Bruno’s Little Italy
Bruno’s is an Italian staple for Little Rock, and one of the oldest restaurants in operation in the area.
The restaurant opened in 1949 from an Italian born family that helped introduce pizza to America by opening up one of the first pizzerias in New York and later opened up the first pizzeria on the Loop in Chicago. Jimmy Bruno then brought his Italian cooking influence to Little Rock, setting up the original “Little Italy” location on Levy in North Little Rock.
Over the years Bruno’s Little Italy has seen a number of location changes along with a few closings due to tough economic times, however the Bruno family continues to operate even today. The current location opened in 2013 and helped spearhead the Main Street revival in downtown Little Rock.
Along with their world famous pizzas you will find a number of authentic Italian dishes passed down through generations of the Bruno family. The restaurant features long term employees such as a pasta chef who has been making pasta for the restaurant since 1968. It is hard to find a more dedicated and authentic Italian experience in Little Rock.