Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center

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1646 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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viptravelers
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Server switched to bar tending without telling us. 3 others delivered food but after that we were abandoned. No one to ask for more water or the check. After a long time, we telephoned to ask that someone bring the check.

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vipDeeCee
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was delicious. The shrimp and lobster fettuccine was excellent. The salmon was great as well. The only bad thing was they ran out of tiramisu and their espresso machine was broken so we couldnt have the cappuccino and dessert we had planned on.

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SaarS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Absolutely one of of the worst experiences the 8 of us had. The food took over an hour and a half to arrive, and then it was cold and tasted terrible. Felt bad for the server--wasn't her fault.

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SKPark
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

service was very slow despite restaurant not being busy
server did not know menu
ordered salad and when asked if it came with mixed greens, she confirmed it did but instead it was iceberg and was dressed so heavy it looked like coleslaw. also did not know what was in salad when asked about other ingredients.
asked for side of mixed greens undressed with dressing on side and came heavily dressed again. took quite a while to get and rest of party was done with their meals.
meat doneness was also well well done when asked for medium plus. dry and tough.
chopped salad ordered never came and we canceled as we were done eating.
pastas ordered were not bad, but nothing to rave about.
brunch items ordered were not enjoyed.
overall pretty disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The place was out of linens so they gave us each one single paper towel from the bathroom. Then they gave us dirty appetizer plates and dirty silverware. We asked for new ones and they brought us the same silverware just wiped off slightly.

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NinaS
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food came late.

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Finediner4321
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fabulous server, great pomegranate martini, excellent bruschetta, pleasant atmosphere, good entrees, reasonable corkage, and right by a valet stand. And great shopping and strolling after dinner. Thumbs up!!

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Terri
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adolfo the executive chef made everything personal and amazing! The entire staff was great! And the food... amazing!!!

Adolfo and the staff made my friend's birthday fabulous!

We will definitely be back!

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on December 9, 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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

The food was horrible. It was very disappointing.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on December 9, 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
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food is mediocre. Chicken was over cooked. Vodka sauce was too creamy. Red wine served too warm. Our Caesar salad never came out

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on December 9, 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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and a good time at Brio celebrating birthdays. The server and staff were professional and provided great service. The menu offer a variety of Italian dishes. We’ll definitely be back again.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on December 9, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us at Brio Italian Grille! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice and the food was good!

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Morkee
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was slow for drinks. Had to order twice. Wine pour was pathetically tiny, but mgr corrected.
Music was way too loud for good conversation.

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vipOCFoodSnob
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Hostess and seating was pleasant and prompt. Sat outside on the bar side. Noticed there were a lot of tables that had not been bussed. Friendly server came by quickly. I ordered a glass of house white wine while waiting for my friend to arrive. The glass it came in was dirty, so I asked her to replace the wine, which she did. I tasted the fresh wine and it was wayyy too sweet for me, so I did not drink it. When my friend arrived, we decided to share a bottle of mid-range Chardonnay. Told the server I did not like the house wine. She said no problem, which I assumed meant I would not be charged for it, but turns out I was.
Once we ordered our food (from the HH menu), our server disappeared and we waited 20 minutes for our food. Had to flag down a different server to get it delivered. Food was good. Nothing extraordinary, but it’s a good value for HH. Our original server did not return until we’ll after our food was brought out. We finished our wine, ordered one more item from the menu which did arrive promptly, and paid. On my way out, I visited the restroom. Not very clean. Center stall had no TP. Overall, it looks like they suffer from lack of staff or lack of well trained staff. A common problem these days. Probably won’t go back.

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Patty
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress "Joe" was wonderful. Good was delicious. The restaurant is very beautiful.

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vipSammysprize
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Staff do not wear masks. Wish I had known that. Not going back for that reason.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on November 5, 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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GaryM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Brio was not crowded on the evening we went. The service was good. All prices have increased but for the price we paid we could have eaten at North Italia which I feel has much more interesting and better dishes.
I would rather go to Brio for happy hour than dinner.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on December 9, 2021

We appreciate your feedback and thank you for bringing these opportunities for improvement to our attention. We will undoubtedly pass your feedback to the management team

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vipReview
Orange County
77 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, fun time with friends-

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on November 5, 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 October 30, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Food was good, service was very slow

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on October 31, 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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KADE
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Project launch celebration

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was not good, it was slow and inconsistent, servers were friendly and sometimes over attentive which would have been fine if it was coupled with actual service like getting drinks to the table in a decent time and remembering basic requests (glass for beer) food was dry and salty. It was fair over all, but for the money being charged $36 for lamb chops, food should be prepared better. I won’t be going back, value per dollar just not here!

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on October 31, 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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Rich
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience4

It could be better music too loud and waiter not smiling , not happy .

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on October 31, 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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KeriC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Brenda, was wonderful! The lamb chops were so very delicious... The tiramisu was out of this world!

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

Thank you for that glowing review. We pride ourselves in providing excellent food & service to our guests and we're happy to see that reflected in your experience with us. We'll see you again soon.

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KathleenC
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good, had to send one plate back cause the mashed potatoes were cold, took a long time to get our drinks.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on October 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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vipJennifer
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We seat outside but someone smoking. And the pasta portion become smaller.

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

We appreciate your feedback and thank you for bringing these opportunities for improvement to our attention. We have shared your comments with the team and hope to serve you again.

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ChrisC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Their October pasta specials were very good.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on October 17, 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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Mimi
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual lunch spot with pleasant patio and very good food. Away from the usual Spectrum hubbub.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on October 14, 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was the worst experience ever! They should just close it down. It doesn’t work.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on October 17, 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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vipnoeleens
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was excellent and I loved that the executive chef was delivering the food and interacting with the customers and our waiter was initially busy and a very nice waitress came over to check on us.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was good..

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on September 24, 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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Tina
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. The ravioli was superb, with the right amount of sauce. The bruschetta trio was just enough for a light lunch. We will be returning.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on September 24, 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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vipMiriam1126
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We’ve dined at brio a few times in the past, we’ve enjoyed it! But last night with my chicken limone I ordered it with plain angel hair pasta instead of mash potato. Sadly what I received was a “very very al dente” spaghetti with some sort of very bland and thin tomato coating. I can’t even twirl the pasta around my fork without it sliding and dropping it on the plate, on my lap and my blouse. There was not enough thick sauce to hold it together because it was hardly cooked! It was terrible! They apologized and gave me a complimentary cheese cake.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I ordered the lobster and shrimp fettuccine. There was very little lobster in the dish. The waitress had the personality of a waitress at a diner as opposed to a restaurant. Overall the food was good and the waitress could have been a bit more pleasant and less pushy.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on September 5, 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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vipKatieHeidi
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xavier was AWESOME!! It was our first family meal together in MONTHS and he was so attentive, always made sure we had what we needed and asked for, and his charming personality was so appreciated. He is a true gem and an asset to the company, we will definitely be coming back thanks to our great experience with him. Thank you!!!

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thank you for the great review! We strive to provide great food and world class service, so we're happy to see that reflected on your visit! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
126 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience1

We made a reservation in advance. When arrived hostess says no tables on patio available and we dont take reservations for patio. WHAT? I have a confirmed reservation. This is COVID -- patio seating is part of your reservation system.
This has happened before at this location of Brio. The hostess needs to be trained -- she is the first impression and needs serious basic training.

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

We appreciate your visit and apologize we did not meet your expectations. Our patio is sat on a first come, first served basis and cannot be specifically reserved - although a note can be made on your reservation to request it. We are sharing your comments with the team for improvement. Thank you for reaching out to us!

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vipFrankC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Had guests from out of town so wanted to impress. We had loved the original in Laguna Niguel. Had a reservation for a Friday night and got seated promptly. Our server took drink orders from the 4 of us, it was a while before drinks came. Had a $10.00 gift certificate for joining their newsletter which I gave to the server. Unfortunately she never entered the gift certificate so we did not save $10.00 but I didn't want to make a fuss. We ordered an appetizer which never came. The resturaunt was extremely noisy . There was no ambiance at all. Server was horrible. Not going back. Frank C.

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

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

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KristineC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Wrong order was served . Overall, food was cold including appetizers.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on August 22, 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
126 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The manager was really good he stepped in when the hostess was being completely unprofessional and fixed the situation. He was running around making everything right and even serving the food. The food was great and came really fast. Thanks to the manager for being so professional.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on August 22, 2021

Thanks! We're always happy to hear our team is going above and beyond for our guests. We look forward to serving you again.

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Kiyomi
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was quick and friendly - we wanted to split our meal and they offered to bring it out on separate plates. Portions were perfect. Bread, wedge salad, spaghetti pomodoro, and peach Bellini were all delicious!

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on August 22, 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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Karishma
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality of food and desserts, simply delicious! Extensive choices on beverages in alcoholic and non-alcoholic. We were entertaining our guests from out of town and they loved everything at The Brio including the ambiance as we were seated at the beautiful patio outside. Excellent service. Wonderful experience. I strongly recommend this restaurant for a quiet lunch or celebrating any occasion.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
Responded on August 22, 2021

Thank you for that glowing review. We pride ourselves in providing excellent food & service to our guests and we're happy to see that reflected in your experience with us. We'll see you again soon.

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Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 341-0380.

Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center is rated 4 stars by 1646 OpenTable diners.

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