Peter Serantoni and Don Myers, the creators of the successful Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen, are set to debut their second restaurant. Scheduled to open this summer, Brunos Trattoria, a Northern Italian restaurant, will be located in the heart of Brea Downtown. The concept is inspired by a simpler time when meals brought friends and families together. The goal of Brunos Trattoria is to provide a relaxing dining atmosphere with soul-satisfying fare, which derives its inspiration from dishes and ingredients found in Italian cuisine.
Brunos Trattoria, named after Chef Peter’s mentor and father, Papa Bruno, brings to Brea the meals prepared in their home, located in the heart of Venice, at San Marco 865. The breakfast conversation was about that day’s lunch, and at lunch they would discuss that evening’s dinner. Peter’s Grandmother, Nonna Maria, shopped twice a day at the local market, where what was fresh and seasonal guided what would be served at the family dinner table. It was there, at San Marco 865, that Peter learned the simple and rustic cooking styles taught by Papa Bruno and Nonna Maria. Peter has translated these fond childhood memories into a menu with many of Nonna Maria’s beloved dishes along side many of your favorite Italian foods. Wine, of course, was served at every meal and intended to be simple, food-friendly and fun. At Brunos guests will find a broad selection of Italian and Californian wines built around the belief that cost should not be the deciding factor. Therefore, each glass and bottle of wine will share the same price point to make the selection process simple and encourage guests to be adventurous. Brunos will also feature a menu of carefully crafted cocktails featuring premium Italian spirits, liqueurs and fresh, seasonal ingredients.