is a restaurant in the Mercato, in Naples, FL. Mercato is a mixed used residential/commercial development. Brio Bravo Restaurant Group is a chain of almost 120 Italian-themed restaurants in the U.S. In Naples, Bravo has a happy hour from 3:30-6:30 Monday-Friday and 9-10 P.M. Monday-Thursday. They have great specials on their Bar Menu during happy hour, and $5.00 wines on Thursdays.
As you walk into Bravo,
happy hour is served either at the bar
or on the outside patio.
My dining companion (DC) and I decided to try a number of things from their happy hour menu.
The first thing we tried was a classic, the Caprese salad.
I never gravitated toward this dish. I am glad DC ordered this as at Bravo, it was very good. All the flavors seemed to meld perfectly.
Crispy shrimp Napoli was next.
Shrimp were dusted in rice flour, fried and served with scallions and a buttery charred tomato sauce. If you like shrimp, you will like this,
We then sampled the chicken, bacon and spinach flatbread. It also was very good.
The Bravo burger was next.
This is a 6 oz. burger with white American cheese, horseradish aioli and seasoned fries. I am not much of a hamburger person in part trying to be calorie conscious but it was really good. The french fries, a rare treat for me, were even better.
This is a very nice happy hour especially on Thursdays with their wine specials. DC and I ordered all of this, an extra shrimp dish and 2 beverages for $20.00 each.
I think you will find Bravo's happy hour a great value and something you will want to come back to. This is not fine dining but decent food at a price that is a welcome relief to the local dining scene here. For me, the patio area provided a welcoming and pleasant area to enjoy happy hour.
It's a wrap for another post on Forks. Merry Christmas everyone!
9110 Strada Place
Naples, FL 34108