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Ranked #1,378 of 8,842 Restaurants in Milan
Price range: $29 - $47
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Reviewed August 2, 2013

I ate here with a business colleague on 24 July 13.
It all looks good from the outside. Inside is very old and looks it. Waiting staff arroagnt and unsympathetic. They will choose for you if you are not careful. Wine was not cold enough (White) and too warm (Red). Cover change is a lot. Food dishes served were tep[id and so uncertain if they should have been cold or hot.
This restaurant is past its best and relies on an (old) reputation. Better places to eat elsewhere.

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1  Thank ottoKent_UK
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Graziella B, Proprietario at Da Bruno, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2013

Dear Sir,
sometimes I really wonder why people waste time writing not real facts. I remember you and I remember you enjoy the dinner and your colleague too. We had just a discussion at the moment you ask the bill. You didn't say you needed two receipts and obviously I made one for both of you. You answered me in a very not polite way pretending to have two receipts. Even if it is not possible I did it. My staff is a professional staff. They just suggest the dishes, they don't choice for the customers. Our wines are very good and served at the correct temperature and the dishes too of course. The cover charge is the standard for Italy and correctly indicated on the menu. If you don't want to pay it you can choice a restaurant with paper towels or a fastfood. We are open since the 1939 and we are really pleased to see many customers coming back during all these years. We gained our reputation on the field and we maintained it working every day in a very hard way. We are human and we can make mistakes of course and in that case we apologize for it.
Be correct and honest with other people. It is not fair to invent facts. If you will meet a person like you in your professional activity you will understand my words.
Best regards.
Graziella

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is a retrospective review as TripAdvisor wasn't really around or I wasn't aware of it.... I studied in Milan in 2005 and stumbled upon Da Bruno. Absolutely loved it and became a bit of a regular with friends, my parents when they visited etc. It was great for practising the language and I still think about the pappardelle! I need to make a return visit...

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1  Thank Angeladellascozia
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Poor food quality. My orders (Melanzane alla Parmigiana, and Gnocchi) were brought out to me in less than 5 minutes of ordering. It was plain to see that the plates were just re-heated. Food was very oily and poorly prepared too.

Cover charge of 3 Euros is subtly hidden.

I got the feeling that waiters deliberately resist speaking in English and pretend that they don't understand you when being asked about the poor quality of the food. They pulled a face when I offered to pay by credit card.

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1  Thank Saumil_Shah
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Graziella B, Proprietario at Da Bruno, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2013

Dear Sir,
my restaurant is not a trap for tourist and my grandfather opened Ristorante da Bruno in the year 1939.
I have to say that our food is not re-heated: we prepare melanzane daily and you find it as hors d'oeuvre; the gnocchi are fresh pasta handmade (we make them daily) and they need just 1 minute of cooking.
The cover charge is not hidden but correctly written in to the menu card.
We accept credit card since the 70's so I think you misunderstand the waiter told you.
I hope you will come back so I will be able to show you how we cook our appreciated plates.
Best regards
Graziella Biondi

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

had dinner here not by recommendation but rather by luck. We were just walking by and decided to go in. The atmosphere is great. Italian to the max! We were there before dinner so we decided to just have the italian dinner buffet. One thing that you have to keep in mind here is that the wait staff spoke little or no english, so you have to be careful what you take off the buffet. There is no listing of the food so its really hit or miss. And if you ask what it is, they will say it in Italian which means you then have to google translate. But dont mind that cause the food is amazing! If something looks weird, and you are not brave, then dont try it. We are a bit more brave and we tried everything and found out one thing was cows brain on the buffet. We were stunned but it was delicious. It really wasnt that crowded so we were able to enjoy our dinner rather peacefully. I would highly recommend dinner or lunch here.

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2  Thank Mike S
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We were recommended to come here by the hotel we were staying in. The service was really good and friendly, the waiter recommended us a really good, local wine. The food was really good. Amazing vintage decor - 1970!

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2  Thank Lucy F
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