Today, I happened upon a pretty good, relatively new Italian place in midtown Memphis. Bruno’s Restaurant, located at 1354 Madison, offers tasty, authentic Italian fare, generous portions, and good service, all at an affordable price.
Perhaps the best thing about this relatively new restaurant is that it offers a touch of class to a corner that really needs it: Madison at Cleveland. Located in a building that formerly housed a quick labor business, Bruno’s is helping to turn around Madison at the end of the trolley line and acts as a great example of the slow but gradual downtown-uptown-midtown Madison business revival.
I had the spaghetti with sausage for $9, which was well worth the money. Bruno’s only uses real Italian, spicy sausage, which is impossible to find at most chain Italian places. Everyone from the lunch gang enjoyed their meals, too.
The Commercial Appeal review echoes many of my thoughts, so I won’t repeat what Fredric Koeppel wrote, other than to say the same guy pictured in the article wearing camouflage and chowing down on lasagna was there when we visited.