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“Celebratory dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brunos

Brunos
3 Balmoral Road, Dumfries DG1 3BE, Scotland
01387 255757
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Ranked #4 of 108 Restaurants in Dumfries
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The best restaurant in Dumfries, wide range of food to suit all tastes. From pizza to a perfectly cooked steak, we go twice a month and have been for the past 3 years, NEVER had a bad meal yet. Highly recommended.
dumfries
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Celebratory dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The atmosphere remains the same today as it did years ago - fabulous!
Service excellent and the food is second to none!

Visited September 2012
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Dumfries
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65 restaurant reviews
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
“Monday night pasta supper”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Yes I do cook sometimes and it is a treat to go to Brunos for a relaxing supper washed down with their house wine. Cannot fault, excellent as usual and its goes without saying Brunos is the best restaurant in Dumfries. See you all soon!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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dumfries scotland
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“Service let them down”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Had a meal here last night with my husband & son. Been many times & never disappointed by the quality of the food or the service. The food lived up to its usual high standard but the service seemed to tail off. Initially the waiters were attentive & pleasant but after our dessert orders they seemed to assume we wouldn't want anything else. The restaurant was quiet. Only a few tables occupied... We had the feeling they waned home. The head waiter seemed rather surprised when the men ordered malts & I asked for a coffee. It was only 9 pm! Hardly late! We would have ordered further drinks but we got the distinct impression we weren't wanted so we left... Quickly! Sorry Bruno's but this really is not acceptable.your food is excellent but there are other good local restaurants who serve equally good food with a much more professional service. Surely asking customers if the want coffee after dessert is standard practice. Sorry but we won't be back for a while.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Consistently excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Bruno’s is quite simply the most consistent restaurant in all of Dumfries, always busy, always with the same 100% service from the family that have owned it since its start up (40+ years ago I believe)

It is brilliant my family and friends always consider it the first option, my girfriend and I when in town stroll round for a quiet meal together it has such a warm amiable atmosphere and friendly, attentive but yet not intrusive staff that you feel special whether you’re a regular or a first timer… I’ve noted with great enjoyment that EVERYONE gets the same level of service from Chris, Nick and the other excellent front of house staff.

I love their pizzas but they may not be everyones taste having not been made in a wood burning oven, the pasta of any variant is superb and I regularly enjoy their Mussel dish. The steak eaters in our parties always say they are fantastic and it must be a good sign that the local award wining butcher and his wife are regulars…

We eat in lots of place and in lots of other countries, we like change and new ideas but all in all Bruno’s is a staple of Dumfries history, it has barely changed in all the years it has been going but as a newspaper reviewer once commented about it “if it ain’t broke…”
We’ll continue to eat here whenever we can.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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“Amazing restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Love this restaurant. Have been here a few times and I would definitely recommend it. The staff are friendly and the food is lovely. My boyfriend had asked for a booth but we got a table as the restaurant was so busy. However, it became quieter towards the end of our meal so for our dessert they moved us to a booth which was really thoughtful and added that special touch. I will definitely be back and would say that it is one of the best Italian restaurants in Dumfries.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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