I did a little research and it was looking like Brio actually makes their own pasta, which actually makes it worth me ordering pasta. If the restaurant is dropping some dehydrated noodles into boiling water, that's not worth me spending the better part of my evening in the john. Since we were able to stack these $20 coupons, we spared no expense and ordered cocktails, appetizers, dinner and dessert. The boys had calamari, and ginger and I had the spinach-artichoke dip. It wasn't earth shattering, but it was tasty. The parmesan crisps they served alongside for dipping were actually the best part. My raspberry mojito was pleasantly boozy, speckled with freshly muddled mint and fresh berries.
this. But, I except lasagna to have a certain construction. This came plated in a way that felt too individual. In other words, I think it was assembled in the dish, then maybe baked for 10 minutes. I didn't pick up the richness in their bolognese and it sure didn't seem like this "slice" had spent an hour in the oven, letting all of its flavors mingle.
We really enjoyed Brio, but I'm not sure we'd break our necks to go back when paying full price. The service was top notch, even though our server was about as wet-behind-the-ears as our 3 months old son. When you consider that one serving of their lasagna bolognese, with tax and tip, would run you over $20 - it's just as easy and much more enjoyable to drop that $20 on some good meat and tomatoes and labor over making your own at home.
4 out of 5 sporks!