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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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.
We enjoyed our lunch during new havens restaurant week. The outside area was very pleasant and food was good. A good value overall.
Coffee Bravo never, ever disappoints. The perfectly prepared food delights all your senses.
Great food and setting. Outstanding wait staff great neighborhood place for a special occasion!
Friendly neighborhood cafe, with very good food and drink
THIS IS OUR 2ND TIME HERE IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS, THIS TIME FOR LUNCH. EVERYTHING WAS SUPERB,FOOD, SERVICE, AMBIANCE!!
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.
All around excellent! Everything was delicious and beautifully prepared. Pasta was fantastic.
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.
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.
Excellent seafood and pasta, and fine service. Our first time here; we'd be glad to return!
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.
The service was good. The food was extremely bland. Very disappointing. We won’t be back.
Nice easy place to enjoy a nice meal in an unfussy atmosphere.
As always ... a wonderful experience - food, service and even seeing friends dining there too!
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.
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!
Great meal and great service!
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.
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.
I've been a regular for years.
Always excellent....especially the lovely staff!
Very accommodating with some menu changes. Pasta is excellent
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.
Service was great no rushing to get us out. Food with good . I would definitely return
Great food, attentive but not rushed service. Wine was delicious.
Overpriced for the quality of food. Our server was inattentive & seemed uninterested in the quality of our experience. Nice outdoor seating.
We loved sitting on the patio for dinner. It was medium to low ambient noise from the other diners, and most of the sound was from the street. Highly recommend the Carpaccio from the Antipasti, La Rucoletta and Barbabietole from the Insalata menu, and Linguine alle Vongole and Rigatoni alla Vodka from the Pasta Fesca menu.
Had dinner with a friend who had never been to the restaurant . Caffe Bravo never disappoints and that was true last night . My friend enjoyed it as I knew she would !
Bonus : we were able to enjoy patio seating on a perfect summer night !! Keep doing what you’re doing Caffe Bravo !
The food was disappointing, the atmosphere was cold, the waitress was pleasant. The experience was kind of disappointing. When I walked in I was sat in a hidden corner of an empty restaurant it seemed very strange.
Excellent food- great service
This used to be my favorite restaurant in new haven. Consistently delicious food and a well balanced menu. The restaurant is under new management and most of our favorite dishes are gone - way fewer veggies! But the worst thing is the drastic decline in food quality- bland! poorly cooked. ive been twice. the other day with a friend from out of town who had loved the old caffe bravo and agrees that the food is tasteless. stale bread in bread basket. Please bring back the old chef! Restore the menu! The wait staff is the same. they are lovely as ever!
Slow service that can also make you feel rushed is almost an impressive feat
Great grilled branzino and fried calamari. Patio great for observing the passing scene.
This is a long-standing neighborhood restaurant with uniformly excellent truly Italian food. The waitstaff are superb, knowledgeable, and sincerely friendly.
This reservation here was an average event but this was supposed to be an anniversary dinner as stated when making this reservation. No one came and even wished us a Happy Anniversary there. Some one missed!, or maybe they don’t celebrate marriage there, terrible.
This is a high quality restaurant with traditional Italian food prepared very, very well. The flavors really are excellent. With the open air seating that is within a structure with open windows, it is very pleasant. For the quality the prices are moderate. The seating outdoors is what I have seen traveling in Italy. The food is a very good value for the price.
Delicious food, very pleasant wait staff- a great night out!
It was a hot and humid evening so although I might have ordered the excellent pasta, I opted for the Mediterraneo salad with shrimp and it was exquisite. The shrimp were grilled to perfection. The fennel in the salad was heavenly. And I had room for an affogato, which also was wonderful. Service was superb.
Amazing new dishes on the menu! Definitely check out this place. Top notch!
Welcoming, warm place with Italian home cooking with special attention to fresh ingredients, sauces made from scratch, beautiful salads, superb calamari fritti, fettuccine bolognese, generous portions, luscious pizza, wonderful wine list, and, as we discovered last night, scrumptious mojitos!
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 94 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.