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Santa Monica
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1652 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
+1 310-395-5589
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Palatine, Illinois
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nothing fancy but good food and good service and not too pricey. Has a local feel of a family run business. Good garlic bread and decent pizza (from Chicago so hard to find great pizza outside of our hometown). Ordered a 12 inch pizza but was much larger. We were looking to chill and thus pizza and beer meal hit... More 

Thank Sue V
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A simple, old fashioned, good value Italian eaterie. The decor is dated but the food is homely, tasty and good value. Well worth a visit if you are on a budget as prices are excellent compared to most places in Santa Monica. Don't be put off by how the place looks. The menu isn't large but the food we ordered... More 

Thank Thecalveley
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small family restaurant, good value, we had a bottle of wine at $24. that was $64 the night before . Our pizza was delicious & 12 inches plenty for one. Honestly, if you are in the neighbourhood find it, & go !!

Thank Lesley D
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Nice small business, good prices, good location free parking and you'll get your money's worth. Close to the pier, give it a try.

Thank Gary Z
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Was advised by a local that Bruno's was great feed and shouldn't be discounted. Shop front is plain and most people would walk pass however this is an big mistake. Authentic Italian fare served with traditional Italian family love. Pizza's were good, pasta was awesome and the freshly baked bread was warm lite and fluffy! Kids were accommodated easily and... More 

Thank Rob and eileen D
Woodbury, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

We stopped in for a late dinner. The minestrone soup and baked bread were good, but the pizza was only average. Our service was average as we had some extra wait time for part of our order (actually forgot to bring an item) and it seemed our waitress (who was very nice) was the only person handling the tables. Also,... More 

Thank btatcrawford
Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner while on vacation after reading the reviews. Food is great and so are the prices. It's easy to miss unless you are looking for it. We split a pepperoni pizza and antipasto salad. The three of us walked away stuffed.

Thank jpatter471
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

went to Brunos as we were fancy for Pizza and found him on Tripadvisor! The ambiente is just spectacularly old fashioned and the place could be somewhere in Italy as well! Bruno himself is a real Italian host and we had a great time! From Antipasti to Pizze, Wine & Espresso: simply done but just Italian way of good food!... More 

Thank Sibylle B
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

I have never eaten inside of this restaurant, but I have gotten the mushroom pizza many times. It is a pizza I frequently crave! Simple and delicious. Pizzas are recommended.

Thank Cara N
Fallbrook, California
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

I stopped in here one night with my service dog. We sat at the small bar and ordered a personal pizza to go. I had a root beer while I watched them make my pizza. I wouldn't say there is a lot of atmosphere here but I was taking the pizza back to the hotel. It was one of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1652 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-395-5589

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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