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) #99 of 455 Restaurants in Portland $$ - $$$ Italian, , American
33 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3708
+1 207-878-9511
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Bar, American, Pub
$$ - $$$
33 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3708
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We meet there with a group of 12, we were the first to arrive and were told that their was not a reservation. The staff quickly set up tables for us without a wait. Family owned and run they went out of there way to...More

Thank les c
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed a first-rate dining experience at Bruno's with my wife's sister, who lives in nearby Westbrook. The noise level is high as busy servers maneuver among tables and patrons' conversation rises in volume. Ah, but the food and service are wonderful. Locals and tourists...More

Thank Raleigh51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food,good servings, excellent service .Family, friends and children friendly. Dining area and large bar area ,can eat in both.

Thank katie31740827
Peter A, Guest Relations Manager at Bruno's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoy Bruno's!

Reviewed 14 June 2017

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 2 June 2017

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 5 June 2017

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
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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
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
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, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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