Bruno’s of Brooklyn is a local favorite for Italian cuisine in Downtown Fort Myers. A cozy atmosphere paired with delectable Italian comfort food make for an amazing dining experience.
Great for: date night, dinner with a friend
Bruno’s of Brooklyn is synonymous with Italian cuisine in Fort Myers. If you speak to any local about where to find great Italian food, there’s a great chance Bruno’s will be on the list – and for good reason.
Kristen here! I’ve lived in Fort Myers for most of my life, and when Bruno’s came to be, I’d had my eye on it for a while. I’d drive by the tiny restaurant leaving Downtown Fort Myers and always say “I really need to try this someday.” Well, I finally made it and I was not disappointed!
Celebrating a Special Occasion at Bruno’s
We knew we needed to go to Bruno’s for a special occasion. So, we decided to go to Bruno’s when we reached a milestone in our Instagram followers. It just made dinner all the more special.
First of all, I highly recommend making reservations. They didn’t have an online reservation system that I could tell, but we called and it was no problem. We made the reservation on Thursday for dinner on Friday. I don’t think you need to do it too far in advance, but I would definitely recommend a reservation (especially for a Friday night).
Bruno’s of Brooklyn’s Atmosphere
Bruno’s of Brooklyn put me right back in New York City. I can’t say it felt like Brooklyn because I’ve never been, but the cozy atmosphere mixed with the buzz of Friday night and the smell of homemade Italian food felt like I was in the middle of a big city.
It’s a tiny place with indoor and outdoor seating. I wouldn’t recommend Bruno’s for a large group unless you find a way to reserve the restaurant for a special event. The largest table I saw was for 6 people. But for a special date night or catching up with a friend? It’s perfect.
The service is great and we always felt like we were getting taken care of. Expect to spend a couple of hours here because the entire experience is meant to feel like a full Italian meal.
I had the most fun watching the chef (Chef Cal, I believe) put together dishes. You can tell he’s passionate about all the food he creates, and it shows in the creativity of the dishes. Here, “made with love” is not just a saying, it’s a way of life.
What We Ordered at Bruno’s of Brooklyn
Overall, I’m sad it took me so long to get here, but I’m happy I can say I was finally able to try Bruno’s of Brooklyn – and I can’t wait to go back.
Phone Number: (239) 278-0211
Address: 2112 Second St, Fort Myers, FL 33901
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