Bel & Brio

4.4
269 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
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  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
Standard seating area Reservations for “Dining Room - Corso Brio” where you can choose our a la carte menu or the $99 degustation. Bar & Outdoor seating area (includes low and high-top tables) Reservations for “Bar & Dining room”, where you can choose from our bar menu only. Inspired by the great food halls in Europe, Bel & Brio was established to bring delicious, authentic Italian food to Sydneysiders in the bustling Barangaroo precinct. Executive Chef Davide Incardona’s menu is a nod to his traditional Italian upbringing, using flavours and cooking techniques from the cuisine of his hometown in Brescia with a contemporary twist inspired by seasonal and ethically sourced produce. Corso Brio, our restaurant, brings the nostalgia of exclusive supper clubs to the heart of Barangaroo. Head to the Bar & Dining room section at Bel & Brio with friends, family or colleagues for a fun and relaxed experience.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our table of four had a delightful lunch, good food overall. Being in an Italian restaurant it was surprising that we were unable to do an shared entree board, instead had to order multiples of what we wanted. The menu was sufficient but the desserts were surprisingly lacking. Overall it was a good experience and we would return. Unable to split the bill either so be aware of this.

Bel & Brio
Responded a day ago

Hi Roze, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I have taken notes of your comments regarding the food and it will be addressed to our chef. I am very surprised to hear that you were not able to split the bill as we always happily split bills, I will also personally investigate on this. Thank you again for dining with us and we are looking very forward to hosting for you again soon!

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AM
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really cool place and modern Italian quinine including pizzas! Highly recommend

Bel & Brio
Responded a day ago

Thank you for this awesome review, Alex. We're happy that you love the place and looking forward to hosting for you again!

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KW
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I choose to meet all my clients at Bel & Brio because the atmosphere is lovely, and their menus are extensive. It’s always a pleasure having a drink or dining there, thank you!
Highly recommend their traditional pizzas- yum!

Bel & Brio
Responded a day ago

Hi Kerstyn, we're thrilled to hear such wonderful feedback. We're glad that you appreciate the atmosphere and our menu and can't wait to seeing you again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Food was fine but very slow service and staff with poor attitude

Bel & Brio
Responded a day ago

Hi There, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are very disappointed to hear that the service was not up to his usual high standard. If you would like to share some constructive feedback to help us improving our business, please feel free to contact us at concierge@belandbrio.con.au We hope this has not deterred you to dine with us again as we would love to see you back!

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KL
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cheap drinks and decent snacks while having a drink.

Bel & Brio
Responded a day ago

Hi Kinh, thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

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CK
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service. Beautiful food. Attentive staff. Thoroughly enjoyed my first lunch experience. I will be back!

Bel & Brio
Responded a day ago

Hi Chris, thank you for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. The team is thrilled to hear such good feedback and we're so glad you've enjoyed your lunch with us! Can't wait to see you back!

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MK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is a gem in Barangaroo. Warm, elegant, and relaxing atmosphere, world class pizza and the friendliest staff there is to find. Thank you Daniello and all other staff for your excellent service and food. Now I look forward to that Swedish Capriciosa with prawns on the menu ;) Grazie!

Bel & Brio
Responded a day ago

Hi Micael, thank you so much for the awesome review!! We are so grateful for your kind words and I am sure the staff will be very delighted to hear such great words! Thanks for sharing this with us and can't wait to see you back!

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IH
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Lovely atmosphere and service, coupled with delicious food.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 30 June 2019

Hi Ingrid! thank you so much for your kind words! looking very forward to hosting for you again!

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EC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good service and food. I have come here twice in a month for a good reason.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 30 June 2019

Hi Eleanor, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we hope to see you soon again!

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Loved the food and the simple menu. The service and personality was lacking from most staff but we thoroughly enjoyed our European experience

Bel & Brio
Responded on 23 June 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It's very disappointing to hear that the service was not up to its usual high standards. I am sure the team did not mean to make you feel this way and I hope this has not deterred you for coming back. We would love to see you back!

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JM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely evening at Bel & Brio. The service was attentive and friendly, and the restaurant - dining area provided a lovely dining experience... we could actually hear ourselves talk. We ordered pasta dishes which were delicious however the tagliatelle lacked in flavour, which was disappointing as the pasta itself was beautifully made. The desserts were all excellent and beautifully presented. My one major gripe was for a place that cooked its own pizzas and pasta, the small cold cube of focaccia was rubbery and oily. Overall an excellent night enjoyed by all.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Beautiful venue and gorgeous food. Service could be better, we found ourselves waiving for the waiters and felt they could have been warmer in their approach to us as guests. Overall a good experience and would happily return as the food was superb.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 23 June 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. It's very disappointing to hear that the service was not up to its usual up standards. Please accept our sincere apologies, this will be raised in our weekly management meeting. Can't wait to host for you again!

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s
Sydney / NSW
10 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

love coming here with either the family or business colleagues.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 17 June 2019

Hi Sue, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and looking very forward to seeing you again!

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JF
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Third visit to this restaurant. Excellent pizzas and friendly staff

Bel & Brio
Responded on 14 June 2019

Hi Janice, thank you for counting us to be one of your favorite restaurants in Sydney. We're delighted in knowing that you appreciate the foods and services we have and thanks for giving us a 5-star rating!

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F
5 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice brunch experience. good all round. Service and ambience always excels. Food very good.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 3 June 2019

Hi Funfoodies, thank you so much for your feedback and we hope to see you back soon!

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CS
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good for Business dinner. The new dining room is quieter and warmer than previous.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 3 June 2019

Hi Craig, thank you for your kind words and we are very glad you like our new dining room Corso Brio!

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j
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Disappointed that there was no white sourdough for breakfast. Waiters command of English was poor and consequently got the order wrong. This seems to be a common theme in Darling Harbour/Barangaroo restaurants

Bel & Brio
Responded on 10 May 2019

Hi Joel, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It is very disappointing to hear that the service was not up to its usual high standard. We will ensure further training is provided and we hope to see you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were 7 not 4 persons. We had a wonderful time. My friends came from all over Sydney and they will be back soon
Great restaurant, great food

Bel & Brio
Responded on 10 May 2019

Hi there, we're glad to hear that you had a lovely dining experience with us. Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you again soon!

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LW
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had a wonderful brunch whilst catching up with friends

Bel & Brio
Responded on 10 May 2019

Hi Linda, we're glad you had a wonderful experience with us. We hope to see you soon

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WB
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good service and nice atmosphere. The food was good for the price. Everyone in our group left satisfied.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 10 May 2019

Hi Wayne, so pleased that you had a fantastic time. We hope you'll join us for a meal or drink again soon!

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KS
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Service was not that good. We were there 35 minutes before we were asked what we wanted..

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B
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Great ambiance. Friendly staff. Excellent food and wine. Would definitely recommend.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 10 May 2019

Hi Bling, we're glad you had a wonderful dining experience with us. Thanks for the your kind words.

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JT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Service was appalling.

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SR
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It’s Italian, so choose a pasta dish. You won’t be disappointed.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 10 May 2019

Hi Sandy, thanks for taking the time to post review. We really appreciate it.

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MY
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Overall happy with place, food was really delicious but at busy time maybe more staff would help. But I’ll definitely come back

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

It was a very nice venue especially inside in the dining room. Service was great by all staff - everyone was very friendly. The food was ok. We ate from the A la Carte menu and we weren’t overly impressed by the taste unfortunately. The food just didn’t have amazing flavors so unfortunately it’s probably not someone we would visit again. Would say it’s worth a try though...

Bel & Brio
Responded on 3 April 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and thank you for your kind words, I will pass on your notes to the Chef regarding the flavours. Just would like to let you know that we have recently changed our menus and it could worst it to give a second try! We hope to see you again at Bel&Brio.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere was fantastic....like going into another world.....and the attendance and service of the waiters was first class....excellent knowledge of food with good humour thrown in.....food was top notch and very tasty...selection was very good for wines, drinks and food which made it difficult to decide, they seemed all good...we'll be back and we have told many of our friends of the great experinence

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E
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Thank you for your service. We loved the ambience especially the food and music.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 3 April 2019

Thank you for your kind words Ezzz and we are looking forward to hosting you again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Not professional service , no next time

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TA
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent place for dinner and have a nice COCKTAILS!!!! For sure I will come back !!! Thank youuu

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KS
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for a fantastic dining experience. It was my first time at Bel and Brio for lunch and the food was spectacular. Cocktails were delicious as always

Bel & Brio
Responded on 25 March 2019

Dear Kim, thank so much for your kind words and thank you for dining at Bel & Brio, we hope to see you again soon!

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HG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was good. The food and wine were great. I would definitely come here again. Great little spot in Barangaroo.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 25 March 2019

Dear Huw, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are looking very forward to hosting you again!

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M
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Bel & Brio is always free so I booked it but I must admit the service is shocking...

Bel & Brio
Responded on 25 March 2019

Dear Mitchi, thank you for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback. It is very disappointed to hear that the service was not up to its usual high standard. Please accept our sincere apologies. Your notes will certainly be addressed in our weekly management meeting so we can continue to improve. Please give us another chance to show Bel & Brio the way it should be!

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F
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

It was quite good value for the price. The salad leaves were a bit wilted and yellowish. We had the pear and rocket salad. The pizza was good. The service was good.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 14 March 2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback! I am very glad you enjoyed your evening with us and I will certainly pass on your notes to the chef to keep improving. We hope to see you again soon!

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MK
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great breakfast and an ideal place for an early morning business meeting.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 14 March 2019

Thank you Martin for taking the time to leave us a review and Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again very soon!

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AP
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous staff and food. Our booth tucked away in another room was an absolute delighter.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 14 March 2019

Thank Andy for taking the time to leave us a review and thank you for your kind words. The booth seating in Corso Brio is absolutely amazing! my favourite seat! We hope to see you again very soon!

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RB
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was lovely with decent size portions. Our waitress was less than impressed to be working and never smiled

Bel & Brio
Responded on 20 February 2019

Thank you Rachel for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback. It is disappointing to hear that the service was not to its usual high standard. Please accept our apologies and we hope to see you again very soon.

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PQ
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service, made for a wonderful lunch that we all thoroughly enjoyed.
Would highly recommended to anyone!

Bel & Brio
Responded on 19 February 2019

Thank Penny for taking the time to leave us a review and Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again very soon!

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S
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The food was amazing however I was disappointed when the staff began cleaning and putting away the tables around us as we were finishing dinner. You’re either open or you’re closed. It’s not at all a nice feeling to be eating dessert while the tables around you are being stripped. The staff also were arguing loudly with one another right beside us. It just put a bad end to what started as a wonderful evening.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 17 February 2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback. It is very disappointing to hear that the service was not to its usual high standard. The team certainly did not mean to make you feel this way, our sincere apologies if this was the impression given. This issue will be addressed to our weekly management meeting to ensure further training is provided. Thank you for choosing to dine at Bel & Brio and we hope to see you again!

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P
London
25 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

What a gem of a restaurant. I visited the bar restaurant with out of country colleagues on a Thursday evening and were seated outdoors to enjoy the beautiful weather. The food was fabulous from the appetizers (bruschetta) to the entrees (tagliatelle and beef shoulder were delish) - everyone enjoyed their meals. We weren’t rushed even on a fairly busy night. The only nit I can call out was that the service provided by the waitress was uneven. She appeared rush and disappeared at times. However, the other staff members picked up the slack. All in all, best meal in Sydney.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 20 February 2019

Dear Peas, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback! I am very glad you enjoyed your evening with us and I will certainly pass your notes to the chef. It is very disappointing to hear that the service was not to its usual high standard. We recently had new staff members, we will definitely address this issue to our next weekly management meeting. We hope to see you again very soon and thank you again for dining at Bel & Brio.

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