Caffe Bravo

4.6
111 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
In New Haven, Connecticut, Caffe Bravo is an Italian restaurant that serves up quality authentic Italian dishes and other European specialties. The Caffe Bravo menu has extensive options for any taste, including starters, salads, pasta dishes, and entrees. The restaurant also serves a number of pizzas and sides. Whether you’re looking for a full family-style meal with calamari, rigatoni, and breaded veal cutlets to share with a group or you are just in the mood for a pizza to share for two, the menu will be able to accommodate.

Caffe Bravo provides only the freshest ingredients and emphasizes classic Italian meals using recipes that have been handed down for generations. Its elegant, cozy dining room provides customers with a refined by the relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a traditional meal.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 111 people are saying
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BillH
New England
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful meal; one of the best we’ve had anywhere. Calamari fritti was outstanding. My wife had the pappardelle bolognese and I had rigatoni alla genovese; both were superb. Definitely coming back .

DB
vipDavidB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service and food were excellent. Kathleen is always a delight even when she is not our server. Andrea was also delightful, thoughtful, and considerate. We heartily recommend this venue.

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vipFernandoM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find in new haven. Chef is young man who clearly interprets and presents his mother’s Napolitano recipes. Great staff and wonderful outdoor seating area which is very covid friendly. Warm and unpretentious atmosphere. Compares favorably with New York City Italian restaurants which we frequently patronize.

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Wonderful
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal and great service.

SG
SusanG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood Italian restaurant - excellent service, decor, music, ambience - and food! Feels like being in Italy.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gnocchi were amazing!

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vipcheshire
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was delicious. We were seated in the outdoor enclosed and “heated” patio. By the time we finished our entrees, we were all uncomfortably cold. The “heated” patio consists of one little space heater for about 8 tables. Brr! Too bad.

CM
CherylM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful small intimate restaurant, with wonderful staff and great food. Always a pleasure

LG
LynnG
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I like salmon cooked a little more. Also, my friend and I both had salmon and her portion was much larger.

I also don’t like ice pieces in the gelato

The bread and roasted vegetables were delicious

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Westvillian
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Highly recommend.

GB
GaryB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nicce. Friendly neighborhood feel. Good food and wine. A favorite if ours for years

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vipJojo
New England
44 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service does not disappoint. They are willing to make substitutions especially for veggies and I always like to get the sautéed spinach.

DM
vipDowntownMom275
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were dining here since Quinnipiac U was having their parents weekend. Fantastic meal, warm ambiance and easy parking. Would definitely dine here again.

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Alison
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, not a very romantic spot if that’s what you’re going for. Service was incredible. Extensive dessert menu!

SJ
SusanJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Good food, well prepared, generous but not overwhelming portions. The staff is friendly and attentive. You never feel rushed.

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vipLeeny
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb in every way

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Gram
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have a nice time and the food and service is always great.

SG
vipSusanG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful family neighborhood restaurant, with superb staff. terrific decor, and universally excellent food. We've been going here for over 20 years - never a bad meal or an less than joyful dinner. Everyone should be so lucky to have such a restaurant in their town.

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Barbara
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We enjoyed our lunch during new havens restaurant week. The outside area was very pleasant and food was good. A good value overall.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Coffee Bravo never, ever disappoints. The perfectly prepared food delights all your senses.

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Andrew
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and setting. Outstanding wait staff great neighborhood place for a special occasion!

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AllanA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly neighborhood cafe, with very good food and drink

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SusanD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THIS IS OUR 2ND TIME HERE IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS, THIS TIME FOR LUNCH. EVERYTHING WAS SUPERB,FOOD, SERVICE, AMBIANCE!!

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vipJojo
New England
44 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Caffe Bravo is my consistent place to meet for lunch. The food is always very good and I enjoy the outdoor covered dining area for the pleasant weather.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around excellent! Everything was delicious and beautifully prepared. Pasta was fantastic.

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LindaZ
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We love Caffe Bravo. Most of the food we've ordered has been delicious, and last night was no exception. We were able to eat outside, and the waitstaff was extremely helpful. Service wasn't quite what it used to be due to under staffing, but they did their best in good spirits.

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SusanD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

THERE WERE A COUPLE OF SMALL CHANGES THAT DETRACKED FROM OUR PREVIOUS EXPERIENCES AT CAFE BRAVO (ALWAYS ONE OF OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS!) . THE BREAD BASKET CONTAINED IN ADDITION TO THE BREAD,TASTLESS BREAD STICKS. PREVIOUSLY THERE WERE 2 BREAD SELECTIONS AND LITTLE TOMATO SQUARES. A SMALL THING BUT NOTICABLE.
THE APPETIZER AND MAIN COURSE WERE EXCELLENT.

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FoodieSue
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent seafood and pasta, and fine service. Our first time here; we'd be glad to return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Our service was sub par. Always have great service but disappointed this time. It was over 10 minutes before our waitperson even came to our table. Food was not delivered hot. Waitperson not very attentive.

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ThomasL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The service was good. The food was extremely bland. Very disappointing. We won’t be back.

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jam4
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice easy place to enjoy a nice meal in an unfussy atmosphere.

SB
vipSBGNewHaven
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always ... a wonderful experience - food, service and even seeing friends dining there too!

SF
SoxFanatic
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was good and served promptly. small but excellent wine choices. But the outdoor dinning space would benefit from a couple of ceiling fans to move the air about. It was a warm night and no breeze, making it a little uncomfortable. And the tables were a little closer to each other than I would have preferred.

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SandraR
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been there in a couple of years. Have recently moved back to CT. Loved our visit--food, service, surroundings. We ate inside--it was much less crowded than the patio!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service!

BC
BillC
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Was told you could BYOB with a corking fee. Since we thought this was the norm at this restaurant, that is what we did. When the bill came we were charged $10 per person for a party of 4! Other restaurants we have been to where there was a corking fee charged $3 per person at the most. Very unreasonable. Food was only fair and service was slow.

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vipfrtom
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Italian restaurants stand or fall on their sauce. The sauce here is very very good. It will be coming back to try the pizza because their sauce is amazing. Service was superior and friendly. Ambience was really good.

JB
vipJudyB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been a regular for years.
Always excellent....especially the lovely staff!

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AlbertaC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very accommodating with some menu changes. Pasta is excellent

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Friendly neighborhood restaurant with a good home town vibe. Often meeting neighbors there and being able to walk from home is a big plus.

FAQs

Caffe Bravo does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Caffe Bravo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 772-2728.

Caffe Bravo is rated 4.6 stars by 111 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.