Restaurant Reivew

Brio's Pizzeria and Restaurant

68 Main Street
Phoenica, NY 12464
(845) 688-5370
Five Stars
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While waiting to check in at the Emerson Resort and Spa in Mt. Tremper, Mike & I need a quick lunch to hold us over. We hadn't ate lunch yet, so we opted to drive 5 miles over to the nearby town of Phoenica.

We drove around Main Street until we came across a cute looking pizza place called Brio's Pizzeria. After scanning a menu, we decided Brio's would be the perfect place to kill an hour or so prior to check in.

  • Brio's Pizzeria and Restaurant Restaurant Preview
  • Brio's Pizzeria and Restaurant Restaurant Preview


We decided against pizza as we had our share on our trip to Chicago (just 3 weeks prior to this vacation). I ordered the Black Bean Burrito and Mike ordered a Deluxe Grilled Cheese sandwich.

We were both satisfied with our lunch entrees. The servings were big and the food was pretty decent for a small town restaurant. In fact, my serving was so large that I had to split it with Mike.

The menu includes a variety of everything you can think of, with a diverse variety to please even the pickiest eaters. Prices were decent too: our bill was under $20!


The employee working behind the bar counter doubled as our waitress, so the service was a bit slow. We had a bit of time to waste before check in, so we didn't mind the wait. In fact, after the 4 hour drive from Boston to this small Catskills town, we were more than happy to relax for a bit!


The inside of Brio's is your typical family diner style atmosphere, cozy and casual. Brio's is very popular for their pizza; you can watch and smell pizzas cooking. Can you say tempting?!

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Final Remarks

Overall, Brio's is a good choice for visitors staying anywhere near the Catskills Forest Preserve. The town of Phoenica is small with only a handful of dining choices. Brio's is a safe bet with a crowd pleasing menu, featuring decent food at affordable prices.

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