Permanently Closed - BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Buffalo - Walden

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$30 and under
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Italian

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Benvenuto! BRAVO! invites you to gather around our table and enjoy our delicious, spirited, and made-to-order Italian cuisine. Guests can expect expertly crafted pasta dishes, pizzas, seafood, desserts and more. Located in Galleria Mall and close to Buffalo Niagara International Airport and various Marriott hotels. Experience our extensive lighter menu options, featuring appetizers, salads and entrees all at 650 calories or less. Kick back and relax at BRAVO! Happy Hours in the bar, offering plates and pours starting at $5! Additionally, we have comfortable patio seating available - a fantastic place to gather for drinks, or to enjoy your meal.

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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
4.0
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.8
Value
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTomR
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is consistently high value and our server Jason was exceptionally engaging. His emphatic recommendations did not disappoint us. We had a great time..

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JD68
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great meal and value during dinner. Very enjoyable.

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vipFoodieJK
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

I normally don’t review but I have to give an honest review on this place. The ambiance is nice, the food and service was not so nice. I ordered a cedar salad with shrimp as my main meal and it took FOREVER to get, like 45 min+ after ordering. Should be easy right? My friend just got ravioli and that should also be easy. I cannot blame the server necessarily for the food taking so long but I can blame him for saying multiple times “it’ll come out in 2 minutes” when it didn’t and not apologizing or offering us a small salad of soup to hold us over. He knew we were annoyed. I probably will not go back to this place. Overpriced for not great food and like I said the server and kitchen times were not good.

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AprilK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

We had a large party in the separate room. Food was cold, noodles were hard, some people didn’t get their food and the waitress didn’t even notice and when it was mentioned she blamed it on the other server who brought our food. Took forever to get anything we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Took over an hour to receive our main course, we noticed about every other table was having the same issue. Manager had to go around and apologize.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

The food has become sub par, others who were seated after us received food faster. We both got chicken and pasta dishes so it wasn’t a complicated order. When the food did come the top was cooler and congealed a bit. Aka it’s sat for a while before being delivered. The server was over the top friendly. He tried to have an entire two way dialogue every time he came to the table. Attentiveness is one thing, it’s quite another when my wife and I are on a date and you’re trying to join our conversation.

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CathyK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love dining at BRAVO. Servers are always pleasant and accommodating. Food is always outstanding.

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StephT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service was all amazing. The only underwhelming aspects of the evening was that our menus were quite dirty and I noticed specks in glasses, etc. It didn't take away from the whole evening but I feel like filthy menus should be an easy catch for an establishment to know better not to provide. Only other complaint is they did not have either of the desserts we were interested in ordering but we didn't find out until making up our minds to order. In all, our server and the rest of the staff really made up for any negativity. Will definitely dine there again.

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vipgzbr
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

We r frequent BRAVO customers. However, both of our entrees were “scant” - lacking flavor/spice. Salmon entree small and thin. What happened?

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vipTopsz2
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always awesome, the only thing better than the food is the service. The hostess has to do a better job , during our visit only half the tables were occupied. The hostess sat a party of 6 at a table next to us the table was only set up for 4 people. It became very close to the point we had to physically move our table for us to exit.

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LynnC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Anniversarycelebration

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TINAL
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

I ordered eggplant parm and it was over priced and terrible. Service was good but food was terrible.

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TylerS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

I had an 8:30 reservation, got there at 8:15, got seated at 9:30, and got my food at 10:30. Nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Our reservations were for 7:15. We were not seated until 7:45. We ordered our appetizers which came right away. Then we waited 2 and a half hours for our meals which were not correct. I saw my salad sitting under the heating lamps for over an hour and a half and when I got it, the salmon and asparagus were cold and the lettuce was wilted. The salmon and asparagus were doused in butter, which I had specifically asked for no butter due to dietary restrictions. (Which I assumed would be no problem since we were told that all food is made fresh and specifically to each order). My husband received a completely different meal from what he had actually ordered, and never received his Caesar salad that was supposed to be served prior to his meal. Our waiter was very apologetic, but nothing else was done to compensate for our time and our food that we didn’t even eat because it was so cold, and prepared wrong. Needless to say, we will not recommend this restaurant to anybody and will not be coming back.

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12432
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Dont bother getting a reservation on a holiday because they seem to give everyone that reservation and we waited 30 minutes past our reservation time. To put in perspective the reservation was 6:45, we got seated at 7:15, left at 9 when it only took us 5 minutes to eat our entrees. The staff was friendly but they are not equipped to handle large crowds.

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RandyA
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

It was Valentine’s Day, however, having to wait almost 50 minutes for our entrees, after receiving our appetizers, is completely unacceptable.

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vipChristineP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food presentation was excellent. Food was delicious.

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barbarab
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed dining at Bravo.Had an early(5pm) weekday reservation so there was no problem with seating or service.The hostess and waiter were both very friendly and helpful with menu recommendations.Food was good,portions just right for a healthy appetite.!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

It was very busy and took about 50 minutes to be served once we ordered. Food was very good. Wine is a bit pricey.

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StephanieR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The person that waited on us was extremely friendly and helpful. The only downfall was that the food took awhile. Otherwise, I would definitely return.

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AprilK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good but blah

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Service was not good. Brought out the wrong meal and waited a good 10-15 minutes for spaghetti and meatballs. Worst food we’ve had in a long time. Not worth it. There are many other options.

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DrEileen
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent birthday dinner

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Armando
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and excellent service

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LynnA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Bravo! The food, the service, atmosphere was excellent!!!

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BeckyW
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service! I love the cozy atmosphere too!

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Piper
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was just a little disappointed they ran out of mashed potatoes. They did offer substitutions but was not great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waitress was awesome! Great personality. I think her name was Stephanie.

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susanl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

this was our new years eve dinner and we really enjoyed ourselves. our server was great, recommending choices we were deciding between; we never waited for food or drink and were able to sit and relax.

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vipNBS115
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service are consistently excellent. Salmon is very good as are the organic meatballs. Cannot figure out why people wait in line for a table at another restaurant nearby. Bravo's food and service are much better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Food was clearly sitting under heat lamps for an extended period of time. Plates were scolding hot and the top of all the pastas we actually received were dried out. I didn’t even get my pasta at all. Had to speak to the manager who comped the whole meal but honestly that wasn’t much since we didn’t really eat anything other than bread and soup.

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KelseyA
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience5

Food was cold, my daughters and mine both. My order was put in incorrectly and by the time I received my food correctly my whole table was done eating.

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HelenM
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

We waited over an hour just to get our food and had an 11 month old with us who was very hungry. I don’t mind waiting but felt one hour was way too long especially when the restaurant was only at half capacity.

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EmilyK
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I don’t remember my servers name but he was incredible! Brought me extra sauce and was super nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was absolutely DELICIOUS. My family and I will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

We had a 6:15 reservation and had to wait until 6:45 to be seated. The hostess when seating us just kind of made a weird face and said “thanks for waiting.” I ordered the GF Cesar salad and all it was was a plate of lettuce and a side of dressing; same price as all the regular salads that contained many more toppings. Also ordered a GF pasta plate (initially they took the tray of 4 dinners to the wrong table) and you could tell that the plate had been sitting for quite awhile. Not only was it the Luke warm temp, but also the Alfredo had all dried up and was sitting on the bottom. I left feeling a little hungry after anticipation of waiting all day for this meal- it’s hard to find restaurants with designated GF plates. Not so much impressed and the prices were not worth the plates or presentation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our group was in the back room. We had plenty of room and the wait staff was very attentive.

MN
vipMikeNora
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always outstanding, every request fulfilled and the service is friendly and attentive. Highly recommended!

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Paul
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and relaxing. Service was excellent as were their recommendations!

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Permanently Closed - BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Buffalo - Walden offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 684-4595.

Permanently Closed - BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Buffalo - Walden is rated 3.9 stars by 507 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed - BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Buffalo - Walden does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bravo.launchgiftcards.com/.

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