Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana

4.4
761 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Warm, relaxed Italian eatery serving Tuscan-inspired grill fare, wine & cocktails. The best grilled entrees and delicious Italian dishes are waiting for you at the Brio Italian Grille Christiana Mall. Experience the flavors of Italy without leaving the country. Bringing the pleasures of the Italian country villa to Newark, DE. Our chef-inspired Tuscan grilled specialties, seafood, pasta, desserts, and many other Italian recipes are sure to tempt your palate. Check out our menu and make your reservations today.

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4.4
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vipNicoleE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Waiter was very nice. Drinks took a half hour to arrive- we already had our food and then had to gulp them through the second half of our meal to leave- we ordered the drinks well before our food too so it was very delayed service. Manager checked in on us when we got our food and we said we had been waiting on drinks since we sat down about 20 minutes ago. She Didn’t offer any resolution or apology. Place needs a facelift and just looks a bit run down. If it wasn’t for the friendly waiter, food runners and kitchen manager we would be giving this 1 star based on the dining room manager, ambiance and complete delay on drinks

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Good Strawberry Salad and Rigatoni Bolognese. Service was not attentive.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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beachnut
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy our meals at Brio especially the Carpaccio appetizer.

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TerrellP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was so delicious. The service was also great as well.

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KellyDianne
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful! Angel our server was fabulous too ! We will definitely Be back !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were seated around 5:30pm. Our waitress was quick to place our drink orders and it came quick. We placed our food order and it came out at 5:40pm. The service and food were fantastic and I was very pleased with the service. For context, I was with one other person. We order the Chicken Limone and the Gorgonzola Crusted Beef Medallion (medium rare). It was a very pleasant dining experience!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 9 February 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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vipRedvette
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and service was outstanding!!

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vipTarySymz
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was excellent and the servers were friendly and professional. The restaurant manager made every effort to make us feel comfortable and welcome. Some of the pre-pandemic services like menus and bagging of leftovers were missed but we understand and appreciate the sacrifice for public health.

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vipDine42
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was very good and the waitress was outstanding.

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vipStephanieB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Service was average. We ordered a salad and as soon as we got it our hot food was delivered. The margarita pizza was burnt and only had a small piece that wasn't burnt. It will be awhile before we go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great, always a nice little fancy dinner!

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AnegelaG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

Food was great service not so much no menus wasn't told how to use the phone and wasn't really checked on it was my birthday and no nothing cake saying nothing

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BillL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. If you receive a coupon so much the better.

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srrausch
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

My wife's Chicken Marsala was inedible. Full of grizzle. My Shrimp and Lobster dish was tasteless.

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Mooqie
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service. High pricing for food

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Chris
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Seating was horrible a very rude hostess gave us a table right next to the front door when I advised I was uncomfortable due to the huge blast of cold air that came in when the door opened and also sitting in a high traffic area with people forced to walk past my table coming and going constantly in times of COVID. She gave me a look like I was crazy for saying something she then said to give her a minute went back to her stand up front then a young man very nice and polite came over and took us to our table all was good till a huge bug started crawling up the wall next to me I told the same rude hostess who apparently told my waiter something had spilled and he came out looking for a spill with a hand-full of paper towels I said no it’s the bug crawling up the wall he was shocked but cleaned it away and apologized I said ok I’ve been here a dozen times before and in the past always a good experience this must just be a fluke day I picked thru the dinner I paid $100.00 for not really eating because the bug crawling up the wall grossed me out. in the end I ask for a cup of coffee that was horrible I couldn’t even drink it must of been sitting for hours and was luke warm at best. I DONT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS PLACE BUT IS HAS HORRIBLY WENT DOWN HILL and I think this was my last time visiting this horrible but once great restaurant so disappointed in what this place has become

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 17 December 2020

We are very sorry about your experience and appreciate your feedback. Please send us your contact information as we'd like to have our divisional VP reach out to you directly.

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vipDanaM
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Really needs a good cleaning
Update alittle
It looks worn out

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 17 December 2020

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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vipElisabethG
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So appreciate outdoor dining options that are comfortable! George was an attentive waiter and the food was as yummy as always. Another win!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 25 November 2020

Thank you Elizabeth! We're glad you joined us on the patio and enjoyed your meal. We look forward to serving you again.

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vipJody
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Very nice visit with friends
Glad you have outside dining

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 11 November 2020

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipRickV
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Need to fine tune the timing between courses. We were only half way through our salads when our main course came out. One of my pet peeves.
Also I made reservations and requested a booth. When we arrived no booths were available. If I made reservations and requested a booth, one should have been reserved for us. I find it hard to believe everyone in a booth made reservations AND requested a booth.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 11 November 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very quiet and quaint. Excellent for daw night.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 4 November 2020

We appreciate you dining with us and are happy you had such a great experience. Come back soon!

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good pasta in blush sauce.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 29 October 2020

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
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ate with family

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 29 October 2020

Thanks for dining with us! We appreciate your visit and hope to welcome you back soon.

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karenW
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great experience! Terrific food - good service! Will be back !

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 11 November 2020

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

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Alexis
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience1

We arrived for our reservation at the bar but there was no room and we had to sit in the dining area. We always go for Happy Hour. There weren’t any happy hour menus only regular menus. They tried to sell us food from the regular menu and when we refused there was an attitude about asking about the happy hour menu. The other part that sucked was that since our order was not completely cooked my Caesar salad sat under the lights for awhile and when we finally got it - it was soggy.

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PhyllisC
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and food. A favorite place to meet friends

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 7 October 2020

Thank you Phyllis. We pride ourselves in providing excellent food & service to our guests and we're happy to see that reflected in your experience with us. We'll see you again soon.

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Coneguy
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Having been to Brio locations in Northern Virginia on many occasions, we were very familiar with the menu and decor. This one is no different, and we were very happy with the service and food. As the Northern Virginia locations have closed, we will certainly miss them!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 7 October 2020

Thank you for your continued support. We hope to serve you again soon.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to BRIOs for lunch yesterday. A nice young man named Eric took great care of us. He was always there for refills with our be obtrusive.

Food was great. Looked good and was very tasty.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 1 October 2020

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

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Jerseygirl
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Waitress was very good until order was placed then she seemed to disappear. Our appetizer arrived with no plates. Waited and finally flagged down another waiter who responded promptly.
Entree arrived by a runner. We literally just finished our appetizer. This is not a fast food place. Courses arriving on top of each other interfere with a relaxed dining experience.

Felt rushed! Again waitress should be watching how courses are handled.

Husbands drink needed refreshing. Again no waitress in sight. Again had to flag down another waiter. Frustrating!!!
We dined on a 2 offer night. 9/20. Mentioned this to waitress on arrival.

We were supposed to get a pasta dish as take home and $15 off of bill.
No discount applied. Had to call the next day and hopefully it will be handled.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 23 September 2020

We are so sorry to hear that we let you down. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us and will use your feedback for improvements in service.

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vipchrisl
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

22 bucks for a glass of chianti, bungling of the order, screaming child, excruciating wait times, sticky floor under table... slipping into the abyss this usually decent place is... #mail it in...

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 23 September 2020

We are very sorry about your experience. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for bringing these opportunities to improve to our attention. We will undoubtedly pass your feedback to the management team

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vipGregK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Quiet and a bit of a slow start to service but acknowledged and all good from there. Lasagna is always great here and we also had calamari and spaghetti bolognese which was all very good and served very hot. Nice dinner overall. Brio is a reliable choice. Miss the incentive to add a salad for a nominal price.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 23 September 2020

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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toni2177
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Great outdoor seating, nice menu.. great drinks. Attention from the server could have been better.. she was definitely off her game. All in all it is a great place to eat.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 16 September 2020

Thank you for dining with us. We're sorry our service was not up to the usual standards, but we hope to serve you again and do better next time.

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mclane57
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Olivia did a great job responding to our needs. She was very attentive and responsive. We love Brio! It was good to be back there this evening!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 10 September 2020

We are happy to receive such lovely feedback about Olivia. Thank you for dining with us. We hope you visit us again soon.

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vipSharon
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

Came to celebrate my birthday on 9/9 and was very disappointed. When I made the reservation, I specifically asked if they had their liquor license, because apparently with the changing of owners they weren’t offering alcoholic beverages for a period of time. So I told the manager, whom identified himself as such, that we were coming for happy hour and wanted to sit outside. He promised to note that, yet when we get there we are told that they weren’t doing happy hours until the following week. When I spoke to the manager, who was working that night, he said it was impossible that anyone told me they would be having happy hour. He refused to honor anything nor did he even try a little bit to make up for the miscommunication, definitely on their part mind you. It wasn’t about just the drink specials but we loved the appetizer specials they offered before as well. His entire blank stare and condescending tone was very disturbing! Brio USED to be one of my favorites but because of this experience and the attitude of this manager, I will not be returning!!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 7 October 2020

This is very disappointed to hear this and we'd like to get in touch with you.

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Reviewer
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiter was great. His spirit and customer service was awesome.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 10 September 2020

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great as always.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 10 September 2020

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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vipRickV
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

We were still working on our appetizer when our main course came out. This is a huge pet peeve of ours. My wife and I have worked in restaurants and unless someone specifically says they’re in a hurry, we assume they desire a relaxing experience. The restaurant wasn’t busy so it’s not like they needed our table. Brio should educate their wait staff to time delivery of the food better. A 5 or 10 minute pause between courses is perfect. It was just awkward because we had to rearrange our plates while still working on the app. The food was amazing as usual but this error by the waiter took away from our experience and our tip reflected it.

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 1 September 2020

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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vipTony
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were great

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 1 September 2020

Thank you Tony! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to serve you again soon.

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NYCLADY
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Out door seating was very nice food is excellent service excellent waiter very nice

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 10 September 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was good, from the food to the service!

Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana
Responded on 26 August 2020

Thank you! We appreciate you dining with us and sharing your experience. Come back soon.

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Brio Italian Grille - Newark - Christiana is rated 4.4 stars by 761 OpenTable diners.

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