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Bruno's

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33 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3708
207 878 9511
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Bruno's is a casual family run restaurant serving everything from steak...
Bruno's is a casual family run restaurant serving everything from steak sandwiches to homemade pastas. Customers can enjoy lunch or dinner in our dining room with an open kitchen, or you can also choose from our full menu in our tavern side complete with 10 TV's and varied seating. Outside seating is available on our deck or newly built patio. We also have a new banquet room that can accomidate anything from weddings to business meetings; outside catering is available too. Bruno's has been serving the people of greater Portland for over 30 years. We attribute most of our success to our strong flow of regular customers who return week after week to get the same excellent service and delicious food as their last visit.
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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice family restaurant

Clean, excellent service, food quality and a huge menu offering. The lunch menu was substantial & evening selection very substantial. A 1st. class restaurant by Bruno.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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maine
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106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Clean, excellent service, food quality and a huge menu offering. The lunch menu was substantial & evening selection very substantial. A 1st. class restaurant by Bruno.

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Thank fortemaine
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Outstanding friendly service, casual atmosphere, great selections of food and spirits. The staff is always on top of everything very attentive to detail and friendly. The steak and chees sandwich is out of this world delicious. The pasta,s and steaks are awesome. reasonably priced and good sized portions. Highly recommend this place weather eating in the pub or dining room.... More 

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Thank Jim D
Portland, Maine
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

On a weeknight we decided to try Brunos. Often I choose places based on reviews and many people seemed to report that it was what we were looking for, a good meal in a local spot with reasonable prices. It is divided into two large rooms. There were no seats in the bar area so we sat in the dining... More 

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Thank Touristinmyownstate
Maine
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Picked a Saturday night to take the family out Kinda bad choice.... Lots of places were packed Had to wait 20 minutes but it was a good time good meal A little bit noisy with a couple large parties near us Waitress was super nice and patient with kids There's a lounge so I let kids run around a bit

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Thank RoboMainer
Westbrook, Maine
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a restaurant that caters to all apitites. You think of it as just Italian but this is far from correct. I enjoy the Chicken pacarta and they have pub food as well. Good place to stop , relax and enjoy and non rushed meal.

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Thank Carole G
North Waterboro, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have taken friends and family to this restaurant and we always have great food and excellent service! Best Italian, best seafood in the greater Portland area.

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Thank 630Robert
Portland, Maine
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Went here a few times and never was impressed. Old salad, likely frozen meals and the service lacking badly. More of a hang out for the local boozers than anything else. Get them drinking and service, quality and enjoyment is forgotten. Forget this place and go elsewhere.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I am always looking for a new taste treat and it is easy to do when you are in Portland, Maine, the food Mecca of the Northeast. Bruno's is a neighborhood eatery outside of Downtown Portland and when we arrived its spacious parking lot was full, the bar section was completely occupied so we opted for a dining room seat.... More 

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Thank BobofNewtn
Portland, Maine
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Bruno's is a wonderful local Italian Restaurant with an extensive menu, very good service and nice atmosphere. The food is fresh and very well prepared. Some of my favorites are Pasta Fagiol, Veal Parmigiana, Salmon Saute and Lasagna. I recommend Bruno's to anyone who appreciates a fine Italian meal.

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Thank ThePurpleProfessor
Portland, Maine
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My family and close friends had a gathering of about 65 adults and a dozen children in the Ocean Star Banquet Room. The food, service and the setup was excellent. From the moment we arrived until the last dance we were catered to our every whim. Despite the chaos caused by all of our little ones, the wait staff continued... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3708
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207 878 9511

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Bruno's is a casual family run restaurant serving everything from steak sandwiches to homemade pastas. Customers can enjoy lunch or dinner in our dining room with an open kitchen, or you can also choose from our full menu in our tavern side complete with 10 TV's and varied seating. Outside seating is available on our deck or newly built patio. We also have a new banquet room that can accomidate anything from weddings to business meetings; outside catering is available too. Bruno's has been serving the people of greater Portland for over 30 years. We attribute most of our success to our strong flow of regular customers who return week after week to get the same excellent service and delicious food as their last visit.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?