Noise Level: Moderate - loud
Food Quality: 2 1/2 Stars
Service: 2 Stars
Decor: 3 Stars
Overall Rating: 2 1/2 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = Poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Ambiance - Upscale, rustic, Italian country
Martini's and other specility cocktails are often served using pre-mixed batches..
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy good food Italian food with upscale, rustic country Italian ambiance
Not Recommended For: Diners who enjoy red sauce Italian restaurants serving huge portions.
Recommended dishes: When available, The Lombata D’Agnello, Roasted domestic loin of lamb with fresh herb crust, served in its natural juices, The Galletto al Mattone -Pan-roasted free-ranch cornish hen; and The Costata di Manzo 20oz. Grilled bone-in prime rib-eye steak with homemade shoestring fried potatoes .
Liquor: Full bar service with good selection of low end reasonably priced Italian wines and specialty cocktails.
Brioso Ristorante is a popular fine dining Italian restaurant with rustic, yet upscale Italian country ambiance and a full service bar.
The restaurant is family owned and operated by the Dimaggio brother's; Raffaele , Pietro, and Calogero.
Brioso Ristorante, is located in a free standing, two story building. The restaurant occupies the 1st floor. There are three dining rooms plus the bar area with high-top tables. The two main dining rooms are attractively done up with stone and earth tone stucco walls, and large tiled flooring. The two dining areas are separated by a high partitioned stone wall with embedded wine racks. The third dining area, off to the left as you enter, is very large and is used mostly for banquets and private parties
Brioso Ristorante offers a menu o0ffering many of the popular traditional Italian dishes, with some creative daily specials. Home made pasta and gluten free options are available.
For lovers of branzino, Brioso Ristorante is just one of three western Monmouth county restaurants that will serve bronzino cooked complete with the bone, head, and tail to preserve it's true flavor and moisture, and filleted just before serviing.
The wait staff is friendly and attentive--- though low on energy, and depending on the server can, sometimes be inconsistent.
Brioso Ristorante offers full bar service with a large attractive bar. They offer a wine list of low end, reasonably priced wines, most are Italian wines with just a few choices of USA - California wines.
Caution is advised when ordering a martini or a specialty cocktail --- make sure to request that it not be prepared from a pre-mixed batch.
On site complimentary parking is available. While convenient without out having to walk to your car, the service is slow and there can be a fifteen minute or more wait on busy weekend evenings.
Brioso is open seven days/week: for lunch and dinner.
(updated June, 2018)
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