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“Meh.”
Review of Bruno Restaurant

Bruno Restaurant
Ranked #220 of 1,487 Restaurants in Raleigh
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 30 May 2014

I've been to Bruno's twice in the past few months for business dinners and was disappointed each time. The staff is extremely friendly and outgoing yet a bit inexperienced. The menu looks great from a distance, but the meals have been sub-par. Unacceptable no matter where you're dining, it just seems that much worse when the restaurant is "upscale" and expensive.

My associate ordered a salad that was saturated with dressing. The waiter noticed, made a joke about 'putting a lot extra on their for her', served it up and walked away. She was a good sport and tried to pick out a few bites, but really could not eat it. (I would have sent it back.)

I ordered Lobster Ravioli and it, too, was drenched in sauce. My plate looked like Ravioli Soup. The Ravioli's were o.k. but didn't at all taste freshly made to order.

The atmosphere is decent. The appearance of this establishment is always tidy and clean but it's very small and the tables are close together.

Overall, if you're expecting a 5-star dining experience, this is not going to be it. There are other restaurants in the area that would be a better choice.

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Thank Heather O
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Best restaurant in the area by far! Food is outstanding in a beautiful atmosphere, great staff. The service is always top notch. It is great for a special occasion with a big group or a intimate dinner. My favorite is the salmon dish. Love this restaurant!! When family comes to town this is our place to go to!

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1  Thank BarbaraKaplan
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Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

Visited last night for the first time and we had a very good meal. We had the lettuce wedge, grilled salmon, shrimp scampi, mushroom caps and a lemon cake that was awesome. I highly recommend the mushrooms if you like the fungus. It is a small and intimate restaurant. My only "negative" is the bathrooms are not on par with the atmosphere of the rest if the restaurant. They weren't dirty or anything but very stark and very bright.

1  Thank RaleighBri
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

4 for dinner at a place friends had visited before. It was their suggestion as dependably good...and it was. Amiable waiter knew his specials and wine list, food arrived in a timely manner and was very good. We enjoyed the Wedge salad and the Signature salad. Entrees included Chicken Piccata, Delmonico Steak, Grouper and Seafood Alfredo. The Alfredo sauce was delicous, but they skimped on the shrimp, and the pasta was a bit overcooked..and clumped in spots. Still..it tasted good. Dessert was a surprise, for two reasons. That night they only had two choices ...a Key Lime Pie and a Chocolate Mousse cake...the latter was fabulous. An enjoyable place for dinner...fairly casual, with a decor that makes it feel upscale.

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1  Thank chuckiek
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Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

Sit at the bar! Custom, cooked to order food. Doesn't get better. Escargot is to die for... Staff are very friendly and the bartender is the best. Love this place.

1  Thank Codybks
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