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) #100 of 457 Restaurants in Portland $$ - $$$ Italian, , American
33 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3708
+1 207-878-9511
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Bar, American, Pub
$$ - $$$
33 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3708
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went out for a nice meal Saturday as our daughter had a surprise sleep over. We weren't too hungry so I ordered a small pizza and my husband ordered a steak and cheese. We only ordered water to drink. The food was wonderful, but...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Today was the second time our Red Hat Ladies had lunch at Bruno's on Allen Ave., Portland. Two times and two wonderful meals. Today we were a group of 20 women and were treated to a lovely lunch. The wait staff was wonderful, it is...More

1  Thank Kathleen B
Peter A, Guest Relations Manager at Bruno's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kathleen, Thank you for choosing Bruno's. We hope to see you and the Red Hat Ladies again soon! Peter

Reviewed 9 May 2017

I wouldn't consider this the best Italian food I have had, but for the price it is definitely well worth it. I love the eggplant parmesan sandwiches and the fries that come with them. Service was also efficient and pleasant.

Thank Carrie W
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I can't believe I've never been here before, in all the decades I've lived in the area. This guy is running his place exactly right------food, service, atmosphere; all 5 stars. My husband and I were flooring-shopping because of our big construction project here in one...More

Thank cessnapilot
Reviewed 31 March 2017

My wife and I with her brother and his wife visited Bruno's as their suggestion. We enjoyed it very much. Nice atmosphere, good food and service. One of the best pizzas I've had in a long time. We would go back.

Thank wrpupkis
Peter A, Public Relations Manager at Bruno's, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 7 March 2017

Entertained customers at Bruno's on a recent business trip at the recommendation of a friend. The food and service was excellent. The place is a bit plain but comfortable.

Thank Ken B
Peter A, Guest Relations Manager at Bruno's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thanks for the review, hope you come back soon!

Reviewed 4 March 2017

Good service is becoming a trend...and I like it. Good atmosphere. A little disjointed but thats ok. The food was ok and tasty, I love lunch sized portions but the portions are a bit out of line with the price. My meal should have been...More

Thank arewehavingfunyet4
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Bruno's serves OK , but not great Italian food! The portions tend to be small for the price & the Italian dishes tends\ to be "salty"! Perhaps from using lower grade cheeses? I ordered eggplant & thought the portion to be on the small side...More

Thank maineexpert
pvanania, Guest Relations Manager at Bruno's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your experience. Your experience is definitely not the norm, as we use the finest ingredients available and even hand make most of our pastas in-house. We do hope you will give us another try.

Reviewed 8 December 2016

New to entertaining clients and to Portland. Everyone always seeks out Old Port but this is a hidden gem. Service was AMAZING. Room was GORGEOUS. Food SPECTACULAR. I will most definitely use Bruno's again.

1  Thank 4000ftgirl
Management response:Responded 9 December 2016

Thank you so much for the kind review!

Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

There is literally nothing better in the world then tomato cream sauce from Bruno's. The chicken wings and the cannelloni are the best I have ever had. Service is excellent and drinks are awesome. I have also been to large functions and NYE events and...More

Thank Jessrabbitt1984
Management response:Responded 9 December 2016

:) Thank you for the review! - Peter

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Is the buffet also Gluten free for lunch?
16 February 2017|
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Response from maineexpert | Reviewed this property |
Bruno's doesn't have a lunch or dinner buffet however they do have a lunch menu.. Also you would need to pull up their menu online to see their gluten free options
Can I have you send a gift card to my cousin in Portland?
20 December 2016|
Response from Peter A | Property representative |
Yes, you can! Tripadvisor won't let me link to the gift card page on our website but if you Google 'Bruno's Restaurant and Tavern Portland, Maine' we will pop up. On right hand side of the website is a button for gift cards.
Mary C
Do you have gluten free entrée options?
27 October 2016|
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Response from Peter A | Property representative |
Yes, we have many gluten free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Italian, Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3708
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-878-9511
  • E-mail
Bruno's is a casual family run restaurant serving everything from steak sandwiches to homemade pastas. Customers can enjoy lunch or dinner in our dining room with an open kitchen, or you can also choose from our full menu in our tavern side complete with 10 TV's and varied seating. Outside seating is available on our deck or newly built patio. We also have a new banquet room that can accomidate anything from weddings to business meetings; outside catering is available too. Bruno's has been serving the people of greater Portland for over 30 years. We attribute most of our success to our strong flow of regular customers who return week after week to get the same excellent service and delicious food as their last visit.
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