BRIO Tuscan Grille - Plantation - Broward Mall

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BRIO (meaning "lively" or "full of life") is a "polished casual" restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, "Tuscan Grille" is descriptive for a menu that features oven-roasted steaks, chops, and seafood; similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO's philosophy of "to eat well, is to live well" is why they only use the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of a Tuscan country villa to the American city. To learn more, go to www.BrioItalian.com.
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Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had to wait almost 20 minutes to be seated, super disorganized. Food took hours to be ready (35 minutes waiting for a cup of soup!). The main course was dry and bland.

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Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

We have eaten at Brio’s in different cities for over 20 years. We ate at this location back in November and enjoyed it very much. They no longer offer the wedge salad we’ve always enjoyed. My husband ordered the pasta carbonara and our waiter advised against it. He said the recipe had changed and there was “no sauce.” My husband ordered something else. I had the pan seared salmon with sautéed spinach and fingerling potatoes. Both the salmon and potatoes were dry and tasteless. There are plenty of other options in Plantation; we won’t be back to Brio.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Waiter was amazing.

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SC
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I held my daughters Baby Shower in Brio in Boca Raton.
There was quite a difference between the two.
Our waitress had a very large party and was so occupied with them we sat without anything at all for over 6 minutes.
Finally the person who seated us came, explained the situation and took out drink order. My husband received his Coke, I never received my Peach Sangria that I ordered until another waiter came over approximately close to a 12 min wait.

The waitresses assigned tables should have been reduced again due to the fact she had a very large party and they kept her extremely busy.

When our meals did arrive we were not asked if I needed grated cheese for my pasta dish.
Nor dud anyone check back on our beverages.
Very disappointing. It was not the waitresses fault but whomever did the table assignments.
I would not go back there for dinner

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S
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service et repas excellents.
On était chanceux, car notre emplacement pas trop bruyant.
Pas le cas près du bar, ou s'il y a un gros groupe au milieu de la place, ce qui nous est déjà arrivé en 2 autres visites. La fois que nous étions près du bar, on a demandé d'être déplacés, car on ne s'entendait pas parler.
Les serveurs, très aimables, nous ont bien accomodés.

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D
New England
51 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived and quickly seated outside. Our server was attentive. We both had the lunch special--caesar salad and chicken pesto flatbread. Delish!!!

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r
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was wonderful very pleasant staff we enjoyed the food
We shared and they separated the food perfectly. They played it beautifully as well.

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TE
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite dishes was changed with the new menu. Pasta Pesto was a light dish with sundries tomatoes and spinach, a light pesto sauce and thin spaghetti. It s now made with thick spaghetti/linguini with gobs of pesto over chunks of chicken. Please bring back original recipe.

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B
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Upon arrival we were seated immediately. Our server was extremely pleasant & attentive. My husband enjoyed his pasta bolognese. My rosemary chicken was crispy and had both white & dark meat. It was a tad salty for me but mostly I enjoyed it. Our friends enjoyed their chicken & shrimp dishes. We had a leisurely dinner & were never rushed even though the restaurant was very busy. Nice evening.

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MH
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Service was fantastic, the food was fabulous, the decor was pleasant.

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RB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Et greatly appréciante good and service we will têt again

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LC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Miss the Pork Chops!!! Surprised they were taken off the menu!

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SM
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love Brio but the new menu is't amasing, ipeefered the old menu

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m
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good and the service was excellent. Liked the old menu better, there were more choices. Was surprised to pay full price for a salad. On the old menu a salad was $4.25 when you ordered a entree.

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R
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We have found since the restaurant chain was bought out, portions have been cut dramatically..... enough to find the value diminishing. The Caesar salad was very chintzy and barely had any cheese. The server while nice did not pour the wine and did not realize one of the salads was not delivered. The salmon was okay but the spinach looked “old”. Visual appearance of the plate is important. It seems as if the chefs just don’t care any longer. Anyway, we were disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always good. The main course is a bit skimpy, but they usually give a lot of vegetables and extras to compensate. The ambience is lovely. The restaurant is extremely clean. I like seeing the kitchen visible. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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MI
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

the food was good but the service not too much

service was slow
we ask many time for bread and water

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SG
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

Service poor and passa vêt notre good. It’s better at your house. Don’t go there but Brio at Gulfstream it’s 100% better!

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CG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We have been going to that Brio since it opened a few years ago, but recently the quality of the food, atmosphere & service has declined. This past visit was the straw the broke the camels back. The food was atrocious, the service mediocre and the atmosphere & ambiance has definitely tanked. According to our server, apparently recently Brio has changed owners. Well, all I can say to that is the new management certainly has made a change, and not one for the good. We will not be back.

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Just took our son and his girlfriend to dinner before they headed back to school.

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good, everybody enjoy their diner. Service wasn’t fast enough as we had kids with us but we understand it was New Year’s Day. Don’t know why your menu has changed, we missed your scallopine and risotto.

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BS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

the standard of service is falling at this place. used to be have very attentive and good wait staff but on our last visit, we ordered a bottle of wine, and as is common practice when having ordered a bottle of wine (and used to be done even at this restaurant), the server shows the guest the label of the bottle before opening/uncorking it, and gives a small pour after opening the bottle for the guest to say whether the wine from this bottle is fine. However, this time the server just did not care, she opened the bottle and filled up the glasses and walked away. similarly, my wife had requested some crushed red peppers when ordering food, and reminded the wait staff twice thereafter, who promised to get it every time, but it never came. it was really a care a damn attitude, as a result the restaurant has lost a regular patron.

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RT
Miami
56 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The menu has been changed and I find the selections not as tasty as the previous menu. The bread is still very good.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great but service was a little slow, we had to ask for silverware even after our appetizer came out and we weren’t given small plates to share

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Last New Years we had the most amazing experience so we decided to go again this year. Unfortunately our favorite items were no longer on the menu...short ribs and wedge salad. The menu seemed quite limited. I don’t think anything we ordered would be considered outstanding which was disappointing. Hopefully you will consider added some other items to the menu or I am afraid we won’t return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

La qualité n'est plus ce qu'elle était moins de. Noix et moins bon nous avons tous été déçu

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BD
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

i was a regular customer,but since my last visit,last december,what a desappointement,a dish of pate,with seafood or there was two small piece of lobster pasta with eggs,and what about the portion wich was minimal no flavor and a price foaming the $30.00,i asked the waitress to bring us a bread and small croutons,after 3 attemps and 40 minutes later the basket arrived,it was two late too bad because i enjoyed your restaurant a lot,for me it was the las time
thank you
sincerly bernar deschamps

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Booked the table for 7:30 arrived 15 min early he’d to wait for 20 min. Waiter started out ok but then everything started to take forever. When we were served our main course, mine, the shrimp capri, looked like it had been sitting under the lights for a while and some of the shrimp had that iodine taste to them. We were going to order desert and coffee but it took so long for the waiter to come by again we just got the check and left.

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MM
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Hello,

I visited your Brio in Plantation, FL on 12/30 at 7:00pm. I was looking forward to a “pre NYE” meal, as we can’t always afford a more expensive meal. The experience left a lot to be desired. The food took a very long time to arrive and wasn’t worth the wait. Since my last time here, the caprese salad has shrunk in size. They ruined the mushroom ravioli by serving it “cacio y pepe” style, which apparently means that instead of a delicious sauce, it’s served dry with a bit of melted butter and so much black pepper that you can’t taste anything else. The Chicken Milanese was average. I don’t think we’ll be back in the foreseeable future.

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JC
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My party of 5 was disappointed in the menu change. We all preferred the menu by the previous owners.

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O
Miami
290 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Miss the lemon chicken which is no longer on the menu. Lunch specials are pared down but loved the shrimp and salmon. Service is just wonderful

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MS
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Been loyal customers for years. Loved the old menu with many favorite dishes and friendly staff. The staff is still great but new ownership changed the menu and it is disappointing with poor choices and the items we chose were not good at all. Hope they bring back some old favorites so we can resume going several times a month. The phrase "if it isn't broken, don't fix it" applies here. We know many of the staff and they deserve better before other patrons discover the changes.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

First could not find reservation even though through open table. Took a long time to get seated. Food arrived late and cold. Manager said he was providing a discount and it never happened

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Was very unhappy with the change in the menu. Took away the healthy items. In addition our server was terrible and rude

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AH
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our Christmas Eve dinner. It was delicious, well served and we enjoyed our time.

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d
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The check in process was very poorly run.

We had reservations @5:30 we came at 5:20, and were told they would seat us in 15 minutes. Only half of the tables in the restuarant were occupied at that time. We were told to sit in the bar area. Nobody came to get us. We had to ask twice to be seated even though there were plenty of open tables. Did not get seated until 5:50.

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CC
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Was our go to local place, especially since it is a BYO. I'm also a reward member. We were seated near the cook station and could see this entire process I will describe unfold. I ordered the Tomato Bisque soup and my husband a Caesar salad. Both took forever to come and as we watched the Caesar salad ready and the soup not, it appeared that the expediter was not fully in control of the line cooks or the ordering process. When they did arrive the soup was tepid, not not, with a ring around the inner edge of the cup indicating that it had been sitting under a heat lamp, the Caesar salad was not cold. We also noticed both have gone up in price.
Chicken Lemon, which was our favorite was been removed from the menu. It’s replacement - Lemon & Rosemary Roasted Chicken is a scant 1/2 piece of chicken with lemon wedges and a few potatoes which did not sound appealing and should be embarrassing to serve. We chose the Polo Caprese Tender (grilled chicken with vine-ripened tomatoes, the freshest basil, fresh Mozzarella, capellini pomodoro, pesto vinaigrette) It was awful, the only good point was the chicken was tender. There was maybe 2 or 3 very small clumps of Mozzarella, no basil and the pesto vinagrette had no taste. I took about 3 bites and pushed it away - my husband ate it because he was hungry.
The service was OK, seemed like the 'C' team was working.
I’m assuming this is a typical example of corporate making decision based on cost to remove the most popular chicken dish on the menu. But the management on staff the night we visited was sub-par.
Planning of buying a $100 gift card, we decided not to and will not be returning anytime soon to dine.

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HB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food wasn’t hot and had to send it back. The potatoes were not cooked properly. They were too hard.

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JF
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and location, excellent wait staff, central location.

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JK
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New updated menu
Better quality ingredients, great presentation!
Fabulous service!
Highly recommend you revisit this restaurant!

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