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Bruna's Ristorante

2424 S Oakley Ave, Chicago, IL 60608-4902
+1 773-254-5550
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“tiramisu” (8 reviews)
“pasta” (16 reviews)
“baked clams” (2 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2424 S Oakley Ave, Chicago, IL 60608-4902
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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
1  Thank Renae P
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
Thank Cabo_Bob_and_Harriet
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Great food!! Had the veal limone and it just melted in my mouth. Great service also.😀we were there for our son's 29th birthday and we never really asked but guess they heard us talking about his day and surprised us all by turning out the...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Peaches1923
Reviewed May 17, 2016

This is Little Italy, an old-time Chicago neighborhood that boasts four classic Italian restaurants. Start with Bruna's Ristorante at 2424 South Oakley. Opened in 1933, the year prohibition was repealed, it is the third oldest Italian restaurant in Chicago and eighth oldest overall. In 1981,...More

Date of visit: May 2016
2  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

old school italian after a Blackhawks win! cool neighborhood with four Chicago classic italian restaurants with solid menu and wine selection. just what the stomach required. I had the linguine with sausage and peppers, classic. service was excellent. Bon a petit!

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank Dynam00
Reviewed February 25, 2016

This is an old feel Italian restaurant. I don't know why it isn't busy every time we're there. The menu is old school and that's okay. Their mussels appetizer and snails are fabulous. The pastas are great. I had the linguine with clams, shrimp and...More

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank joevA4453EJ
Reviewed February 15, 2016

Recently returned to Bruna's after attending the Auto Show. I called early on the Saturday of Valentine's weekend and was able to get a table. If you're looking for upscale fine dining in a nicely appointed dining room - this is not the place to...More

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank IllinoisFamilydude
Reviewed February 15, 2016

For me, Bruna's is the anchor of the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, and I make a point to visit at least once a year. Service is attentive but unpretentious, kind of like the overall atmosphere at Bruna's. The real star is the food that comes...More

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank BadAngus
Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

We were guests celebrating a birthday at this restaurant during the Halloween. holiday. What s treat. Excellent Italian food accorded to us for differing palates by Hermel and Rafael. The chef Marcos gets great applause for his delivery of fine Italian cuisine. We cannot wait...More

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank 305raphaell
Reviewed July 30, 2015

2nd to Il Vicianato half a block away. When you walk in the door, it is like you step into a time warp to 1955. Owners are super nice and friendly. Food is out of this world. Very simple old school Italian. If you are...More

Date of visit: January 2015
Thank James H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2424 S Oakley Ave, Chicago, IL 60608-4902
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Side
  • Neighborhood: West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-254-5550
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