Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana

4.5
745 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Warm, relaxed Italian eatery serving Tuscan-inspired grill fare, wine & cocktails. The best grilled entrees and delicious Italian dishes are waiting for you at the Brio Italian Grille Christiana Mall. Experience the flavors of Italy without leaving the country. Bringing the pleasures of the Italian country villa to Newark, DE. Our chef-inspired Tuscan grilled specialties, seafood, pasta, desserts, and many other Italian recipes are sure to tempt your palate. Check out our menu and make your reservations today.
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vipElisabethG
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So appreciate outdoor dining options that are comfortable! George was an attentive waiter and the food was as yummy as always. Another win!

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vipJody
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice visit with friends
Glad you have outside dining

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipRickV
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Need to fine tune the timing between courses. We were only half way through our salads when our main course came out. One of my pet peeves.
Also I made reservations and requested a booth. When we arrived no booths were available. If I made reservations and requested a booth, one should have been reserved for us. I find it hard to believe everyone in a booth made reservations AND requested a booth.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on November 11, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very quiet and quaint. Excellent for daw night.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on November 4, 2020

We appreciate you dining with us and are happy you had such a great experience. Come back soon!

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vipfoodie
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good pasta in blush sauce.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on October 29, 2020

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
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate with family

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on October 29, 2020

Thanks for dining with us! We appreciate your visit and hope to welcome you back soon.

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karenW
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great experience! Terrific food - good service! Will be back !

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on November 11, 2020

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

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Alexis
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience1

We arrived for our reservation at the bar but there was no room and we had to sit in the dining area. We always go for Happy Hour. There weren’t any happy hour menus only regular menus. They tried to sell us food from the regular menu and when we refused there was an attitude about asking about the happy hour menu. The other part that sucked was that since our order was not completely cooked my Caesar salad sat under the lights for awhile and when we finally got it - it was soggy.

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PhyllisC
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. A favorite place to meet friends

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you Phyllis. 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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Coneguy
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Having been to Brio locations in Northern Virginia on many occasions, we were very familiar with the menu and decor. This one is no different, and we were very happy with the service and food. As the Northern Virginia locations have closed, we will certainly miss them!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you for your continued support. We hope to serve you again soon.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to BRIOs for lunch yesterday. A nice young man named Eric took great care of us. He was always there for refills with our be obtrusive.

Food was great. Looked good and was very tasty.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on October 1, 2020

Thank you for sharing such complimentary feedback about Michael. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Jerseygirl
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Waitress was very good until order was placed then she seemed to disappear. Our appetizer arrived with no plates. Waited and finally flagged down another waiter who responded promptly.
Entree arrived by a runner. We literally just finished our appetizer. This is not a fast food place. Courses arriving on top of each other interfere with a relaxed dining experience.

Felt rushed! Again waitress should be watching how courses are handled.

Husbands drink needed refreshing. Again no waitress in sight. Again had to flag down another waiter. Frustrating!!!
We dined on a 2 offer night. 9/20. Mentioned this to waitress on arrival.

We were supposed to get a pasta dish as take home and $15 off of bill.
No discount applied. Had to call the next day and hopefully it will be handled.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on September 23, 2020

We are so sorry to hear that we let you down. 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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vipchrisl
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

22 bucks for a glass of chianti, bungling of the order, screaming child, excruciating wait times, sticky floor under table... slipping into the abyss this usually decent place is... #mail it in...

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on September 23, 2020

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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vipGregK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Quiet and a bit of a slow start to service but acknowledged and all good from there. Lasagna is always great here and we also had calamari and spaghetti bolognese which was all very good and served very hot. Nice dinner overall. Brio is a reliable choice. Miss the incentive to add a salad for a nominal price.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on September 23, 2020

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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toni2177
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great outdoor seating, nice menu.. great drinks. Attention from the server could have been better.. she was definitely off her game. All in all it is a great place to eat.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on September 16, 2020

Thank you for dining with us. We're sorry our service was not up to the usual standards, but we hope to serve you again and do better next time.

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mclane57
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Olivia did a great job responding to our needs. She was very attentive and responsive. We love Brio! It was good to be back there this evening!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on September 10, 2020

We are happy to receive such lovely feedback about Olivia. Thank you for dining with us. We hope you visit us again soon.

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vipSharon
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Came to celebrate my birthday on 9/9 and was very disappointed. When I made the reservation, I specifically asked if they had their liquor license, because apparently with the changing of owners they weren’t offering alcoholic beverages for a period of time. So I told the manager, whom identified himself as such, that we were coming for happy hour and wanted to sit outside. He promised to note that, yet when we get there we are told that they weren’t doing happy hours until the following week. When I spoke to the manager, who was working that night, he said it was impossible that anyone told me they would be having happy hour. He refused to honor anything nor did he even try a little bit to make up for the miscommunication, definitely on their part mind you. It wasn’t about just the drink specials but we loved the appetizer specials they offered before as well. His entire blank stare and condescending tone was very disturbing! Brio USED to be one of my favorites but because of this experience and the attitude of this manager, I will not be returning!!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on October 7, 2020

This is very disappointed to hear this and we'd like to get in touch with you.

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Reviewer
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was great. His spirit and customer service was awesome.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on September 10, 2020

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on September 10, 2020

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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vipRickV
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We were still working on our appetizer when our main course came out. This is a huge pet peeve of ours. My wife and I have worked in restaurants and unless someone specifically says they’re in a hurry, we assume they desire a relaxing experience. The restaurant wasn’t busy so it’s not like they needed our table. Brio should educate their wait staff to time delivery of the food better. A 5 or 10 minute pause between courses is perfect. It was just awkward because we had to rearrange our plates while still working on the app. The food was amazing as usual but this error by the waiter took away from our experience and our tip reflected it.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on September 1, 2020

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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vipTony
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thank you Tony! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to serve you again soon.

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NYCLADY
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out door seating was very nice food is excellent service excellent waiter very nice

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on September 10, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good, from the food to the service!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on August 26, 2020

Thank you! We appreciate you dining with us and sharing your experience. Come back soon.

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vipRoryW
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for lunch with a nice deal too.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on August 26, 2020

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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EMFM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately and scanned paperwork at the table to view the menu. We chose to sit outside and the weather was cooperative.
Our server was friendly and efficient. She was on top of everything we needed. There was no need to ask for anything. She was there before we even noticed we needed refills.
Dinner was really good.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on August 26, 2020

We are happy to receive such lovely feedback about our Newark Team. Thank you for dining with us and we hope you visit us again soon.

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vipMikeB
Baltimore
88 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit since indoor dining was reopened. Also our first visit since the change of ownership. Menu has been reduced, and during our visit the bar was not open (crossed signals between new owners and local government). Started our meals with chopped salads - greens were fresh and crisp, and the red wine vinaigrette was very tasty. Entrees we enjoyed were Spaghetti Pomodoro and Pasta Brio. Both tasted very fresh and were delicious. Our waiter, David, did a great job, especially pacing our meal. He didn’t put in our dinner orders until he had served our salads. Brio has been known to bring all food too quickly, and I’ve been critical of them before in this forum. The restaurant was as crowded as it could be given the current restrictions, and based on the food and service I’m not surprised. We will be back!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on August 26, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there to celebrate a late anniversary thanks to covid. The staff at Brio was amazing and they give the best treatment that can possibly give when they serve you. We’ve been going to Brio Newark every year for our anniversary for 10 years and will be going back for years to come!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on August 26, 2020

Thanks for the rave review and for choosing Brio to celebrate such a special occasion! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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vipRifken
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly value customer experience. Fresh ingredients and excellent service as always. Spaghetti Bolegnese is the best!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on August 26, 2020

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

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PattyB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter and husband here for her birthday celebration. Brio is one of our favorite places to dine. Always have a wonderful experience and the food is excellent. We all enjoyed our meal.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on August 26, 2020

We appreciate you celebrating your special occasion with us and hope to see you again soon.

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NYCLADY
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service the waiter that we had was outstanding. The best cooked lamb chops ever

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MichelleP
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn't stay for the meal as they were "unable" to serve alcohol for some reason. One of our favorite places, but not sure we'll be back.

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vipWenD
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with the Lobster Ravioli (which is now my new favorite). It was VERY tasty and had big chunks of Lobster inside. Will definitely be returning! This restaurant offers outdoor seating, which was spaced accordingly to accommodate COVID-19.

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Quick service. My husband and I do a lot of date nights there.

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MissLm
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere, very friendly staff. Food taste was mediocre at best, it was not hot when served either. The last time I went the food was much better.

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RichW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The pasta here is so so and not worth the price. Steaks and chops are better.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Sat outside...was cool even on a hot evening.

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TeresaH
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy that Brio's reopened. I truely missed speaking with the personable bartender while waiting for my order. I do miss the triangle crackers loaded with seeds that used to be served. So very tasty.

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vipMikeB
Baltimore
88 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first meal in months inside the restaurant on their first day of re-opening...and they haven’t lost a thing. Chopped salads were fresh and tasty with just the right amount of dressing. Spaghetti Bolognese and Lobster and Shrimp Fettuccine entrees were scrumptious, with both pastas perfectly al dente and the sauces bright and flavorful. Our server was great - we were all glad to be back!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience could not have been more delightful. An acquaintance and I visited this restaurant yesterday for a business lunch meeting. We were impressed with the friendly waitstaff and delicious food. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and made an extremely well-prepared meal that much more enjoyable.
We shall definitely return!

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LorrieM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service wasn’t as good as usual. Server kept forgetting things we asked for. Generally wouldn’t be a big deal but I have a dairy allergy and asked for no feta on my Chopped salad. He entered it as a regular Caesar salad. I sent it back and then they delivered a chopped salad with feta. Third time it came out fine. The bill had both salads which he acted like he realized when I asked him to fix the bill. I ordered Pellegrino and had to remind him 10 minutes later. I asked for dough for the kids three times. It showed up at the end of the meal. He simply said “better late than never”. Just not the usual level of service. Very disappointing.

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