top of page

About Bruno

Bruno's Italian is the proud vision of the original owners and continued head chef, Antonio Bruno and his wife Antonina Bruno. While Tony and Nina have since retired, and leave the restaurant in the hands of new owners, they continue to help in ensuring that the restaurant remains a gem of Cedar City, UT. 

Antonio was born in Sicily, Italy. When he came to the United States in 1966 Tony started a job dishwashing in a New Jersey Italian restaurant and the rest it history! He met his beautiful wife, Nina Gambino Bruno, on February 16th 1970 and the two were married 21 days later on March 9th. Happily married for 48 years, Tony and Nina opened their first restaurant together in 1976 in Toronto Canada. The restaurant was named Little Italy. The two have been bringing delicious food to the public ever since. 


Tony discovered a love of cooking that has since shaped his life and brought him so much joy. Anyone who spends time in a kitchen with Mr. Bruno knows immediately how passionate he is about his food, and it shows! 


"You have to use care, love, and good ingredients to make good food." - Tony Bruno


From the Bruno Family

Newspaper article about Tony and Nina from 1982


Photographs given to us by Tony and Nina

Check out the original Bruno's in those first three pictures! 
bottom of page