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Brunos Trattoria

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210 W Birch St, Brea, CA 92821-4502 (Brea/Imperial Hwy.)
+1 714-257-1000
16:00 - 22:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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Orange County, CA
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Ahh Bruno's, our home away from home. All your Italian favorites prepared beautifully and priced fairly. Service with a smile without any of that "Hi, I'm Cutie Pie and I'll be your server tonight." The vibe is fun, eclectic and quite urban for sleepy Brea. Try it. You'll like it. And you'll be back for more.

Thank orangeexplorer
Walnut, California
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134 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We came to this restaurant because of its good ratings on Yelp. We were not disappointed. I ordered the Mediterranean Sea Bass. It was very good. The fish came with its half full skin. The skin was crispy and tasty. The meat was flaky and moist. I highly recommend this entrée. I also got a taste of their lasagna from... More 

Thank Francis P
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I hosted a visitor from Texas this last week, and she found Bruno's on Yelp. It sounded good, so we went. I really loved this part of Brea: a really well-planned area of shops, restaurants and theaters that was attractive and convenient, and still managed to look and feel non-commercial. Bruno's was delightful. My penne al pesto was very good,... More 

Thank Marleybean
Orange County, CA
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The weather is hot and you don't want to turn on the oven? You want a quick bite before the movie? You want to meet friends or family at a great, local, reasonable restaurant? The answer to all of your questions is: Bruno's in Brea. I love the seafood linguine, my husband orders old-fashioned spaghetti and meatballs, my son chows... More 

Thank orangeexplorer
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117 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We have had dinner there before some years back and frankly speaking were not impressed then and hence few years until this visit. The atmosphere is nice, service is excellent, food section is good and my guest gave a good rating for their food, however my penne pesto was tasteless, there was at least 1/4 inch of oil at bottom... More 

Thank vahehg
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I was very impressed with Brunos. My daughter and her best friend took me out for dinner...and they couldn't have picked a better place. The food was wonderful, the service ...perfect! Our server and the manager were a delight...friendly, welcoming...they made you feel as if we were all old friends! The food was perfect..from the arancini to the pastas and... More 

Thank RitaFan
Southern Califonia
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We have had dinner here several times. This last time we had some friends come with us. They really liked it as well. Nice assortment of Italian dishes, nice atmosphere, nice staff, and nice presentation of food.

Thank Kara D
Birmingham, Alabama
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We called Bruno's for our camp group of 35 plus. The owner/ manager called me back promptly, and did all they could to accommodate our large group. They made us a reservation, brought in extra staff, and got us in and out within the hour time frame we had. They were also willing to split checks. The food and service... More 

Thank AlisonDParker
Orange County, California
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I had read about a monthly wine tasting at the restaurant and wanted to check it out. It was easy to make a reservation and the woman taking the information over the phone was very nice - a good first impression. (You can also use Open Table to make a reservation.) The restaurant has doors that fully open onto the... More 

1 Thank Pamala001
Whittier, California
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278 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Brunos Italian Kitchen in Brea is a great spot. My only complaint is the small portions and prices are high for what you get. Italian restaurants are not supposed to have small portions! Other than that, everything is tasty. The packed house is a reflection of how good everything is.

Thank P G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 W Birch St, Brea, CA 92821-4502
    (Brea/Imperial Hwy.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Brea
  • Phone Number: +1 714-257-1000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?