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) #98 of 395 Restaurants in Portland €€ - €€€ Italian, Bar, American
33 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3708
+1 207-878-9511
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • 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 2 weeks ago

I wouldn't consider this the best Italian food I have had, but for the price it is definitely well worth it. I love the eggplant parmesan sandwiches and the fries that come with them. Service was also efficient and pleasant.

Thank Carrie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't believe I've never been here before, in all the decades I've lived in the area. This guy is running his place exactly right------food, service, atmosphere; all 5 stars. My husband and I were flooring-shopping because of our big construction project here in one...More

Thank cessnapilot
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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

Thanks for the review!

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!

Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank arewehavingfunyet4
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...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.

Reviewed 7 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!

Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank Jessrabbitt1984
Management response:

:) Thank you for the review! - Peter

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...More

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!

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...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

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Is the buffet also Gluten free for lunch?
15 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
Can I have you send a gift card to my cousin in Portland?
19 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
Do you have gluten free entrée options?
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
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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
  • 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.