Bruno's Restaurant

4.4
87 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Bruno's Italian Restaurant Bruno's Italian Restaurant! We hope you and your guests will join us for dinner and enjoy our family style restaurant. Have a special occasion or just want a romantic evening get away? Come later in the night when we dim the lights and set a candle on the table for you and your loved one. We also have free delivery, free WiFi, and you can always watch the big game with us!

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Protective Equipment
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 87 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.0
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TylerR
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Don’t forget about the dessert! It was all Fantastic!

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Niewieder
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Das CDC sollte hier essen kommen, entweder werden die Gesichtsmasken garnicht oder nur ungenügend getragen.
Das Essen war gemessen am Preis schlecht und der Service komisch.

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JoyC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and visit whenever we are in the area. Authentic Italian food with great red sauce. It is a small staff and some maybe family..the owner maybe considered a bit gruff but we just get a kick out of him! We have always had a great meal for a good price.

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ScottF
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had linguini with clams and spaghettini bolognese. Really good. The bolognese was slightly sweet and delicious. Clam dish was basic but spot on - garlicky. Wine list not impressive but the house wine was palatable.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent, surprised that not all employees were wearing masks at all or not properly.
Be aware that a tip is added to the check in advance which would’ve been nice to know.

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brun's has been a regular for my family for about 15 years. We dine at least 1 night per visit to Kissimmee, Bruno is always there and makes sure you enjoy your meal

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

We went to Bruno’s based upon reviews. Tomato sauce was excellent... and that is a huge positive on any Italian restaurant. Presentation of the food is lack luster... picture pizza restaurant style, but food very tasty. Owner very nice. Had some issues with food delivery, verse menu description, which owner made up for...

The reason for my ratings is this. I am from the northeast, and Italian... food great, presentation of food average at best, but in strip mall, so understandable.

We got our bill... gave credit card without looking at itemized, which was never presented. And I tipped on the credit card receipt that was presented to me... I went to the bathroom while the kids were finishing desert, and was trying to do the math in my head and realized something was amuck... we had 3 adults and 3 kids and bill was $230, and with a $50 tip was $280. And adults had 2 beers and 2 Prosecco total. And entrees are in the $15-20 range.
I came out of the bathroom and went to front desk and asked for an itemized receipt after I felt something was wrong and the owner said they added the gratuity and would I like to add something additional. This was never disclosed to me, and I’m a phenomenal tipper, used to work in the industry. I still left them and additional $10, over what they included, but left feeling taken advantage of.

So to summarize, food above average... great garlic knots, sauce great, calzone huge, owner typical nice older Italian, pasta over cooked, and not homemade... but okay.

Trying to get away with a 40%+ gratuity... not even close to okay. When I asked for itemized receipt after going to bathroom, owner and server looked like a deer in headlights.

We were a party of 6, 3 kids, 3 adults... no statement that they would add gratuity or even when they took my card... horrific.

Was the food above average Italian.... yes
Would I get take out... maybe
Would I eat in restaurant again... no...

Why... strip mall ambiance and lied about gratuity.

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vipDick
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I did not receive my 100 points for this reservation!
Why????

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Shelie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem for sure! We chose Bruno’s based on OpenTable reviews and it did not disappoint! Fresh homemade Italian food and it was delicious. Best meal we have had while visiting for sure. Very reasonably priced.

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philipc
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is excellent every time I come to Florida I like to visit there my family and myself really enjoy the atmosphere the food everything about the place including the owner

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AmyD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

As a Jersey girl I was Skeptical about eating Italian anywhere outside of the tri-state area. Was pleasantly surprised by Bruno‘s food. Great place and if we ever return to the Orlando area will be sure to go back

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dathards
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very good food. Mess up on service. Lost ticket so good late. Worth the wait.

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Vito
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Unique experience for our family!

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NancyB
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Brunos every time we visit Orange Lake and never dissapoints

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LoTrBrHu
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited with three boys (12,10,7). They shared a cheese pizza and I had the veal marsala. The veal was amazing and the boys haven't stopped talking about the pizza. Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I loved it. Such a gem in a land of chain restaurants

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KathrynT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service by the owner and staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only complaint is owner mainly should keep his mask on in the dining area. Good was great!

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vipHennaJ
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can not rave about this place enough. My family and I were running late for our reservation as we had just arrived in Orlando and our delayed flight set us back. I called to let them know I was running late as there were no uber’s available. The owner picked up the phone and could sense the stress in my voice, he told me to relax and get here in my own time and that there would be a table waiting for us whenever we got there. Well, we arrived 35 minutes late and he greeted us with a smile and sat us immediately. The owner was very attentive and his staff were also very welcoming. The food was INCREDIBLE. Very authentic Italian food, made with love and plated beautifully. My husband and I both ordered the specials which the owner recommended ,shrimp parm and braised beef penne 😋. I would highly recommend this place to any and everyone.

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Jimbo
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service. We came in late and they kept restaurant open for us

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were looking for a great meal and ran across Bruno’s. It doesn’t look like our average dining spot, but the food was excellent. Will definitely dine at Bruno’s every time we are in Orlando

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larryd19
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place to eat. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was great. The owner gives it a personal touch by taking your order and joking around with you. The next time I am in the area I will for sure dine here.

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vipEmilyD
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food!! Will be back!

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vipNancyB
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We always go to Bruno's at least once when we are in the area. Always great food and service!

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DanielR
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we visit Kissimmee once or twice a tear we make it a point to go to Bruno's the food is very good and we know Italian the waiters are friendly service is quick but not rushed prices are fair and Bruno is typical Italian you will love him

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MarkN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Food was very bland and lacked seasoning or flavor. Would be better out of can.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We sat down and no one came to wait on us for a while. I asked a waiter (who was not wearing a face covering) if we could order and he very rudely told me we would just have to wait and he we get to us when he was ready. We promptly got up and walked out and never got a chance to eat.

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vipSandy
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Accommodated our party of 8, including 3 children, with ease. We were well served, and the food was good. We like supporting local independent restaurants and love Italian food.

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JanaB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Would recommend Bruno's to others.

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vipIlovefood
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food we have had in the state of Florida!!!

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NoreenM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I and my husband has the specials. He had lamb chop marsala and I had shrimp parm. Both were OUTSTANDING! Space is clean and not overcrowded. The owner circulated and made recommendations.
We will return.

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vipFoghorn31
Cleveland
33 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Server/Owner(?) was just above being rude. Had to ask for beverages to be refilled. Server/Owner seemed upset when 3 out of 4 ordered water. Had to ask for beverages to be refilled. Sauce nothing to write home about. Portions were adequate. Wanted to spend out $$ at a local establishment and not a chain, but they didn't seem to appreciate that.

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MatthewF
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great! Bruno is gracious, the food is great & fresh, choices are abundant, value is perfect. Found by accident and was pleasantly surprised. Ate there twice in 1 week while on vacation. The whole family can’t wait to come back to Orlando just to eat at Bruno’s.

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vipWatchdog6
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First-time diners at Bruno's. Definitely felt like part of the family. Great food, served up with plenty of opinion. Fun.

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vipJimK
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food. Served by the owner - very engaging guy!

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vipLunchnWine
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! Watch out for the garlic knots. They are so yummy. Nice inexpensive Italian wines by the glass.

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Gregster
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific little place in a strip mall. Bruno was a fun host. Classic Italian offerings. Will definitely go again.

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RobertR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our anniversary dinner there and it was wonderful, the food was excellent and his daily special was one of the best shrimp dishes I have ever had. We had enough food for the next day, and it tasted just as good so nothing was left on the plates. We always get their pizzas and they never disappoint. Skip the chain restaurants and try Bruno's.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pizza was pretty good Veal parm was not so good. There was an illusion presented of Covid safety. Our temps were taken but device had not been calibrated. Both read 97.2. A worker starting his shift? walked through the restaurant without a mask. Two others periodically wore their masks below their nose. Will not dine there again.

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MarianneH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Best garlic knots ever! Could have been a bit more food portion. Did not like the wine but I am a bit picky. It was too hot in there. I did however notice many pick up orders. I will try it again and order pizza next time. Very nice owner.

FAQs

Bruno's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 397-7577.

Bruno's Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 87 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.