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Bruno's

33 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3708
207 878 9511
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Ranked #167 of 535 restaurants in Portland
Price range: $9 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Saco, Maine, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Went there last night, had the "Buffalo Wings" they are the typical frozen wings that are breaded with spicy breading that you find at pizza joints all around. Nothing special, and not worth it. We also had the Dominic's Special Grilled chicken, fontinella cheese and pepperoncinis. It was a very good sandwich!! Had a very soft roll, super tender chicken... More

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Georgia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is definitely a neighborhood restaurant as it is off the beaten path for most tourists. We wanted Italian food for dinner from a locally owned restaurant. We weren't disappointed. Salads were fresh and filling. My travel companion especially liked the poppyseed dressing. We ordered spaghetti and meatballs, pasta with Vodka sauce and chicken marsala. Food was great. My biggest... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We were in Portland for Cheverus HS Graduation...and this is THE place to go. Meal was good. Lasagne was a bit of a disappointment though - not many layers & kind of mushy filling. Scallops - great...salads fresh..salmon good. Very nice place. Certainly would return.

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Portland Maine
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

What a nice surprise. Hadn't been here for a few years....what a great surprise. Family gathered for after USM graduation . All of our meals were wonderful! It's one of our now, favorite restaurants. Apps of fried mozzarella and cheesy garlic bread was yummy. Meals varied from lasagna, shrimp scampi, chicken and eggplant pram, and pulled pork sandwich w zucchini... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Food and service were terrible. I would say that going to McDonald's across the street would be some great advice to follow. I have never met such a rude staff never mind the price of the quality of the food.

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New England
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I would like to find out where Dennis P gets his mold, because if mold tastes like Bruno's veal parm, count me in. This is the first review I have ever read, or heard, that complains about Bruno's veal. Without a doubt, this is the best veal parm available in Portland since the Village Cafe closed several years ago. Dennis... More

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

I am a former waitress at Bruno's and now that I am no longer an employee, I can give an HONEST opinion. It is the best restaurant in Portland NO QUESTION. Almost every dish is house made, the restaurant is clean and the food is fresh.. You will never meet a more loving, caring and respectful family then the Napolitanos.... More

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Portland, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Fresh food, personable staff, good atmosphere. Comfortable in the bar...nice dining in the dining room...where ever you sit, it has always been good. Recommend it to anyone.

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Bow, New Hampshire
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70 reviews 70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

good Italian food, inexpensive drinks good crowd to watch a game with. service is good prices are reasonable.

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Gorham, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Service was terrible. Had a waitress that didnt care and it showed no smile attitude. Asked several times for bread and wine to no avail. Ordered fetticine agoste. The shrimp were the size of bait and tasteless. The sauce tasted old. My fiance ordered veal parm that tasted like mold. I sent the fetticine back for meatballs and penne and... More

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DannyNap, Manager at Bruno's, responded to this review

Hello Sir, I remember your table in the dining room on a quiet night during the week, and I do feel bad that you had a regretful experience with us. I also remember going to your table to help the situation, but as I recall you were face down typing on your phone (probably writing this review). But before I... More

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