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1652 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
+1 310-395-5589
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (84 reviews)
“chicken parm” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1652 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bruno’s is a really good Italian restaurant we ate at prior to the LA Marathon. The house salad was delicious, it had marinated vegetables in it. The spaghetti was flavorful with lots of veggies made my vegan wife happy. Portions are generous and reasonably priced.

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 2nd visit to Santa Monica and our 2nd visit to Brunos. Family ordered pizza to go with our favorite toppings and oh the garlic! A very nice casual family owned atmosphere with very friendly service and reasonable prices! Must visit if you're looking for...More

Thank tropicalexpATX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite local Santa Monica lunch/dinner joints located near the pier. If you love pizza, and one of the best Ceaser salads you should give this place a try. They have other great Italian dishes but I love the small family home cooked...More

Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I stumbled upon this place whilst holidaying in Santa Monica for a few days we had been craving a decent chicken parmigiana whilst in the USA for a weeks to no avail, so we were very happy to have found this place...More

Thank niks789
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered Brunos pizza for dinner while staying at the marriott down the street. It was really good we got it 2 days in a row. The kids loved the pizza, pasta and bread

Thank MAamyp
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

My gf and I were wanting some delicious pizza. So we researched places and this one was at the top of everyone’s lists. We loved it. I’ve been to Italy before and it has the feel of that family owned Italian pizza place. The family...More

Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The pizza at Bruno’s was delicious and a thin crust style. A small pizza was plenty to share with two people and we shared a small Caesar salad.

Thank Dawnbeths
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Brunos is charmingly old and authentic and the food is straight up fresh and tasty Italian American. It is also totally affordable for Santa Monica and will fill your belly on a budget. My favorite is the chicken parm sub, just ask for extra sauce...More

Thank Happyowl97
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful restaurant, very traditional looking from the outside. This restaurant had such lovely food and the staff were wonderful. The pizza and the veal was hay beautiful, great for kids too! We ordered a lot of great food and will be back next...More

Thank jackson4family
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Visited this place with my daughter. I was lucky to find this under Italian restaurants on google. The restaurant is quite small and does not look very special from the outside. Looks are deceiving, this place is fabulous. Good friendly service, excellent food and wine...More

Thank Jackie F
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thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
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21 March 2017|
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Response from Thecalveley | Reviewed this property |
We just turned up without a reservation and there was no problem. Having said that, it was a week night and out of season, so not their busiest time I'm sure. It's not a big place so if it was a busy time it could soon get... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1652 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-395-5589
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