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As of day the firm has a rating of 4.4 stars over 5 and that rating was based on 513 reviews.
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This Catering is classified in the category of Italian restaurant.
Good food and service.
Excellent service. Good price.
We ordered. Pizza for my daughter was good. Salmon saute was bad, my teenager wouldn't eat it, I tried it and couldn't eat it. The stuffed baked shrimp was unsatisfactory. My fettuccine with shrimp and scallops had mini salad shrimp and cut up scallops (should be whole scallops). The food was not seasoned, bland and tasteless. OVER PRICED. We will NEVER go back.
Great food and awesome staff
One of my favorite places. We had my mom's party in the Oceanside Room this year, too. Great spot for quick pub fair or home-made pasta dinners.
I am so impressed with the manner in which Dan, the manager, handled a little issue we experienced on our last visit. Our group has always chosen Brunos for our dinner outings because they have the best Italian food in the state of Maine. Nice to know they really care about customer service and customer satisfaction also. Can't wait to go back again! If you've never tried the eggplant you should. It's amazingly good
Very classy the food was excellent and the owner came to interduced himself to us he was very polite!! Definitely we will return to enjoy a meal at this fine place very soon
Great customer service and awesome food chicken parmesan was amazing
Superb crab-stuffed haddock! Highly recommend! The Haddock Bruno was also great! There were like at least ten things on the menu I would have liked to have ordered! Reasonably priced for great seafood and Italian food!
Over all it was excellent.
I ordered takeout the food didn't look as nice as some other places but the flavor was great
Lobster was chewy, overcooked. Service was good, drinks were good, foos was disappointing.
Good food, ambiance, customer service, prices, parking. Nice bar. Separate dining area.
I can always tell it's going to be a good meal when the bartender has a smile and a joke! The food is some of the best! They cook with old school flavors and it shows! You wont have a bad more or pick a wrong beer! Tons of options that will bring you back for more!
Food was good. We waited quite a while to place our order after our apps.
One of the best local restaurants. Wait staff was top notch and took the time to explain the specials and make recommendations. Food came out quickly and was AMAZING. We all raved about how good everything was. Atmosphere is great and we had no complaints. Highly recommend and will return again shortly!
I went for the first time recently and it was delcicious and fast friendly service as well. Great establishment
This restaurant has some of the best dishes!
Great Italian food, friendly servers. You can't miss.
Delicious food, awesome chocolate martini and a smiling server who was attentive! You can't go wrong!!
It's like going to a high school reunion and your from out of town. Food is ok, nice bar, but feels so us (regulars) vs them (me and anyone else who is not "us").
Excellent - hearty Italian food and great staff.
Why wait when you can seat yourself? It was great for a family wanting a sit down meal with a good atmosphere without a 30 min wait. The only thing I wish was they had is a kids menu.
Great service and atmosphere. Food was very tasty. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars was the portion size. If I’m paying $20 for spaghetti and meatballs it should be a huge serving. This was a pretty small portion and 2 small meatballs.
Great food. Friendly atmosphere. Awesome bar.
Excellent food and atmosphere
Good Italian food in Portland. Nice atmosphere. The service is good.
Excellent food as always
Will go nowhere else for Italian food!!!!! This place rocks!!!!
I don't give five stars ever. Bruno's is fantastic. The salad was the freshest I have ever had, and the entree was excellent. Portion size was spot on and the service was knowledgeable and friendly. Not in the Old Port, but one of the better meals I have had in Portland.
Always a good time at Bruno's with my family.
Food is vety good coffee relishes and good prices great service. Thank you we all enjoyed
Always a good time with great food and excellent service.
Its super good. Some stuff is outrageously expensive for the amount you get. They have a burger thats huge and a huge side of ff for 10 bucks. Hubs had chicken parm for like 18 bucks and was tiny. A hand fulp of pasta and a small piece of chicken. Was looking for something hearty. Tasyed yum but nothing extraordinary. I had a meatball sub there once and it was sooo good and huge. My burger this past time was okay but tasted old. Like the burger was going bad. The server did check back but when he did i wasnt quite sure if it was my taste buds or not and when my husband tried it he agreed with me. So the server didnt come back until much later and i said heck it and ate it anyway. I didnt get sick or anything. The server was slammed in the dining room. I think he had what seemed like all of the tables in the room the tree was in. So after the initial greeting, which he was very professional, we didnt really see him much after. Dress up for dining room and casual for pub side
Walked in with 17 people. Staff was accommodating and friendly. Food was great
Great food and atmosphere...friendly staff...always enjoy dining there
If you are reading restaurant reviews to assist with making a decision on where to dine or where to book your next private banquet, trust me, you will not regret choosing Bruno's Restaurant and Tavern! We’ve had extremely positive experiences with Bruno's in both the dining room as well as with their banquet and catering services. The service is amazing; the staff is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The ambiance is comfortable, inviting, yet very classy. The food is absolutely wonderful, from preparation to presentation. The Chicken Marsala is my personal favorite. During our family event in the banquet room, everyone was discussing how much they loved everything they tried and how pleased they were with the service and venue. Bruno's is definitely one of our family’s favorite restaurants.
Awesome as always. The food is "Old Portland" and never disappoints.
Arrived at 540 on a Saturday, well before the rush and was immediately brought water and menus. Waited another 10 to get drinks, which the alcoholic one was wrong, and another 20 to put our orders in. We sat and waited for 1 hour to complain our order hadnt come out. People had already arrived after us, ate and left. The manager then told my mom she was being rude for complaining and being angry and told us the food was on its way out, so we waited another 10 and got up to leave. They stopped us and said they would package it up and it was finished. We still were made to pay half the cost. Just got home and bit into the 2 burgers which are completely raw ground beef and the mushrooms in the pasta arent even cooked. Im sure it would have been atleast another 10 minutes in restaurant for us to be served since they just packed our uncooked meals to go. Not pleased and wont return.
Staff is like good friends. Csnnaloni is the best. Awesome vibe. Love it
Wish there was a 4.5 star option. Pros: draft beer selection is awesome Appetizers are great (fried ravioli is to die for) Portion sizes are good and the quality is outstanding Clam chowder is easily the best in the area (seriously) Cons: the mozarella on my sandwich wasn't melted at all, it was a chicken cutlet sandwich so it was quite jarring to bite into this hot sandwich and have 2 cold slimy pieces of mozarella. The staff was friendly if maybe understaffed, I went at a pretty normal time and I saw our waitress 3 times. Once to get drink and food order, drop off food and drink and to drop off/pick up bill. A refill would have been nice but it looked like she was busting her butt just to keep up.
The salads were so fresh and delicious quality produce. The pizza crust is also delicious!!! The pizza was very good!!! The flavor combinations were wonderful!!! The Fisherman’s Lunch IPA was my favorite. If you can’t decide which beer to get ask for a taste. Our waitress was Fun, Fast & Good. Wicked Fun!!!
Good drinks. Good service. Good food
If you are looking for a place to have real Italian food in a wonderful atmosphere look no further! Delicious!
We've been to Bruno's several times. We are spoiled, having just returned from Italy. We had reservations at Vivo's in Bridgton to celebrate my birthday, but ended up being closer to Portland at dinner, so we switched to Bruno's. We met some close friends, who also enjoy Italian food and we had a nice meal. We LOVE the fact that they make their own pasta fresh daily! The sauce is a bit plain - portions larger than they need to be and the salads are crisp & fresh. Always see folks we know there - so that speaks well for this restaurant - there's always a crowd on both sides too!
Classic Italian American cuisine. Huge menu and homemade pasta. Friendly service and lots of regulars. Fun to sit at the bar.
Vegetables not very fresh served as side.
Visited Bruno’s for the first time on Friday the 22nd of September. Taylor took great care and was very consistent. Food was excellent, will return!
A great "locals" restaurant and bar. There's a reason it is always busy. Solid food and great service.
Excellent! The food is authentic and delicious. We can not wait to go back!
Delicious Italian food & great service!
Love the food and service great atmosphere too.
Great food along with very attentive and friendly staff. Will definitely go back
Love Bruno's! On the rare chance Hubby and I get a date night together we always go to Bruno's! The veal saltimbocca is to die for!
Delicious food and great service. Decent selection of beers.
Excellent Italian food. The vegetable lasagna was amazing. They also have a variety of standard American choices.
Very very good food
Absolutely Fabulous! Jade our waitress served us a great experience with out of this world dinners! Gotta try this landmark!
The atmosphere is great and so is the food, had raviolis with meatball and Italian sausage, delicious! The staff was outstanding!
Wow! Went to dinner here for first time ever tonight. Sooo impressed. The food was incredibly delicious. You can tell everything was made from scratch as nothing lacked in flavor. The fried mozzarella and calamari were our starters, both cooked to perfection! My family and I all tried a different entree, each one was incredible! Desserts and cappuccino were amazing. Service was friendly, prompt, and on point. Atmosphere was great, loved the open style kitchen. We will definitely be back!!
Good food. Wait staff are awesome. This is our go to place for a "I don't want to cook" night.
Great food and service. Very friendly staff and management. Can't wait to go back.
The service here is excellent! Food was even better. I recommend the chocolate mousse if you save room for dessert. Or even a cannoli.
If you miss thanksgiving try there turkey sandwich !!
The food was quite good, and the service started off great. We got there before the dinner rush and ordered drinks and appetizers but the server didn't come back to get our order until asked... Well after our appetizers were gone which ended up putting us behind schedule for our next stop. Overall - good, though. We will go back.
A Portland Classic! Bruno's has been a staple for Italian Food! Hadn't been in years, so it seemed to be a perfect choice after a Bob Marley show. 9pm on a Wednesday night and the owners were on site as always. We were seated immediately and our server was right there. We ordered drinks and some Fried Calamari and Mozzarella Pomodoro for appetizers to share. The apps came out very quickly but our server was wanting us to order our entrees immediately. We accommodated and ordered dinner, but asked him not to fire them too quickly . Our salads were out in minutes, I asked him again to slow it down. The homemade dressings we chose (Blue Cheese and Poppy Seed) were wonderful. Unfortunately we only had 2 bites before our dinner was at the table. So we skipped eating our apps. We had a few bites of salad and then jumped into our dinners: Ravioli Verde and Chicken Marsala. The in-house made ravioli with a super silky ricotta filling and perfect sage butter was amazing. I wanted to hold each piece on my tongue just to celebrate the flavor. The Chicken Marasala was so tender and piled high with mushrooms and just the right amount of sauce. But just as we started enjoying our meals, we already had take out boxes on the table. Our server was definitely in a hurry .... we finished our entrees, boxed up our apps and I quickly asked for 2 cannolis to go. The check was on the table so fast that we were uncomfortable, so we took our boxes and left. THAT IS WHEN THE LIGHTBULB WENT OFF..... our server should have told us that the kitchen closes at 9:30 Had we known, we would have just had a drink and an app. The food is AMAZING but I dislike being hurried.
This a great place to bring someone on a date. The cusine is top of the line. Although they may appear a bit slow, I believe it is because they cook the food everytime it is ordered rather than having it prepared. The fried mozzerella is to die for. The chicken piccata is also amazing. The meatballs are soft and flavorful. The prices are fair considering the quality and amount of food.
The food is excellent, very friendly staff.
The food here is really good we had some dinner with friends on the bar side. The staff was really friendly and super awesome. The atmosphere was nice and the place was clean the food was good and great drinks too
This place has totally awesome food. Very comfortable tables and the staff make you feel right at home. Prices are very fair. One of the best places in Portland.
Great service and food!!
First time visit in group of four. Thought all was excellent except for what I felt was a small portion for me personally. The service was super with both the hostess and owner backing up our fabulas and quite busy waitress, Diane.
Great food great service
Solid Italian American menu.Good service and prices.
We've never had a bad meal here.
Still one of Portlands best
Great food and service. OUT of this world deserts, not to be missed. All around wonderful place to dine.
Both the bar and restaurant offer great service and atmosphere for whatever you're looking for. Quiet on the restaurant side and fun and upbeat on the bar side. Food is excellent, tons of beer options.
I expected to be full from a $20 plate of Asparagus Raviolis but there were only a few raviolis in a shallow dish of sauce. The sauce was delicious but the ravioli's edges were chewy almost like they had been frozen and thawed.
Bruno's is absolutely fabulous for Italian American Cuisine. Everything from Ricotta cheese stuffed shells to Pasta Primavera, Bruno's has it all. There is a full wine list to complement every dish perfectly, and the perfect cocktail for any palette. You may find something in the Old Port that's as good as Bruno's, but you certainly won't find better.
Was here for my 35th high school reunion. They did A FANTASTIC job! Friendly, with great food and drink.
Food and service was excellent! Loved our server Sarah.
Was in the function room. Very bright easy access. Very good buffet style food for a event. Good bar.
Last night we went to Bruno's for the first time and it was amazing! 5+stars. The staff were very professional and courteous. The food was delicious and fair priced. Very clean restrooms and dining area. I always base my return visits mostly by how the customer service and food is. I was thoroughly impressed with both. It means so much to be greeted by smiling faces and when they keep smiling it just makes a great experience! Thank you Bruno's! Keep up the good work!
Had a wonderful lunch yesterday. Everything was perfect. Highly recommend.
Great service, great food and nice atmosphere.
I think there amazing!! Friendly, clean, and amazing food!! The reason I didn’t give it a five start is cause the potion they give is not good for the price!! Price is to high for the little portion they give!! Other then that there amazing!!
Excellent Service staff, adequate menu, very good food and dining experience.
Great atmosphere, better host,better food! Italian food the old world style!!! Fantastic prices!
Great place for a catered party
Try the chicken parmesan sandwich for lunch! Its awesome..
Food was good and service very quick and friendly. Plenty of seating and lots of TV's for viewing sports. Option of more formal dining in otherbroom as well. Also big parking lot and easy to get to.
At least 10 visit here .always spectacular food. Friendly service.
Awesome. Gianna was a great waitress.
We had excellent service from Sarah and the food was delicious as always
Some of the best Italian food. NYC quality. Great portions. Attentive wait staff.
I don't know where to begin. The beer selection was lacking. The waitress couldn't really tell me what they had on tap and when I settled on a bottled beer, they were out of it. So I ordered a mixed drinks of which my 10 year old granddaughter could have made better. Then we ordered. The butternut squash ravioli appetizer was swimming in olive oil but the blue cheese dressing on my salad was good. We waited about 45 minutes for our entrees and by then I was so full of bud light cause I figured they couldn't screw that up that I couldn't eat. The pork shank I'd ordered was drowned in onions and peppers. My husband's fish he ate cause he was starving. We will NEVER go back there even if we got a gift to do so. Brunos, our first and LAST visit
Good lunch menu..get you in and out quickly during lunch.
Great food!!!!! My first visit and I will be back!
Much nicer inside than what you would expect from the outside. Food was good as well
Brunos perfectly blends two sides of the building. One side is upscale dining and neat tables and the other side feels like an old school gangster pub with clean leather, dim lighting, and lots of laughs. You'll love it! Remember to make reservations on busy holidays and Saturday nights!
What an unexpected gem to find in Portland! The chicken parm was amazing as well as the scallops. Drinks were flavorful and staff was nice.
Food and drinks were very good, the restaurant is busy so we felt a little rushed, other than that, highly recommended.
Food was amazing, meatballs were absolutely delicious,we shared the appetizer, I had a calzone that was the best I've ever had, but next time I'll have it with meatballs inside..mummy We were a party of 8, everything was delicious, no one had a bad word to say except for the service, unfortunately we caught our waitress at the end of her shift an she was hard to find when she was there. For some reason the service is much better on the bar side compared to the dining room side. Doesn't matter the food was good enough that we will all be going back soon.
Very pleased with the service...food... parking. Over all.
The food and atmosphere were great. I got a chance to chat with Bruno himself, and take a stroll down memory lane about the oldest India Street location. There's a lot larger menu now and they've kept everything fresh and nice. I rarely leave the peninsula oh, but this was worth the trip.
Great place to stop and get drinks and appetizers or have dinner in the dining room. Pool table and darts in the back of the bar side with plenty of tvs and a function room.
Food awesome! Service delightful.
Delicious food. I had chicken parm, my wife had linguini in clam sauce, my mom had lasagna and my dad had a 10 inch pizza. Everything was absolutely great. I would highly recomend coming here.
Great staff and food food.
Great service and food. The calzone was amazing!
Great food but the bus boy was far better than our waitress! Promote him!
Great food! Great staff! Great atmosphere!
Had a HS Class Reunion in the Function Room all went well.
The bet Italian food in the Portland!
Awesome food, awesome service, awesome atmosphere. Oh yaeh, your awesome too Bruno!!
We had my daughter's wedding reception in their banquet room and it was beautiful, the food was great. The starf did a great job!
Always a very good meal
Nice restaurant, great staff, and the best chicken masala in Portland. Friendly patrons that welcome newcomers.
Clearly a great place to hang out, watch a game and enjoy some comfort food and a beer in the tavern. The place was packed and the owner/managers were plenty visible. The food and service were a bit uneven (great salad and sides, underwhelming main), and the wait was 2x what was quoted. Go if you're not in a rush.
Excellent food, all freshly made including all the pasta. What a treat! Extensive seafood and non seafood menu. A must try.
Good food and service.
Service was excellent food was wonderful. I'd definitely go back.
Chicken parm was chicken nuggets with oddly sweet tomato sauce. Garlic bread was thouroughly burnt. Cannoli had just a dab of filling at each end and empty in the middle. Salad was iceberg lettuce core with a house vinagrette that turned out to be a cup of oil. Sat and waited for my take out order and watched employees hang out in the dining room. Likely the cook who let the garlic bread burn. Really pricey as well. Ive been eating antacids like tic tacs since eating this 4 hours ago. Used to love this place. Not sure what changed.
Steak sandwich tasted great! I wish you had an extra large!
Love the authentic homemade pasta dishes. Delicious! !
Been going to Bruno since its original location we known the owner a long time phenomenal family phenomenal food can't beat the place
Love the lounge.....friendly atmosphere.... excellent food, great staff.
Upscale feeling with Hometown good
Decor, good and drinks were all great. Haven't been there in years and was surprised how nice everything was. Huge improvement.
Great place great food got to go here
It was just ok. Went for lunch ordered the chicken parmesan, chicken was cold in the middle. Waitress never stopped back to check on us. I had ordered a beer when she dropped off the meals. She finally brought it when we were finished eating. I told her to keep it. Not impressed with the visit this time. Unfortunately after being contacted by the owner and offered a gift card, there has been no follow up with it. I guess that spells it out.
Bruno's Italian restaurant is the best food I have had and you do not go hungry. My experience with all the waiters restaurants off staff are very friendly and helpful. You will also find that in the lounge you that is a lot of people of different ages everything is nice and clean. The service is excellent I would recommend them for the first ones to go eat dinner with one of your loved ones. The rush plenty of parking easy to get to. I go to Bruno's often and we'll still go I think they are the best
Great food great people. Thank you for your Service
Servers were nice, but not as attentive as I would have liked. Food was pretty good.
The crabmeat stuffed mushrooms were bland. The stuffing had no flavor and it was the same for the baked stuffed shrimp. The time between the salad and the entree was unbelievably long. At no time did anyone acknowledge the wait time or offer an explanation. I would seriously need to think twice before returning.
Great broiled scallops. All entrees at my table looked very good. Service was friendly and efficient. Salad was only meh.
I love this place. Amazing pasta and friendly servers. Bruno's Cosmo is to die for.
They accommodated our group of 20 easily! We booked a family Christmas get-together for earlier in the evening. The staff was wonderful for our family and they did a great job! The food was wonderful. I would recommend anyone looking for a place to get together with a larger group to consider Bruno's.
My first time here. The food and service was amazing. I can't wait to go back and try something g different. There cheesecake was to die for.
Wonderful, fresh pasta - the special was out of this world. Was transported by the flavors to another dimension. High compliments to the chef! Thank you, Bruno's
Great, inexpensive, large portion meals for the entire family.
Nice place and good food
Excellent in all aspects of dining
Food and service were decent.
Very overpriced for the food I got. The room was loud, the server was distracted and didn't refill our drinks. If I'm paying that much for food, I expect a higher quality. Also, very very few healthier, lighter options on the menu. If you're looking for light fare, this is not the restaurant for you.
We was there last night I had chicken and broccoli alfredo had 4 small pieces of chicken. My husband got lobster scampi which was burnt. The owner came to the table insisting to remake my husband dish. Which we said no but he insisted the second was better but by the time it came out everyone at the table was finished eating. I will never go back there
Great Italian food. I really enjoyed the pasta with vodka sauce. Great beer selection. Wished I had tried it sooner.
Excellent food and friendly staff. Can be a hard time to get a table during their busy nights on Friday and Saturday
Service was good. Food was delicious and plenty of it. Atmosphere could be more Italian.
Best food I ate in Maine the whole week I was here!! I had the chicken marsala and it absolutely did not disappoint. Jade was such a great server and on point with recommendations with an awesome personality! Loved the atmosphere, accents, and location! Thanks for a great experience!
Bruno's is delicious, consistent, friendly, and not too hard on the wallet. The food is excellent, traditional Italian. The space is friendly and comfortable. The staff is attentive and fast. Bruno's is go to comfort food. You can spend a lot more in Portland for a smaller plates and worse service but why would you? Try the stuffed mushrooms. So good.
Beautiful meal! So delicious. The chef came out and asked us how we liked our meal
Great food, excellent service. Recommend the linguine with white clam sauce.
We had a function for about 50 people and Bruno's and their staff was excellent! Food was great, staff was very efficient while being discreet. I couldn't have had a better venue! I would recommend it to everyone.