Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana

4.4
800 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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vipPhilly123
Pittsburgh
67 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The nicest thing about BRIO is that staff. Every time we have been there, the server has been courteous and helpful. We needed some minor adjustments to the items we chose (due to diet restrictions) and the server we had yesterday couldn't have been more helpful.

We love coming to Brio for lunch and are glad we can now do so without worrying about our safety.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded 4 days ago

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

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vipJNTenor
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food
Good Prices
Tremendous Service
They follow all Covid-19 protocols

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded 6 days ago

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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workthebar
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Our waitress could not have been nicer, however, we had our meal before our drinks even arrived. I understand there was a line at the bar, but it seems they only had 1 bartender. Also, my daughter ordered a Caesar salad and I ordered the lobster bisque. They did not come out as appetizer but were served with the meal of lobster ravioli and lasagna. I know they just reopened, but if they don't improve, they may have lost my business (and we love the place)

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on June 11, 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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vipMikeB
Baltimore
90 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit post-pandemic and they did not disappoint. Bri (her real name) provided exceptional service throughout the meal, there when needed and always friendly and professional. The food was as good as we remembered, chopped salads were fresh and very tasty. Spaghetti pomodoro and Fettuccine with shrimp and lobster were both delicious! There were so many shrimp and pieces of lobster (3 claws and a bunch of knuckles) that I had a piece of seafood with every bite of pasta. That doesn’t happen very often, and it was scrumptious! Too much food to order dessert…maybe next time. And based on this experience after such a long break, there will be multiple next times…. Well done Brio!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on June 1, 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
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for lunch after my daughters graduation. Everything was great! Outstanding service and good food!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on June 1, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our waiter was the only pleasant part of the experience. It began by the manager letting me know that it was my fault that I had to wait, because I was early for my reservation and these things are timed while tapping her watch. It was 7:38 our reservation was at 7:45. We in no way were upset about needing a table to be bussed. We ordered a flatbread that was made incorrectly 3 times and eventually had to be taken to go because it had been an hour an 10 minutes and the rest of us had finished eating we really just wanted to leave.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
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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vipTooBlue
Philadelphia
212 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Consistent. The menu has been reduced and no beer on tap

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

National Wine day was fun! Our server Angel was fantastic!

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vipRedvette
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Menu has many tasty choices on it, we were very happy with our pasta orders

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for dining out with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to serving you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

One of the “line cook” managers consistently pulled his mask down to talk to the line cooks, while talking over food orders just prior to the orders being taken to the tables. Very unhealthy!!!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on May 21, 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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vipRifken
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. Appreciate the special attention they give to customers.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on May 21, 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
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly one of the finest Gluten Free meals. Meal was a light very tasty cream sauce with lobster and shrimp! Lovely Ceasar salad.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on May 21, 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
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great meal, great service.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on May 21, 2021

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

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sandraC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE FOOD WAS GREAT. MY DISH WAS THE RAVIOLI DE BRIO WHICH WAS QUITE TASTY. MY GIRLFRIEND HAD A DIFFERENT DISH WHICH I CANNOT REMEMBER THE NAME OF BUT SHE SAID THAT IT WAS QUITE TASTY AS WELL. THE WAITRESS EEWAS ENTIVE, SHE APPEARED WHEN SHE WAS NEEDED BUT DIDN'T MAKE US FEEL PRESSURED IN ANY WAY. THE FRENCH VANILLA GELATO WAS EXCELLENT AND A GREAT CHOICE FOR DESERT AFTER THE MEALS THAT WE HAD. THIS RESTAURANT WAS A GREAT CHOICE FOR A FIRST MEAL OUT SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC,, I WOULD DEFINITELY GO BACK FOR ANOTHER MEAL.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on May 21, 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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vipGuyH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on May 21, 2021

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipRedvette
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always good here, service is great, and love the ambiance....

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on April 29, 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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karenW
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice opportunity to grab a flavorful meal, quick and easy. sangria was excellent.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thank you Karen! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Why does the server ask you how you would like your lamb cooked but it’s not what’s delivered. Too much of a annoyance to send it back. Signature dish of the lobster shrimp was salty. Tia is the only dish that I get here. Maybe a odd day foe the staff.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on April 29, 2021

We regret to hear that your meal was not up to our usual standards. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us and will share this experience with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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Patti
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We frequent Brio usually once a month. I usually order the lasagna entree. It wasn’t as good this time. Different cook? Different recipe? Thinner and not as tasty. Also there is usually a nice bread selection. We were only served sour dough bread which I don’t care for with Italian. Salad was just okay. Service was excellent. All in all I was disappointed.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thank you for dining with us Patti, we appreciate your patronage and apologize your meal was not up to par on this visit. We hope to serve you again.

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vipGretchen
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummy! First time there.

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

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipfoodie
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Chicken was very dry. Expresso was not hot.

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

We apologize the meal was not up to our standards. 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
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was deliciously up to par! The service was a little slow but we understand our waiter Wes while attentive was working many tables with only one other server.

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

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

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mspriss
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff & great food!

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

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

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vipShare
Atlanta
138 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food and service were okay.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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KateG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality food. The chicken is always delicious. Lobster ravioli fantastic. Great service.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on April 7, 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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vipKatethegreat
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Excellent grilled salmon salad! Waiter was a little stretched. Too many tables to try and keep up.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on April 7, 2021

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and apologize the service was not up to par. We hope to serve you again to provide a much better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Wes was amazing. We will be back !

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on April 5, 2021

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

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vipJNTenor
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great service
Great atmosphere

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on April 5, 2021

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

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vipChadW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Chicken was very dry.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on March 29, 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
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eggplant and shrimp start was bomb 💣

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on March 29, 2021

One of our favorite apps! We're glad you enjoy it and hope you'll visit us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Big up to the chef !!! Food was great 😊

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thanks, we'll certainly pass along the compliment. Come back again soon.

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vipAmandaA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Our Server was not inviting. Her approach was rough and unkind. She forgot my soup order and she didn’t anticipate our dinning needs and was hard to track down when we needed things. Not the best experience however the food was very good. We are accustom to dinning here and having a much better experience. This will impact our decision to come in the future.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on March 25, 2021

Our service should have been much better than what you received. Please know that we will address this with our team so we can improve. We take your feedback very seriously and hope to serve you again.

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vipNancyB
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was unexpectedly delicious! Service was a bit disorganized.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on March 25, 2021

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal but are sorry the service was not as great. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We'll do our best to address it and make it an isolated incident. We hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food and drinks were great! Loved the ceasar salad and lobster ravioli

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on March 20, 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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RonC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food was not worthy of Brio. We won’t go back.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on March 20, 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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SheenaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great drinks and food. I liked that the restaurant was spaced out during this pandemic. Very nice ambience.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on March 20, 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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PhyllisC
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful outdoor dining experience.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on March 20, 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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OzzyNY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. The outside patio seating was perfect on a nice day.

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

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

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vipNicoleE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Waiter was very nice. Drinks took a half hour to arrive- we already had our food and then had to gulp them through the second half of our meal to leave- we ordered the drinks well before our food too so it was very delayed service. Manager checked in on us when we got our food and we said we had been waiting on drinks since we sat down about 20 minutes ago. She Didn’t offer any resolution or apology. Place needs a facelift and just looks a bit run down. If it wasn’t for the friendly waiter, food runners and kitchen manager we would be giving this 1 star based on the dining room manager, ambiance and complete delay on drinks

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on March 9, 2021

Hi, Nicole! We appreciate your visit and we are sorry about your experience. We are sharing your comments with the team for improvement. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Good Strawberry Salad and Rigatoni Bolognese. Service was not attentive.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on March 3, 2021

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana is rated 4.4 stars by 800 OpenTable diners.

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

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