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Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe

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5402 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49002 (Winters)
269-344-7700
Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
We love Bravo.

My husband and I have never had a bad meal at Bravo. A few years ago when the restaurant changed some of their menu items, my husband's favorite was removed from the menu. It is still not on the menu but they make it for him even today whenever he asks. I am not sure many restaurants would do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
coachbgil
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Kalamazoo
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kalamazoo
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My husband and I have never had a bad meal at Bravo. A few years ago when the restaurant changed some of their menu items, my husband's favorite was removed from the menu. It is still not on the menu but they make it for him even today whenever he asks. I am not sure many restaurants would do that... More 

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

Thank you. I'm glad you chose Bravo! Our chef is great at making special meals for our guests Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More 

Louisville
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had our wedding reception here. The staff made everything perfect down to the smallest detail. We have returned several times since, including for our anniversary and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent and there are always seasonal specials. The wine list is also outstanding. Be prepared to pay a few dollars, but it is well worth it.

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

Thank you. I'm so glad you chose Bravo! I love Kentucky and all its Bourbon. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More 

Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Bravo does nothing cutting edge or innovative. What they do is prepare basic Italian food very well, serve it in a warm, pleasant setting, and provide exceptional service. Fresh, high quality ingredients well-prepared, ensure an enjoyable meal. Add to that the friendly, helpful and efficient service make and you have a really nice dining experience.

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

Thanks so much for the kind review. Please let me know next time you come in. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager Bravo! More 

Kalamazoo
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went there for our anniversary this year and it was so nice to have such a pleasant atmosphere for a nice, quiet dinner with no screaming children. Our meals were excellent and our server was excellent as well. It is a fine dining restaurant and the perfect place to go for that special occasion.

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

Thanks Margie. We appreciate your business. Thanks for coming in Terry Hagen Owner / Manager Bravo! More 

Portage, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My wife and I went to bravo for our anniversary dinner the other night, The service was excellent and the food was out of this world. I had the stuffed pork chop, and it was melt in your mouth good and by far the best I have ever had. I especially loved the cream of mushroom soup and would love... More 

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

Happy Anniversary and thanks so much for dining with us. Its our Bravo anniversary also this month. Thanks Terry Hagen More 

Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I thought the bread, italian vegetable soup, and the scallops on corn rissoto were all very good. Good atmosphere.

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

Thanks so much we appreciate the kind note. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager Bravo! More 

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
292 reviews 292 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Ambiance and service were very good; we found the food to be a bit mediocre. We both ordered a fish dish that was reportedly the most popular dish they serve, but we found it to be disappointing - the fish was fishy tasting and dish overall was heavy in terms of sauce and accompaniments. Nice wine and beer selection. Overall... More 

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

Thanks for stopping in. We appreciate the review. Hope you come back and try the whitefish again. Terry Hagen Owner / Manager More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Quite a disappointment. Group of 8 and none of our dishes were close to real Italian food. I ordered the "special" which was breaded white fish and what I got was a breaded filet floating in oil with a really terrible risotto. I do not consider myself to be extremely picky, but I left half of my food in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry you were disappointed in your dinner. We work hard on getting fresh ingredients and fish daily. I hope you still enjoyed your Michigan visit. Terry Hagen Bravo! More 

Portage, Michigan
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Our youngest granddaughter turned 16 so grandpa and I took her out to dinner. She wanted to go someplace "fancy" so I chose Bravo. The food (lasagna, chicken Alfredo, fish and chips) was excellent, service was good, and it was just a really nice evening. We would definitely go back!

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

Thanks Sherry and happy birthday to your grand daughter. We appreciate your nice comments. Terry Hagen More 

Hartsville, South Carolina
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was so pleasantly surprised! This place is wonderful. I had the Lake Superior white fish which was excellent. The waiters are too notch and vey attentive. Bravo is a great choice for local fare.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much. We appreciate your visit and the nice comments. 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: American, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?