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Briscola - Reno
Briscola - Reno

Briscola - Reno Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.charliepalmer.com/Properties/Briscola/
  • Phone: (775) 789-2456
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
  • Executive Chef: David Holman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Charlie Palmer catering can provide food and beverages for any occasion and party size. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Please call 775-789-2456 for event inquiries.
  • Private Party Facilities: Briscola can accommodate parties of up to 100 guests with exclusive use of the restaurant space.
  • Private Party Contact: Dave Grayden (775) 789-2456

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jensen Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Self parking is available in the Grand Sierra Resort parking lot. Valet parking is also available.
A word from Briscola - Reno
The spirit of abbondanza prevails at Briscola, Charlie Palmer's newest restaurant at Grand Sierra Resort. Under the direction of Executive Chef Dave Holman, small plate offerings, including Parmigiano rice cakes, and hand-cut fresh pastas accompany main course dishes that take a light approach to classical Italian cooking, from grilled lamb chops with eggplant caponata and creamy polenta to crispy barramundi with fennel and tomato stuffing. Briscola, a traditional Italian card game, inspired the club-like comfortable décor, and in characteristic Roman-style, the dining room with vaulted ceiling is almost like eating in a wine cave. An over-sized wooden table used as a meat station takes center stage, and the fire-truck red Berkel meat slicer guarantees that salume and prosciutto are hand-cut and arranged to order. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The good was meh, I wouldn't go there again unless I was invited. Service was excellent and we were asked any times how things were and they make it feel like a real fine dinning restraunt. Atmosphere was fun too"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We arrived at 7:25 pm for a 7:30 pm reservation. We were told "your table is getting prepared". 30 minutes later we are still not called for our "prepared table". 35 minutes later we were jammed into a corner with literally a couple sitting 12" from ours. It was like we were all dining together. The food was adequate, nothing special. A little over-priced for what you get. I would only go there if I were seeing a show or something, not as something I particularly would put in my everyday places to dine!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great food, Pasta made from scratch. Gelato is delicious, nice staff."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We stayed at GSR. I have only been to one Charlie Palmer restaurant in Yountville and it was delicious. I was pleasantly surprised with Briscola. Yummy! A+ The homemade garlic bread to start was warm & fresh. I ordered the spaghetti bolognese with a homemade meatball.... The best! Highly recommend"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "After much contemplation, we were seated. they told us the wait was to get our table ready! Are you kidding? It was 6pm. There was no one in the restaurant. Then we waited 10 minutes for our waitress to come to our table. We actually had to flag some one down to go get her! When she got to the table she asked if we were ready to order. We had not even been offered a cocktail! When she brought the cocktails she asked if we were ready to order. The meal came and it was adequate. Nothing special. We had to beg for seconds on our cocktails! Total inexperience. Anyone knows, the money is made on drinks!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Hotel restaurants are usually not my favorite but we had a very nice dinner - the menu was extensive offering good choices whether you wanted a light or heavy meal. Our server was knowledgeable of the wine list and made good recommendations. As an aside we also noticed that the Reno restaurants don't rush you out to get back to the gaming tables as they do in Las Vegas. The cheese platter offered a good selection, the minestrone was excellent, the pastas were well sauced and the halibut was prepared nicely. We will definitely return next time we are in Reno."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Server was bored and forgot to follow up. Items delivered were not what we ordered."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It's always a challenge going to an Italian Restaurant if on a Paleo Diet; however, Briscola has ample selections on the menu and Specials that don't leave you wanting for pasta. The chef is also accommodating in providing Paleo substitutes. The steamers were perfectly done in a broth that was "slurpable!" The filet was tender, tasty and perfectly cooked with sides of asparagus and ratatouille instead of the creamy potatoes. The house salad was crisp, fresh and had just the right amount of dressing. Watching other diners surrounding us eating pasta, sure caused come pangs of regret, but the portions provided to us eased these pangs. Biscola caters to the locals as well as the Casino visitors."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Service was outstanding but that was the only highlight of the evening. Wine list was limited and low quality. Food quality was on par with cafeteria food. Seafood pasta special was bland and pasta overcooked. Sea bass looked like a processed piece of fish from a McDonalds fish sandwich. The atmosphere was vintage 70's. Very disappointing. Charlie Palmer should be embarrassed to have his name associated with this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The wine list was very disappointing: only four Chardonnays. In light of the fact that there is a well-stocked wine-tasting bar a hundred feet away, this is hard to understand. The dinner specials were good, but each had a minor flaw (tough pasta, under-seasoned fish). The creme brulee was outstanding, though. The regular menu has most of the standard Italian offerings but nothing unique which surprised me. Only two specials on offer. The service was great. Whether this was due to the fact that the restaurant was not at all busy, I can't say, but our waiter had a great personalty and we couldn't have asked for a better experience in that regard. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Our group ordered a variety of meals: grilled sea bass, veal chop, filet mignon, and all were just terrific. We raved about it! The portions, while not large, were perfect. The minestrone soup appetizer and salad appetizers were outstanding. Service was very attentive. Only thought that I'd add is the wine list seemed quite expensive and somewhat limited, especially those offered by the glass. We will definitely return when we want a 'special place.'"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Service was good . I ordered Filet Mignon with Lobster Tail. Tail was plane, Zero flavor strong smell. Filet was ok, i have had better. Served with under a cup of Mashed potatoes which were very good, Saute veggies were ok. Moscato was delicious. I paid 73.00 for my bill. There was 9 of us. I will not return."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The fair and somewhat disorganized service hurt the overall dining experience. If you call yourself a fine dining restaurant, then you shouldn't have to flag down the hostess to notify the waiter that we had not been greeted after being seated for 10 minutes. When you order a bottle of wine at Briscola, it only gets poured the first time. We had to be remind the server that we did not have forks to eat our main course (the first two were used during the salad and appetizer). The salad was very good as well as the butternut squash ravioli. The osso buco was cooked perfectly. The risotto was cooked inconsistently and slightly bland. The fettuccine alfredo with shrimp was prepared very well. It's a shame that I cannot recommend Briscola."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Very well prepared and presented Italian cuisine. Handmade pastas, fresh mozzarella, succulent veal, it's all there. Their wine list is somewhat limited but their strength is in the food. Take you time to enjoy the flavors and experience a nice Italian dinner. The ambience suffered a bit due to the noisiness of the casino. We happened to be seated near the front of the restaurant (closest to the casino) if you want a quieter evening I would suggest that you request being seated in the back area behind the bar."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Our waiter, Brandon, was excellent. Great service. Food was fantastic--ziti was great, steak and lobster was very good and the pasta, lobster and scallop was magnificent. The dessert was out of this world-so good. Low prices, great food and service."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Briscola seems like an afterthought after Charlie got it right on with his steakhouse. The spaghetti is mostly bland & tasteless. I had to abandon it after two bites. The Veal & Chicken Parmigiana & Pepperoni Pizza were just a bit better. We left 1/2 the pizza & took nothing home. The wait staff was very good. 2nd time I've tried this place out and that's it. I will definitely not be going back. If you want excellent Italian go to Vegas & try out a place called Ferraro's. Pricey but best Veal Saltimboca I've ever had! Skip Briscola & go to Charlie's steakhouse next door, even though that's over-priced. At least the food is closer to what you're paying for. PS...The French Onion soup is to die for but watch out! It stays HOT forever!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Very noisy. Had a reservation and still had to wait. Jammed in there like sardines. After the hustle and bustle of getting seated, all went well. The food is nothing special. The server was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I found the noise level very high and the tables too small and close together. I had Linguini with Clams and added Scallops for an extra charge and got 2 scallops. The pasta was overcooked and very soft. I doubt I will return there on my next visit to Reno."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Highly disappointed...the food was well below par. The pasta overly salty the clams and clam sauce very bland the saving grace of the meal was the Caesar salad and shrimp app that I had. Service was ok but it seemed my waiter had more tables than he could handle I expected more and won't be returning"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • ""complimenti allo chef". Chef Dave Holman did an outstanding job. For appetizers we ordered calamari and their Italian sausage. They were amazing. The minestrone soup and house salad were very tasty as well. For a main course my wife had the salmon, and I had sea bass. Let me tell you, this was the best and we've tried many places, the best salmon and sea bass of any other restaurant we've been to. The prices are very reasonable and the atmosphere couldn't be better, unless you were in Italy itself. Thanks to all the great staff for making us feel welcome. Do yourself a favor and try Briscola."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoy dining here for both special occasions as well as a nice dinner going out. Service is always great and the food remains consistently good. The ambiance has always been warm and inviting. Although we don't have children, we noted that wait staff is particularly attentive to young diners. A very enjoyable restaurant for both casual and special dates and staff does particularly well with both large and small groups. Very neat and clean too."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "good food, but no one knew about the promotion, that was was on the website."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "I'm very happy we finally tried Briscola again. It had been some time, and they have a new chef. There is no way we would ever go back to any other Italian place. The food was amazing, the prices very reasonable. We highly recommend it. Do yourself a favor and try it."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We dined here for NYE 2014 and even though our reservation was for later in the evening there was a table with many rambunctious children. I like children but maybe the parents should have settled them down. Our waitress was amazing and so was the steak. The chicken parm was a little dry."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Stated in the Reservation that it was Lili's birthday and no one paid any attention to the notes. Had to remind the server, which took the surprise element out of it. Then we ordered appetizers and they never arrived. The server did not order then! Well that's enough"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "There is a new menu and a new chef. Everything was great."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Fabulous food, wonderful staff, lovely ambiance- this restaurant has it all. All four of us were first timers and, if I say so myself, well versed in quality dining all over the world. This was a pleasant surprise!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful dinner - all of the staff were very friendly and service was great. Will definitely come back. The bread was warm and fresh right out of the oven. I had a caprese salad that was fabulous. Nice wine list."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Returned to Briscola this past weekend and was not disappointed. I made reservations thru Open Table and all my requests were met without my reminding the hostess about them. Our server, Brian, was warm and very pleasant. When my friend noticed that the veal dish he ordered in August had a different side, Brian said the chef changes it every so often, but would request for pasta as before. Kudos to Brian for remembering the side and accommodating our request. My eggplant parm is something I crave and want whenever we are in Reno. The food again was great! Brian and the entire wait staff are so attentive which added to our wonderful dining experience! We'll definately be back!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "First Thanksgiving away from a home cooked meal. In addition to traditional holiday selection had complete regular menu which was terrific for me as I don't eat turkey! Had a Caesar salad & chicken Picatta which was delicious. Wife had house salad and banana squash ravioli which she enjoyed but the ravioli did not have a lot of flavor. Pleasant, quiet ambiance. Service was impeccable. We will be back!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Excellent food, and variety. Our group had Veal Parmigiana, Veal Piccata, Sea Bass, and Turkey Dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meal."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "I was surprised that the prices were so reasonable for a Charlie Palmer restaurant. I ordered Eggplant Parmiagan, my friend had the salmon. The salmon was excellent! My eggplant was just OK, consistency was good, flavor OK, but really nothing spectacular - but for $15, good value. The Caprese salad was outstanding, although it appeared they salted the cheese as it was pretty salty. Wine bottle prices were OK for a higher end restaurant, however I was really surprised at their limited Italian Wines - after all, this is an Italian restaurant! One big plus is they can do most dishes gluten free, and the gluten free spaghetti was very good. The service was superior!!! Excellent waiter, went over and above! Room is pretty noisy."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "This was a good restaurant. Cesar salad was good. Pasta was very over cooked. Service was very good."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Didn't have a booth party in back. Took two hous for dinner service very slow, guests weren't impressed at all"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Annette was the kind of waitress you find in the dictionary--attentive but not a "hoverer." She took time to describe the food in a way that wouldn't offend any foodie, yet that would ensure knowledgeable decision making by a novice. Food and bill were prompt and portions very generous. We started with the stuffed mushrooms and the sausage in the filling was perfect, not to greasy, yet not dry. This is an idea we will definitely steal for home entertaining. I had the cioppino, so full of flavor with giant scallops and shrimp cooked "just right. The clams were just the right size for cioppino as well. My wife had the eggplant parm and I was lucky enough (due to portion size) to have it as well--for lunch the next day.-A great experience."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "Good service. Food was bland. Nothing extraordinary about this restaurant."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Wine menu was a joke, price wise. They were 'out' of $30 'carafe' wine. Substitute ($30) was an unknown SoCal winery. Wine list had only one $40 bottle option, unknown, then jumped to $60, $80, $125, $175, $225 per bottle. So close to California, best and most reasonable priced wines in the world: this all they had to offer? Coming from CA on this trip and meeting English friends living in Caribbean, I had several very good bottles of CA wine in our bags, so I asked what the corkage fee was: $25! We left, feeling treated like imbeciles. Chinese 10 feet away in the hotel (Grand Sierra Resort) had a decent Kendall Jackson Chard $26. No problem with $40 if I'd even heard of the brand, and was not willing to drop $80 on 'unknown'. Walked out."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "Service was excellent, food was to die for. The Creme Brulee was out of this world."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "My wife and I went here for our anniversary. The service was fantastic, as expected form a Charlie Palmer restaurant. The Cesar salad was delicious! For entrees, we enjoyed a plateful of lasagna that was rich, cheesy and flavorful, but we found the alfredo to be a little bland. The tiramisu for desert was also underwhelming. We will try Briscola again as a few of the other items on the menu looked intriguing."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Good Food and Atmosphere, great service reasonable prices"
    Dined on 9/13/2013