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Bravo! Italian Restaurant and Bar

Bravo! serves up classic Italian fare with a twist. Located in the Highland Village Shopping Center, Bravo! goes above and beyond to create innovative dishes that won't soon be forgotten.

The Stories

In June, a group of people—some strangers, some not—gathered together at BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar for drinks and fellowship. For this summer tasting, Assistant Manager and Bar Master Chris Robertson wanted to feature something a little lighter, resulting in the Spirits of Summer tasting...

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Credit to: Amber Helsel, Jackson Free Press

Someone once asked Madame Lilly Bollinger (who managed Bollinger Champagne house from 1941 to 1971), "When do you drink Champagne?"

Her response was: "I only drink Champagne when I'm happy, and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it—unless I'm thirsty."

I am fully on board with her sentiment; I see no reason to relegate it to special occasions. Bubbles make everything better, I say, and can turn any time into an occasion. That being the case, I always eagerly anticipate BRAVO! Italian Restaurant's annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting each December...

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Credit to: Julie Skipper, Jackson Free Press

Modern is timeless, and Bravo at Highland Village is timeless, edgy, and modern.

Jeff Good is well-known in the Jackson area for co-owning several restaurantsSal & Mookies, Bravo!, and Broadstreet Bakery are all Jackson favorites. Jeff moved here during high school, so he has come to consider himself a Mississippi native.

“Twenty-three years later, we’re not on the cutting edge anymore... We’re seen as much more traditional now, and we’re someplace that’s a place of safety and comfort for many. We’re still a very successful restaurant, but we are not on the cutting edge. And that’s okay. I think that kinda comes with the maturity of your art form.”-Jeff

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