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Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe

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Tony Hagan

13 October 2019

Just enjoyed Brunch our waitress was amazing her name is Brooke we had everything we needed never had to wait for anything.

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Kaylee Berryman

28 September 2019

Wonderful food and kinda expensive

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Laurie Smith

16 September 2019

Excellent in every way! Food, service, atmosphere...perfection

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Gail Tinker-Stiemsma

8 August 2019

We ordered the special of the night. smoked salmon with dijon marinade and a balsamic drizzle on mixed greens with blackberries, strawberries, fresh mozzarella and red onion. it was delicious. started out with mushroom soup. A little white wine and some white chocolate mousse. great meal with my hubby. More...

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Kendyl M.

26 July 2019

Excellent restaurant! Went out to dinner with my family for what felt like the first time in forever! The Brussel sprout appetizer was superb! I went for the salmon, which was perfectly cooked (as were the accompanying scallops) and tried the duck (which was also excellent). Had the my favorite dessert, tiramisu, which tasted as good as it was plated. All and all, an amazing experience and a new spot I'm sure to return to! More...

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Brenda Newberry

7 July 2019

Food was excellent, as was the service.

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Linn Congrove Crutcher

18 June 2019

Great food, great service, Barry Ross was the icing on the cake!

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Victor L Onweller

18 June 2019

Elegant but comfortable, great food and service!!

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Pat Coy

31 May 2019

Lasagna is awesome. Pizza is great

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CodyAnn J.

24 May 2019

Sunday brunch!! That's what's up!!! They have a great brunch and it also includes a mimosa in the price! I love their meatballs, mashed potatoes, bacon and for dessert their bread pudding!

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Lynda Phares Mills

12 May 2019

Great 50th Anniversary party tonight. service..food...everything was excellent!

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Alexa Hill

1 May 2019

My seven week old son has a dairy sensitivity and I’ve had to learn very quickly how to avoid milk products in my diet. At brunch last Sunday, the chefs and waitstaff were incredibly helpful when I asked about ingredients, running back to the kitchen to double check that the things on my plate didn’t contain dairy. They have obviously been trained on allergens and took my questions very seriously. Chef even made me my own vegan pizza! Thank you for making it possible for me to still enjoy a buffet without worrying about my baby’s health. I’ll be back for some Chicken Bravo when I can have butter again. More...

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Dave Ansel

26 April 2019

I always enjoy my BraVo! Restaurant & Cafe experience! Try to get there when in Kalamazoo!

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Tala H.

14 April 2019

Great place for a fancy italian dinner. We tried the pizza and the pasta and I personally preferred the pizza. We ordered margarita and the pesto pizza, the pesto was so good and it is a must! It was crowded on a saturday night but we found a place for five. The pizza was thin and crusty and it was super light, and that is the perfect way to have a pizza. Recommended :) More...

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Gary Heinrich

30 March 2019

Mushroom soup is great. New Strawberry short bread cheese cake and chocolate baked mousse was outstanding

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Dave C.

20 March 2019

I was in town just overnight on business.  As I often do, I looked on Yelp for somewhere good to have dinner.  I struck gold with Bravo Restaurant & Cafe.  It was a Friday evening and packed.  As I was by myself, I sat at the bar for a cocktail and dinner.  The Angel Hair and Artichoke was absolutely incredible.  The service by a young lady named Caitlin, who was tending bar, was excellent.  She was personable and professional.  All in all, this was a really great evening.  I would go back there in a heartbeat. More...

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Flosi Kristjansson

20 March 2019

Cosy place, nice food, quiet and peaceful

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Luanne Warnicke

10 March 2019

My family went here to celebrate my 55th birthday. We had a wonderful time, the food and drinks were great and our waiter Ty was excellent! Bravo surprised me with a baked Alaska flambe' dessert! More...

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Maureen McInerney

10 March 2019

First time there, today. We had the Brunch. Great service, excellent food.

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Jessica K Willerick

19 February 2019

1st time going, service was excellent & good was delicious

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Patti Meulman Ticknor

17 February 2019

Some of the best in Kalamazoo!

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Trish V.

16 February 2019

Rediscovered Bravo tonight after 10 years and will definitely be back soon! Cozy atmosphere and great food. Hubby and I each had a small salad and we split a pizza. Prices were very reasonable considering the quality. Hoping to be back soon to enjoy Brunch on Sunday! More...

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Beth C.

28 January 2019

This is a great spot to celebrate a big event, especially if you have a large group. They really excel at handling multiple groups at a time, and we had a wonderful experience celebrating my in-laws 25th anniversary last weekend.I especially recommend the artichoke mousse and anything pasta (particularly the chicken gnocchi and fettuccine Alfredo). The risotto was a bit of a let-down, though. More...

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Candy Naessens

21 January 2019

The duck was amazing and so was the risotto! I also recommend the filet mignon.

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Michael Cotter

19 January 2019

service was great and food was excellent. I love dining here.

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Jamie L.

30 December 2018

Bravo is my favorite place for brunch around! What a deal - lots of food to choose from, made to order omelets, fresh made bread, mimosas AND the staff is great!

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Jack Dastoli

30 December 2018

Great service and food!!!

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Ryan Anderson

29 December 2018

❤️ has always happened....just the right place

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Suzanne J.

26 December 2018

I was traveling thru/not from the area and we just picked a place...oh my word! I love Italian and this was the ult. Had the chicken gnocchi. The sauce was scrumptious, the gnocchi exquisitely unique, chicken was moist and flavored  so well even besides the sauce. Then if you like your stout...the Midnight  Magnum is so so marvelous. I will never taste the like again. My daughter is a chef and i can truly  appreciate a meal like this...hoorah to the chef  on 12/26/18 and the brewmaster! More...

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Suzanne Hawes

12 December 2018

Food and beer is great. Wonderful way to enjoy a birthday dinner! Service was top notch.

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Babs Herman

11 December 2018

Lasagna for lunch was tasty and the white chocolate mousse with raspberry sauce outstanding. Have know Terry and Shawn for 30 plus years and they never disappoint.

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Sue Johns

23 November 2018

Thanksgiving Day Buffet was the BEST!!!

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Amanda Mae

20 November 2018

Very good food. Nice romantic ambiance! First time hearing live music there, made the experience even better!

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Jose E. Santamaria

3 November 2018

Mushroom Soup is my favorite starter; you can’t go wrong with pizza or pasta, everything is delicious.

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Ronald Quick

23 October 2018

Bridget and Riley are the best servers. Would strongly recommend having them serve you.

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Mary Asmonga-Knapp

18 October 2018

Thank you Bravo for your incredible menu, delicious food, and hospitality! We 11 women and 1 6 year old boy had a beautiful time! Miss Patty’s 70th Birthday was fabulous! Our wait staff was exceptional ❤️ More...

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RaeAnne Brunner

11 October 2018

so much fun, great recipes, Chef is AMAZING!!!! Can't wait to do it again

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Pam W.

1 October 2018

I attended the Kalamazoo Tasters Guild dinner at Bravo last night.  Shawn & Terry Hagen went out of their way to create an evening of fine food and wines.   Our first course was triple cream cheeses three different ways.  Second course was a pan seared John Dory filet on greens with poppy seed dressing.  The third course was Shiraz marinated duck on farrow grain with roast tomato.  The fourth course was Australian beef pie with roasted vegetables.  The dessert was Chocolate Truffle and Macadamia Nut.   Everything was absolutely delicious.  Service was impeccable. Plus the pairing of all five courses with Australian wines was perfect.   A wonderful evening at a wonderful restaurant.  Life is good. More...

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Laurie Russell

20 September 2018

Another fabulous meal at Bravo last night. Jake took great care of us. The duck was so good I had to save just a little bit to enjoy again. The Mocha Toffee Torte was super yummy. Great wine selection, just pleasant and relaxing all around. A favorite spot for sure! More...

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Douglas Cook

16 September 2018

Best Sunday buffet, friendly staff fine dining experience.

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Mechelle Woznicki

5 August 2018

Sunday brunch was fabulous! We had a large group - the food was great and the service was outstanding! Bravissimo!

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Wendy Mosier

25 July 2018

Bravo has been a nice restaurant for many years. I often stop in when in Michigan. I especially love the signature salad.

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Pam R.

12 July 2018

Bravo never fails! Amazing service and food! We went in for their Thank You Thursday 1/2 price pasta, pizza and pints special. I had the fabulous wood-fire cooked Pesto pizza and we each had a pint of their small batch hand-crafted beer. I'm not a big beer drinker but have found I like the sours; with that being said, the Sour Pour Berliner Weisse made at Bravo is by far the best sour I've had anywhere! I highly recommend this locally owned business to anyone looking for an excellent Italian meal. More...

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Linda Navarro

9 July 2018

AMAZING!! WILL DEFFENETLY BE GOING BACK!

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Thomas J.

6 July 2018

We went with a group of ten after a solemn event, a pre-funeral viewing, and had a truly wonderful dining experience. They put us into a quiet back room area and provided excellent service. I ordered a small cob salad and split a wonderful pesto pizza with someone. Both were excellent. The menu provides a wonderful variety of dishes and the solemn occasion became a very satisfying family event that we will won't soon forget. More...

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Corey Stiles

12 June 2018

Great food and service

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Susan H.

5 June 2018

Attentive waitstaff and great atmosphere, the food is almost always good! Love coming here and will continue to come back

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Racheltravels26 ..

3 May 2018

Spent many family holidays here since childhood. Great, personable owners, amazing food, friendly service.  Go for the Sunday brunch buffet. Can't grind mushroom soup like there's anywhere. More...

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Paul Z.

1 May 2018

Bordering on casual/classy. The food is awesome and the service is good. Great place for a date night or a group dinner. Could use some different lighting for a romantic night, but all in all it's very nice. More...

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Andy E.

1 April 2018

After coming to Kzoo about 20 times on business over the last 5 years, I finally got an opportunity to eat at Bravo - and I was really pleasantly surprised. I had a Caesar salad to start, which was one of the better ones I've had lately. Wanting to be a bit calorie conscious I ordered the Lake Superior White fish finished with a lemon butter caper sauce and it was great. I know that red wine with fish is frowned upon, but let them frown because the Storypoint CA cab I had was so good I had to have a second glass. I finished the dinner with a well prepared Creme Brûlée. Why did I wait so long to check this place out?  The only 'watch out' for Bravo is that the prices are a bit steep for Kzoo. I was glad I was treating a customer to dinner and the meal was on the expense account. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. More...

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Christy Dozier Cox

1 April 2018

The best service and best food! My favorite part was the chef gave us a taste testing. My momma and I loved the Lobster Ravioli �

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Erin D.

30 March 2018

We live close to Bravo so go in from time to time.  We usually ask to sit in the bar area because the main dining room is a little more fancy.  As usual, service was good, very attentive.  We started with the calamari which was served with a different type of "salsa" instead of the usual marinara.  It was REALLY good - I liked the alternative.  My husband loves pizza, and Bravo cooks theirs on an open fire so you get that yummy flavor through to the crust.  I had the whitefish which comes with sun dried tomatos and capers (which I ordered extra of!) and this is one of my favorites from here.  The fish is so consistent every time.  We also shared a side of the mushroom risotto - hello yumminess.  We practically fought over the remaining bites!  The bread, shredded cheese and oil before the meal is always a treat as well.  After two glasses of wine, a few beers for my husband, and the food mentioned above we were right at $100.  So not the cheapest, but worth doing for sure. More...

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Angie Hardnock

26 February 2018

My daughter and I were in the area for a basketball tournament and decided that this would be a great place to have dinner. We were very impressed by everything! Our dinners were fantastic. Water glasses never got less that half full. Highly recommend this place to anyone in the area looking for a higher end place to have dinner! More...

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Fields-Smith Latonia

10 February 2018

Food was delicious! My waitress was very attentive and she made sure we had everything we needed.

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Brett Enos

12 January 2018

Bravo is hands done one of the best places to dine in Kalamazoo. Extraordinary food and great service.

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Bob S.

18 December 2017

We took out a small group for lunch today at Bravo. It was a foodies festival. After a few fun cocktails we had the mushroom soup, it was rich, creamy, full of earthy mushrooms and full of flavor!  Easily the BEST Mushroom soup in town. For our entrees three had the gnocchi with chicken and a rich mushroom sauce. I had the chicken fettuccine with Alfredo sauce. But the best dish was the crab ravioli with a spicy, creamy, Cajun sauce. This was oh my gosh good!! Wow. Deserts were tiramisu and a mint/chocolate cheese cake. The top reco goes to the cheesecake! More...

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David Rice

18 December 2017

Great place, Sevice was perfect and the food was great

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Jeff Matson

8 December 2017

Bravo! is one of our very favorite restaurants. Great food and their wait staff is amazing.

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Maggie Galt

8 December 2017

Quaint and very amazing staff!!! Was there for the first time tonight, and had a double chocolate mousse, which was superb, but I went a little off menu, hope the chef didn’t mind, and put their incredible raspberry sauce on it, and it was phenomenal !!!!! A gem of a restaurant!

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Robert E.

18 November 2017

I have heard a lot about Bravo and it has taken me years to finally walk through the doors. There have been a few new restaurants in Kalamazoo and Portage that very loud. So loud it is hard to carry on a conversation. Bravo has a much more relaxed and classy way about them. The inside is carpeted and elegant. It is intimate. But I felt comfortable enough to come in for a casual dinner. One thing that surprised me, helps with their casual vibe, and makes me really want to come back is the fact that the brew their own beer. How did I not know this! I would sit down with one of their brews and a pizza anytime. I had their signature pizza with morels, basil, and onions. Overall it was good but I might wait to order that particular pizza again until they have fresh morels. Morels are out of season. They used rehydrated morels and the mushroom taste was a little under whelming but the herbs and crust are still very good. The price for their pizzas is about right for a place like this. The pasta on the other hand I think is overpriced. I have no doubt that their flavors are on point and the talent of the kitchen and staff are worth paying a good penny. But I have trouble paying close to $20 for dried pasta. They only make their crab stuffed ravioli with fresh made pasta. So that is another dish we ordered. It comes with shrimp and a spicy cream sauce which is balanced nicely with a scoop of finely diced tomatoes and onions with vinegar. I am really happy I found Bravo. I have been looking for a good locally owned, non-chain, Italian restaurant for when I am in the mood for deep red wine and some comforting tomato sauce. But I am super happy that I also found a place to drink well-made beer and eat great pizza in a setting that will allow me to talk casually with my friends and family without being interpreted by the business of a bar. More...

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Pam Gillhespy Rickli

27 October 2017

BraVo! is consistently good food and great service! My Shrimp Scampi was phenomenal, as was my husband's pasta. Our son had a pizza that he said was one of the best he's had in a while. I'm not a beer drinker, but had one of their blackberry Sours. It was really good! More...

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Gloria Dennis

14 October 2017

We were staying in area looking for nice place to go for Anniversary dinner. Looked at different places on line picked BraVo great choice!! The food from appetizers to dessert was fantastic!!! Would go back again when in area. More...

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Ken M.

13 October 2017

Long standing Italian upscale in Kalamazoo. Overall they aren't reinventing the wheel here. What they do they do well. If not a tad basic. However the new cooking class experience was a great one. Group of couples get to cook with the chef and drink to their hearts content. We had a total blast and the price was very reasonable. We did the brunch one. Made some great recipes from their brunch menu, which is state rated. Meet new friends, then share a great meal. More...

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Linda C.

6 October 2017

The mushroom soup is my favorite! Loved the pork chop too. My husband said it was the best meal he had had in a long time. He had the crab ravioli with shrimp and spicy cream sauce. Not so spicy, but very flavorful. Not too noisy, very busy, and really a nice place to eat. Did I mention the mushroom soup? More...

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Suzanne Schwenter Youker Schlaack

22 September 2017

Had an event there last eve, 32 persons. Nice atmosphere, plenty of parking. Greeted at the door. 5 menu choices all were delicious. Staff were more than attentive. We had a guest speaker who was very impressed! Waitress said " I really like working here! Very impressed! More...

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Mike Race

3 August 2017

Great meal, great service! One of our favorite stops for dinner.....

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Peter J.

26 July 2017

Recommended for dinner from a work colleague stating that the food was good, the beer was better and the desert was great.  Any restaurant that brews their own beer and makes all their desserts I house is okay with me.Mushroom soup was wonderful.  Upon arrival, the soup smelled amazing, and tasted even better.  Velvety smooth with great flavor and mushrooms.Italian meat pizza was very good, and the lemonade cake was even better.Definitely a winner! More...

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Laura Strong

14 July 2017

I rented the Allegra room this past Monday for my grandparents 80th surprise birthday party. It was WONDERFUL! The staff at Bravo was very helpful and attentive. The food was GREAT and everyone had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for providing us with such a great experience!!! More...

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Valerie Laberteaux-Rice

28 June 2017

The food and atmosphere was excellent! Our waitress Angelica was first class. Thank you

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Jessica A.

12 June 2017

The price was a bit much, but the food was amazing for the price and about the only thing I liked. The service was hit and miss. They pack up your food where you can't see it behind the bar and our waiter acted like we were an inconvenience on what was a slow day. More...

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Kristen Elsley Glerum

9 June 2017

My husband and I visited this evening for our anniversary. At first, we were seated next to a very loud table and since it was a special day, we requested a different seat. I'm not sure of the gentleman's name, but he made sure we seated in a nice, quiet location. The food was outstanding! We tried the all meat pizza and the crab ravioli- absolutely delicious! As we sipped our drinks, we noticed our server, Larry, with a lovely whipped dessert of some sort. We marveled as he then added flame to the white topping and have to admit I wondered whose amazing dessert it was when he placed it on our table and offered, "Happy Anniversary!" We will visit Bravo again. What a wonderful anniversary meal! Thank you. More...

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Jeff A.

3 May 2017

Had a private meeting dinner at Bravo and the wait staff were 5 Stars, Food top notch and served on time course by course.  Everything was prepared perfect and my guests were all very impressed.  Will make this my go to restaurant when in KaZoo. More...

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Gerry Jones Pickard

17 April 2017

Best Sunday brunch in town!! Great wait staff always!

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Kristen Dogan

25 March 2017

Brick Oven Meat Pizza- crispy edges, high quality ingredients, delicious! Sat at the bar and had great service.

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Minirangrass ..

13 March 2017

Amazing quality of food and drinks! The cooks, servers, management are par excellence. We love to take our out of town guests to Bravo. We go there on special occasions too. It's a very classy restaurant. More...

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Peggy Lee Colby

5 March 2017

Love this restaurant. My favorite is the salmon with risotto, scallops and asparagus! For dessert I love the white Mousse with raspberry syrup!! Yummy!!!!!!! Always great service and love the ambience! Always a treat to have dinner here!!! More...

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David John Snell

22 February 2017

Our wedding reception could not have been more perfect! The care and respect we received was amazing! Our day was perfect! Thank you

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Michael Flagg

21 February 2017

All Star Chef's Dinner was amazing!!! Outstanding job by everyone involved!!!

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Lee Ann Johnson

20 February 2017

We were there Sunday for brunch, and it was wonderful. Wish I'd gotten the server's name because she was lovely and particularly great. Nobody has ever kept my water glass full before! More...

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Dennis Waters

7 February 2017

Sunday brunch is incredible. By far the best in town. Delicious selection of tasty breakfast and lunch items and includes a magical mimosa!

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Treyvontae Jermaine Wynn

21 January 2017

Enjoyed Myself Had A Blast The Restaurant Was Soooo Fancy The Food Was Soooo Delicious Got A Tour Of The Restaurant Learned Alot Was Amazing Opportunity!! ��

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Dave Gaudette

9 January 2017

Christina provided excellent service as was by far the most attentive server I have come across in a long time. The food was pleasantly displayed and fresh. From the first moment we walked through the doors it felt like we belonged there. Thank you for a great dining experience. More...

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Kelly H.

19 December 2016

Had my sisters rehearsal dinner here a year ago in August. Personally I can't say I cared for the food or the salad (I like iceberg lettuce,  they only offer the purple lettuce with spinage yucky) however I am also a relatively picky eater. However, the meals were served hot and fresh! And our servers were so pleasant and didn't rush us throughout the entire meal! BRAVO! To the team at bravo! Maybe one day I'll develop a pallet for that kind of food. More...

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Jeff Wert

24 October 2016

Brunch was amazing as usual. I don't remember our server's name but she was equally as amazing as the food. Bravo is the best restaurant in Kalamazoo.

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Elisabeth Giegerich

18 October 2016

Excellent food, waitstaff and atmosphere! Nice to have an independent Italian restaurant here in Kalamazoo.

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Kelly Pierce Alkema

18 October 2016

The Gluten free pasta was great. What a great place.

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Justin Cermak

18 October 2016

Best brunch in Kalamazoo! Food is always hot and full and service is great!

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Jennifer B.

25 September 2016

Everything here was perfect: atmosphere, service, food, and drinks. We arrived on a Saturday evening with no reservations and we were so happy to not have a wait. Promptly sat in a quite corner our server greeted us quickly. Our server was knowledgeable about the wine list and menu. We started with the calamari which the portion was large and it was cooked perfectly. I had the duck breast with risotto.  Cooked exactly to the temp I ordered. My husband had the stuffed pork chop. Dessert was the  creme brulee, which was beautifully presented and had a wonderful crunchy shell crust. Bravo was a hidden find close to the airport. Choices were poor in the area...and this place was a pleasant gem in the rough! More...

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Kay H.

19 August 2016

The brunch buffet is intense. At about $20/person, it is quite pricey. However, the quality of the food is outstanding and you get a free mimosa! Everything is homemade and delicious. Entrees include a myriad of options. The room off to the left offers heated foods such as thick-cut bacon, roast beef, biscuits and gravy, chicken, ribs, and vegetable frittata. The main dining room has an omelette bar, delicious breakfast pastries, waffles, stone-oven pizza, cheeses, fruits, and various cold salads. A dessert bar running along the back offers white chocolate mousse, chocolate trifle, bread pudding, cream puffs, cheesecake, and eclairs. A staff person once told me the only thing they don't make are the cream puffs and eclairs -they have a local bakery craft the shells and Bravo fills them with their signature filling. I cannot recommend this place enough! Because of the cost, we don't go terribly often -but if you're celebrating or treating yourself, do yourself a favor and visit! Brunch buffets this delicious are not common! The only reason I'm giving 4 stars is because of the cost. Out the door, breakfast for 2 is around $50. More...

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Kelly Ann Durlach

25 July 2016

This place is fabulous! Wonderful service, excellent food always on point, and the desserts are divine!! They also have an amazing Sunday Brunch!!!

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KC

16 July 2016

Lovely place ... Excellent service . Food taste just touches my heart ... If I remember correct the Tiramusu ,was just awesome.. Ending up ordering another round ... More...

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Budd Hybels

10 July 2016

Had date night with my beautiful wife last night and we had never been there before, it will not be the last!!! The food was amazing!!!

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Cristián Andrés

27 April 2016

Excelente Restaurant!

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Courtney Consola Karasinski

3 April 2016

Great family brunch! We loved the food, atmosphere, and service.

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Aashish K.

26 March 2016

We were visiting for the weekend and after researching good placed to eat dinner, picked this. We were not disappointed. The food was really good and the atmosphere was perfect: it was perfect for a get-together or family dinner. The only problem was that they forgot the appetizer we ordered but after a reminder, quickly brought it out and all was forgotten. If we are back in town, will definitely come here again. More...

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Melissa C.

28 February 2016

We enjoyed the brunch this morning.  It was very busy so I was glad we made reservation.  The food was delicious but our waiter was slow to clear plates and did not check on us for a drink order for over five minutes. The price is a little high but definitely worth it based on food quality. More...

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L Y.

31 January 2016

Went here Saturday night for dinner and it was a last minute idea so we did not have a reservation. We were greeted by a friendly hostess and was directed to the bar to wait for a table. In less then ten minutes we were seated at a table. We were promptly greeted by our server and explained the drink menu and their own brews. Our drinks came and then we were told about the dinner specials. I had the crab ravioli and my husband had the scampi. The ravioli was excellent with a large amount of shrimp on top. My husband said that the only problem with the scampi was that it had way to many sun dried tomatoes in it. We had no room for dessert, which I heard this place is known for. Maybe next time. Good, food, drinks, and service at this establishment. More...

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Alison Cole

21 January 2016

Bravo is the best restaurant in Kalamazoo with the best food, and people I believe I've ever known! Now how's that review from an employee?, and one who's been in the business a very long time! More...

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Corky L.

13 January 2016

Had our daughters college graduation dinner here this past June, with 13 in our group. Very happy that everything turned out really nice! Table was waiting when we got there, service was excellent and everyone enjoyed their dinners! Thank you for a memorable time celebrating a special day. More...

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Gunnar V.

17 November 2015

Just had the pizza, it was the bomb! My girlfriend got the chicken Alfredo she said the chicken was a little rubbery, but still good! Definitely still a place to visit!

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Marty R.

15 November 2015

Great people and a great menu. Dinner was exceptional and Sunday brunch is a must. Pizza is thin crust and awesome flavor. The brunch ha so many choices and they're all delicious. Great job Joe! More...

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Deb Zidarevich

10 November 2015

We had our anniversay lunch there. We experienced lovely ambiance and exceptional service. The food is superb! We had pasta and whitefish. Could not have asked for a better meal! More...

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Angela B.

2 November 2015

My friends and I were on a Kalamazoo Brewery Crawl--we had received the "Passport" to check into the K-zoo breweries and Bravo was on the list.  This place is a restaurant that happens to brew some beer, not a brewery that happens to serve some food. We saved this for the last and decided to roll in for Sunday brunch before heading back to Chicago.  I am so glad we stopped.Bravo opened for brunch at 10:30 and I think we got there about 10-15 minutes after it opened.  The hostess asked if we had a reservation--we did not.  Looking around the restaurant, the place looked empty.  She said they were expecting a full house but if we could be done with our table by 12:30, she could seat us.  Sounded strange but hey, who needs two hours to eat brunch?OMG.  What a brunch.  I hate buffets.  Hate.  Hate.  Hate buffets.  But let me tell you that this was one awesome buffet.  The food was so delicious.  My boyfriend could not stop eating the little meatballs.  I had an omelet made to order.  It was so good.  I had chicken breasts.  Bravo chicken pasta.  Meatballs.  Fish.  Veggies that were not cooked to death.  My group left STUFFED.The best part of the meal?  It was only $20 per person.  What?!?!?  If you are in Kalamazoo, go there.  Make a reservation for Sunday brunch.  Go.  Eat. More...

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Paul M.

26 October 2015

I went here with my wife, and we both loved it.  The staff was friendly, professional, and on top of everything.  The meal was on the pricier end but well worth it.  My wife loved the fish and risotto, and I enjoyed a nice shrimp pasta.Due to the price, I would not eat here frequently, but it is great if you want to treat yourself. More...

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MJ S.

14 October 2015

Just passing through and stopped here for lunch. Very impressed. Upscale but affordable.Had the Cobb salad, which was excellent. Not too big, not too small. Everything was very fresh.Service was superb - courteous and attentive.Definitely want to try the pizza next time around. More...

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Lisa Stafford

9 October 2015

Love the atmosphere and the flexibility of the menu!

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Linda Munson

8 August 2015

Always delicious best fine dining in town one of my favorite ❤️the pizza and the house salad are great together .the steak is the best ever!❤️

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Andrew M.

17 July 2015

Bravo s a delightful bistro/cafe. It's slightly upscale, the prices are somewhat top-heavy but the best value is on the Pizza menu. The atmosphere is subdued and intimate. It isn't really cozy, but it's warm enough to be a great place for a birthday or anniversary dinner. The bus staff and the waitstaff are exemplary, and quite fleet of foot. I wasn't expecting much going in, but I'm duly surprised and impressed. It isn't an all-the-time destination, but it is definitely a special events destination. I'm looking forward to exploring their draft beer menu when their supplies recover from the DKI Passport program. More...

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John D.

15 July 2015

Was there for lunch while in Kalamazoo on business and had their special pizza. The Cesar salad was very good and actually had anchovy filets on the salad. The pizza was not a typical combination that included an al fredo sauce, thin apple slices, bacon and cheese and was fantastic. Definitely worth a return visit when in Kzoo next. More...

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MaryBeth B.

27 May 2015

I went to Bravo based on the Yelp reviews and I was not disappointed. It's a great restaurant that you can easily dress business casual to fancy. The wait staff was professional and courteous but still had a personality. Their wine list is extensive. I just wish they had more selections by the glass. I started with the Mushroom soup. The waiter said it is what they are known for. I have to say that this was the best mushroom soup I've ever had!  It was creamy yet not overly heavy. The taste of mushroom permeated the soup and they were generous with the actual mushrooms. I had the sweet potato and goat cheese stuffed ravioli in a brown butter sauce.  It was heaven in a pillow.  The pine nuts sprinkled over the top added a great textural difference as well as a delicious flavor. The stuffing of sweet potato and goat cheese was delicate but stood on its own against the pasta and the brown butter.   Trust me. You will be wishing you had saved a piece of bread to sop up the remaining sauce. I finished the night with the homemade rhubarb pie and a cup of coffee.  This is a must to finish the meal. The rhubarb had just a slight tartness to it.  The crust was flakey but held it all together. It comes warm wit a few dollops of whipped cream and a scoop of vanilla. Hands down one of the best meals I've had lately. What a gem for Kalamazoo. More...

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Deborah Rife

3 May 2015

One of Kalamazoo's finest!!!! Brunch today was excellent and the staff are superb!!!!!

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Rayna P.

19 April 2015

Food was great. I got the Sweet Potato Goat Cheese ravioli and it was very good. Service was nice however the bar service was slow. I would recommend bravo to anyone that is visiting in the area. More...

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Lyn Niles

25 March 2015

I have eaten here many times before, but tonight was wonderful. Everything was perfect. The calamari was the best I have ever had, the salad, the Artichoke & Angelhair with chicken, the drinks, and the creme brulee...awesome. BRAVO!!

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Maza C.

23 March 2015

Great atmosphere great service and THE BEST SLOW ROASTED SANDWICH I'VE EVER HAD....hands down.I will go there any day everyday.

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Coash Road

7 March 2015

Great atmosphere and food. In town for business, staying at the nearby Hampton. The dining room is nicely appointed, with comfortable seating. A mix of tables and booths. I was warmly greeted and immediately seated. The menu is broad, from salads, pizzas, small plates, and entrees. While it has a fair number of Italian-centric options, its menu is much broader. I had the beef tenderloin which was fantastic. Cooked rare as I had ordered, it cut with a fork. I also had the sweet potato ravioli small plate as an appetizer. Very tasty. Full bar and long wine list. They have great wifi as well. More...

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Dawn Swick-Renshaw

2 March 2015

A fabulous place for lunch, dinner and an amazing menu choices. Looking forward to having social media seminars at Bravo!

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Pat Reyburn

27 February 2015

So sad not to be able to eat there on a regular basis anymore. We have moved from the area and no longer have the pleasure. My husband Andy and I had eaten there for years. To us, it was like having a family dinner. From Sean, Terry, Larry, and so many many more amazing people who made us feel at home. The meals were always well prepared and delicious from just a snack to a main course. Be sure to take one of the cooking classes, so much fun. Bravo, please come to Petoskey! More...

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Joe Sherhart

22 February 2015

Another fine brunch never a bad meal and the service was great

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Bill I.

14 February 2015

Food was amazing. Service was phenomenal as well. Angie our server was great. We will definitely be returning again soon.

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Swahlstrom

20 January 2015

BraVo. Took a couple clients to dinner there last night. (a Monday night). It was my first time at the Restaurant and I will plan on visiting again. Staff was friendly and the food was very good. The chef brews small batches of handcrafted beer and they had 4 available last night. Very good beer that complimented our meals. It's just good Italian food and the menu is not intiimidating. From pizzas to Chicken Marsala, every dish we had was incredible. Great wine and drink selection and the desserts are out of this world! More...

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John B.

17 January 2015

This place is inauspiciously located across from the airport, but it makes a very nice impression to a visitor such as myself. They have a wood burning oven and a separate fireplace, which is awfully nice, and it's certainly an adult atmosphere. Even on a midweek night, they were doing good business, and despite the staff being engaging and thorough, they were struggling to keep up, and I waited quite a while for my check. It isn't a fast kind of place though, so I'm being generous with the rating.The menu is (not surprisingly, for an Italian place) of the sort where one must draw a sharp distinction between being vegetarian friendly (which it is, with pizzas, pasta, and a few soups with their stock clearly noted as such) and friendly to anyone looking to avoid dairy (which it is not). Luckily for me, I'm in the former category, and their house special pizza was pretty special as they go. I'd never had a morel mushroom before, but this pizza presenting a pretty convincing argument for eating more of them. The free bread with butter and cheese was also top notch, if redundant. Speaking as a Washingtonian, if you'd presented this meal to me and told me I was in some Georgetown establishment full of the local bourgeoisie, I would have believed you.Certainly a place I'd be happy to return to with company if I was ever in town again. More...

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Joseph B.

22 December 2014

Great food, excellent Xmas beer made in house. Mushroom soup lived up to the hype as well.

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Sean H.

30 November 2014

Nice little lunch spot near the airport!  Great italian dishes plus some nice sandwiches at lunchtime.  Lots of local ingredients! Really good place to have a business lunch More...

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Steve K.

30 November 2014

Great food, great service.  Really attentive staff. Enjoyed the sweet potato ravioli, signature salad and whitefish special - all great tasting. Enjoyed a beer flight of Bravo brewed beer.  Amber ale and others that were lighter (ie not your dark beers). They were fantastic, full of flavor. The atmosphere is quiet, a bit old school but that gives it a formal feel for a romantic or special occasion. More...

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Fred P.

3 November 2014

My grandfather-in-law booked this place for a day before my wedding dinner just about a year ago in the Allegro Room. We had the $34 prix fixe menu and the food was delicious as well as the service was good

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JJcritic

26 October 2014

Amazing brunch buffet! So delicious and tons of variety! A little pricey, but you get a free mimosa!

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David E.

7 August 2014

Stopped for lunch, by chance, and was rewarded with a great atmosphere, impeccable service and a great meal.  Thursdays special was 50% of pizza or pastas. I opted for the angel hair with artichokes and gulf shrimp.  Excellent. More...

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Denise Rene Rohloff

31 May 2014

Angel hair pasts with grilled Vegis. Magnifico!

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Ann D.

30 May 2014

We enjoy this restaurant very much.  It is our "go to" special occasion spot.  The mushroom soup is so yummy, creamy and flavorful. We had small plates for our entrées.  I had the scallops and hubby, the filet medallions.  Both were excellent. The scallops came with a delicious barley salad. Desserts were heavenly.Service was great. I do agree with another reviewer that the tables are a little close. More...

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Gabe S.

16 May 2014

Best. Brunch. Ever. If I could eat there every Sunday, I would. They have everything you can think of - bacon, potatoes, pizza, omelets, chicken, fruit, salads, waffles, etc. We have also been there for dinner as well. The food is amazing and the beer they make in-house is very good considering they aren't a brewery. More...

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Benton H.

8 May 2014

we ate there for our anniversary and the service was excellent the food, prime rib was excellent,  the best we ever had. just a excellent place for atmosphere and excellent food and service. fireplace was very intiment.

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Keesha Jacob Kaylee

5 May 2014

This is My favorite Restraunt !!

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Marguerite Hammond

4 April 2014

We had our wedding here and it was perfect. 30 people in a private room. Couldn't of been happier with the food and the service. Guests are still talking about how nice it was. More...

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Stefanie N.

29 March 2014

My review is based solely on their Sunday all you can eat brunch buffet.... it was expansive and the selections was quite impressive.  Everything from your basic morning fare to straight up prime rib and various fish dishes.  Their omelet station can take a bit of time so I would suggest skipping that and trying all the other food that is available.  Also.... all you can drink MIMOSAS. More...

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Karmen Lynn Rimes

30 January 2014

Just had dinner for my sisters birthday and always amazing!! Wish I lived closer!

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Rachel B.

19 January 2014

Brunch was delicious and the staff was (for the most part) quite friendly.   However, when I walked past the host stand I overheard them speaking about how long my family had been sitting at the table.  An hour and a half doesn't seem too unreasonable since we were celebrating three birthdays and some of us drove from out of state.  Needless to say, I now have a pretty bad taste in my mouth. More...

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Linda Butera

5 January 2014

A little to pricey for me!

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Julie M. Rogers

16 November 2013

Best Sunday brunch in Kalamazoo!

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Alexandra L.

23 October 2013

5 stars!!! whoo!! AMAZING food and awesome service.  The staff are really friendly and fast working.  I always recommend this restaurant when friends come out of town and want a great Italian meal.

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Billy Patrick

17 October 2013

Always a unique special and the house brew are very unique. Love the wine list on those special occasions!

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Nancy

16 September 2013

Wow! Excellent meal and service. Chicken Marsala was perfect; large portions, don't miss the lobster ravioli!

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Gerri P.

19 August 2013

This restaurant is awesome! The food is superior and the service is fantastic. The atmosphere is quiet so you can actually have a conversation. I can't believe I found a restaurant that knows how to make a Caesar salad -- with real anchovies. What a treat. It's just a shame that I live in Chicago. More...

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Dee Ann VanderHorst

24 July 2013

Bravo always takes good care of us. Whether it's 2 or 20 of us we know the food and service will always be impeccable!!!! Bravo!!!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Thank-you

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Mary Patton-Marciniak

22 July 2013

The food is amazing and so different from any of the every day places in town. I have yet to have a bad meal.

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D R M.

2 July 2013

Attended the UKC Premier dog show in June. Wanted a nice, relaxing dinner out before the start of a busy show weekend. Found Bravo on Yelp and since it was near the hotel decided to give it a try. Was not disappointed. Despite the fact it was warm outdoors started with the mushroom soup. It was to die for! Followed with the lobster ravioli and thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was good too. Will eat at Bravo's again next year when I attend Premier. More...

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Forrest C.

25 June 2013

Amazing atmosphere, great food, and excellent service. I recommend the stuffed pork chops!

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B S.

20 June 2013

Fathers Day 2013 10:30 am. brunch with 14 family members...  Better than ever!  Personell, meal selections, atmosphere.  This Restaurant is a jewel for Kalamazoo.

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Mac K.

14 May 2013

As A-L-W-A-Y-S, superior in every way.Warm, gracious and attentive service.Uncommonly interesting and tasty offerings and a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere.BRAVO! has that 'big city feel' yet is locally owned.Certain to surpass your expectations in every way! More...

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Gary S.

4 March 2013

Went to Bravo after a hard weekend on the road for a treat.  We were not disappointed. I had the halibut special. Served over wilted spinach and topped with a mild diced tomato sauce it melted away the aching muscles.  The mushroom soup was dependably wonderful. We got our treat. More...

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Kim P.

29 August 2012

Absolutely love this place. I live in California but travel to the area on business. This was my third visit. My colleague and I drove out of our way to stop here for lunch on our way to Battle Creek. We only had half an hour to eat and the hostess and waiter served us beautifully and got us out of there right on time. The food is fresh and healthy. Don't miss the minestrone or the spinach and mushroom pizza. Yum. Nice atmosphere, clean, great service. And right across the street from the Kalamazoo airport! More...

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Ken K.

8 July 2012

The Sunday Brunch was excellent! They have everything from meats to create your own omelette to delicious waffles to hot out of the oven thin crust pizzas. And I can't forget dessert they had a wide assortment. More...

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Megan

22 November 2011

The Sunday brunch will run over $20 per person but it is well worth it. Food quality and selection was epic (omlets made to order, fruit, desserts, salads, ribs, pasta...). LOVE the bacon!

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Liz

16 August 2011

Delicious Food!. I went to Bravo! with my husband a couple of weeks ago and we had the most fabulous time! The food was absolutely delicious (try the mushroom soup!) and the service was really great! Tony and I spent almost the entire night there eating wonderful food and sipping delicious wine. More...

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jennyblue

16 August 2011

Bravo is a great and classy place! I am in love with the mushroom soup and they have delicious pastas too! Also, they have a full bar and amazing margaritas there! Try the golden margaritas- they are fabulous. Perfect for drinks and appetizers with friends, romantic dinner with your man, or even brunch with the family! The best place in Kalamazoo for good eats! More...

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Ben M.

11 March 2011

Very good.  Looks unimpressive from outside but went there with a friend and had a great meal.  Would not recommend the steak but the pastas were fantastic.

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Hannah

9 January 2011

A great place for anyone to have a great dinner and great for holiday dinners

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Josef S.

24 October 2010

Loved the 23rd anniversary menu. Great value for 23 dollars. Salat was fresh, steak nicely done.Great wine selection!

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Dp

3 September 2010

Relaxing and fulfilling. This is my restaurant of choice for celebrations and anniversaries. Classy atmosphere, vivid flavors, and top notch service deliver on any occasion. You'd have to drive to GR or Ann Arbor to achieve this type of an experience, it is a crown jewel of Kalamazoo. I admit I always order the same dish so I can't speak on too much of the rest of the menu (chicken penne w/ gorgonzola/wine/cream sauce, and the mushroom soup) Their mushroom soup might be the best soup I've ever tasted, I can't recommend that enough. Though it's a little too expensive for my budget to eat there regularly, you get what you pay for at Bravo More...

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Marie S.

6 July 2010

Hands down, my favorite restaurant in Kalamazoo.  My favorite dish is the Chicken Gnocci.  They blend their flavors so well here.  You won't find an over salted/over buttered meal.  Just good, fine crafted food.  Great beer and wine list too.The prices are a little high, but I would rather pay a bit more for my food and know I will get a good meal versus paying less and getting crap! More...

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Pete E.

3 July 2010

I'm usually in Kzoo for family gatherings, and I often end up here for dinner outings. Great place, nice service and tasty food - if not a bit underwhelming in it's variety.The bar is decent but limited. Don't expect a caipirinha or cool serving of pastis to relax to. Upper mid-scale joint, but still very Midwestern. More...

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Derrick G.

12 May 2010

Great place. All I have to say is keep up the good work.

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Sarah A.

12 April 2010

Bravo is an oasis in Kalamazoo.  When I visit the Zoo,  it is so hard to find good, fresh food.  Much of the local fare tends to be deep fried or standard bar food.  That can be great but after a few days I need good, wholesome food with great flavors.  They also have a good wine selection and microbrews.My favorite entrée is the signature salad.  It has goat cheese crumbles and cranberries - who can turn that down.The desserts are always fantastic.  I especially love the white chocolate mousse and lemonade cake.  This time I had the Pecan Pie Brownie which was gooey goodness :)It is more expensive than most places around  but its not out of the ballpark by any means. More...

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Laura Schwieger

8 March 2010

Love this place!. Great atmosphere and fabulous food. Always enjoy visiting this restaurant when I'm in town.

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Harper Creek

25 June 2009

Excellent Food, Great Service. Bravo is not just my favorite restaurant in Kalamazoo, it holds its own against the best places I've tried in DC and Chicago. Be warned, unlike so many Kalamazoo restaurants, Bravo is classy, not pretentious. More...

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sw1691

4 December 2007

GReat food but a little pricey.Friendly wait staff.A nice place for an office get together.

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Todd W.

4 December 2007

Awesome brunch. Great place anytime, any occasion. You wont regret it!