BRIO Tuscan Grille - Newport - Newport On The Levee

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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. Within walking distance of the Cincinnati Reds Great American Balllpark and a short drive from US Bank Area. 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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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived 15 min early, and were sat immediately. Deanna did a wonderful job. She told us of the features and swiftly delivered our wine and bread. The cooks deserve just as much praise, the calamari and bruschetta lovely starters. Our entrees were delivered in a timely manner, not too fast, not too slow, perfect in timing. The temperatures of our steaks were exactly what we asked for. My wife’s pasta had a generous amount of seafood and the sauce was executed perfectly. Front to back, a wonderful experience.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner with work friends

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and productive!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Our server was very sweet, but brought out the wrong entree containing meat to my date who was vegetarian. The food we ordered was very low quality, and not what I expected from Brio. Don’t expect anything special. I’d choose Olive Garden or any other similar restaurant over Brio. Its not worth what Brio charges for entrees.

OT
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The noise was surprisingly loud as they were not very busy. Meals were good, server did okay although some delays were noted

RB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff did not rush us through our meal - it was very relaxing.

S
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Brio! I am a rewards member and the servers are excellent in giving me credit and check ins. We had Scott today. He is a 5 on customer service and prompt attention.

PB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Dan did an excellent job and we tried the stuffed chicken parmesan, new to us ,and found a new favorite. Can't wait to get back to Brio.

DB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only complaint if you could call it that is we had a party of 4 and the hostess wanted to seat us at a round table for 5 near the bar - not ideal for quiet conversation. However, I asked for another table and we were quickly accommodated. Will definitely return

JN
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Most of us had dark clothing on. We were going to the Aronoff afterwards. My mom was very upset that the napkins left white fibers on us that did not brush off. We had to walk around with them on us the rest of the night. The food and service was terrific!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sucked I’ve made better pasta with Prego at home! Absolutely the worst experience

a
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just top notch! Food was delicious, warm and plentiful! Our waitress was amazing! On top of refilling our beverages, figuring out what kind of sauce my brother was requesting (Diablo) which was out of this world!!! Just an over all amazing experience! We will definitely be back!!

B
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Our reservation was at 8:30 and we didn't get seated til.9:45, then took forever to get our food. Waitress was less than friendly.

ES
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Seated at 9:20 with an 8:30 reservation. Staff was very inaccurate about the wait estimates by saying what sounded good, but not realistic ("your table will be ready in 20 minutes", when it was actually 50 minutes). Mgr did compensate w/free apps.

BB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We went for new year eve. Waited 20 minutes for an appetizer, another 25 for some soup and OVER another hour to get our entrees. The salmon piece was extremely small and very peppery. The broccoli was mushy.I expected a relaxing evening but this was much too time consuming. We ended up being late for another engagement.

RA
Cincinnati
45 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

My wife and I have had Brio's at Newport on the Levee as one of our top favorite restaurants for many years until now. The last several times we have been there the menu has changed and removed items that we liked and the food was not really hot when it should have been. We went with friends this past New Year's Eve and 2 of the 4 meals were not hot and the mashed potatoes continue to be awful (lumpy and cold). It took forever to get our meals; over 1 hour. Our favorite waiter, Scott, did everything he could to make our visit enjoyable even with the long wait. It seems that things have deteriorated since Brio's was taken over by another company. This is the first time that I have ever given Brio's a less than outstanding review. I think it might be time to move on since there are sooooo many restaurants to choose from.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

2 of the items we asked for were out of stock and it was still early in the evening. The main reason we went there was for a specific menu item and they were out.

KD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Nice location and our service was good. The food was not that good. Filet mignon was dry and overcooked. Pasta with zucchini has almost no zucchini in it.

k
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came early for brunch on Sunday morning. The restaurant was relaxing. We chose a high top table in the bar area. Very cozy!
Ronnie was our server. He was attentive and informative on menu options!
We’ll be back soon!

HK
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure to dine at thus resturant. We had company by for the holidays and this is one of our favorite place to go.

EK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We had 12 people at a long table so most of the complaints were communicated to me after we left.
-one cold potatoes
-two undercooked steaks
-one undersized low quality cut of meat
-restaurant was out of 2 types of beer early on a Friday night
Generally poorly managed establishment. Sadly, it used to be a favorite but cannot imagine going back.

MW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service was poor, wait staff was good, but kitchen ran out of several entrees and appetizers. Very noisy... Was crowded.

CF
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had a reservation on Christmas Eve but still waited almost an hour for our table. They seemed very disorganized and there were many people waiting. I like their food but may not come back on a big holiday.

J
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I would not recomend it on Christmas Eve - we have been going to Brio on Christmas Eve for over 10 years now and it continually gets busier and feel like they are trying to cram more and more people in the dining room every year and th eait is longer even with reservations. If it not be a tradition my son wants to continue since my husband passed away this year I would not go on Christmas Eve any more. We waited forever for our Appetizer to the point the waitress gave us free dessert and they were our of some entree's.

JF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was very slow and food was average at best

MB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a jam-packed night for Brio's, even so, the wait was less than 15 minutes with a reservation. The waiter we had was on the ball and attentive. The food was terrific. For two of us, with one drink each, was $72.00.

SL
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brio's was just fabulous for so many reasons. Dined there for an intimate birthday party of four and had an exceptional experience. Our server was attentive and accommodating. Our meals were delivered promptly. The Salmon salad is to die for, the Mushroom Ravioli is incredible with the sauce, and even the kids pizza never fails to delight. And the Italian olives - amazing.

KL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great service. Wonderful evening.

BB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Changed reservations twice successfully to add more people. Lastly called the restaurant to add 3 more people and was also successful. Total of 13 final count. Have always enjoyed going to Brio and have for any years chosen them for our annual family Christmas get-together. My only real complaint (and it's a big one) is lack of Christmas decor, only poinsettias on tables - no tree. Truly a disappointment as Christmas atmosphere is missing.

H
Cincinnati
57 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Too bad. Restaurant was nearly empty with only 3-4 tables in that cavernous space for brunch so thought we’d get served quickly. But I ordered shrimp with polenta and they had to make it from scratch. No problem. However, when the dish arrived I had great polenta with under cooked, rubbery shrimp and overdone hard poached eggs. Of course they took it off the bill and luckily the uncooked shrimp did not make me sick but I would not return. My husband had the Sicilian omelet which he enjoyed but I had little to eat.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice.. Yummy food. Good service and lovely atmosphere.

PT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

My group of coworkers visited Brio Tuscan Grille at the Levee to celebrate the holidays. We had a reservation and were seated right away, however we had to ask for the lunch menu, as we were only provided the larger evening menu. Our waiter was slow and did not appear to be enjoying his job... He was not very friendly or energetic, and was borderline snobby. We had to ask about the soup of the day, if there were any specials and for the dessert menu. I would think during the holidays, and with a larger group, he could have mustered up some holiday cheer. On the bright side, the food was good and a good time was had by all.

RP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Over all very good experience. Only negative was service time. Waitress did a nice job but seemed to have to many tables...

R
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Will come again

RW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

A few of our orders were incorrect and we were waiting a couple meals that didn’t arrive sometime before we were ready leave

GC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Brio yesterday at our office lunch. Everything was great...splitting two meals with a friend didn’t help me decide which one was better. We had the lasagne and spaghetti bolognese. Both were fantastic.

I know that when I go back I can order either of those and love them, but picking a favorite is impossible.

K
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!!! Will definitely be back!

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Michael our server was great!

GH
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Fish made him very sick and mashed potatoes were like wallpaper paste

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was incredible! Service though was less than stellar. Took 20 minutes for the waiter to ask us about drinks and only checked on us once.

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