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Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee

3.8
3.8
1530 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 27 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
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. TP

    TrentP

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    vandy

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  3. m

    muddy

    New Orleans

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. JK

    JimK

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

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

    MichelleD

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. d

    deedee123

    Cincinnati

    187 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    187 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food as well as the service were wonderful.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.

  15. PG

    PamG

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Glasses were dirty, service was not good, food was cold and dry/not good, restrooms were disgusting, lettuce in Caesar salad was brown and bad. Over all bad experience. Will not go there again.
  20. TT

    TheTraveler

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    I do not leave many reviews and when I do, they are typically due to how a restaurant is very good! Unfortunately, this is going to be the opposite. We've been here before (pre-covid) and so were looking forward to great food! We ordered some peach sangria, bruschetta trio, chicken lemone and pesto spaghetti. Overall, the drinks were really very syrupy (artificial, kind of like a mexican restaurant style daiquiri), the bruschetta trio was mushy (bread was not toasted, it was served on regular bread), the pesto had a thick layer of oil on it, almost like a soup with spaghetti and the chicken lemone was pummelled so flat and was drenched in sauce/butter/oil? I'm not sure what the concoction was. The dish had a similar texture to a pancake with Egg and a bit of lemon flavor. The waiter however, was kind and cleared our plates quickly and although we did not complain and kept a smile on our face, he noticed that we had hardly touched our food. The saving grace was the bread and butter, which is basically what we ended up eating. Overall, it cost us approx $100 (tip included). Once again, it takes ALOT for me to leave a review that is not positive, but I could not help myself this time.

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

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Definitely could have been better. Food was t that good. Service spotty and the ambiance was terrible. Things look run down, broken and dirty
  22. SS

    SherreS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love the chopped salad and lobster bisque! The lasagna was good but I really liked my friend's dinner better - she had a filled pasta with vodka sauce that was terrific. We go there every now and again and it's always good but a bit of a splurge.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Our waiter was friendly and gave as much attention as he could but they were very short staffed. It took about 20 minutes to get drinks. When they brought the wine they didn’t bring glasses because they didn’t have any clean. The water glasses they did bring were dirty (had lipstick on them and bugs floating in them). We ordered the pasta fra diavolo (no longer on the menu but they will still make it), the shrimp were still raw. I hadn’t been to Brio in about 5 years. I don’t see myself going back any time soon.

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded on June 28, 2022We 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.

  24. CB

    ChaticeB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    First experience was not so great. I decided to give them another shot. The waiter ignored us, I mean completely ignored us. I will never go back again.

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded on June 28, 2022We're sorry to hear our service was not at it's best during your visit. We will be sure to work with our team to improve on this. We appreciate you reaching out and hope to see you again soon.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was so cool and nice. He was fast and accurate.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Listen to the reviews. If you are expecting great food, don’t go here. It was mediocre and over priced. I will say, the management and service were good and listened to us when we felt like the food wasn’t great, and worth the money we were paying. The flatbreads were good, but the pasta dishes left much to be desired. We also noticed that our food sat for a long time under the hot plate, it seems like they didn’t make the food in a timely manner.

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded on June 22, 2022We 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

  27. l

    lindat

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Wait was too long in spite of having reservations.

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded on June 22, 2022We 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.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Father’s Day

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded on June 28, 2022Thank you for celebrating with us at Brio Italian Grille! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon.

  29. LS

    LuvShaws

    Cincinnati

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    like the Sunday brunch goes until 3. Quiet and good service

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded on June 22, 2022Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

  30. J

    Jbar213

    Cincinnati

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. I wasn’t expecting a tasty fillet at this price point but it was delicious.
  31. k

    karmadream

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We came to brio for their chef special, which was listed as lobster ravioli with black pepper cream sauce at half off. What I got was their usual Mushroom ravioli debello with a few pieces of lobster on top. Not at all like the advertisement but still good.

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded on June 22, 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.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Helpful and attentive service. Very good meals. Course timing to table was perfect.

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded on June 22, 2022We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Brio Italian Grille. Come dine with us again soon.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    This was our first time. They were obviously short handed. The table cloth was dirty. The service was not good - we had to ask multiple times for water and bread. When we got the food, it was very bland abc I

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded on June 22, 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.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday Celebration

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded on June 22, 2022Thank you for celebrating with us at Brio Italian Grille! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon.

  35. E

    Emily

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! We will definitely be back!😊

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded on June 22, 2022We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Brio Italian Grille. Come dine with us again soon.

  36. BD

    BarbaraD

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Nice wine list, and I like that you can choose the size of your wine pour. Server was nice, helpful and attentive. It is a little louder than I prefer, but everything else is top-notch. Will be back.
  37. R

    jacquelineR

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We met good friends for dinner that we haven't seen since 2020. It was a joyous reunion and we had great conversation and delicious food. All four of us enjoyed our appetizers, salads and meals. Our server was great as he let us take our time ordering and spaced our selections accordingly. Overall a memorable evening!!!
  38. S

    Steven

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service was ok, took till 7:45 to be seated for 7:30 reservations. The Server was not very attentive, I think he was wrapping up for the evening.
  39. P

    Paulo123

    Cincinnati

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    We have eaten at Brio many times and usually love it but unfortunately this time we were told they were out of the homemade crackers, sangrias and tiramisu. Our server was great but lack of our favorite options detracted from our experience.
  40. CR

    ClaudioR

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Added request in comments section of reservation was not taken in consideration. Hostess, who was not helpful at all, claimed those are not viewable. Then why add a comment or requests section? Because of that assigned place wasn’t comfortable at all to accommodate all guests. Never returning. Food underwhelming although waiter was excellent.

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Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee is rated 3.8 stars by 1530 OpenTable diners.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 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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