Bricco - Harrisburg
Bricco - Harrisburg

Bricco - Harrisburg

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.briccopa.com/
  • Phone: (717) 724-0222x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday 4:30pm - 9:00pm
    For larger parties (greater than 6) , please inquire.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Bill Collier
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Bricco offers off-site catering for special occasions! Let our chef design a custom menu for your event. Please call for details. (717) 724-0222
  • Private Party Facilities: A private room for up to 36 seated guests is available. Please call (717) 724-0222 to book your private party!
  • Private Party Contact: Kimberly Danzi (717) 724-0222x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chestnut St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available at Chestnut Street Garage & lot on 3rd and Chestnut; street parking is available with no meters after 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Street parking is free on Sundays.
A word from Bricco - Harrisburg
We at Bricco believe that great cuisine features the freshest & best quality ingredients on the market. As such, we emphasize the use of Pennsylvania agricultural products & local producers through the PA Preferred Program. Pennsylvania is a world leader in the production of high quality agricultural products. Bricco’s Mediterranean cuisine serves as the gastronomic canvas upon which Pennsylvania products are used to create a culinary masterpiece. Our students gain invaluable experience learning how to source local producers & utilize them as partners in the creation of world class cuisine.
Bricco is a collaboration between the Olewine School of Culinary Arts at Harrisburg Area Community College & Harrisburg Hotel Corporation HACC’s chefs & restaurateurs of the future perfect their skills alongside some of the brightest stars in the industry today.
Don’t forget to visit our two retail shops on Chestnut Street, Olewine’s Meat & Cheese House, & Ciao!, a bakery.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Bricco - Harrisburg reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (85)special occasion (85)romantic (51)notable wine list (48)neighborhood gem (45)good for groups (39)great for lunch (20)hot spot (18)vibrant bar scene (11)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (4)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • wonderful meal!
    snickersnacker
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We've been to Bricco several times, and this was by far the best experience we've had there. The service was outstanding, not hovering but available when we had a question or a need arose. One thing that stood out for me was that our server did not remove my husband's dinner service until I had also finished my meal. I do not like feeling rushed, seeing an empty table around me, when I am still eating. Bonus points to Eric for that touch! Our food was delicious, with just-right sized portions. The brussels sprouts with honey and sriracha were amazing! I am looking forward to another great experience at Bricco very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent food. friendly service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Overall it was a great experience. Menu could have been worded better. Has lots of questions about what was on the menu service was great. Some of the tables in the front room were rather close. Because we made reservations I would have thought we would get a table in the back room. Out menu choices were very good and presentation was great. Just the right amount of food. I would recommend Bricco to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I just thought the portion size was a bit small for my taste.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Haven
    shankopotamus
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I surprised my wife with an anniversary dinner and we were both very impressed. Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. I was able to inquire about the HACC relationship with one of our servers and Bricco's sense of community was doubly impressive. Kudos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Gluten Free
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food and service were wonderful overall -- but especially for our gluten-free diner. She had lots of choices, with confidence that they were safe -- including GF bread that was tasty (versus some of cardboard-flavored options at some restaurants).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Experience
    BigFoodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This restaurant is so great from the atmosphere, servers, and the food. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The servers make you feel at home and welcomed like they have been waiting just for you all day. The food is out of the world. I have been to many places were I feel salt is needed. At Bricco no added flavoring is needed. I definitely want to go back at some point in the future. Everyone should eat there at least once.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trying Hard to Please
    Snake3
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Bricco's has a distinct advantage over other restaurants-- its association with a culinary school. Everyone there is trying hard to please and impress. The waiters memorize the specials and add their own informed recommendations-- the chefs can be observed as they prepare the meals, and they are really MOVING. We were seated on the side with a clear view of everything being prepared, which was a treat in itself. The food was exceptional, I had one of the Specials, the Sea Bass, and it was perfect. It's my third time there, and my third pick of the specials, and I've been impressed each time. The wine list is a bit pricy, has a nice range of choices, offsets the reasonable entre costs. Overall a good night out on the town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, slow service
    NotAFoodie
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Bricco came highly recommended from friends. I'd say it was good not great. Pleasant ambiance, with some quiet tables in the back, though we were seated at the table closest to the front door. Good selection of Italian fare on the menu. Service was very slow - we almost left before finally getting a chance to order. I think it was just our server, not a restaurant-wide issue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great for downtown Harrisburg! The food was fabulous and the ambiance elegant and relaxing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • annual eatery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Every year we return to Harrisburg we make sure that Bricco's is on our list!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bricco is a favorite
    Coco
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We've always had great food here, and I highly recommend the restaurant. Last time I went, our waiter (Bradley, I think his name was) was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair at best
    Wildman
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Quite an elaborate menu, salads and aps wide selection, limited vegetarian entre options, food was at best average, not what expected for the price. A little confused by high end pricing and pizza? Maybe a great place for drinks and an appetizer, not a place 'I have to go back to'
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Martin is an excellent server. Very knowledgeable and his pacing of the meal was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as usual
    ABusinessTraveler5
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I have had many great meals here but this past one was not one of them. I had an early evening reservation and found that 2 of the things I wanted to order they were out of. This was before 7:15 pm. The place was pretty full and the service was decent but for the price I paid the overall meal was "ok". I have had dinner there at least 5 times before and never an average to a bad time. This time it was just average overall. I definitely wouldn't say the price justifed the overall eating experience. I hope in the future it will.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Pleasant
    AWESOME
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our second time visiting Harrisburg, and our first at this restaurant. The atmosphere was great as we celebrated our birthday weekend with a very pleasant visit~ Brady was very nice, knowledgeable, and attentive. He made our visit and dining a very nice experience~ We have already recommended Bricco to our friends from Baltimore, and plan to visit again soon~ Thank you Again~
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • For the price, only ok.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Their server recommended the braised short ribs. This was the only recommendation that was good. They were out of the wine we wanted and when I asked for something comparable I was given a wine that tasted nothing like what I wanted. It was a flat red with no flavor. Overall for the price it was ok, but I would not return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time
    BRuthVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Super meal with great service! One of our favorite places!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant!
    AmyLVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My sister and I dined here during Restaurant Week and for $30 each had a great meal! I had smoked chicken cannelloni, a meatball appetizer, and cannoli for dessert. It was all excellent, although the chocolate budino my sister had was a better dessert! We had drinks at the bar, which more people came in the later it got and the bartenders were all very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had a wonderful experience from appetizer to dessert. The food was TREMENDOUS. the service was very professional. The bar was - just alright. The men tried to order the same featured beer. Sorry, only one bottle left. I ordered a Black Russian which cost $12 and it didn't even fill half the glass. If you used a smaller glass it would have been a large shot glass. That's how small the drink was. That was very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful Gem!!!
    realfoodiegirl
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This place did not disappoint - from the time we walked through the door until we paid the invoice - this place was fantastic!!! You MUST try the fresh mozzarella - still warm when they spread it over the cristini and drizzled it with EVO and fresh rosemary!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food & ambiance
    jimhfoster
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was a great place to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. We liked the food, ambiance, etc. Only negative thing I can think of is the salmon might have been a bit overcooked. We will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the perfect cure...
    TracyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was the day after the epic night before...yes, I was feeling a little "rough". We had already made plans to meet friends there for dinner, as I knew I wouldn't be up to cooking at home. As soon as we were seated, I asked Martin, our wonderful server, to please bring me some of their wonderful French Fries with truffle aioli to start on. Drinks came out, then my fries followed very shortly after. Talk about the magic that french fries do for a hangover! It was amazing how much better I started to feel, and also began to perk up rather quickly. And he kept my water glass full the whole time. It's the little things, like expedited french fries, a smile of understanding, great food and service, that makes Bricco...the perfect cure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You've Got to Try Bricco
    Billy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. Celebrated my Mother's 86th birthday here. I live in California. Never expected my favorite restaurant would be in downtown Harrisburg, PA.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Meal & Wonderful Service
    HappyGirl12
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Bricco is one of those restaurants that you love to go back to again and again. The wait staff are there when you need them, but I never feel a sense of hovering or interruption that can happen at other places. And, the food is always outstanding. Every meal that I have had here was thoroughly enjoyed. And the reasonable wine prices is a bonus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience...only 1 complaint
    Libix
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our second visit to bricco and all was outstanding except the service. Although the service was adequate, the waitress seemed to rush us through our appetizer, meal, and desserts. We ordered a cheese board and the waitress did not tell us what was what...in fact she didn't even review the specials before we ordered. It was a weird experience. Hopefully just a fluke as we really enjoy this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    bandj4dinner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I selected Bricco for our 46th Wedding Anniversary special occasion based on several past dinner experiences. Bricco did not let us down. The food and service were equally at a very high standard. We look forward to the next occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My all time favorite on the planet
    eatshealthyed
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Always something interesting. They always have a number of "healthy options" for all tastes. Most recently we were there for my daughter's birthday with her family which included 9 year old and a 6 month old, and everyone was happy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravo!
    William
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We really enjoyed our late-night dinner at Bricco. The service was friendly and efficient, the wine list good and the pizza Margerita, with fresh tomatoes, superb.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always excellent!
    J123
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Delicious food in a lovely setting. Live nearby, so love the bar and the happy hour bar menu...especially the wonderful pizza, addictive fries and any of the roasted beet offerings !! Always look forward to full dinners...love the Polenta Board, the short ribs and the gelotos. Always a treat to eat at Bricco!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    witbas
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great service, good food, wonderful selection of wine and drafts
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • snellmadhouse
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a wonderful experience at Bricco. We were celebrating our kid's 16th birthday and wanted to try a new restaurant. We decided to go to Bricco and we were not disappointed. From the service, hats off to our waiter Eric, to the exceptional food the experience was by far the best we had at a restaurant in very long time. We all tried something a little different that evening with my son really stepping out of his comfort zone with the "polenta board", overall the presentations were beautiful and of just the right proportion and the wine was out of this world. We had a great time and some fabulous food and look forward to our next visit to Bricco.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Big City Dining
    Been2AFew
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Bricco sets a new standard for discriminating Central Pennsylvania food establishment patrons. Excellence in service, local food quality and alluring ambiance challenges the finest storied purveyors throughout the area. Kudos to the staff for creating a unique & welcome 'white-tablecloth' dining experience & providing a venue for future restauranteurs to refine valuable skills and gain insight to future success.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Continues to satisfy
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We are always very satisfied when we go to Bricco. This time it was duck ragout and butternut squash ravioli. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed the dinner a great deal.
    zacky
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food is great, wine is also. Expensive. Ask for a quiet table in the back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    missmarym
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had our 29th wedding anniversary at Bricco and it was a memorable experience. It is a very attractive restaurant and we had very attentive service. The food was absolutely amazing. All in all, it was exactly what we had hoped it would be and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Good Evening
    Dinnerfor2
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had very good service with all of our questions answered and Gluten needs met by our server and the kitchen. There was a good mix of small groups and larger parties which created a good ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful and satisfying
    penguins
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We were celebrating our anniversary & it was a great night. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. The food is Amazing! We selected 3 dishes & shared them. The braised short ribs, pasta duck ragout & sage pasta were all delicious. I would return there again just to try other dishes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Food and service are always exceptional. The server did not have all of the answers regarding one of the specials, he had to return to the kitchen 2 times to get clarification on the cooking process on one of the dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will definitely return
    grove
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Decided on Bricco for my husband's birthday dinner and we couldn't be more satisfied that I did. Fantastic food and service. Pistachio crusted goat cheese, smoked carrots, perfectly cooked risotto, wonderfully creamy polenta, duck ragu...I could go on. For fine dining the servings were sizable with plenty to take home for yummy leftovers. Drinks were fantastic too. Highly recommend the Don Draper. For a nice evening to celebrate a special occasion definitely check out Bricco. They have pizzas too though too so I wouldn't mind trying them for a more casual gathering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodies
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Love that restaurant. The food is very delicious and the service is excellent. One of our favorite places in Harrisburg
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.