Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center

3.9
1607 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Brio Spectrum is a premier Tuscan-inspired restaurant destination serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine, luxury wines & cocktails—our specialties include premium quality steaks, chops, seafood, made-to-order pasta and flatbreads prepared in an authentic Italian wood-burning oven. Bringing the pleasures of the Tuscan country villa to Irvine, our chef-inspired menu, chic atmosphere and world-class service will provide a dining experience like no other! We look forward to your visit at Spectrum located in Irvine, CA – make your reservation or place an online order today!
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66% of people would recommend it to a friend
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roger
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server was very friendly and we felt very well attended to. Food was excellent as usual

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The service was good. The ambiance was good. The food was mediocre. Pasta and salmon was way too spicy. Salmon Fresco was oily and heavy tasting.
The women’s restroom was DISGUSTING! It smelled like a sewer, water was all over the floor, 2 toilets were not flushed, paper towels and toilet paper on the floor, 3 stalls had no toilet seat covers, it reeked in there even WHILE WEARING A MASK!!! Handicap stall door would not close. Please maintain your restrooms DAILY! It’s very UNSANITARY!

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on July 27, 2021

We are very sorry about your experience. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for bringing these opportunities to improve to our attention. We will undoubtedly pass your feedback to the management team

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zman
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio so noise level was minimal. Our server was great. He recommended a lamb chops appetizer that was super. We also keep the table for 6 hours and was never made uncomfortable to leave. Server did come by every so often to check on us without being intrusive.

Overall, perfect experience

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on July 27, 2021

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Brio Italian Grille. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food quality went down and the service wasn’t great.

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vipBabysOnFire78
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Tried the carpaccio which was very tough and sinewy, also very salty, they ended up taking it off our bill. The Caesar salad was good but appeared to use Kraft Parmesan cheese instead of freshly grated and no anchovies were available which made me question how freshly made the dressing was. Ordered the lamb chops med rare, came out medium but it wasn’t horrible, the potatoes served with those were delicious. Ordered dessert which was very nice, the cheesecake. All in all, this was a birthday dinner and would have been better spent elsewhere, just not perfect as it should have been. The bread is delicious server was nice, and did a great job!

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on July 24, 2021

We are so sorry to hear that we let you down – especially on such a special day. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us and will use your feedback for improvements in service.

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debbieh
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

They were out of happy hour wine, couldn't get the order for food right, waited long times for water, not a good experience this time

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on July 20, 2021

We aim to provide a great customer experience so we are very sorry to hear we fell short and appreciate your feedback. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again.

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vipTJustice
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I made a reservation a week in advance. Upon arrival, the hostesses were not pleasant. One of them asked if I preferred inside or outside and when I said "inside" she turned her head to another hostess and made a face of disgust. Then she said, would you mind sitting at the bar? Since I didn't want to put her out anymore than I apparently already did, I agreed to sit in the bar area. My plan for the evening was a nice dinner with my husband. Unfortunately, the bartenders "tend bar" for the entire restaurant so we did not get a servers attention. The bartender did the best he could and this review is not against him but the hostess should have asked if we wanted to wait for a table in the dining room, especially since we "made a reservation!" We were in the restaurant more than 2 hours.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on July 20, 2021

We're sorry to hear our service was not at it's best during your visit. We will be sure to work with our team to improve on this. We appreciate you reaching out and hope to see you again soon.

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RobertS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went to meet a client for dinner and it felt like a slightly fancier Olive Garden. Marsala was a salt bomb but the prices were reasonable. Service was nice and friendly.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on July 27, 2021

We aim to provide a great customer experience so we are very sorry to hear we fell short and appreciate your feedback. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again.

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LisetteW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. We went during lunch time. It was quiet, hostess was great and it was quiet. It was nice to have other parties spread out. For the food, most of us had Pasta Brio, which was awesome. I will come back again.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you. We look forward to serving you again and providing you with an unforgettable experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food was subpar. Restaurant is very open and loud, felt kinda dirty. Service was excellent and the one thing that saved the evening. Won’t be back.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on July 13, 2021

We apologize the meal did not meet your expectations. Our guests' feedback is highly valuable to us as we utilize it for improvement in our guests' experience. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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vipKatL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No parking or valet, really awful greeters who seemed interested in anything other than helping us to our table, slow service, bleh food, and a Chuck E Cheese atmosphere. I’m out.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on July 13, 2021

We are very sorry about your experience. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for bringing these opportunities to improve to our attention. We will undoubtedly pass your feedback to the management team

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Erin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Honestly, the service left much to be desired. Our waitress passed us multiple times to help other tables, leaving us without drinks. We asked for water for the whole table and it took a while. When she did come back, it was to bring a single glass… there were 4 of us. Our food was so/so. Our waitress was nice but not attentive. A total bummer.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on July 13, 2021

We're sorry to hear our service was not at it's best during your visit. We will be sure to work with our team to improve on this. We appreciate you reaching out and hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Got seated and the table had crumbs and grime all over it. Ordered food and never saw our server again for rest of the meal. Had to flag someone else down to get a water refill I had been trying to get for 15 minutes.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on July 6, 2021

We appreciate your visit and apologize we did not meet your expectations. We are sharing your comments with the team for improvement. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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Mermaid
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice. Really good food, decent price

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you. We look forward to serving you again and providing you with an unforgettable experience!

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AllanW
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Before the pandemic Brio was a family favorite restaurant that we used for nice dinners and special occasions. Yesterday was our anniversary so for the first time in 18 months we went to Brio expecting a great dinner and service. The food was OK, no where near the level we were used to the service was no more than OK as well. We were very disappointed. BTW on the open table reservation I indicated it was our anniversary, they made no mention of it.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on July 6, 2021

We are very sorry about your experience. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for bringing these opportunities to improve to our attention. We will undoubtedly pass your feedback to the management team

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DanaR
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

I love Brio and have been eating there for years. The service is always excellent. This time I was very disappointed with my food. I ordered the Grilled Salmon Salad and it was not good at all. The salmon was bland and the dressing on the salad was even worse. Plus the lettuce leaves were mostly white and tasteless (not to mention not nutritional either). This is the first time I have ordered this salad. I'm usually very happy with the food I order. I suggest you get mixed greens, salmon seasoning, and a much better dressing for this salad. I had a salad like this at Strawberry Farms Golf Club restaurant several times and it is a hundred times better than yours. Sorry for the negativity, but I want Brio to be all around excellent! We will be back.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on July 6, 2021

We apologize the meal did not meet your expectations. Our guests' feedback is highly valuable to us as we utilize it for improvement in our guests' experience. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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AreejA
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall really nice experience and the food was yum!

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on June 30, 2021

We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Brio Italian Grille. Come dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience: date night with our 8 month old. Waiter was helpful choosing an amazing wine, and getting everything we needed. We loved the food and will definitely be returning. Wonderful atmosphere, value prices for delectable food.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on June 30, 2021

Thank you. We look forward to serving you again and providing you with an unforgettable experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The host was very unfriendly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reserved a table for 11 am for Father’s Day, we were super excited cause we had never been here before. They didn’t open on time and ask us wait till they were ready to unlock the doors. So we found another restaurant that was open and prepared.

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vipSariP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not what we had remembered pre-covid.

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LaineyM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was amazing and tender. Friend ordered the lobster and shrimp pasta and she loved it. Steak is comparable to mastros (no joke)

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BillG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my son’s 26th Birthday and we had a table for 6. The service was excellent and so was the food!

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on June 17, 2021

Thank you for choosing Brio Italian to celebrate! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon.

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Theresaj
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

It was very loud, there were a few large parties. so we were ignored a lot, as the wiatress asttended the party that was going to give her a bigger tip/. The food was great but the service was terrible.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on June 15, 2021

We're sorry to hear our service was not at it's best during your visit. We will be sure to work with our team to improve on this. We appreciate you reaching out and hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Salmon was undercooked so I exchanged for a Caesar salad. Great occasion not so great food.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on June 15, 2021

We appreciate your visit and apologize we did not meet your expectations. We are sharing your comments with the team for improvement. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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Kirkmosh
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love this place ! If my date wasn’t so fat it would have been epic !

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on June 4, 2021

It's our pleasure to safely serve you and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
121 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Service was awful but food was great. Waitress took order and never heard back from her. Asked busboy and another waiter for bread and water during the meal. After asking three people someone finally came over. Waitress ended up coming back with the check at the end. Not cool. Really need to work on service issues.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on June 2, 2021

We're sorry to hear our service was not at it's best during your visit. We will be sure to work with our team to improve on this. We appreciate you reaching out and hope to see you again soon.

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CristinaJoyB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

I was told right before the other meals came out that my order wasn’t available. Being that waited so long to tell me and I didn’t want the other guest to wait I ordered a salad. The salad was not good and I sent it back and ended up eating the kids pizza that was also not good that my son refused to eat.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on June 2, 2021

We apologize the meal did not meet your expectations. Our guests' feedback is highly valuable to us as we utilize it for improvement in our guests' experience. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I told myself that I didn't make mistake by choosing this restaurant for my wife's birthday. She has been talking about this beautiful place and its best food that got me greedy to actually endedup ordering two meals for myself to take home. The service was beyond excellent

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on June 1, 2021

We love to hear how much you enjoyed dining with us at Brio Italian Grille. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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RuchikaW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service was extremely slow. I feel they were significantly understaffed. Our server was taking care of too many tables by herself. The food took forever to come.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on June 1, 2021

We appreciate your visit and apologize we did not meet your expectations. We are sharing your comments with the team for improvement. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

asked to be moved filthy at our table top of dinner wall had a weeks worth of dust hadn't clean obviously for days.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on June 1, 2021

We appreciate you sharing your thoughts and concerns with as it aids us in improving our guest experience. Your comments have been shared with management. We hope to serve you again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
121 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was horrible. The restaurant was basically empty for a Saturday night -- one large party in private room but the rest was pretty dead compared to all of the restaurants in the Spectrum. Waiter was non-existant -- went entire meal with no drink or bread refill. Then we flag another waiter and bus buy down and ask them for water and bread and they could not care at all and never came back either. After we are done waiter shows up and says out of bread will take 40 min to cook some -- are you joking???? Horrible service explains why your restaurant is so dead. With this location is hit or miss sometimes great other times awful. You need to get it together.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on June 1, 2021

We aim to provide a great customer experience so we are very sorry to hear we fell short and appreciate your feedback. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again.

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AmberT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Our server was extremely rude. She threw our check on the table and water on me because I tipped her $5. I saw her go with another employee in the corner and saying stuff about us. I will never come back here again. It’s sad to see that employees are stingy and have the time to gossip instead of taking care of people. I will never come back here AND I won’t ever refer anyone this restaurant .

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on May 25, 2021

We're sorry to hear our service was not at it's best during your visit. We will be sure to work with our team to improve on this. We appreciate you reaching out and hope to see you again soon.

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PatB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good no matter what you order, and good cocktails

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on May 24, 2021

Thank you. We look forward to serving you again and providing you with a one of kind experience!

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Galilea
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on May 24, 2021

We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Brio Italian Grille. Come dine with us again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Absolutely terrible. After 30 minutes we walked out without even receiving our drinks. First table we were surrounded by families with young children. Fine, but we were looking for a little quieter. Without any contact from a server we moved to the bar. No service there either. We spoke to the manager who offered us a quiet table and good service. We declined. We should have received that at 2:30 on a Sunday afternoon. Never again.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on May 19, 2021

We are very sorry about your experience. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for bringing these opportunities to improve to our attention. We will undoubtedly pass your feedback to the management team

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RA73
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Had reservation at 1 pm to celebrate my wife's birthday! After checking we were told, by front desk host that they are short staff and there will be few minutes wait. At 1:20, I lost my patience and spoke with front desk host, two ladies in black shirt and complaint about my wait time. Again they said the servers are busy and they can't sit us as they do not have enough staff? while restaurant was quite empty looks like they only had couple of servers?! Then I asked for the manager. He came to me and was apologetic and said he didn't know about our reservation/situation otherwise would have taken care of us?!!! He seats us right away after that. The restaurant was quite chilly; it was a Sunday chilly and cloudy day in Irvine. No special attention from staff to my notes and remarks about my wife's birthday...no candle or singing song or birthday wishes from staff...won't go back here again!

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on May 19, 2021

We are so sorry to hear that we let you down – especially on such a special day. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us and will use your feedback for improvements in service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
121 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Very fresh and tasty and quick service.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere. Staff went above and beyond to make my daughter’s birthday wonderful.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thanks for that glowing review. We are happy to hear you had a great time with us. Come back again soon!

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AlexandraS
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We understand that due to Covid, there are less people working on the restaurant. We love Brio and are loyal customers m, the service was great but there was only one people doing it ALL so it took forever to get drinks, food etc. We congratulated our server for the great service but wished he had more support from the restaurant management to give the customers a faster lunch. Remember that Is a business area and not everyone will have two hours to eat.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on May 19, 2021

We're sorry to hear about your dining experience on your recent visit. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. We'll be sure to share your review and feedback with our management team to address your concerns and improve our guest experience.

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FAQs

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 341-0380.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center is rated 3.9 stars by 1607 OpenTable diners.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.brioitalian.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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