Bria | Bistro Italiano

8128 TN-100, Nashville
(615) 646-8274

Recent Reviews

Kim Smith

This was our first time eating at Bria and it was amazing! I was smelling something wonderful from the kitchen and was pleasantly surprised that amazing meal was mine! I may have a hard time trying anything other than the Saltimbocca with chicken! My husband’s lasagna was delicious as well!

Stephanie Burger Bailey

New chef, great atmosphere and food was delicious

R.A. D.

Ordered from them and had dinner delivered for my friends b'day yesterday. They are AWESOME. Everything Was fresh and beyond. Definitely be a return customer.

Patricia Smith

This was an absolutely incredible Italian food experience. Having been to Italy 5 times I have a pretty good feel for authentic Italian food. The sauces were off the charts, service impeccable and salmon done perfectly. Salad with homemade vinaigrette was yummy. If you want incredible Italian food, I’d give this place 6 stars!!!

AnneMarie T.

Lovely Italian dinner! I had a light soup & salad, my son had the kid's spaghetti. Staff was great, offering lots of suggestions & wine selections. Food arrived sooner than expected & a everything tasted great (I loved the white bean & sausage soup! Spicy but just enough.) *Tuesday nights are kids night - discounts.

Slam T.

We are trying to support local restaurants during this crisis and places an order through Yelp/Grubhub. When I picked up the order it was $9 more than what I ordered. They told me when we ordered we tried to"get around" to paying for the add on which wasn't an option on the online ordering.I understand these are stressful times but This was accusatory and insulting. We won't be back.

Leanne Blankenship Scott

Great Italian food- love to come here!!! We usually go for half price wine night!

Jo T.

Angela at the bar, Chef Jesse and Paige are amazing! Haven't been here in a while and so glad I came back.

Durward Blanks

When we arrived there were only a couple of other tables occupied.

Lissa Shearer

I sincerely hope this long time local establishment will turn things around. Unfortunately, our Valentine experiences was terrible. We made reservations several days ago for a party of 6 ( knowing it was going to be a busy evening). Our reservation was not on the list, but we were fortunately seated promptly. However, 30 minutes later had to ask for a waiter. Choosing from the limited menu was difficult. Our waiter, who was disgusted with the establishment and working his last day, told us that two of the four entrees on the LIMITED menu were sold out, as were one of the bottles of wine that we wanted to order. Take in mind that this was at 7pm, and not all tables were full. The waiter completely agreed with our frustration and embarrassed that his reputation was at stake due to the neglect of this establishment. Unfortunately, we left without placing an order. Two other couples were leaving for the same reasons. I can only hope that Bria can turn things around because this experience was very disappointing. Not even deserving of 1 star.

cr nunn

My wife and I reserved a table for Valentines Day dinner. We were seated promptly and informed that the menu was different for Valentines Day -with the limited selection of entrees (5 or 6) all priced higher then many items on the regular menu. There had been no notification given (at the time of the reservation or prior to seating) that the menu would be changed and more expensive. Perhaps it was on their website. Fair enough. Not a huge problem. We then sat down and waited nearly 45 minutes before being asked if we had been contacted by a server. The server (Brianna) apologized and said she hadn't realized we didn't have a server. Ok. Water glasses not filled. Whatever. We ordered an appetizer and our entrees. A lot more waiting. Had a nice conversation with our table neighbors about the apparent changes in the quality of the restaurant staff and management. Another apology from Brianna (server) about the long delay in getting our food. She finally brought us our entrees. I pointed out that we had ordered appetizers. She apologized and said she wouldn't charge us for the missing/forgotten appetizers. Hm - should we be grateful that we are not being charged for food we ordered but never received? The entrees were delicious. Didn't help. Worst service I've had in a restaurant in many years. Just horrendous. Valentines dinner ruined. Will never go back. I recommend avoiding this place until they figure out how to treat customers. Too bad since the food (what portion we actually received) was good.


Went in to place a takeout order and understandably they were busy on Valentine’s Day. Waited in line to speak to a hostess to ask if they were doing carry out and was directed to the bar. Went to ask the bartender and he was EXTREMELY RUDE about telling me no. Wasted time waiting for a no. Won’t go back.

Nicholas Jenkins

My best friend came into town for the weekend and we ate here on Valentine’s night. We came in and the lady (name starts with a W I think) said there was only seating at the bar for the whole evening, which we were willing to wait for. A few moments later, she told us that she could get us a table, which she did. They were very open about the fact that it was a busy evening because of the holiday and things might take a little longer, which we were okay with. We both ordered a glass of wine and arancini to start. The arancini was delicious and rich, and the wine was very smooth. We both ordered the ravioli from the select Valentines menu. They came back and told me they were out of the ravioli and could only serve one, but offered me another entree at 30% off. I had swordfish for the first time, and it was cooked perfectly. The broccoli rabe and white beans complimented it perfectly. For dessert, we had the gelato which was great and came in 3 flavors. The lemon cookie gelato was my favorite. Even with as busy as they were, the food did not take very long at all and our waiter was very attentive. The lady from the beginning came back to check on us as well. I will be returning.

Lissa Bryant Shearer

I have never been so disappointed in a restaurant, and Valentines Day at that! Our reservations were at 6:30 and we were seated quickly. That was the only positive! By 7, we were waited on by a server who was just as disgusted as we were. He was embarrassed by the establishment and actually told us that he was too good of a server to work there! We placed our order only to find out that TWO OF THE ENTREES ON THE LIMITED MENU were sold 7! AND ONE WAS PASTA! What Italian restaurant RUNS OUT OF PASTA? Simply no excuse, Bria. No excuse whatsoever. Since you opened, we have supported you. You obviously don’t support your patrons.

Marc K.

My wife and I had dinner here on Valentines day, which was on a Friday night. We had been here once before about 8 months ago and enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We made a reservation well in advance for six-thirty and arrived promptly. The hostess seemed overwhelmed. There were about five couples waiting, and the restaurant was already quite full. It took about 15 minutes for the hostess to even speak to us, and it was past seven o'clock before we were seated. It did not seem as if the reservation was taken into account at all. Once seated, the service was very slow. It appeared they were short on wait staff. We understand that this happens, but this should have been a known high volume night and steps taken to avoid this. The person who finally waited on us was very apologetic for the delays. The menu was fixed with five entrees, several appetizers and desserts. We ordered a ravioli dish and swordfish. We were informed that the ravioli had sold out an hour before. We found this very odd, as this is an Italian restaurant, and this was the only Italian entree on the menu. Again, high customer volume, but this should have been anticipated. So I ordered Filet Mignon. It was again a very long wait for the food to come out. My filet was actually quite good and came with two prawns, asparagus and potatoes, also good. My wife's swordfish was tasteless - I've had better frozen from Trader Joe's, and the accompanying broccoli and beans had a rather odd flavor. The waiter was actually very good (again, apologetic, and aware of the apparent overall chaos) and compensated us for the bad meal. Even so, this was not a great experience for a highly anticipated fun evening out. Not sure we'll be back.

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