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Mar 18, 2013

A Bravo Weekend!

Did everyone have a great weekend? I hope you did. The weather couldn't have been any prettier in New Orleans. The skies were blue, the sun was shining, the flowers were blooming and there was a really nice breeze in the air. It was definitely a weekend to be out and about.
My mom and I decided to go to Bravo Cucina Italiana restaurant in Metairie, Louisiana. Bravo Restaurant's are scattered throughout the United States. I've dined at Bravo's a number of times (for both lunch & dinner), and the quality of the food and service is always excellent. They have the best waiters. They're always attentive, knowledgeable, pleasant, and go that extra mile. I must also commend their cooks! Bravo's dishes are always presented so beautifully and they taste just the same. They remodeled the outside (sitting) waiting area with beautiful umbrellas, white twinkle lights, chairs & sofas and the inside decor is equally as exquisite. Always clean & polished, I highly recommend everyone dine at Bravo's. Plus, the prices are as fabulous as everything else there.
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Bravo's has a wide selection of appetizers. We ordered their Artichoke & Spinach Formaggio (w/parmesan flatbread). They also give you a basket of their warm foccacia bread. It's really good. Order a glass of white wine. Relax. I had other stops to make afterwards, so I enjoyed a glass of their refreshing iced tea instead.
For lunch, my mom ordered a Grilled Chicken Salad. Her salad, was pretty & colorful. It was filled with grilled chicken, peppers, cucumbers, onion and lettuce. Bravo's salads are HUGE! So it's definitely a meal in itself. I love pasta! So I ordered their Pasta Woozie. It's grilled chicken, fresh spinach, and fettuccine pasta with alfredo sauce.
Ready for dessert? We ordered the Tre Dolce! It's a sampling of their three most popular desserts: tiramisu, torta di cioccolata, and chocolate chip bread pudding. So good!
Ahhh, my Lucky Charms! Since it was St. Patrick's Day weekend, I brought my clover coin purse with me. Remember, I told you I collect coin purses. Well here's one of them. If you're on instagram, you saw my ruby slippers coin purse. Our bill, including the tip was approximately $65 at Bravos. Great food, delightful atmosphere and an enjoyable time. If I had to suggest anything to Bravo's of Metairie, it would be to talk to the front hostess about greeting customers right away. It wasn't busy, her head stayed down and we had to approach her. Also, I think the presentation of the dessert could've been prettier. Sauce was sliding off the sides of the plate. Remember presentation is everything! Other than those two things, I still give Bravo's a sweet rating.
Sweet-Bittersweet-Not Sweet
Bravo's in Metairie is Sweet!

74 comments:

  1. looks yum! the artichoke and spinach formaggio looks so good kim!! please send some my way x

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  2. Oh wow..... the food all looks so good Kim!! Nom nom nom.. :)

    xo - Sheila
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  3. Hi there. Yes, our weekend was great. Although we never have as good of weather as New Orlean's does.

    Yum! My husband is Italian - he's from Jersey - and we often go to Italian restaurants. I think desserts are my favorite part of the meals though.

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  4. Everything looks amazing Kim....pretty flowers and so much yummy food:) Have a great week!
    ~Anne

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  5. Aww such a great coin purse to wear.

    But Kim, the food gifs.....my stomach is growling! So hungry, I definitely wants some of that dessert! The chocolate one.....ooooh I stared at that a few times. haha


    Away From The Blue

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  6. yummy :P
    I love italian style pizzas!

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  7. Bravo looks like a great place to dine! Especially after your thorough tour of the this restaurant. The dessert looks yummy! I bet I can always start with dessert 1st =D
    I will definitely look out for this place if I visit USA again.

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  8. I'm so envious of your beautiful weekend weather, Kim - I'm positively dying to see blooming flowers, but according to the forecast, winter is sticking around for at least another week in Paris. Speaking of envious, it's getting to be lunch time here and I have a bowl of cereal waiting for me {I'm a terrible cook, so cereal is a safe choice!} and now I'm craving pasta :) Bravo's looks delicious. It's been about six years since I've been to the southern US, but next time I visit, I'm going to have to stop in at one of their locations!
    xox,
    Cee

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  9. The icecream looks wonderful...love icecream :)) Gorgeous surroundings too, love all the landscaping and places to sit outside!! I like when places to eat have spots outside!! Looks like you had a wonderful time, am really pleased for it!! Have a great week doll, I hope it's a beautiful one for you!! I want to get through March and April so bad, haha! Need spring now, haha!! Have fun xxx

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  10. The food looks amazing, especially the desserts :) And such a gorgeous Spring day too!

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  11. Great review! Bravo is a great place to eat. So envious of your beautiful weather! Heather

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  12. Great Kimmy, super yummy!I wish you a delicious week :-) Mwahh**

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  13. Hi Sweets, Yummy and it's lunchtime here in Denmark. Love your gif's they're brilliant. Glad you enjoyed your meal out, hope you have a lovely week:)
    Axx

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  14. Omigosh. I LOVE pasta -- this place looks like a dream. And anything creamy and spinachy has GOT to be good. What a lovely day!

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  15. This place looks great! I love the patio seating, so cozy :) And the weather was beautiful here also... I think I smell spring in the air!!

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  16. This place looks cute and yummy! I don't think we have any near us, booo!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  17. I don't think we have any Bravo's near us. Italian food is my favorite and everything looks delicious!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
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  18. Everything looks wonderful, Kim! And I just adore the little purse! x

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  19. This looks like a wonderful meal. I am so jealous - we still have snow in NY.

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  20. What a great place. I must check it out if I ever pass one.

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  21. I love this place! I could just eat their oil and bread - it's soooooo good!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  22. What a lovely Place ,and the Food looks delicious! Beautiful Pictures ,great Work!

    kisses :)

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  23. What an absolutely wonderful weekend! I have to say, I just stumbled upon your blog and I love it, I have been scrolling through your posts and I am definitely going to be following you from now on. xx. McKenna Lou
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  24. that place looks great and all that food looks divine!! drooling here! so happy u shard ur fun weekend doll xoxo

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  25. Their bread is super addicting right?! THere used to be one close to me - I dunno where one is now!

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  26. So happy the flowers are in bloom! And you gotta love good service...and bread...and dessert!

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  27. Looks like a great restaurant Kim, all the food looks delicious!! :-)

    Vanessa x
    www.vanessaeves.com

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  28. Glad you had a great weekend Kim! This restaurant is amazing. First of all, how cool is the name? They did everything right. The food looked delicious and the service was great! Seriously, what more can you ask for? Love it!

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  29. Damn! You live in New Orleans? You are so lucky. It's def one of my favorite cities on the planet, mostly because of the delicious food. And by the look of your pictures, I'm definitely missing out! Also love the animations :)

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  30. Yum! This food looks absolutely delicious, what a lovely dinner! I have a hard time eating at certain restaurants because I am gluten intolerant and my favorite food used to be bread...lol. I could eat like..8 of those olive garden garlic bread sticks with one meal! Oh well...those days are over but I still love going out (especially when a place has delicious salads with gluten free dressings or has gluten free pasta!)

    ~Alyssa
    www.butterfliesonmars.blogspot.com

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  31. All the food looks so yummy! hopefully I can find a Bravo's around where I live. :)
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  32. I love that pasta! I wasn't hungry looking at the chicken but the pasta tipped me over the edge.

    Creammmy.

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  33. This restaurant has truly delicious food! Love your gifs!

    LUXESSED

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  34. Hi again. Thanks for your lovely comment! About me cursing - I don't see me cursing as making me dumb. I curse because I want to, I see it as expressing myself the way I want to, and I use cursing as saying exactly what I want to say. Thank you.
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  35. Hello dear, great post! I really like your blog, it’s very interesting and has beautiful things! What about following each other? Also on bloglovin and facebook …just let me know  If you follow me, I follow you back.
    Kisses, have a nice day!
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  36. Hi Kim! Glad you enjoy Italian food!:) you made me so hungry, everything looks so delicious, a great restaurant where going:) Kisses! xo

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  37. that food looks incredibly delicious
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  38. yay for springtime flowers!! :)

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  39. Oh my word, Bravo's sounds delicious! Also, looks like a fantastic place to eat - their outdoor seating is nice.
    Now I'm hungry...haha!

    Trendy Teal

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  40. Oh man... those dessert gifs... girl, you are killing me with the brownie and ice cream one is CRAZY. And I love me some spinach and artichoke dip. This looks like an amazing restaurant. You've got a great taste in food! ;)

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  41. Ooooh, nice place and yummy yummy looking fooood! Let's meet up and go to lunch there?

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  42. I'm so jealous that y'all have flowers bloomed! They're gorgeous.
    The food looks so yummy, I'm going to have to try that place out. Great outdoor seating area too. Love your coin purse.

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  43. This looks so yummy Kim!! I didn't know you collected coin purses how cute is that! I am glad your Mom and you got to spend the weekend together and enjoy a delish meal. Hopefully the hostess works on her personal skills and make eyes contact!

    Happy Monday Pretty girl!

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  44. I love Bravo! The chopped chicken salad is fantastic!

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  45. Kim, you're killing me with those yummy food photos especially those desserts and I had dinner already. It's nice to see that flowers are blooming by you and you had such a nice time with your Mom. That restaurant sounds great and I love your lucky clover coin purse. It was cold and snowy in NYC this past weekend so we stayed in for the most part. I started watching that drama that the editorial I posted on Friday was from and got totally hooked. That actor is not only handsome, his performance is crazy good. I may have a new crush haha :)

    Have a great week girl!
    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  46. I'm officially hungry! lol Looks so yummy!


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  47. Great to see the weather looking up for you there! Methinks you should advise the folks at Bravo to expand and open up restaurants here in SA, the food looks divinely delicious!

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  48. Kim, i am getting hungry! I'd love to eat there some time. I am also seriously craving spinach and artichokes now!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  49. I wish I lived in the area so I could try all these restaurants you mention! They always sound so good!

    -Jacqueline

    www.jenesaisquoifashion.blogspot.com

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  50. Sounds like you had a great weekend - the food looks amazing! x, Kat

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  51. I love bravo...awesome pictures specially those little special effects..great post kim

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  52. Wow Kim..That looks great! I love the special movements in the pic. Extra cool! I am also following you blogluvin/fb.

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    Thanks so much!

    Dawn

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  53. Omg! I'm hungry now...

    your new follower

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  54. i like Bravo as well!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  55. OMG those food gifs are making me drool! It's 11pm here right now and right around the time I usually get hungry. What a fantastic lunch date with mama. I love the little love heart on her face, so fun.

    xx Jenee C.
    {camo meets couture}

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  56. This looks like a great weekend. I love those yummy foods.

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  57. There is nothing I love more than a dessert sampler plate! Your pasta looks so amazing Kim...maybe I should have some for breakfast!

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  58. Looks really like a great restaurant. Have a nice day.

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  59. It is best place for spend family leisure time. Theirs foods look also delicious.

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  60. Looks like you’ve enjoyed your weekend well. The place looks awesome.

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  61. Wow I think this place best for spend weekend. You can enjoy as well as with these delicious food.

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  62. Hey Kim, This place looks delicious and I haven't heard of these restaraunts. I've always wanted to go to New Orleans so if I ever make it I'll be sure to let you know and go here too.

    The meal and especially the bread and pasta you and your mom enjoyed looks so good!

    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.com

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  63. KIM! It's great to visit your blog again. Sorry, I've been MIA...it looks like you've changed your blog interface since the last time I've visited...it looks great!

    Looking at these pictures made me super hungry..This looks like a fabulous restaurant. Glad to hear your weekend went well!

    -B

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  64. Looks like an amazing place to be, Kim!!! I would love to nom on some dip or some dessert while outside! The weather looks soooo warm!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  65. kim!! the food looks to die for!!! the pasta and chicken salad i would have gobbled up in 2 seconds!! lol... I wanted to also say thank you for your comment and advice!!!!! I guess we all have our down moments but it helps alot to have people listen and give a helping hand!!! THANKS!! Much appreciated lady!!!! :)

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  66. How nice your pics!!!

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    xoxo

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  67. Love the outdoor roos Bravo has created. The food looks absolutely delish . . .

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  68. Holy yumminess. That food looks amazing. Thanks for sharing. We have a bravo location here in ABQ and now I think I will need to visit.

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  69. i love spinach artichoke dip! we have a bravo here, but i'm not sure if it's the same? italian, but looks different. i used to go all the time, but definitely need to visit again. they have great rolls!

    [oomph.]
    mobile morsels

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  70. Oh Kim,
    My mouth is watering hon, with all these delicious dishes. My weekend was low key. New York is still battling winter like weather and the sun has onlly made a few cameos. We are having spring summer withdrawals at this point. I would love to be in NOLA. When I come to visit i will have to stop by Bravo for sure.

    Have a great week! HUGS.

    Maria

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  71. Wow yummy foods. I also think that is best place to spend holidays.

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  72. Yep. I also think that is the most matching place for holiday. Their environment and yummy foods helps to keep in free mind.

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  73. Kim I have been eating up your blog for perhaps the last hour! Literally with this post...Im so hungry now! Seems like you have been so busy highlighting the sweet things in life and enjoying yourself! (can we please go to that bakery with all the pretty cakes that you posted about on Easter?) Bravo looks like a great place to enjoy yourself and it's so cool that you get to spend time with your mom! I hope you are well and talk to you soon!

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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