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“Good Italian food, great service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of BRAVO Cucina Italiana

BRAVO Cucina Italiana
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Ranked #30 of 443 Restaurants in Lansing
Price range: $7 - $21
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Start your Italian cuisine exploration at BRAVO Cucina Italiana in Lansing, serving traditional Italian classic foods, combining the quality and flavor of an upscale restaurant experience. Join us at BRAVO Cucina Italiana, the best Italian restaurant near you!
East Lansing, MI
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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good Italian food, great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

We had a great server named Matthew last week when we visited Bravo for a business lunch. Our drinks were never empty, he was prompt and courteous, and offered suggestions when we wanted it but not when we didn't.

My tablemate ordered Chicken Marsala and made a bunch of changes to the dish that were accomodated well. I ordered a pepperoni classico pizza that was huge and could easily have fed two people. It was very thin crust and very little sauce, more similar to real Italy pizza places vs. Chicago style that Americans seem to prefer.

Best of all, we ordered dessert. The chocolate chip bread pudding was to die for; I can't believe I've been frequenting this place for six + years and never knew about this! I ordered the berry crostada with vanilla bean ice cream--also amazing. Both were recommendations of our fabulous server Matthew.

As always, bread with dipping oil was provided without our asking--even extra to take in our boxes to go home.

They serve Pepsi products only but the iced tea is good!

Visited November 2012
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East Lansing, MI
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Best Italian Food in Lansing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

Great service. Great ambiance. Great Italian food. What more could you ask for? When we want good Italian, this our first choice in the Lansing area. All of their pasta dishes are good.

Visited October 2012
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Lansing, Michigan
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great at the bar food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

The half off appetizers offered at the bar only late in the afternoon are great! These are great to share and even make them your meal.

  • Visited November 2012
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East Lansing, Michigan
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Have had dinner or lunch there on several occasions. Reservations are available and quality of food and service is very good. Recommend it to anyone.

Visited November 2012
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Woodmere, New York
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Bravo for this Cucina”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have had the pleasure of dining here multiple times and always depart feeling well cared for and well fed.

The staff is very attentive and the food is dependable for being fresh and flavorful. My guest always has high praise for the wine that she is served. The energy is romantic and upscale while still being warm and cozy.

If you are frugal (and I am in that club) try to go during happy hour at the bar. A variety of tasty treats are available for very few lira. The crew makes you feel very special for a tab that is little more than a fast food place.

  • Visited September 2012
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