Wine Spectator, Harrisburg Magazine, DiRoNA and Sante Agree: Bricco Is Unmatched in Fine Dining in Harrisburg, PA
Bricco, named one of Harrisburg’s favorite fine dining restaurants, serves Tuscan and Mediterranean-inspired dishes in a warm and attentive atmosphere. Our chef, Bill Collier, is committed to choosing only the freshest local ingredients when creating our menu, which changes weekly to reflect the finest of Pennsylvania agriculture. Served in a Tuscan-themed dining room and featuring an open kitchen, if you are seeking a delicious meal in a memorable atmosphere for a nice evening out in Harrisburg, PA — or even for an anniversary or business dinner — Bricco is the ideal choice. Do not forget to check out our wine list, the recipient of multiple Wine Spectator awards.
The Olewine School of Culinary Arts in Harrisburg
Bricco, named one of the greatest restaurants in Harrisburg, is a collaboration between the Olewine School of Culinary Arts at Harrisburg Area Community College and Harrisburg Hotel Corporation, managing general partner of The Hilton Harrisburg. In our kitchens, HACC's chefs and restaurateurs of the future perfect their skills alongside some of the brightest stars in the industry today. The staff at Bricco is passionate about serving delicious, expertly prepared food with attentive and knowledgeable service, and this commitment to excellence is reflected in our standing as one of the favorite Harrisburg fine dining restaurants. In fact, we are regularly named by Simply the Best as one of the most romantic restaurants in Harrisburg, PA, in addition to the best overall dining and business Harrisburg fine dining restaurant.
Bricco was made possible through a gift from Benjamin Olewine III and his family. A visionary, Mr. Olewine realized that a facility of this quality would allow the Olewine School of Culinary Arts to position itself amongst the elite of culinary programs in the country. Mr. Olewine's passion for the food service industry started in 1932 when, as a young boy, he worked behind the counter of his father's business, Olewine's Deli. Olewine’s has since become part of Ciao! Bakery, home to Harrisburg’s finest European-style pastries, cakes, desserts and breads. Like Bricco, Ciao! Bakery only uses the freshest in-season ingredients sourced from local producers. Mr. Olewine steadfastly built the business into one of the top seventy-five institutional food companies in the country before selling to Sysco Foods in 1988. Throughout his career, he was known for his passion, loyalty, commitment to quality and his benevolence. It is Bricco's goal to honor Mr. Olewine and his family by embracing his legacy of quality, integrity and service. As one of the most elegant and upscale restaurants in the Harrisburg and Hershey PA area, Bricco stands behind the uniqueness of its culinary creations and unparalleled atmosphere.
We believe that great cuisine (an essential element behind Harrisburg, PA, fine dining) features the freshest and best quality ingredients on the market. This project has been partially funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. As such, we emphasize the use of Pennsylvania agricultural products and local producers through the PA Preferred Program. Pennsylvania is a world leader in the production of high quality agricultural products. Bricco's Mediterranean and Italian cuisine serves as the gastronomic canvas upon which Pennsylvania products are used to create a culinary masterpiece. Our students gain invaluable experience learning how to source local producers and utilize them as partners in the creation of world class cuisine. This has firmly established Bricco as one of the “go-to” Italian restaurants close to Hershey, PA, located in beautiful downtown Harrisburg. It’s also a top choice for outdoor in Harrisburg, as we have seating available outside. If you're seeking fine dining in Central PA, come to Bricco tonight to enjoy incredible flavors in a world-class environment.
A Fine Dining Choice for a Night Out or to Celebrate an Anniversary
Bricco is a fine dining restaurant in downtown Harrisburg PA with a romantic ambiance. Our progressive wine list features a diverse variety of reds, whites and bubblys that pair perfectly with our delicious menu selections. Plus, Bricco has its own Ciao! Bakery, where pastry chef Casey Callahan creates the finest breads and desserts that make the perfect complement to your meal. Why not celebrate a romantic occasion, like an anniversary, with a sparkling selection. Explore our dessert wines alongside Ciao! Bakery’s delectable dessert selections? At Bricco, we’ll pamper you and your loved one with attentive service as you enjoy our expertly prepared dishes in our warm Tuscan-themed setting.
Our location is convenient to most midstate towns, providing fine dining to Hershey, Mechanicsburg, and beyond. Our chefs have studied under brilliant minds and never cease to provide Italian and Mediterranean dishes that truly amaze. As a result, we have created one of the most comfortable, yet upscale restaurants in Harrisburg, PA. Read our Google reviews to better understand the elegant experience we offer.
Finally, please don't forget to visit Ciao! Bakery, now including the same delectable selections from Olewine’s Deli! From quality meats and specialty cheeses to artisan breads, specialty pastries and desserts — including wedding cakes prepared in our kitchens and featured at Bricco — Ciao! Bakery is the perfect choice for your casual meal.
We hope you enjoy your experience and we look forward to the pleasure of serving you often. Buon Appetit!