COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Amazing Italian fare and drinks. Interactive and fun. Premium ingredients woven into classic Italian favorites. BRAVO! Cucina Italiana is evolving and is inviting guests to experience a new menu. From 14 new entrées and an updated drink selection to a modern menu design, BRAVO! has created a whole new look of fun, approachable Italian dining.
After completely revamping its menu, BRAVO! now presents 14 new entrées with a culinary-forward "attitude" — it's all about fresh, chef-inspired ingredients. With many low-calorie alternatives and gluten-free items, the menu's healthy yet "delizioso" choices cater to guests' desires for spectacular Italian food and to request customized entrées. The progressive wine menu offers a delightful selection of whites, reds and bubblies, with suggestions for best pairings.
Lunch can now be completely customizable (with a wide variety of choices), thanks to the new menu's Lunch Combos, allowing guests to pair a soup or salad with a pasta or flatbread, while enjoying portion control.
Playfully creative, the bar menu features cool cocktails, wines, local craft beers, Bar Bites small plates, as well as Bar Bite Bundles, from which guests can pick two or three of BRAVO!'s mouthwatering small plates and share. BRAVO!'s Tuesday Trio* (any Bar Bite + two drinks), Shake Up Wednesdays (martinis)* and Uncork It Thursdays* (select wines) are special treats with great value.
BRAVO!'s new menu design, featuring BRAVO!'s signature yellow, black and white colors, is cutting-edge, simple and easy to read, and includes a few witty phrases to boot.
"In the spirit of true Italian dining, we have touched every area of our menu to encourage guests to dine, drink and smile while sharing a meal with their friends, family, co-workers, etc.," said BRAVO! Culinary Director & Chef Brian Harvey. "By adding a creative twist to classic Italian comfort food with new ingredients, new plate presentations and fresh pastas, we have enhanced the overall guest experience."
BRAVO! is pleased to present the following new menu items:
- Braised Meatballs with Creamy Polenta
- Ricotta + Ciabatta (Subject to availability)
- Eggplant + Zucchini Fritti
- Antipasti Salad
- Pizza BRAVO!
- Tomato Basil Linguine
- Linguine Carbonara
- Baked Rigatoni Bolognese (Subject to availability)
- Baked Chicken Parmesan
- Shrimp Scampi Pasta
- Shrimp & Clam Arrabiatta
- Grilled Chicken with Sun Dried Tomato Goat Cheese
- Citrus Marinated Chicken (Subject to availability)
- Grilled Lamb Chops
- Braised Pork Marsala (Subject to availability)
- BRAVO! Ribeye
Happy Hour Plates (available in bar area only)
- Crispy Fingerling Potatoes
- Eggplant & Zucchini Fritti
- Meatballs with Housemade Ricotta
- Cookie Butter Blondie
BRAVO!'s lunch and dinner menus include grilled steaks, chops, and made-to-order pizzas, pastas and house specialties, similar to what is served in an authentic "ristorante" in Italy. BRAVO! also offers a BRAVO! For Weekend Brunch! on Saturdays and Sundays until 3 p.m., an ample dessert menu, full wine list and cocktail book, coffees and coffee drinks, special children's menu, family-style pans-to-go for off-site catered special events, and online ordering.
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*Where legally available.
About BRAVO! Cucina Italiana
BRAVO! Cucina Italiana is a "polished casual" restaurant offering classic Italian food amongst the shadows of Roman ruins. The subtitle "Cucina Italiana" means Italian kitchen, in which all cooking is done in full view of the guest, creating the energy of a live theater. BRAVO's popular entrees include grilled steaks, chops, and fresh seafood, as well as flatbreads, pizzas and salads, similar to what one would find in an authentic "ristorante" in Italy. BRAVO! is part of Columbus-based BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group. Founded in 1992, BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group currently operates more than 100 restaurants in 33 states including BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, BRIO Tuscan Grille and Bon Vie Bistro. Please visit BravoItalian.com for a list of locations, and to follow the restaurant on Twitter (@bravo_italian) and Facebook (facebook.com/bravoitalian).
About BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group, Inc.
BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: 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. For more information, visit www.bbrg.com.
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