BRAVO! Closing Aug. 28th – Sept. 25th for Renovations

BRAVO! Announces Its upcoming shutdown and renovation

One of Jackson’s Most-Beloved Restaurants is Celebrating a Bright Future

Jackson, MS, July 24, 2017– Today, BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar is excited to announce the upcoming renovation of this classic Jackson staple. BRAVO! will be closed for renovation from Monday, August 28th, 2017 through Monday, September 25th, 2017. Co-owner Jeff Good is eager for this renovation but wants everyone to know that the heart of BRAVO!’s commitment to great food and unbeatable service will remain:

“BRAVO! has been here 23 years. And all this time Dan and I have been laser-focused on giving Jackson the best food and service it has ever seen. That will not, will never change. It’s no secret this place is a little dated, a little tired looking. We need to close to address some building issues and we wanted to make that a positive experience… something to celebrate and not moan over. So we are teaming up with Erik Kegler and Brennan Hovell of EK Home and Katie Browning of CDFL Architects to give BRAVO! a fresh, modern look that will honor and celebrate the BRAVO! everyone loves. Along with that is a commitment to bring some of our core practices into the 21st century: a new, better functioning website, an online to-go ordering option, and an updated look for the menu.”

Of course, BRAVO! will be celebrating the upcoming renovation in true BRAVO! style- with a wine party! On Saturday, August 12th at 6 PM, “The Closer” party will feature rare wines from the BRAVO! cellar selected by long-time sommelier Lesley McHardy, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. Guests will have chances to not only bid on a seat at their favorite table at the grand unveiling of the new BRAVO! but also to participate in an auction for a piece of BRAVO! history; much of the furniture and accessories in BRAVO! will be for sale! Marketing Manager Susan Farris explains:

“The only way to get a seat- or table- to the unveiling (planned for September 26th) will be to bid on it at The Closer Party. We’ve already had many inquiries from our long-time regulars about how they can reserve their favorite table for the reopening so they can celebrate with us that we came to realize we really had to turn this into a celebration. The energy and the joy is there. And who doesn’t love an excuse for wine at BRAVO!? We also immediately had questions about what would happen to the furniture. So many people have great memories with family and friends at these tables and under these lights. Or have admired that painting or this mirror. They want to bring that history home with them. Why not have some fun with it?”

Tickets to “The Closer” are $60 a person or $100 per couple and can be bought on Eventbrite at or at BRAVO!

About BRAVO!: Since co-owners Chef Dan Blumenthal and Jeff Good opened the doors in 1994, BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar has been serving up delicious food with excellent service and an inviting atmosphere. Beyond their irresistible menu, BRAVO! is also known for their impeccable wines, having won 20 Wine Spectator Awards.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Susan Farris at 601.982.4443 ext. 17 or email her at