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33 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3708
207 878 9511
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Stratham, New Hampshire
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Ormond Beach, Florida
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank elderlygourmet
Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank travelagentL
Gorham, Maine
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

Thank tim3oleary47
Lewiston, Maine
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37 reviews
23 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.

Thank John L
Scarborough, Maine
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156 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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 

Thank dianaonacki
New England
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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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Portland, Maine
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64 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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31 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank george s
San Francisco, California
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We are family and they treated us as part of their family. Want to eat authentic Italian food & save the plane fare to Italy ? Come here. This was my father, Barber Adam Romano’s ( Stevens Avenue for years) , favorite restaurant. I was born in Portland but USMC called me away and I have been in California past... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $20
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Television
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 207 878 9511
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?