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1652 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
+1 310-395-5589
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (72 reviews)
“chicken parm” (7 reviews)
“garlic bread” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1652 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you set foot into this traditional family run restaurant, you are made to feel very welcome. We were only stopping for a glass of beer but on reading the menu had to try the homemade food...we were not disappointed. The Caesar salad...More

Thank Taylor1967
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good ameericsn style pizza a bit greasy but it was tasty. Not too expensive I would recommend ......

Thank josephcorbin911111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place 40 years in business and Delicious! Authentic Italian food! Best Pizza I have had in years, priced VERY reasonable skip the expensive meal & hit Bruno's! Bruno will be there to Greet you!!! You'll savor every bite, trust me

Thank kkpaws14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a pizza here but it was not good.. no salt, no real taste etc.. It's ok to go here if you are hangry but not if you want some really good italian food

Thank alecarrano
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bruno's is about a block from the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. So glad we found it! It was some of the best pasta we've had in ages. The owner is hands on and his pride in what he serves guests is apparent. The...More

Thank Shauna1024
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Freshly cooked tasty pizza, a nice cold beer and a glass of wine. What more could anyone want ....oh, clean and tidy with good service.

Thank saturnstan
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This place was wonderful. Great authentic Italian food, reasonable prices and excellent service. A real mom and pop place. It's small but a great find. Don't let the cheesy decorations fool you. Their food is the real deal.

Thank Deanna S
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We enjoyed a pepperoni pizza and ceasar salad. It reminded me of eating in Italy. Walking distance from doubletree hotel.

Thank robharmon
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for pizza at the end of a busy day and the pizza was great! Others had pasta dishes that looked awesome but we only had pizza!

Thank Mbrookslxa
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Nice small "hole on the wall" place to eat! Very good pizza and close to the pier. Large 16" is $16 with $2.50 per topping. They offered pepperoni, sausage, black olives, onions and peppers. A little high, but consider the location...

Thank wmld3
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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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
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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