Your temptation would normally be to drive past this place since it shares a building with a dog-ugly gift shop that’s garishly painted with killer whales, but inside, it’s the food that’s killer. There’s a lot of junky pasta in the tourist zone, but it’s the rare Italian table where the owner is not only cooking with pride, but is also actually Italian. In this one modest room, Bruno, gruff but generous, loads plates with garlicky goodness, from his puttanesca to his buttery rolls, and he also does large New York–style pizzas, calzones, and fresh cannoli. Ask about the daily specials, which might include a concoction called “eggplant Pavarotti,” a rich piling of eggplant, ricotta, spinach, crabmeat, shrimp, and vodka sauce. Cash-only delivery is available to the vacation homes of Disney South.
Bruno's Italian Restaurant
8556 W. Irlo Bronson Hwy., Kissimmee
Our Rating Neighborhood Kissimmee Hours Daily 2–9pm. No reservations required. Phone 407/397-7577 Prices Main courses $16–$24 Cuisine Type Italian Web site Bruno's Italian Restaurant
Map8556 W. Irlo Bronson Hwy., Kissimmee Orlando
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