Bruno's Restaurant and Tavern at 33 Allen Avenue in Portland, Maine is a wonderful place to dine.
There is a full bar with an informal atmosphere, and the more elegant Ocean Star Banquet room which can be booked for special occasions.
We started with a crispy fresh salad, consisting of iceberg and romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, purple onions, and grated carrots. The Ranch dressing tasted homemade and was the perfect topping for the greens and vegetables.
Hubby followed the salad with Crab-Stuffed Haddock. His haddock fillet was stuffed with a crab and mushroom stuffing and perfectly broiled.
He chose to have the fresh-cut fries as a side dish,, and they were a crispy, golden brown, with the skins still on. I had to steal a couple, and they were sooo good!
I have to have something Italian when I eat at an Italian restaurant, so I opted for the "House" Calzone. It was stuffed with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, ricotta, provolone, mozzarella, and Romano cheese and sauce. All of that was baked to a lovely shade of golden brown and then sprinkled with Romano and Parmesan cheeses. It was huge and delicious!
I have a pretty good appetite, but I ended up taking half of it home in the box the waitress so kindly provided. It made a great lunch the next day. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, and I thought the prices were reasonable at lunch time...for 2 beers, 2 salads, the stuffed haddock and the calzone, the check came to $35.32 including the tax.