Food Review – Bravo! Cucina Italiana 9/28

9/28/17Bravo! Cucina Italiana

106 Major Reynolds Place | Knoxville, TN 37919

When I called Bravo! to make reservations for two on the 28th, I had the pleasure of speaking with Monx. He was super friendly and asked if anyone in our party was celebrating an event. 
When we arrived we were greeted by none other than Monx and two Hostesses. I have to say, these three are perfect for their positions because they’re the first point of contact. They were highly professional appearance and friendly attitude. 

We we’re seated in an open corner (I don’t think there’s a bad seat in the restaurant) and we’re served by Katie. 

We ordered Unsweetened Iced Tea ($2.99 each) and, as an appetizer, I ordered the Lobster Bisque (al a carte at $5.99, or $5.59 as an add-on to an entree). 

For our main courses, I let Chef Travis make my selection for me. He chose the Lobster Ravioli Alla Vodka (sautéed shrimp, tomato cream, pesto bread crumbs) for $18.99. Though it wasn’t on the menu, mine also had blistered grape tomatoes which was a nice addition. It was really delicious and something I would not have ordered for myself. I’m glad he made this selection. I would definitely order this again! 

My husband opted for the Spaghettini + Meatballs (house made beef and pork meatballs and marinara) for $15.99. He said it was also great and full of flavor. The meatballs were huge! 

For dessert I had a cup of coffee $2.99 and Tiramisu $6.99 (ladyfingers soaked in coffee liquor, creamy mascarpone filling and cocoa powder). I definitely enjoyed this dessert and have to say it was the best Tiramisu I have ever had. 

 Our server offered us Warm Chocolate Cake or Tiramisu for a dessert option. I asked if those were the selections and she said yes. On the restaurant’s online menu, I saw four selections. Tiramisu, Warm Chocolate Cake (rich chocolate cake with a molten lava center and vanilla bean gelato), Crème Brulee (vanilla bean custard with a caramelized sugar crust) or Caramel Mascarpone Cheesecake (crème anglaise, caramel sauce and mascarpone cream). 

Having seen these options post visit, I am disappointed. I thought I overheard a server behind us offer Crème Brulee to his table but I wasn’t sure. This is why I asked our server about the dessert options. Perhaps they ran out. I will have to make sure I order dessert with our main courses the next time so I don’t miss the opportunity to try it.

They have multiple locations so, if there’s one in your area, I would highly recommend visiting. 

They have locations in: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. 




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