Brio Tuscan Grille

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I'm pretty sure this is a large chain--we went to the Gulfstream Village location--but it was nice to visit an Italian restaurant to spark our own imaginations for new & different pasta variations.


What we had:

I had the Pasta Brio- rigatoni with grilled chicken and seared mushrooms in a roasted red pepper sauce. This was a nice dish, with moist chicken and a great sauce.

My DH had the Pasta Alla Vodka- delicate handmade pasta filled with ricotta with crispy pancetta, garlic and basil in a tomato Parmesan cream sauce. This was a great dish, with soft pillowy cheesy purses, nice bacon smoke and a great light sauce. The only gripe was that there wasn't more.

The table bread is nice and fresh.

We also had some sort of chocolate cake with caramel dessert shot, which was pretty great.

Apple cider martini- cinnamon spiced apple cider with spiced captain Morgans rum and brandy. It wasn't horrible...at first. Then, the drink warmed up and all I tasted was alcohol. My DH assured me I was crazy, and the drink was just fine.

Trivento Reserve pinot noir from Argentina. My DH really enjoyed his glass of wine; I thought it smelled like nasty vinegar.


D├ęcor:

Obnoxiously Tuscan.


Service:

Great. Our waiter was very personable and gracious.


Overall impressions:

Not bad for an Italian chain & the price was great ($50).


Rating:

3.75 out of 5 salamanders





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