Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana

4.3
849 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Brio Christiana 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 Newark, 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 Christiana located in Newark, DE – make your reservation or place an online order today!
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MunirahP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service can’t remember server name but she was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waiter seemed rushed and was unkept in appearance with a stain on his shirt.
Took a while for food and it seemed that the food ‘sat’ for a while as temp was just warm.
Not our best experience at Brio.

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MasonK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought the wait ataff was very friendly and attentive to our needs! The food was delicious! Defintely would recommend ro anyone.

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RachelS
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I love the Pasta Alla Vodka and Caesar Salad. We got seated promptly and it was a pleasant experience. Our waitress was attentive and food came out quickly. We were done within an hour! It was New Year’s Eve too.

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LaurenH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good and would definitely go back again for lunch

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JackDaniels
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Tim was an awesome guy. He was dynamic, energized, funny and helpful.
Food and drinks were excellent. No short cuts on the drinks (as we all know, sometimes you do get all watery drinks and unmeasured wine at some restaurants).
The restaurant was full of guests and colorful. I guess, it was because of holidays.

We enjoyed food and the restaurant.

Strongly recommend for lunch or dinner, if you are at Christiana Mall.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This is a great place for a good quick meal. The service was decent. But after we paid our check and wanted to sit a little longer we never waited on again. I was hoping to get some thing else to drink but her server never came back. I had a salad and it was delicious with a piece of salmon that was done well. They could definitely use more gluten-free options

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vipGaryD
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great stop! Good food, good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, server was very friendly and attentive, enjoyed my anniversary dinner!

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KemH
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was not very good. Salads and all food was brought out at the same time. Waitress didn’t come back till we were through. Forgot glass of wine

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Dawn
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good good and service

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JenMD
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just great- made a booking while we were coming down 95 the day after Thanksgiving. The mall parking lot was terrifying but it was calm and welcoming in Brio! Seated, fed, and back on the road in less than 45 minutes!

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vipBUDDYGUY
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Visited Brio on November 23, 2021. I had made a reservation. It was a good experience, except the food took longer than expected to arrive at our table (Note. People around us that ordered after us received their food before we did. Our wait person may have been new to the restaurant, and the kitchen may not have been attentive to her needs). Also, when our food finally arrived, one of our orders was incorrect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great meal and friendly staff. Always a pleasure!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Will definitely go back soon

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Amtu
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was great food

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Sat down immediately after arriving on time for our opentable reservation and the hostess gives us menus. 20 minutes go by and 4 or 5 servers go by at least 20 times cumulatively, ignoring us every time. Most servers would see a hungry looking family just sitting around and would offer help. Finally an assistant manager came by and got things moving. Just a simple apology, no real explanation, just "miscommunication happened" and no coupon, or free lemonade or anything. Food was very good though, too bad we won't be back anytime soon. It was a Thursday post dinner rush, not busy at all!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Table was ready when we arrived and food was delicious. No complaints!

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Dawn
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on November 10, 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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JenniferH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the good and service were wonderful! A bit on the pricey side for Italian but it was worth it!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
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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vipchasnan
Philadelphia
265 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice for lunch food was very good what recommend this restaurant

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MichelM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food is awful, and you can tell that they are short staffed.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on November 5, 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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vipSue823
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for a smaller group (8 people) to get together after not seeing each other during Covid. The wait staff were very nice and did not rush us out of the place. We stayed over 2 hours. Will be back.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
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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vipBUDDYGUY
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food, quiet, nice setting, good service, and fair price

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vipJohnS
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was solid, but unspectacular. Pasta Brio was a touch bland. Service was super friendly, but inconsistent. Server disappeared for a long time. Salad in lunch combo was brought after the entree. The entrees for others were better than mine, per those guests. Overall solid, but underwhelming. Major minus points for a large number of flies and other bugs at the urinals in the men's room.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on October 14, 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter David, on loan from another Brio, was fabulous. He took good care of us. Food was delicious, as always.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on October 14, 2021

We appreciate your loyalty & patronage. We hope to continue serving you and look forward to seeing you at your nearest Brio soon.

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vipAnnmaries
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! We were visiting from out of town and had a Brio but it closed. It was my favorite restaurant so I was happy to visit this one and it did not disappoint. Our waiter made a special accommodation for us as well-thanks!!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
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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WandaJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dave is a wonderful waiter. He was very attentive.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on October 14, 2021

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

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PhyllisC
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good food. Service always excellent. Outside seating a plus.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on October 14, 2021

We appreciate your loyalty & patronage. We hope to continue serving you and look forward to seeing you at your nearest Brio soon.

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vipJSTDOIT
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our ice tea tasted like it was brewed through a coffee machine. We asked to have it taken off the bill and ordered water. We ordered apps and entrees. All three entrees came out before the apps. Once we began eating, the apps came out with “sorry guys, don’t know how that happened” attitude from our server Michele.
The calamari was over-fried and all breading, and the beef carpaccio was tasteless. When we received our bill, the ice tea had not been remand had to remind Michele.
This was my first time dining at this location, and my last.
The food, service and attention to detail was not at all as expected from a Brio.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on October 14, 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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TroyO
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our family went out for Sunday brunch. The food was very good, but the waiter was inexperienced and had a hard time with the flow of the meal. There weren’t many options on the brunch menu.

Management needs to provide better training on the order of things, so you don’t get appetizers at the same time the meal, drinks first, accommodate substitutions, etc.

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vipTelecomman
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great overall restaurant. Nice portions. Fresh pasta. Awesome desserts. Friendly staff. A real keeper!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on October 14, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my Mom’s birthday last Thursday. She loves it there because of how welcoming and kind the staff are. Our server Brandon was very attentive and sociable. The Management team even took the time to check on our dining experience so make sure my Mom was having a good one. We had the New York Strip and Grilled Salmon Fresca. Both tasted incredible .Overall the dining experience was outstanding and we will be coming back in the near future.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on October 14, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good food service was amazing

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on September 26, 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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vipTucker
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on September 22, 2021

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipLov2gotobyobs
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I was especially disappointed this time with going to this particular Brio Tavern.They have lived in Delaware not too far from this restaurant and always had good service for some reason today when I got there set down at a booth I was not given the little squares of flatbread crackers to munch on with butter. I was told they stopped doing that that’s a shame that was a nice touch. I ordered from Kerri my server Who seemed like she was quite rushed and exhausted. I ordered the Brio pasta special that they have for lunch and the Lobster bisque soup. I had to ask if my soup could come out first about 10 minutes after my server left. She never asked me did I want my soup first. I had a feeling that both of the Hot items were going to come out together. I don’t know if she was running back-and-forth from the outside to the inside there were not that many diners inside and it looked like there were about three or four servers. I asked for my water with no lemon I got water with lemon. An expediter came out with my meal never asked me if I wanted cheese I had to ask him if I could get cheese. The Brio Pasta food item look like it had been Sitting under a heat lamp because it looked a little dry it out. All in all I probably will not return to this restaurant. Everybody will blame it on Covid not enough servers. I actually said I wasn’t in a hurry. So sorry this was a bad experience for me.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on September 22, 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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DMfromChaddsFord
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food, service, atmosphere all good, no issues

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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Katartel
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made our reservation and enjoyed a late afternoon early dinner. Great steak salads, and attentive server, and friendly welcome. Clean restaurant with masked servers and hosts. We really enjoyed our visit!

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BretV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David was our waiter and was excellent and so was the food and drinks, will be sure to return again soon!

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MichaelC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Perfect weather for the patio.

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Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana is rated 4.3 stars by 849 OpenTable diners.

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