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Bravo Franco

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613 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3204
+1 412-642-6677
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bravo Franco has been closed on Penn for about a year. Reopened last summer as Peter Allan, who was the executive chef. Food is quite good at the new location

Thank William15222
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We have eaten here several times under various names. It is very expensive for very basic dishes. On top of that we had to ask for bread and coffee, which were always cold. Note to chef: there are other spices in Italian cooking besides salt. Clam sauce and piccata nearly inedible because of salt. Bland squid and the chocolate mousse... More 

1 Thank 881needabreak
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Sat at the bar because we didn't have reservations, really enjoyed eating there. Very nice staff, loved the atmosphere.

Thank JMolinero
Level Contributor
76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

See my review below on Peter Allens which is what this old friend has become now after the facelift!

Thank Marybeth S
Petersburg, West Virginia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I visited Bravo Franco in 2014. I was in town with a friend to see a show at Byham, and we were looking for a place to eat that was open and didn't require a reservation. The hostess saw us at the door and invited us in. The staff was very nice and attentive. The food was great!

Thank MandyPandy84
Canfield, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

First time there since it became known as Peter Mitchell's. Staff and service were great. My veal dish was undersized and overpriced. What previously was a free side of pasta is now an $8 side of approximately 1-2 ounces of rigatoni. Very disappointing in contrast to a very similar meal ordered there less than a year ago.

Thank George B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

I see that Bravo Franco has a new name but not new ownership. Hope the new venture is better than the last. We stopped at Bravo Franco after the theater, and it was incredibly disappointing. Expensive, bad service, and the food was just average for the price. I had the pasta with just marinara sauce, and it could have come... More 

1 Thank lac0423
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on a Monday night because the renovations that had been recently done was inviting. We should have kept on walking! We sat at the bar hoping to get a few glasses of wine. After about 10 minutes the bar tender who had been ignoring us decided to ask what we wanted. We asked for wine by the... More 

2 Thank Sstagnit
1 review
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Had dinner at the bar due to packed house prior to theatre. Each course delicious fresh and flavorful. Service at bar was excellent, veal tender and tasty, sauce lucious.

Thank Lenora A
Perryopolis, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Have eaten here many times but had stopped because we were 't pleased with the food. However, we thought we would give the restaurant another try. We were not pleased with the service, and less pleased with the food. No attention to detail food is short on flavor and no presentation at all. Probably will not be returning to Bravo... More 

Thank Bruce W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 613 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3204
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 412-642-6677

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