More Than Just Another Link in a Chain
It’s easy to write off too many chain restaurant as (yawn) . . . ho-hum or boring. But, Brio, the hip Italian villa in Frontenac checks a lot of boxes for their foodie fan club.
For instance: There’s a spacious parking lot. Easy access. A large, cheery interior. Ample patio. A bonanza of authentic menu items. Exceptional service. And always appreciated—warm bread!
It’s worth mentioning, however, that Brio can be noisy at times. Not inside, mind you, but on the patio. The busy corner at Clayton Road and Lindbergh comes alive depending on the time of day and traffic density.
I grew up in a big city, so the sounds of the town make me feel at home. But if you’re sensitive to that sort of thing, you might want to eat indoors.
On the lunch menu, I was attracted to the half-portion entrée with soup or side salad. (Yes, can you believe it, that’s a half portion of lasagna in the photo above!) Unless you’re extremely hungry, you’ll want a take-home box to enjoy the remains.
Put this one on your list.
Brio Italian Grille. 1601 S. Lindbergh in Frontenac. (Also among their 34 locations in 15 states, is one on The Plaza in Kansas City.) Open: Everyday 11a-10p.