We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fake Italian Restaurant”
Review of Bravissimo

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Bravissimo
Ranked #662 of 838 Restaurants in Albufeira
Cuisines: Italian
Restaurant details
Reviewed 6 September 2012

This place is as authentic Italian as Joey in Friends.

We were walking through the old square and we spotted a neon sign showing Bravissimo Italian Restaurant on the first floor above Bravo Restaurant.

We asked one of the waiters from Bravo where the entrance was, he took us upstairs through Bravo Restaurant.

They sat us down and gave us a menu, which was the same as the Bravo Restaurant, which only had one page of Pizza / Pasta dishes, whereas the the rest of the menu was Steak etc.

We ordered Pizza and Piri Piri Chicken. The Pizza was very greasy and doughy (not tasty), the piri piri chicken was just roast chicken cut into small parts, which was not spicy or tasty at all.

Nandos tastes more piri piri than this place.

The food was poor, the prices too high and they even charged for the bread basket (3 Euros)

It is not an Italian Restaurant but a tourist trap, avoid this place at all costs.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank NiceGuySanj
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (13)
There are newer reviews for Bravissimo
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

8 - 12 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 3 August 2012 via mobile

This place was recommended to us and to say it was a let down is an exaggeration! Four of the five of us handed back our meals due to them being stone cold. Two of our party ordered Italian pasta meals and both were left behind one was greasy and the other buttery! Steak was good and Pizza was good but the whole occasion was ruined by overpriced poor food. Give this place a miss! Awful in our opinion.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Andyic72
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 June 2012

Would describe as a tourist trap restaurant located in the Old Square. We visited in the evening and found it overpriced, small portions and food was bland. Waiter also was pushy and brought another round of drinks which we had not ordered to hike up our bill. If you want to visit a good restaurant go to O Manjar which is located opposite Cavern Pub up a side street off the Square in the Old Town.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Gemma D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 February 2012

Ideal place to spend a couple of hours over breakfast and watch the world go by. Friendly staff always good for a laugh, prices reasonable. Some have complained about pushy staff hassling you in, but we found a simple no thanks or maybe later would suffice. Having said this we returned time after time as we really enjoyed every morning we spent here.

Thank Lee L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 June 2011

Had a good meal, staff friendly and ate Steak. I think we both had fillet and it was more than adequate.

Thank Phil196
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Bravissimo also viewed

Albufeira, Faro District
 
Albufeira, Faro District
 
Albufeira, Faro District
Albufeira, Faro District
 

Been to Bravissimo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing