Brioso Fresh Pasta first opened in Clemson, SC and has quickly spread with the addition of corporate as well as franchise stores. Their second franchise opened earlier this month in South Asheville’s Biltmore Town Square.
An interesting concept in “Fast Casual”, Brioso makes fresh pasta throughout the day using machines that are in plain sight. They also have an open kitchen.
Place your order right inside the front door, where menus are posted and available in print. Then take your seat and first bread followed by your order arrives via server. Just so there isn’t any confusion, Brioso posts instructions on how their eatery works.
Seating options include the main dining area, a counter that opens to the outside and a small patio area. There’s also a small bar area inside.
Crostini con Marmellata Di Fichi e Caprino ($6) was a no-brainer for me. My mouth was watering well before the gorgeous plate of toasted baguettes spread with a Goat Cheese, Fig Preserve, Lemon Zest mixture was set before me. Drizzles of olive oil were strategically placed on the plate along with fresh greens and cherry tomatoes. I absolutely loved this dish and will be getting it again. Just right for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up or appetizer, if you’re really hungry. Portions here are generous.
Not planning on reviewing Brioso since they hadn’t been open very long, I was taken off guard when Sweet Tooth waiting to take a bite asked if I wasn’t going to take a picture. Think my friends are used to eating out with a food writer? Long story short, I didn’t take detailed notes. She created her dish from the Mix and Match Pasta and Sauce menus: SpinachÂ Tagliatelle ($4)Â with Funghi ($5)Â - wild mushrooms in cream sauce. It was beautiful. Look at how the seasoning clings to the pasta. And according to Sweet Tooth, very good indeed.
Our food did come out quickly, service was friendly & attentive and menu pricing is also friendly. See menus here. Brioso is a good place for groups and families. They have enough variety for everyone and offer healthier choices that children will actually eat.