Family Night At BRIO Tuscan Grille

We were invited by Duree & Company to try dishes from our local BRIO Tuscan Grille.

Although we received a complimentary dinner by the restaurant to try their raviolis, all opinions and thoughts are our own.

A family night out typically includes a few drinks and dinner at one of the restaurants from The Shops at Pembroke Gardens.

And this week, we were invited to an Italian restaurant from The Shops.

BRIO Tuscan Grille is a restaurant that features your classic Italian dishes, with fresh ingredients. The setting of the restaurant reminded us of a hotel resort. It’s relaxing, but you can hear the sounds of forks and plates being placed on tables. Jeff described the sound as being at a dinner.

Celebrating Ravioli Day
To celebrate Ravioli Day this month, BRIO will be offering 50% off its ravioli plates starting Sunday, March 20th through Wednesday, March 23rd.

There are three ravioli dishes featured during this special available at BRIO:

1. Ravioli Di Bello: This dish comes with a mouth-watering Portobello ravioli. It is plated with crimini mushrooms, grape tomatoes, Parmesan and thyme in a champagne brown butter sauce.

BRIO is offering the lunch portion specially priced at $6.75 (normally priced at $13.50), and the dinner portion for $7.98 (normally priced at $15.95). This dish pairs nicely with a glass of Conundrum 25th Anniversary Red Blend, priced at $11.95 per glass.

2. Lobster and Shrimp Ravioli: Normally offered only at dinner, this dish is being featured at lunch during the celebration at the reduced price of $9.75.

For dinner, the special price is $9.98 (regularly $19.95). This delicious dish is served with spicy black pepper cream, spinach and grape tomatoes.

BRIO recommends pairing this dish with the 25th Anniversary Conundrum White Blend (Napa Valley, California), priced at $11.95 per glass. The wine balances the spicy finish of the black pepper cream sauce.

3. Ravioli Alla Vodka: This dish includes five-cheese ravioli with pancetta, garlic, basil and a rich tomato cream sauce for $8.95.

We tried the first two: Ravioli Di Bello and Lobster and Shrimp Ravoli. 

Jeff and I really liked the Ravioli Di Bello. This dish is lightly seasoned, which gives it a soft taste.

You don’t want to skip on the spinach and grape tomatoes. They not only garnish your plate, but the combination of everything gives it a lot of flavor. 

Unfortunately, Jeff is allergic to shellfish and couldn’t try the Lobster and Shrimp Ravioli, but it was delicious.

The black pepper cream sauce gives the ravioli a nice kick. Be sure to have the right beverage in hand to help balance the taste.

Plan A Date Night
If you’re looking to visit your local BRIO Tuscan Grille, be sure to plan ahead. There are a couple of options for seating arrangements, along with two private party areas.

Personally, I like the front patio. It’s a lot quieter and more intimate for couples.

But I’ll let you decide:

Also, there’s a Bunny Brunch the day before the ravioli specials begin. Stop by Saturday morning!

21 Comments

  1. jillconyers

    I'll be on a plane to Florida for spring break on Easter Sunday so no brunch for me this year. I'm not missing out because we go to Brio often. It's one of few restaurants my whole family loves.

  2. Veronica Pototska

    The dishes they served look so delicious, I also like the small patio. Outside is where I usually prefer to have my table.

  3. Tanya @ Moms Small Victories

    We have a Brio near us and I keep trying to get my Superhubby to go. I LOVE lobster ravioli and portobella ravioli so not sure which I'd choose. Thanks for sharing, I hope our Brio has the ravioli special next week!

  4. Heather

    This looks like so much fun! I love gourmet ravioli and don't get it enough! I am going to have to look and see if this restaurant is close to me, it looks awesome!

  5. Laura  - Eye Candy Creative Studio

    I love Brio – they have the best food. We have one here in the middle of an outdoor shopping mall and it is always soooo busy!

  6. Koninika Patel

    I really enjoy the Brio experience, especially their brunch options but also their ambience. I love how you promote the food and the restaurant in the same post!

  7. Tough Cookie Mommy

    I love that they have such a variety of ravioli dishes. I'm a huge fan of pasta dishes and have always loved ravioli. It sounds like the perfect place to spend date night with Hubby.

  8. Eileen Kelly

    I love ravioli and this restaurant looks like it has amazing pasta dishes! I wish I could transport myself there tomorrow and have a lovely dinner.

  9. Stacey D

    I have never heard of this restaurant. I will have to see if there is one near me. Those raviolis look delicious!

  10. amotherworld

    Oh. My. Goodness. These ravioli dishes look amazing. I'm gluten free and haven't had ravioli in three years… I am now DROOLING!

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