This was not a good night for Bricco. Once seated we waited a bit for the server to ask if we would like a drink. We finally placed our order, two of the three drinks being Negronis. Fifteen minutes later, our server arrived without drinks and apologized for the delay. A few minutes later the drinks arrived and this is where the real problems began. The bartender's creative idea of putting the gin in a hollow ice ball was not successful, even though there was a wooden mallet served as part of the drink. The plan was to break the ice ball so that the gin would mix with the rest of the ingredients. We tapped, pounded and got frustrated for at least ten minutes until our server came back around again and saw our struggle. It was impossible to break the ice ball with the mallet and we had resorted to using our knives and still had no success. There was much Negroni already on the table from all of the splashing, which I mentioned to the server, but she decided to take matters into her own hands and picked up the knife of my friend and starting stabbing at the ice ball. A couple of minutes later it finally broke. This is 20 minutes after the drinks were served. I resorted to picking up the ice ball with a tine of my fork and then with my fingers turned it upside down and let the gin dribble out into the glass. Very elegant. Our server mentioned that this drink had caused problems in the past, but obviously no one listened to her. First courses arrived while we were still on our cocktails, but by the time the main courses arrived, we had finished them. Our server never asked if we would like anything else to drink with our meal, so we ate our main courses with water, which was refilled no less than half a dozen times throughout the meal. No second drink was offered as a courtesy. No dessert was sent as an apology. We were never asked if we would like wine with our meal. Main courses were served by other staff and they put the plates down and ran. Not a good evening.
Excellent cocktails followed by rave reviews from each of our party of four on appetizers and entrees. Superb service as well. Will return!
met and went beyond expectation, we will b back soon
Amazing food. Can’t wait to go back.
Great restaurant, meatballs were awesome along with ravioli! Here on a date night and sure did please.
We had a great night for our friend’s birthday! Brussels sprouts are on point with a nice hit of siraccha. The sweet potato ravioli were everyone’s favorite at our table of 8. Nice cheese and meat boards. Definitely one of Harrisburg’s best restaurants.
Food is always wonderful. Bourbon cocktails were excellent. French press coffee coffee was perfect
I love this place and the food! I had a dish with dark and another dish with shrimp and it was amazingly scrumptious and rich and beautifully presented and I would recommend anyone coming here to eat to eat specialty dishes .
Food and service was exceptional! Thank you!
We had a wonderful meal. Duck ragu with pepperadelle was amazing. Our server was very informed and helpful. Love this place!
This place never disappoints. Been coming here for years and it is always a great experience all round....especially the food!
2ND TIME AT THE CHEFS TABLE AND ENJOYED THOROUGHLY.
VALENTINES DAY DINNER MADE THE NIGHT
Outstanding service - excellent food.
My only lower than 5-star rating under the heading "dining experience" in this review is because, though the swordfish I'd ordered was absolutely WONDERFUL, I did not find appealing the other food items that came with it. I would like to emphasize, however, that each of the other times I have eaten at Bricco's in Harrisburg I have fully enjoyed ALL of the entrée items! -- and I fully intend to eat at this outstanding Harrisburg restaurant in the future!
Made a night out of what has become our annual holiday(ish) visit to Bricco. Reservation was easy and my wife and I were seated on time near a window. Waiter was a little slow in greeting us, but nothing severe. He took our drink orders and quickly left - though we wanted to place an appetizer order. When he finally returned with the drinks - seemed like a long time - we were given the specials. We opted for the prix fixe centered around premium beef with Bearnaise sauce. Lobster bisque was outstanding. I requested a wine list (that was not provided with the food menu). After ten minutes our waiter returned with bread ... but no wine list and left before I could request again. On his next visit, we were able to get the list. The timing resulted in receiving the wine at about the same time that the entree arrived. Food was good. Atmosphere was good. Service seemed scattered (either distracted or rushed). Nice guy though. Kind of regret the menu choice. In the end it did not seem like a good value. We'll be back though.
Fantastic food. Great service. Downtown location with parking nearby. It's a perfect place to have a business lunch or a date dinner. 100% recommended.
While we enjoyed our experience, the menu has changed and is much more fussy. Overall, the service was excellent and the food was good.
Reservation process was easy and confirmed. Pleasant welcome. Asked if first time. Knowledgeable wait staff attentive but not overbearing. Food was excellent.
Great ambiance and food. Servers were amazing and helpful with the menu as well. Food did not take long at all. Highly recommend for a nice night out!
Shrimp appetizer was good and the Pizza was awesome...
We love this place. Excellent food and service. Loved my halibut and negroni.
I love Bricco no matter if it’s Happy Hour or date night !
We frequent Bricco whenever we are away in Harrisburg for business. Very friendly staff, and great food. We recently had a party of 15 people for a 5:45pm dinner and they handled it perfectly.
Enjoyed the signature dish, malbec, coffe with chocolate ganache and ambiance. The waiter was very informative.
Ok, I have to say I really liked the food, and we had a great time up until a certain point. There were a few instances when our waitress seemed to forget us and it took a really long time (nearly 40 minutes) for our food to come out after we ordered. I know it's not fast food, but people seated awhile after us were leaving the restaurant when we were receiving our food. The other thing that kind of annoyed me was that we were a couple out for our anniversary and we were seated over by the cooks with a very rowdy table seated closely enough so we could no longer hear each other. On the other side of the restaurant it was quiet and the atmosphere was more romantic. This was our first time here and until I got up to go to the bathroom I didn't realize there was a quiet section. I think it would be a good idea to ask people what atmosphere they are looking for before seating them.
One of the best restaurants in Harrisburg.
Excellent restaurant....great food with fabulous service. Highly recommended.
My wife and I went on date night and the food and service was fantastic. She had the veal and I had the tuna and we both loved our meals. We also got seconds of our fried brussel sprout side dishes because they were amazing!
It was a "Sister's Night" & as always -- Bricco does not disappoint! Amanda was our server & she was great! We sat at the Chef's Table & were able to watch & talk with the Chefs & culinary team -- having a super time & enjoying ourselves while eating a most delicious dinner!
Our evening was delightful from the service, Food, wine. The only problem ordered to much food. Duck Rogout , and Meatballs starter, then salad and 2 great fish choices and coffee and dessert. Everything was prepared perfectly.
Food was delicious. Server was attentive. Great experience to celebrate my friend's birthday.
great as always, bricco has great seafood and great service
Decided to go to Bricco because I have never been there before. Sweet Patata Ravioli was amazing. After the homemade bread and a double order of Crispy Brussel Sprouts, a half size portion of the Ravioli was perfect. Hubby loved the tender Short Ribs. Kent was an excellent Server.
Dined here many times and always enjoyed the food and service. Recommend the chef's table.
Food is always awesome and service is exceptional.
Waiter was excellent, attentive but not too. Food was excellent.
We have been to Briccos many times in the past and have always had a great experience . Recently when we went there 12/31/17 , we ordered from the prefix menu . With the exception to the appetizers the food seemed reheated and not fresh . My Tuna was way overdone . The deserts were not as described .
My date and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience. First set was near window which my date felt a little cold. We were moved to chefs table and had a great meal with a little show. Service was outstanding by all. Highly recommend ! Thanks to all !
Great service. Kent was the best . Food was the best .Fourth time here and excellent choice for food and drink and service.