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Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee

3.9
3.9
1506 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Brio Newport 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 Newport, our chef-inspired menu, chic atmosphere and world-class service will provide a dining experience like no other!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 431-0900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Bring your Brio favorites to your next event. Our catering menu offers large pans that you can bring to any occasion.<br />To plan your next event view our menu:<br />http://www.brioitalian.com/menus.html<br />

  • Private party facilities

    No matter what the occasion, BRIO's private and large dining rooms provide the perfect backdrop for all of your special events. Our packages offer a variety of high quality, made-to-order Italian specialties sure to please! Our staff will provide a memorable experience for you and your guests!

  • Private party contact

    Chet Castille: (855) 668-5034

  • Neighborhood

    Newport

  • Parking details

    Ample Parking Available

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Good for Groups

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Our waiter was friendly and gave as much attention as he could but they were very short staffed. It took about 20 minutes to get drinks. When they brought the wine they didn’t bring glasses because they didn’t have any clean. The water glasses they did bring were dirty (had lipstick on them and bugs floating in them). We ordered the pasta fra diavolo (no longer on the menu but they will still make it), the shrimp were still raw. I hadn’t been to Brio in about 5 years. I don’t see myself going back any time soon.
  2. CB

    ChaticeB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    First experience was not so great. I decided to give them another shot. The waiter ignored us, I mean completely ignored us. I will never go back again.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Listen to the reviews. If you are expecting great food, don’t go here. It was mediocre and over priced. I will say, the management and service were good and listened to us when we felt like the food wasn’t great, and worth the money we were paying. The flatbreads were good, but the pasta dishes left much to be desired. We also noticed that our food sat for a long time under the hot plate, it seems like they didn’t make the food in a timely manner.

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded 6 days agoWe 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

  4. l

    lindat

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Wait was too long in spite of having reservations.

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded 6 days agoWe 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.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Father’s Day
  6. LS

    LuvShaws

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    like the Sunday brunch goes until 3. Quiet and good service

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded 6 days agoThank you! We hope to serve you again soon.

  7. k

    karmadream

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We came to brio for their chef special, which was listed as lobster ravioli with black pepper cream sauce at half off. What I got was their usual Mushroom ravioli debello with a few pieces of lobster on top. Not at all like the advertisement but still good.

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded 6 days agoWe 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.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Helpful and attentive service. Very good meals. Course timing to table was perfect.

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded 6 days agoWe're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Brio Italian Grille. Come dine with us again soon.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    This was our first time. They were obviously short handed. The table cloth was dirty. The service was not good - we had to ask multiple times for water and bread. When we got the food, it was very bland abc I

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded 6 days agoWe 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.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday Celebration

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded 6 days agoThank you for celebrating with us at Brio Italian Grille! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you visit us again soon.

  11. E

    Emily

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! We will definitely be back!😊

    Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the LeveeResponded 6 days agoWe're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Brio Italian Grille. Come dine with us again soon.

  12. BD

    BarbaraD

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Nice wine list, and I like that you can choose the size of your wine pour. Server was nice, helpful and attentive. It is a little louder than I prefer, but everything else is top-notch. Will be back.
  13. R

    jacquelineR

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We met good friends for dinner that we haven't seen since 2020. It was a joyous reunion and we had great conversation and delicious food. All four of us enjoyed our appetizers, salads and meals. Our server was great as he let us take our time ordering and spaced our selections accordingly. Overall a memorable evening!!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service was ok, took till 7:45 to be seated for 7:30 reservations. The Server was not very attentive, I think he was wrapping up for the evening.
  15. P

    Paulo123

    Cincinnati

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    We have eaten at Brio many times and usually love it but unfortunately this time we were told they were out of the homemade crackers, sangrias and tiramisu. Our server was great but lack of our favorite options detracted from our experience.
  16. CR

    ClaudioR

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Added request in comments section of reservation was not taken in consideration. Hostess, who was not helpful at all, claimed those are not viewable. Then why add a comment or requests section? Because of that assigned place wasn’t comfortable at all to accommodate all guests. Never returning. Food underwhelming although waiter was excellent.
  17. AJ

    AdamJ

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seat on time. Waitress and food were great. Especially good Old Fashioned.
  18. S

    Shannon

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    It was my birthday. We waited over 45 minutes for appetizers. My dinner was completely wrong. They even "ran out" of the cocktail On their menu. Manager was kind but night was ruined
  19. TD

    TheresaD

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going to Brio. Normally we sit at the bar with no reservation, but we were celebrating and wanted to have a more intimate atmosphere.
  20. MF

    MikeF

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Went here for mother’s day and the dining room was overbooked and we weren’t seated until 45 mins after our reservation time. One seated, we didn’t have anyone come to our table for another 15 mins, and then another 15 mins until we got to order. No one ever took our drink order. Others around us seemed to be getting their food and drinks quickly, but our waitress only looked like she had 2 tables and would go missing for long periods of time. Had some elderly guests with us and it was tough for them as they were struggling not getting anything to eat or drink for so long. Was a really bad Mother’s Day experience and no one seemed to be taking charge at the restaurant or coming around to the tables to help out. We had a 6:30 reservation, and had to ditch getting desert because it was already 9pm and we had to get our kids home and to bed.
  21. GW

    GregoryW

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    40 minute wait for a 6:30 reservation. Food was lukewarm at best. Waiter proactively offered nothing. So disappointed as this use to be a favorite with consistent quality food and service.
  22. SM

    SusanM

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Was Mother's Day. We had a reservation but they were overbooked. That should not happen. We waited 45 minutes. Everyone did, with their hungry moms and grandmas. Not good. there folks there did their best. Service was good. Everyone was quite happy with their meals except me. Grilled pork chops should NOT have sauce. Lesson learned as they will do whatever you want to adjust.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Husband and son in law both ordered chicken Alfredo fettuccine and it came out looking like a kids portion. Very disappointed
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Wow just the worst service we have had in a long time. Food was not great. Table was not even bussed once. It was a circus. We just had to laugh and keep drinking.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    We waited 45 minutes from our reservation to be seated. No water served. Very loud. Service (person) was pleasant and professional under what seemed to be a very busy day. Three hour dealt and dinner with my 80 year old parents. Not the experience we were hoping for.
  26. D

    Dani

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Mother's Day is hard, I know but don't have the hosts seat a section that was unassigned to a server. Some tables got up and left but after we asked the host if someone was going to see us after sitting for 20 minutes with no one acknowledging us they finally got a manager to recognize an unmanned section. Unfortunately should have just kept it unseated since the servers couldn't keep up with the assigned tables. No refills, no checking how our food was etc
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Mother’s Day party of 9 -May8, 2022. Newport KY location When we first showed up there were SEVERAL people waiting outside and inside too! I knew something was wrong. People were upset and had been waiting a long time even with reservations. Our reservation was for 4:15 pm. They were just seating the 3:15pm reservation holders. We sat outside (luckily a beautiful day). We waited approximately 45 minutes to be seated. Our waitress was working her behind off. Service was slow, but understandably they were working as fast as they could. Overall, food was good. We weren’t in any hurry but service was not great.
  28. JK

    JulieK

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Food was ok..for the price I expected better quality. Lettuce on Salad was brown on the edges. Tasted out of the bag.. Lasagna was very good.. Not a good place to sit and enjoy the evening. Tables are very close & the noise level is extremely loud. Could barely hear the waiter..
  29. ES

    ESB1

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    They seem to have overbooked, as we had to wait about an hour even though we had a reservation and we arroved for it on time. The 91-year-old with us had to sit on a high stool in the bar to wait, which was a bit difficult for her to get on. It was better than no seat at all, but staff showed no special care to assisting us. However, once finally seated, our service and food were very good.
  30. F

    Ferguson

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    My family took me to Brio for Mother’s Day because they know how much I love it. But I was so disappointed in my experience. We had a reservation for 3:15… waited an hour to sit. I talked to the hostess and the manager 4 separate times about when we were going to be seated. It was unorganized and the hostess had no idea what she was doing. Finally after we were seated… didn’t have the drink I wanted and the service was slow. This was absolutely the worst experience I have ever had here and I felt so bad for my family having to wait an hour to be seated and a lot of money on such crappy service and treatment. I’m lucky I didn’t have plans after or they would have not been happening. Brio for the cost needs to run their business better and hire competent hostesses.
  31. C

    Coet

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    The food was good the waiter was assertive once seated. We waited an hour even with a reservation. No accommodations on the bill, free dessert, drink, coupon anything. The host stand sis not know what was going on or what to tell us. Food was good, drinks were good. Service not so good. Maybe they weren’t prepared for Mothers Day rush
  32. JW

    JoshuaW

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    It was Mother’s Day, so not surprising it was busy. We had RSVP for 2:30 pm but a table was not ready until 3:05 pm. There was no apology for the delay. I assume they way over booked and should have cut off accepting RSVPs if they could not handle the quantity of guests. Our server was likely very busy. We would not see him for long stretches of time. The food did come out quickly but the pasta, which is typically very good, was underwhelming.
  33. SC

    ScottC

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Accommodated us well during a hectic Mothers Day with short staff.
  34. B

    Beatrice

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    My Mother's Day experience was awful from beginning to end. Awful, awful, awful. Poor service, disorganized and inefficient. Food was average.
  35. AL

    AlyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Food was great, service took a while but it was busy so it was to be expected. Very noisy hard to hold a conversation.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    The food was awful and service was very slow.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Josh was tasked to wait on our entire party of 20, he remained poised and did a great job meeting the needs of our group.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation
  39. L

    Loves2eat

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    William is an excellent, attentive server. Excellent salmon and cheesecake.
  40. SF

    SamuelF

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Good food with good service, the ambiance was dated and dirty

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Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee is rated 3.9 stars by 1506 OpenTable diners.

Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Brio Italian Grille - Newport - Newport on the Levee

1 Levee Way Suite #1140 Newport, KY 41071

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Newport

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Ample Parking Available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (859) 431-0900

  • Catering

    Bring your Brio favorites to your next event. Our catering menu offers large pans that you can bring to any occasion.<br />To plan your next event view our menu:<br />http://www.brioitalian.com/menus.html<br />

  • Private party facilities

    No matter what the occasion, BRIO's private and large dining rooms provide the perfect backdrop for all of your special events. Our packages offer a variety of high quality, made-to-order Italian specialties sure to please! Our staff will provide a memorable experience for you and your guests!

  • Private party contact

    Chet Castille: (855) 668-5034

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