On a whim, I picked up one of my chickens early from school in order to try something new. We ended up in a Tuscan Grille not far from home.

Brio inside

 We started with Fried Calamari, too lazy to order anything more exotic. This Calamari Fritto Misto was a little different though-it was fried to a crisp golden brown and served with two sauces. One white, one red. Not sure which one of the sauces was the best as there were both delicious.

Fried Calamari
Fried Calamari

I was in the mood for crab cakes so we ordered the Crab & Shrimp Cakes. Lump crab and Gulf shrimp, roasted vegetables, and served with a creamy horseradish sauce. The crab cakes were exquisite. The roasted vegetables a little dull. Good and healthy veggies but the taste was just blah.

Crab & Shrimp Cakes
Crab & Shrimp Cakes

I am not a fan of chicken breast but my own chicken ordered the Mezza Chicken Under The Brick. It was served with mashed potatoes, vegetables and mushroom Marsala sauce. The potatoes and sauce eaten together with the chicken was divine. Again, the veggies were unexciting.

Mezza Chicken Under The Brick.
Mezza Chicken Under The Brick

It was dessert time and we chose the Crème Brulee. No way to go wrong here: it was blissful.

Crème Brulee
Crème Brulee

Desserts

BRIO

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outside

Was this a brilliant example of authentic Tuscan food in Miami? Of course not. For that, you have to go to Tuscany.

Was it a fun place to be and eat? Yes indeed. The service was great, the food was good and the atmosphere was very pleasant.

We are visiting Brio Tuscan Grille again. Soon.

BRIO – The Falls

8888 SW 136th Street

Miami, Fl 33176

(305) 234-0012

http://www.brioitalian.com

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