Bel & Brio

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288 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 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.
What 288 People Are Saying
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Minneapolis
49 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

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
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

r
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

TW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great evening with excellent service and food

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good service. Mentioned we were in a specific timeframe and staff were excellent in organising every aspect. Food very high quality and presentation.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and thank you so much for your kind words!

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C
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was impeccable. We were not sure what to order and the explanation provided was detailed and recommendations were given. Great food, great service.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback! We are very proud to provide exceptional europeen service and quality food! Looking very forward to hosting for you again in the near future.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Always a favourite location for a nice breakfast. You simply can not go past the baked sicilian eggs!

Bel & Brio
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thank you for being so loyal to us! We are glad you've enjoyed our baked sicilian eggs and looking forward to your next vivit!

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LG
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommend! Great food and service. Will definitely be going back!

Bel & Brio
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thank you louise! Looking very forward to hosting for you again in the near future!

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NK
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great which is rare to see these days.
The restaurant is beautiful, comfortable and had a great feel.
Food was delicious and the music was awesome.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback and thank you for your kind words. I will pass on your coments to our team which I am sure they will be delighted to hear all about!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were happy with the quality of food and service. Overall experience was great.

JB
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This a gem.
Food is excellent.
Highly recommend the charcuterie board and the truffle honey is outstanding.
Service is excellent and similar to what you expect in a much more expensive restaurant.
Food is very reasonably priced.
Worth booking in advance to get a table.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 24 September 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words James, we are so glad to hear you had an amazing experience with us! we can't wait to host for you again!

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M
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Again a great please to meet for a business lunch. Fast freiendly service

KT
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome experience amazing food & first class service

R
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a lovely restaurant. Went there for lunch with friends, everyone loved the food and the coffee. The service was great, we felt well looked after and appreciated. The only downside was the music that was unpleasant and way too loud. I'll be returning asap to have the pistachio tiramisu, the garlic pizza and the Bolognese!

Bel & Brio
Responded on 19 August 2019

Thank you so much, Rihana. We're happy to know that you love your lunch experience with us. Thanks again for this. See you on your next visit. Cheers!

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R
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always wonderful food & service

Bel & Brio
Responded on 19 August 2019

Thanks for the 5 stars Ruth! Cheers!

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KR
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

I made an online reservation for my family of 5 on Saturday 3rd August for 7pm. It clearly stated that there was a 20 min grace period on arrival time which I was relieved for as I have 3 little boys to get ready. On arrival to your restaurant at 7:06pm a lady came out and said very rudely that she had called me many many times and huffed as she took us over to a table. I checked the time and said to her it is only 7:07?? My family of 5 was seated on a 4 seater table and an extra chair was shoved on the CORNER OF THE TABLE!!! A gentlemen seated at the table next to us kindly told us that it was fine to move the chair around to the side of table.

When I had a moment I checked my phone - I had 2 missed called at 6;55 and 6:58 pm - no msg was left. As I was attending to 3 children to get them ready I had missed these calls that were made PRIOR to my reservation time.

I was astounded that we were greeted so rudely and not even provided with a table that comfortably seated my family when I had a reservation. We had travelled all the way from Port Stephens and stayed in apartments across the road and were looking so forward to dining in your restaurant. Unfortunately I will never return.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 19 August 2019

Hi Kate, First of all I wanted to personally apologise for our staff behaviour, it did not represent our business service culture in any way or form. Second of all, I wanted to thank you for your constructive feedback and for taking the time to help us being better at what we do. I will personnally ensure further training is provided. Please give us another chance as we would love to see you again soon!!

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FC
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyable lunch with friends. Excellent service and good food.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 8 August 2019

Hi Frances, thanks for this awesome review. Glad you had a great time with us. Can't wait for your next visit!

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KG
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic time at Bel & Brio! We had a table 6 and the staff were amazing and service was perfect. Most importantly the food was delicious! Thank you for a wonderful night!

Bel & Brio
Responded on 8 August 2019

Hi kate, thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback and thank you as well for complementing the team. we hope to see you back soon.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely quiet restaurant in the heart of Barangaroo Great place for a catch up with friends where you want to talk and have a wonderful experience. The food is very good but would like to see some more menu variations Service is first class , meals are served hot and quite quickly. Wonderful place to dine in style.

Bel & Brio
Responded on 8 August 2019

Hi Sueanne, thank you for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. The team is thrilled to hear such good feedback. And we're proud to have one of the coziest places in Sydney. Looking very forward to hosting for you again soon.

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RE
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
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 on 22 July 2019

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 on 22 July 2019

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 on 22 July 2019

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 on 22 July 2019

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 on 22 July 2019

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 on 22 July 2019

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 on 22 July 2019

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.

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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