BRIO Tuscan Grille, a BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group (BBRG) concept, will open a location at the newly expanded wing of Dolphin Mall in Miami, Florida on Sept. 17. The restaurant, the 14th BRIO Tuscan Grille in Florida, will provide a “taste of Tuscany” to Miami-Dade’s largest retail shopping center. BRIO at Dolphin Mall is located at 11401 NW 12th Street, Miami, FL 33172.
BRIO (meaning “lively” or “full of life”) is a “polished casual” restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. It brings the pleasure of the Tuscan country villa to the American city. The subtitle, “Tuscan Grille,” is descriptive of the menu that features grilled and oven-roasted steaks, chops, seafood, made-to-order pastas, flatbreads and entrée salads, similar to what one would find in a ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO also offers an ample dessert menu, and full wine and cocktail list. BRIO’s motto is fashioned after the Tuscan philosophy of “to eat well, is to live well.”
By opening the restaurant in Miami, BRIO is creating 150 part- and full-time jobs, including prep/line cooks, wait staff, dishwashers, hosts/hostesses and bartenders.
Just a few of the delicious menu items at BRIO at Dolphin Mall include Bruschetta Quattro, Tomato & Mozzarella Caprese, Bone-in Pork Porterhouse, Chicken “Under the Brick,” Grilled Lamb Chops, Gorgonzola-Crusted Filet, Lasagna Bolognese Al Forno, Veal Milanese, Grilled Salmon Fresca, Shrimp & Lobster Fettuccine, Pasta Alla Vodka, Beef Carpaccio, Chicken Limone, Tiramisu and Torta Di Cioccolata.
Additional offerings at BRIO at Dolphin Mall include the Bellini Brunch, available Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. featuring over-the-top omelets, Benedicts with a kick and Stuffed French Toast; and the Happy Hour bar menu, offering delicious small plates starting at $3.95, which will feature standouts such as Beef Carpaccio, BRIO Burger and Black Pepper Shrimp. The bar plates menu, available in the bar only, is available Monday–Friday from 3:30–6:30 p.m. and Monday–Thursday from 9 p.m. until closing. Guests will also enjoy $5 Martini Wednesdays during select hours in the bar only for various specialty and classic martinis. On $5 Wine Thursdays, guests will enjoy select white and red wines. The restaurant will also offer a light menu, special children’s menu, family-style pans-to-go for off-site catered special events and business occasions, and online ordering.
The beautiful new 7,500 square-foot Miami restaurant offers indoor seating for 226 guests, and al fresco dining for up to 89 on two Italian-style terraces. A private dining area accommodates groups for up to 40 guests.
BRIO’s villa-like interior features details such as antique, hardwood cypress flooring; arched colonnades, hand-crafted Italian mosaics, antique doors, hand-crafted walls covered in an antique Venetian plaster, Arabescato marble-imported from Italy, and sizable wrought-iron chandeliers.
BRIO at Dolphin Mall is open seven days a week: Sunday from 10:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Monday–Thursday from 11 a.m.–10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Reservations and call-ahead seating will be accepted and walk-ins welcomed. For reservations, please call (305) 629-8991 or for more information visit www.brioitalian.com.
“We are delighted to have opened a second location in Miami-Dade after receiving amazing community support from our location at The Falls,” said BBRG President & Chief Operating Officer Brian O’Malley. “We feel that BRIO will be an excellent restaurant choice for those visiting the mall, local residents and local businesses.”
Currently, there are 62 BRIO Tuscan Grille restaurants, including the new restaurant at Dolphin Mall, located nationwide. For additional information, please visit www.brioitalian.com.
About BRIO at Dolphin Mall:
BRIO is conveniently located at 11401 NW 12th Street, Miami, FL 33172 inside of Dolphin Mall. The restaurant has indoor seating for 226 guests (including a private dining space seating 40) and al fresco dining for 89 on its outdoor terraces. For more information, visit www.brioitalian.com or call (305) 629-8991.
About BRIO Tuscan Grille:
BRIO (meaning “lively” or “full of life”) is a “polished casual” restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, “Tuscan Grille” is descriptive in the menu that features oven-roasted steaks, chops, and seafood, similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO’s philosophy is “to eat well, is to live well”; which is why it only uses the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of the Tuscan country villa to the American city. BRIO is part of Columbus-based BRAVO|BRIO Restaurant Group (BBRG). Founded in 1992, BBRG currently operates more than 100 restaurants including BRAVO! Cucina Italian, BRIO Tuscan Grille, and Bon Vie Bistro. Please visit the website for BRIO locations at www.brioitalian.com and follow the restaurant on Twitter (@brioitalian) and Facebook (facebook.com/brioitalian).