Let's face it. Kendall is not known as the dining Mecca of Miami. This is why most people who live in the west side end up having to fill that gas tank up, put the pedal to the metal and head east for some good eats.
However, things have been looking up lately. There's a new Italian kid in the neighborhood that is causing quite a stir. Many of you may be familiar with the restaurant, since there are a few already in South Florida, but this baby is the first one in Miami-Dade. Say hello to BRIO Tuscan Grille, located at 8888 SW 136th Street, in The Falls Shopping Center. What does BRIO stand for, you ask? Well, I'll tell you. BRIO stands for vivacious and lively, and the name fits the bill. Having been open a little less than a month, it's quickly becoming the go-to place for delicious food and great cocktails.
When you think of a restaurant in a shopping center, you may think, "OK, I have a new place to stop in for a bite when I'm doing the shopping thing." BRIO is so much more! I had never eaten at one of their restaurants, but when I stepped into BRIO at The Falls, I was very impressed. Imagine enjoying authentic Northern Italian cuisine in a picturesque Tuscan villa with a hint of Miami flair. It is very spacious, offering indoor seating and al fresco dining in an Italian-style terrace complete with an outdoor fireplace. The ambiance exudes subtle elegance with a comfortable feel, featuring large wrought-iron chandeliers, arched colonnades and hand-crafted Italian mosaics.
|With Executive Chef Rojelio Fernandez|
|Cheers from Manager Michael McClung|
|Spicy Shrimp & Eggplant|
|White Peach Sangria and Sangria Rosa|
|BRIO's Bruschetta Quattro|
|Chef Fernandez and his famous|
Pasta Alla Vodka
|I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into this baby|