COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — BRAVO Cucina Italiana at the Mercato in Naples, Fla. was recently named one of “The Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America” for 2017 by OpenTable diners. OpenTable is an app that allows users to make online reservations, read and write reviews about restaurants across the globe. The BRAVO brand, part of BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group, Inc., is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
“The Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America” list for 2017 recognizes restaurants that not only present delicious food and drinks, but also offer vibrant bar scenes, festive atmospheres, interactive dining experiences and more. The honorees’ list is based on an analysis of more than 10 million reviews of over 24,000 restaurants across the U.S. All reviews were submitted by verified diners. The menus range from American, Asian, Brazilian, Italian, Latin, and Mexican to Spanish fare.
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The winning restaurants are located in 25 states, with Florida, California, New York and Ohio winning the most top-rated spots.
“We are incredibly honored that BRAVO in Naples has been named to OpenTable’s ‘The Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America’ list, especially since the list was determined by diners themselves,” said BBRG President, CEO and Director Brian O’Malley. “At BRAVO, we are proud of our teams and grateful to our loyal guests who have patronized our restaurant.”
BRAVO at the Mercato, located at 9110 Strada Place, Naples, FL, 34108, is a “polished casual” restaurant offering classic Italian food amongst the shadows of Roman ruins. 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.
Reservations are highly recommended at BRAVO at the Mercato. Guests can now make reservations online for all BRAVO restaurants by visiting www.BravoItalian.com. For a list of locations, please visit www.BravoItalian.com.
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About BRAVO at the Mercato
BRAVO Cucina Italiana is located at the Mercato, 9110 Strada Place, Naples, FL 34108. The 6,909-square-foot Naples location has indoor seating for 255 guests and al fresco dining for 89 on its outdoor terrace, which includes a full-service bar. Hours of operation are: Sunday 10:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Monday–Thursday 11 a.m.–10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.–11 p.m. For additional information or reservations, call (239) 514-0042.
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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