BRIO Tuscan Grille - Newark - Christiana

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$30 and under
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Italian

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BRIO (meaning "lively" or "full of life") is a "polished casual" restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, "Tuscan Grille" is descriptive for a menu that features oven-roasted steaks, chops, and seafood; similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO's philosophy of "to eat well, is to live well" is why they only use the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of a Tuscan country villa to the American city. To learn more, go to www.BrioItalian.com.
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SA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was not professional.
At the beginning we got 3 crackers for 4 people!
Food was tasty.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Bonus Daughter’s Birthday

D
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, good value and enjoyable atmosphere. We went there on recommendation from friends and were not disappointed!

B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm at my daughter for lunch we had the lobster ravioli lobster bisque soup and half a sandwich. Food and service was great.

a
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Of several visit at Brio in Cristiana Mall, we found nothing to complain about.
Bravo, Brio !

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Capri with Shrimp and arugula was the Best Gluten Free!

TP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Flatbread pizza was a bit on the cool side but otherwise everything else was great!

MK
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very friendly service, very prompt and attentive, and the food was outstanding. Had to take some of the entre home as the portion sizes were very large. Made for a delicious next morning snack. We willl be back.

AB
Caribbean
11 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The entrees got to table before the salads.

CB
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had a nice meal. Honestly I think dinner prices everywhere have gone up way too high, so while Brio is probably competitively priced, I felt it was too expensive for what we received. There were 4 of us in our party, and no one would say that their meal was amazing or anything above what we could prepare at home. It was what we call "nice" - meaning, not bad but nothing to go back for. We only went to Brio because our daughter got to choose the restaurant (as it was her special occasion). We had been there as a family once before some time ago, and no one else would have chosen it again. Average food & service for too much money.

NR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great wine selection. Lasagne was just fair.

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great! The cocktails are a refreshing twist on classics 🍸! The service is always outstanding! Our server this last time was such a great young man, so courteous and polite, I believe his name was Kaku. Although all the servers there have always been great, he really stood out and that makes a great dining experience even that much better!

PM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brio has been our meeting place between Maryland and Pennsylvania and are always pleased. We were late due to traffic and the staff was most gracious

L
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service this past Sunday was intermittently good. Our waiter forgot requests and was not available throughout the meal. And the restaurant at 1:30 in the afternoon was not busy. Perhaps, you should relook at your staffing pattern!

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a party of 20 for a new job and the service was amazing , they split all of our checks which was so great because that is always a hassle with big parties . The food came out super fast and everyone enjoyed themselves . Thank you again , General manager was hilarious lol

MB
Baltimore
73 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I dine here frequently. Great food, service and atmosphere. This trip was not up to their usual standards. The meal was rushed from start to finish. Once we ordered our food the salads came out in a timely fashion. But then the entrees arrived well before the salads could be finished. And then the check was brought to the table before we had finished our entrees. Despite the fact the food was as good as it always is, the overall experience was diminished by the rushed pace of the meal. We’ll be back, and next time I plan to tell our server we are in no hurry and want to have a leisurely paced meal.

AD
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

I had the pasta brio, which was good. My wife had the sachet pasta ..which although high in calories...was better. If we return, the sachet would be our "go to" selection. The wedge salad was also good.

p
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So amazing !! Love coming here !! Amazing Food Drinks and Service !!!

M
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This is the first time I was disappointed with a server.

TD
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

I have been going to Brio for years and I loved it. I always had a great meal and fabulous service. I guess I haven’t been for awhile. Food was terrible. My steak tasted like liver. We waited in an almost empty restaurant to be seated. No one was around. When a gentleman finally came he said sit wherever. Then it took 15 minutes for a waitress to come to our table. Wait staff is not as refined as they were before and no management anywhere. Very sad.

SH
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our meals were fresh, hot, and very tasty. The fish of the day was nicely seasoned and the beef was tender. Being that is was the end of a holiday weekend and an early dinner, it was not crowded and very quiet. Overall we had a very plesant experience.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful retirement dinner with 10 guests. Staff was very friendly and accomodating.

LP
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed a meal at Brio with another couple. As usual we had a enjoyable meal. The staff are always very helpful!

C
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious Anniversary dinner and our waiter was a very nice young man that was doing a great job for his first night on the job. We enjoyed our food as well

F
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The service from our waiter was superb, although I did see a waiter (not ours) disrespecting a waitress right in front of us--I thought that was unprofessional of him.

The menu selection and quality at Brio has lessened over the past decade with the exception of the bread & appetizers/soups/salads. We chalk it up to the economy, but it is sad to see the once-fabulous restaurant chain become nothing more than "pretty good." This speaks to the overall chain rather than this particular restaurant, but we did spend approx. $100 for the two of us and walked away rather disenchanted. My husband wouldn't even eat the leftovers because he said the food gave him such a stomach ache. We never used to have these types of conversations about Brio.

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

Overall great dinner!!!!! The waiter even comped my wife soup as a thank you for dining with them for our anniversary!! We go every year for our anniversary and are NEVER disappointed!!!

F
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. They also offer a military discount!

DD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Fathers Day
Thank You for allowing my family to celebrate my Husband in a Beautiful Way!
Keep up the awesome job!!

BG
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and friendly.

JP
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disappointing. It's a shame because we used to love this place, and it made for a good go-to in a quick decision. Not anymore.

C
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For our party of 14, the service was quick and the food was excellent.

ED
Philadelphia
122 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Started wither Tomato Bisque which was excellent. Our entrees were Salmon Fresco and Pan Seared Salmon, and both were very good!!!
Our service as usual was superb!

MB
Baltimore
73 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I dined at Brio this week for date night. It was beautiful weather so we sat outside. We started with house special cocktails, her an Aperol and Prosecco blend, me a Brio Old Fashioned. Both were nicely balanced and very tasty. Chopped salads are the best, always fresh, crisp and lightly dressed with their red wine vinaigrette dressing-yummy. For dinner my wife had her usual - Spaghetti Pomodoro, and I had the Spaghetti Bolognese. The pastas were al dente, and both sauces were fresh and very tasty. A glass of chianti was the perfect accompaniment to the Bolognese. Overall another great meal at Brio, and Nicole did a great job as our server! We will be back!

S
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

No good vegetarian options. Had to wait several minutes for waiter to ask for water. Food was cold and dry. Not worth the money.

GR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our Daughters graduation from College with family and friends. It was a large party and the wait staff were very accommodating and did an outstanding job. The food all came out at the same time and was hot and delicious. All around great experience. We will be back.

W
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Four of the six of us ordered omelettes and eggs. They all came out cold. The three omelettes look like they were premade then whatever we ordered inside was thrown in. Definitely not fresh. The scrambled eggs were cold as well. We sent them all back and they came back out cold again except for the scrambled eggsOr lukewarm. I ended up not keeping mine and got a salad with salmon on it that was delicious. The manager was very nice and gave us two meals off and the appetizer we’ve been here before and mostly OK yesterday’s experience not so much

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

College graduation

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LE
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was delicious! Very accommodating to our party that was celebrating UD graduation!

MB
Baltimore
73 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at BRIO! Chopped salads were fresh, crisp and topped with a great red wine vinaigrette dressing. And the portions are generous. My wife had her usual, Spaghetti Pomodoro, and it was scrumptious as always. I had the Shrimp Capri with nice sized shrimp and plenty of them. The lemon sauce was light and very tasty. What a great dish! We always have a great meal at this restaurant! Can’t wait to come back!

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