BRIO Tuscan Grille Opens Second Location in Houston

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BRIO Tuscan Grille will open its second Houston location on April 7 at CITYCENTRE.

BRIO Tuscan Grille, a BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group (BBRG) concept known for its Tuscan-style menu, will open its second Houston location on April 7 at CITYCENTRE. The eatery made its Houston debut in The Woodlands in 2004.

“We’re thrilled to become part of the dining landscape of CityCentre,” says Jay Ellis, District Partner for BRIO. “This unique development has a lot to offer, and we look forward to bringing the pleasures of the Tuscan country villa to the local community. Our goal is to provide the Memorial community with a lively, quality dining experience.”

Known for its selection of wood-grilled and oven-roasted steaks, chops, fresh fish and made-to-order pastas, BRIO (meaning “lively” or “full of life”) is a casual, white-tablecloth restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The 9,000-square-foot restaurant, created by RSA Architecture, will feature a Tuscan-style design reminiscent of an Italian villa. Interior features will include: hardwood Cypress flooring; arched colonnades; hand-crafted Italian mosaics; sizable wrought-iron chandeliers; and Arabescato marble-imported from Italy. BRIO will also feature three ample terraces overlooking CITYCENTRE walkways and two private dining areas for groups up to 35.

In addition to an extensive lunch and dinner menu, BRIO will also offer Brunch, available Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and the $2.95 Tuscan Tasters bar menu, featuring standouts such as Shrimptini (Shrimp cocktail), Beef Carpaccio, mini BRIO Bistecca burgers and several flatbreads and bruschettas available in the bar Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m and 9 p.m. to close.

BRIO will be located at 12808 Queensbury Lane, and open seven days a week Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Executive Chef Mike Pawlowski and General Manager Ralph Matthews will head the management team.

For additional information to make a reservation or book a private event, please call (713) 973-9610or visit: http://www.brioitalian.com.

BRIO is part of Columbus-based BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group (BBRG). Founded in 1992, BBRG currently operates more than 80 restaurants including BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, BRIO Tuscan Grille and Bon Vie Bistro. Check the website for BRIO locations at http://www.bbrg.com

Contact: Katherine Orellana
Studio Communications
713.524.2800    

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