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“Not Quite What It Used to Be” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bravo Italian Kitchen

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Bravo Italian Kitchen
4976 Mcknight Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237-3408
412-366-3556
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Ranked #690 of 1,899 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Not Quite What It Used to Be”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

In the past 10 years, we have eaten here many times but decided to try something different tonight. Usually, we have chick parmesan and Mama's lasagna bolognese both of which are great. Tried the lobster ravioli and found the sauce heavy, which totally overpowered any hint of lobster flavor. Hubby's meatballs and spagetti were not the best -- very fennelly, however, light and tender. Bread is frozen variety and not so good. Drinks were watery and you have to ask for fresh ice. Worse, the waitress overpowered us with some Very Stinky perfume. P.s. Watch out for gigantic potholes in driveway!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Good if you have some time to spare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

The food here is very good for a chain restaurant. Olive Garden this is not. But when we were there, the place was packed, and our food took a long time to come. Also, they gave me the wrong entrée, and I had to wait while they made it all over again. Once I got it, it was delicious (vegetable balsamic pasta), but my daughter was basically done when my food arrived. Dessert was also very good (we had chocolate chip bread pudding), but took forever.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good for a chain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

It's a chain so the decor is pretty much the same in whatever one you go, but it's nice decor with all the fake stone and columns. Like an upscale olive garden. Open kitchen can be fun for kids to watch. Chopped salad is good, and desserts. Meals can be a bit on the heavy side and portions are large.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Our Dinner”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

My husband and Iwent to this restaurant for dinner. It was the worst meal we ever had. His mashed potatoes were so cold and lumpy. My spaghetti was also cold. We had to send the dinners back twice before they got it right. When you spent aront $50 or $60 dollars you expect better. It will be along time if ever I go back to this restaurant.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Italian Chain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

A mid to up scale Italian chain. Mostly pasta and italian themed entrees. Have a wood fired pizza overn. Service is usually quick.

Visited November 2012
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