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Bruno's European Cafe

10716 A St. S., Tacoma, WA
253-719-7181
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Ranked #7 of 655 restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Tuesday, 5 pm. Location is a little tricky to find because it is near an industrial/warehouse type of neighborhood. When we drove by the side of the building, there was a "closed" sign on the window and we were so disappointed. However, the parking lot was busy and the "open" sign up front was blinking...? They were open, yay! Another... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I wrote a review on this place in February 2013, but there is one detail I (along with most other reviewers) seem to overlook - that of the deserts in this place. The "Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte" (Black Forest Cherry Cake) is popular as are several other European-style cakes and pastries. I can schedule a "Tee-Stube Meeting" or a "Kaffee-Klatsch" (between lunch... More

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Seabeck, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is now our favorite European food in Western Washington. My wife and I had the Bruno's Schnitzel with spätzle and homemade sauerkraut. The kraut is homemade, and is simply amazing. It complements the meal. This experience was even better than my last. I haven't had a bad meal yet. The kids had pierogi's, which were a mix of either... More

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University Place
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had been trying to get to this restaurant for a few months and finally went with some friends for lunch. Lunch seems to be busy, but we got seated right away. Parking is small so car pool when you can. Out of the way so a little hard to find. The food was very good and the service was... More

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Auburn, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

The food was terrific. I had the Zigeuner Schnitzel with cucumber and German potato salad, of course there was a German Pilsner that I could not pronounce too. The atmosphere was calm for this lunch and I really enjoyed everything about it. The wait staff was attentive and very helpful with the food selection. I will be back for sure.

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Lakewood, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I have been wanting to stop here for a long time, and now that I have I am grateful I did. The service was friendly, fast and helpful, they gave us newbies great suggestions. I had "Gypsy" schnitzel with cucumber salad & potato dumplings, I was surprised at how small the portions looked, but I was stuffed...and I can eat!!!!... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I went to this place with my boyfriend. He never heard of the place or had schnitzel before. I was dying to go to this place since I moved to the area. I got the "Gypsy" schnitzel with cucumber salad & potato dumplings. OH MY GOD!!!! It was out of this world! Everyone was super friendly & it wasn't packed... More

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Warning, this place is small and gets packed. Arrived on Saturday night at 5:15 without reservations, told it was 30 minute wait, and we were seated close to that. Mostly standing while waiting, only two chairs. There were several large parties that night. Those that came at 5:30 without reservations had over an hour wait. Yeah, it is that good.... More

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Tacoma, WA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I was stationed in southern Germany many years ago, and came to love the local food in small no-frills restaurants throughout the region. Bruno's comes as close to replicating that as any place I've been in the States. Schnitzel, spatzel, sausages, goulash soup, red cabbage, sauerkraut, stuffed cabbage, and so on.....all really yummy. If you want to get a feel... More

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Tijeras
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

Had heard about Bruno's on DDD. Service was very good, food was okay, pierogi was good, meat loaf was very bland and have had much better black Forrest cake. The hangover soup and roll was very good. Might go back next time we are in the area.

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