BRIO Tuscan Grille - Liberty Township - Liberty Center

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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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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
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4.3
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JR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The restaurant was very noisy and servers were dropping what seems like everything and anything all night long. I ended up with some type of creamy dip splattered on my coat that was on the back of my chair. I was drinking out of a chipped glass all night. No offer to adjust the check for the inconveniences. There are plenty of other restaurants in the area I visit before, or if, I return.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthdays for mom and dad

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience3

We had 730 reservations and were told it would be at least 815. We ended up eating in the bar area We asked twice for bread and never got it. We eat here regularly and this was by far our worst experience

l
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience2

unforgiveably overbooked. arrived at 710 for 715 reservation. reservation was confirmed and we were told we would be seated in a "few" minutes. At 819 they were still seating the 700 reservations.
once seated (I never wait 45 minutes for a table, let alone 65..) the server was very good.
I often order carpaccio and did this occasion, but the arugula was not nice.
The manager had a responsibility 1) to not overbook to such a great degree and 2) to honestly apprise patrons of the very foreseeable extended wait they should expect.
The wait was foreseeable inasmuch as after overbooking, one of the busboys, who was ill, was denied leave to go home. His being treated thusly prompted 3 busboys to quit on the spot, and triggering even more work for the remaining staff, and further delays.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, food got to the table faster then expected, service was outstanding, our server Harrison cared a lot about making sure my food was safe for me to eat with my allergies and was very personable and socialable, it really enhanced the service, it was very packed (understandably so for Valentine’s Day) so we had to wait past our reservation time to get in but it was very worth it, overall I will definitely be coming back to this restaurant again!!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Brio was crazy crowded on Valentine’s Day. Our table was a foot and half from the next table. Not easy to have a conversation. Noisy. Food was fine. Not great. Won’t go here for Valentine’s Day again.

DB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Rough night for the restaurant. Valentine's Day and a Friday. The place was packed and noisy. The food was good, but not great. The restaurant had obviously split some of what we're normally tables for four into tables for two to accommodate the higher traffic. We felt like we were on top of other guests. You couldn't help but hear other tables' conversations. Just doesn't make for a "romantic" experience for Valentine's Day. To top it all off, the restaurant did not check us in for our Open Table reservation, so I didn't get credited initially. Had to challenge the no show.

MG
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, friendly staff. Our server was attentive, pleasant, and hard-working. She gave us excellent service. Our food was hot, fresh, and delicious. Great overall experience.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went early on Valentine’s Day. Had quick and friendly service. Will be going again.

AR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Seating arrangements for Valentine’s Day was not the best. Crammed tables together too close for comfort.

OT
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food especially the pasta Alla vodka and service by Ashley

T
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We had a reservation for 7:15PM. We stood waiting to be seated until 7:50PM. We could see multiple tables that were left empty that were not being bussed. There was one table that sat empty we saw when we arrived that we were finally seated at 40 minutes later. We had to ask our waitress for bread. One member of our group ordered a Wedge Salad, and it came drenched in dressing. The artichoke and spinach dip came to the table brown all the way around the edge. As much as I enjoy Brio, this visit was a total disappointment.

TK
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have just re-discovered Brio. We came when it first opened and honestly weren’t impressed but decided to come back and are so glad we did. The service is fabulous the ambience of the restaurant is beautiful and the food is the icing on the cake. We are now “regulars “ !

NB
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Brittany.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Server was awful. Served tea without ice. Had to ask for lemons and ice 2 times. Never received salads we ordered. When pasta arrived it was not hot and dried like it had been sitting out waiting to be served. Server checked on us 1 time at the end of the meal. When asked about salads to ensure they were not on bill she said oh ok I’ll be sure they are taken off.

R
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

For overall service. I would go again, because I have had good meals at other locations, it was just disappointing this time.

SE
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Brio’s is our “go to” family celebration place. The food was great as usual with one exception. Several of us ordered from the brunch menu. Our meals came with toast but no jam or jelly any where in the place. If you are serving a brunch menu which includes toast, there should be something to put on that toast. No one ate their toast. Otherwise, a fabulous place to dine!

RS
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience5

The server took 20 minutes to get us our drinks and they weren't busy a all and the bar wasn't busy either, She also told me she didn't think they had bourbon after a customer of mine asked for it. She gave my NY strip to my customer (which he loved) and I got stuck with his order of a overcooked ribeye, She asked if we wanted our food boxed which my wife did, we got home and she had bagged the left over brochette instead of the left over chicken parm. I ordered lobster bisq soup that never came out so she asked if i wanted to take it home, i said yes, she did not take it off the bill. I severed and bar tended for a few years and rarely complain as I know sometime things are out of the servers hands or they can have an off night but this was ridiculous especially for taking out of town clients too.. I wrote into them a few weeks ago and never heard back... Ill never go back

EC
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite restaurant of ours! Our server was very attentive and the food was delicious. Looking forward to coming back soon.

T
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome place , food was great as well! Will definitely be coming back :)

BM
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Have been to Brio's quite a few times. Saturday evening was a disappointment. The service was just ok and the food was not very good. My husband ordered a medium rare steak and it came out rare. My chicken Milanese lacked flavor. The server forgot my wine. The manager did come to our table and apologized for the steak. We also noticed him talking to another table about the food. We used to enjoy Brio's.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food was ok - Bit too much salt for Italian food. Server was missing for a long time and the food took a long time to come

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Retirement dinner

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Husbands birthday

MS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pricy for what you get. Some of the meals were great, others OK, mine poor. Lots of grissel on a 28 dollar steak, served luke warm. Asparagus under-cooked. Drinks fine, calamari fine. Chicken dried out.
Manager comped my meal and offered to get me another steak, but I didn't want to be eating at a different time as the rest of the table and just took it home. Husband ate it the next day.

I have had better experiences at this restaurant, but this day wasn't on of them.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food tasted good but drinks and food were pricey

B
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our waiter was excellent. Enjoyed our evening very much.

M
Cincinnati
75 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Good food
Loved the olives !!!

NS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love the food and atmosphere at Brio Liberty Center, but the wait staff always takes to long to get drinks or to stop back and see if you need anything. It does take a little longer to get food once you order it. We eat out a lot and have a realistic view of how long it should take.

AS
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Brio on New Year's Eve! The food was wonderful! Everyone loved it. The Peach Bellini's were amazing and the service was perfect! Fun night!

MT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service is fine, food is nothing special, sorry to say.

b
Cincinnati
44 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner at Brio very much on New Year's Eve. The service was very good, and Shelby was personable and did a really nice job of taking good care of us. We had one minor issue and she promptly took care of it and we were pleased with how it was handled. We will definitely come back!

JP
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve Dinner was absolutely outstanding ! Harrison was our server and made our experience simply amazing !

LS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The person who seated us made no eye contact and tossed the menus on the table after we sat down. Our server was polite and personable. It was New Years Eve but seemed exceptionally chaotic with patrons milling around the restaurant looking for their group. I found this very distracting. I ordered a salmon salad but the salmon was not cooked to planing. It was “mushy”. The manager did come to our table and have another dinner prepared for me. Again, it was a distraction from our dining experience. I don’t think we will be back.

MD
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BRIO is one of the best restaurants in Cincinnati and also one of the most affordable.

JG
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We had reservations. Since we arrived an hour early, I asked if a table was ready before our designated time that we be seated early. We sat at the bar enjoying drinks and appetizers and soon it was time for our designated reservation time. To my dismay, the hostess had canceled my reservation and then promptly forgot that we were waiting at the bar. When my husband went to ask how much longer, the hostess said she could add us to the bottom of the list...not acceptable!
I understand that it was Christmas Eve, but it also happened to be my birthday. I rarely get to have dinner out for my birthday and am used to sharing it with everyone. This year was unusual in that it was just the five of us celebrating.
I had to go up and remind the head host what he had promised me well over an hour before. He did get us a table and it ended up being almost 30 minutes after our original reservation time.
We did not cause a scene, nor did I ask to speak to a manager. I will not be back; one should not need to call for a manager in order to get treated properly.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Food quality has significantly declined. Service was slow and poor.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were rushed from the minute we sat down until we left. We ordered salads and when they came the server was behind the salad server with our dinner. We came for a festive Christmas Eve and you could tell the restaurant was overwhelmed. Very poor experience.

OT
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We waited 30+ minutes past our reservation time. The kitchen was overloaded they forgot our appetizers and brought them out after the meal. We really liked our server he was just frazzled and running around however due to the amount of stress placed on the service team for the backlog. Our drinks were missed.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve. Wonderful dinner and service. Sat in the back room so it was very quiet.

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