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Brunos
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1652 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
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1652 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
310-395-5589
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4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2014
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Madison, Wisconsin

I would have given this 5 stars except no A/C. Just fans and door open to outside. A bit warm when we first arrived for dinner. The atmosphere otherwise is nice. Cool red booths. The... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I would have given this 5 stars except no A/C. Just fans and door open to outside. A bit warm when we first arrived for dinner. The atmosphere otherwise is nice. Cool red booths. The service was very good. The food was excellent. One of the best Caesar salads we have ever had. They have one for 2 you can... More

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Boston, MA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Brunos provides a casual intimate setting for some of the best home cooked Italian fare you'll find anywhere. It was recommended by locals, and did not disappoint. It's not a large place, and it's not fancy .... but, if you are looking for an excellent meal with friendly service that is sure to please, this is the place. I will... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had decided we were going to have dinner at Venice Beach but after taking in some of the sights we decided against it. We used our TripAdvisor app and came across Brunos. We very much enjoyed our meal Bruno himself was our waiter and I believe it was his wife who was also working that night. The inside is... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We are from CT and have frequented Bruno's Italian Restaurant a few times over the past 7 years. EVERY time we enjoy the warm inviting atmosphere, we are never disappointed in the wonderful food served at this location. One of our favorites is the Shrimp Fra diavlo. It is the best by far from any we have tried on the... More

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Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Food was excellent! Don't let the looks of the place turn you away! Great Italian food. Gnocchi's, clams & spaghetti, chicken parm!!

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Agree on lack of ambiance but great food and very good service. Had lunch with 5 of us and all enjoyed the food.

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Totowa, New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Not much on décor (inside or out) but the food is excellent. Its one waitress is very friendly and super efficient given its a one woman show to host that many tables. Surprisingly good service. Typical real Italians, hard working and know how to cook a great meal. Very reasonable prices/

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Kind of hole in the wall looking and small- maybe 10-12 tables total? But the food was excellent! We will definitely be back next time we are in town! Definitely authentic! The real deal!

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Los Angeles, California
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394 reviews 394 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

I love this place and have given it high marks in the past. It is still one of my favorite go-to Italian Restaurants on the West Side of L.A. It's just a hole-in-the-wall on Ocean Ave., just south of the Santa Monica Pier. Great little dining room with a number of plush red booths. Great service all the way around... More

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Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We were in search of some place casual and close to the Santa Monica Pier, but without the big price tag. Found a nice little Italian place called Bruno's on Ocean Ave., half a block from the Pier. Bruno himself served our group. The Amatriciana Spaghetti was great! Service was fun. Bruno kidded with us and kept things hopping. It's... More

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Address: 1652 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
Phone Number: 310-395-5589
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Cuisine: Italian

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