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“Brio is good”

BRIO Cucina Italiana
Ranked #27 of 698 Restaurants in Irvine
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

This place is good. Nice atmosphere & good food. A bit pricey if you're looking for good food at a reasonable price.

Thank Terry K
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Situated in a shopping mall you might ask yourself what you're doing walking into an Italian restaurant in California. Put your mind at ease and enjoy great service and tasty lasagna, shrimp, chopped salad and other great menu items. The outside tables are the best. Order a double cocktail and be surprised at the low price. Now I know why this place was packed.

Thank Passeridae
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Tried something new at the Spectrum and felt like Italian so stopped by Brio. first impressions: noisy inside and as this was supposed to be a dinner for 2 (date night!) I was worried. We were quickly received by the staff and right on time with our reservation. They gave us the option of indoor or patio and were up front that indoor was a bit noisy. We opted for patio and while not an intimate setting it was quiet enough for nice table discussion. It is a very relaxed setting.

I was happy with the food variety. We started with the Bruschetta Sampler which was a nice spin on a traditional appetizer. Mushroom soup was excellent. Gorgonzola crusted beef medallions was very tender and flavorful. Wine selection was nice and had options for all budgets.

If you are looking for a more relaxed environment with good food I'd suggest you give this place a try. It isn't for everyone: traditionalists will always opt for the smaller, family owned shops which I also enjoy. If you can get past the less-family-more-volume feel I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the service and food.

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Thank PermaJetLag
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Love this restaurant. Great food. Happy hours are fun but need to get there early in order to find a chair. The outdoor patio is very nice to sit with friends. Prices are reasonable.

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Thank englandsd
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Very good choice for inside or outside eating. Very friendly team will welcome you , seat you and continue to make sure you and your group are very happy. The food is very good and the variety on the menu is satisfying...
easy to park and include a visit to the close by shopping center of Spectrum.

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Thank Uri H
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