Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana

4.4
826 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Brio Christiana is a premier Tuscan-inspired restaurant destination serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine, luxury wines & cocktails—our specialties include premium quality steaks, chops, seafood, made-to-order pasta and flatbreads prepared in an authentic Italian wood-burning oven. Bringing the pleasures of the Tuscan country villa to Newark, our chef-inspired menu, chic atmosphere and world-class service will provide a dining experience like no other! We look forward to your visit at Christiana located in Newark, DE – make your reservation or place an online order today!

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MichelM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food is awful, and you can tell that they are short staffed.

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vipSue823
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for a smaller group (8 people) to get together after not seeing each other during Covid. The wait staff were very nice and did not rush us out of the place. We stayed over 2 hours. Will be back.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 17 October 2021

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Brio Italian Grille. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and hope to serve you again soon.

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vipBUDDYGUY
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food, quiet, nice setting, good service, and fair price

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vipJohnS
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was solid, but unspectacular. Pasta Brio was a touch bland. Service was super friendly, but inconsistent. Server disappeared for a long time. Salad in lunch combo was brought after the entree. The entrees for others were better than mine, per those guests. Overall solid, but underwhelming. Major minus points for a large number of flies and other bugs at the urinals in the men's room.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 14 October 2021

We are very sorry about your experience. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for bringing these opportunities to improve to our attention. We will undoubtedly pass your feedback to the management team.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter David, on loan from another Brio, was fabulous. He took good care of us. Food was delicious, as always.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 14 October 2021

We appreciate your loyalty & patronage. We hope to continue serving you and look forward to seeing you at your nearest Brio soon.

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vipAnnmaries
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! We were visiting from out of town and had a Brio but it closed. It was my favorite restaurant so I was happy to visit this one and it did not disappoint. Our waiter made a special accommodation for us as well-thanks!!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 14 October 2021

We love to hear how much you enjoyed dining with us at Brio Italian Grille. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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WandaJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dave is a wonderful waiter. He was very attentive.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 14 October 2021

We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Brio Italian Grille. Come dine with us again soon.

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PhyllisC
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good food. Service always excellent. Outside seating a plus.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 14 October 2021

We appreciate your loyalty & patronage. We hope to continue serving you and look forward to seeing you at your nearest Brio soon.

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vipJSTDOIT
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our ice tea tasted like it was brewed through a coffee machine. We asked to have it taken off the bill and ordered water. We ordered apps and entrees. All three entrees came out before the apps. Once we began eating, the apps came out with “sorry guys, don’t know how that happened” attitude from our server Michele.
The calamari was over-fried and all breading, and the beef carpaccio was tasteless. When we received our bill, the ice tea had not been remand had to remind Michele.
This was my first time dining at this location, and my last.
The food, service and attention to detail was not at all as expected from a Brio.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 14 October 2021

We are very sorry about your experience. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for bringing these opportunities to improve to our attention. We will undoubtedly pass your feedback to the management team

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vipTelecomman
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great overall restaurant. Nice portions. Fresh pasta. Awesome desserts. Friendly staff. A real keeper!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 14 October 2021

Thank you. We look forward to serving you again and providing you with an unforgettable experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my Mom’s birthday last Thursday. She loves it there because of how welcoming and kind the staff are. Our server Brandon was very attentive and sociable. The Management team even took the time to check on our dining experience so make sure my Mom was having a good one. We had the New York Strip and Grilled Salmon Fresca. Both tasted incredible .Overall the dining experience was outstanding and we will be coming back in the near future.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 14 October 2021

Thank you for choosing Brio Italian to celebrate your mom's birthday! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good food service was amazing

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 26 September 2021

We love to hear how much you enjoyed dining with us at Brio Italian Grille. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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vipTucker
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

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Responded on 22 September 2021

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipLov2gotobyobs
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I was especially disappointed this time with going to this particular Brio Tavern.They have lived in Delaware not too far from this restaurant and always had good service for some reason today when I got there set down at a booth I was not given the little squares of flatbread crackers to munch on with butter. I was told they stopped doing that that’s a shame that was a nice touch. I ordered from Kerri my server Who seemed like she was quite rushed and exhausted. I ordered the Brio pasta special that they have for lunch and the Lobster bisque soup. I had to ask if my soup could come out first about 10 minutes after my server left. She never asked me did I want my soup first. I had a feeling that both of the Hot items were going to come out together. I don’t know if she was running back-and-forth from the outside to the inside there were not that many diners inside and it looked like there were about three or four servers. I asked for my water with no lemon I got water with lemon. An expediter came out with my meal never asked me if I wanted cheese I had to ask him if I could get cheese. The Brio Pasta food item look like it had been Sitting under a heat lamp because it looked a little dry it out. All in all I probably will not return to this restaurant. Everybody will blame it on Covid not enough servers. I actually said I wasn’t in a hurry. So sorry this was a bad experience for me.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 22 September 2021

We appreciate your visit and apologize we did not meet your expectations. We are sharing your comments with the team. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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DMfromChaddsFord
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food, service, atmosphere all good, no issues

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 20 September 2021

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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Katartel
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made our reservation and enjoyed a late afternoon early dinner. Great steak salads, and attentive server, and friendly welcome. Clean restaurant with masked servers and hosts. We really enjoyed our visit!

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BretV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David was our waiter and was excellent and so was the food and drinks, will be sure to return again soon!

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MichaelC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Perfect weather for the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Kitchen messed up and took forever server was great

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 24 July 2021

We appreciate your feedback and thank you for bringing these opportunities for improvement to our attention. We will undoubtedly pass your feedback to the management team

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Mike was a phenomenal server. He remembered our daughters allergies and confirmed them before the order

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 24 July 2021

Thanks! We're always happy to hear our team is going above and beyond for our guests. We look forward to serving you again.

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vipchasnan
Philadelphia
257 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good service was good I had chicken marsala was to done otherwise it was very good

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 16 July 2021

We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Bravo Italian Kitchen. Come dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Nice time. Good food.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 16 July 2021

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipMikeB
Baltimore
96 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal with my wife at Brio. Server was friendly and helpful and took great care of us. We had chopped salads, Spaghetti Pomodoro and Shrimp and Lobster Fettuccine. Everything was delicious and fresh. My only complaint is the pacing of the meal. We were halfway through our salads when our entrees arrived. This happened last time we visited and I mentioned it in my last writeup. I guess they don’t read them…

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vipLauraP
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We took my 93 year old father to dinner. We all really enjoyed our meal and had wonderful service.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 30 June 2021

We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Brio Italian Grille. Come dine with us again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Only half of the restaurant was open for seating; the rest was closed off. We were seated, and then moved (for no apparent reason). We were moved to a round table for 6, and we were a party of 2, so it was a bit odd. No one approached our table to take a drink order for 15 minutes. It was also incredibly hot in the restaurant. It was about 92 outside, and about the same inside. It did not appear the air conditioner was on, and was incredibly uncomfortable.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 23 June 2021

We aim to provide a great customer experience so we are very sorry to hear we fell short and appreciate your feedback. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again.

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vipBrio
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

They were busy and we were seated at our reservation time, but after 15 minutes of watching every waitress, waiter, and manager walk by with no service, I found the manager. He was apologetic and assisted in us getting our drinks ordered. The food was excellent.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 22 June 2021

We appreciate your feedback and thank you for bringing these opportunities for improvement to our attention. We have shared your comments with the team and hope to serve you again.

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EbonyM
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to have lunch, good menu although for an Italian restaurant it was missing some favorites such as gnocchi! Staff very friendly and food came out quickly. We will eat there again.

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Responded on 22 June 2021

Thank you. We look forward to serving you again and providing you with an unforgettable experience!

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vipPhilly123
Pittsburgh
70 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The nicest thing about BRIO is that staff. Every time we have been there, the server has been courteous and helpful. We needed some minor adjustments to the items we chose (due to diet restrictions) and the server we had yesterday couldn't have been more helpful.

We love coming to Brio for lunch and are glad we can now do so without worrying about our safety.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 17 June 2021

We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Brio Italian Grille. Come dine with us again soon.

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vipJNTenor
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food
Good Prices
Tremendous Service
They follow all Covid-19 protocols

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 15 June 2021

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Brio Italian Grille. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and hope to serve you again soon.

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toni2177
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The inside room was very cold & service was a little lacking.. it was better the first time.

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workthebar
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Our waitress could not have been nicer, however, we had our meal before our drinks even arrived. I understand there was a line at the bar, but it seems they only had 1 bartender. Also, my daughter ordered a Caesar salad and I ordered the lobster bisque. They did not come out as appetizer but were served with the meal of lobster ravioli and lasagna. I know they just reopened, but if they don't improve, they may have lost my business (and we love the place)

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 11 June 2021

We aim to provide a great customer experience so we are very sorry to hear we fell short and appreciate your feedback. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again.

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vipMikeB
Baltimore
96 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit post-pandemic and they did not disappoint. Bri (her real name) provided exceptional service throughout the meal, there when needed and always friendly and professional. The food was as good as we remembered, chopped salads were fresh and very tasty. Spaghetti pomodoro and Fettuccine with shrimp and lobster were both delicious! There were so many shrimp and pieces of lobster (3 claws and a bunch of knuckles) that I had a piece of seafood with every bite of pasta. That doesn’t happen very often, and it was scrumptious! Too much food to order dessert…maybe next time. And based on this experience after such a long break, there will be multiple next times…. Well done Brio!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 1 June 2021

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Brio Italian Grille. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for lunch after my daughters graduation. Everything was great! Outstanding service and good food!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 1 June 2021

Thank you for choosing Brio Italian to celebrate! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our waiter was the only pleasant part of the experience. It began by the manager letting me know that it was my fault that I had to wait, because I was early for my reservation and these things are timed while tapping her watch. It was 7:38 our reservation was at 7:45. We in no way were upset about needing a table to be bussed. We ordered a flatbread that was made incorrectly 3 times and eventually had to be taken to go because it had been an hour an 10 minutes and the rest of us had finished eating we really just wanted to leave.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 1 June 2021

We aim to provide a great customer experience so we are very sorry to hear we fell short and appreciate your feedback. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again.

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vipTooBlue
Philadelphia
217 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Consistent. The menu has been reduced and no beer on tap

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Responded on 1 June 2021

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

National Wine day was fun! Our server Angel was fantastic!

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vipRedvette
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Menu has many tasty choices on it, we were very happy with our pasta orders

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 27 May 2021

Thank you for dining out with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to serving you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

One of the “line cook” managers consistently pulled his mask down to talk to the line cooks, while talking over food orders just prior to the orders being taken to the tables. Very unhealthy!!!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 21 May 2021

We aim to provide a great customer experience so we are very sorry to hear we fell short and appreciate your feedback. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again.

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vipRifken
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. Appreciate the special attention they give to customers.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 21 May 2021

We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Brio Italian Grille. Come dine with us again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly one of the finest Gluten Free meals. Meal was a light very tasty cream sauce with lobster and shrimp! Lovely Ceasar salad.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 21 May 2021

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Brio Italian Grille. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and hope to serve you again soon.

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Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana is rated 4.4 stars by 826 OpenTable diners.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.brioitalian.com/gift-cards/.

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