Bruno’s Pizza and Pasta

Bruno's Pizza and PastaBruno’s has been a Tyler staple for years now, yet I don’t find myself venturing over that way too often. In fact, before this week I had only eaten at Bruno’s once and that was several years ago. That being said, I’ve always known Bruno’s to be a Tylerites favorite and have yet to hear a bad word uttered about the place. Lucky for me, and many of the other south-siders, Bruno’s opened a new location on Old Jacksonville just north of the four way intersection in Gresham.

Bruno's Pizza and PastaI met my sister at Bruno’s for dinner this past Thursday evening. Their new location is shiny, big, and new and is a fantastic choice for families or friends or couples. It is BYOB so I brought a bottle of Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio which I’ve been fueling with all summer. Bruno’s is known for their pizza, but I was more in the mood for pasta so I turned to that page in the menu. There are no creative dishes on the menu at Bruno’s. Your options are limited to marinara, meat, or Alfredo sauce. Of course they also offer ravioli and lasagna, and everything comes in either full or half sizes. I took this as a sign to order with caution and ordered the half order of spaghetti with marinara and one meatball. My sister did not pick up on the warning and ordered the full portion of lasagna.

Bruno's Pizza and PastaSoon after we ordered our dinner salads were delivered.  Talk about yum!  The salad came with thick, freshly sliced mozzarella cheese, green olives, and a porchini pepper. I ate all the cheese off mine and waited anxiously for my entree to arrive, though I was starting to get full after that salad.  Not long after, our dinner was delivered to our table. I dove right into mine. Spaghetti and marinara with a meatball is a pretty simple dish, and Bruno’s does it right. The noodles, the sauce, and the meatball all tasted great. I sampled a bite from my sister’s vat of lasagna and it too was delicious.

Bruno's Pizza and PastaI am certainly happy that we decided to venture over to Bruno’s.  Good food, friendly service, and a nice but casual atmosphere make for an experience I am sure to come back for again and again.  Not only is the food good, but it is also very reasonably priced.  I hope a few other Tyler restaurateurs will follow Bruno’s example and expand south!

Bruno's Pizza and PastaBruno’s Pizza and Pasta
15770 FM 2493
Tyler, TX 75703
(903) 939-0002


  1. I live right across the street from this place….We have been there at least 3 times in the past 6 months…..Everyone I know loves this place….Recently went there with 7 people with 3 of those people being children( the youngest 3) and did not feel we needed to be extra quiet and worry about the kids….In fact I would recommend going there is you have kids….There is usually not many people in there and the food is great and you get a lot of it for the price….Love the salads and Italian sandwiches….And the pizzas of course are great and really big!!!

  2. This is absolutely my favorite pizza place! Been getting pizza here for at least 30 years. Love the pizza and the family!

  3. Love, Love, Love the Meatball Sandwich!!! My husband and I can share one and feel full. The red sauce is really tasty, but not too overpowering. I would definitely recommend Bruno’s pizza and salads as well!

  4. Everything is good and a great bang for your buck. The calzone is awesome!

  5. Great pizza they just got our to go order mixed up with another persons & we were waiting there at least half an hour to get ours right. To make up for it the ditzy young blonde at the take out counter gave us free drinks & appetizers which was the least she could do. I much prefer the original location off of Vine Street myself & will drive the few extra miles to dine there.

  6. Maybe I just have a personal aversion to this place, but I just wanna warn people that the first time I ate here, I got so sick and threw up twice, I decided to give it another chance, and I got sick again. Coincidence?

  7. Love this place! Have eaten there several times. Even brought my foreign relatives there to try the pizza with pineapples on it. They were hesitant but loved it and want to go back every time they come to visit. Love that it’s family owned. Both locations are great. Can’t get enough!

  8. Bruno’s is a long way from Chapel Hill but having read the reviews, I decided a closer inspection was in order. Arriving for dinner last night, the group of friends were greeted at the door by friendly staff. The building is beautiful with an open layout and a pleasant atmosphere. We started out with Garlic Cheese Bread, well prepared with melted cheese, spices and Marinara sauce. I think Bruno’s has the best Marinara sauce in the Tyler area. It was so good I wanted to lick the bowl. Our salads were fantastic. There is a great mix of lettuce, cheese, olives, pepperocini peppers and tomatoes. After the appetizer and salad I doubted I could eat any more. That doubt lasted only a very short time. Within our group we had Lasagna, Spaghetti with meat sauce, Ravioli, Spaghetti with Mushrooms and Chicken Alfredo. To add to the main course was lovely home made bread rolls. It was so good that we fought over who had the best food. Everything was GREAT! Outstanding food, great service and wonderful atmosphere are hallmarks of Bruno’s. There are so many more items on the menu that I will be back again and again.

  9. Italian food for bubba’s used to eating spagetti-o’s…

  10. Brunos has the best Pizza around. I love to get their all meat and then at times just plain cheese. Recommend a 6 out of 5.

  11. We are from the Chicago (home of EXCELLENT pizza) area and have been searching for a good pizza place since we moved here. I can’t comment on the pizza, because when I went to Bruno’s on Old J Ville, there were some children that were allowed to RUN the place, and totally destroyed my dinner. They were kicking my booth, rolling on the floor, yelling, screaming, did I mention kicking my booth? The parents didn’t care to stop them, and neither did the restaurant management when I asked for help. It seems that management should have stepped in and asked the parents to quiet their children, not only to avoid driving the other patrons crazy, but to avoid serious injury.

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