Brio Tuscan Grille Opens Two Maryland Locations This Week

BRIO Tuscan Grille, a BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: BBRG) concept, opened its second Washington Metropolitan Area restaurant Wednesday in Rockville, across from the White

“We believe the Rockville market is the perfect community to continue to grow the BRIO brand in the Washington Metro Area,” said Saed Mohseni, chief executive officer and president, BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group, Inc. “We look forward to offering guests a unique dining experience, providing Tuscan inspired cuisine, hospitable and professional service and a warm and inviting ambiance.”

Another BRIO opened its doors today, March 2, in downtown Baltimore on Pratt and Calvert streets. The restaurant is the first BRIO Tuscan Grille to hit the Baltimore market. A location in Annapolis opened in 2009.

“We are excited to be entering the Baltimore market in an area of downtown that continues to grow with retail, entertainment and restaurant options,” said BRIO Director of Marketing Nicole Roope. “We’re confident that our new BRIO location will become the go-to dining choice for downtown workers and residents, weekend diners from the surrounding communities and visitors to Baltimore.”

BRIO (meaning “lively” or “full of life”) is an upscale affordable restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, “Tuscan Grille” is descriptive in the menu that features wood-grilled and oven-roasted steaks, chops and seafood, similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. Please visit the website for BRIO locations at and follow the restaurant on Twitter ( and Facebook (

Parent company, Columbus-Ohio-based BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBRG) owns 95 restaurants in 30 states. Currently, there are 47 BRIO Tuscan Grille restaurants nationwide. BBRG is a leading owner and operator of two distinct Italian restaurant brands, BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille. BBRG has positioned its brands as multifaceted culinary destinations that deliver the ambiance, design elements and food quality reminiscent of fine dining restaurants at a value typically offered by casual dining establishments, a combination known as the upscale affordable dining segment. Each of BBRG’s brands provides its guests with a fine dining experience and value by serving affordable cuisine prepared using fresh flavorful ingredients and authentic Italian cooking methods, combined with attentive service in an attractive, lively atmosphere. BBRG strives to be the best Italian restaurant company in America and is focused on providing its guests an excellent dining experience through consistency of execution.