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Briscola - Reno
Briscola - Reno

Briscola - Reno Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.charliepalmer.com/Properties/Briscola/
  • Email: cpreno@charliepalmer.com
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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