Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana

4.4
810 reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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Casual
Brio Christiana is a premier Tuscan-inspired restaurant destination serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine, luxury wines & cocktails—our specialties include premium quality steaks, chops, seafood, made-to-order pasta and flatbreads prepared in an authentic Italian wood-burning oven. Bringing the pleasures of the Tuscan country villa to Newark, our chef-inspired menu, chic atmosphere and world-class service will provide a dining experience like no other! We look forward to your visit at Christiana located in Newark, DE – make your reservation or place an online order today!

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What 810 People Are Saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Perfect weather for the patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience4

Kitchen messed up and took forever server was great

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded 6 days ago

We appreciate your feedback and thank you for bringing these opportunities for improvement to our attention. We will undoubtedly pass your feedback to the management team

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience3

Mike was a phenomenal server. He remembered our daughters allergies and confirmed them before the order

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks! We're always happy to hear our team is going above and beyond for our guests. We look forward to serving you again.

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vipchasnan
Philadelphia
241 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was very good service was good I had chicken marsala was to done otherwise it was very good

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 16 July 2021

We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Bravo Italian Kitchen. Come dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Nice time. Good food.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 16 July 2021

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipMikeB
Baltimore
92 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great meal with my wife at Brio. Server was friendly and helpful and took great care of us. We had chopped salads, Spaghetti Pomodoro and Shrimp and Lobster Fettuccine. Everything was delicious and fresh. My only complaint is the pacing of the meal. We were halfway through our salads when our entrees arrived. This happened last time we visited and I mentioned it in my last writeup. I guess they don’t read them…

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vipLauraP
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We took my 93 year old father to dinner. We all really enjoyed our meal and had wonderful service.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 30 June 2021

We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Brio Italian Grille. Come dine with us again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience2

Only half of the restaurant was open for seating; the rest was closed off. We were seated, and then moved (for no apparent reason). We were moved to a round table for 6, and we were a party of 2, so it was a bit odd. No one approached our table to take a drink order for 15 minutes. It was also incredibly hot in the restaurant. It was about 92 outside, and about the same inside. It did not appear the air conditioner was on, and was incredibly uncomfortable.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 23 June 2021

We aim to provide a great customer experience so we are very sorry to hear we fell short and appreciate your feedback. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again.

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vipBrio
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

They were busy and we were seated at our reservation time, but after 15 minutes of watching every waitress, waiter, and manager walk by with no service, I found the manager. He was apologetic and assisted in us getting our drinks ordered. The food was excellent.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 22 June 2021

We appreciate your feedback and thank you for bringing these opportunities for improvement to our attention. We have shared your comments with the team and hope to serve you again.

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EbonyM
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice place to have lunch, good menu although for an Italian restaurant it was missing some favorites such as gnocchi! Staff very friendly and food came out quickly. We will eat there again.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 22 June 2021

Thank you. We look forward to serving you again and providing you with an unforgettable experience!

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vipPhilly123
Pittsburgh
69 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The nicest thing about BRIO is that staff. Every time we have been there, the server has been courteous and helpful. We needed some minor adjustments to the items we chose (due to diet restrictions) and the server we had yesterday couldn't have been more helpful.

We love coming to Brio for lunch and are glad we can now do so without worrying about our safety.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 17 June 2021

We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Brio Italian Grille. Come dine with us again soon.

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vipJNTenor
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Food
Good Prices
Tremendous Service
They follow all Covid-19 protocols

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 15 June 2021

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Brio Italian Grille. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and hope to serve you again soon.

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workthebar
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Our waitress could not have been nicer, however, we had our meal before our drinks even arrived. I understand there was a line at the bar, but it seems they only had 1 bartender. Also, my daughter ordered a Caesar salad and I ordered the lobster bisque. They did not come out as appetizer but were served with the meal of lobster ravioli and lasagna. I know they just reopened, but if they don't improve, they may have lost my business (and we love the place)

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 11 June 2021

We aim to provide a great customer experience so we are very sorry to hear we fell short and appreciate your feedback. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again.

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vipMikeB
Baltimore
92 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit post-pandemic and they did not disappoint. Bri (her real name) provided exceptional service throughout the meal, there when needed and always friendly and professional. The food was as good as we remembered, chopped salads were fresh and very tasty. Spaghetti pomodoro and Fettuccine with shrimp and lobster were both delicious! There were so many shrimp and pieces of lobster (3 claws and a bunch of knuckles) that I had a piece of seafood with every bite of pasta. That doesn’t happen very often, and it was scrumptious! Too much food to order dessert…maybe next time. And based on this experience after such a long break, there will be multiple next times…. Well done Brio!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 1 June 2021

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Brio Italian Grille. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We went for lunch after my daughters graduation. Everything was great! Outstanding service and good food!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 1 June 2021

Thank you for choosing Brio Italian to celebrate! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Our waiter was the only pleasant part of the experience. It began by the manager letting me know that it was my fault that I had to wait, because I was early for my reservation and these things are timed while tapping her watch. It was 7:38 our reservation was at 7:45. We in no way were upset about needing a table to be bussed. We ordered a flatbread that was made incorrectly 3 times and eventually had to be taken to go because it had been an hour an 10 minutes and the rest of us had finished eating we really just wanted to leave.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 1 June 2021

We aim to provide a great customer experience so we are very sorry to hear we fell short and appreciate your feedback. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again.

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vipTooBlue
Philadelphia
214 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Consistent. The menu has been reduced and no beer on tap

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 1 June 2021

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

National Wine day was fun! Our server Angel was fantastic!

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vipRedvette
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Menu has many tasty choices on it, we were very happy with our pasta orders

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 27 May 2021

Thank you for dining out with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to serving you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

One of the “line cook” managers consistently pulled his mask down to talk to the line cooks, while talking over food orders just prior to the orders being taken to the tables. Very unhealthy!!!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 21 May 2021

We aim to provide a great customer experience so we are very sorry to hear we fell short and appreciate your feedback. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again.

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vipRifken
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience as always. Appreciate the special attention they give to customers.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 21 May 2021

We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Brio Italian Grille. Come dine with us again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly one of the finest Gluten Free meals. Meal was a light very tasty cream sauce with lobster and shrimp! Lovely Ceasar salad.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 21 May 2021

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Brio Italian Grille. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great meal, great service.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 21 May 2021

Thank you. We look forward to serving you again and providing you with a one of kind experience!

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sandraC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

THE FOOD WAS GREAT. MY DISH WAS THE RAVIOLI DE BRIO WHICH WAS QUITE TASTY. MY GIRLFRIEND HAD A DIFFERENT DISH WHICH I CANNOT REMEMBER THE NAME OF BUT SHE SAID THAT IT WAS QUITE TASTY AS WELL. THE WAITRESS EEWAS ENTIVE, SHE APPEARED WHEN SHE WAS NEEDED BUT DIDN'T MAKE US FEEL PRESSURED IN ANY WAY. THE FRENCH VANILLA GELATO WAS EXCELLENT AND A GREAT CHOICE FOR DESERT AFTER THE MEALS THAT WE HAD. THIS RESTAURANT WAS A GREAT CHOICE FOR A FIRST MEAL OUT SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC,, I WOULD DEFINITELY GO BACK FOR ANOTHER MEAL.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 21 May 2021

Thanks for that glowing review. We are happy to hear you had a great time with us. Come back again soon!

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vipGuyH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 21 May 2021

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipRedvette
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food is always good here, service is great, and love the ambiance....

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 29 April 2021

We love to hear how much you enjoyed dining with us at Brio Italian Grille. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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vipkarenW
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice opportunity to grab a flavorful meal, quick and easy. sangria was excellent.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 29 April 2021

Thank you Karen! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Why does the server ask you how you would like your lamb cooked but it’s not what’s delivered. Too much of a annoyance to send it back. Signature dish of the lobster shrimp was salty. Tia is the only dish that I get here. Maybe a odd day foe the staff.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 29 April 2021

We regret to hear that your meal was not up to our usual standards. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us and will share this experience with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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Patti
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We frequent Brio usually once a month. I usually order the lasagna entree. It wasn’t as good this time. Different cook? Different recipe? Thinner and not as tasty. Also there is usually a nice bread selection. We were only served sour dough bread which I don’t care for with Italian. Salad was just okay. Service was excellent. All in all I was disappointed.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 29 April 2021

Thank you for dining with us Patti, we appreciate your patronage and apologize your meal was not up to par on this visit. We hope to serve you again.

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vipGretchen
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Yummy! First time there.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 22 April 2021

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipfoodie
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Chicken was very dry. Expresso was not hot.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 22 April 2021

We apologize the meal was not up to our standards. Our guests' feedback is highly valuable to us as we utilize it for improvement in our guests' experience. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was deliciously up to par! The service was a little slow but we understand our waiter Wes while attentive was working many tables with only one other server.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 22 April 2021

Thank you. We look forward to serving you again and providing you with a one of kind experience!

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mspriss
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff & great food!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 22 April 2021

We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Brio Italian Grille. Come dine with us again soon.

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vipShare
Atlanta
143 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food and service were okay.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 7 April 2021

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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KateG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good quality food. The chicken is always delicious. Lobster ravioli fantastic. Great service.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 7 April 2021

We love to hear how much you enjoyed dining with us at Brio Italian Grille. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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vipKatethegreat
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Excellent grilled salmon salad! Waiter was a little stretched. Too many tables to try and keep up.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 7 April 2021

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and apologize the service was not up to par. We hope to serve you again to provide a much better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Wes was amazing. We will be back !

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 5 April 2021

Thank you for sharing such complimentary feedback about Wes. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipJNTenor
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food
Great service
Great atmosphere

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 5 April 2021

Thanks for that glowing review. We are happy to hear you had a great time with us. Come back to see us again soon!

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vipChadW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Chicken was very dry.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 29 March 2021

We apologize the meal did not meet your expectations. Our guests' feedback is highly valuable to us as we utilize it for improvement in our guests' experience. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eggplant and shrimp start was bomb 💣

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 29 March 2021

One of our favorite apps! We're glad you enjoy it and hope you'll visit us again soon.

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Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana is rated 4.4 stars by 810 OpenTable diners.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.brioitalian.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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