Bria Bistro
Bria Bistro

Bria Bistro

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.brianashville.com/
  • Phone: (615) 646-8274
  • 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
63 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (48)fit for foodies (27)special occasion (18)notable wine list (17)great for outdoor dining (14)romantic (13)vibrant bar scene (6)good for groups (5)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Favorite
    meyerlemon
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    A local neighborhood favorite. The weekend specials are innovative and tasty. Recommend the flat breads and lagasna on regular menu
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • juppeats3.5star
    juppeatsVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Our group visited Bria for first time. We enjoyed a nice meal with good service. Wine list has good number of options for this size of restaurant. They brought the wrong wine around the first time and failed to bring the correct dish to one of my guest, thus the reason for only 3 stars. Two of us had the chicken piccata and found it excellent, with nice balance of lemon and capers. Another guest enjoyed the veal osso bucco. Another guest found the eggplant parmesan perfectly prepared. The final guest enjoyed her chicken alfredo once they delivered the chicken. They did discount the bill to take off the chicken.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I felt like I was sitting on top of the couple next to us. We were sandwiched between two couples along the wall w/ the continuous bench seat. We are busy parents who work and travel quite a bit, so seating was a disappointment. The food: in the past, we've LOVED everything we've had there. The Bruschetta is AMAZING ---but my meal was awful. I had the Capp. Pom. & added chicken. The tomatoes weren't drained or something, so my "olive oil" base was not at all what I've had elsewhere. It was more of the juices of the tomatoes -- and it had very little flavor. The meal I LOVE there was a pasta dish that is no longer on the menu. My husband also wanted a certain item that was no longer on the menu. the service was PERFECT. He was precious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • kath
    kathVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Consistently delicious food. We have been here around 8 times and they always accommodate whatever request we have. I am gluten free my husband is on a sodium restriction. We always enjoy our dinner here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant!
    mcflex
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Great spot for dinner and wine...and the best calamari in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    Elcee
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had the best meal here last Saturday, out of all of the ones we've had here so far. The Roasted Chicken with lemon veggies and risotto is a new favorite, will be hard to top it. Hubby had manicotti and loved it. Server was proficient if not particularly outgoing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • hungryVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    excellent food, superb management and staff, a real find for several years!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Business Dinner
    Newlyweds
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Dinner with a client can always be difficult. Bria made the experience very pleasant. Wine selection was great plus we were there on half price bottle night. Food was exceptional and a great value for the money. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OKay
    jcss
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Large portions. Tasty food. Good service. Comfortable setting
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Splendid
    dbasstwo
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    My girlfriend and I had an amazing dinner date at Bria last night. Syndey was our waitress and she was very nice and help us make some great choices. This was our first time at Bria and we had the mussels which were divine!! Sydney suggest the trout and wow what a great choice!!! It was full of flavor and the matchstick potatoes and the arugula fit just perfectly!! We will definitely be going back and bringing friends!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value
    BubbaVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Consistently good food. We went on half price wine night. I've paid a lot more and received a lot less at more prestigious restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • iluv2eat
    iluv2eat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great food - great experience - would most definitely go back! Staff was great and good couldn't have been better.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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!
    RavingFoodieVIP
    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
  • Not As Good A Usual
    amosVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Not sure what has happened to Bria or if we were there on an off night, but there should not be any off nights, especially a Saturday Night... disappointed...... and not the first time to be, of recent past. Not sure if going back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 187 reviews are from the Bria Bistro reviews archive.
  • 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
    FletchVIP
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    amosVIP
    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