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1652 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
+1 310-395-5589
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (82 reviews)
“chicken parm” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1652 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pizza at Bruno’s was delicious and a thin crust style. A small pizza was plenty to share with two people and we shared a small Caesar salad.

Thank Dawnbeths
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brunos is charmingly old and authentic and the food is straight up fresh and tasty Italian American. It is also totally affordable for Santa Monica and will fill your belly on a budget. My favorite is the chicken parm sub, just ask for extra sauce...More

Thank Happyowl97
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful restaurant, very traditional looking from the outside. This restaurant had such lovely food and the staff were wonderful. The pizza and the veal was hay beautiful, great for kids too! We ordered a lot of great food and will be back next...More

Thank jackson4family
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Visited this place with my daughter. I was lucky to find this under Italian restaurants on google. The restaurant is quite small and does not look very special from the outside. Looks are deceiving, this place is fabulous. Good friendly service, excellent food and wine...More

Thank Jackie F
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This is authentic Italian food at it’s best. We had each had pasta with marinara sauce. One with a Side of sausage and another with a Side of grilled chicken. The marinara was apsavory and not too salty. The sausage was delicious. Not only was...More

Thank Doria D
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The Food was simple and good, no surprises, just plain good at a reeally affordable price considering the area, 5 minutes off loews. I go there regularly always good

Thank filmfestivals
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Okay, so I can be called an Italian Food snob....just know what I like and can be critical. Richard, the bartender at our Hotel recommended this location - and he was correct. The food is awesome and the prices where very very reasonable and there...More

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Next to the Lowes, it looks less inviting however the waiter staff are just lovely. The decor feels like it's a bit of a dive but the pizzas are delicious! Very good prices too. I ordered a gren leaf salad and the dressing was so...More

Thank standalone4
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We just wanted simple inexpensive but good food as it can be pricey in Santa Monica. We walked in to this place. Nice atmosphere, great service and delicious, fresh homemade pasta. Would definitely recommend if you want a good reasonable Italian feed.

Thank Nikki R
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Economical and Awesome food and service in Santa Monica. Great atmosphere, worldly charm and Italian hospitality. Win win in all counts. I try to visit every year I’m at AFM. Never disappointed. Always come back

Thank Pam C
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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22 March 2017|
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Response from Thecalveley | Reviewed this property |
We just turned up without a reservation and there was no problem. Having said that, it was a week night and out of season, so not their busiest time I'm sure. It's not a big place so if it was a busy time it could soon get... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1652 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-395-5589
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