Bricco - Downtown Akron

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Italian
Bricco in dowtown Akron has been serving guests since 2003, providing great food and drinks in a casual, upscale environment. Our menu features a large selection of appetizers, pizza, pasta and entrees including fresh fish, steaks and chops. The bar features a large beer and wine list and our famous martinis! Open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner and our Sunday a la carte brunch. We are close to EJ Thomas, The Akron Civic Theater, Lock 3, Canal Park and The University of Akron.
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, wonderful food and service!

A
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Bricco is at a terrible disadvantage for a really good restaurant. The construction around downtown Akron just goes on and on. Why did anyone decide to do so many blocks at once? Our server was new and she was charming. Food and drinks were both good and they kept us on time to get to our show. People should make the effort to get there for lunch or dinner, especially during this construction phase.

Bricco - Downtown Akron
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. Yes, the construction has been a challenge. Please continue to support the Downtown location but please support the other 3 locations as well to help midigate the lost revenue downtown. Follow all our location on Facebook for news and events.

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LN
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bricco Downtown is a must for anyone visiting. And for the locals . . . don't let the construction deter you; they need our support during this temporary downtime. We've had nothing but the best experience at Bricco. Food is prepared and presented perfectly every time and the staff is sincerely happy to be there assisting their customers. The tuna entree is top shelf, best in the area. And their signature martinis aren't to be missed.

f
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a gem! Excellent food ( I had the salmon and my husband had the strip steak), an extensive and creative drink menu, wonderful service and a hip vibe. Walking distance to the Civic theater is an extra plus. Enjoy!

f
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Dinner before the concert. The food was delish! I had the special of blackened chicken with grits and asparagus. I even tasted the other dishes served at my table. The baked penne and duck dinner was very tasty. The waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. Great service, great food. The construction on main is a problem. I will visit more often once the construction is completed.

JF
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bricco has a great menu with a wonderful selection of salad entree's. and, it's reasonably priced!

CD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taylor was a terrific server. Drinks were fabulous and food was delicious! We had a lovely evening.

TB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, unique menu options. Delicious! Perfect location and atmosphere for a night out with friends.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was awesome! Everyone in the restaurant was headed to the same show, but they still got our food out on time and our bills to us right on time! Great experience!

D
Cleveland
38 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time there !! Delicious food and great service ...will definitely go back!!

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Duck was not all that good. Service a little too casual. All in all though I always love it there and would go back. Awesome drinks.

PB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has been years but worth going back. Downtown construction resulted in parking a small distance but able to pull up and drop off others. Very friendly and efficient waiter!

m
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I met my sister-in-law there for dinner before a show at the Akron Civic Theater. They were a bit understaffed for the number of tables they had but they made it work without too much difficulty or lack of attention to the the tables. We started off with the potato croquettes and they were delicious and ooey-gooey on the inside and crunchy on the outside. She had the shrimp and scallops and she said they were very good and there wasn't anything left on her plate. Always a good sign. I had the duck and it was amazing. It was perfectly prepared medium with a crispy skin. It was so good. Overall, I would go back again with my family. They have a wonderful menu and drink selection and the atmosphere is nice as were the employees.

L
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

2 dishes were excellent- seafood pasta and the wedge salad with scallops. Two other dishes were edible, but too spicy for the 2 guests. These were the brussel sprout salad and the calamari appetizer. Service was excellent, enjoyable restaurant.

NM
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good. Food delivery a bit slow. Waiter kept us informed and was very friendly.

N
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved having our son’s graduation dinner at Bricco’s! So easy to get a reservation through open table and the seating was spacious and plenty of room between tables. I loved that they covered their tables with brown kraft paper and they were very accommodating when one of us spilled water. The food was amazing and the price was just right . I would definitely go there again. Our group had nine people and all the food came out at the same time and in a very reasonable amount of time-all piping hot !

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was extremely slow for lunch

DN
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Bricco was great as was the service. I had the duck entree and would highly recommend it. the drink selection was great as well. My only complaint is that the bar does no stock Fernet. Bricco was a great dining experience and i highly recommend it!

RG
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved Bricco. Perfect place for a pre-show dinner date night with my husband before heading to EJ Thomas. Our server was especially considerate of the curtain-time we had and brought out both orders and check in a very timely fashion. If I lived in Akron, I'd eat there all the time!

PV
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for lunch. It will be really nice once the construction is done which makes it a little difficult to get to. I was expecting valet to be available and fortunately I found a parking space as did my friend, but it used to be much busier at lunch...so I really hope you can weather the storm!

ML
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent apps, dinner and dessert. The scallops were amazing.

A
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Food was awesome! Definitely will be back!

f
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding and I would recommend it to anyone

MT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Took about an hour to get food . Some dishes good. Would not recommend the pizza.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Our food was cold and the strip steak, which had before and was wonderful, was thin undercooked and reminding us of something we would get at the VFW

SV
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious. I had the pork chop and I would definitely order it again. I also appreciated the valet parking right across the street considering all of the construction.

n
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to come before a show at The Civic. Drove down from Cleveland and would definitely come again. Host very warm. Waiter very, very nice. Striped bass special was delicious and loved the salads.

ML
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We've eaten at Bricco several times. It's a great place to have dinner before seeing shows at Akron Civic Theater or E.J. Thomas Hall. The food is always excellent, the service very attentive, and their specialty drinks are delicious. We will absolutely be back soon!

KP
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Party of seven. Food was excellent for six. Seventh, steak was mistakenly switched with another steak, then was not properly cooked when it was switched back. Waiter did take off the steak from the bill - would go back.

JK
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Tim, was great! Food was delicious. Looking forward to going back.

W
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salads and sandwiches are excellent lunch choices. Service excellent.

KC
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon was marvelous and was done perfectly. My wife’s chicken was amazing. The service from Josh was outstanding. We hadn’t been to Bricco downtown Akron for a while and not sure why but we will be back very soon. Thank you DAvid you are a excellent night out. Michael thanks for taking care of us as well. Love you guys!!

R
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner

PC
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service are always wonderful. The only reason I gave 4 stars is that sitting anywhere near the large windows or the door is very cold. We actually asked to be moved to a different table as each time the door opened, the cold air would blow right across the table. They need to put up some kind of wind block.

T
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Restaurant was clearly not equipped to handle the Saturday night crowd. Had a reservation but had to wait several minutes before being greeted at the hostess stand and then wait again for our table. Bar was extremely backed up, got our appetizer before our drinks. Waiter was good and at least gave us a heads up that they were behind. Got seated in a back room with a large group so room was very noisy.

LR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was good but we sat in the back room and it was extremely loud.

AJ
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, a bit loud at times but based on crowd and not design !

GM
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes Definitely. Good food. Good service. Loved the pineapple upside down cake martini and shrimp and scallop dinner!

N
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Pork was slightly undercooked but considering it was a busy night I cut them some slack. Overall the meal was very nice and I would recommend Bricco to anyone who enjoys an upscale flavorful meal

CE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelllent food! Terrific atmosphere with great service. The Buttermilk Fried Chicken is positively delicious!!

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