Bruno’s bistro closes as owners focus on second restaurant in northeast Santa Rosa

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(BETH SCHLANKER/ The Press Democrat)

Bruno’s, the cozy McDonald neighborhood bistro in Santa Rosa that charmed Sunday brunchers and weeknight regulars for more than a decade, has closed.

According to co-owner Linn Bruno, the Fourth Street building is for sale, though at a price beyond what she and chef/husband Rick Bruno could justify spending during this economically precarious time for small businesses.

The 38-seat restaurant has been shuttered since April and the couple has spent their time focused on a second restaurant, Ricky’s Eastbound in Skyhawk Village, which remains open for patio seating and takeout.

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