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BRIO Tuscan Grille - Rockville, Maryland

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BRIO Tuscan Grille - Rockville, Maryland
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The Bottom Line

BRIO Tuscan Grille, located in Rockville, Maryland, near White Flint Mall, serves authentic, northern Italian cuisine in an upscale and spacious setting. The menu includes a wide variety of dishes at affordable prices. The bar and lounge are decorated with comfortable seating and makes a nice gathering place.

Pros

  • nice variety of dishes, creative menu
  • elegant and spacious decor
  • reasonable prices
  • extensive wine list
  • complementary valet parking provided

Cons

  • As required by Montgomery County, the calories are printed on the menu. Not too many low-cal items.

Description

  • Address: at 20 Paseo Drive, Rockville, MD 20852 (off of Executive Blvd)
  • Phone: (240) 221-2691
  • Hours: Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday & Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Reservations and call-ahead seating are accepted; walk-ins are always welcome.

Guide Review - BRIO Tuscan Grille - Rockville, Maryland

The menu at BRIO Tuscan Grille features grilled and oven-roasted steaks, chops, seafood, made-to-order pastas, flatbreads and entrée salads. Notable menu items include the Bruschetta Quattro, Bistecca Insalata, Tuscan-Grilled Pork Chops, Chicken “Under the Brick,” Gorgonzola-crusted Filet, Lasagna Bolognese Al Forno, Gorgonzola-crusted Lamb Chops, Grilled Salmon Salad, Pasta BRIO, Pasta Alla Vodka, BRIO Crab Cakes, Tiramisu and Torta Di Cioccolata. I dined here for lunch and got to taste many starters. My favorites were the Spicy Shrimp and Eggplant, Brio's Bruschetta Quattro (sampling of four) and the Beef Carpaccio. For the main course, I really enjoyed the Crab & Shrimp Crepes (off of the brunch menu). BRIO offers individual samplings of dessert which make a perfect ending to a hardy meal. I really enjoyed the Tiramisu.

The 8,800-square-foot restaurant features antique, hardwood Cypress flooring, arched colonnades, hand-crafted Italian mosaics, antique doors, hand-crafted walls adorned with Venetian plaster, Arabescato marble-imported from Italy and sizable wrought-iron chandeliers. The lounge features leather armchairs, comfortable couches and a fireplace. There is indoor seating for 180 guests, a private dining room that seats up to 25 guests, a bar with 30 seats and al fresco dining for up to 48 on the Italian-style terrace.

Parent company, Columbus-Ohio-based BBRG owns 94 restaurants in 30 states. Currently, there are 45 BRIO Tuscan Grille restaurants located nationwide. BRIO has locations in Tysons Corner, Annapolis and Baltimore.

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Reviewed March 2012 - Prices are subject to change

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