Sunday, April 24, 2011

Brio Review and Giveaway

Italian food is my absolute favorite. Having a plate of pasta with the slighest bit of chew topped with a luscious blend of cheeses, and a thick hearty marinara is my idea of heaven! I love how Italian food is so much about experimentation with spices and flavors too.



Brio Tuscan Grille is an Italian restaurant in select locations around the United States. The restaurant brings the pleasures of the Tuscan country villa to the American city. The food is always fresh, delicious, and comforting. Find a location near you here. If you're in the mood for a nice glass of wine and some appetizers, Brio has a $2.95 bar menu for appetizers featured only in the restaurant's bar during weekday hours. The times may vary by restaurant though.

I've had the delicious pleasure of dining at Brio several times over the past year. My favorite dishes at Brio are the margherita flatbread and the ravioli caprese. Both dishes were just divine! The flatbread was not too soft and not too hard, but just right. The mozzarella cheese was fresh and bursting with flavor. The tomatoes were also very ripe and juicy too. The basil garnish was the finishing touch to a delicious meal. The ravioli caprese was heavenly. All of the flavors combined were out of this world and the ravioli was warm, comforting and delicious. I couldn't ask for a better dining experience at Brio! Every time I've dined there, the waitstaff is always attentive and very friendly. I will keep coming back to Brio time and time again!

Brio would be awesome for a Mother's day lunch or brunch because they have a special menu for Mom's day!

GIVEAWAY RULES:
1. I will be picking ONE (1) winner for this contest. One winner will win a $50 gift card to Brio, plus a $10 bonus gift card valid June 27 through September 25, 2011.

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Winner will be chosen on May 1st, 2011 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
One entry per day.
Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
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237 comments:

  1. Eggplant Parmesean is my favorite!
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  8. I like spaghetti and meatballs.

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  11. My face Italian dish is lasagna

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  14. A hearty lasagna is my favorite Italian meal!
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  18. I like you on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
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  19. I like Brio Italian on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
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  21. I love lasagna.

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  22. I love Chicken Parmesan
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  24. follow you twitter as mbm218
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  26. My favorite Italian meal is Spaghetti w/meat sauce (marinara). Easiest dish out there, but I never get enough. :o)

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  31. thank you for this yummy giveaway! there are TWO Brios within an easy driving distance from me! yay! my favorite italian meal would have to be a nice eggplant parmesan!

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  32. i follow via gfc

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  37. i follow brio on twitter @ntiveheart

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  39. My favorite Italian meal is ravioli. Yum! jenalber@hotmail.com

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  42. I follow Brio on Twitter (@jenalber). jenalber@hotmail.com

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  43. Toasted Ravioli appetizer and Chicken Parmesean for an entre. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

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  48. I love fettuccine alfredo.

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  49. Lasagna is my favorite Italian meal.

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  54. I follow BrioItalian on Twitter as suebaby05

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  55. I "Like" Brio Tuscan Grille on FB

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  56. My favorite Italian meal is lasagna.
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  57. my absolute favorite is pizza, but I love a lot of Italian dishes

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  60. My favorite is fettuccine Alfredo.

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  61. My favorite Italian meal is Chicken Marsala! :)

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  62. I really enjoy good fettuccini alfredo.

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  63. I love lasanga.

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  64. I like Lasagna
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  71. My favorite italian meal is ravioli!

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  72. Favorite italian meal is baked ziti.

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  76. Following @BrioItalian on twitter.
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  77. Like Brio Tuscan Grille on FB.
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  82. Eggplant Parmigiana is my favorite!
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  85. My favorite Italian meal is veggie lasagna. Yum!

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  101. Cheese ravioli with marinara sauce is the best!

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  105. Chicken Marsala is my favorite.
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  114. Chicken alfredo is my favorite!

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  117. I like egglant or chicken parmesan

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  121. I definitely love lasagna the most - and some good italian bread with olive oil dipping bowl!
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  127. I'd have to go with gnocchi with meat sauce as my favorite Italian dish. Thanks for the chance to enter!

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  135. I'm a facebook friend: Geoff K

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  136. I'm following Brio on twitter: @guettel78

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  137. I like Brio on facebook: Geoff K

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  138. Chicken Parmesan.

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  139. I am an email subscriber.

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  142. I like Brio on FB as Lyndsey Rullman.

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  144. chicken parm is my fav - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  145. My favorite is Lasagna.
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  148. I love Spicy Romano Chicken Pasta. I make it at least once a week.

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  149. Osso Bucco since I can never make the damn thing. LOL

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  156. Lasagna is my fave meal.
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  158. my favorite is lasagna



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  159. My favorite is fettucine alfredo.

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  162. I love lasagna

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  168. My favorite italian meal is fettucini alfredo.

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  170. my fave italian meal is seafood pasta
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  176. Lasagna or Mushroom penne
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