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33 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103-3708
+1 207-878-9511
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • 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

Was looking for a place for a late lunch and settled here mainly because every other place nearby seemed to be boarded up! Menu is primarily Italian and looked reasonably good and diversified. Being a late lunch, I didn't want anything too heavy so settled...More

Thank cantputtorchip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were anxious to try Bruno's on the recommendation of 3 different people . Finally we made the trip . Our server was very young and poorly trained . We did not get water until we asked for it 2/3rds of the way through the...More

Thank MainePerfectionist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great linguini with clams. Great choice of tap beers. Great service. Great patio. Great prices. 5 great stars.

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us went for dinner on a weekday night. Although not crowded, it took a while for a table to be cleaned for us to sit down (a number of empty tables were available). However, once seated, service was fine. The clam chowder was...More

Thank GeneDoc57
Reviewed 27 August 2017

My boss took us here for lunch last week. There were 5 of us and we were seated quickly. I ordered the broiled scallops, not knowing what they came with. They were served with mashed potatoes and carrots. I don't generally eat cooked carrots, but...More

Thank blc914
Peter A, Guest Relations Manager at Bruno's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for the review and for visiting Bruno's!

Reviewed 12 August 2017

We were here tonight to try the place before our company comes in next week. My friend had requested a good traditional italian restaurant and I was a bit disappointed to see how few really serve more than pizza or bistro food. We were seated...More

Thank Blueyesriding
Peter A, Guest Relations Manager at Bruno's, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks for the review - we're proud to serve authentic, home-style Italian food and are glad to hear you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 9 August 2017

I saw an ad on TV and decided to check it out. The bar area is the place to sit, its large and loads of room with lots of tables and TV's everywhere. We tryed a number of things, someone told us about the steak...More

Thank Swdumont
Peter A, Guest Relations Manager at Bruno's, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks for the review; glad to hear you had a good time and plan to come back!

Reviewed 26 July 2017 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
Peter A, Guest Relations Manager at Bruno's, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks for the review, and glad to hear you and everyone in your group had such a great experience at Bruno's!

Reviewed 22 July 2017

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
Peter A, Guest Relations Manager at Bruno's, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

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

Reviewed 11 July 2017

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 13 July 2017

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

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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
USD 9 - USD 20
Italian, Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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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