Our visit the other day was fantastic. My husband and I came in late on a Monday. It wasn’t too busy. The food was homemade and delicious. The warm bread kept coming and coming. We tried a bottle of the King Estate Pinot Noir and it was fabulous. Then we had the chicken parmesan and chicken fettuccini alfredo. It was way more than we could eat. We took at least another whole dinner home in left overs. The service was great. The hostess let us sit at a larger table and the waitress was more than willing to accommodate a few special requests (we asked for a side of fettuccini alfredo with the chicken parmesan instead of the spaghetti and meat sauce that usually comes with the dish). We will come back again and again.
My girlfriend and I went to Bruno's on a Monday night and it was not busy. We are both servers, so we know how restaurants work. We waited a few minutes to be seated, but no big deal. Once we got to the table, it was at least five minutes before our server came to the table. It was not busy. I still needed a minute or two to decide, but it was ten minutes before the server came back to the table. We both ordered the manicotti. I don't know how long it takes to prepare the dish, but it was over a half hour. It was not busy. For a $15 dish, I expected a bigger portion, but maybe the taste would make up for it. No. I could have put a frozen manicotti in the microwave and I believe it would have been just as good. It would have also been quicker. My girlfriend asked for jalapenos to give it some more flavor. When the server returned over ten minutes later, without the jalapenos, she apologized and went to get them. I understand forgetting, but a server should probably check with the table more often than every ten minutes. When we were waiting (we did a lot of that) on our check, a man from the back, I assume a cook, went to the bar, opened the cooler, grabbed a beer, and returned to the back. The guy was dirty (nasty dreadlocks) and looked homeless and I assume he prepared our food. Great. Our experience was really bad and their food is way overpriced so think twice before eating at Bruno's Little Italy.
My husband and I weren't too impressed. This place smells like mildew and didn't look very clean. Our food was ok, but certainly not worth the money. I'm not sure why people rave about this restaurant.
I have eaten Italian all over the world, including Italy, and I have to say that we are fortunate to have one of the finest, authentic Italain restaurants in the world in Little Rock. Bruno's is the real item. Fresh, homemade pastas and the most incredible pizza you can find. Great wine list too.
This place is right on par for what my idea of an Italian place would be like in Arkansas. You guys want some good advice? Stick to the olive garden. If you want some decent Italian food try Chicago or New York.
the other Italian places are fast food in comparison.Hands on Chef with the skills to make it like it should be.After several more trips to Brunos since my 1st review I again will give it 5 stars.I eat out everyday,everywhere in many states and this is one of the best you'll find anywhere.I can't imagine what the peole who leave bad reviews were looking for cause its not out there for you.The other local Italian places dim in comparison to Brunos.
The salads were completely drenched with dressing and the italian dressing was tasteless. The entrees were a miss too. My husband's entree appeared to a have been made with canned mushrooms. There were bones in my friend's chicken dish. Just very average!