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Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe

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5402 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49002 (Winters)
269-344-7700
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I've never had a bad dining experience at Bravo - EVER!

Each time I've eaten at Bravo, I've felt that the service, food, and quality was superb! The servers make you feel you like you're the only table they have; the food is top-notch, and the ambiance is comforting, warm and quiet.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
TorchGirl
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each time I've eaten at Bravo, I've felt that the service, food, and quality was superb! The servers make you feel you like you're the only table they have; the food is top-notch, and the ambiance is comforting, warm and quiet.

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Thank TorchGirl
Kalamazoo
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We stopped in the other night for an after work dinner. We've been before and it's always good as was this meal. We ordered the calamari as an appetizer and the Bravo Signature pizza. I had a house brewed Amber Ale which was really good. The calamari was the best we've had. Small, tender, with an excellent breading. The relish... More 

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Thank Kalamadrew
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is a nice place and the food is good. The atmosphere is inviting. This is perfectly located by the airport so weary travelers can stop and have a nice meal.

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Thank Andrea K
TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Andrea K. Have a great holiday. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Quiet atmosphere. Good food, especially the calamari (large portion to share with a companion) and the melt in your mouth flourless chocolate cake (be sure to order it with the raspberry gelato) and good service. We enjoyed dinner there again a few nights later. We were visiting and a fellow shopper recommended Bravo. We are so glad we took a... More 

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Thank ALMink49009
TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and Happy Holidays from the Bravo staff. I will share your comments with Katie, our pastry chef. She will love it. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More 

Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We were greeted and seated upon entering by smiling, friendly staff. Our intent was simply to try their Bravo craft beer, but we decided to stay for dinner. I had the scallops and asparagus. The quality was exceptional though the portion/price ratio was very disappointing, making this a restaurant that we'll only pay to eat at very rarely instead of... More 

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Thank TravelReview2
TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in and the nice review. Hope to see you again. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More 

Chicago, Illinois
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Those of you who frequent Michigan are familiar with Bravo's Cuccina. This place is NOT one of them. Yes, they are an Italian restaurant but they also are a micro brewery. The operation is owned by two brothers and the one who is the chef is also the brewer. He brews his beer a barrel at a time. The day... More 

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Thank Billwtz
TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much. Great to have a nice review from our guests from the Chicago area. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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408 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Have always enjoyed dining at this establishment and usually order the pasta which is always amazing. This time I ordered the whitefish and it was delicious. Great selection of wine and nice place to have lunch and visit with friends - always sit in a booth as it is quieter than in the bar area. Great establishment!

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Thank Nancy O
TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Nancy O. Our Whitefish is one of our most popular dishes. We have had it on the menu since we opened. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Level Contributor
20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is a great higher end place for either work lunches or family dinners. I'm always impressed with the menu and options for anyone with special dietary needs. We also enjoy their new years buffet on several of the past few years. Highly recommend!

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Thank Ted1255
TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Ted1255. We appreciate your business and great review. Hope to see you on New Years Eve Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More 

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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

What a lovely meal we had sitting by the cozy fire place. The cocktails were a perfect beginning. The salads were fresh,colorful and nicely plated. My friend raved about the mushroom soup. The butternut and goat cheese ravioli were really that good! The pizzas were tasty and not overly filling, so there was room for dessert. All four - the... More 

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1 Thank 290kristinae
TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks 290 Kristinae What a great review. I will post that in the kitchen for the staff to read. Happy Holidays Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More 

Sterling, Virginia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

I ordered the spicy ravioli with shrimp. The waitress was really nice and very attentive. The food came pretty fast and it was very good. Definitely will come back when in the area again.

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Thank Jorge T
TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Jorge T Glad you had a great visit. Thanks and please come back. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5402 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49002
    (Winters)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: 269-344-7700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 28
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?