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“A - plus for friendly service and food” 5 of 5 stars
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Bravo Cucina Italiana
2970 Towne Centre Blvd, Lansing, MI 48912-5622
517-485-3779
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Ranked #35 of 391 Restaurants in Lansing
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Lansing, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A - plus for friendly service and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Had my doubts about a franchise Italian restaurant, but we continue to go back because of the exceptional service and food. I try something different almost every time and I've never eaten a bad meal there. A little pricey, but worth a few extra bucks to dine there a few times a year. Some of their pasta dishes are on the cheaper side, if you're on a budget, but still very good. Experienced wait-staff and manager seem to always do the little things to make you feel wanted at their restaurant and appreciate your business. They like repeat customers and seem to put forth a lot of effort to make you feel welcome, which seems to be a dying art among many restaurants these days. Very good appetizers and salads. Pizza is different, but good. Seafood dishes have all been excellent. Large, bright, open atmosphere - the kitchen is visible from every table. Bar is in front, but also open to the dining area. Outside dining is nice during the summer.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Okemos, Michigan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Always great service and always great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

For all our special and not so special occasions we go here. Great service, take reservations, great everything!!!!!! Heading there Thursday to take my Mother for and early Christmas dinner since we will be out of town. Love the dipping oil. The best in town. NEVER dissappointed with any meal and we have been coming since they opened years ago.
Hint: ALWAYS make reservations for special times ie Valentines Day, New Years, Easter, etc.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lansing, Michigan
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43 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“One of the best places in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

It was a great time with 5 people. The service was amazing and the food delicious. Our waiter did not miss a beat even with the amount if people to serve at the table. Service is my number one priority when eating out.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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East Lansing, MI
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good Italian food, great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We had a great server named Matthew last week when we visited Bravo for a business lunch. Our drinks were never empty, he was prompt and courteous, and offered suggestions when we wanted it but not when we didn't.

My tablemate ordered Chicken Marsala and made a bunch of changes to the dish that were accomodated well. I ordered a pepperoni classico pizza that was huge and could easily have fed two people. It was very thin crust and very little sauce, more similar to real Italy pizza places vs. Chicago style that Americans seem to prefer.

Best of all, we ordered dessert. The chocolate chip bread pudding was to die for; I can't believe I've been frequenting this place for six + years and never knew about this! I ordered the berry crostada with vanilla bean ice cream--also amazing. Both were recommendations of our fabulous server Matthew.

As always, bread with dipping oil was provided without our asking--even extra to take in our boxes to go home.

They serve Pepsi products only but the iced tea is good!

Visited November 2012
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East Lansing, MI
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33 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Best Italian Food in Lansing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Great service. Great ambiance. Great Italian food. What more could you ask for? When we want good Italian, this our first choice in the Lansing area. All of their pasta dishes are good.

Visited October 2012
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