BRIO Tuscan Grille - Lombard - The Shops on Butterfield

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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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R
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My lunch partner’s ravioli was very salty and the server properly removed the item from the bill. My lasagne was very good

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M
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I had heard great things about Brio. But we did not have a good experience -out of the seven of us Only one enjoyed their meal. The calamari was undercooked, the artichoke dip was cold , The chop salad was Wilted and wet, the shrimp in my pasta was overcooked. I won’t go on. But I will say that the Lobster bisque was amazing!

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f
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. Nothing special (e.g. no birthday dessert) from Brio.

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JW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellant food and fantastic service. A bargin. We were very happy.

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s
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a good time at Brio Tuscan Grille. Food is tasty and diverse. The servers make it a point to please.

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MP
Chicago
97 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful day, sat outside on the patio. Milanese chicken super tasty and great service.

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N
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We sat outside and it was lovely. The food was very good however our waitress was not attentive.

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KH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Normally love going to this Brio, unfortunately on our last visit- service was terrible! Waiter rarely checked on us if we needed refills or anything. He just seemed mad that he even was at work. Food took over an hour and a half, half our food came out cold.

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JH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I'm assuming that my less than positive review is due to the fact that the restaurant was very busy for Mothers' Day. My wife and I arrived about 5 minutes early for our 6:30 reservation and were seated right away. The waitress came right away to get our drink order and then our soup and salad order. We were done with that around 6:45 and had put in our food order when we received the soup and salad. We both ordered the Shrimp and Lobster fettuccini. The waitress came by at 7:30 to simply say that she checked on the status of our food and it was almost ready, with no apology for the delay. It was almost an hour by the time that the food was delivered to our table. We certainly expected more than a few scraps of lobster for the cost of the meal. After we finished eating, the waitress placed the dessert menu on the table and walked away. She returned about 10 minutes later to find out that we had no interest in having dessert. I have been to this restaurant a few times before. I was very surprised that the food and service left a lot to be desired.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We attended Brio for Mother's Day. The atmosphere and service was very good, but the food was okay, but underwhelming at best--especially given the prices. A bit of a disappointment.

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AD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Very busy most likely due to Mother’s Day.
Extremely long wait for food - took over an hour and fifteen minutes. Main staff very apologetic and covered the cost of our meal. Believe they also covered cost of quite a few other groups tonight.
Wait staff were good the problem seemed to be the chefs were either understaffed or just overwhelmed.
Have had no issues with Food, staff, and restaurant, when not busy the past few visits.

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WP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

A Mothers Day dinner @6 PM, turned into a fiasco! Seated promptly with drink/appetizer order within 15 minutes, at which time we placed our dinner orders as well. We witnessed 2, 6-person tables get seated after us, eat, and pay, over the time period of 1.75 hours. We still had not been served our entrees, or even checked on by our server. She disappeared for over an hour. Manager settled our bill, but no explanation!? What gives?

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OP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food there is awesome. Never had anything there I did like. I always order the calamari

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p
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The pasta dressings tend to be a little bland. One of the entrée, shrimp scampi had lots of pasta with very little taste. We had a pleasant, reasonably priced Aperol Spritz aperitif.

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c
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We dined here with ten people for Mother’s Day.
We enjoyed the experience and would return again.

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P
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We visited Brio on Mother's Day for brunch, but were originally given their normal lunch/dinner menu...at 10am. LOL! We had to ask for the brunch menu, which was very limited. I understand the restaurant does not normally serve breakfast, so I guess it makes sense that there would be so few options. None of those options could be altered in any way (for example, I would have loved the vegetarian omelette without mushrooms, but alterations to the menu as written were not allowed). So half of our party "settled" for our 2nd choice. When the food arrived, the serving size was smaller than I'd have expected. I don't like stuffing myself so I'm glad it wasn't packed, but I'd have liked to have felt full when I was done.
Despite those things, the food itself was excellent. And the service was impeccable. We will try Brio again during their normal business hours to really be able to give them an honest review, since again, we were there outside the times they specialize in.

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I
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We waited 45 mins after our reservation time and we got there on time. Ordered the lamb chops and they weren’t good. The meat was too old. Disappointed because we’ve been here before and the service/food was way better

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N
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very slow service - took about 1 hour to get drinks and had to ask about 3-4 times for several items. Also very limited vegetarian selections.

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We felt very rushed through dinner. Crowded because of Mother’s Day weekend. Very noisy. Food was excellent.

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CM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Had reservation and arrived 7 minutes late. Had to wait an additional 30 mins before betting seated.
Hostess told us it would be a moment. Had to request bread from our server. Our server was very rarely at the table.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious, but portion size was way too small for the price.

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MP
Chicago
97 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great area in bar at the high top table; able to catch sports event. Fantastic limon chicken and ambiance.

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a
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Sat down with my family. Waited 10 minutes just for a kids menu. 15-20 minutes later and still no server. We got up and walked out.

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GK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The place , staff and the food were excellent. The only troubling thing we found was the entrance. Both myself and my party had trouble finding the entrance. I parked by the Large Brio sign but found the entrance on the other side of the building facing the mall. My friends tried to get I. Through the outside seating area and found the doors locked

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DR
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is attentive, never rushed and always timely.
Food selection is good and the chicken was delicious.

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food service was good definitely going back soon

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L
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Sunday brunch, first time, was very good. Service was excellent!

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JO
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FOOD EXCELLENT. SERVICE TERRIFIC. NICE SPACE. NO ONE RUSHING US. BOTH THE BRIDE AND I THOUGHT THIS MAY BECOME OUR FAVORITE GO TO PLACE.

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GB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at Brio. The food was great and the service was exceptional - attentative, but not overbearing. We hosted two friends, and it was a perfect place to enjoy the conversation and the food. I would recommend it to anyone.

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c
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

For price should be better. High priced meals that are short on flavor and quantity. Service slow. Veggies tasted like they were from a frozen bag, soggy. Not impressed.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything was nice but the waiter seemed to want to move us along. Kept checking back every few to see if we wanted to order and then wanted to bring the bill without asking for dessert.

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FJ
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I've always loved Brio, but I am very disappointed with the dinner I was served this week.
I ordered mushroom ravioli and it came with 6 rather dry ravioli and no sauce on the plate at all.
That's the first time I was served this dish like that. The server said that it is always served like that to which I replied that I've eaten at Brio quite a lot and this was a favorite dish of mine and I've NEVER been served this particular dish like that. I asked for some sauce and he brought me a cup with MAYBE 1/4 cold mushroom sauce in it. I had to ask for cheese. There was also no greens added for presentation.
VERY DISAPPOINTED.

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p
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great food, quiet surroundings and nice patio area. Service was pleasant and prompt.

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o
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

everything very nice, except noise -- extremely loud -- server had to lean in face to hear order

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family was able to enjoy an Easter brunch together - most delicious food and attentive service. We’d do it all over again!

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PH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The restaurant feels as if its in a state of decline. I know that its part of a chain, and so perhaps more able to withstand a decline in popularity for some time before throwing in the towel, but it had the feel of heading in that direction. Slightly understaffed for a Saturday evening, small portions, no specials...all of these things carry the whiff of cutting costs just to hang on. With so many alternatives in the west suburbs at this price point, I can't see this restaurant surviving into 2020. But its in my town, so I hope that I'm wrong about that.

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s
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant in the Yorktown Mall in Lombard. Great service, good food and lots of choices. I’ve never been disappointed. Their salmon dishes are top notch! I happily recommend it!

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r
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful, food was great, very quiet, which was nice

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was ok, but nothing that I would consider outstanding. Our waiter seemed more involved with a big party that was going to be in his section than us and while he did provide service, he just seemed to be in such a hurry - all the time we were there. It made us feel like we had to hurry to get out of there!

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m
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to spot for girl's night out! We always enjoy Karen and Jay!

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