Brio Tuscan Grille opens first Ohio site in 8 years at Liberty Town Center!

November 30th, 2015 by Amanda with no comments

The first Brio Tuscan Grille opened in Ohio (in more than eight years) is now Open in the NEW Liberty Center Development in Liberty Township.

Outside - Brio

The Liberty Center location has two patios for outdoor dining. The south patio facing Gibson Street and the main Liberty Center entrance along Liberty Way has lounge seating and gas fire pits. The north patio overlooks one of Liberty Center’s fountain areas.

There are also two bars located in the north and south end of the restaurant.

Inside Bar - Front Entrance - Brio

Additionally, the restaurant’s north wall has a garage door-style opening that lifts for warm-weather days but closes when it’s cold.  This is something that I have been seeing in the newer restaurants!  I LOVE that outdoor “al fresco” feel!

Outside Bar - Brio

Inside of Brio’s main entrance is also a seven-seat pizza counter where customers can pick a stool on a first-come, first-serve basis and get a close-up view of the kitchen and pizza oven.

Pizza Oven - Brio

This is a great date night idea with your kiddo’s!  They get the kids involved in helping make their own pizza dough and they can watch what is going on in the kitchen from the pizza counter!

Ambiance Brio

The ambiance of the restaurant is breath taking.  Very tall high ceilings draped with beautiful scarves and massive chandlers and lights!  You don’t feel cramped in a restaurant that can hold almost 400 people.  Lots of great seating and lots of space.

Now onto the FOOD!!!

I of course, started off with a Peach Bellini!!

Peach Bellini - Brio

I was able to try all of their appetizers and ALL the desserts and an entree. Everything is made from scratch!

Appetizers Brio

As far as appetizers, we tried the Crispy Tuscan Tots, Beef Carpaccio, Margherita Flatbread, Housemade Chips and Balsamic Onion Dip, Sausage and Pepperoni Flatbread, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad,  Brio Burger, Black Pepper Shrimp and the Roasted Garlic, Spinach Artichoke Dip.

Group Favorite Appetizer - Black Pepper Shrimp - Brio

The group favorites were the- Crispy Tuscan TotsAn “Italian Twist” on a classic- Fried golden brown, bacon, Mozzarella, creamy potatoes, paired with Sriracha mayo. & Black Pepper Shrimp  – Romano crusted eggplant, spicy black pepper cream sauce .

Wedge Salad - Brio

Before my entree I enjoyed the above pictured – Bistecca Insalata – Lettuce wedge, Gorgonzola, bacon, tomatoes, creamy Parmesan dressing

Main Entree Surf & Turf - Brio

For my main entree, I ordered what our wonderful waiter suggested,  the Surf (Filet) and Turf (Crab Cake) with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. Everything was cooked to perfection the crab cake was delicious and the steak melted in your mouth!

Main Entree - Shrimp - Brio

One of the other bloggers at the table ordered Shrimp Mediterranean – Spicy grilled jumbo shrimp, orzo, farro, broccoli, asparagus, grape tomatoes, spinach, Feta, cilantro pesto vinaigrette.  She said it was AMAZING!  I had to snap a picture it looked SO Delicious!  

Now on to Dessert!  Oh MY!!!

Desserts - Brio

 My favorites:

Cheesecake - Brio

BRIO Cheesecake – Caramelized sugar, anglaise sauce, fresh strawberry

Apple Pie - Brio

BRIO Apple Pie Crisp – Warm apples baked in the center of a folded pie crust, vanilla bean gelato, with a caramel drizzle

YUM Hot Lava Cake - Brio

Torta di Cioccolata  – Warm chocolate center, vanilla bean gelato, anglaise sauce, chocolate drizzle

Service was fantastic!  We had a fabulous time learning from the Head Chef and tasting all his creations!

After a day of shopping or a girls night out make sure to check out their happy hour. You can get discounted prices on appetizer and drinks from 3:30-6:30 Monday- Friday AND appetizers only from 9 pm to close!

Happy Hour Menu

Valet Service Available: You can pull up to the side of the restaurant and use the valet service which will also come in handy on these cold winter nights.

The same company owns both Brio and Bravo restaurant concepts! Bravo’s menu offers traditional Italian and pasta favorites with a flair while Brio also serves pasta as well as steak, seafood and chops.  Check out my other review of Bravo.

Where:

Brio Liberty Center 

7600 Gibson Street (at the crossroads of Liberty Way, Ohio 129 and Interstate 75)