Bel & Brio

4.5
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325 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
Standard seating area
Formal dining room offering a-la-carte or $99 degustation menu

Bar & Outdoor seating area (includes low and high-top tables)
Casual dining room offering bar menu.

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.
What 325 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food. Great service. Had a successful meeting. Appreciative of the regular top ups of water and you didn’t try and push alcohol on us. Well done.

CS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food amazing. Location super.
We are falling in love with this place.
Bill correct.

CP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. The food came out quick and was absolutely amazing. Our waiter was great.

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

雰囲気もよく、どの料理もとても美味しく頂きました。

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DT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

an enjoyable evening with great food and ambiance - the service was excellent

SS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were very happy with everything

R
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely food in a chic atmosphere. Staff were attentive, the 'Breeze' strawberry mocktail was delightful and the affogato came with a scoop of sublime vanilla gelato/ice cream.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was lovely and the food was wonderful. We came in a party of 9 which included a young child who can be difficult to please. The staff were very courteous and patient with us and our smallest picky eater. They assisted us in deciding portions of sides and recommendations. Food was wonderful and really worth the price.

AM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent service and outstanding food. The friendly team make it a very positive experience

JS
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Dining here a number of times before & always having a pleasant experience, we decided to have a Christmas catch up here on Friday 20th. Assuming with making a 11.30am booking to beat the lunchtime rush we would be up for an experience as we had been accustomed to. I couldn't have been any more wrong ! There was not a table available for our arrival & after waiting we were "dumped" on an outside, street table, we were initially offered water & given menus, so far so good after a rocky start. From there the only contact we had was from a brazen waiter who required the spare chair at our table, from there we waited 35 minutes for service with not one staff member approaching our table for either drinks or food order. From here we proceeded to leave in which I highlighted on my exit to the Hostess managing the door & also the one that seated my friend & I, that due to NO service received in this time we felt best to go elsewhere. Shocked & embarrassed all she could offer was a half hearted apology, no service recovery was attempted at this time which made our exit even more warranted. I am not normally one to complain & appreciate that we are well into the festive season & things get busy however NO service is unacceptable, especially when the restaurant was clearly not so busy & hope no one else receives this experience. Bookings are made in good faith & its a pity is not returned with customer service. Long time patron of this facility that will not be returning.

S
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

My coffee order was wrong, the toast wasn’t toasted at all and the waitress messed up the payment.

CS
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Waiter had a bit of an attitude. But great otherwise.

MC
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Confusion over booking, wine expensive but food good.

N
Sydney / NSW
10 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the moody interior of the restaurant. The service was exceptional and only matched by the food. Perfect restaurant experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love feeling like I’m transported to another place at Bel and Brio - definite favourite!

Y
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent location, great seating and delicious food.

F
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Shame that the menu has changed it was great before when we could share plates like big chicken and vegetables.

LR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is delicious. The waiters were very friendly and welcoming. I would recommend this restaurant to my family and friends.

JD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

A good night - the table reserved for 12 was too small but was sorted out within 30 mins. Good pizza, good service.

A
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience2

I booked a table for 2 in the Corso restaurant hoping for a lovely date night in a quiet restaurant, however when seated in the bistro area, was advised that the table before us were not finished so we had no choice but to sit in the loud bistro area. Whilst being able to dine from the Corso menu, the extremely loud noise level and ambience ruined the experience. We were given complimentary champagne to make up for it, however I would’ve liked if more effort had been made to have us seated where we were supposed to. Despite my meal being quite tasty, I would rather have paid less considering the setting did not match the price tag.

FD
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, great service, and lovely food make for a very relaxed and enjoyable dinner. Suitable if you're in a hurry or have time to soak up and enjoy the vibe

SG
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

THe Corso Brio is not fine dining. They might think so, but the food quality is way off what one would expect from a fine dining chef

PD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Beautiful meal and location. Service was good to start but then we were totally ignored. Not offered opportunity to order dessert or coffee. Practically had to tackle someone to get our bill when we'd given up waiting for the opportunity.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Extremely attentive service and even assisted with exact change to assist split the billing

OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved everything about this restaurant. The food, location, vibe, service and bar selection were superb. Highly recommend for casual lunch, date night, cocktail hour etc... attention to detail was top notch.

I wanted to especially thank our bar tender David, for his exemplary service, he and others behind the bar made our visit to Bel & Brio unforgettable.

Keep up the good work.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The ambience of this closed off quieter part of the restaurant was amazing. Also the speed our food was delivered was excellent. However, we did find it somewhat confusing to know who was our 'designated' waiter and to get the attention of the wait staff in general.

MM
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the degustation menu. Everything was delicious, nice flavours, good portion sizes. Service attentive and friendly. Highly recommend.

BC
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went on Saturday night. Fantastic service and food. Highly recommend 😊

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Overall good, the staff was not very friendly. Slightly snobbish unfortunately.

RW
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Service language issues. Staff should have a better command of English. Otherwise all pretty good.

SM
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great service just a bit windy the day we were there.

JR
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We booked for a business dinner, entertaining desks from overseas. Not knowing many options for a Monday night it was good to find them open. We were early for our booking but easily accommodated even though fairly busy. Would definitely revisit.

IM
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent quality of everything! Food. Wine. Service and ambience

y
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience2

Service was awful -- when we asked where our food was, the staff actually made me feel bad for checking up on the food. it took 1.5 hours for a pizza to come out at 430pm ... not busy at all. also ordered a glass of wine and it never came out, until i asked twice. would not go back

AS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were very happy with the service, very attentive and polite. The food was delicious and the only trouble we had were to fit two sharing platters on the table for 4 people

VB
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

The service was outstanding. Food was good, although not good enough for that price point, however I am not complaining. I also loved the selection of wines and drinks.

MB
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Very expensive and not a standout menu. Coffees were cold and ambience was pretty flat.

g
Minneapolis
49 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Restaurant did not have my open table reservation on file when I arrived. They did seat us, then I received notice from open table later that evening saying how I did not honor my reservation. Open table did rectify the situation later with me.

Biggest disappointment was the extremely poor service we received. Almost seemed we were being ignored. I had to get up and go seek our waitress.

Positive note - our food was great.

LR
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. The waiters were very friendly and welcoming. Best Pizza

Bel & Brio
Responded on 23 October 2019

Lorena, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed everything! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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r
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch
Thank you to Matteo
Grazie .....................