Enjoy final days of BRIO Tuscan Grille's "A Variety of Flavors" menu

Cucumber Basil Gimlett
BRIO Tuscan Grille in Lombard has become one of my favorite restaurants. I've made a couple visits there in recent months and I love the atmosphere, the friendly service and the phenomenon food. The current special menu is the "A Variety of Flavors" menu and it has some nice choices of appetizers, three entrees (including two that are seafood dishes - perfect for Lent), a dessert and wine options.

Although I didn't have it this time, their Lobster Bisque is fantastic and a must on your visit. It's available daily. Each visit starts with a basket of warm bread - and a crispy herbed flatbread that is irresistible. 

There's a nice selection of wines and cocktails. This time hubby had a Cucumber Basil Gimlett and I had a delicious white peach sangria. We sampled both of the appetizers on the special menu - the Calamari Britto Misto. In the past I have not been a fan of calamari, but this appetizer changed my mind. It was crispy outside and melt-in-your mouth good inside, seven with some nice dipping sauces. We also tried the spicy shrimp and eggplant appetizer. I love eggplant at the combination of the two in this savory sauce were perfect.

We tried both the Perone Beer-Battered Fish & Chips and Braised Beef Pappardelle. The fish was perfection - so succulent and the crispy batter was a winner. The pappardelle was also tasty - such a nice combination of vegetables, including one of my faves - the crimini mushrooms.

The desserts are always so tempting! We each had the perfectly-sized portion of Butterscotch Budino, which includes yet another favorite of mine - Marcona almonds.

The menu runs through Saturday, so be sure to get in and try out some of the items while you can.

One other nice feature of the Lombard location is a cozy nook with a fireplace to relax while you wait to be seated.


About BRIO Lombard – Chicago
BRIO Lombard is located at 330 Yorktown Center, Chicago, IL 60148, off Highland Avenue on the West side of Yorktown Mall near Von Maur. BRIO offers lunch and dinner, as well as a special children’s menu; brunch is offered Saturday and Sunday until 3 p.m. The restaurant is open Sunday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday–Thursday 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m. For more information, visit www.brioitalian.com. For reservations, please call (630) 424-1515.               

About BRIO Tuscan GrilleBRIO (meaning “lively” or “full of life”) is a “polished casual” restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, “Tuscan Grille” is descriptive in the menu that features oven-roasted steaks, chops and seafood, similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO’s philosophy is “to eat well, is to live well;” which is why it only uses the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of the Tuscan country villa to the American city. BRIO is part of Columbus-based BRAVO|BRIO Restaurant Group (BBRG). Founded in 1992, BBRG currently operates more than 100 restaurants including BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, BRIO Tuscan Grille and Bon Vie Bistro. Please visit the website for BRIO locations at www.brioitalian.com and follow the restaurant on Twitter (@brioitalian) and Facebook (facebook.com/brioitalian)