Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee

4.2
1278 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Warm, relaxed Italian eatery serving Tuscan-inspired grill fare, wine & cocktails. Discover authentic Italian cuisine serving grilled entrees and pasta dishes accompanied by drinks and desserts in a genuine Italian tradition at Brio Italian Grille Newport on the Levee. Indulge yourself with delicious Italian dishes, the warm atmosphere and quality service. We are here to make your Italian restaurant experience unique!
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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good experience. One dish was a little bland. But all in all, good.

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vipskos
Cincinnati
79 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This place is a mixed bag. I ordered a Caesar’s salad...large quantity , added a nice portion of anchovies when asked, fresh, but they included the lower part of the stalk which was tasteless and bitter. Soup was very good. I ordered the lobster ravioli as a main course.
I asked that it be served when everyone got their main course, but it came with the Salad.It had a nice portion , but was over salted. My wife had a pasta stuffed with ricotta....she gave it a 10. The service started really slow with the drinks. The server apologized as he said he had to make / pour a couple of drinks. The pours were average although the martini was a little light for a martini. The service improved after the drink delay.

We had a party of 5 and they gave us a separate area which was nice...especially during this Covid period

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DeniseA
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve!

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posey
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

everything was great until my dessert came....i ordered e warm chocolate cake which was anything but warm...it was like a slab of yucky something or other...the server said she would bring me another one but i was leary and declined...so if it wasn’t or that, it would have been excellent

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Just
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! We will return!! Service was superb.

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JiltedHubby
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing !! Lobster Ravioli for app, excellent Moscato wine, entrees were Shrimp and Lobster pasta and Gorgonzola Steak. Wonderful !

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vipRAGnote
Cincinnati
54 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed our Christmas lunch at Brio's. Was not very crowded due to covid. Our waiter, Michael, did a fine job. We very much enjoyed our meals, even the mash potatoes. We have always enjoyed Brio's food except for the mash potatoes. They were always lumpy and usually cold. Not this time. Applause to the new management.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Christmas Eve

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vipLindaandBill
Cincinnati
44 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

This used to be an elegant place. We went there pre-Christmas, expecting a nice experience. It had no Christmas decorations, the interior was rather dark, and a door to a side room next to our seating area was ajar, with the clutter inside showing. The pandemic struggle this restaurant is enduring was evident. A little more care and attention to detail would go a long way in improving the atmosphere. The food and service were good, however.

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LindaS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Cincy & my son. This is our second visit to Brio. We absolutely loved it! Our waiter was superb and the food and wine was fabulous. Will definitely be back on a future visit!

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on November 19, 2020

Thanks for visiting us again. We're glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to seeing you again.

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DebiM
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I always love every meal I have ordered here. I have always enjoyed my visit here. But our server was not very attentive at all and there were only 4 tables full in the whole restaurant. I am still looking forward to going back again.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you for your continued loyalty and patronage! We appreciate you dining with us and apologize the service was not up to par. We will be sure to address it and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JulieS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We eat here frequently and have always felt the quality of the service and food were excellent. Flatbread came out room temp and lasagna was mushy like it had been held on a warming tray for hours. We’ll give Brio a try again and just hope this was an off night.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write this review as our customer’s feedback is very important to us. We apologize your experience was not up to our usual standards. We will undoubtedly contact management and make them aware of the situation to ensure it does not reoccur in the future.

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Osmom
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We ate outside cause of COVID the service was good, the noise level high because there is a lot of construction going and the music was very loud to compensate. We would go again when the construction is finished

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on November 10, 2020

We appreciate you taking the time to write to us and are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. Please know that your feedback will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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Stac
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a perfect weather day for outside dining. Had lunch with a friend and shared a delicious bottle of wine. Our waiter was attentive but not overbearing. All in all a great time.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on October 28, 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
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Server was very uninterested

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food. Slow service but friendly and helpful server. We will return.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on October 13, 2020

We apologize for the longer than expected wait time. The management team has been made aware of your comments for improvement in our service and expediency.  

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Kikabutt2
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Food was just okay overall. Service was not good. We had empty drinks and dirty dishes on the table for pretty much the entire evening. A couple of drinks and a salad that we did not order were delivered to our table. Bottled beers were dropped off to the table unopened. I served for a decade and know that many things can play a role in service, but our server just did not seem to want to be bothered that evening. My husband, who very rarely complains, was uncharacteristically irritated with how the evening went. I used to like Brio but will not be going back.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on October 13, 2020

Our service should have been much better and we will be sure to address this with the team. We'd like to get in touch and see if we can be of assistance.

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Tang
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Herschel was professional and always timely. Made a great dining experience exceptional! Enjoyed the October pasta specials.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on October 13, 2020

We're glad you enjoyed our World Pasta Month specials. We hope to serve you again soon.

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RayJ
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We all had various dinner salads. They were very good, service was fantastic. Sitting outside was wonderful.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on October 13, 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
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The server was exceptional! She really kept checking on us. This was one of my favorite restaurants- the food this time was just okay.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on October 2, 2020

We're happy you received such excellent service and apologize you did not fully enjoy your meal. We appreciate you sharing your feedback and hope to serve you again soon.

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HerbertK
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent place to enjoy a good meal with friends.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on September 30, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, great food and prices for the quality!

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

We went to Brio's years ago and remember the food being really good. However, we went on Friday night and the food was not good at all. Our waiter was great but food would need to be great for us to come back.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on September 28, 2020

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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JulieC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entire experience was wonderful. Feel bad Restaurants aren’t very busy during Pandemic. They space all the tables and all staff wear masks.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on September 28, 2020

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

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PeggyE
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Had reservation for outside table at 7:00. Did not get a cocktail for 15 minutes. Then ordered an appetizer which did not show up until 8:00. By 9:00 we had eaten but we were afraid to order dessert - didn't want to wait all night. Service was very poor. My friend ordered wine to accompany her meal and it never came. Eventually she went inside to request that someone bring it out. Food was mediocre - beef carpaccio was good as it always is but the chicken with lemon was pounded too much and the meat had no taste. Breading and sauce were acceptable but meat (even with a huge portion) had no flavor. Broccolini was good. My friend did enjoy her salmon. I've eaten here in the past and it has been a better experience. I will not return for a while.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on September 23, 2020

We are very sorry about your experience and appreciate your feedback. 

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SteveH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat outdoors. The music from the levy was quite loud. Not sure why that was the case. Food was nice, nothing super spectacular. The service was good and friendly. I ordered the Brio Pasta, but with Marinara sauce. The Marinara was not spectacular. Quite an abundance of pasta, basil and chicken though. Overall, a good experience, just not great.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on September 25, 2020

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

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vipJenniferR
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beth was a superb server, she went over )
So very grateful you have the Portabella Ravioli back, it was one of the biggest reasons we have not been choosing Brio in the past with your new management! Also my husband loves your flatbread pizza )
Now Beth is another great reason to return~she’s a hard worker, you are blessed to have her at your fine establishment! ~The Ryan’s

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on September 30, 2020

We're so happy to hear about the excellent service you received from Beth. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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vipMsAmyJ
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

At the end of the night they sat a large table way too close to us and I was uncomfortable.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on September 22, 2020

We're so sorry to hear that. We'll be sure to bring that up with the team so we can do better moving forward.

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vipklavier
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday experience was fantastic and value was awesome as well

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thanks for celebrating your birthday with us. We're happy to hear it was so special and look forward to welcoming you back.

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vipRAGnote
Cincinnati
55 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday dinner with our grandchild. Hershel, our waiter, did a fine job.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on September 22, 2020

Thank you for celebrating with us. We're glad you received such great service from Hershel. Come back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot for a date and I highly recommend it based on the ambiance, food, and service.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on September 22, 2020

Thank you! We appreciate you choosing us for your date night. We hope to serve you again soon.

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MrsT
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our anniversary; we needed to sit outside due to the pandemic. The patio was comfortable & atmosphere was pleasant, but it took a small amount of time each time the server had to go in and out.
We had the salmon pasta (delicious w plenty of garlic & broccoli), pasta primavera & some spinach & artichoke dip - the flatbread crisps for dipping were wonderfully flavored, not like “cardboard”.
The house wine wasn’t bad, although I noticed it was priced higher than a couple of other wines like Reisling.
All in all a great experience and we’ll return after they finish construction at Newport in the Levee.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on September 16, 2020

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

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Chris
Memphis/West TN
25 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very nice place for a family celebration. Flatbread is the best! Portions were very generous and for the month of September, you get an additional pasta to go. Very friendly wait staff...eager to serve.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on September 16, 2020

Thank you for celebrating with us! We hope welcome you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Service was extremely slow for the amount of people working in the restaurant

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on September 23, 2020

Our service should have been much better than what you received. Please know that we will address this with our team and will do our best to make this an isolated experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback!

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YupThatsMyName
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I had been to Brio once in Florida and was in Ohio for the weekend. Due to Covid, their full menu was not available. There were much less options. Nonetheless we anticipated it to be good. We sat there for a whole 8 mins before a waitress came to our table. We ordered calamari and were disappointed how small the serving size was. Normally it’s a generous portion, but they literally threw 10 pieces on a plate. We then ordered the Italian wedding soup. The cup was half filled. My date ordered the shrimp and lobster pasta. We counted 4 tiny pieces of lobster in it. The only good thing we enjoyed was the bread and the drinks. It could be a one off experience as they looked swamped with take out orders but will likely not be returning to Brio.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on September 15, 2020

We appreciate your visit and apologize we did not meet your expectations. We are sharing your comments with the team for improvement. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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NotAcutallyACat
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the strip steak and every single bite was a perfect medium rare. Our wait was Herschel and we was lovely.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on September 9, 2020

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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Queencityfan
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrating our 40th anniversary and decided on Brios as it was close to our hotel.
Food was very good, we had the lobster bisque, Caesar salad, lasagna and the mushroom ravioli.
We also tried the Italian margarita which was excellent!
Our server Beth allowed us to take our time to enjoy our drinks and meal, we would definitely ask for her next time

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you for celebrating your 40th Anniversary with us and congratulations! We're glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to serve you again soon.

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Canuck11
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is nice to see that even during these difficult times that Brio continues to have its great service and delicious food. My wife and I were celebrating a special day and it was a perfect night.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on September 9, 2020

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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JackR
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love their Lasagna, however my wife and mine was way over cooked. our friends with us also got the lasagna their's was undercooked. Figure that out

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on September 9, 2020

We apologize the meal was not up to our usual 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
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Seating people too close together, food was not as good as usual, and saw a black couple treated differently than others in the restaurant.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee
Responded on September 9, 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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Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee is rated 4.2 stars by 1278 OpenTable diners.

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