July 30, 2007 8

Bruno’s (Santa Monica)

By in 16: Santa Monica

DSC04088.JPGMy co-worker took us to this hole-in-the-wall Italian place . It’s her most favorite neighborhood restaurant that she almost regretted introducing me here after finding out I’d be blogging it. ;D The vibe is warm and hearty, and the servings are huge!

Carbonara. Very good~ Perfectly mixed eggs and cream, very rich but not overtly heavy and cakery.

The wonderful Cesar Salad is authentic classic style with egg yolk dressing (hence a slimey quality that I absolutely LOVE). Perfectly salted and peppered. I forgot the name of this spaghetti (too occupied with the Carbonara).

I’m impressed by the salad as much as the pasta. Garden Salad is delicious~ The photo on the right …I also forgot its name, a huge stuffed pocket Lasagne type with cheese. So-so.

Bruno’s (http://www.brunossantamonica.com)
1652 Ocean Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90401

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8 Responses to “Bruno’s (Santa Monica)”

  1. seat says:

    Carbonara and Caesar salad made you happy cos they had eggs in them~, haha.

    Now if the place gets crowded, your co-worker is going to blame you! XD!

  2. modernist says:

    im gonna be a stickler, but a proper carbonara should not have cream…

  3. modernist says:

    im gonna be a stickler, but a proper carbonara should not have cream…

    invite me to lunch on your next outing! im at motion theory til friday then a week off then back on i think.

  4. steph says:

    if i remember correctly, this place used to be on centinela and venice where the Vineyard church now is.

  5. rico says:

    Steph: I think there is a Chowhound post somewhere in which it says that this is not the same Bruno’s that was in Mar Vista. I remember that old place fondly, but the food in the pics also doesn’t look much like what the old Bruno’s used to serve.

  6. Freda says:

    Hey Steph and Rico, I didn’t know that this is Bruno’s new location, or was it the same Bruno’s?

    Hey David, so I had it wrong whenever I cooked carbonara…^^;; (i added cream).

    yes seat, I’m still an egg addict for some reason…haha

  7. Tiffany says:

    thanks for that. I’ll def. have to try it. I live in SM and there are only a few restaurants that I even like.

  8. Freda says:

    I’m posting a email I got from the website to clarify the two Bruno’s mix up.

    From George:
    Glad to hear you like the food at Bruno’s. I’m Bruno’s web designer, just posted a website for Bruno in August http://www.brunossantamonica.com.
    Bruno has been at his Santa Monica location for about 20 years, nothing to do with the Bruno’s in Mar Vista.
    If you want something made a certain way, Bruno will accommodate you, just ask!

    Thanks George!