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“Wonderful food, excellent service”
Review of BRIO Tuscan Grille

BRIO Tuscan Grille
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Ranked #8 of 358 Restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 9 - US$ 24
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The best grilled entrees and delicious Italian dishes are waiting for you at the BRIO Tuscan Grille Christiana Mall. Experience the flavors of Italy without leaving the country. Bringing the pleasures of the Italian country villa to Christiana Mall, 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. Join us at BRIO Tuscan Grille, the best Italian restaurant near you!
Newark, Delaware
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, excellent service”
Reviewed 10 July 2011

We have visited this Brio on several occasions and are on their email list. We headed over at 5:30 on a Saturday night -- it was busy but there were a few open tables and no wait. The decor inside makes you forget that you just came from a huge parking lot and you're next to a mall. An extremely high ceiling with plenty of decorative plants, lighting, and fabric makes it a pleasure just to sit for a while. The restaurant is very open and was busy but never seemed loud.
Our waitress was excellent -- upbeat and very attentive including to our four year old daughter. After taking our order, she came back with dough for her to shape into a pizza. When she was ready, our waitress took her over to the kitchen where one of the chefs put sauce and cheese on the pizza and put it in the oven. Our waitress brought it back to us when it was finished and we all had a taste -- it was pretty good.
The pizza was not nearly as good as our meals. They had a nice selection of kids meals and I didn't mind that they don't include dessert. First, it makes it easier to hold it out there as a reward. Second, they have a great selection of small desserts (like many restaurants now), and it allows kids to pick one of those, if they want.
We had the Chicken Milanese and the Beef Medallions with Shrimp Scampi. The portions were just large enough to fill us but not huge family style portions that some casual Italian places provide. The chicken was perfectly cooked with a crispy breading while leaving the chicken juicy. The beef came out as ordered, medium, and the shrimp and sauce that was served on top was well seasoned but didn't overpower the beef. The side of pasta with the chicken would have been undersauced for our taste but our waitress had already recommended getting some sauce on the side (which she brought with our meal). The orzo with vegetables that came with the beef had a nice selection of grilled vegetables and the orzo was a welcome change from rice.
Our waitress was great. She was always upbeat and made sure we had everything we needed. She was quick with recommendations and was intuitive with her suggestions. I was lucky enough, through the email club, to have the beef as a complimentary entree for my birthday. Our waitress added on of the small desserts on the house. The meal would have been a touch more than we usually spend, but the food and the service were well worth it. We've been there before and we'll definitely be back.

  • Visited July 2011
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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“Excellent Italian food for a family meal”
Reviewed 3 July 2011

We went here for lunch on our first visit to Christiana Mall. This large restaurant has a very nice atmosphere and decor, including an open-style kitchen so you can see your food being prepared. The staff were very friendly and the food choice was good. A nice touch for the kids was being able to make their own dough ball shapes!

  • Visited May 2011
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Excellent (albeit a little overpriced) food and service”
Reviewed 22 February 2011

Brio is the best of Cheesecake Factory, meets Olive Garden, meet Ruth Chris. A beautiful restaurant with white linens and fine service. My friends son said it felt like we were in a big tent palace - and that is a pretty good description.

We had Brunch service on Sunday - excellent crepes, crab and shrimp with little potatoes. The other folks had pasta with spicy chicken. Everyone complimented the chef and the service was fantastic. We also had a really good ice tea (passion fruit or something like that). The food was prepared to perfection and brought out with a flair.

My only reservation was the price. This restaurant (in a non-mall) setting probably wouldn't be able to get the 20-25 dollar for entrees, however, in the absence of anything upscale in this area, Brio is able to command the price (with a matching level of service).

The views are limited, as you are in the mall parking lot, but the restaurant has its own very nice Italian garden feel. Parking not a problem and they do have very nice outdoor areas (but it was 25 degrees so we sat inside.)

They did an excellent job with our younger guest, a special meal, cup and the right size portion without spices, etc. And a youth meal price, not something you find in most upscale restaurants in the area.

  • Visited February 2011
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