Bravo Italiano Ristorante

4.3
201 reviews
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$30 and under
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"Bravo" is what locals have been saying about this upscale Italian hotspot for over 24 years, friendly service, brick walls, and rustic lighting leave you with the feeling of your favorite trattoria in Italy. Located just minutes from Fort Lauderdale Beach and Broward Convention Center, Bravo is appropriate for a range of occasions, from business lunches to romantic dinners. The extensive menu features innovative pasta dishes, prime veal, and ocean-fresh seafood. The thin-crust grilled pizza and 26 ounce Osso Bucco are exceptional and all entrees are accompanied by garden salad

or delicious housemade soup. The full-liquor bar is complemented by a large,

well-rounded wine list (featuring 49 wines available by the glass!) Top off your experience with a traditional espresso or cappuccino, and choose from an

assortment of luscious desserts. Bravo has that unique charm that makes everybody feel like a local, See you there!
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1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and happy atmosphere. This is consistently a good place for Happy Hour as well as dinner. I bring all my friends here for a comfortable, relaxed and always enjoyable dinner.

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Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bravo was recommended by my hotel. Amazing Italian food and great service. So good I went back twice during my stay! Highly recommended!

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DF
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drive right by the chain restaurant. Bravo is a Great locally owned and operated Itialian Restaurant. Absolutely stellar service (Anthony was our waiter) and amazing food. Probably the best Lasagna in South Florida. Very nice wine selection. Everything about this place is spot on!!

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JD
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Been there many times. We sat outside and the waiter must have been very busy because the attention was not up to usual.

But those Garlic Rolls!!!

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j
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Although our server had two tables with large parties at the same time, she arranged to get our order in at strategic times so we would not need to wait for the kitchen to process big orders and have the timing of our meal erratic or delayed. Food was great, service was attentive and prompt despite the large groups, and we were pleased with the total experience.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was good

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to this restaurant every year when visiting Fort Lauderdale and it is absolutely the best. The food is delicious and service is great. Reasonably priced as well

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WF
Miami
72 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Just OK, would not rush back. The food is mediocre and the good runner was rude

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S
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. Bravo never disappoints.

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V
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was very good
Wine choices were very good
Music was way too loud - I could hardly hear my out-of-town friend whom I met there.
Waiter was ok - not great at describing dinners, nor did he check back on us very often.
Last time I visited it was not so loud and better service.

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WB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Bravos Have been going there on and off for years.

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d
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant evening while staying at a nearby hotel

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GL
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience!

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MD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Lasagna was hard. Service spotty.

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j
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was great and the food was plentiful and great

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SP
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The first time I dined here it was wonderful. The second time was disappointing. The waiter was bizarre. He told us he toasted our garlic rolls. He ruined them. He put them on the table before we got our salads so they were close to cold once we ate them. I’ll come back but I’ll definitely be more observant about who’s station I am sitting.

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SP
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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The food was average and prices high. Good service and atmosphere.

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d
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

If you plan to dine outside, and it gets busy, the service becomes very slow. Three times later this has happened to us. We didn’t get our wine with dinner. Pasta was delivered and by the time we finished, we finally got the cheese we asked for. They need more than one server outside. The server doesn’t seem able to serve everyone drinks and food in a timely manner. Spoke to the manager again about this. Maybe one time they will listen. Afraid to go back now.

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L
Jacksonville
62 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Having moved away from Fort Lauderdale, it is a must for us to go back to Bravo when we return to visit south Florida.

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A
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well run operation. Food came hot. Professional staff.

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CD
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Justin, was excellent. The staff/ mgmt at Bravo always makes us feel welcome and the food is consistently good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good value, excellent service and the meal was delicious!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good dressing! For the garden salad! The balsamic is delicious
Chicken parm with the garlic parm sauce was great!
Ice cream homemade taste

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WT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Been going there for 15 years, food and service has always been excellent.

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SP
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Garlic Rolls are out of this world!

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PL
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We were unhappy that the pasta fazool had too much pasta and one bowl was not hot. The drink ordered was too strong. The main meals were very good as were the rolls. Service was okay but not great.

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CC
New England
29 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We tried Bravo for the first time. We dined from their 'happy hour' menu. It was great. We had sausage and pepper sliders for an appetizer and lasagna for the entrees. Our dinners came with garlic rolls and salad. Everything was delicious. Our server Tim was excellent. We are looking forward to going back to try some other menu items. All and all a terrific meal.

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D
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been going to Bravo for 20 plus years. It is a good place to take guests when visiting us, the menu has so many choices, it is always good. We love the salad and the rolls are so yummy!!!I asked for a "quiet" table or booth, and it was mentioned when we arrived. We will return!!!

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BT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, food, value and atmosphere! Always a treat Year after year. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Honeymoon dining

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CR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant when we come to town. Huge menu and lots of great choices. Tim our server was very attentive and suggested menu items.

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JG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at Bravo on New Year's eve and it was fantastic. Great menu options and the food was prepared perfectly. We had appetizers, dinner, and dessert. All four of us had a different dinner and thought it was excellent. Server was very attentive without being cloying and anticipated our needs. I would highly recommend this to everyone. One note, it is a little pricey so it might be reserved for a special occasion or business meal, but otherwise definitely a "must eat."

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KT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

New Year’s Eve.
Food was just ok. Marinara sauce tasted like it came from a jar. Spaghetti was like mush. Portions were small for the price. Manicotti and filet were decent. Service was average.

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GB
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had to complain to the Maitre D before even seeing a server...15 minutes after being seated. Food arrived cold and almost tasteless.

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JC
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very tasty meals. Very generous alcoholic drink pours.

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OT
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Here is the only problem with Bravo...the one waitress that we seem to get every time. She is friendly, and we get our orders in bu we never see her again. Food runners bring the food out. I had to go up to the bar myself to get a glass of wine. And I hailed down a busboy to ask for some grated parmesan cheese. By the time we had everything "right," our food was cold and our dinner was about over. Forget about trying to get crushed red pepper flakes. I hate to complain about service. Wait staff work hard and are often faced with rude customers. But this time, after three similar frustrating visits with the same waitress, I mentioned it to the manager. I only wanted him to know what is happening in his restaurant. I love this neighborhood place. We see our friends and neighbors every time we eat there. Been going there for years! But that waitress ruins everything.

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MC
Montreal
13 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good food and great service by Cindy; we always enjoy a meal at Bravo and go there often.

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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DS
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there and it was great. Happy hour was the perfect amount of food for a great price

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T
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was good and came out fast, but our server over charged us and kept making mistakes at all the tables around us.

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