Permanently Closed - Bravo Italiano Ristorante

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4.2
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207 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. "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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch/Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(954) 523-9441
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jimmy Henriquez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
SE 15th Ave #103
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Public transit
A bus stop is located on 17th Street near the restaurant
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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KL
Miami
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made the reservations and my wife had a Groupon that she had paid for. When we got to the place the doors were locked and there was a sign on the door that they were no longer in business. That sucks.

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M
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bravo is a neighborhood restaurant in a nice plaza in Ft. Lauderdale that has served consistent food in a nice setting for many years. It is a spacious restaurant where you always feel comfortable. This upscale yet approachable Italian restaurant has a vast array of dining options which I like, but they still offer classic Italian favorites that always include soup, salad and bread. You will enjoy the taste as well as the portions at Bravo.

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FL
Atlantic City
41 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We came from out of town, staying at Renaissance, meeting an old friend living in FL. Very convenient, walking distance from hotel, easy to find and park for the local. Food was OK Italian. Bonus points to the wait staff who let us sit and talk long after dinner was over - thanks for that opportunity. Not at all crowded on a Friday night in late May -- guess the snowbirds have gone home.

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n
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always consistent, neighborhood gem

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DO
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lunch for four adults . Veg options were acceptable for our one non-carnivore. House salad was good with creamy Italian dressing. Chicken parmigiana was excellent. Service was friendly and prompt. We were not rushed in any way. Total price including 22% tip (which I added) was about $78.00. We did not have alcohol at lunch. Thanks.

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service and food looks good. I brought my service dog we sit outside. They are dog friendly. Thank you

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LT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service exceptional. Our thanks to Tim for making our visit a memorable one.

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VS
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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k
Phoenix
39 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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OT
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
74 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
4 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
5 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
28 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
63 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
8 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
28 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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