The goal of Brunos Italian Kitchen is to provide a relaxing dining atmosphere with soul-satisfying fare, which derives its inspiration from dishes and ingredients found in Italian cuisine.
Brunos Italian Kitchen, named after Chef Peter’s mentor and father, Papa Bruno brings to Brea the meals prepared in their home, located in the heart of Venice, at San Marco 865. The breakfast conversation was about that day’s lunch, and at lunch, they would discuss that evening’s dinner. Peter’s Grandmother, Nonna Maria, shopped twice a day at the local market, where what was fresh and seasonal guided what would be served at the family dinner table.
It was there, at San Marco 865, that Peter learned the simple and rustic cooking styles taught by Papa Bruno and Nonna Maria. Peter has translated these fond childhood memories into a menu with many of Nonna Maria’s beloved dishes alongside many of your favorite Italian foods.
Wine, of course, was served at every meal and intended to be simple, food-friendly and fun. At Brunos guests will find a broad selection of Italian and Californian wines and a menu of carefully crafted cocktails featuring premium Italian spirits, liqueurs, and fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Warm colors and accents of amber glass and dark colored wood were chosen to draw in guests when they arrive at Brunos. Exposed brick and flickering candlelight create the backdrop for diners to enjoy a lively, yet leisurely dinner with friends and family or an intimate evening with a significant other. At Brunos we have a passion that each guest is made to feel welcomed, like they are a part of our family. Hospitable servers and bartenders will help to guide and give thoughtful suggestions that will help to create a memorable experience.