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1652 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
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English first
Tulare, Ca
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were in Santa Monica for the night and asked one of the employees of our hotel for dinner suggestions. He gave us several different options with Bruno's being one of his favorites. It was a cold, rainy night and we were freezing when we ducked into this quaint old school Italian cafe. The delicious odors when you first walk... More 

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Earby, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Small discreet and good food. It's like going back 30 years, old fashioned Italian food run by a couple who are warm and lovely to their customers.i had pizza 2 nights and it was delicious my husband had pasta and so did his mother,who are both Italian. Really loved it.if want good Italian old fashioned food with no frills then... More 

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Mill Valley, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The service was good and friendly but the pizza crust was soggy and my husband did not enjoy the chicken cacciatore.

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Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Ate there several times while staying at Santa Monica.Pasta and shrimp dishes very good as was Carbonara.Staff and host friendly.Wine list limited but good value as was house Pinot Grigio.

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Santa Monica, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

If one wants great Italian good that tastes like home made, visit Bruno's just south of the Santa Monica Pier. Terrific food, nice atmosphere, and great value

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Madison, Wisconsin
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
1 review
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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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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