Bruno's

4.8
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
68 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary Italian

Get it delivered

View all

About

Bruno's Modern Italian Bistro invites you to indulge in a culinary dining experience. Executive Chef/Owner Biagio Settepani creates a unique Manhattan style atmosphere with a full breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch menu. In 2013 the Staten Island Advance awarded Pasticceria Bruno the best Italian restaurant in Staten Island with 4.5 stars.
What 68 people are sayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
RO
ROBERTK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the first time for 4 of us to eat Brunch on Sunday. I made a online reservation, not knowing anything about this restaurant. We were very pleased at from beginning to end. My guests were delighted that I would have chosen this place. We were provided a dish of cut fruits and another of breakfast rolls and danishes. Our orders were timely and delicious. Worth the trip.

P
Peaz28
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance were wonderful!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food and efficient and friendly staff

SM
SalvatoreM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner and the food was excellent. Service was also second to none. The restaurant was not overly crowded but the service was exceptional. Would recommend Bruno's

NV
NicoleV
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food is delicious, ambiance is great, service is prompt. Their desserts are the best I've ever come across.

EM
vipElizabethM
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Always a reliable place to go for good food. I particularly enjoy the selection of starters. The grilled vegetables and charcuterie board are a perfect light dinner for two. The assortment of pastries and coffees complement the menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weekend brunch is a great value and the food and service were exceptional.

DJ
DrJaydc
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Told the waitress when we sat down that we wanted a specific cake in the window, she forgot to hold it and when dessert came around the cake was sold to someone else .
Then they charged me an extra credit card processing fee which is illegal as per section 518 general business law because the actual total wasn’t displayed in dollars and cents when I went to pay.
As far as the food I found it overpriced and lacking eye appeal, basically a chicken cutlet with mozzarella on top and nothing else.
Going further angelinas kitchen will be anyone’s best bet.
No wonder why this place is up for sale

Bruno's
Responded on October 24, 2019

Hello Dr. Jaydc, We always appreciate feedback from our customers. We apologize that the waitress forgot to put the cake aside, I hope you understand that it was not intentional. Humans sometimes have a tendency to make a mistake. The non-cash charge fee is not illegal. If it was, we and 40% of small businesses in Staten Island would be shut down for illegal operation. We have posted on the doors, walls, and checkbooks. We are very sorry we could not make you happy, we wish you all the best.

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in Staten Island, and it’s not close!

RV
RimmaV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The bakery is outstanding . They down fall is only one unisex bathroom . Otherwise all is amazing. Eggplant should be a thicker slices

LE
Luv2Eat
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Spaghetti shrimp and clam special, it was delicious.
Service was the usual.... Outstanding! The food and service at Bruno’s is very consistent.

HL
HowardL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nicely varied menu. Unwilling to adjust for desired changes in preparation and/or ingredients from menu description. Excellent wine but overpriced for smaller than expected portion. Overall a positive dining experience but needs improvement as far as customer service.

CB
CharisseB
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

They charge for using a credit card AND they do not have free refills on fountain beverages. Lunch for 2 should have never cost $100.00

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect setting for a family get together. We met for brunch, and the food was delicious. The service was great, and everyone in the party enjoyed their dining experience.

JC
vipJessicaC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everyone here is great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, particularly the pastries.

EM
vipElizabethM
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is a great neighborhood place. The food is consistently good and although always polite the service varies.
My companion and I shared a delicious appetizer of lightly grilled asparagus topped with just enough Parmesan cheese and mixed baby greens. We each chose a tasty and satisfying pasta entree. We then shared two mini pastries which was perfect after the hearty pasta dishes.

s
s13a
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had an amazing time here. It really is a very beautiful bakery.
The staff was incredibly attentive and did an excellent job.

The fruit they served was a little under ripe which was included as part of the brunch
The french toast in my opinion was a little dry. They had asked if we wanted syrup. That may have solved the issue.

The food itself was very good. I know the ingredients were good quality as well.

D
Deanofchefs
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to take friends for anything because it's a great place to eat.

L
vipLisa
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner & dessert was delicious ❣️

CM
CrisM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and desserts are amazing. Clean and welcoming atmosphere- accessible and plenty of parking.

b
vipbenji
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bruno's is one of my favorite restaurants when I visit Staten Island. Very good food and desserts!, wine and alcoholic beverages selection; great service and Sal always says hi, feels like home.
Thank you!

MT
vipMargueriteT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Prices raised on prix fixe menu for Valentines Day. Food selection minimal & not up to par.

Bruno's
Responded on February 17, 2019

Hello Marguerite, Thank you for your patronage and perspective. We're sorry to hear that our menu was not to your satisfaction. We will take your suggestions into considerations. Best, Brunos

Report
PC
PatrickC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food! Good service and plenty dessert

EC
vipElizabethC
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Bruno's
Responded on February 17, 2019

Thank you

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service, food was amazing and the waiter was sweet and extremely efficient. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone!

Bruno's
Responded on February 17, 2019

Thank you

Report
AD
vipADJ718
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service, presentation and quality of food is always delicious and consistent. Highly recommend for anytime of day.

MR
MREM5
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went for brunch with friends; good nenu; food excellent; friendly service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The homemade lobster raviolis were absolutely delicious. The service was great. The dessert was excellent. Would definitely go back.

EC
vipElizabethC
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch

PP
vipPatriciaP
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My cousin always requests to go to Bruno’s for lunch whenever she comes up from south Jersey to see me. Everything from service, appetizers to dessert is always spot on. Love Bruno’s for dinner too! A must try.. You will return often:)

JG
JulissaG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience4

As always the food is good. But the service is lacking. Slow and their seems to be a lack of team work. One waiter thought out order was taken and it wasn't. People who came in after us where being taken care of while we just sat there waiting. Not until I called someone over was the issue remedied. I had to constantly ask for a coffee refill because we were not checked on. Our food when it did come out was cold. I like this place but honestly the hassle is not worth it.

KK
vipKateK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a good meal

H
Holly
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This restaurant was just fair overall and I would not consider recommending because there are so many other better restaurants out there to try. The food was just ok, and the service was slow and they don't accept credit cards or they charge an extra 3% to your bill if you use one. They specialize in pastries but we didn't have any so I don't know how they fair.

G
vipGigi
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crowded but great!

k
vipkatiem
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very disappointed in the brunch experience. The best part of the brunch was definitely the complimentary fruit and baked goods platter. The food arrived cold and did not have much flavor. Although the waiter was very nice, he was not very attentive. Our water glasses were not refilled without being asked. Unfortunately I will not go back.

PM
PattyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fruit and pastries they serve before your meal (on them) are delicious! The meals are great as well as the cocktails.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good birthday dinner with cake that had flames spouting out.

RT
RachelT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can see why this place was voted best brunch on Staten Island. I went for Saturday morning brunch on the recommendation of a coworker. So happy I did. It's a great place for brunch!!! $25 pp one complimentary drink, starters of fresh fruit and pastries, unlimited coffee and a great menu with many different choices for brunch. Will definitely be back with family and friends.

Z
Zack
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience2

My wife and I went to brunch with some friends since it's a short walk from where we live. It was my first time there. Food was delicious though be aware it is a small place so it can feel a little crowded. As such the food orders took a little while to get there. The atmosphere is likely intended to be one where people want to take their time chatting, dining on bread and fruit (which is delicious and fresh since they're a bakery too), before their meal comes (I personally like to get in and out so that's on me) so I can understand why they took their time. Wasn't bad service, I just wish it would be snappier. As far as the brunch itself, food was amazing, and while it wasn't bottomless (you get one complimentary glass of champagne/mimosa - extras are around $6-7 at the time we went) it was still very enjoyable and super filling. We left stuffed! Overall good experience. 4/5.

FAQs

Bruno's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 448-0993.

Bruno's is rated 4.8 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.