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₹₹ - ₹₹₹Italian, , American
33 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3708
+1 207-878-9511
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Bar, American, Pub
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33 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3708
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Reviewed yesterday

Three of us came for lunch recently and were impressed with excellent food, excellent service and comfortable, casual atmosphere. We ate in the bar area. Our Manhattans were spot on! I had the Italian cold cut sandwich: salami, sopressata, capicola, proscuitto, provolone picante, tomatoes and...More

Thank skeelovr
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I am obsessed with Bruno’s buffalo chicken pizza. The crust is perfectly crisp on the bottom and the cheese is proportioned just right. It is simply delicious! We usually sit at the bar and split one for lunch while enjoying one of the local craft...More

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Not really making a big deal of V-Day, my wife and I dropped by Brunos around 5:30. They don't take reservations so we had a drink in the bar while waiting about half an hour (as promised) for our table. (there is a full menu...More

2  Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 27 December 2017

BRUNO’s is a fun & yummy place to eat :) ALWAYS GREAT FOOD & STAFF :) Claire was our waitress & she was VERY NICE & Efficient :) We just LOVE Bruno’s

Thank sidzig
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I brought 12 of my co-workers from out of town here for dinner. I wanted to show them that there is more to Portland than the Old Port. Success! Excellent dinner featuring a bunch of different appetizers and entrees. A mix of seafood, red sauce...More

Thank stephen m
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Was looking for a place for a late lunch and settled here mainly because every other place nearby seemed to be boarded up! Menu is primarily Italian and looked reasonably good and diversified. Being a late lunch, I didn't want anything too heavy so settled...More

Thank cantputtorchip
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We were anxious to try Bruno's on the recommendation of 3 different people . Finally we made the trip . Our server was very young and poorly trained . We did not get water until we asked for it 2/3rds of the way through the...More

1  Thank MainePerfectionist
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Great linguini with clams. Great choice of tap beers. Great service. Great patio. Great prices. 5 great stars.

Thank John W
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Three of us went for dinner on a weekday night. Although not crowded, it took a while for a table to be cleaned for us to sit down (a number of empty tables were available). However, once seated, service was fine. The clam chowder was...More

Thank GeneDoc57
Reviewed 27 August 2017

My boss took us here for lunch last week. There were 5 of us and we were seated quickly. I ordered the broiled scallops, not knowing what they came with. They were served with mashed potatoes and carrots. I don't generally eat cooked carrots, but...More

Thank blc914
Peter A, Guest Relations Manager at Bruno's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for the review and for visiting Bruno's!

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Questions & Answers
16 February 2017|
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Response from maineexpert | Reviewed this property |
Bruno's doesn't have a lunch or dinner buffet however they do have a lunch menu.. Also you would need to pull up their menu online to see their gluten free options
20 December 2016|
Response from Peter A | Property representative |
Yes, you can! Tripadvisor won't let me link to the gift card page on our website but if you Google 'Bruno's Restaurant and Tavern Portland, Maine' we will pop up. On right hand side of the website is a button for gift cards.
Mary C
26 October 2016|
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Response from Peter A | Property representative |
Yes, we have many gluten free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 20
Italian, Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3708
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-878-9511
  • E-mail
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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