Brunos Italian Kitchen

4.7
1293 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 our Italian Classics Tuesday menu, Wine Wednesday, Chicken Parmesan Thursday, and Lasagna Sunday.

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Special menus

  • Italian Classics Tuesday

    Starting Nov 19, 2020
    Tuesday’s a la carte menu pricing features $7 appetizers and wine, $15 pastas and entrees, and $5 desserts
  • Chicken Parmesan Thursday

    Starting Nov 19, 2020
    $25 Italian Chopped Salad, Chicken Parmesan, and Tiramisu available in-house or through our website
  • Lasagna Sunday

    Starting Nov 19, 2020
    $20 caesar salad, lasagna, & garlic bread available in-house or through our website

Offers

Wine-d Down Wednesdays

Starting Nov 19, 2020 · 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 1293 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Doxfavorite
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was really good but the service was beyond great!!!!!!!!!!

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vipgriz
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of our favorite places. good food, good service; lively atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Pappardelle and fantastic spaghetti with meatballs!

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SamP
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great classy but comfortable down to earth casual place :)

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Bsparkle
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed my food and drink very much. Bread, yummy. Dessert, yummy. Service good. Overall noise was louder than I prefer.

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RDRHR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we had a great experience. The service and food was outstanding.

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BineshP
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Server needs to know about wines and spirits, as knowledge was poor.

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rominl
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bruno’s is always excellent. This has become our favorite Brea restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent

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KatrinaM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Our server was horrible. Not friendly and not attentive

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vipLauraL
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

MJ
vipMsJloe
Orange County
77 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JohnS
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was loud but enjoyable

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vipJNicole
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best calamari I’ve ever had hands down. Seriously nothing beats it!

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Sue987654
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Comfortable atmosphere. Great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both amazing. The space between tables for social distancing was plenty. Overall, a great experience!

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Vrony
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipLaLove
Adelaide / SA
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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GloriaT
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

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.

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JamesG
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipLuluandFamily
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server and service were excellent. The meal and wine were excellent. We had a very lovely evening.

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CerrahJ
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food and service. First time and was very happy with the overall visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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..

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vipAndreaT
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food!
We forgot our to go bag on the table and the server ran out after us. Awesome :)

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Isaa
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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vipaLara
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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NataliaF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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PeteR
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Great service. Would definitely be back.

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