A Marlboro, NJ Dining Review
Willow Pointe Shopping Center
184 Us Highway 9
Note: Four star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Food is well prepared using fresh ingredients
Service is inconsistent and has fallen off in recent years.
They do not accept reservations
Noise Level: Moderate - High
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy well prepared Italian food without heavy sauces
Not Recommended For: Diners who may prefer simpler food in a more family oriented, friendly setting.
Recommended dishes: When available, The Branzino cooked bone -in and filleted before serving, The Pork Osso Buco; and The Vitello Brioso Veal with fresh sage, peas & prosciutto;
Brioso Trattoria is one of two Brioso restaurants in Marlboro owned and operated by the Dimaggio brother's; Raffaele , Pietro, and Calogero. The other and newer of the two restaurants, Brioso Ristorante, is located five minutes south on Route 9.
Located in a strip mall, Brioso Trattoria is a BYOB and the more casual of the two
The interior consists of three dining areas, attractively done up in a rustic, yet elegant decor, Walls are earth tone stucco with stone trimmings, and dark earth tone tiled floors. Tables are set with linens and candles.
Starting with their bread which is high end quality baked in Brooklyn, then continues on to the entrees which are well prepared with fresh ingredients, light on sauces, and attractively presented.
The kitchen and the excellent food they prepare is the bright spot and the reason to come to Brioso restaurant.
While the Kitchen continues to be very efficient and consistent in prompt filling of orders, in recent years the wait staff and the service they provide has fallen off.
The wait staff is knowledgeable and experienced --- though low on energy , and attentiveness. Depending on the lead waiter attending to you table, the level of service and their attentiveness, friendliness, and attention to detail can be noticeably inconsistent. Often times, you may have to repeatedly remind the lead waiter to bring an ice bucket for white wine, light the candle, or to receive your check and finalize payment.
Brioso Trattoria is child friendly.
Brioso restaurant does not accept reservations
Brioso is open seven days/week: Monday - Thursday: for lunch from 12 PM - 3 PM, for dinner from 4 PM - 10PM.
Friday & Saturday: for lunch from 12 PM - 3 PM, and Dinner from 4 PM - 11 PM
Sunday from 1 PM - 9 PM
(update May, 2015)
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