Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Brio Tuscan Grille

20 Paseo Dr. (Rockville Pike) Send to Phone
240-221-2691
A diverse Italian menu that introduces patrons to takes on Tuscan cooking.

Cuisine
Open
Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Features

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Brio Tuscan Grille Restaurant Review

: Brio’s setting speaks clearly of its Italian roots, with plenty of open windows and a sunny interior; a patio upfront welcomes visitors. The Tuscan-inspired menu showcases such dinner dishes as the chicken grilled under a brick served with mashed potatoes or Gorgonzola-crusted beef medallions. But everyday options include assorted pastas, like the signature rigatoni with grilled chicken and a red pepper sauce. If you drop in for lunch or brunch, the kitchen whips up entrée salads, meat- or pasta-based entrées, and appealing sandwiches. The bacon and Fontina burger is accented with tomato jam and gets a side of crunchy fries. As expected, brunch focuses on various egg presentations, from a Tuscan or Sicilian omelet to ham and biscuit Benedict. Note that the Sicilian version is plumped up with smoked ham, bacon and sausages. At any meal, plan to start off with one of the flatbreads; consider the house special, a combo of four different bruschetta toppings. Desserts may come to the table on a tray arrangement, and the chocolate mousse, topped with whipped cream and cookie crumbles, makes a fine ending. The restaurant offers diverse menus, including gluten-free and a children’s listing. Not surprisingly, most of the wines are Italian imports.



AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS

Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.