Bria Bistro
Bria Bistro

Bria Bistro

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.brianashville.com/
  • Phone: 6156468274
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Tabor Luckey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Bria Bistro offers a full service catering company for your special event. Please contact Bria Bistro for any information on catering your next event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Old Harding
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bria Bistro
Bria Bistro offers seasonal culinary creations in a lively neighborhood atmosphere. The inviting bar wraps around an open kitchen with a view of the wood-fired oven fueling the rich aromas within the restaurant. An extensive wine list, array of creative cocktails, and variety of beers provide the perfect libation for anyoccasion. Open daily, Bria offers the perfect setting for that special evening out.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Bria Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (43)special occasion (18)romantic (17)great for outdoor dining (16)fit for foodies (15)notable wine list (15)good for groups (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Good food
    Elcee
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had Manicotti and Chicken Piccata. Both were very good! Gelatos were also a nice ending.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it!
    RavingFoodie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Never disappoints! Bria is our go-to place when we want to eat out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • "A neighborhood gem" indeed
    Kris
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We live nearby, and since we discovered Bria we eat here often. The food is wonderful, the people are friendly and welcoming, and always knowledgeable about the menu and the wines. The Pasta de Notte is always outstanding. Also, the monthly tapas-style wine pairing is not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food
    CCJBT
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Once again another wonderful meal at Bria Bistro! Mussels are divine and tried the special which was outstanding. Bravo!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • too much salt
    saltydog
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The veal was not a good cut of meat and had far too much salt. So did the calamari appetizer.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • See ya at Bria
    BigEater1
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    A great evening. Food and service great! Pomodo and lasagna outstanding, especially the tasty mozzarella in the lasagna...a boat of cheese and goodness I would upgrade the bread a bit, but that's minor. Give it a go...you'll go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went to Bria for the 2nd time and everything was great. The service was outstanding and we will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stan
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service was top-notch and attentive. PEI mussels were the smallest I've ever encountered but were very flavorful. Wine list was good. Fish and chicken entrees were good. "Gelato" desserts were really more like ice cream than real gelato which is smooth and creamy. Total experience was great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Evening
    CarolinaGentleman
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Friendly, well trained staff. Good service, unobtrusive attentive. Nice menu selections with several specials. Accommodated outside dinning and quickly and smooth transition to inside when weather changed quickly. A very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the BEST for Nashville area
    Whisperedwine
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My daughter and I have been going to Bria for a few years now - however since they have added their fantastic monthly Wine Pairing Dinner served tapas style on the last Thursday of every month - we never miss it! The staff there are friendly and welcoming. The food has always been a wonderful taste treat - although it seems even more so with the addition of their scrumptious monthly Wine Pairing Dinner served tapas style - all I can add - is to suggest that you seriously take a chance and try it out for yourself - I think that most people would enjoy the intimacy of this small restaurant located somewhat out in the country - along with the patio seating in which to choose from - in fact I know we're looking forward to the nex time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable
    kathVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Friendly, good service and very good food. Good atmosphere, waiter asked chef to make something not on menu and he did and it was fresh and delicious. We have been here about 8 times and will keep going.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Bria!
    JOBOB
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Their spaghetti and meatballs are the best. We try to eat here at least once a month. My only complaint is they no longer have carpaccio on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Long Term Affair
    Fletch
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We love this restaurant. Right in our neighborhood. We have been there for romantic dinners, family gatherings, a quick bite at the bar. The menu is simple and lovely with nice daily specials and consistently excellent favorites. It is a classic Italian restaurant like you find in small neighborhoods in Rome or Florence. Pastas. Always a nice steak or fish. A small but well balanced wine list and a big open bar.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    4onny
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Always a positive experience dining here. Food and service are great, good portion sizes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place. Great Food. Very noisy!
    JazzH
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    WE enjoyed our food. Everything was delicious. However, I would never bring anyone to this restaurant for a serious conversation. Way too noisy! Again, the food and the service was excellent. What else can I say?
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • are2sweet
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Loved it, but I was in a party of 6 and the table we were seated at made it hard for all 6 of us to carry on a conversation without yelling at each other. It was hard to hear each other. Otherwise, we love the restaurant, but it needs more seating for a few larger parties where everyone can sit fairly close together.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bria Bistro
    Peter
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We really appreciate having Bria Bistro in our neighborhood. The food is great and service friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    H2BH
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Third time we've eaten there and each one has been a combo of great food & service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!
    4onny
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Dine here frequently and the food is always great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and Service
    Moodys
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food and service were great as always. Thanks Heather. The Moody's
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    CheeseheadTN
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Highly recommend the flatbreads. I had Mediterranean -- excellent flavor!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprised
    amos
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Always has been great, must have caught them on an "off" night. Short staffed! We will be back to what is usually a great evening/meal!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden treasure in Bellevue
    golocaleats
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had a great experience here both with accommodations and food. The service was wonderful, and the menu was flexible for the one in our party who is lactose intolerant and a vegetarian. The flavors of each dish were spectacular. We will make Bria Bistro a part of our regular dining out experiences.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rushed away before finished wine!
    Alan
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    On Friday night my wife and I had a great meal which was well served by a patient and friendly waitress. We have been eating at Brias for a few years and always pleased with food, environment, and service. This night was different because we were rushed away. There were many empty tables and no one waiting. The Manager himself rushed our plates away and rushed payment. I was not yet finished with my wine!! Uncalled for and very much unappreciated!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bellevue Resident
    Soupy
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    So glad Bellevue has a great restaurant - it's always good but continues to get better over the years. Now they've added a darling patio for those of us who prefer outside dining. Chef Barry makes the best soups - always unique and tasty. Four of us dined here this week and we loved it. Shared half price bottles of wine (Wednesday night special),soup, great beet salad and then for entrees we had flat breads and lasagna. This is truly a neighborhood gem!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    adventurediner1946VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed spaghetti and meat balls and paella, which were very good and large portions. We sat outside on the terrace on a perfect early summer evening. It was quiet with a slight breeze and a couple of other tables were also occupied. We dressed informally and felt at home. Service was good and not intrusive. It was a splendid occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good times
    bellevuefoodie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife, niece and I went here for dinner on a Saturday night. Josh (I think) was our waiter. We took our time getting all of our drink, appetizer and food orders done and Josh was good to give us time to make decisions without being overbearing or forgetting us. The food and wine was great and we had a good time. We had the fried mozzarella app along with the caprese app. Both were delicious. I had the flatbread sausage pizza, which was very good and was plenty of food for an entrée. The ladies had lasagna and fettuccini alfredo, which they both like pretty well. All in all, we had a good time with good food. No complaints at all.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 170 reviews are from the Bria Bistro reviews archive.
  • Good food, not great
    Elcee
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Went to Bria this past Saturday night. The service was excellent, and the restaurant itself is as nice as it can be in a strip center. The food was mixed - love the bread dipping sauce but the Caprese salad tomatoes were not as flavorful as I was hoping (but then again they are not in season yet). The Osso Bucco was VERY delicious, but the Veal Rollatini was undercooked and tough. All in all, we will return but will not order the veal again...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Dine here often. I have never had a bad meal here. Specials are always interesting and tasty.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bria Bistro going downhill fast
    GolfTravelGuy
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Loved this when we first discovered it. But last two times have been a disappointment. As someone told us, it's hit or miss with. 2 times ago, we started with Italian sausage foccace, but it covered with broccolini stems...and I mean covered. If I want vegetarian, I'll order it. Service was weak and, after paying, pointed out the lack of sausage and excess tree limbs on the remainder of the focacce. The server acknowledged, but the night manager came over and looked, but all he would say was 'I'll let the chef know'. Giving it one more (and final) try, the service was even weaker. Even with a reservation, we were seated next to the reception table. And the service was so poor that most of the meal was comp'd (their suggestion, not mine)
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • place around the corner
    musthavemorebria
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Had wonderful service at Bria. Server was very knowledgeable about food and wines that were offered. Osso Bucco was outstanding! Half Price wines on Wednesday is a nice touch too!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Awesome Experience
    go2guy
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We have dined at Bria on several occassions and we are never disappointed. The menu is eclectic and the wine selection is very nice and well rounded. As usual, there was plenty of food and nicely presented. The service was great as usual (thanks Nathan). The mood of the help is always up beat and ready to joke and have a good time along with us. A great way to celebrate my wife's birthday with my daughter there as well... and it didn't hurt a bit that it was 1/2 off wine (Wednesdays). Thanks Bria!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    Wineanddine
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We arrived late for our reservation on a Wed night due to traffic. They had already seated our friend and let her know we would be late. Wednesday night is half price on wines so we had two bottles at a great deal. We shared the antipasto for an appetizer. It was very good. Our entrees arrived on time and they were delicious. Service was attentive and efficient. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    4onny
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We dine at Bria 2-3 times a month as it is in close proximity to home. The food is consistently wonderful, the nightly specials are generally worth trying and the general menu items are always a good choice.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Great appetizers, friendly service and consistently good Italian food.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was not only plentiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Food was not only plentiful but absolutely delicious. As a party of four and each person having something different, the plates were emty when we paid our bill to leave! Sounds to me like everyone enjoyed their food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner on saturday
    Pkj1
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Excellent service, salmon was perfectly cooked. Nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Something New
    new2nashville
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I really enjoy this place. My girlfriend and I found then by accident and we love it. I always try one of the specials and I have not been let down yet. Great food and good wine and we don't have to go downtown!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food and wine. Great,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Delicious food and wine. Great, specialized service.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had the best ever ..
    Cdw1234
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Alfredo sauce !!! Literally unlike any other Alfredo sauce I have ever tasted . Simply a taste bud life changer ! Also, the Mediterranean flatbread ... Beyond better than I anticipated . It truly is a neighborhood gem and while further away from the epicenter of most Nashville restaurants , I certainly suggest making the extra 10 min trip to try this pasta heaven out ! The staff did a superb job at taking care of us as well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.