BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Buffalo - Walden

4.3
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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4.4
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BW
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

P
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

s
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.

NB
New York Area
32 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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
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.

KA
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.

HM
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.

EK
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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

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

OT
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.

OT
New York Area
38 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
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!

P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

TR
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We’re not “chain people”, but we’re always happy with our experience at Bravo - keep up the excellent work!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waiter was outstanding and made the experience excellent - our pasta was a bit cold but we were hungry and the service outweighed everything

TT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Brought a friend for her birthday. In the past there had been some sort of Birthday recognition: a free dessert, a gift card for an appetizer on a next visit. The waiter did say happy birthday but that was it. Bring back the old policy. Particularly noisy where we sat because we were seated near a table of young celebrating women. That will happen. Food was good as usual.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The man coordinating the dishes for the kitchen was yelling our entire meal at the kitchen staff. It was very uncomfortable.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service . Seated on time!

VB
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience5

I received a horrible email telling me that I did not show up for my reservation. Disturbing because I did show up but was told you did not have my reservation for some reason. It was also a birthday celebration so that was ignored. The food was wonderful and our server was wonderful. However because of the email that I received that was obviously incorrect it left a bad taste.

KB
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our Moms 75th Birthday!
Our service was Exceptional along with the ambiance and delicious entrees! Bravo to Bravos!!! Outstanding!!

A
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food as always

NB
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The new menu has more variety and selections, especially starters and apps. Service is always excellent. We tried the lobster ravioli for the first time. Healthy size portion with fresh tomatoes. Recommend ordering it with extra sauce on the side. It's our go-to spot when we want a very good meal, great service at a reasonable price.

KP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff and even better food. We will
Be back!!!

CL
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

Service was horrible. After a 45 min wait the appetizers came cold and looking as if it was just thrown together. When we asked to speak with a manager regarding the poor service she too gave attitude, completely disregarded us as a table. As we were leaving we found out Kailey (manger) Then had the nerve to call security stating “we were refusing to leave” even tho we had NO food nor a reason to stay. Overall I will never patronize this establishment and I definitely will not refer anyone here!!!

NB
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is our go-to place when we want a very good meal, a menu with variety, good value and excellent service. It's mostly Italian but there are delicious salads and appetizers. The meatballs are excellent, very good salmon and Italian wedding soup. Mark was our waiter and is always very accommodating. Highly recommend it for quality, value and service.

MD
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

I attended this restaurant with 3 others. The tables and booths were a bit out-dated but the service was friendly and down-to- earth. The food was amazing and comforting but the lighting could have been better as well as the host/hostess service for a greeting and seating.

MF
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Overall it was pretty good but I would not say it was fantastic so yes it was ok. I would not recommend it but I would not tell someone to stay away either.

AK
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I really enjoyed the food at BRAVO. I’ve been looking for a restaurant in Western New York that offers organic free range meat. I had the Italian Bolognese with a meat sauce which consisted of organic free range beef and pork. It was excellent! Our server was very attentive and friendly. We’ll definitely go back again.

JT
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Ate at this location for a special birthday celebration . During our meal one of the attendees fell ill. Manager Brian assisted with getting medical help and assuring we were ok . He went out of his way to make sure everything was satisfactory

b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Good food, average prices. If they expanded their menu beyond the mundane I think I would have given them 4 stars. What we got was well prepared and tasty. Service and ambience were good. Overall good restaurant, but doesn't compete with chains like Cheesecake Factory or Biagi's.

JJ
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Poor service and food wasn't good
Have been here before and was much better in prior visit was very disappointed this visit

HK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

What happened? This used to be good food, at least for a place like a mall. Horrible now, rude service and more. Have not been there in at least three years, it has become a tasteless place.

The bread now is pre-made and fake cut soft bread. Appetizer size was very small. None of our dishes had any flavor (pasta and meatballs, Lobster Ravioli and Shrimp Fra Diablo) the shrimp by its name should be spicy. Nope. It was obviously frozen six months ago.

If a blindfold could be put on there would be no difference in the taste of the meals. I have a feeling that the standard response I see from the company will be posted, and I just sent this to that email as well. Would be nice if there was a candid real response

Sad.....

HT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was very good as always. The service was good as well.

JT
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a going away dinner for one of our friends. The waiter was attentive and provided a meatless meatball to accompany our vegetarian friend’s spaghetti.
We were there from about 6 pm to 8:15 pm on a Friday, and though busy, the staff did not seem overwhelmed, and any background noise did not intrude on our dinner.

MJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

I think it’s the best restaurant in the mall. Would recommend.

B
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seated quickly..Beatuful italian restaurant...Rich our waiter was great. Food was hot and tasted great. Great dinner and ambiance overall...

GA
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

You did not have hardly any dairy free options. If you did our waitress was not versed in them.

DC
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bravo is my favorite restaurant! I consider it 5 star and beyond. The service, food, ambiance is top-knotch all the time.

B
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was good- fresh and hot. Lasagna was pretty pedestrian - also - not traditional - two layers - really? The Chicken Parmigiana was well prepared and tasty as was the Chicken Scaloppini. Service was average - nothing special.

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