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Ristorante Bravi is a stylish, spacious restaurant in South Shields town centre. Following lock-down, we have recently reopened for table service following all the safety guidelines needed to be Covid 19 compliant. The restaurant has recently undergone a makeover with new decor, menu, drinks and wine list. The menu offers something for everyone, either a stone baked pizza or a plate of freshly cooked pasta, excellent fresh seafood and fine quality steaks. We are a family owned and operated restaurant. We hope to see you soon!
USD 14 - USD 55
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Italian, Mediterranean
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We Had the most memorable wedding reception at bravi everything was perfect the room Looked stunning , the food Was delicious and enjoyed by all , Terry the DJ had us dancing all night and the band Four Worried Men were just first class ,...Elaine Gino and All the bravi staff could not do anymore to make our night so perfect Thanku xxMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow what can I say this restaurant is a hidden gem .. stunning inside the food was beautiful and the staff can not do enough for every one .. , they certainly made this a night to remember .. I will defiantly return

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 10 August 2021 via mobile

Nice place , friendly staff, good service, but the food does not match up to the price you pay!! I was expecting a lot more considering the price . The food was OK , but the overall I was left feeling a disappointed . I...have had a lot food in the same area for a lot less.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 1 August 2021

Me and my partner visited on a Sunday for Sunday dinner. We heard good things about it so we were happy to try this restaurant which is slightly hidden and out the way. We’ve paid £31.60 for two Sunday dinners and two pints of coke....The food was nothing special and decided we no longer wanted a dessert due to the absolutely shocking prices.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 31 May 2021

A group of six (3 couples) booked for 8.30 on a Saturday night. We arrived early and were seated on two large sofas that the staff rearranged for us before being taken to our table. Food was excellent for all 6 of us. Only issue...was the wine - my friends who had wine said it could be better. Stick to the beer. I did. It was very good. The staff were great - organised, professional and efficiently attentive. There are no views - steps down to a lower ground floor from the main door which wasn't an issue in the evening but may be during the day (don't even know if they are open for lunch??) Will definitely be back next time in ShieldsMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 2 November 2020

As a couple and as a family we visit Bravi so often we should have our own table 😂. This is because the food and the service is the best in the North East (not just South Shields). Quality is key across the broad as...well as consistency. That is why I keep coming back to my favourite dishes of pate (dreamy) lobster ravioli (I literally crave this) and Aglio (prawn and garlic heaven). Mix all of this with the fact that Bravi is run by a lovely family (Gino, Elaine, Daniella and all the staff) our visits are always special.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 3 October 2020 via mobile

If you like your Mediterranean food then look no further. Gino’s menus have always been the best in town at what they do. The seafood pasta here is amazing. The pizzas are also excellent - they’ve gotten better over the years too (bonus!). The Valdostana...with spinach, garlic, chicken and chilli is my personal favourite. Ingredients are always fresh and local. The mussels starters are highly recommended, as is the Spaghetti Gamberetti. They do carry outs at the time of writing so treat yourselfMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 5 September 2020

It has been several years since we last visited this restaurant and it continues to be a best option for fine dining in South Shields. Despite Covid the top deck was almost full - mostly groups of 4 . The menu is rather limited (presumably...because of the current pandemic) but still varied enough to satisfy most tastes. Rather pricey for regular dining out but ideal for those special occasions.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 16 August 2020 via mobile

We haven’t been out since Valentine’s Day. This is always our first choice. Elaine and Daniela always make us feel so welcome, like family. The food is excellent, especially given my gluten free requirement. I can’t praise the restaurant highly enough. Thank you all for...our wonderful evening and many more to come.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 5 August 2020 via mobile

Beautiful family meal. All our food from starters to main course absolutely delicious. Staff great, thank you for a great night

Date of visit: August 2020
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21 April 2019|
Response from Gazelle8467 | Reviewed this property |
Hi it's best to ring Bravi because traditionally the family owned business is not open for Christmas Day and prefers to spend Christmas with family. However it is open New Year's Eve night and has entertainment and a 6... More
4 March 2019|
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Response from Gazelle8467 | Reviewed this property |
They do a good selection of vegetation meals but ring Bravi if you have a favourite meal and they may be able to accommodate your request.
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Ristorante Bravi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4