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Bruno’s Italian Restaurant, Springfield, MO

Bruno’s Italian Restaurant

4.8
4.8
21 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (417) 866-0007

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

Menu

Appetizers

  • Orzo Salad$9.00

    Grilled Chicken, Herbs, Almonds, Pickled Vegetables

    • Grilled Vegetable Salad$8.50

      Spring Mix, Grilled Vegetables, Blue Cheese, Tomatoes, Walnuts, House Dressing

      • Soup$6.00

        Soup of the Day

        • Caesar Salad$6.00

          Baby Romaine, Caesar, Parmesan

          • Caprese Salad$8.50

            Burrata, Tomatoes, Basil

            Sandwiches

            • Panino$9.00

              House Bread, Italian Sausage, Mustard, Onion, Roasted Red Peppers

              • Italian$9.00

                House Bread, Pepperoni, Salami, Olives, Tomatoes, Onion, Vinaigrette

                • Chicken Tarragon$9.00

                  House Bread, Grilled Chicken, Roasted Red Peppers, Fontina Cheese, Arugula, Tarragon Dressing

                  • Pick 2$11.50

                    Choose a Sandwich with Soup or Salad

                    Pane

                    • Pane$4.50

                      Brick Oven Toasted Garlic Bread

                      Pizza

                      • Build Your Own$9.00

                        • Margherita$9.50

                          Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Basil

                          • Affumicata$12.50

                            Tomato Sauce, Smoked Mozzarella, Smoked Pancetta, Smoked Chicken, Mushrooms

                            • Mushroom & Pickled Onion$10.50

                              Tomato Sauce, Mushroom, Pickled Onion, Mozzarella

                              Pasta

                              • Carbonara$12.00

                                Spaghetti, Pancetta, Egg, Parmesan, Black Pepper

                                • Lasagna$10.00

                                  Homemade Lasagna with Bolognaise & Bechamel, Baked in a Brick Oven

                                  • Spaghetti Pomodoro$9.00

                                    Spaghetti, Tomato Sauce, Basil, Butter

                                    • Tagliatelle Bolognese$11.00

                                      Tagliatelle, Meat Ragu, Italian Fondue

                                      • Penne Primavera$10.50

                                        Penne, Fresh Vegetables, Basil

                                        • Chicken Marsala$11.50

                                          Thin Chicken Breast, Mixed Vegetables, Marsala Sauce

                                          Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                          What 21 people are saying

                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                          4.8
                                          4.8 based on recent ratings
                                          • 4.7Food
                                          • 4.7Service
                                          • 4.7Ambience
                                          • 4.5Value

                                          NoiseModerate

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                                          1. CH

                                            ChrisHarstick

                                            Dallas

                                            2 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall4food5service2ambience3

                                            Great food/ drinks - slow service !!

                                          2. Z

                                            georgeZ

                                            Chicago

                                            5 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on May 13, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            DATE NIGHT!!!! Bruno’s has it all. Great service! Family fun atmosphere! Bar and wine service! and top it all with fresh fabulous unique food. Began with their new home made dipping bread and olive oil balsamic dipping sauce. Added cheese and garlic and created a wow!!! Started with a new salad. Grilled vegetables, mixed with butter lettuce, cheese crumbles and balsamic dressing. Delicious and very popular!! Main courses for her Wagyu rib eye with truffle butter. Perfectly seared and seasoned medium rare. For me linguine with clams and diavolo sauce. Impressed my dinner date girl friend. Major date night positives!!! Make a reservation and tell them George sent you! Bon Appetite

                                          3. Z

                                            georgeZ

                                            Chicago

                                            6 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Consistently Outstanding!!! Yesterday took my teenaged grandaughters to Bruno’s They started with Shirley Temples. Lots if cherries. Their fav since they were much younger. Fun drink. Enjoyed the NEW FRESH BAKED BREAD and dipping sauce. They started with perfectly seasonsed Cesar salads. Tasty and tangy! Then one of their main course favorites. Rigatoni bolognaise!! Perfect blend of seasoned meat sauce and bite sized rigatoni. No cutting. Lol! Filling and memorable. Even were able to take some home for a snack later. Service was exceptional and paid attention to the entire family. FUN! FUN! FUN!! HOME COOKED AFFORDABLE FAMILY MEALS!! DEFINITELY NEED RESERVATIONS. TELL THEM GEORGE SENT YOU BON APPETITE!

                                          4. TM

                                            ThomasM

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                            The food was good, although I do think presentation and taste could be elevated. Bread basket lacks! Service was fantastic.!

                                          5. g

                                            georgez

                                            St. Louis

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on April 21, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Change of pace. Started with fresh caprese salad with soft mozzarella, fresh roma tomatoes, onions, greek kalamata black olives, virgin olive oil and seasoning. Then Had meat cannelloni with marinara sauce. A Side of spinach with olive oil and garlic. Desert extra special and never served here before. Sophie’s home made creme brûlée with essence of lime. Amazing. And I was the first customer!!!!WOW!!! Taking one of my granddaughters there tonite for a treat! So make reservations and tell them George sent you. I know you will enjoy the home cooked Italian cuisine! Bon Appetite!!!

                                          6. L

                                            Lisad

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Loved our waiter (Mike). Wonderful food!! Clean and nice!

                                          7. g

                                            georgez

                                            St. Louis

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Home cooking at a moderate cost!! That’s Bruno’s Last night enjoyed fresh clams in a diavolo spicy red sauce over linguini. Tangy and very tasty. Started with the caprese salad of soft mozzarella, two different types of tomatoes, virgin olive oil, spices and asked for Greek kalamata olives and onions. A Wow salad for sure. Italian Peroni beer for a great combination. All at moderate and very competitive prices. Congrats to the excellent. chefs in handling food for a 100% full house and serving meals up promptly and hot!! Competent and intelligent servers talked about food and beverages in an informative and friendly manner. Home cooked European meals in a family atmosphere Delicious!!! Third time eating here this week. I would suggest reservations for this busy place. Enjoy. Tell them George sent you.

                                          8. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 14, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            As always - an excellent experience. Our waiter was new - but he did a great job. Thank you!

                                          9. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Des Moines

                                            6 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on April 13, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            What a fantastic restaurant! Service was great and the food was impressive. The lobster ravioli wasn’t too rich and was just wonderful. Wine list was great! I would definitely recommend. I will most certainly visit again next time I am in town!!

                                          10. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Bruno’s never fails to impress. They are proof that authentic, delicious Italian food can be had this side of New Jersey and New York. The best gnocchi and tiramisu I’ve had since I left the east coast. The service is fantastic and the ambiance reflects a little piece of Italy. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an upscale dining experience!!

                                          11. g

                                            georgez

                                            St. Louis

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            What a great Italian restaurant ! Im a long term regular customer. Been coming here for 15 years. First with original owner Bruno and now with new owners since Bruno retired . Smart new owners….they kept the great recipes from Bruno like his amazing pizza and unique cheese, original pasta sauces, tiramisu and more. Now with new ownership they have encouraged and allowed chefs to create new special recipes and enhanced older recipes. As but one example is their salads. First the updated caprese. Now it features several types of fresh tomatoes, unique soft mozzarella cheese, world famous imported Greek kalamata olives, imported olive oil and seasoning. Ask for raw onions for even more taste. And besides all the amazing fresh and homemade pasta sauces cooked to order there are the daily world recipe specials. These can range from broiled seafood dishes like big sea scallops, or halibut or salmon. And my special Greek favorite tender slow cooked Lamb Shank. No knife needed!! Tender and falls off the bone with a fork. And a truly amazing entree ate the Wagyu steaks. Chose from juicy marbled ribeye to tender tasty filet!! My fav filet with potato purée with either carrots or ask for fresh cooked seasoned spinach. Ive taken my family members there. Including daughter, grandsons and granddaughters with their partners. Now they are going to Bruno’s and enjoying the food. Ive also taken and referred to clients. They rave about Bruno’s and had even helped MY business. Service is the tops!!! Experienced and happy knowledgeable servers are attentive and professional from discussing menus items to offering wine, beer, and special mixed drink selections. Try the Italian Peroni beer or merlot wine for a change. It might become a new fav!!! Then the prompt meal to order and hot!!! Most of all they make you feel like family. Just like I felt growing up in my mediterranean Greek home. I am confident you will truly enjoy!!!

                                          12. TT

                                            TerryT

                                            Philadelphia

                                            8 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on February 23, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The new owner and executive chef, Taylor, takes great pride in serving genuine Italian cuisine. He is personable making his way from meal preparation in the kitchen to visiting with guests to gain their perspectives. He is a modern chef that embraces both new and traditional menu items. From our experience, I would offer the following recommendations to any future guest: EXCELLENT house salad and salad dressing, EXCELLENT Romano pasta dish and EXCELLENT lemon cake. The setting/ambience is a warm, vineyard-type feel complemented with ambient lighting, overhead vines, and a beautiful mural of the original owner’s home and vineyard in Sicily, Italy. All of this is set in a long dining room that accommodates around 68 at two, four or six top tables with another 10 or so seats at the bar. When we went around 8 pm on a Tuesday night (typically a slow night for most restaurants in the area), this venue was well over half full….a testament to the food quality, service and venue. The service was very good…informed servers know their food and new wine and cocktail menus, serve the table quickly and return frequently to refill drinks and attend to whatever other needs you may have while dining. Overall, it was a warm, wonderful, inviting genuine Italian dining experience where we felt welcomed and treated by a caring and attentive service staff. Hopefully, you will enjoy your first visit as much as we did ours. ENJOY!

                                          13. S

                                            Sally

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Fabulous dinner that was prepared by a great kitchen crew. The rack of lamb dish had so much flavor. We cannot wait to go back and try the rest of the menu. Thank you Chef Taylor and thank you to our wonderful server, Charlie!

                                          14. RE

                                            RyanE

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Amazing atmosphere and an outstanding staff made for a great experience

                                          15. AG

                                            AustinG

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            I really enjoy eating here. The food and service are always top notch.

                                          16. b

                                            bills

                                            Philadelphia

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 13, 2022

                                            overall2food3service3ambience3

                                            Ownership change. Bruno no longer there. New menu.My carbonara dish was not only cold, it wasn’t even carbonara- just spaghetti in butter (congealing) with bacon and pepper. My wife noticed there were no vegetables as sides on any dish coming out of the kitchen

                                          17. A

                                            Awilliams

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Everything was terrific.

                                          18. SI

                                            StaceyI

                                            Louisville

                                            3 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on February 11, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We were visiting from out-of-town and had a great experience. It was Valentine's Day weekend, so it was bustling with activity, but everything was served quickly and was delish!

                                          19. ER

                                            ERS15

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on January 1, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            Great cozy Italian restaurant. We went on NYE, really good cheese bread and prime rib was the special which was great! Service was excellent!

                                          20. MS

                                            MichaelS

                                            Springfield

                                            14 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            14 reviews

                                            Dined on December 18, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Have not eaten here since the change in ownership, it is still as excellent as before! Smaller menu but excellent food and service. I had the Wagyu filet, excellent choice.

                                          21. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Kansas City

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on December 18, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We were getting together for a family Christmas dinner and Bruno’s was perfect! It was festive, without being noisy. The service was attentive but not overbearing. The food was amazing!!! If you try it, I recommend the lobster ravioli for sure!

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                                          Bruno’s Italian Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.

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                                          Google Map for Bruno’s Italian Restaurant

                                          416 South Ave Springfield, MO 65806

                                          Dining areas

                                          Additional information

                                          • Neighborhood

                                            Springfield

                                          • Hours of operation

                                            Tue–Thu 11:00 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm

                                          • Cuisines

                                            Italian, Wine Bar

                                          • Dining style

                                            Casual Dining

                                          • Dress code

                                            Business Casual

                                          • Parking details

                                            Street Parking

                                          • Payment options

                                            MasterCard, Visa

                                          • Additional

                                            Non-Smoking

                                          • Phone number

                                            (417) 866-0007

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