Excellent pasta dishes
Very good food. . Excellent pasta dishes cooked with care and flavor. A bit noisy with children all about during dinner. Service is prompt and cleanup quick. Service could be more involved with customers needs and interests.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surprisingly good. Try to
Surprisingly good. Try to get a table in the back facing Lexington, that room is cozier. Great fresh food, friendly service. Delicious pizza. Think I found my spot in the neighborhood.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic wood burning oven
Fantastic wood burning oven pizza, great pastas and all around authentic Italian experience.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice restaurant love the food , friendly staff. Highly recommended.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great place for new friends
A great place for new friends to meet. Welcoming, not too personal. I loved it.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic Italian food in
Authentic Italian food in a fun atmosphere (pop art on walls).
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
WORTH A VISIT
Arrived early with a group of 8 people - no problem. They seated us and we had a wonderful meal. Fantastic Buffalo Mozzarella. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. Superb service. Well worth a visit.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very attentive waiter without
Very attentive waiter without being intrusive. Food was very good. Would have liked a slightly broader selection of wines by the glass.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed our evening
We really enjoyed our evening at Brio. We go to NY to visit our children often and like to try new neighborhood restaurants. Very accommodating with our party of six. Service and food was very good. I would certainly recommend and would return on another visit to NY.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a cute neighborhood
This is a cute neighborhood 'spot' and although I walk pass Brio every single day...for the past eight years...this was my first time going in. We sat in the back dining area overlooking Lexington Ave. It was much quieter than the front (61st Street). We enjoyed pizza and salad. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the pizza and the toppings...just like (better than) homemade. Salad fresh and not drowning in dressing. Everything was just perfect! I will definitely return!!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We found Brio on Open Table,
We found Brio on Open Table, read the reviews and decided to try it out for a Saturday night dinner group of 5. We had requested a quiet table and we got a lovely table right at the front window which was delightful and quiet enough for all of us to talk throughout our meal. Our whole experience was great - the food was delicious, the service attentive and thoughtful, the ambience fashionable and upscale. All in all, we would highly recommend Brio and plan to return again. Thank you, Brio, for a memorable dinner that we all enjoyed.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always ....
We love Brio, they are kind to our daughter, who loves to eat their Margarita Pizza, and always give a us good wine selection. We continue to treat it as our neighborhood gem.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid casual Italian
The front of the restaurant feels like a takeout joint, but the separate back room has a more formal but still family-friendly feel to it. We enjoyed everything we ordered -- antipasto, seafood stew, saltimbocca, perfectly-cooked pappardele, and pizza. Portion sizes were just right. Servers were friendly, our waiter was knowledgeable. It's not a big place, but we had a really enjoyable dinner and plan to come back.
5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very good choice
The food was great! We were a big group so we tried a lot of things on the menu. Every dish was delicious--from the appetizers (highly recommending the octopus & calamari), to their pizza & pasta (we ordered 3 different pizzas & 3 pasta dishes). Prices were reasonable. Definitely going back!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great authentic Italian. Amazing staff... wonderful!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely wonderful Brunch!
My friend was visiting from out of town and Brio was the perfect Brunch spot. The service was wonderful, and the bussers were fantastic and very attentive, even more so than our waitress! The food was impeccable: delicious, simple ingredients, perfectly portioned and reasonably priced. We are making this our regular brunch spot!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyable neigborhood restaurant
Everything was great except the wine selection. The first bottle we ordered off the menu wasn't available. We didn't like the second wine (recommended by the waiter). We then switched to drinks by the glass.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service, the ambiance, and of course the food! It's well priced, gracious staffed, and the perfect place for an intimate date!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was very impress with the sevice and the food was delicious.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Last Minute Find
Made the reservation and they sat us early at a empty outdoor seat. Ordered food which turned out very good after we were done eating it seemed like the waiter disappeared as we sat with empty glasses and waiting for a check. Sitting outside we of course had some moderate noise of the city but were able to carry our conversation and enjoy the meal. Worth the trip!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent brunch especially
excellent brunch especially the cold lobster soup appetizer
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love it
A favorite for brunch and family dinners, reliable, with attentive and personable staff. Food is great, truly Italian, and they have a nice choice of wines, some not usual, even by the glass. Also, one of the best pizzas in town.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love the atmosphere, the
We love the atmosphere, the service friendly, the food was perfect and the wine was wonderful.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We like to dine at Brio because they accommodate our young child and we can dine family style with friends. The food is simple NYC Italian food with a selection of wood oven pizzas
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Going the extra mile
We love the place and we go often. Last night we decided at the last minute to treat a friend for her birthday. Nothing was set up in advance but we did eventually manage to ask for a candle. Four staff surprised us with a perfect rendition of Happy Birthday (and I am not easily moved by that sort of stuff).
Other than that the food was excellent as usual, the staff competent, helpful and warm. The non-Italians make a point of speaking the language, and each time we go they are better at it. What's there not to love?
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a very nice place to have dinner after a Yankees game. I felt the menu was limited and not a very large selection.
8/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a great meal here and
Had a great meal here and all of the food my family and I ordered was delicious with the exception with one dish. We had 4 entrees, 2 appetizers, a dessert, wine and coffee though, and it all was great! I would recommend this place for people looking for a place for dinner in the area.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food,drinks and service
Wonderful servie and great food. My friend ended up ordering two dishes. Great place to sit and enjoy a meal.
9/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
food was great. service was good and staff was attentive. very relaxed.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our third time there
This was our third time there and like the other two times ordered the special ravioli...will probably continue to do same. The other three people loved their salads and fish dishes. Expensive but always a treat.
9/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent spot for authentic pasta and think rust pizza. Have been to Italy for work many times and Brio tastes like I'm in Rome.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Brio with a group of 6. First time here. Every dish was spectacular!! Everything is a la carte but moderately priced. The frutti de mare was delicious as was the Pollo Rustico, the Shrimp with the black ink pasta and the pappardelle with the sausage..the Buccatini with onions & bacon .just delicious!! Will be back soon!! Staff is super too!!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pizza is the main attraction
Don't know why I ordered the salad. Stick with the pizza here and you won't go wrong. It's great.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice friendly dinner
Great food, quiet enough to have a conversation with your friend. Laid back so that no one is trying to kick you out or sell you food you don't want. A very nice experience with great tasting food.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great dinner with friends!
Walked right in with our reservation and had a wonderful table in front of a large window. We had a great dinner and would go back!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I come here often and I always love the pizza Margarita. It's my favorite thin crust pizza with the right amount of sauce vs cheese - absolutely the best! My friend had the Chicken Rustico and it was delicious. This restaurant consistently offers great food!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a good choice
Had a group of five and suggested Brio. Everyone was pleased with the food and prices. We had a great booth by the window. We live in the neighborhood and love the authentic pizza and pastas.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brio was great as usual. We have tried pastas and meat/fish entrees both of which are delicious, and the pizzas served at the next table look fabulous – we plan to try one on our next visit. The location is convenient for a casual meal after shopping at Bloomingdales and it appears that neighborhood folks patronize this spot on the way home – it is always quite crowded for early dinner. When one is busy and just needs reliable sustenance, Brio fits the bill!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
was looking for a cute place for dinner that was smart casual with good food. Brio, was very nice choice. The service was good, waiters and staff friendly. The dining room is casual but homey with tables not packed into each other which is nice. the wine was a generous glass and waiters were very attentive.
I especially LOVED the grilled calamari, it was tender and delicious. also had a pesto pizza that was very thin crust, which I loved!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM