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Santa Monica
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1652 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
+1 310-395-5589
4:00 pm - 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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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank jenandike
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for an early dinner and was not left wanting more. My boyfriend and I split the chicken parm and were thoroughly satisfied. I didn't know you could find/work a chicken breast that big! We would have loved to stay for dessert but no room. :) the service was great. And within walking distance of the Santa Monica pier... More 

Thank tink8009
Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Do not be fooled by the exterior. Walk in, sit down and order a lot. The linguine and clams was outstanding. My wife had manicotti and it was a sizable portion. I ate some of that too. Really it's that good.

Thank David W
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We were very impressed with the food and service at Bruno's. I had the Gnocchi and loved it. My husband said his pizza was great and my son devoured his lasagne! Service was friendly and fast without making you feel rushed. Good prices for the area.

Thank Lynda_e_Miller
Ridgeway, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

After searching TripAdvisor,we saw good reviews for Brunos and we were not disappointed! Casual dining,good value and the food was great. Had chicken parm and spaghetti, served by Bruno himself. Service was excellent, staff was friendly and nice atmosphere. It's a short walk to the pier and worth every step!

Thank Jeff M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant after spending the day in Santa Monica and we were not disappointed. The food was up there with the best food we had on our trip. My boyfriend loved the pizza and my spaghetti bolognese was very authentic Italian unlike other American Italian restaurants where the Marinara sauce is laced in sugar. Also ordered wine... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Extremely fantastic pizza! Great and friendly service, nice family run restaurant, just off the main shopping streets

Thank Joern S
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

This place reminds me of that one family restaurant you always went with your parents. It was close, not that nice inside, it was locally owned, the people were friendly and the food was pretty okay. That’s this place. Everything was pretty good. Nothing was awesome, but everything was pretty good. Highlights: Pizza with everything, the Chicken Parm, and the... More 

Thank Kipp7272
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

What a find. Truly a mom & pop operation (Bruno & his wife) But what an operation! Don't be fooled by the outside appearance. The food top notch. The antipasti appetizer for one is enough for two and super. Best pizza we've had in a long time.

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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, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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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  • 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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