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#156 of 441 Italian in Chicago


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Lower West Side
2.5 miles from Chicago Chinatown
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

This is a small restaurant. It has a bar, valet parking and a fabulous wine list. We were there for a family celebration. From the appetizer to dessert, they did not disappoint. The only negative is that they do not have popular soda prducts, like...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

My first trip to Chicago, and I am so glad I found this place! My boyfriend and I both ordered the Porcini Ravioli, and it was amazing! Service was amazing as well. Definitely recommend!

Date of visit: December 2016
Reviewed December 20, 2016

We've been going to Bruna's for over 30 years and have never once been disappointed. The specials are always delicious as are all the dishes on the menu. Quiet and romantic with a good pour on the wine.

Date of visit: November 2016
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Bruna's, which opened in 1933, the year that Prohibition was repealed, is the third oldest Italian restaurant in Chicago--and the eighth oldest restaurant overall. Located at 2424 South Oakley Avenue, east of Western Avenue, in REAL Little Italy. Bruna's is known for its wide assortment...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Dinner was delicous! We ordered spaghetti bolognese, lemon chicken, and gnocchi bolognese. All 3 were so delicious! This restaurant has been here forever because its unbeatable traditional italian! It's confusing when you first walk in - because the tables are all the way in the...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

I like this neighborhood Italian in the old Little Italy area of Chicago. The staff are friendly and service is good. Their veal saltimbocca is among the best I've had. Pasta was very well done.

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed August 10, 2016

So a long time Chicagoan friend of mine told me when I came for a visit, she was taking me to her favorite italian restaurant. Little did I know it would become a favorite of mine also. The old neighborhood and inside atmosphere brought me...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a modern yuppy atmosphere, or "foofoo" menu-don't come here. However if you want great authentic Italian food right down to the waiters with a strong Italian accent, this is the place. A little off the beaten path, but so worth it!...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed July 9, 2016

My friend took me here and she told me it is an institution and one of the best authentic Italian restaurants in town. The vile of olive oil on each table was this amazing green color which my friend informed me meant it was very...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Reviewed July 4, 2016

I was treated to a Wonderful business lunch from one of my customers who raved that this was the Best on Chicago's South side. Parking is an issue however Bruna's has a valet service to ease your mind. The mussel appetizer was superb, flavorful and...More

Date of visit: May 2016
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