BRIO Tuscan Grille - Hallandale Beach - Gulfstream

3.7
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$30 and under
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Italian
BRIO (meaning "lively" or "full of life") is a "polished casual" restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, "Tuscan Grille" is descriptive for a menu that features oven-roasted steaks, chops, and seafood; similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO's philosophy of "to eat well, is to live well" is why they only use the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of a Tuscan country villa to the American city. To learn more, go to www.BrioItalian.com.
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3.7based on recent ratings
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D
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The hostesses did not handle their being short handed on the floor well. There were several open tables at 830pm, however the three of them chose to stand around chatting amongst themselves rather than pitch in to set up at least 10 open tables.

They also chose to have my party and several others wait for about 30 minutes unnecessarily. I did not see any manager managing them or helping to set up tables for the entire half hour.

The server did a great job —especially considering he was almost alone on the floor.

The food was excellent in taste and presentation.

LN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The waiter was awful, we sat for at least 40 minutes AFTER ordering our food before we got it. And then my food wasn't fresh. I could tell it had been sitting for a while before they brought it over. Our waiter was John Carlos, and he was inattentive and short with us. We also had a gift card and he barely tried to use it before taking it upon himself to swipe my husband's card for the full balance. Overall, I felt like it wasn't worth it to go to this restaurant.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish

d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went to the restaurant on a Monday evening. The waitress told us the did not have the wine I ordered.
I then tried to order an appetizer and the waitress said they are out of that item.

Why put it on the menu when you don't have inventory.

Why did I have to wait to order to find out that they did not have it?

Poor Management kills restaurants faster then bad food.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The service was not good at all and the food was sub par at best. I have attended other brio’s and had never had this bad an experience.

GS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Réservation a 19.00 pm et nous avons notre table a 20.10 pm..... Désastreux.....

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SP
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Meal was not as good as usual

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

It took forever to order, long wait for the food. I was not even hungry anymore by the time food came out

H
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Took to long for our food to come, to spite the fact that the restaurant was comparatively empty

t
Miami
79 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening

DW
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

service was not good. we had to ask if we could get a drink when our apetizer arrived
beef carpaccio was excellent as usual but chicken limone was not as usual. chicken was too thick and roasted vegetables were almost raw carrots and broccoli.
not planning to return soon.

B
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

My husband and I alway enjoy dining at Brio when visiting Miami. I suggested the restaurant for my daughters and family. It was a big disappointment. I usually order carpaccio, so we ordered 2 for the table, to find out later that it wasn’t available, sold out! The pasta dishes were either spicy or no flavor at all. My grandchildren ask for deserts, none left. What’s wrong with that restaurant? We still ended up with a bill in the amount of $270 + tip. Very disappointed!

OT
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

They cannot honor their reservations in a timely manner and they are severely understaffed. Food is okay when you get it but they need better management.

CO
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We add a reservation and had to wait 1 h. Tables where empty but not enough servers

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We had a reservation for 7:00PM. Upon checking in, we were told it would be another 30 minute wait, and they would call me on my phone to let me know when a table was ready. 45 minutes later, we hadn’t been seated so we returned to the restaurant to check on the situation. We were told to leave as it was unlikely that we would be seated, despite there being many empty tables and many parties of 4 being seated before us (with later reservations). The food was not worth the wait. We will not be returning.

N
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Would have been perfect except the chicken soup was too salty

p
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

New Year’s Eve

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Una hora y media esperando a que nos den mesa con reservación desde hace más de un mes
Fue el 31 de diciembre 2019

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F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service. Do not bother. We had a reservation for 9pm. We did not get seated until 10pm. Apparently, they have no seating limit so tables are allowed to sit and linger after paying their bill. Why take reservations? Food - mediocre. Portions are extremely small for the price.

m
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We decided to have our family New Year’s Eve family dinner here and it was not good at all.
Even though I made a reservation weeks ahead, we had to wait almost an hour to be seated and another 30 minutes to have someone come to our table.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Dans l'ensemble ce fut bien, mais le seul bémol fut les frais, ($15.00 par bouteille), pour ouvrir nos deux bouteilles de vin, vissables, que nous avons ouvert nous-mêmes et en aucun cas le serveur n'est venu nous servir notre vin. Nul part il était indiqué cette politique.

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MP
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got in right before the New Years rush and it was amazing. We were seated right away, the bread came as we were sitting and shortly our waitress came and took our orders. The food came out in less than 20 minutes we thought it was going to take longer.

t
Miami
79 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always

BF
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The chef simply put cucumber in my pasta instead of zucchini. Did you ever ate hot cucumber with pasta? It was horrible!!! Kind of mistake that a simple cook couldn’t do!!!
And after the meal the waitress brought the check without asking if we wanted dessert or coffee! Really I don’t recomend

RB
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very dissapointing, we ´ve been celebrating my wife ´s birthday there for the past 6 years. We had a reservation at19:15 and had to wait more than half an hour just to be seated. Il was very unusual to see that many empty tables...and the girl mentionning that they have overbooked!!
We finally got the entries at 9 pm. The worst part was to see people leaving without paying after having been served only drinks after more than an hour. We then had to wait more than an hour for our steaks than we could see standing there under the heat warmer... Served with over baked potatoes, and backorder on brocolinni...that were later replaced by a plate of brocoli tips.
Our invites were served with cold lasagna not even roasted and overcooked pasta , what a shame for an italian restaurant!
Talked to manager, said that they were understaff and should of closed the restaurant that night as they were also short on food.

OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was busy when we came in and got very busy during our dinner. Our server Marco was a little overwhelmed but managed to take care of us in a timely manner.
Food was really good - lobster ravioli a bit dry but overall goo, lots of lobster meat! Chicken Marsala was nicely done. Mushroom ravioli were a bit disappointing as they were sprinkled a lot with pepper (???) not sure why but not something that I will order again.

HS
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good. Service very good.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Horrible customer service. The waiter gave us dirty bread plates, then not enough plates. We asked for more bread and when he finally brought it out the butter plate on top of the previous one with butter still on it. We ask for Parmesan for our meal and about 10 minutes later it finally came. Unfortunately what would have been a delicious meal was not nearly as good by the horrible service we received.

CM
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience3

I am a frequent customer of this Brio location (and a loyalty rewards member) and always book with Open Table. Although I realize that a weekend evening between Christmas and New Years is busy, I have never had such a poor experience like I did this evening. I arrived at 7:00 for a 7:15 reservation. We were not seated until after 8:00! The manager at the front reception area, Gio, was rude to both the customers and his staff. He was yelling and telling everyone he was not seating anyone else for the rest of the evening! I understand that he is transferring to another Brio location and I truly pity them.
Once seated, it took time to get a waiter, although another manager did come to take our order. Both that manager and our waiter were very nice. The kitchen was so backed up that it took another hour to get our food. What should have been an hour and a half dining experience took three hours, and we didn’t even have appetizers or dessert!
Clearly, they had overbooked their capacity. Perhaps Brio and Open Table need better communication. I was extremely disappointed.

A
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

The food is mot filling and took us 2 hours to get our meal

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

service too long! and did not offer dessert card

t
Miami
79 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Janet and Eric work their tails off. Always friendly and courteous. Remembers our drinks and our names Very impressive!!

D
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The order took over an hour and when the food came to the table and it was still wrong. Others at the table food was cold and my food wasn’t cooked well done as asked. It was still pink/bleeding.

E
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

No food available

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M
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Our reservation was for 9:00 pm and we were seated at 10:00 pm. 1 hour later. There was no bread for the carpaccio and crackers either. We had to wait 20 minutes for the dessert

P
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being XMAS eve and all, it was a busy night. I was greeted by the nicest hostess and shortly thereafter was seated by the very friendly manager. The food took a while because of how busy things were but the manager checked on more than once. Offered us a salad, but then since the meal took so long he ended up comping our whole meal! The food was delicious and it was a fun night as the servers had on Xmas accessories. Merry Christmas!!!

r
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were not prepared for the amount of people they had on Christmas Eve . They were understaffed big time and although we had a reservation we had to wait 45 minutes to sit down. The food took forever to come out and the waiter got our order completely wrong . My son said the spaghetti and meatballs were “ disgusting “ and the “ worst he’s ever had “ and he refused to eat any of it after the first bite. I will not be returning to this restaurant .

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Christmas Eve

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I was warned by two people before I went that BRIO has changed and it wasn’t good anymore. I went anyways as I use to love certain dishes. Unfortunately the dishes I really liked were removed From their menu.

To be honest everything my party ordered was mediocre and two things were sent back. I have gone every year when visiting Florida for the last 4 years and I don’t expect to return to BRIO again.

It is sad when a restaurant goes from good to bad.

Jeff

BB
Miami
85 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!! A must visit place in Hallandale!

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