BRIO - Charlotte - Piedmont

4.4
878 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Brio offers a fun, comfortable and casual setting that is perfect for satisfying any craving and celebrating any occasion. The seasonal menu features chef-driven items, from shareable small plates to gourmet sandwiches and signature main dishes. The vibrant bar serves handcrafted cocktail infusions, more than 30 wines (all of which are offered by the glass) and local craft beers. We are the perfect destination for your pallet and soul.

You can sip and savor your way through the week at Brio! Mondays we offer $2.50 Bar Bites from 3:30 to 6:30 in the bar. Tuesdays you can whine a little with Half-Off Bottled Wine ($75 or less). Wednesdays are meant for cocktail infusions, they are just $5 all day.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Steak
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(704) 571-4214
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
No matter what the occasion, brio's private and large dining rooms provide the perfect backdrop for all of your special events. Our packages offer a variety of high quality, made-to-order Italian specialties sure to please! Our staff will provide a memorable experience for you and your guests!
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Private party contact
Banquet Manager: (704) 571-4214
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Catering

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Parking details
Ample parking available, in parking garage or complimentary valet.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 878 People Are Saying
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Charlotte
2 reviews
1.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had a reservation for Saturday evening at 5:30pm with friends from out of town. We have been there many times and have always enjoyed it. This time due to Hurricane I tried calling the restaurant to verify that they were going to be open I started at 9am all I ever got got was number was not working using my Mobile Phone and My Landline all I got was a busy signal. This went on all day and finally we decided to just go ahead and head to restaurant. We got there only to find out it was closed. No e-mail, no phone call, no message on phone or website. This was extremely poor decisions to not notify all reservation holders.

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SP
Charlotte
3 reviews
4.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our server was great! Cauliflower appetizer was very tasty. My shrimp and lobster fettuccine was very flavorful, but too heavy with garlic and could have used more seafood. My wife ordered the halibut daily special. The fish was dry and definitely not worth the $41 price tag, which we were not told of and only learned when the bill arrived. We'll be much more cautious about that in the future.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place

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1 review
5.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and excellent food
Definitely I will recommend this great Restaurant
Thanks

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R
Charlotte
1 review
5.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great location everyone in my group raved about this place.

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Charlotte
1 review
4.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The service was so so. Brought wine and found out there was corking fee. Was told $10 by the waitress then was charge $15. Plates needed to removed before next course.

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B
Charlotte
8 reviews
3.0Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Salmon over cooked. CA prices waitress OK

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LM
Charlotte
1 review
5.0Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and meal was very good. Excellent option for a team business lunch. Got reservations for my software team to celebrate project milestone. I think the guys really enjoyed the meal and surroundings.

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SG
Charleston
6 reviews
4.0Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We were seated in one of the back more private rooms as we had a larger group. This was great as we could all hear each other and it was a quieter atmosphere! The food was excellent! Our server was very nice, but the service was incredibly slow. We had to ask for bread after having been sat for a while without being offered the chance to order appetizers and had to request water refills after being out for a while. This was not my normal experience as typically service is very prompt at this restaurant. Hopefully next time will be better because the food is very good.

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Greensboro
4 reviews
5.0Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about my visit. The wait staff was nice and the food was great.

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Charlotte
9 reviews
1.0Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Our reservation was for 7:00. We were seated quickly, served drinks and ordered. Salads and cocktails were served promptly with the exception of one person whose appetizer did not arrive at all.! Our entree’s did not appear for more than an hour after the salads. We asked our to see the manager several times and watched as our server spoke with her. However, the manager ignored his request, Finally she came to our table and placed the blame on the server. Brio was a favorite of our group however we will not return after this terrible experience .

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AB
Austin
1 review
1.0Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

Had terrible bad experience. Food was oily and smelly.
Flies getting all over. No one cared to take our orders. We had to ask for everything.
Except the valet parking. It was bad overall.
Will never go or recommend 👎👎

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Charlotte
28 reviews
5.0Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always love going back to Brio. The shrimp and eggplant appetizer is the best appetizer in Charlotte!

Our waitress, Jessica -- very nice -- helpful and accommodating.

One of the best patios EVER.

Another great experience.

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MG
Charlotte
64 reviews
2.0Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Slow Service even though we requested a Fast Service area when seated. Valet lost my Mercedes Benz Keys!

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J
1 review
3.0Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Server was very inattentive. Food wasn’t bad. But seeing the majority of the kitchen staff without hair restraints was very off putting for an open kitchen.

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DM
1 review
5.0Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my bday and we got the whole back room. Service, food and ambiance was outstanding!! Thank you for making my bday with family and friends so very enjoyable and memorable!!

Denise McCarthy

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m
Charlotte
6 reviews
4.0Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We have been here several times and have always enjoyed the food. This time was no exception. Everything was great but our server must have been a new hire because he couldn't answer any of our questions, including ones such as what the soup of the day was. Overall it was still a pleasant experience.

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AH
1 review
5.0Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

tried for family dinner during restaurant week was just terrific!!

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Charlotte
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. The singer in the bar area was a little too loud but I will definitely visit again.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
3.0Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We were there for my dads birthday... hostesses were very kind and asked who’s birthday it was. Once we were sat, we were greeted by a server, he didn’t say a word and just poured water. He quickly left while we were speaking upon ourselves. Throughout the night our server changed THREE times. At one point I didn’t know who our server was.
The food was good as always.

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RD
1 review
3.0Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Food was very good, service was slow and sporadic. We sat on the patio where it was nice and relaxing, enjoying quiet conversation.... that is, until they decided to prop open the door to the bar, where the band was blaring! The noise level at that point was excessive, and it became difficult to hear our own conversations without yelling.

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JT
1 review
5.0Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Food... incredible waitress!! She received and deserved the 23% gratuity I gave. Great Experience...Great Filet!!! Thanks! 😋

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B
New Orleans
48 reviews
5.0Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good meal, with excellent service from Cody. Was our first time and was very enjoyable.

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KC
Charlotte
11 reviews
5.0Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great dinner and great service! We were celebrating my mother's birthday and she loved it! We loved our entrees and the desserts (definitely recommend both the Tiramisu and the Caramel Cheesecake!) Also loved the cocktails we ordered. Everything was delicious! Can't wait to return to try out other items on the menu.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a chance to visit for the Queen’s Feast!
Special menu had nice selections! The 6 oz filet was cooked perfectly and sooooo tender. Added lobster tail was great and the Cabernet was smooth! The dessert was great too. Perfect meal for an evening out with friends!!!

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BA
Charlotte
12 reviews
5.0Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first time eating at Brio's and we were very impressed. Loved the ambiance and the cuisine. We went for restaurant week but the food is very affordable and we will be back.

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J
Charlotte
5 reviews
5.0Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brio never disappoints. Good food, good service, and noise level low enough that guests can have a conversation. One of my "go to" restaurants for out of town guests and business friends.

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MG
Charlotte
64 reviews
5.0Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the scallops and they were absolutely excellent. They were on the menu for restaurant week but I highly recommend that they keep the scallops on the menu all year around

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P
Miami
7 reviews
5.0Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, our waitress was polite, pleasant and attentive. I moved to Charlotte, NC recently from South Florida where I have eaten many times at Brio Tuscan Grille. The complementary bread and crackers, the shrimp and eggplant appetizer and the lamb chop dinner was delicious! The Creme Brulee...Yummy! Dined on a Saturday night around 8:00 pm, a live band was playing in the bar with vibrant crowd. The music from the bar flowed through the restaurant but was not too loud that we could not have a conversation. Will definitely return and recommend this restaurant.

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DR
Charlotte
1 review
4.0Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend to others

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LI
Charlotte
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, the server was very nice and knowledgeable, refilled glasses just in time, and let us sit there and talk for at least an hour after dinner with no suggestions that we leave. The restaurant was about half full, but it was very quiet. Doesn’t happen in restaurants these days and it was a welcome change. Valet service for car was appreciated. Will be back.

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MB
Charlotte
13 reviews
3.0Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Had a great time celebrating a friend’s birthday. Food was good & service was great. My salmon was average. However, my husband had the lamb chops & they were awesome. Also, the pork chops & crab cakes were tasty. The peach sangria was delicious!

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Charlotte
1 review
4.0Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I came with with my husband and my parents and we were seated towards with back with maybe one more room after the section we were in. The music from the bar played throughout the restaurant and my step-father LOVED the music.

We ordered beef carpaccio and the burrata app to share and my husband and I each had the Della Casa salad (no pasta crisps on top for me). The carpaccio was served with excellent presentation and was delicious. While he burrata was a pretty plate, the portion was significantly less Wow-worthy. The burrata tasted good and the fresh basil accompanying it was tasty. The salads were tasty but small portions.

We ordered a Meioma (sp?) Pinot noir to share which was delicious and they let us use a decanter to aerate the bottle faster.

For entrees, I had the lamb chops rare and while they were cooked nicely (some less rare than others) the Marsala sauce was sooooo salty it took away from the dish. It was also very hard to cut off of the bone in a bowl, so I think a plate would be better serving style. My husband had the fettuccine (or linguine?) with lobster and shrimp. He said the pasta was fresh, meal was delicious, but he portion seemed small. My mom had the 9oz center cut steak and loved it. My step-father had double cut pork chops and loved them. We substituted a lot of sides like roasted potatoes instead of mashed and I was not impressed with the roasted potatoes. I also substituted broccoli for asparagus and was unimpressed because it looked like it was poured from a bag of frozen veggies, unseasoned.

Our server was excellent. (I believe her name was Amanda.) She took our loud group and laughed with us, and she was very friendly and efficient.

Overall a good experience with a few flaws that could improve overall. It’s likely we will come back again!

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DJ
1 review
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great spot to meet up with friends for lunch! We had Lobster Bisque (a bit strong and rich), Kale Salad (perfect!), Eggplant Parmesan and Grilled Balsamic Chicken for $30.

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LS
Charlotte
1 review
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wr were a group of 15 people and everyone seemed to enjoy their meal and the great service provided by the wait staff.

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Charlotte
13 reviews
4.0Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Attentive service. Very good food. Drinks fairly priced.

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RG
1 review
1.0Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We waited over 1 hr for our food. Which wasn’t that taste at all. Also the kids food came after ours and I can’t understand why kids chicken fingers should take over an hour to be ready and not 6 min like usually does. The music was extremely loud. That was on a Wednesday night.

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RS
Charlotte
7 reviews
4.0Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

food is always good. always so cold in that restaurant though

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MB
1 review
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had my dads birthday dinner here last minute and it was amazing. Our server was awesome, i can’t remember his name. He was African American & wears glasses, we were sitting near the kitchen. He made the experience worth while!

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MM
Charlotte
1 review
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I had requested a quieter spot since I was bringing my 97 and 93 year old parents and the restaurant accommodated us beautifully. Very nice wait staff.

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