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“Delicious food w/ a smile”

BRAVO Cucina Italiana
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Ranked #94 of 1,174 Restaurants in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $21
Cuisines: Bar, Pizza, Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, 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, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: You don't need to be Italian or travel to Italy to experience truly delicious Italian cuisine. When you come to our BRAVO Cucina Italiana Italian restaurant at our Knoxville location, you're entering Tennessee's own little slice of Italy. Enjoy our Italian grilled specialties, oven fresh pizza, and house-made pasta. Experience five-star service in an inviting atmosphere that is sure to appeal to the entire family. At BRAVO Cucina Italiana, we're all about Italian cooking worth celebrating! Join us at BRAVO Cucina Italiana, the best Italiana restaurant near you!
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Delicious food w/ a smile”
Reviewed December 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service is usually excellent at this location. The two patios are nice in the right weather and the atmosphere inside is good when it's not. The portions are good and the food delicious, so Bravo is a must if you haven't tried it.

The Crispy Ravioli App is excellent, as is the bread/dipping sauce, but don't fill up as the salads and entrees are not to be missed.

Visited September 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Most recent experience disappointing”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Normally I enjoy dining here but recently was somewhat disappointed. The atmosphere is always great. Prices a little above average. Service good or average. The food is sometimes really good and other times not to great. This night it was not good. I ordered the Chicken Milanese. I should have sent it back but didn't want to inconveniece the group I was with. It was very dry so I asked for extra sauce. Which didn't help it was also very bland. If you go just dont get this dish. Other dishes I have had were good. They need to work on this one.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Tellthetruth88
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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215 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Late lunch with good Italian fare”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

It was not crowded, but it was around 2pm when we got there. Servers attentive, drinks and wine received promptly (recommendation of wine was excellent!), salads fresh, and food hot and tasty. We've eaten at many Italian places in our home town and on the road, and this was one of the better ones. We had the lunch special filet and the (menu) tortellini, while the folks had basic spaghetti and meatballs. Skipped desert - no room, too full!
Don't know that you could find better Italian in Knoxville if you are not a fan of Olive Garden or Carabbas (we're not).

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank JMLMississippi
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Pretty good, but there is better out there.”
Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

We had fantastic service, but I felt main dish food was only slightly above average, especially for the price. Very expensive bill for the two of us, so I doubt I will return for a full meal. We split a calamari appetizer, which was very good, as was the dessert, so I could see going for apps and dessert.

Visited October 2013
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189 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Bravo! you can count on”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Good wine, good food (a cut above Olive Garden) -- menu is weak for uniquely Italian tastes and few "difficult" dishes listed ... most were reliable, even if accommodated to East Tennessee tastes -- cooks can do better if specific easy adjustments are requested and they do well with steaks when explicitly directed. Service good (except for one server who treats her customers as though they were kindergartners or incompetent visitors from a geriatric facility).

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank centaur41
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