BRIO Tuscan Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center

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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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BB
Orange County
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was horrid!

LP
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The noise level in the main part of the restaurant is a tad too loud for us - but still love eating here!

b
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our "go to" place for a nice dinner date, or for dining with friends. I'm addicted to their Grilled Salmon Fresca! And, hubby loves their Center-Cut 7 oz. Filet Mignon. We had great service again this time, as we celebrated a birthday. The only disappointment was that, for our birthday complimentary dessert, it was just a scoop of Vanilla Nut ice cream.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was slow. My food came only partially warm and coagulated.

R
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and excellent service

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Uninspired chain Italian

SA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a gathering of 12 for moms out night and it was suitable for this kind of meeting, we had fun and everything was okay. Thank you

BG
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

My salmon salad was over-dressed and soggy. Salmon was nicely cooked and flavorful. My associate’s mediterranean salad looked nice but he said it was bland but refreshing.
The service was excellent and since I was in a meeting I didn’t tell them my salad was bad.
Easy park and walk from garage. I was there for lunch.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very lovely place! Was there for a brunch with my bridesmaids and enjoyed the menu.

c
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beat fresh lemonade and Italian margarita!

C
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

You have to sit in the patio if you don’t want to go deaf from the bar noise.

J
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good ambience, good service. Would definitely come back again.

OT
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our dinner. Josh was a great waiter.

WS
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The service was real slow and our Server was lame.
He asked whose birthday it was and I told him my daughter whose sitting under the Happy Birthday 20 years old balloons.
I took 15 mins to have him bring back a candle lit icecream and no one sang Happy Birthday to my daughter.
Food was good and pricing was ok. Wish service was better.
Wont be going back

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Worse and worse every time we go. The food portion gets smaller, and chicken more dry.

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant itself is lovely. Food was very good. The service was ok. We never received refills on our drinks and it was a rather hot day. It wasn’t busy in the restaurant and yet we only saw our waiter twice.

GP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place to dine!

a
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and great food! Really enjoyed the restaurant and will return soon.

JB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend Brio, the food was excellent, the service was excellent and it was a great experience. Prices aren't bad either! Great place!

RM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, service and atmosphere!

RR
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New menu. Everything was great. We ordered beef carpaccio, salmon salad and pesto fetuccini with lobster and shrimps

KA
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I threw a baby shower luncheon on the patio. The food and service were both excellent! They are extremely accomodating! Will do it again!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The restaurant when it’s busy is loud. The waitress had a difficult time taking our order. We felt like we had to yell our order for her to hear it. The bathroom was in an odd location. You go through the server area to get to it. Not sure if that’s sanitary.

S
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately, this will be my last visit to this restaurant. I don't know what about this place screams bring all your unruly, undisciplined children to dinner after work??? Both times we have been surrounded by kids screaming and running around while parents completely ignore them, and waiters and diners are dodging them. It's impossible to carry on a conversation without yelling. I wish they could figure out a section for families and another for everyone else. The food is very reasonable and tasty, it's just not a great ambiance.

JH
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

As always, food was outstanding. The service, however, was far below your normal standard. We had to ask if our food was ready and the waiter said, (Oh, I think I see it up, I’ll check”. A waitress actually brought our lunch, we’ve had her before and she is always on top of everything!

TC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!! Had a great anniversary at this restaurant.

DE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Asked for bread when we arrived. After multiple requests, it came out after the food. Food came out under cooked. Sent back 2 times. Server and manager didn’t acknowledge or apologize.

KS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were late and they were still professional and we had great customer service for my daughter’s birthday

CT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed my evening out with my hubby.
Good food great time

MK
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Everyone was nice, courteous, but service is very slow.

m
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious. I had the grilled salmon and even though it was calorie friendly, the flavor was amazing. Will definitely go back.

FA
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

J
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable dinner. Our waiter Josh was amazing and went above and beyond to make the visit fun.

F
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Brio. They rarely (very rarely) take a misstep. The stuffed French toast was wonderful -- the filling tasty, the fruit at it's best, and the accompanying bacon crispy. My guest and I both had it, although the shrimp and polenta was tempting, too. My guest was an elderly lady who doesn't move very quickly and uses a walker. She is also almost blind. Our server couldn't have been more patient or kind. All reasons why I keep returning to this outstanding restaurant.

D
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Even tho' it is a small chain, the food is topnotch. The service almost always is great. The room is airy and comfortable EXCEPT for the fact that it gets VERY loud as it fills up. The best bet is to get there before 1800h and don't linger. On the other hand, if you like VERY noisy places then this is a 5 star restaurant.

CH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

After eating here at least once a month for a few years, I'm still never disappointed in the food or the service.

OR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my Mom for her birthday, and she loved it. My husband and I like this place for date night. Waiter Josh is great.

R
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating friends anniversary. Had a wonderful time and the food was amazing as always.

MP
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place for brunch! Good value. My veggie omelette was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was mediocre

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