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33 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3708
+1 207-878-9511
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Bar, American, Pub
$$ - $$$
33 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3708
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been in Maine many years and have been looking for a really good Italian restaurant. We finally found it. This restaurant is the real deal. I had shrimp scampi, which I make at home. It was quite good. My husband had Chicken Francese, which...More

Thank Portia82104
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Bruno's on the advice of a Portland resident and was pleasantly surprised, We arrived and were immediately seated and then ignored for about 15 minutes. It was obvious the place was very busy and they may have been a bit short-staffed. Our server...More

Thank Cyrussilversox
Reviewed April 18, 2018

Three of us came for lunch recently and were impressed with excellent food, excellent service and comfortable, casual atmosphere. We ate in the bar area. Our Manhattans were spot on! I had the Italian cold cut sandwich: salami, sopressata, capicola, proscuitto, provolone picante, tomatoes and...More

Thank skeelovr
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

I am obsessed with Bruno’s buffalo chicken pizza. The crust is perfectly crisp on the bottom and the cheese is proportioned just right. It is simply delicious! We usually sit at the bar and split one for lunch while enjoying one of the local craft...More

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed February 15, 2018

Not really making a big deal of V-Day, my wife and I dropped by Brunos around 5:30. They don't take reservations so we had a drink in the bar while waiting about half an hour (as promised) for our table. (there is a full menu...More

2  Thank Thomas C
Reviewed December 27, 2017

BRUNO’s is a fun & yummy place to eat :) ALWAYS GREAT FOOD & STAFF :) Claire was our waitress & she was VERY NICE & Efficient :) We just LOVE Bruno’s

Thank sidzig
Reviewed November 7, 2017

I brought 12 of my co-workers from out of town here for dinner. I wanted to show them that there is more to Portland than the Old Port. Success! Excellent dinner featuring a bunch of different appetizers and entrees. A mix of seafood, red sauce...More

Thank stephen m
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Was looking for a place for a late lunch and settled here mainly because every other place nearby seemed to be boarded up! Menu is primarily Italian and looked reasonably good and diversified. Being a late lunch, I didn't want anything too heavy so settled...More

Thank cantputtorchip
Reviewed October 3, 2017

We were anxious to try Bruno's on the recommendation of 3 different people . Finally we made the trip . Our server was very young and poorly trained . We did not get water until we asked for it 2/3rds of the way through the...More

1  Thank MainePerfectionist
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

Great linguini with clams. Great choice of tap beers. Great service. Great patio. Great prices. 5 great stars.

Thank John W
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February 15, 2017|
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Response from maineexpert | Reviewed this property |
Bruno's doesn't have a lunch or dinner buffet however they do have a lunch menu.. Also you would need to pull up their menu online to see their gluten free options
December 19, 2016|
Response from Peter A | Property representative |
Yes, you can! Tripadvisor won't let me link to the gift card page on our website but if you Google 'Bruno's Restaurant and Tavern Portland, Maine' we will pop up. On right hand side of the website is a button for gift cards.
Mary C
October 26, 2016|
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Response from Peter A | Property representative |
Yes, we have many gluten free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $20
Italian, Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3708
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-878-9511
  • E-mail
Bruno's is a casual family run restaurant serving everything from steak sandwiches to homemade pastas. Customers can enjoy lunch or dinner in our dining room with an open kitchen, or you can also choose from our full menu in our tavern side complete with 10 TV's and varied seating. Outside seating is available on our deck or newly built patio. We also have a new banquet room that can accomidate anything from weddings to business meetings; outside catering is available too. Bruno's has been serving the people of greater Portland for over 30 years. We attribute most of our success to our strong flow of regular customers who return week after week to get the same excellent service and delicious food as their last visit.
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