Reviews of Bruno's Little Italy (Restaurant)

310 Main St #101, Little Rock, AR 72201

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Barbara July

Wonderful authentic food . Enjoyed everything about our date.

joanna sain

Good Italian fare. The bread and water guy was in point. He was right there. Food was great! Meatballs were amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Not too fancy to bring kids. They enjoyed the kids menu.

Jinjer Jamesgreen

Great food and service.

Benita L

Great food and atmosphere.

Alycia Bradley

The food is the best I have ever tasted! The waiter, Gianni, and waitress, Chanda, that we had on both of our visits were very attentive and extremely friendly!

Matt Metz

Good food and very friendly staff

Thor Rooks

It was amazing! We have ravioli, mushroom butter crisps, alfredo, spaghetti butter garlic and you have to eat cheese cake. I can’t express how awesome the food was. Even the bread was great. Service was on point and very timely. Down side is no reservations but it adds to the atmosphere. You can check in and go have a few drinks and they will text you when your table is ready. Food is worth the wait!

Frances Powell

I give Bruno’s 5 stars for its great service, great food and great atmosphere! We were welcomed as soon as we entered and taken to a table in a short amount of time. We were greeted by two staff members before our waitress came to the table. Our order was taken and brought out as soon as it was done. These three staff members took care of us during the whole meal. The food was fantastic!

James Briesmeister

Fabulous restaurant and wonderful people! I am looking forward to our next visit.

Ingrid L. Carrascal

I went there for Valentine's day and they had an special plate that cost me $25 dollars. I wanted to try it since it was the special of the night and the waiters made it sound really good. The dish supposed to have shrimps, crab in some kind of lobster sauce, well..I ended having a few shrimps ( 6, to be more exact) in a cheese sauce, not crab at all, with just a slightly lobster flavor in it, "if that even was lobster". When I asked about the crab the waiters just told me that it got dissolved on the sauce. Worst dish ever!

Marion Clewett

My salad wasn't included in the meal. I asked for meat sauce, and it was very small you couldn't even taste it...I have had better

Stephani Nichols

Fantastic food! Lots to choose from.

Bev Hargraves

Service and ambiance were wonderful. I had a chicken dish that was very tasty, but the chicken was about 10 minutes overcooked. Looking forward to going back.

Nikki Ackerman

Good food! Nice atmosphere. A bit pricey.

David Barnd

Great setting, the owners and wait staff are very friendly and the food was most delicious!

Zette Scott

Atmosphere is wonderful. Staff is very polite and helpful. Owners are very people oriented and the food is absolutely amazingly good.

Will Flanigan

Holy cow!! An amazing Italian restaurant with a fantastic menu, very laid back atmosphere, very attentive staff all located in downtown Little Rock!! We started with fried ravioli and some cocktails, then I ordered the chicken piccata and she ordered the chicken fettuccine alfredo and we had to get a side of the meatballs to try! Everything tasted awesome! The sauce for the piccata was excellent with just the right amount of lemon to balance it out, and the homemade sauce for the alfredo was bliss!! Got dessert to go because we were stuffed but didn't want to miss out! The flourless chocolate cake was top notch!! Bottom line, get on down to Bruno's and have a meal you'll talk about for days!!

John Accardi

Saw Bruno’s on Triple D. Had lasagna, spaghetti and ravioli. All were excellent. All the staff were friendly and our drinks stay filled.

Josh Davis

Very good food. We drive from Conway just to come eat here. I love that valet parking is free.

Rachel Cornett

Hands down the best carbonara I have even had the pleasure of tasting. Others in our party had the bolognese and that was also just as delicious. The place had a very laid back but fancy vibe to it and the waits staff t-shirts were pretty funny. They stated, legalize marinara. Overall a really good time here. The staff was friendly and helpful and I found the pepper or cheese grinder that looked like an accordion was pretty clever. Try this place out if you haven't already.

Toney Green

My wife and I went downtown Little Rock to eat at Bruno's Little Italy on a Friday night in July. It was around 6:30 pm. They do have valet parking for those that can't find parking. The place was packed in the inside but we were the first people in line for a table. We choose outdoor patio seating. The atmosphere in the inside reminds me of a bustling Italian restaurant you see on television. People moving really fast to go get orders or to place orders. People seated at their tables laughing and having a great time. The authentic Italian smell of Pizza or tomato sauce fills the air. We were promptly seated outside. they do have Italian music playing on the inside and outside which gives it even more authenticity. My wife ordered an appetizer tray that was full of prosciutto, pepperoncini peppers, olives, many different cheeses, and sun-dried tomatoes. I opted for the chicken cacciatore. It did take a little to get the food probably around 30 to 40 minutes but it was well worth the wait. I highly recommend this as a place to be with family and friends and eat really good Italian food we will be back.

Matthew Judd

Disappointingly slow. Good Italian food but slow to delivery.

evan barre

Hands down, best Italian food in Central Arkansas. I had the around the world pizza and it was amazing. Anchovies were salty and oily and delicious. We also had the mushroom butter crisp and it may have been the best stuffed mushrooms I've ever eaten. For pasta, the half ravioli and half spaghetti is great to give you a variety of their pasta, but I do recommend meat over marinara sauce (just my personal preference, but based on how delicious their meat sauce was I'm sure the marinara is equally amazing). Wine list is great, variety of reds and a smaller variety of whites (though let's be honest, you really need a red with tomato based dishes). The cannoli were sweet and decadent, without being overly rich or heavy. I also got an order of their lasagna to go (mainly because guy fieri so whole heartedly recommended it) that I am eagerly looking forward to later this week for lunch. Overall, I cannot recommend this place enough. We've found our new favorite Italian restaurant for sure!

Gary Childers

Another wonderful evening at Bruno’s. We beat the crowd by a 1/2 hour, was nice to see the place slowly fill. Good crowd for a rainy Wednesday evening but I digress, the food!! I enjoyed the Lasagna Imbotito, my date the Chicken Picatta, but the atmosphere of this little jewel lingers. Oh, the valet parking makes it easy to get in and out.

John Morgan

Great service, quality Italian!

Sheryl S

Exacellnt food! Good atmosphere....best Italuan in a long time....living in AZ we don't get this really stuff.

Belinda Cole

A family owned authentic Italian restaurant... Homemade pasta which was heavenly! Friendly knowledgeable staff... Our staff was the grandson of one of the original brothers who started the restaurant. How awesome is that!!

Ken Bainton

Excellent food and great service... I'm a first time visitor and I'll be back.

Fate Clips

Quality ingredients and care won't be found at elsewhere. Price point is similar but is so much better here.

Brandi Jordan

Food was delicious, service was good and atmosphere was very pleasant will definitely be returning very soon

Kyle Whitman

Great service, Amazing food, and an awesome atmosphere, they make you feel like family. I would recommend getting the toasted Ravioli

Darryl Bowman

Excellent food, great service reasonable prices.

Helen L. Robinson

Nice location to meet with family. I had a brother come into town and he asked me to go. EXCELLENT SERVICE.

Julia Lugon

Just do yourself a favor and eat there. Amazing!

Bryan Mcgee

Really good food, good service. Decent selection of vegetarian options.

Alycia Bradley

The food is the best I have ever tasted! The waiter, Gianni, and waitress, Chanda, that we had on both of our visits were very attentive and extremely friendly!

Thor Rooks

It was amazing! We have ravioli, mushroom butter crisps, alfredo, spaghetti butter garlic and you have to eat cheese cake. I can’t express how awesome the food was. Even the bread was great. Service was on point and very timely. Down side is no reservations but it adds to the atmosphere. You can check in and go have a few drinks and they will text you when your table is ready. Food is worth the wait!

Frances Powell

I give Bruno’s 5 stars for its great service, great food and great atmosphere! We were welcomed as soon as we entered and taken to a table in a short amount of time. We were greeted by two staff members before our waitress came to the table. Our order was taken and brought out as soon as it was done. These three staff members took care of us during the whole meal. The food was fantastic!

James Briesmeister

Fabulous restaurant and wonderful people! I am looking forward to our next visit.

Randi Evans

Most authentic Italian food anywhere!

Marion Clewett

My salad wasn't included in the meal. I asked for meat sauce, and it was very small you couldn't even taste it...I have had better

Stephani Nichols

Fantastic food! Lots to choose from.

Nikki Ackerman

Good food! Nice atmosphere. A bit pricey.

David Barnd

Great setting, the owners and wait staff are very friendly and the food was most delicious!

Rachel Cornett

Hands down the best carbonara I have even had the pleasure of tasting. Others in our party had the bolognese and that was also just as delicious. The place had a very laid back but fancy vibe to it and the waits staff t-shirts were pretty funny. They stated, legalize marinara. Overall a really good time here. The staff was friendly and helpful and I found the pepper or cheese grinder that looked like an accordion was pretty clever. Try this place out if you haven't already.

Toney Green

My wife and I went downtown Little Rock to eat at Bruno's Little Italy on a Friday night in July. It was around 6:30 pm. They do have valet parking for those that can't find parking. The place was packed in the inside but we were the first people in line for a table. We choose outdoor patio seating. The atmosphere in the inside reminds me of a bustling Italian restaurant you see on television. People moving really fast to go get orders or to place orders. People seated at their tables laughing and having a great time. The authentic Italian smell of Pizza or tomato sauce fills the air. We were promptly seated outside. they do have Italian music playing on the inside and outside which gives it even more authenticity. My wife ordered an appetizer tray that was full of prosciutto, pepperoncini peppers, olives, many different cheeses, and sun-dried tomatoes. I opted for the chicken cacciatore. It did take a little to get the food probably around 30 to 40 minutes but it was well worth the wait. I highly recommend this as a place to be with family and friends and eat really good Italian food we will be back.

Matthew Judd

Disappointingly slow. Good Italian food but slow to delivery.

evan barre

Hands down, best Italian food in Central Arkansas. I had the around the world pizza and it was amazing. Anchovies were salty and oily and delicious. We also had the mushroom butter crisp and it may have been the best stuffed mushrooms I've ever eaten. For pasta, the half ravioli and half spaghetti is great to give you a variety of their pasta, but I do recommend meat over marinara sauce (just my personal preference, but based on how delicious their meat sauce was I'm sure the marinara is equally amazing). Wine list is great, variety of reds and a smaller variety of whites (though let's be honest, you really need a red with tomato based dishes). The cannoli were sweet and decadent, without being overly rich or heavy. I also got an order of their lasagna to go (mainly because guy fieri so whole heartedly recommended it) that I am eagerly looking forward to later this week for lunch. Overall, I cannot recommend this place enough. We've found our new favorite Italian restaurant for sure!

Belinda Cole

A family owned authentic Italian restaurant... Homemade pasta which was heavenly! Friendly knowledgeable staff... Our staff was the grandson of one of the original brothers who started the restaurant. How awesome is that!!

Brandi Jordan

Food was delicious, service was good and atmosphere was very pleasant will definitely be returning very soon

Kyle Whitman

Great service, Amazing food, and an awesome atmosphere, they make you feel like family. I would recommend getting the toasted Ravioli

Darryl Bowman

Excellent food, great service reasonable prices.

Helen L. Robinson

Nice location to meet with family. I had a brother come into town and he asked me to go. EXCELLENT SERVICE.

Julia Lugon

Just do yourself a favor and eat there. Amazing!

Chad Rasmussen

We saw it on Dinner Drive-ins and Dives. Guy didn't tell us wrong. These brothers do some great Italian food. Must go.

Angie Bowen

The BEST chicken picatta I've ever had. I compare every other restaurant to Bruno's and the others always come up short.

Raymond Selken

Had a great dinner! It was our first time here. Great variety of dishes covering all if the Italian favorites. Will be going back.

Justin Bradley

Great local place with a 60+ year history in Little Rock. Food was amazing and everyone was extremely friendly. The Bruno brothers are normally on the floor chatting with customers. I highly recommend this place.

T Golman

Attended Bruno's since 1964. Best Italian anywhere. Creamed scallops to die for. They will make you turn around and slap somebody!

Mark Gitelman

Great place, I like their food, it’s expensive restaurant, but so good.

Dan Mack

Great food, great service! Can't miss Italian

Anthony Burnett

Nice environment. The setting was really really nice the atmosphere was good I'm definitely going to come back to this place again.

Mary Moss

Come hungry. You get lots of food. Fresh bread. Lots of italian appetizers and food. Got to meet Bruno, the owner. Neat experience. Meal was about $30. Service good, food great, parking a bit limited but valet available. We sat on the outside patio and watched people walk by. It was a nice night out.

Teresa Phillips

Great atmosphere, great service, wonderful food. We really enjoyed our first visit and will return.

Wayne Owens

There are some modern Italian restaurants that offer kind of hip versions of Italian dishes -- this is kind of the opposite, very old style, with spaghetti, pizza, ravioli, etc. with salads and a decent choice of wine. It's pretty moderately priced. I was staying at the Marriott downtown, and looking for a place other than the riverfront, so gave this place a try. BTW it's an older building that is reputed to be haunted.

Becky Curtis

I give Bruno’s 5 stars for its great service, great food and great atmosphere. We were welcomed as soon as we entered and taken to a table in a short amount of time. We were greeted by two staff members before our waitress came to the table. Our order was taken and brought out as soon as it was done. These three staff members took care of us during the whole meal. The food was fantastic. We found this restaurant on trip advisor and once again hit a home run.

Melissa Chaffee

Melissa our waitress was super friendly. The warm bread was baked to perfection and the whipped butter made it almost impossible to stop eating. I had the ravioli with marinara and my husband had the cannelloni, both were delicious. So glad we stopped in.

Nita Kakes

Absolutely amazing!

Kelly Broadus

The best. Best food, best servers, best lobster bisque I have had anywhere. I travel for business and have eaten in spots from coast to coast. Happy that Bruno's is in my town. The passion comes through in the food.

Lee Richardson

Classic place that’s been in Little Rock for a good long time. You wait a little longer because everything is made to order. Toasted Ravioli (Fried) or the mushrooms are a good starter. I usually go for a Veal dish because you can’t find it much around here. The marinara is

Valerie Ritter

Food is amazing here!!!

Edgar Serrano

Nice ambiance, delicious food and very attentive service.

Tom Boskus

I’m giving this restaurant a 3 star not for the food quality (which was great) but for the service. We had to wait 30 min with two small children to get a table for starters. After being seated we had fresh bread and a drink order almost immediately delivered by someone other than our server. Our server then came and took our orders about 15 min later. She asked if we would like soup or salad with our meal. My wife and I both chose salad, which I saw a day later we were charged for at $4 per small bowl of salad. We paid $15 for ravioli and $17 for manicotti. Charging for side salads? Really?? So after we cleaned our salad bowl being so hungry and our boys getting more agitated by the minute we finally got our food about 50 minutes later. Our server never came once to check on us. It was only the guy who was running us drinks and bread. I tipped him xtra on the side as he deserved it! Food was good, but we won’t be back.

Ali M

5 Stars. Enough said, no further explanation needed. Everything was perfect.

Peter McQueeny

Wow. Not a single thing wrong with this experience. The food was stellar. Everything tasted fresh and homemade, whether it was or not. Service was stellar, atmosphere was cozy. We even came with our two-year-old, and the staff was so friendly to her, and made our visit special. I couldn't ask for anything more.

Blake Davenport

I hadn't ever been here before, always heard of it. The wife and I decided to go out, and I wanted some pizza. I can tell you this place has true Italian pizza. Lite, airy, and a slightly charred rim of crust. Sure, there are other pizza spots for big, loaded down slices, but the taste of Bruno's is simple yet elegant. It's great for a date with the patio, and has lots of options from pastas to salads, and the famous pizza. If you go, check out the history of this place and the family that owns it. They were the FIRST pizzeria in Chicago and were some of the originals to bring Pizza to the US commercially. Impeccable.

Stewart Miller

Easily the best Italian food in Little Rock.

Rebecca Bass

Great place, very good atmosphere and great food! I've been going for many years!

Jerry Ringler

Great service, great food.

LaRee Weatherman

Atmosphere was great, the food was great, the wait was a little long. We showed up unannounced and had an hour wait for a table, that wasn't a problem. Once we ordered we waited for at least 30- 40 minutes which seemed pretty long considering the meals were mainly pasta dishes. The food was good and a return visit is not out of the question. I would recommend Bruno's to anyone who likes Italian food just plan on being there a while.

Cobie Smith

That have amazing food

Jennifer Graham

We popped in for a little pasta. We were promptly greeted with warm bread and water. I ordered a prosecco and barely had to wait at all. We ordered the toasted ravioli appetizer that was featured on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. They were crispy and full of yummy cheese! Can't go wrong there. I ended up with the vegetable manicotti after a tough time deciding. Husband got the spaghetti carbonara. Both dishes were full of flavor and did not disappoint. Little Rock has very few pasta places, so I can see why this place is the place to go for pasta. It really is a taste of Italy. And no restuarant experience is good without fantastic service and we got that. Thank you Shaunda.

Rick Kozlin

Food was amazing and so was the service. Would definitely recommend anyone in the area who hasn't tried it to stop by sometime. Food came fast too! Even the complimentary bread is so damn good.

Scott Kirkley

Fantastic food and great staff!

Tom Roth

Food was fantastic. Ask for Alicia she's a fantastic server!

Fred Drews

Great pizza, friendly staff, easy curbside carryout parking.

K Hill

Such great food. Spent 3 nights in Little Rock, which means 3 nights eating dinner at Bruno's. Such great food and excellent service. We love eating at the bar with Jeff and Alisha. They go above and beyond. Can't wait for our next trip to Little Rock and Bruno's!

Susie D.

Wonderful service with fantastic food. Such a neighborhood gem downtown.

Polly Torres

So we drove to Little Rock because we saw this place on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. First, please get there well before you plan to eat--this place is small, popular and there are no reservations. You will be waiting. The food is all made at time of order--again, this will take awhile. You are offered bread at the table and it is delicious! Yes, you can ask for more while you wait. Our waitress was very sweet and our food was good--different from some that we were used to, but we enjoyed ourselves. Overall experience was very good.

SCORDERIE

Excellent authentic Italian and terrific service.

Chad Rasmussen

We saw it on Dinner Drive-ins and Dives. Guy didn't tell us wrong. These brothers do some great Italian food. Must go.

Raymond Selken

Had a great dinner! It was our first time here. Great variety of dishes covering all if the Italian favorites. Will be going back.

Justin Bradley

Great local place with a 60+ year history in Little Rock. Food was amazing and everyone was extremely friendly. The Bruno brothers are normally on the floor chatting with customers. I highly recommend this place.

T Golman

Attended Bruno's since 1964. Best Italian anywhere. Creamed scallops to die for. They will make you turn around and slap somebody!

Mike Kucala

My wife and I ate there recently and it was wonderful! Had the pizza and a few drinks, met the owner who was very nice. We will be back!

Anthony Burnett

Nice environment. The setting was really really nice the atmosphere was good I'm definitely going to come back to this place again.

Mary Moss

Come hungry. You get lots of food. Fresh bread. Lots of italian appetizers and food. Got to meet Bruno, the owner. Neat experience. Meal was about $30. Service good, food great, parking a bit limited but valet available. We sat on the outside patio and watched people walk by. It was a nice night out.

Wayne Owens

There are some modern Italian restaurants that offer kind of hip versions of Italian dishes -- this is kind of the opposite, very old style, with spaghetti, pizza, ravioli, etc. with salads and a decent choice of wine. It's pretty moderately priced. I was staying at the Marriott downtown, and looking for a place other than the riverfront, so gave this place a try. BTW it's an older building that is reputed to be haunted.

Becky Curtis

I give Bruno’s 5 stars for its great service, great food and great atmosphere. We were welcomed as soon as we entered and taken to a table in a short amount of time. We were greeted by two staff members before our waitress came to the table. Our order was taken and brought out as soon as it was done. These three staff members took care of us during the whole meal. The food was fantastic. We found this restaurant on trip advisor and once again hit a home run.

Melissa Chaffee

Melissa our waitress was super friendly. The warm bread was baked to perfection and the whipped butter made it almost impossible to stop eating. I had the ravioli with marinara and my husband had the cannelloni, both were delicious. So glad we stopped in.

Kelly Broadus

The best. Best food, best servers, best lobster bisque I have had anywhere. I travel for business and have eaten in spots from coast to coast. Happy that Bruno's is in my town. The passion comes through in the food.

Lee Richardson

Classic place that’s been in Little Rock for a good long time. You wait a little longer because everything is made to order. Toasted Ravioli (Fried) or the mushrooms are a good starter. I usually go for a Veal dish because you can’t find it much around here. The marinara is

Ali M

5 Stars. Enough said, no further explanation needed. Everything was perfect.

Peter McQueeny

Wow. Not a single thing wrong with this experience. The food was stellar. Everything tasted fresh and homemade, whether it was or not. Service was stellar, atmosphere was cozy. We even came with our two-year-old, and the staff was so friendly to her, and made our visit special. I couldn't ask for anything more.

Rebecca Bass

Great place, very good atmosphere and great food! I've been going for many years!

Tamara Granger

Best Italian food in Little Rock! The owner is spectacular!

LaRee Weatherman

Atmosphere was great, the food was great, the wait was a little long. We showed up unannounced and had an hour wait for a table, that wasn't a problem. Once we ordered we waited for at least 30- 40 minutes which seemed pretty long considering the meals were mainly pasta dishes. The food was good and a return visit is not out of the question. I would recommend Bruno's to anyone who likes Italian food just plan on being there a while.

Rick Harris

Vegetable mannicotti juicy & flavorful. Fun conversations with Bartender & another patron - on who's recomendation I ordered the cannaloni (ricotta cheese, sugar & vinalla in a thin fried filo dough roll). Sweet but not overly so.

Ryan Propst

Excellent food! Unique items... Like the chicken livers and gravy over spaghetti!

Scott Kirkley

Fantastic food and great staff!

Fred Drews

Great pizza, friendly staff, easy curbside carryout parking.

K Hill

Such great food. Spent 3 nights in Little Rock, which means 3 nights eating dinner at Bruno's. Such great food and excellent service. We love eating at the bar with Jeff and Alisha. They go above and beyond. Can't wait for our next trip to Little Rock and Bruno's!

Susie D.

Wonderful service with fantastic food. Such a neighborhood gem downtown.

Polly Torres

So we drove to Little Rock because we saw this place on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. First, please get there well before you plan to eat--this place is small, popular and there are no reservations. You will be waiting. The food is all made at time of order--again, this will take awhile. You are offered bread at the table and it is delicious! Yes, you can ask for more while you wait. Our waitress was very sweet and our food was good--different from some that we were used to, but we enjoyed ourselves. Overall experience was very good.

Ben Gilbert

Food is very delicious. Service is wonderful. Free valet parking.

Michael Lieblich

Good food, good service, nice evening. Would like to go back. Best Italian in Little Rock. Just not as good as my momma Lippi.

Santino Cozza

Great service and some of the best Italian food I've ever had. I enjoyed the family history of the establishment and the passion the staff had for working here.

jason hanson

i love coming here with friends and family. the food is always on point and the owner personally questions you on your experience. Wasnt too found of the chicken liver dish but the rest are amazing!

Chris Fowler

One of my favorite places to eat in Little Rock. Awesome friendly service and delicious food

Benjamin Pritchard

Excellent Service! Absolutely love this place.

Chris Ebert

Amazing service and food.

Moyosoore Kemi-Rotimi

Great service; excellent staff!

Jim Riley

Great food. Had to wait a bit but well worth it.

Zachary Lewis

We have had multiple wonderful dinners here. Staff is always attentive. Food is quick and delicious. Sometimes the wait is around an hour but lots of near places to grab a drink. We will continue to come back.

Amanda Page

Our family has been patrons of the Bruno family Little Italy restaurant since as far back as the original one on 65th street in LR. I remember the smell and sights of the Brunos restaurant in Sturbridge area off of Rodney Parham. Now, they are back as how they began...original and traditional. Always loved this restaurant and always will. The Bruno brothers were there Wednesday night talking with tables and even seranading birthday groups. It's a great location in the heart of downtown, revitalized Main St. I also walk to Brunos for amazing lunch specials on the week days from my office. This is a piece of AR history you guys, ya gotta go. I tried the Chicken Vincenzo this week. I've lived off of just OG spaghetti for so long. It was unbelievably good. A beautiful northern Italian type culinary dish with tarragon. So delicious, hate I waited this long to try it. Fthe most friendly and accommodating waitstaff. There is a valet service. We had a table of 7 and were seated in about 20 minutes. I'm sure Friday nights would be a bit longer.

Lou Graham

The marinara sauce is amazing. The pizza recipe one of America's original. The eggplant parmesan is a favorite.Google the story about Bruno's pizza.A Little Rock original. My absolute favorite Italian restaurant, ranks with the best anywhere I've been, including Italy! And Gio Bruno can be seen wandering from table to table thanking guests.

James Bond

Hands down the best Italian restaurant in Arkansas. My parents took me there when I was a child. It is just as incredible today! Trust me and get the cheese pizza as an appetizer. The best cheese pizza you will have in your life. I really like the veal Scallopini. Bruno’s is the best in the business. 11/10!

Adrian bass

One of the best Italian, been around a long time. Service usually excellent.

Christina Broadus

The absolute best meal I have ever had! Great staff mindful and attentive but not intrusive. Fabulous Lobster Bisque (I hope they make a permanent menu item), Clams & Seafood Linguini. Love love loved it! I highly recommend. A must have dining experience.

Richard A

It was very good, nice dinner

Cody Mayes

Best dish I’ve ever had

Kathryn Anderson

An Italian gem in Little Rock, this eatery is delicious Italian fare. I ordered the Lasagna, as Guy Fierri did when he dined here, and it did not disappoint. The staff, service, food and wine were all very good. Overall a very enjoyable dinner.

Marilyn Pearce

Date night last night and had the best experience!

Kaye Lynn Tankersley

Wonderful atmosphere reminds me of NYC ! Great patio, easy parking, excellent and authentic Italian food! Consistently wonderful! Favorite dish is the Vincienzo-but ask for shrimp instead of chicken-although it isn’t on the menu!

steven clark

Great, authentic Italian food in Little Rock, Arkansas! Yes, believe it! The pasta dishes were excellent, bread was incredible, service was great, family owners even spoke with us.

Stephen Brayton

Pretty good food. Wantto try their pasta

Amos Moses

The service was outstanding! The level of attention the staff provides is top notch. The food was perfect. In our party of four, everyone was perfectly happy with their dinner and dessert was great as well.

Alycia Wright

Feels and tastes like a little bit of Italy..Excellent dining experience.

Raymond Molden

Toasted ravioli is great and the pepperoni pizza is some of the best.

Kara Pepp

Great food, fast service

Bailey Schimmel

I cannot convey how incredible Bruno’s is! The food is amazing, but more than anything, you feel like part of their family from the time you come in until the time you leave. The owner and many of the waiters and waitresses know you by name. Their service and food is unmatched. This restaurant is a treasure.

Harry Wood

My colleagues and I were in the mood for Italian. We decided to try this place based on the high reviews. I suggest getting there early or calling ahead to make reservations, especially if you are a group of 4 or more. Otherwise you will be waiting. Again, lots of glass so plenty of natural light. Was too humid to sit outside. Complimentary hot bread served My colleagues ordered lasagna and calzone, while I ordered veal. We did have to wait a bit for the order but they said meals are made as it is ordered. Worth the wait! Everything was delicious. I did find myself thinking mine needed a bit more sauce. Highly recommend this place!

Charlie Lindas

My husband and I try to make it to Bruno's at least once a week, we absolutely love it. Best Italian food in Little Rock. Atmosphere is relaxing and enjoyable. I really love the endless fresh warm bread. My favorite night out!!! Everyone is so friendly and know their guest's favorites.

Ole Tommyboy

Best Italian food...period! Great service as well. A downtown absolute must!!!!!

Joy Fealy-Kalar

Great Italian food!!

Kerry Wilson

I am so glad we decided to try this place. The food was probably the best Italian I've had in several years. The wait staff was super friendly, very attentive, and very knowledgeable about the menu. I don't even live in town, and I'm planning a road trip just so I can go back.

bud boman

I walked in and everyone was friendly. The food was some of the best I've ever had. I absolutely loved it.

William Chitwood

Best Italian food in Central Arkansas. Great service and the desserts are all homemade and taste so good. Can't wait to return. Also, original pizza from the original Bruno's. The kids continue their heritage.

Bree Butler

Great food and great service! Highly suggest!!

Robert Ellis

Our favorite italian restaurant! I always get the chicken parm and am never disappointed. Also, if you've never had a cheesecake made with ricotta, you have to try theirs! It is phenomenal.

Drew Cassinelli

I had the lunch special. Bowtie pasta with sausage in a pink sauce. I found it very tasty, adequate portion and priced right. The pasta was not overcooked and the sauce was perfectly seasoned.

Ann-Marie LeBlanc

AUTHENTIC ITALIAN CUISINE. Large menu of Italian classics and specialties. Fresh, hot bread served with your meal. Delectable Italian desserts that very few restaurants make, such as Zabaglione or Cassata. A most memorable meal on Main Street. Valet parking available.

Charlie Pepping

Everything was amazing.

Marcel Mary

I visited on a Thursday night after the main Rush had gone. I sat at the bar and the bartender was courteous and prompt. I ordered the spaghetti and meatballs, a classic, and it did not disappoint. The sauce was zesty, the meatball cooked perfectly with just the right hint of heat. I would give it 5 stars but the cannoli for dessert wasn't as impressive as I had hoped.

Bryan Strickland

Great food! Superb service!

Jim Mobley

Excellent spaghetti and atmosphere. Our waitress was outstanding. The owner visited our table three times to ask us about our food and service.

It’s Ebby K

Atmosphere is incredible, food stellar, service out of this world!!! I love this place and the people who make it what it is!! Seafood fettuccine is always my fave...and the cheesecake is like a fluffy cloud of goodness. Thanks Bruno's for being so amazing!

Jim Riley

Great food. Had to wait a bit but well worth it.

Zachary Lewis

We have had multiple wonderful dinners here. Staff is always attentive. Food is quick and delicious. Sometimes the wait is around an hour but lots of near places to grab a drink. We will continue to come back.

Christina Broadus

The absolute best meal I have ever had! Great staff mindful and attentive but not intrusive. Fabulous Lobster Bisque (I hope they make a permanent menu item), Clams & Seafood Linguini. Love love loved it! I highly recommend. A must have dining experience.

AJ Garcia

We only went for dessert, but boy did the entrees look delicious. They were full, but allowed us to sit at the bar since we were just ordering dessert. The bar staff was attentive and extremely nice. We ordered coffee and cannolis and both were great. The coffee had a really nice light sweet flavor to it. Food was brought quickly and coffee refills were plentiful. We hope to make it back to try the toasted ravioli and some pasta the next time we're in town. Oh , and the prices were reasonable when compared to other downtown restaurants.

Kathryn Anderson

An Italian gem in Little Rock, this eatery is delicious Italian fare. I ordered the Lasagna, as Guy Fierri did when he dined here, and it did not disappoint. The staff, service, food and wine were all very good. Overall a very enjoyable dinner.

Kaye Lynn Tankersley

Wonderful atmosphere reminds me of NYC ! Great patio, easy parking, excellent and authentic Italian food! Consistently wonderful! Favorite dish is the Vincienzo-but ask for shrimp instead of chicken-although it isn’t on the menu!

Amos Moses

The service was outstanding! The level of attention the staff provides is top notch. The food was perfect. In our party of four, everyone was perfectly happy with their dinner and dessert was great as well.

Bailey Schimmel

I cannot convey how incredible Bruno’s is! The food is amazing, but more than anything, you feel like part of their family from the time you come in until the time you leave. The owner and many of the waiters and waitresses know you by name. Their service and food is unmatched. This restaurant is a treasure.

Harry Wood

My colleagues and I were in the mood for Italian. We decided to try this place based on the high reviews. I suggest getting there early or calling ahead to make reservations, especially if you are a group of 4 or more. Otherwise you will be waiting. Again, lots of glass so plenty of natural light. Was too humid to sit outside. Complimentary hot bread served My colleagues ordered lasagna and calzone, while I ordered veal. We did have to wait a bit for the order but they said meals are made as it is ordered. Worth the wait! Everything was delicious. I did find myself thinking mine needed a bit more sauce. Highly recommend this place!

Kerry Wilson

I am so glad we decided to try this place. The food was probably the best Italian I've had in several years. The wait staff was super friendly, very attentive, and very knowledgeable about the menu. I don't even live in town, and I'm planning a road trip just so I can go back.

bud boman

I walked in and everyone was friendly. The food was some of the best I've ever had. I absolutely loved it.

It’s Ebby K

Atmosphere is incredible, food stellar, service out of this world!!! I love this place and the people who make it what it is!! Seafood fettuccine is always my fave...and the cheesecake is like a fluffy cloud of goodness. Thanks Bruno's for being so amazing!

Andrew Shen

Went on a Saturday night at 7ish. For a table of 2 it was about an hour wait, but we planned for that and put our name down and went across the street to a bar and had a drink. When we got seated, service was great, fun atmosphere. We shared toasted ravioli and mozzarella with procuitto for apps. Both dishes were well prepared, but nothing really special. For mains we had the manicotti nel forno and the saltimbocca. The manicotti was really great. The saltimbocca was good, served with pasta and a really good red sauce, but a little pricey (26). All in all a fun time with pretty good Italian food, will come back for sure.

Robert Anthony

Family of 5, had dinner, was very good. I had the cannelloni, spot on, and the rest of the family love what they had as well. Enjoyed everything and the wait staff was great! My colleague and I tried this restaurant on a whim and it was a great surprise. The food is made fresh and the flavors are fantastic. I could eat the red sauce by itself. this place is a little pricey but totally worth it, we will definitely be back. best pasta in little rock

David Seuberling

Okay food, spotty service. Don't enjoy restaurants promoting agendas. Ridiculous liquor tax in AR....33%

Lacey Chance

I do not have enough good things to say about this place. The food and ambiance were phenomenal and one of the Bruno brothers was gracious enough to personally greet us and ensure our experience was next to perfection. Will definitively be a go to spot when we return to LR. A beautiful gem with delectable food that lacks words to describe the impeccable service and divine taste.

Alexis Seibert

We had a wonderful date on Friday night. We surprisingly didn't have to even wait for a table! Our waitress was wonderful and attentive. We started with the toasted ravioli (definitely need to try this!) and I enjoyed the chicken marsala while my boyfriend tried a classic pepporoni calzone. When I say this calzone was big, it was MASSIVE!! Loved every bite of it too! The ricotta cheese inside was unlike any ricotta I've ever had. And the marsala was savory and exactly what I was craving. Bruno's has been a long time favorite of mine and that's not changing anytime soon.

Kendrick Raino

The wait staff were very courteous and attentive... when they had the time. It was fairly busy and I think they could have benefited from having more of their excellent staff. The food was delicious and my sister is a bit picky but they accommodated her excellently! Seriously, the service alone will keep me a regular there, DEFINITELY worth the visit!

Sharon C

Good food and good service.

Alyssa Calder

Excellent food, intimate setting, great staff.

Mercedes King

Had the Fettuccini Alfredo no meat topped with roma tomatoes and tomato bisque soup and whooooooooo so good ... no wonder the line wraps outside the door when the resturant first opens.

Blake Roussel

I have to say that this place was a last minute substitution for dinner. We wanted to try the "best Italian restaurant in Little Rock". I must say it didn't disappoint. As soon as you walk in you get hit with that wonderful Italian kitchen smell! Fresh warm garlic bread was excellent. In fact I ate to much I couldn't put a dent in my dinner. Cesar salad was ok... croutons were charred and really affected the taste I had in my mouth. The steamed clams are an absolute must! In fact so I don't waste any of the clams next time I will forgo the salad prior to the clams. I had the spaghetti carbonara with Italian sausage it was excellent. My wife has the seafood fettuccine and it was amazing also. Overall the service was good, the food was great. Definitely a must stop if you looking for Italian food in downtown area.

Jenna Fitzpatrick

The food was absolutely spectacular, the atmosphere was very inviting, the service was amazing and the staff and people around were very nice and friendly. Would definitely recommend if you want to have some wonderful italian food at a family owned restaurant in a pretty area. Definitely coming back!!

Stacey Brown

The atmosphere and location was great, the food was great and the staff and service was outstanding. Will definitely be back.

James Neas

We ate here on a busy Saturday night even so the wait for a table was not bad. The staff was all very friendly and attentive. And the food, OMG. the four of us each had a different dish and everyone expressed extreme satisfaction with the meal. I had the lasagna and just loved it. This is definitely my favorite place for Italian food in Little Rock. The only downside, it is not inexpensive$150 for the four of us. But I would highly recommend it.

Tony Runions

Excellent place to dine. Never disappoints. You may have to wait, but worth every minute.

Matt Gardner

More bark than bite. Good for impressing with cosmopolitan vibes

Will Fuller

Wonderful food and great service as always. Been coming here for years and will continue. Thanks guys!

Torben Møller

Nice service and food.

beth satterfield

Ask for Katie...order meatballs...sit back and enjoy a cool atmosphere with good music food and drink. If your lucky Vince Bruno will stop by your table and see how things were. This place is the first and last name of Italian food in Little Rock!!! A true institution!!!

William Law

Service and atmosphere are great, but the food is bland

Victoria Stamper

Very home like feel, despite the fact that it stays quite busy. Another one of our Diners, Drive-ins and Dives stop. We were not disappointed. They have a wide variety of wines to choose from, which I personally enjoyed. Family night, or night out on the town with friends, this place facilitates both companies.

james calvin

Probably the best Italian in little rock

Vikas Reddy

A bit pricy but totally worth it!! Great food, great hospitality from the staff.. would visit again

Alicia Garza Winstead

The food was amazingly delicious. The Italian margarita was on point. Staff was friendly and so accommodating. We were sat quickly . We will definitely be back !!

Deana Olson

Authentic, freshly cooked and delicious Italian food. Including a small salad would make it more enjoyable.

S. Tyler Hendrix

We had a GREAT time here. Our server was sweet and patient and happy to provide us with glasses for the wine we brought in. Apps, entrees, and dessert were delicious. The downtown vibe of Bruno's paired with the family atmosphere makes for a great Saturday evening. Don't mind the wait at all because you can sneak down the block for a cocktail while they get your table ready. The veal limone is tangy and savory and tastes very old world. And they have Johnny Walker Black.

Stephanie Scrymgeour

Fabulous food, beautiful decor and ambience. They open at 5 and don't take reservations so get there early or be prepared to wait. Lasagna was perfect, sauce was heavenly. Wonderful chewy fresh bread and butter on the table as soon as you sit down.

Tim Brian

Great food, service, and location downtown. Family owned and operated and this is obvious by the care and enthusiasm they show in caring for their patron's needs. Sometimes a short wait for a table, but well worth it.

Dana Seago-Volkmar

75 year old Italian staple of Little Rock. Full of delicious food and awesome history.

Mike Davenport

Authentic as it gets. Excellent!

kaylee talley

Best food ever!!!! Wonderful service and super friendly staff

nick phillips

Easily some of the best service that I have ever received at a restuarant. The staff takes a teamwork approach and makes sure you have everything you need. Nice and quiet with good food. I really like the pizza and get it every time.

Keith Cremeens

Food and atmosphere were both good. The guy bringing wayer was very attentive. I had Lobster Bisque which was amazing. I Reccomend this place for sure.

Marilyn Campbell

Food was delicious. We loved the lasagna and veal. Great selection for drinks as well. Service was some of the best we have ever experienced!

Bobbie Pennington

Delicious! Wait time was pretty long, but worth it!

Jennifer Rhoads

I really wanted to like this restaurant because I love Italian food. However, their food was sub par at best. 1st: how can they say they're an authentic Italian restaurant and NOT have brushetta on the menu?? 2nd: the marinara sauce was barely a step above the kind served with breadsticks at Domino's. 3rd: the house salad was DROWNING in vinegar and oil--to the point of being soggy. We sat outside on the nice, big patio and thought we'd picked the best place to sit (as the inside of the restaurant was packed and very loud). Until the flies began to visit. First it was just 1 fly--annoying but forgivable. But as we waited (for an unusually long time) for our entrees, the flies grew from 1 to 5 and the problem went from annoying to disgusting. Maybe a citronella candle on each table could improve this problem? Finally, the service was pretty bad. I've had more attentive servers at Waffle House. The two guys that brought us water and bread were more attentive than our actual server. So why did I give this place 2 stars and not 1? Two reasons: The bread and the location. The location is really easy to get to and in a nice, busy-ish area that makes it feel like you're dining in a bigger city. It's located between two other restaurants and a large bar is across the street so there's some good people watching if you sit on the patio. Plus, Ballet Arkansas and The Rep are very near by which makes it easy to do dinner and a show. But the real star at Bruno's is the bread. It is AMAZING. It's so fresh that it's HOT (not just warm) and they repeatedly bring out new loaves--which are perfectly crusty on the outside and soft and doughy inside. It's perfect. I wish I would've filled up on the bread because, sadly, everything after that was downhill.

Allison Burroughs

Great wine selection, authentic Italian food, and knowledgeable waitresses. I love when the owner of the establishment comes by and asks how you're doing and that's exactly what goes on here. Absolutely fantastic. Highly recommend.

Dwayne Tucker

Great food. Good service.

matthew quiroz

Stopped in here for dinner on our way to nc. Great atmosphere and equally great food. Would definitely come back. Free valet parking as well

Mike Mac Kinder

Great food, great staff, great owners! The best Italian food outside NY.!!!

Freddie Morgan

The wife and I, enjoyed dinner at Bruno's Little Italy. On a rainy night, the meal was Great!! The customer service 5

Benjamin Perkins

We had a sit at the bar. The bartenders were very attentive. We enjoyed

Jamey Wilhite

Wonderful food and great atmosphere! Definitely lived up to its reputation. Our waiter was top notch! I highly recommend this place.

HapE2Give .

Friendly service and great pasta. Upscale Italian with an old world Italian family flair. Decent wine list. Both indoor and patio dining, weather permitting.

Brett Grossenburg

Great food and a good place for a large group!!

Laura Miller

The atmosphere is great, the service is wonderful and the food is awesome!

Robert Anthony

Family of 5, had dinner, was very good. I had the cannelloni, spot on, and the rest of the family love what they had as well. Enjoyed everything and the wait staff was great! My colleague and I tried this restaurant on a whim and it was a great surprise. The food is made fresh and the flavors are fantastic. I could eat the red sauce by itself. this place is a little pricey but totally worth it, we will definitely be back. best pasta in little rock

David Seuberling

Okay food, spotty service. Don't enjoy restaurants promoting agendas. Ridiculous liquor tax in AR....33%

Lacey Chance

I do not have enough good things to say about this place. The food and ambiance were phenomenal and one of the Bruno brothers was gracious enough to personally greet us and ensure our experience was next to perfection. Will definitively be a go to spot when we return to LR. A beautiful gem with delectable food that lacks words to describe the impeccable service and divine taste.

Alexis Seibert

We had a wonderful date on Friday night. We surprisingly didn't have to even wait for a table! Our waitress was wonderful and attentive. We started with the toasted ravioli (definitely need to try this!) and I enjoyed the chicken marsala while my boyfriend tried a classic pepporoni calzone. When I say this calzone was big, it was MASSIVE!! Loved every bite of it too! The ricotta cheese inside was unlike any ricotta I've ever had. And the marsala was savory and exactly what I was craving. Bruno's has been a long time favorite of mine and that's not changing anytime soon.

Jenna Fitzpatrick

The food was absolutely spectacular, the atmosphere was very inviting, the service was amazing and the staff and people around were very nice and friendly. Would definitely recommend if you want to have some wonderful italian food at a family owned restaurant in a pretty area. Definitely coming back!!

Stacey Brown

The atmosphere and location was great, the food was great and the staff and service was outstanding. Will definitely be back.

Tony Runions

Excellent place to dine. Never disappoints. You may have to wait, but worth every minute.

Victoria Stamper

Very home like feel, despite the fact that it stays quite busy. Another one of our Diners, Drive-ins and Dives stop. We were not disappointed. They have a wide variety of wines to choose from, which I personally enjoyed. Family night, or night out on the town with friends, this place facilitates both companies.

Alicia Garza Winstead

The food was amazingly delicious. The Italian margarita was on point. Staff was friendly and so accommodating. We were sat quickly . We will definitely be back !!

Deana Olson

Authentic, freshly cooked and delicious Italian food. Including a small salad would make it more enjoyable.

S. Tyler Hendrix

We had a GREAT time here. Our server was sweet and patient and happy to provide us with glasses for the wine we brought in. Apps, entrees, and dessert were delicious. The downtown vibe of Bruno's paired with the family atmosphere makes for a great Saturday evening. Don't mind the wait at all because you can sneak down the block for a cocktail while they get your table ready. The veal limone is tangy and savory and tastes very old world. And they have Johnny Walker Black.

Stephanie Scrymgeour

Fabulous food, beautiful decor and ambience. They open at 5 and don't take reservations so get there early or be prepared to wait. Lasagna was perfect, sauce was heavenly. Wonderful chewy fresh bread and butter on the table as soon as you sit down.

Tim Brian

Great food, service, and location downtown. Family owned and operated and this is obvious by the care and enthusiasm they show in caring for their patron's needs. Sometimes a short wait for a table, but well worth it.

Dana Seago-Volkmar

75 year old Italian staple of Little Rock. Full of delicious food and awesome history.

kaylee talley

Best food ever!!!! Wonderful service and super friendly staff

nick phillips

Easily some of the best service that I have ever received at a restuarant. The staff takes a teamwork approach and makes sure you have everything you need. Nice and quiet with good food. I really like the pizza and get it every time.

Keith Cremeens

Food and atmosphere were both good. The guy bringing wayer was very attentive. I had Lobster Bisque which was amazing. I Reccomend this place for sure.

Marilyn Campbell

Food was delicious. We loved the lasagna and veal. Great selection for drinks as well. Service was some of the best we have ever experienced!

Jennifer Rhoads

I really wanted to like this restaurant because I love Italian food. However, their food was sub par at best. 1st: how can they say they're an authentic Italian restaurant and NOT have brushetta on the menu?? 2nd: the marinara sauce was barely a step above the kind served with breadsticks at Domino's. 3rd: the house salad was DROWNING in vinegar and oil--to the point of being soggy. We sat outside on the nice, big patio and thought we'd picked the best place to sit (as the inside of the restaurant was packed and very loud). Until the flies began to visit. First it was just 1 fly--annoying but forgivable. But as we waited (for an unusually long time) for our entrees, the flies grew from 1 to 5 and the problem went from annoying to disgusting. Maybe a citronella candle on each table could improve this problem? Finally, the service was pretty bad. I've had more attentive servers at Waffle House. The two guys that brought us water and bread were more attentive than our actual server. So why did I give this place 2 stars and not 1? Two reasons: The bread and the location. The location is really easy to get to and in a nice, busy-ish area that makes it feel like you're dining in a bigger city. It's located between two other restaurants and a large bar is across the street so there's some good people watching if you sit on the patio. Plus, Ballet Arkansas and The Rep are very near by which makes it easy to do dinner and a show. But the real star at Bruno's is the bread. It is AMAZING. It's so fresh that it's HOT (not just warm) and they repeatedly bring out new loaves--which are perfectly crusty on the outside and soft and doughy inside. It's perfect. I wish I would've filled up on the bread because, sadly, everything after that was downhill.

Mike Mac Kinder

Great food, great staff, great owners! The best Italian food outside NY.!!!

Benjamin Perkins

We had a sit at the bar. The bartenders were very attentive. We enjoyed

Jamey Wilhite

Wonderful food and great atmosphere! Definitely lived up to its reputation. Our waiter was top notch! I highly recommend this place.

Business Hours of Bruno's Little Italy in Alabama

SUNDAY
CLOSED
MONDAY
CLOSED
TUESDAY
5–9:30PM
WEDNESDAY
5–9:30PM
THURSDAY
5–9:30PM
FRIDAY
5–10PM
SATURDAY
5–10PM

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