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Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe

5402 Portage Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49002-1718
+1 269-344-7700
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (31 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
5402 Portage Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49002-1718
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in just to beer taste on Friday afternoon. Went back to the bar and had a great time chatting with the bartender. Beers were decent and place was fun.

Thank roger3116
TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in. Please come back

Reviewed 16 February 2018

Bond was here for last year's Valentine as well. Nice cozy, subdued, romantic atmosphere next to warm fireplace. In fact there are 2 fireplaces at Bravo's. One is located in the front dining area, the other fireplace is now located in what used to be...More

Thank Brad R
TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great. Love the name

Reviewed 16 February 2018

We visited during midweek around 6PM there were only 6 or 7 tables at the time which most had their entrees. From start to finish we were there for just over 3 hours. Our server was good & informative however the wait between courses was...More

Thank mindle49
TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry for the delay. Please come back

Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We made a reservation here only to find out they closed early without an email or letting us know. Extremely rude. We won’t be back as the reviews show this happens a lot.

Thank LuckyMartins
TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry about that. Friday Feb 9 was a huge snow storm and we did close early. Sorry for the inconvenience

Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent craft beer, good, freshly cooked food and friendly staff! Would highly recommend to all and it’s convenient to the airport when you are short on time!

Thank travelgirly24
TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Awesome! Thanks

Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in this past weekend as a final stop to my 1st time in kalamazoo. The beer had great flavor and left me wanting more. Also loved the appetizer bar. The most impressive part to me was the caring staff. The staff were very present...More

Thank outoftowner77
TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great. Come on back

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Great place for a good dinner. Mushroom soup is excellent. The beer that is brewed there is excellent also. We split a pizza and it was fresh and thin crust. Sat in the bar area in a booth that was private. Enjoy!More

Thank cw0108
TheBravo1, Owner at Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Here is the recipe. MUSHROOM SOUP 1 oz. Olive Oil 1 stalk Celery ( diced small ) 1/2 small Carrot ( diced small ) 1 pound Mushrooms ( sliced ) 2 tsp. Garlic ( minced ) 4 oz. White Wine 1 1/2 cups Vegetable Stock...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here on a Tuesday evening around 8 pm. We were seated quickly. The waiter was friendly and helpful. The food was good but not at a caliber for the price. I had lasagna for $20 and a glass of their cheapest red, blend...More

Thank gilladj
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped in Kzoo on our way to Chicago and visit my son who goes to school at WMU. I consulted Trip Advisor and saw that Bravo was highly rated. It was a little ways from downtown and the campus but was...More

Thank B-Tarn
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Were in Kalamazoo for Homecoming and a special award ceremony. We went out on a rainy night to go to Bravo’s for Italian food. It was a warn inviting space, but the food was a big disappointment!! The service was decent but the food was...More

Thank angiedick48
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14 October 2016|
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Response from Laurene W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for not answering sooner but we were out of the country. They have cocktails and wine. The quality of the wine is wonderful.
30 December 2015|
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Response from Elegantrodder |
Went summer 2016, highly recommended by friends. Wasn't impressed with food. One or two GF options were offered with no help by the pompous server. It's very overpriced and not GF friendly. Shame as its a beautiful... More
bob h
15 March 2015|
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Response from Dan M | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the snappy casual comment.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5402 Portage Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49002-1718
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-344-7700
  • E-mail
Fine dining locally owned restaurant. Chef owned. Italian & American cuisine.
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