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“Very Good Pizza” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brunos

Brunos
1652 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
310-395-5589
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Ranked #63 of 573 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Robbinsville, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Very Good Pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

A good location in the heart of Santa Monica near the pier on Ocean Avenue. This easily could have been a tourist trap given the prime location, but we found a genuine small family restaurant. The decor was a little tired, but the pizza was very good and reasonably priced.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Monterey, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC FOOD AND GREAT PRICES”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We went to Brunos because it was right next to the hotel we were staying at. IT WAS GREAT. The food was very good and the veal dishes were superb as well as the pasta and lasagna dishes. We went to a more touristy place called CNO in Venice the next night and we were disappointed because thie food at Brunos was MUCH BETTER. The meat was tender and good at Brunos and the meat at CNO's was dry. Granted the ambience at CNOs was great but the food wasn't as good.

Visited July 2013
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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“GREAT PIZZA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Close to hotel. Not much atmosphere BUT food great. Salads crip and fresh. Cesar dressing to DIE for- Also great little spot to take out and sit outside on grass nearby!

Visited July 2013
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Bushkill, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good pizza and people, that's it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

It is a hole in the wall or dive but the pizza is good. Want to save a buck while you are there and don’t care much about the surroundings, this is your place. Just grab a small pie and head to the back patio (aka parking lot). Better to go at night, the view is better.

Visited June 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“I've had better...but worth a try”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We were staying locally and decided to pop in here as the reviews on Tripadvisor seemed good. We ordered a pasta dish and a pizza and were warned the pizza size chosen might be too big (it was, but we were allowed to box it up and take it home). The food was good, the wine was nice and reasonably priced, but it wasn't the best Italian i had ever had- a sort of home made taste rather than restaurant taste if that makes sense! We ate at about 9.30pm and felt a little as if we were being rushed out an hour later as chairs were stacked on tables and the floor was mopped around us and one other table still dining. Still worth a go i think!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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