Our Company

BRAVO BRIO Restaurant Group (BBRG) owns and operates 107 high-volume, full service restaurants in 33 states. Our primary growth vehicles are the BRAVO! Cucina Italiana (BRAVO!) and BRIO Tuscan Grille (BRIO). Both concepts are high-energy casual upscale affordable restaurants that offer Italian dishes prepared using authentic Italian cooking methods. Our goal is to be the best Italian restaurant company in America. Our number one focus is the Guest Experience. Consistently high quality food, superior service, good value and a unique atmosphere all contribute to our Guests' satisfaction. We differentiate ourselves by offering classically prepared food items from original regional Italian recipes using the highest quality, freshest ingredients. At BBRG, significant time and resources are spent in the development and implementation of our team members so that we deliver superior service to each guest, at each meal, each and every day. We have positioned our restaurants between fine and casual dining establishments. Therefore, both the BRAVO! and BRIO concepts appeal to a broad base of consumers with quality focused menus featuring a variety of dishes. All restaurants in both concepts offer lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

Our Concepts - BRAVO! Cucina Italiana

BRAVO! Cucina Italiana is a full-service, casual, upscale affordable restaurant serving classic Italian food in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. The subtitle "Cucina Italiana", meaning Italian Kitchen, is appropriate in that all cooking is done in full view of guests, creating the energy of live theater. BBRG owns and operates 47 BRAVO! restaurants in 21 states. BRAVO! offers a wide variety of pizza and pasta dishes, steaks, chops and fresh seafood, emphasizing fresh, made-to-order high-quality food that delivers an excellent value to guests. BRAVO! also offers creative seasonal specials, an extensive wine list, BRAVO! To-Go and event catering.

Our Concepts - BRIO Tuscan Grille

BRIO Tuscan Grille is a full-service, high-energy, upscale affordable restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian food in a Tuscan Villa atmosphere. BRIO means "lively" or "full of life" and draws its inspiration from the cherished Tuscan philosophy of "to eat well is to live well." BBRG owns and operates 59 Brio restaurants in 21 states. The cuisine at BRIO is simply prepared, using the finest and freshest ingredients, with an emphasis on steaks, chops, fresh seafood and made-to-order pastas. BRIO also offers creative seasonal specials, an extensive wine list, carryout and event catering.


BBRG (then called BDI) opened its first BRAVO! restaurant in Columbus, Ohio in 1992 by Rick and Chris Doody, in collaboration with Executive Chef Phil Yandolino. After growing to eight BRAVO! units in 1998, BDI was approached by a real estate developer to create an upscale Italian concept to be one of the centerpieces of Easton Town Center, a premier retail shopping center in Columbus, Ohio. And so the BRIO concept was born. BRIO was voted the Nation's Restaurant News "Hot New Concept" award in 2002, thus paving the way for further development.