Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana

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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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chrisl
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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...

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vipGregK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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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 5 days ago

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
23 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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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
7 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
19 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
12 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
Philadelphia
2 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
2 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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DonV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very efficient with the perfect amount of time given to make the night an enjoyable event

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vipElizabethH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice surprise- good food and service. We left an Eagles baseball cap under the table and a quick call back to the restaurant- they agreed to mail it back to us!

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vipMikeB
Baltimore
88 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I dine here at least once a month. Consistently good food, great service and relaxing atmosphere. Wines by the glass are always served at the correct temperature and are available in two pour sizes. The Alta Luna Sauvignon Blanc is one of my personal favorites that is always on the menu here. We always start with salads, this time a wedge for my wife and chopped salad for me. Both were fresh, crisp and very tasty. Entrees were our old standbys - Spaghetti Bolognese for my wife and Shrimp and Lobster Fettuccine for me. Pastas were both perfectly al dente, and the sauces had lots of flavor. And there was plenty of beef in the Bolognese and shrimp and lobster in the Fettuccine dish. Scrumptious! No room for dessert as usual. Another great meal from one of our favorite consistently great restaurants! Can’t wait for our next visit!

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LindaG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BRIO is a lovely restaurant with great food and wonderful service. The staff is friendly and helpful and the meals are delicious with lots to choose from. It is a great place to meet friends for a nice night and dinner.

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DavidM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Favorite of our family for different events. Food was slow coming out but the Manager apologized as we were wondering about how long it would be. Discounted the meal. Exactly, the level of respect and concern necessary to keep us returning

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere..

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Joed
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It's your standard corporate chain restaurant similar to the other popular Italian chains. It looks much better on the internet and I think they also could do much better......with a little tweaking.

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viptomm
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

are food was not really hot it was like warm at best are steak was over cooked

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vipLavoy
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good food, good wine.

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vipBigfan
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waiter was excellent and very attentive! The bread is amazing! Definitely excellent value and nice ambience. I look forward to eating there again soon!

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vipLorriM
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My Mom & I felt like getting out for a nice lunch. Everything was great. We started with the olive appetizer. I had an excellent lemon drop martini. We had the sea bass special of the day and shrimp Capri . I also tried the wine that was on the table and ended up taking a bottle home. David was our waiter and he was awesome.
My only complaint is that we were seated very close to the door and it was chilly.
Everything else was perfect! We will be back again.

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PierreB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, seated quickly, food came out fast, food was really good :)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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