Monday, May 28, 2012

BRAVO! rolls out new summertime selections

Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time for BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, a BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group concept, to introduce a variety of new menu items, including a Special Summer Menu, New $3.95 Bar Bites Menu Additions and New $5 Weekday Drink Specials at its location in Dr. Phillips in the Dellagio Plaza.

Fresh New Menu Items for Summer 

BRAVO’s new menu, available now, includes two new made-to-order pastas: Grilled Vegetable Pasta (Eggplant, red peppers and onions tossed with spaghettini, mushrooms, marinara, Parmigiano-Reggiano and fresh basil); and Lemon Shrimp Florentine Pasta (Sautéed shrimp tossed with tomatoes, Boursin, spinach, Feta and linguine in a light creamy lemon sauce). Other additions include the Crispy Mahi Mahi Wrap (With spicy jicama slaw, farro, lettuce and a charred green onion mayonnaise. Served with a field greens salad); Lemon Chicken & Rosemary Shrimp (Chicken and shrimp marinated in lemon with rosemary, with a sauté of fresh vegetables, farro and orzo topped with an arugula salad and red pepper gastrique); and Citrus Crusted Grilled Mahi Mahi (Topped with a zesty citrus crust served with sautéed fresh vegetables, farro, orzo and lemon butter sauce).

Celebrate BRAVO! Hour! Happy Hour Gets Tastier with Bar Menu Additions

The enticing new items now on BRAVO’s popular $3.95 Bar Bites menu are excellent choices for those who desire a sample of Italian flavor. The Bar Bites menu is offered every Monday through Friday in the bar area only during designated times in the afternoon/evening/nighttime and features the new standouts Margherita Stuffed Flatbread filled with tomatoes, basil, Fontina and Mozzarella in our crispy flatbread, served with pomodoro sauce; Tomato & Herb Ricotta Fonduta, served bubbling hot with crispy ciabatta; and Caprese Salad, a classic with marinated tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella, basil and a field greens salad and a new BRAVO! Burger. The new items are in addition to a delicious array of the popular favorites found on $3.95 Bar Bites menu. 

BRAVO! has also added a variety of new $5 drink specials on select wines, housemade sangria and martinis, providing a wonderful complement to any meal. The specials are now available throughout the week Monday through Friday during Bar Bite menu times. As for vino, Pinot Grigio, Tavolo Matto; Chardonnay, Tavolo Matto; and Rosso, Tavolo Matto; all from Veneto, Italy, are offered for $5 per glass. Housemade sangrias available for $5 by the glass are Sangria Rosa and White Peach Sangria. BRAVO’s $5 martinis are sure to please any martini enthusiast: Martini Classico, Cosmo Classico, Pomegranate Cosmo and Black Raspberry Cosmo. Mojitos featured on the $5 drink special list are Mojito Classico, Mango Mojito and Strawberry Mojito. Availability varies by location. 

“We enjoy bringing fresh and delicious items to our menu, and summer is the perfect time to introduce updated flavors and drink specials to our guests,” said BRAVO! Cucina Italiana Director of Marketing, Wendy McReynolds.  “Our new menu items celebrate summer, with light dishes, pasta selections mixed with vegetables and fish specialties that are sure to please.  We’ve also updated our Bar Bites menu and added a variety of $5 drink specials, offering tremendous value in our bar area.” 

BRAVO! Cucina Italiana is located at 7924 Via Dellagio Way in the Dellagio development adjacent to The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips, the 7,482-square-foot BRAVO! restaurant includes indoor seating for 233, two private dining rooms that can each accommodate up to 30, and an outdoor terrace that seats 122. BRAVO! offers lunch and dinner, as well as an award-winning children’s menu. The restaurant is open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.  For more information, please call 407-351-5880 or visit

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