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Bruno's Restaurant & Tavern
33 Allen Avenue
Portland, ME
(207) 878-9511

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Back in 1981 Bruno’s opened in what was once Portland’s Little Italy by owner/ founder Bob Napolitano.  The tiny bar was tucked into the corner of Micucci’s Grocery on India Street, where Bob sold only bottled beer and steamed hot dogs.

In 1985, the growing business moved further down India Street to a larger location, where the kitchen was finally established. Bruno’s was the first kitchen in Portland to serve calzones.  The steak and cheese sandwich, pizzas, and linguini with clam sauce became instant classics.  Bruno’s was also the first bar to open a patio in Portland.

After four short years here, it was moved again but this time under a new name, Erik’s.  Erik’s was an already established business on Market Street.  Not wanting to lose loyal Erik’s customers, the old name was retained.

Then in 1999, the Bruno’s name was resurrected in its current location at 33 Allen Avenue in Portland.  In our new location, the menu, seating, building size, and staff were greatly increased.  Bruno’s now offers a private room for functions and a catering service.  Despite its many changes, Bruno’s has been providing Portland with the same great service and food for over thirty years.



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Going downhill
Come on guys get it together. This is two times in row, that we had poor service. Our waitress was big...nonexistent.... For food eggplant parmesan was good, beer was good, eggplant sandwich was...
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Love This Place!
Five of us came for lunch and ate in the bar section. It was my second time here and was every bit as good as it was the first time I came! I had the Italian cold cut sandwich ($10.95) which was...
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Our second time there and are planning a third. Homemade pasta. So good. A great marinara sauce. Must have the garlic bread. My wife loves the salmon.very friendly staff. They make you feel like...
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