Gianni's Brio Ristorante

4.6
207 reviews
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Located in the very centre of the upmarket Yorkshire town of Harrogate, Gianni's Brio offers an authentic slice of Italy with a splash of flair. Bright and spacious with a totally modern interior, complete with scarlet red walls and disco balls, Gianni's Brio is certainly not your typical trattoria giving it a wide appeal for diners young and old, couples, families and groups. An a la carte menu takes a grand tour of Italy, from city to coast, with an innovative approach to cookery which wouldn’t be out of place in the most sophisticated restaurants of Rome or Venice. The relaxed, come-as-you-are attitude of Gianni's Brio coupled with its delicious cuisine makes it one of the town’s most popular eateries.
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MB
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful evening . Everything about this restaurant is fantastic. Can’t fault it.

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RF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The quality of food and wine never fails to impress, so much better than anything the chains offer and £ for £ such better value. It’s a great menu too- something for everyone with some lovely sea food options too. Staff are always really attentive and know their wine!

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JP
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food great ambiance & service! Will be back!

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FC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Booked to go with friends as we’ve been before. Food tasty, the pizzas massive. We struggled to finish it. We were a bit disappointed with the limited choice for vegetarians but they were able to add different toppings on the pizzas. Desserts were delicious I had the profiteroles with chocolate sauce which tasted just like melted dark chocolate; yum. The red wine was recommended by the waiter and went down very well. I would recommend booking as we did. It was busy even at 6pm. The service was just right; enough time to eat but not waiting too long. I would recommend this restaurant.

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S
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was very prompt and food was excellent. A very enjoyable evening. Only blip was I ordered Pinot Noir, a large glass but found it only came in 125 ml - why? I therefore had 2 glasses - cost £19! Ridiculous!

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PW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was very pleasant, food was very good although maybe a few more vegatarian options would of been good for us:-)

We will definately go back next time we are in Harrogate.

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RH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gianni's restaurant is always our "go to" place in Harrogate. We are spoilt for choice in Harrogate as there are four other excellent restaurants to choose from (and another hundred mediocre ones). Its our 40th wedding anniversary next month and guess where we are going!

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MH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening at Gianni's Brio. Prices are fair rather than cheap. Starters were very good, mains average or a little below but desserts were amazing. My wife would consider herself a panna cotta expert and has eaten this dessert around Italy - this however, was rated as the best ever!
We weren't thrilled with one of our mains, so this was removed from the bill without hesitation, and without us asking - to say nothing of the complimentary Limoncello and Strega which followed.
Food varied between just ok and amazing. Ambience, service and overall evening....excellent. Thank you

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j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favourite restaurant in Harrogate.. The food is very tasty
the service and ambience is great.Can't wait to return

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DH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On arrival, our host recalled in exact detail the email I'd sent weeks before, outlining our dietary requirements - vegetarian, gluten-free etc. - and showed us to our table. Those serving us were friendly and helpful. Food was top-notch. The place was busy for a Sunday night (though it was half-term with a number of family groups). We rated it sufficiently highly to book the following night. Everything was exactly the same: great food, excellent service, friendly staff.... and even on a Monday evening, the place was filling up nicely. We'd strongly recommend Gianni's.

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FC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience could not be faulted. We increased the numbers of people going which they did with no problem. We had made a cake for the birthday person, but they don't like a fuss. We were able to collect and bring it to the table when needed with no problems. The food was delicious. I was a bit worried at first as there didn't look to be much vegetarian selection. They were able to adapt a meat dish for me without the meat and it tasted lovely. We had an Italian friend with us, who said the food was authentic and delicious. Overall a lovely meal out. Would definitely recommend it and would return.

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CN
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food always a great welcome and service . try the sharing platters and the veal 👍🥰

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, as was service. We regularly eat there and the food is always consistently of a very high standard

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KL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely work lunch for a party of 8. Almost all ordered something different and all meals were interesting and delicious. Service was great - attentive without being in any way intrusive. Fantastic choice and right over the road from the conference centre

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very tasty however I had the Duck ravioli which unfortunately had a 2 inch piece of bone and some soft cartilage. They need to pay better attention to the food preparation. The waiter was informed but did not appear very interested

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J
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a brilliant meal at this restaurant, and what made it nice too you had a break in between causes. There is a very good choice here the menu at reasonable prices. We will definitely be returning.

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MH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a great meal here earlier this week. Found it on the internet when searching for hotel. As the restaurant was very close to the hotel and reviews were good we decided to give it a go. We were not disappointed. We highly recommend Gianni's and would not hesitate to visit again on a return visit to Harrogate.

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PD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely pleased with what I had chosen. Friendly, attentive staff, reasonably priced lunch.

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CP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit every year while attending a show in Harrogate, and always are made to feel welcome and we eat 3 out of 4 nights we are there, and you can’t get a better recommendation than that.

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EW
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

This is our 4th visit, always great food and ambience, unfortunately, the table for 20 people, babies and children spoiled our time in Giannis, the management were sympathetic, but what could they do? We had a lovely meal, when my husband paid he didn’t notice no charge for, desserts, Port and our extra bread, we didn’t expect that, thank goodness he left a nice tip, I only picked this up when we got back to our hotel, we’ll go back but with a later reservation to try and avoid all the noisy children

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LM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A good venue for a pre concert meal. However the service felt a little too rushed and my husband and I had to deliberately slow down our eating otherwise we both would have had indigestion. Good value for money with the early bird menu. We would go there again.

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TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night out with the family. Great food,fantastic service. I will definitely be booking in for dinner next time I am in Harrogat.

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DO
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

From the moment we walked in we were greeted with a friendly welcome. The service was very good and the staff very attentive. The food was excellent , the restaurant was very pleasant and very clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and would certainly recommend this restaurant to family and friends.

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WT
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Plenty Vegetarian options for starters and extras side orders but, not one main course V option. Waiter said they could all be modified to be V but didn't take time to explain any extra ingredients to take place of meat. Menu needs to state that all mains can be modified and waiter needs to be able to explain modifications. Alternatively include vegetarian version/variant into the main menu . Disappointed!

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i
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our visit here before going to see Ross Noble at the Royal Hall. We chose the early bird dining menu and there was a lot of choice for a great price. The cocktails were also very good. Will definitely dine here again.

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d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

this is our second visit to giannis and as our first, was excellent again.
the food was superb and the atmosphere was lively without being too loud
the staff were very friendly and service was good
will come again

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EW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Picked this place off the internet for our girls weekend away and booked a table for 8.45 p.m. So glad we did as the place was heaving and there was a queue of people hoping to get a table. We were asked to get a drink at the bar while our table was being laid for us and the place was absolutely buzzing with atmosphere. There was a huge group down one side, celebrating a birthday, there were families, couples and other small groups like ourselves so it really is a place for all. We waited a little while to be served as it was so busy but the food did not take long to arrive and was delicious. We had 4 clean plates. Dessert was also lovely and again nothing left on the plates! There service was good and the food prices reasonable, however, we did find the drinks to be very expensive but the same can be said for a lot of restaurants. We all enjoyed it very much and are hoping to return soon.

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NC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time we have been here and it was just as good as the first. Both had delicious pizzas and the ice cream is to die for

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CC
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant. Excellent food and great service

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AM
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Harrogate twice a year for trade shows and always eat here. We love everything about the restaurant; the amazing food, great ambience and excellent service. Having eaten in couples, small groups and a larger group of 9 this weekend we find the service to be attentive but not intrusive and the quality of food is always excellent. Looking forward to seeing you March!

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ER
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely excellant in every way, would definitely go again and recommend to anyone.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and good food, loved it. The pizza was really nice and good choice all round

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PT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dry good Italian restaurant. Good food, wine rather expensive, but altogether a good place to go to. The service is good and fast. It can be a bit noisy with a lot of people enjoying themselves.

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JH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

I have visited this restaurant before however on this occasion I was shocked at how bad the service was!! We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation & were immediately sat at a table which was squashed up against a wall next to a computer terminal!! We were immediately offered a drink followed by the menus!! The drinks arrived extremely quickly & immediately after that a waiter approached to ask if we were ready to order!! We had not had the opportunity to even look at the menu!! The said waiter thereafter hung about like a bad smell & after a couple of minutes approached again!! This was all before our actual reservation time!! He was informed that we weren't ready & again he hung about!! It was obvious that we were getting pushed out of the door as quickly as possible!! We ordered on the 3rd occasion & a few minutes later our main course arrived!! The food was good as it always is!! The waiter cleared as soon as we were finished & again the main course arrived almost immediately!! Our plates were cleared around the same time that a large party arrived!! We were then totally forgotten about!! We had to attract waiting staffs attention to order sweet & coffee!! We were going to have a liquor but on failing to attract any waiting staff we just got the bill!! We found rather cheekily that this establishment had added an optional 10% service charge onto the bill!! I would normally leave more than 10% if I have received good service however on this occasion it wasn't deserved & I took the option of not leaving a tip!! Please be aware of this & check your bill!! I won't be back to this restaurant although the food was good I felt under valued as a customer neglected in favour of other customers!!

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CS
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Third visit, as usual great food and v attentive staff.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere with prompt service and good value

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was very good as well as tasty food.
The only problem was that there was hardly any vegetarian options.

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SQ
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious. Our family loved every dish and the customer service was brilliant

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our daughters 10th birthday and she was asked to choose her favourite restaurant (of many)!

She obviously chose Brio and once again the meal and the staff were fantastic

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A
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, the food was really tasty, there was plenty of choice. We all enjoyed the food, atmosphere and the service.

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