'Penny Wine Wednesday.'

210 W. Birch Street
Brea, CA 92821
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner

Tuesday - Thursday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Happy Hour:
Sunday - Thursday: All Night
Friday - Saturday: 4-7pm

Cross Street:
Brea/Imperial Hwy.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 257-1000

Website:
http://brunosbrea.com/

Parking Details:
Conveinent covered parking behind the Edwards theaters.

Private Party Facilities:
For parties from 20 to 250, let the professionals at Brunos create a wonderful dining experience for your needs.

Private Party Contact:
Don Myers: (714) 257-1000

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Looking for a unique private venue option? Check out our Sky Lounge Options! A private dining experience unlike anything in Brea! Combining the outstanding food, drinks and service of Brunos Trattoria with the spectacular view atop Downtown Brea!

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Brunos Italian Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Special Occasion (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Romantic (14)
Casual (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Authentic (9)
People Watching (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Fun (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Live Music (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food and service were great, as usual. The music was an added touch but made it hard to visit with friends.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Can’t recall when was the last time I was there but this time the food wasn’t as good as before. The service is awesome and everything else is perfect just the food not as good as before.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Yum, we enjoyed the food and the ambience a great deal

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Right now Brunos is our go-to neighborhood restaurant. Food and service are consistently good, and it is in a convenient location. We much prefer Brunos to the cookie cutter chain Italian restaurants. Can't miss with the homemade pappardelle and budino for dessert.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 1, 2017

love the fresh pasta and good wine selection

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Meatball Monday - the best! Lunedi di polpetta- il più gustoso!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Always good service and the pastas are delicious. My favorite is the Papardelle a la Bruno. The restaurant is noisy but if you sit on the patio it is much better.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

One of our favorites...always excellent service and food!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was good, bill a little high for the quality of the food but I will return - especially for the happy hour deals.

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service! Best Italian restaurant in Orange County!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was good food, small portions of seafood though...

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This has been a dependable restaurant in my book. Food is consistently good. It is located near shops, movie theater and the Comedy club. It is a place conducive to a get- together and reunions.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My husband and I frequently go to Bruno’s. We had the worst service ever. The service was so bad, it made me rethink about retuning to this restaurant.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We've been dining at Brunos since it opened!
Love the sea bass!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

have been here a number of times and never disappointed. the food is consistently good and the price is reasonable. there is some kind of special every day of the week; wednesday is 50% off all the wines, both by the bottle and by the glass

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We asked for specific seating and they were able to accommodate. I like that multiple waiters helped deliver food to ensure it was hot

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We have eaten at Bruno's several times, most recently on a Wednesday night when they had live music! The food is always good, interesting pastas and nice entrees. My only complaint is that our entrees came out before we had finished our appetizers. That is my pet peeve! I hate to be rushed when I am dining with my husband. Otherwise, we love Bruno's and will return. The fact that is located on a street with two movie theaters is also a plus!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had the best time there and the food was fantastic.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The cocktails were great, the food was delicious, the service was friendly and professional and we would go back again. Also important was the terrific Gluten Free menu. Thanks!

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Birthday people get special deals.
Our server was nice, patient and kind.
The food is usually good, nice casual environment.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great delicious food for adults, but their kids choices were too different from mainstream for our kids to enjoy. Even their basic pasta alfredo tasted weird to my kids. Their meatballs too. But the five of us adults loved our dishes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Tapas, Happy Hour
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our food was very good, but it took a very long time to get to us. The people next to us were seated shortly after we were and ordered their food at the same time. They got their food and were almost done before our dinners arrived. Something happened and our entree order didn't get handled properly. I'm not sure where the snafu was, but we were there almost 2 hours for dinner and ended up being late for our live theater show. They did give us free wine/drinks, but we had to rush to finish our desserts.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We love it here. Homemade pasta. Unique dishes. Daily specials and happy hour also.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The burrata we ordered as an appetizer was more sliced tomatoes with a lot of onions and just a little portion of actual burrata. Being from Italy we were very disappointed by that. Not worth the money they charged.
The lasagna was ok.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Pork chop: was dry and tasted like old oil
meatballs and spaghetti: mushy noodles, very little sauce, meatballs were good.
Waiter was very dry, no smile or came to check on us. After we were given the bill, we didn't see the waiter again, he was busy talking to a table full of girls.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I made a reservation for two for Saturday, 9th, for 6:30 pm thru Open Table. I had specifically requested a quiet table without too much traffic. The occasion was to celebrate my grad school graduation. The day before the reservation, Brunos sent a reminder text, so I appreciated that reminder. We were greeted by a hostess who was quite prompt. I wouldn't describe that particular experience as being friendly greeting, but more like, "production mode." As we walked into the restaurant, there were many open tables, but they sat us RIGHT DEAD CENTER of the restaurant. It's like standing in the dead center of the restaurant and draw a criss cross, it is where two points meet. Yes, center of traffic... My date even made a comment, "there are so many other open tables and they seat us here? hmmmm.."

Someone reading this comment might ask, "Why didn't you ask for something different, then?"
I thought about asking for something different too, but perhaps this is as good as it can be for the staff at Brunos...even after I had specifically requested a quiet table. The table for 2 was quite small and because we were at dead center, I felt as though I didn't have enough elbow room for fear of bumping someone. Considering all the positive reviews I've read on Yelp, I was quite disappointed. Unfortunately, whenever I think about my graduation celebration dinner experience at the Brunos, I will have a vivid memory of dead center seating; staff's lackadaisical approach to customer's special request.

The food was quite good and the portion size was also comparable to price. The overall atmosphere was enjoyable as well.

Tags: Casual, People Watching
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great food!!!
Excellent service!!!
Would go back sgain

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Bruno's was a great experience from our server to the meal. We'll be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Didn't event get my order right. I ordered a fettuccini plate that was suppose to have mushrooms and they gave me a plate with sausage crumbs. Waiter didn't even ask how I liked the food because she knew I would let her know that my meal wasn't made correctly.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was pretty terrible here. I'd rather go to Olive Garden than dine here again. Service was decent but never again for the food.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 2, 2017

My coworkers and I wanted to get together to have dinner and a couple of cocktails. We were very happy with everything we had. The food was delicious and the drinks were fantastic. We ended up sitting at the bar for happy hour. Their happy hour is great.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Bruno's continues to amaze. 4th time there and it gets better every time. Tonight I had the lasagna and it was so good and a great value. Service team on top of everything. Love this place!!

Staff - I love take out sometimes and I think you guys need to get that side of things a little better. Food is still good but the process is a bit awkward. And the portions seem smaller.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 26, 2017

As always, Bruno's delivers. Requested my favorite table and they always come through. The food is fabulous. Never disappointed.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The Restaurant was Excellent. I loved the ambiance, outdoor seating and the Fresh Pasta was very Unique, that is hard to find!!


We had a very nice Sever and overall the whole experience was Excellent. I iwll be boing back soon!! Thank you.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great food and service as always! Love this place!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The service was great and our waitress was fun and very knowledgeable about the food.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Pasta and pudding were good. My pork chop was very dry. I mentioned to the waiter twice about the pork chop, but he didnt do anything to fix it. It was to Celebrate the completion of my cancer treatment, but i wasnt that happy at all. I will not choose to go there again.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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Came to have dinner and dessert with my daughter and husband. The ambiance was nice and soft, the food was excellent, and the service was outstanding! All four of us ordered different entrees and they were all equally delicious.

I made our reservations a couple of days before through Open Table. I was able to add a note the day of the reservation that it was my daughter and husband's birthday too.

All and all, it was easy to make the reservation at my convenience and had a great experience! I highly suggest Bruno's to anyone who want's a great dining experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Love the place we have been going here for years this time the food was not as great and the new servers were not up to the level we are used to at this restaurant. Overall still a great place.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Our server was attentive to our table. The food was delicious as always and came out in a timely manner. Love taking my family here!

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