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Bruno's

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33 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3708
207 878 9511
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here a half a dozen times and I always have a great meal and experience! Really good Italian food, I have always had great service and the prices are reasonable. I really enjoy the atmosphere as well!!

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Thank Dave B
Management response:

Dave, Thank you for your great review. We hope you come back to Bruno's soon! Regards, Peter More 

Stratham, New Hampshire
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We've dined at Bruno's many times over the years and have always been quite pleased. The food has always been very good and service is friendly. The owner has always been on-site when we've eaten here, which speaks volumes about his care for his food and customer service. Prices are definitely in line for a restaurant of this caliber. There's... More 

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Thank Jim T
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Jim, Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you soon! Warm Regards, Peter More 

Ormond Beach, Florida
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We met friends at Bruno's for lunch. The restaurant seems to be a gathering place for senior citizens at lunch time. The waitress was friendly and willing to give recommendations. Most of our party were very satisfied with their meals although I found my scallops were served with sauce that was a little thick and salty. The salads were very... More 

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Thank you for reviewing Bruno's Restaurant & Tavern. We hope to see you soon! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I met a gf for dinner and had a wonderful time. Food is mind boggling good. Bruno was gracious and kind. He made me feel like I had been coming for years. However the misogynist knuckleheads I had to listen to around me in the tavern was less than pleasant. It's clear these guys are regulars as they knew plenty... More 

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Thank travelagentL
Management response:

Thank you for your review! Please come back again. Feel free to try our dining room, to the left of the tavern. We hope to see you soon! More 

Gorham, Maine
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Bruno's offers a high quality of Italian food. Service is very slow, however. We waited 45 minutes after our order was taken before our meals were presented. Located off of Allen Avenue, parking is no problem. The restaurant itself is adorned with photos dating back to the 60's and 70's. The bar side, separate from the dining area, is spacious.... More 

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Thank tim3oleary47
Management response:

Tim, Sorry to hear about the long wait! Please give us another try when you're in the area. Warm Regards, Peter More 

Lewiston, Maine
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Needed food later on a Friday night - but were struggling to find something not a national chain. Bruno's came to mind and we were not disappointed - walked in late but were accommodated, food was good and we were not rushed out. Would return again earlier and spend some time.

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Thank John L
Scarborough, Maine
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165 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We went to a party here. The prices were VERY high. I ordered stir fry which had too many veggies in it. I love veggies, but there were so many peppers. It wasn't as good as i expected. The prices were way too much, i thought. We paid over $60 for our dinner!!! Won't be back to that place!! The... More 

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Thank dianaonacki
New England
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

By far and away, the best Italian food in Portland, not even close. You will not find better veal nor chicken parm....guaranteed. Two dining options, quieter dining room or the quite lively tavern with multiple televisions.

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Great review! Thank you. Hope to see you soon! More 

Portland, Maine
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79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Bruno's is a gem of an Italian Restaurant. The food is delicious - special note should be made of the Pasta e Foliage soup which is the best I've ever tasted. Also noteworthy is the veal parmigiana, eggplant parmigiana and lasagna. This is classic Italian fare in a pleasant family style atmosphere. Waitstaff is prompt and pleasant and the owner's... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The title pretty much says it all. Basic Italian food....decently prepared and certainly adequate for the price but the level of service more than compensates for any lack in the food. I'd def go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $20
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Television
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
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: 207 878 9511
Description
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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