Bruno’s Ristorante

4.8
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111 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Bruno’s Ristorante has been a fixture in the neighborhood for many years. We’ve enjoyed entertaining everyone from nearby residents to business guests to the Dallas Cowboys (until recently) and those who travel from further away.

Bruno Ceka started this establishment over 25 years ago, and has been actively involved since its beginning. Bruno is an enthusiastic businessman who loves working in and serving the local community. He’s had several business ventures in the area over the years, but his passion has always been here, at Bruno’s. Most days you’ll see him welcoming you in the dining room.
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K
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner! Scallops were perfectly cooked. Loved the artichoke, capers and white wine sauce with the risotto. Nice wine selection. Only regret was that I was too full to have dessert.

G
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My second visit to Bruno's and was as impressed as I was the first time. Nice evening with listening to a great piano player and a great meal. Most definitely will be coming back again.

CC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruno’s is one of our favorite Italian restaurants. Great food and atmosphere l.

OT
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food and ambiance
Love this authentic Italian neighborhood restaurant 😋

LA
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was very busy and thankfully we had a reservation and the host gave us a choice of table which was very nice. Our waiter was very good and attentive but the food was just okay. The calamari appetizer was frozen and not made in house. I ordered fish and I do not think it was fresh. My husband had manicotti and said it was good. Our friends ordered a chicken dish and a pasta dish. Overall the food was okay but not by any means out of the world. For the value, Bruno’s is a good choice.

RS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time on Valentine's Day. The food was excellent and the service was quick and attentive. The special menus were a bit difficult to understand as it was not very clear what both people were getting but nonetheless it was a great time.

BC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening as usual. Will be back as often as possible

OT
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time here. Such wonderful food, warm service and a relaxed atmosphere.

t
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere for a business dinner. Highly recommend Bruno’s!

D
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent and knowledgable. The food was great! Would recommend this for any occasion.

S
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was first introduced to Bruno's by an Italian friend. I have been coming back for years. It is always outstanding!

RS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruno's never disappoints. We had a family celebration and we chose Bruno's for dinner. Our server, TJ, was very attentive. The food was wonderful (as usual). It was a perfect evening to celebrate our special occasion!

a
Philadelphia
192 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place. Food and service were very good. Authentic. Nice quiet setting.

M
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Pleasant Italian restaurant. Good food, good value.

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JF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife and I really enjoyed our first visit to Bruno’s. Everything about our experience was excellent - our waitress T J was outstanding and Rudy took time to check on us. On our exit, Mr. Bruno took time to acknowledge and thank us for the visit. It was a pleasure and we will return.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most romantic atmospheres we have been to. Very lovely view of the canal, and food was exquisite. Our waitress was very kind and attentive. The restaurant definitely felt like a little piece of Italy.

WM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been her a few times and it was always a great experience. The food is delish for sure. Service is excellent!

LT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bruno's has become a Christmas tradition for our group of friends. This year lived up to our high expectations. The only disappointment was that the trees on the canal were not lit as they have been in the past.

R
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening with great friends over great food.

L
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very nice meal and friendly staff. Average setting and a thin wine list.

LP
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I made note we were celebrating a birthday in the reservation. There was no mention of it from the waiter or any offer for a complimentary dessert until we asked. The evening was fine but there were several large parties in there making it a little distracting.

MM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have eaten here many times, and as usual the food is excellent.

As a hint, while the Italian food is great, I've had the steak twice, and it was awesome both times. So even if you are at an Italian restaurant, you can't go wrong with the steak.

NS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We had specified that it was our 23rd anniversary ...forget them celebrating our anniversary nobody even greeted us or wished us on our anniversary.

The calamari was rubbery and we could hardly chew it!!

Not a good experience!

TC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been to Bruno's many times over the years. I go back because the food and service are excellent. They have a live piano player on Friday and Saturday that is excellent. They have a good wine list.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect!! Good food, good ambience, good view to the canal, good wine, good service!

O
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We have been going to Bruno's for over 20 years and always leave talking about how "Bruno really knows how to run a restaurant. " We will continue to go back.

HC
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

a
Dallas
63 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Restaurant very nice - lots of open tables but was seated in area with one other, very noisy table of business people (only other group in the restaurant). Seating was view of the water but was night time with no outside lights , so not as good as it would be in daytime. Both things did make the ambiance a bit less. Service excellent. Food was very good. Overall very good and would come again.

RN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Bruno's for 25 years. Great food and great service.

NB
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruno's is a hidden gem! They offer great food with great service and ambiance. Most definitely will eat there again.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Anniversary

KK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went to Bruno's recently as we'd not been there in a year or so. Wife and I had cocktails, appetizers and entrees with a glass of wine each. The food was outstanding, except for the lobster ravioli appetizer which was fried and tough. I had the mushroom appetizer and it was very good. We each had veal dishes and enjoyed the preparation and delivery. Service was friendly and top-notch! The view we had was directly over the canal and so it was quite beautiful.

All this to say one thing. Bring a fat pocketbook. While the food is excellent, it's really not worth the price.Yes we're talking Mansion or Crescent pricing here. The entrees were very much overpriced. The wine was more or less like most restaurant pricing. Wish I could say we'd be back often, but our dinner with tip topped out at two Benjamins, which is excessive I think.

K
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I t was a pure joy to return to Bruno's after being away...it is such a pleasure to find a restaurant that is relaxing with good food and reasonably priced wines, with very attentive and friendly staff...and quiet enough for real relaxing conversation and soothing low key background music. The beautiful back glassed in rooms along the canal were an added plus! Our server, Rigo (sp?) was terrific! Looking forward to returning very soon!

S
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time at Bruno's. The food was great and the service was even better!

JP
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely place with wonderful service. It needs to find a real "italian bread" or rolls to substitute for the existing bread.

M
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed celebrating my friend's 80th birthday. I think it would be nice if you offered a complementary dessert for birthday celebrations.

CJ
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere is great. The service was very good. Unfortunately, the food was only mediocre. I had the Lasagna Al Forna and there wasn’t a lot of flavor. My other diners had a similar experience.

GW
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and service good ! Will return. Reservations recommended.

TH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been eating at Brunos for 23 years and have never had a bad meal.

NB
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance were superb! Our server, Nathan, was great...perfect timing, friendly and not pushy. We WILL go back soon.