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33 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3708
+1 207-878-9511
11:30 - 01:00
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Bangor, Maine
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229 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I with her brother and his wife visited Bruno's as their suggestion. We enjoyed it very much. Nice atmosphere, good food and service. One of the best pizzas I've had in a long time. We would go back.

Thank wrpupkis
Peter A, Public Relations Manager at Bruno's, responded to this review

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Carmel, Indiana
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Entertained customers at Bruno's on a recent business trip at the recommendation of a friend. The food and service was excellent. The place is a bit plain but comfortable.

Thank Ken B
Peter A, Guest Relations Manager at Bruno's, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, hope you come back soon! More 

Portland, Maine
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184 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Good service is becoming a trend...and I like it. Good atmosphere. A little disjointed but thats ok. The food was ok and tasty, I love lunch sized portions but the portions are a bit out of line with the price. My meal should have been 9.00 for the portion but it was almost 12. The meatballs used to be large... More 

Thank arewehavingfunyet4
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Bruno's serves OK , but not great Italian food! The portions tend to be small for the price & the Italian dishes tends\ to be "salty"! Perhaps from using lower grade cheeses? I ordered eggplant & thought the portion to be on the small side compared to Espos & quite salty. My wife ordered ravioli and was served "6" in... More 

Thank maineexpert
pvanania, Guest Relations Manager at Bruno's, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your experience. Your experience is definitely not the norm, as we use the finest ingredients available and even hand make most of our pastas in-house. We do hope you will give us another try. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 8 December 2016

New to entertaining clients and to Portland. Everyone always seeks out Old Port but this is a hidden gem. Service was AMAZING. Room was GORGEOUS. Food SPECTACULAR. I will most definitely use Bruno's again.

Thank 4000ftgirl
Management response:

Thank you so much for the kind review! More 

1 review
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

There is literally nothing better in the world then tomato cream sauce from Bruno's. The chicken wings and the cannelloni are the best I have ever had. Service is excellent and drinks are awesome. I have also been to large functions and NYE events and both were outstanding.Try it and love it!!!

Thank Jessrabbitt1984
Management response:

:) Thank you for the review! - Peter More 

Portland, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

If you are looking for fresh made, traditional italian food Bruno's is where you want to go. I frequent the restaurant and recently hosted a party in the function room. The food and service is always great! Guests (mostly italian themselves) raved about how wonderful the food and atmosphere was.

1 Thank amr1442
Management response:

Thank you for the great review. We do strive to provide great food, service and atmosphere. We hope to see you back again soon! More 

United States
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119 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a spot to eat and found Bruno's the dinning room was closed so we went into the bar area they have a lot of seating still found a booth out back waitress was kind and friendly was able to order drinks and food quickly very clean for a bar had a pool table and a few... More 

1 Thank Steve J
Management response:

Steve, We value your feedback/review! Thank you for stopping by Bruno's. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Peter More 

Portland, Maine
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Okay, I haven't been to all the Italian restaurants in Portland because I feel I don't have to -- Bruno's is perfect. I've never had a meal there that wasn't delicious. There were six in our party and all of us said that our meals were wonderful. The portions are just right and you won't have to spend a fortune.... More 

Thank Packmusk
Management response:

We appreciate your kind review! We hope to see you back again soon. More 

Painesville, Ohio
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our group went for dinner on Monday evening and the food and atmosphere was fantastic. The Italian egg rolls were soooo yummy and all of the dishes were tasty and very filling. The desserts were also very yummy! We will definitely return for another tasty dinner the next time we are in Maine.

Thank Susan L
Management response:

Susan, Thank you for your fantastic review. We hope to see you next time you are in Maine! Warm Regards, Peter More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 20
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3708
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-878-9511
Bruno's is a casual family run restaurant serving everything from steak sandwiches to homemade pastas. Customers can enjoy lunch or dinner in our dining room with an open kitchen, or you can also choose from our full menu in our tavern side complete with 10 TV's and varied seating. Outside seating is available on our deck or newly built patio. We also have a new banquet room that can accomidate anything from weddings to business meetings; outside catering is available too. Bruno's has been serving the people of greater Portland for over 30 years. We attribute most of our success to our strong flow of regular customers who return week after week to get the same excellent service and delicious food as their last visit.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?