Gianni's Brio Ristorante

4.8
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£25 and under
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Italian
Located in the very centre of the upmarket Yorkshire town of Harrogate, Gianni's Brio offers an authentic slice of Italy with a splash of flair. Bright and spacious with a totally modern interior, complete with scarlet red walls and disco balls, Gianni's Brio is certainly not your typical trattoria giving it a wide appeal for diners young and old, couples, families and groups. An a la carte menu takes a grand tour of Italy, from city to coast, with an innovative approach to cookery which wouldn’t be out of place in the most sophisticated restaurants of Rome or Venice. The relaxed, come-as-you-are attitude of Gianni's Brio coupled with its delicious cuisine makes it one of the town’s most popular eateries.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.7
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4.5
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AU
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will be visiting again to celebrate a 70 th birthday. The four of us really enjoyed our Saturday night experience.Our visit was our first and soon will be revisiting

l
Cheshire
7 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous evening despite the initial café feel to the restaurant. Food and service excellent

JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything perfect! Cannot recommend more highly, the best place to eat in Harrogate.

AB
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is always gorgeous and such good value for money. I would highly recommend it.

L
London
12 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good quality food and service in a busy environment.
Recommend!

SW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I don’t like mushrooms and there was no problem in tweaking the chicken dish that I really fancied and leaving out the mushrooms and adding a touch of mustard. It was delicious.. a lovely end to a great day with my sister

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere, fabulous food

JC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed daughters 18th Birthday meal. Staff food and the atmosphere were splendid .

SW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service great food reasonably priced always a favourite, why would you do a chain when this is on your door

E
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic pre-theatre meal here, and ate from the great value Early Bird menu. Our food was fantastic quality and presentation. Service was excellent - attentive but unhurried. The modern decor and bustling ambience here is great. The location is good, in Harrogate town centre, opposite the Convention Centre.

J
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I visited this restaurant on Tuesday evening as part of our visit to Harrogate. At the time we were amazed at the quality, the like of which we hadn’t experienced since visiting Lake Como last year.....yes it was that good! We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this restaurant to any of our friends and family should they be in the area. Bellissimo!

M
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Normally my wife an I only have 2 courses, but on this occasion we both had 3, which shows how much we enjoyed the food

D
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good standard of food and service. Friendly and helpful staff. A little noisy due to a party on next table with lots of very noisy children - lovely to see the children enjoying themselves but no control from parents. Will certainly return but avoid Sunday afternoons.

LW
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience2

We had booked a table for six people but at the last minute two of our party couldn’t come due to illness. On arrival we were reprimanded for not informing them; we would have left then but one of our party was disabled so moving elsewhere would have been difficult. Service was with an air of indifference and they were annoyed as a friend took a while to choose. Table was partially cleared whilst some of us were still eating. The place was noisy, people shouting across the room, prices have increased greatly since our last visit whereas friendliness has disappeared. The food was as good as ever, the rest was a complete disappointment. It was only afterwards that we noticed that a service charge had been automatically added, something that should be made clear as we would not have paid it otherwise.

DR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had an excellent meal and considered it very good value. If we are ever in the area again we would definitely go again

AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Extremely helpful and polite staff. Delicious vitello tonnato. Superb saltimbocca alla romana with side-dishes included. Feels like Italy in England!!! Suggested tip included when paying by credit card fairly nigh though as we're not used to that...

OT
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Busy time busy restaurant
We went during the UCI world cycle championships. On Friday 27th...the restaurant was lively and loud but that was to be expected. Food was very good... Service quick and efficient... Even though they needed our table we weren't rushed. Would reccomend for couples but maybe not romantic evenings! And families and groups of friends....

SR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very enjoyable meal in a welcoming and warm atmosphere. Food, as always, was beautifully cooked and well presented. A regular favourite when we are in Harrogate and we will visit again next time.

JT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! The best steak I have ever eaten! Couldn’t fault a thing! One of our party has severe allergies and they catered for her wonderfully. Can’t wait to visit again! Every aspect was outstanding!

HF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again our visit to giannis brio was excellent. Food & service is outstanding we alway look forward to visiting here

IA
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Service was slow, especially after our main meal. Our waiter was not talkative our attentive either.

PR
Buckinghamshire
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual..
When I visit Harrogate on business, arriving late, it’s always great to grab a bite to eat that exudes excellence in all departments!

LW
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding in all aspects. The food is extremely tasty and the staff are very friendly!!

N
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First class food ,cooked and served with care.

K
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and excellent service. As the restaurant filled up the noise level increased but it did t put us off. It wAs very busy even at 7.00 pm.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Magnificent food. Exemplary service, not all over you and not invisible either.
Americano Pizza was superb (maybe don’t go for it if you don’t like spicy food).

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely meal and excellent service but the noise level meant we left as soon as we had eaten which spoiled our evening. So no dessert!

GK
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a little lunch with Grandma , Mum Dad and son .
Lovely food great service and very relaxing time on a Friday afternoon .
Perfecto !
Fritto Misto top notch my favourite .

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic fresh food - never fails, one of the best in HARROGATE

JO
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyable meal with friends. Service unobtrusive, but attentive. Will return!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was lovely and the service was good as well.

MB
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful evening . Everything about this restaurant is fantastic. Can’t fault it.

RF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The quality of food and wine never fails to impress, so much better than anything the chains offer and £ for £ such better value. It’s a great menu too- something for everyone with some lovely sea food options too. Staff are always really attentive and know their wine!

JP
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food great ambiance & service! Will be back!

FC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Booked to go with friends as we’ve been before. Food tasty, the pizzas massive. We struggled to finish it. We were a bit disappointed with the limited choice for vegetarians but they were able to add different toppings on the pizzas. Desserts were delicious I had the profiteroles with chocolate sauce which tasted just like melted dark chocolate; yum. The red wine was recommended by the waiter and went down very well. I would recommend booking as we did. It was busy even at 6pm. The service was just right; enough time to eat but not waiting too long. I would recommend this restaurant.

S
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was very prompt and food was excellent. A very enjoyable evening. Only blip was I ordered Pinot Noir, a large glass but found it only came in 125 ml - why? I therefore had 2 glasses - cost £19! Ridiculous!

PW
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was very pleasant, food was very good although maybe a few more vegatarian options would of been good for us:-)

We will definately go back next time we are in Harrogate.

RH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gianni's restaurant is always our "go to" place in Harrogate. We are spoilt for choice in Harrogate as there are four other excellent restaurants to choose from (and another hundred mediocre ones). Its our 40th wedding anniversary next month and guess where we are going!

MH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening at Gianni's Brio. Prices are fair rather than cheap. Starters were very good, mains average or a little below but desserts were amazing. My wife would consider herself a panna cotta expert and has eaten this dessert around Italy - this however, was rated as the best ever!
We weren't thrilled with one of our mains, so this was removed from the bill without hesitation, and without us asking - to say nothing of the complimentary Limoncello and Strega which followed.
Food varied between just ok and amazing. Ambience, service and overall evening....excellent. Thank you

j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my favourite restaurant in Harrogate.. The food is very tasty
the service and ambience is great.Can't wait to return