Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana

4.4
785 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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vipRedvette
Philadelphia
43 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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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
30 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
132 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
49 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
5 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
2 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
6 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
1 review
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
7 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
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
9 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
97 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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beachnut
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meals at Brio especially the Carpaccio appetizer.

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TerrellP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious. The service was also great as well.

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KellyDianne
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Angel our server was fabulous too ! We will definitely Be back !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated around 5:30pm. Our waitress was quick to place our drink orders and it came quick. We placed our food order and it came out at 5:40pm. The service and food were fantastic and I was very pleased with the service. For context, I was with one other person. We order the Chicken Limone and the Gorgonzola Crusted Beef Medallion (medium rare). It was a very pleasant dining experience!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on February 9, 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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vipRedvette
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was outstanding!!

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vipTarySymz
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent and the servers were friendly and professional. The restaurant manager made every effort to make us feel comfortable and welcome. Some of the pre-pandemic services like menus and bagging of leftovers were missed but we understand and appreciate the sacrifice for public health.

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vipDine42
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was very good and the waitress was outstanding.

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vipStephanieB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was average. We ordered a salad and as soon as we got it our hot food was delivered. The margarita pizza was burnt and only had a small piece that wasn't burnt. It will be awhile before we go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, always a nice little fancy dinner!

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AnegelaG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Food was great service not so much no menus wasn't told how to use the phone and wasn't really checked on it was my birthday and no nothing cake saying nothing

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BillL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. If you receive a coupon so much the better.

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srrausch
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

My wife's Chicken Marsala was inedible. Full of grizzle. My Shrimp and Lobster dish was tasteless.

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Mooqie
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good service. High pricing for food

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Chris
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Seating was horrible a very rude hostess gave us a table right next to the front door when I advised I was uncomfortable due to the huge blast of cold air that came in when the door opened and also sitting in a high traffic area with people forced to walk past my table coming and going constantly in times of COVID. She gave me a look like I was crazy for saying something she then said to give her a minute went back to her stand up front then a young man very nice and polite came over and took us to our table all was good till a huge bug started crawling up the wall next to me I told the same rude hostess who apparently told my waiter something had spilled and he came out looking for a spill with a hand-full of paper towels I said no it’s the bug crawling up the wall he was shocked but cleaned it away and apologized I said ok I’ve been here a dozen times before and in the past always a good experience this must just be a fluke day I picked thru the dinner I paid $100.00 for not really eating because the bug crawling up the wall grossed me out. in the end I ask for a cup of coffee that was horrible I couldn’t even drink it must of been sitting for hours and was luke warm at best. I DONT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS PLACE BUT IS HAS HORRIBLY WENT DOWN HILL and I think this was my last time visiting this horrible but once great restaurant so disappointed in what this place has become

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on December 17, 2020

We are very sorry about your experience and appreciate your feedback. Please send us your contact information as we'd like to have our divisional VP reach out to you directly.

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vipDanaM
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really needs a good cleaning
Update alittle
It looks worn out

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on December 17, 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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Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana is rated 4.4 stars by 785 OpenTable diners.

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