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Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee

3.8
3.8
1552 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Brio Newport 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 Newport, our chef-inspired menu, chic atmosphere and world-class service will provide a dining experience like no other!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 431-0900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Bring your Brio favorites to your next event. Our catering menu offers large pans that you can bring to any occasion.<br />To plan your next event view our menu:<br />http://www.brioitalian.com/menus.html<br />

  • Private party facilities

    No matter what the occasion, BRIO's private and large dining rooms provide the perfect backdrop for all of your special events. Our packages offer a variety of high quality, made-to-order Italian specialties sure to please! Our staff will provide a memorable experience for you and your guests!

  • Private party contact

    Chet Castille: (855) 668-5034

  • Neighborhood

    Newport

  • Parking details

    Ample Parking Available

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. C

    Chefbigmike

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The bartender was a beast. Full bar, full restaurant and still served our 4 top OUTSIDE!!!! Such a stud.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Very nice server but it took about an hour to get our food
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was subpar. Some of our food was cold, very minimal sauce on the pasta. Not as good as it used to be.
  4. NL

    NewtoLoveland

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Kitchen was incredibly understaffed and we waited over an hour for our food and there were less than 10 tables in the restaurant with people. Not worth the wait.
  5. WD

    WalterD

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I had placed my reservation weeks ago, expecting to be seated with my party of 6 inside. Overbooked and we had to sit outside. Shown to a smallish round table outside. We asked for two square tables to be put together. Told they couldn’t do that. Our waiter, however, had the courage to say that was ridiculous and put two tables together for us. HE saved the day, the celebration of our six birthdays. …. Also one of the pasta’s with salmon had a double to triple dose of red pepper making it impossible for one of the lady guests to eat. The gentleman across from her had the same dish and it was perfect. A mistake in the kitchen and once again our waitier was most gracious. …. I had the usual carpaccio… excellent. Then had the pomodoro pasta… the sauce was not the usual light tomato sauce but a heftier, more acidic sauce. It was ok but not as good as the regular sauce. … I eat at Brios regularly in Cincy and Columbus and other cities. I always look forward to it and like to host people there. This was not a good experience.
  6. RL

    RussL

    Cincinnati

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Good food but the place needs an update. Looks exactly the same as it did 10 years ago.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my Husband came here for our anniversary The food was great we had lamb chops if u ever go there and u like lamb u have to try them seasoned to perfection and cooked exactly the way u like. The service was excellent waitress was very nice and helpful when it came to helping pick out a nice wine. I give them 5 stars was not the only time we went there and we will definitely be returning.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Pasta brio was cold and the rest of the table felt it was way overpriced for the quality
  9. SH

    ShelleyH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Poor service & poor food. Reservation was at 6:30 o’clock and we did not eat until 8. Did not get my salad and was served the wrong dinner. I presented my $10 off coupon and the server forgot to take it off my check. Very bad experience and will never go back.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Quick service almost too quick. Food Luke warm and portions small. Average at best.
  11. RD

    RobertD

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was completely mediocre. Server was not very attentive. Not a good value for the price
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tasting menu experience was fantastic. Come in hungry if you go this route. We will be back
  13. BT

    BarbT

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Reservation was at 7:00. At 8:30 all we had been served was our salads. The restaurant was almost empty so it’s not like it was busy. When our food finally arrived all the pasta dishes were awful. Two were pasta bolognese. One was dry, very little sauce, the second bolognese arrived about 5 minutes later, was watery, don’t think they drained the pasta very well. There was a shrimp and lobster dish served over pasta, only one tiny piece of lobster. I’ve been here many times before and the food has been good. Do t know what happened on a Monday night. It was a holiday weekend so maybe just an off night.
  14. K

    Kelly

    Cincinnati

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great service and good food!
  15. KH

    KentuckyHorseFly

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A little too much pepper flake in my pasta but it was still very good. The house made ricotta is very good but I wish they sold it separate so you could eat it with the bread they give you at the table. Instead they charge $15 for it and it comes with bread and melted cheese (why?) which is too much bread at the table. Need to serve bread with olive oil and pesto. Dinner is always good here but it could be a bit more sophisticated in their menu given the location, dining room and prices. Nice cocktails and wine selection.
  16. c

    cincydiner

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and Service was very good. We will definitely be back.
  17. L

    Lisak

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Use to really this place…..it’s not what it used to be. Food is just average & some dishes below average….I will try them again when I hear things have improved. until then, so many other great Italian restaurants to enjoy.
  18. BB

    BenB

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    We had reservations on a Sunday evening. There was no hostess to great us when we arrived. A gentleman that I assume was the manager finally acknowledged us after almost 10 min. Once seated the server was very attentive. The food was unimpressive and I would say sub par. The lamb was ordered medium rare and was over done to medium well. The asparagus was small and woody. The fingerling potatoes were seasoned well and had flavor, however they were very dry and over baked. The gorgonzola filet medallions tasted like they had smashed bananas on top, according to my wife.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Staff was great but the food was just okay.
  20. HB

    HollyB

    Hawaii

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service
  21. TP

    TrentP

    Indiana

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ronald was great and it is a perfect location for a nice inexpensive meal. Great place!
  22. RP

    RonP

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Shrimp and Lobster Fettuccine was good; the Chicken Marsala was horrible. The chicken was tough and tasteless. The marsala sauce was flavorless.
  23. v

    vandy

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We celebrated my wife’s birthday. The food was good. We both got pasta dishes, had a bottle of wine, sat and talked. I felt the the portions were a little small. Over all service was good, we had a nice time and enjoyed ourselves.
  24. m

    muddy

    New Orleans

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    This restaurant like, many today, is understaffed. It needs better Management but again that is hard if you do not have the appropriate employees to train. Brio Corporate needs to take more responsibility in running this restaurant. Yes, you typically have a captive audience based on the location but training appears to be an issue with staff. An hour in the kitchen to serve pasta and a salad? Come on!! How about clearing our plates from our table, or bringing us the cheese we requested or carryout containers. Other restaurant in the area might be a better choice.
  25. MA

    MaryAnn

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Was not impressed with brunch. Food was cold and not very good.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The food was great when it arrived but too 40 minutes from the time we ordered. Several tables ordered after us and were served and some left prior to our food arriving. Manager stopped by to. See if my medallions were cooked correctly which was nice. He admitted timing in the kitchen was an issue at times.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Took 2 couples out to eat. Their beer was warm with no apologies. Pizza cold. Salad overloaded with red onion. Water came in styrofoam cups. Didn’t we used to get bread and butter right away? Should have known at the appetizers it wasn’t the same quality we’re used to. A splatter of spinach dip for app., mushy cold calamari w/ mostly peppers and we’re not sure what the dip was or if something accidentally got spilled on the plate, bruschetta got lost on the bed of lettuce. We loved this place in the past for location and ease for large reservations but we won’t be going back. Our waiter was trying and we appreciate all the help they had but not trained.
  28. JK

    JimK

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Very poor service. Took forever to get the food out
  29. MD

    MichelleD

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  30. PL

    PattyL

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Delicious food however the service was not timely. Took way to long to receive our food.
  31. JV

    JerryV

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Poor service. Server wasted time an Multiple trips. Long time waiting for her to stop at our table( she had 2 other tables of 2 people each) to bring water never asked drink order we had to ask her. Reservations at 5:30 restaurant not busy we finished at 7:30. Time between salad an entree was TOO long. She ignored our table most of time. 4 of us celebrating 57 year anniversary
  32. d

    deedee123

    Cincinnati

    193 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    193 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food as well as the service were wonderful.
  33. RM

    RichardM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went For my daughter’s birthday dinner. The food was awesome and the waiter was phenomenal.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exceptional from start to finish. Food amazing. Highly recommend for any occasion.
  36. SJ

    SarahJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I ordered the chicken picatta and it was extremely too salty. I could not eat it. My husbands was very bland. My champagne glass was filled only halfway. Definitely not 6 oz. Won’t be going back.

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded on July 18, 2022We 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.

  37. PG

    PamG

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Angelica was a very conscientious server. We enjoyed her very much!

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded on July 18, 2022We aim to provide a great customer experience so we're overjoyed to hear that is being exemplified by Angelica. We look forward to serving you again.

  38. MM

    MattM

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Portion was too small

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded on July 18, 2022We 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.

  39. AD

    AndyD

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Reliable excellent service and delicious food. Brio is always one of our favorite choices in Newport.

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded on July 18, 2022We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Brio Italian Grille. Come dine with us again soon.

  40. CJ

    CatherineJ

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Like the restaurant but the $5 charge for parking for a lunch is ridiculous. I will not return because of the parking charge for 1 1/2 hrs.

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded on July 18, 2022We 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 - Newport - Newport on the Levee is rated 3.8 stars by 1552 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee

1 Levee Way, Suite #1140, Newport, KY 41071

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Newport

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Ample Parking Available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (859) 431-0900

  • Catering

    Bring your Brio favorites to your next event. Our catering menu offers large pans that you can bring to any occasion.<br />To plan your next event view our menu:<br />http://www.brioitalian.com/menus.html<br />

  • Private party facilities

    No matter what the occasion, BRIO's private and large dining rooms provide the perfect backdrop for all of your special events. Our packages offer a variety of high quality, made-to-order Italian specialties sure to please! Our staff will provide a memorable experience for you and your guests!

  • Private party contact

    Chet Castille: (855) 668-5034

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