BRIO Tuscan Grille - Newport - Newport On The Levee

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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. 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 2 days ago
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.

DK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Carpaccio was good as always, we had the salmon with vegetables ( not sure of the name). was a little over cooked. the crème brulee was delicious..

CI
Cincinnati
45 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food on a quiet night
Server not very experienced yet but very engaging and polite.

JM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent & food was even better. This was my first time here but I’ll definitely be back.

AR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

We were seated right in front of the door so when the door opened the cold air came through.

Thought there would be music in the back ground NOT, not sure if the door opening drowned
out the music but there was none.

EK
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. The waiter made me feel special for celebrating my birthday with them.

JR
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Order got lost gas to come back after 45 minutes and ask what we ordered. Very inattentive.

TH
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. There were five in our party and are waitress was wonderful.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I found a piece of porcelain inside of my lasagna. Other than that it was a great meal!

DD
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took two couples (clients) along with my wife -- and everyone had an excellent meal. Appetizers were great (Capaccio and the Bruschetta). The caprese tomatoes weren't very ripe, but not a surprise for Ohio/Kentucky in November. The main dishes were prepared well and very flavorful. Food temp was good when served. Service was prompt and attentive without being overbearing. Excellent for business and special occassions!

JR
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great for our large group of 12.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

K
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

My food was good I had filet but my husbands was not it wasn’t cooked like it was supposed to. I had an ant in my water. And our waiter acted like he was too good to be waiting on us. We did however get my husbands meal for free.

TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was a delight, and so attentive. She made our visit perfect. Thank you!

CO
Cincinnati
59 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

After enjoying a Veterans’s Remembrance event @ Union Terminal, we planned to celebrate a nice Brunch with our husbands who were both veterans of the Navy & Air Force. As one of them actually participated in the event by playing Taps, he was in his uniform. ( it bears noting that the hostess nor our server nor any other Brio employee thought to acknowledge him or his service to our country). Once seated, our server arrived in a rushed manner and looking a bit disheveled in appearance. We requested a change in our selections from scrambled eggs to over easy but the plates arrived with scrambled eggs. She reported that the grills couldn’t make the requested eggs. The plates were also missing the potatoes but she didn’t know if they were included in the entree. Although they were printed on the menu, she had to go check to confirm this. I ordered an Omelette with no tomatoes & it came loaded with them. She sat it down and then said, “oh, that’s wrong, I’ll have them remake it”. I switched to a different selection to keep it simple.
We have dined at Brio’s countless times through the years and this was by far the worst experience we’ve ever had. We are residents of NKY who enjoy dining out (especially close to home) but this was a huge disappointment for a day when we wished to honor our veterans.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got seated right away and our food came out very fast. Dinner and dessert was delicious! Highly recommend!

LZ
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food is good and noise level is minimal. Service could be a little quicker and costs seem high

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice meal - large portions!

f
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dine at BRIO several times each year. The consistency in the exceptional quality of food and service are why I return and why this restaurant is one of my top two dining recommendations when I get together with my friends.

CM
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ambience and service excellent. Shrimp in shrimp pasta entree was tough and chewy (overcooked?).

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time ever going here and we had the lamp chops and pan salmon it was incredible. Every bit of it was worth it.

CP
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was a good thing we were not in a hurry and had plenty of time to dine. Waited almost an hour for our food, for some reason, and my fish was dry.

NB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

In general, my husband and my visit to BRIO was good. The service was great and the food was pretty good, but not good for the price. The fingerling potato’s were super dry and stale tasting. Not worth the price at all unfortunately. My steak was not cooked as requested however the staff were more than willing to make a new steak or cook the one I had. I just had them recook the one I had. The steak tasted really good. Very juicy and flavorful. The only thing I would say to change would be the fingerling potato’s-just take them completely off the menu and replace with something better and then maybe the price would be worth it. The atmosphere was okay. It was a little loud and not as fancy as I expected for the price. Lots of people were in jeans and sweat pants, but maybe that’s because where this restaurant is located.

E
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Upon arriving was very packed (Typical for a Friday evening so no complaints there), and hostess/lady at the front table was very rude and seemed unhappy. Waitress was very kind and attentive, but there were gnats in the waters once we got them, which was extremely shocking for a restaurant like Brio. Food was great, but overall, the problem with the waters soured the entire experience.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chelsea, our server, was fantastic! Food and drinks were excellent. Great happy hour!!

t
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb chops were excellent with 3 double-thick chops. Split-order done with no charge. We eat here quite often. Valet parking is quick and easy. Service is efficient and effective.

DT
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can depend on Brio for providing an excellent evening!

OT
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid dining experience.

BM
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome! Closest to the Authentic NYC Italian that we have found.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food2service2ambience4

Food quality and portion has definitely gone downhill-as well as the wait staff

T
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food in a beautiful place. Good service. But LOUD! Our group of 8 had trouble being heard. Maybe just not best for more than two. We had reservations but we were out in the aisle rather than a more private space.

KA
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing atmosphere. great food. service was excellent.

SG
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, atmosphere and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Things were a little behind in the kitchen so we ended up being there longer than necessary but had made sure we had about 2.5 hours before our movie started so there way plenty of time. Food was good - shrimp scampi bruschetta was amazing.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Daughters 17th birthday celebration with friends.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Been here and enjoyed it many times. On this visit, though, we were seated over an hour before our food arrived, and it had obviously been sitting under a heat lamp half of that time. We’ll return, but this was not a good experience.

TR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had no problems with our reservation, or our service. I would use this reservation procedure again

BP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst dining experience ever at Brio! Shrimp & Lobster Fettucine - very little cream sauce, over cooked noodles. Gorgonzola Crusted Beef Medallions - were good but the side mash potatoes were cold (could bounce my fork off them) and vegetables were not fresh. Needless to say there was a good amount of food left on our plates and our waiter never asked how we liked our dinners. No interest in going back.

EM
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Brio is constantly good but never amazing- their menu is full of great staples, but nothing superb.

SB
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food very good, service very good.

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