Went to Briciola with a few
Went to Briciola with a few friends. It's a little bit hard to access from the heart of the city, but it's an easy cab ride. Great appetizer bread and a notable wine list! Liked the atmosphere. I had the gnocchi, and even though it tasted good, the dough was a bit undercooked and tasted gooey. My friend had some assorted seafood dish that he really liked. I'd say the average entree was $20, so overall not that bad. Overall, it was a good experience and I will be going back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
La Briciola is definitely
La Briciola is definitely a neighborhood gem, and we are so glad it's in OUR neighborhood. The staff is welcoming, war, and attentive. The menu offers wonderfully varied choices and the food is fresh and well prepared. The noise level is conducive to good conversation. No doubt we'll be back.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love La Briciola. The salad's
We love La Briciola. The salad's are fresh and bright. The grilled squid appetizer wasvery delicious. I especially like anything in their seafood section, from the grilled mixed plate to the seafood lasagna. Our waiter was friendly and attentive,and he helped us pick a nice bottle of wine. We went with six people to celebrate my sister-in-laws Birthday. Everyone enjoyed their food.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Delightful Surprise
We were searching for a restaurant close by to a small theatre on Bryant. When I search Open Table, La Briciola was one of the choices. Lady luck helped us out. This is a wonderful restaurant which may go unnoticed if you were driving by. Every dish we tried from the soup to the main courses were exceptional. We are grateful to Giovanni whose recommendations were spot on. No only was the food exceptional but the service was top notch as well.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our new favorite restaurant
After just two visits, La Briciola ranks as our new favorite. A 10-15 minute walk from AT&T Park, it's a great place for a meal before Giants games, but surely worth a visit at any time. A broad selection of excellent Italian food and generous wine list, but what really sets it apart is the staff, who are warm, welcoming people you just like being around. Both times we've been there, we could tell that many of our fellow diners were repeat visitors if not regulars, which tells you just about all you need to know about La Briciola.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A hidden ballpark gem.
Delicious!!! Excellent service, excellent food. A new hidden gem for dinner before a ball game.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I forgot to bring the address,
I forgot to bring the address, but knew the cross street, we drove by several times,the front of Bricola just blends in with everything along the block. Once we parked, just steps from their door, and went inside, everything changed. It is nicely decorated and very comfortable, we were treated with special care, the wait staff was attentive, and the food was very good. I will go back with other friends, it will be easy now that I know just where the are.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A culinary delight!!
Everything was amazingly good.
The bread was warm and so good I could have that for dinner and been happy!! and the olive oil for dipping, OMG as good as it gets.
Had salads to start, both extremely fresh and delicious, I had the aragula and my friend the mixed greens
Main course: linguine with clams for my friend, he said best ever, and I had the roasted Halibut with tomato sauce and olives! OMG, it was beyond delicious, I wanted to lick the plate!! but thought that would be frowned upon!
Desert also very good, and we orderd a bottle of italian Chianti that was excellent.
the service was professional, efficient,friendly and just about perfect.
All together a stellar dning experience, I was so happy! and will absolutely go back.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Booked the reservation on open table based on a combination of proximity and favorable yelp reviews. Location leaves a bit to be desired but the experience more than makes up for it. Between the four of us we sampled two of the raviolis, the salmon and the steak. The empty plates and satisfied smiles showed all were appreciated. Desserts worthy of praise. Great service and attention to detail made this a memorable experience, so much so that the kids wanted to stop by on our way out of town to say hi again to the staff! Clean simple menu with a choice for anyone. Prices commensurate with the quality. Will definitely do it again when next in town.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
There was barely anyone there.
There was barely anyone there. Just us and I think one other table. But the food never fails to fill me quite happily. I keep coming back for the different dishes. It's solid!
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find near AT&T Ballpark
Excellent restaurant. Knowledgeable and friendly waiter. I look forward to visiting again when I return to San Francisco.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant in town!
La Briciola never ceases to prove to me why it is the most romantic, most authentic, most attentive and perfect Italian resturaunt. The food is amazing and everything from the bread to the pasta is made fresh from scratch. The waiter makes the experience over the top with his witty comments, timely attentiveness, and attention to detail. Often the resturaunt isn't very crowded which belies how wonderful it actually is and actually makes it more romantic and special, with a good chance being that if you come for late lunch or early dinner it's often resturaunt to yourself which is great, but watch out for coming during busy hours as it may be packed with business professionals and romantic couples for whom it's perfect for!!
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband & I stumbled upon this amazing restaurant as my husband is working in San Francisco for a few months. We went there for my birthday in May & have been back 3 more times (when I am able to get away & spend time with him)
Our waiter remembers us each time & makes sure to take care of us from our wine to the food & lets not forget their amazing desserts!!!!!!
Highly Highly recommend the wonderful establishment.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
perfect for a quick SF italian geta
we celebrated a belated Father's day here. perfect fro us-- we drove up from the peninsula, and my son walked over from his apartment in SF. was very quick off the freeway exit ramp (no fighting traffic) and parking was very close by. very safe neighborhood. food and service were impeccable. waiters couldn't have been friendlier. many types of central Italian food. Enjoy!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Little gem in my neighborhood!
Loved the food service and ambiance! I hope this restaurant has great success, better than most in North Beach. Food was excellent especially the octopus appetizer. So happy we discovered this place...
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place has great food, and the staff here is wonderful!!!!!
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love this restaurant. It
We love this restaurant. It has great Italian food. The pasta is house made and delicious. I usually have the fish. They have a wonderful Halibut dish. Also good wine list.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian with Seafood
An interesting collection of Italian with seafood (seafood lasagna?). Great place to when you can't decide. Outstanding Caesar. A very nice find.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent! Portion size and service was just right. Good but limited selection of European beers.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed the ambiance of
We enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant - the waite staff was very good - not hovering but was there when they were needed.
The food had it's highs and lows - enjoyed some good apps - the main courses were spotty - the chicken dish was healthy, but not huge on flavor - would recommend the seafood dishes. Would return.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I returned with my friend Katie after having dinner here months ago, remember the soft ambiance and the good food. I was not disappointed!
My friend had the Lamb Ragu, which was rich and flavorful. I had the Farfelle with Smoked Salmon which I found to be very savory with a good balance of the salmon to keep it from being overly salty. "Crostini" appetizer, which was polenta with savory toppings, was amazing!
We enjoyed the panna cotta dessert, which wasn't insanely sweet but a perfect marriage of vanilla and cherry compote. Paired with Moscato, we were definitely satisfied and finished another glass or two at the cute bar they have on the side while we waiting for our other friends to get to the city.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love the service of this place so much!! We keep coming back almost every Sunday!!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I celebrated my birthday here before a Giants game and couldn't be happier! The food was delicious - especially their house made pastas, and it is a beautiful restaurant - the closest to a true trattoria I've seen here since visiting Italy. All my guests said they would return!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood gem
The exterior street scene of La Briciola is nothing to write home about, but once you walk in the door, you are in a different world. The place feels and tastes like an authentic Italian restaurant - even the waiters were speaking in Italian. The service was wonderful and our waiter made our toddler feel very special. The food was delicious! I highly recommend giving La Briciola a try.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Italian Food in SoMa
I read the reviews before I booked a reservation here and I have to say the Service here was as excellent as many of the reviews said. The ambiance was as advertised cozy and intimate. The food was very good, my families favorites were; the Zuppa Contadina, the Tagliatelleai Porcini e tartufo, Gnocchi con taleggiopotato, Tagliata di Tonno al Sesamo. I would go back to try more of their other menu items we didn't get to try. We went there prior to a Baseball game at AT&T Park. It was so good I would go back again, hopefully soon.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Run don't walk to this little gem of a restaurant. For upscale and reasonably priced authentic Italian food , La Briciola is the place to go! The owners are warm and friendly and bring their old world charm and Italian grace to their customers. Beautiful decor and best of all, the food makes my mouth water just thinking about it. You will love it!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I keep wanting to come back to this restaurant because the food and service are so good!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our friend had recommended going to La Briciola. We didn't know what to expect. Alexander owner and host was gracious and amusing. Our dinners were superb and the unexpected complimentary appetizer and desert medley. The great food, service and hospitality made us want to come back. Bella Notte!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid Italian food in SOMA.
Solid Italian food in SOMA. Great gnocchi. Everything we had was top notch.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Alexandro and Gianni were fabulous! My husband and I came to SF to get married and we had our dinner here after the wedding. Wehad a party of 10 and everyone enjoyed the food and the great service.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
In San Francisco on vacation and stumbled upon this gem of a restaurant. The waiter overheard our group talking about my birthday, and at the end of a thoroughly delightful meal, he surprised us all with a round of dessert wine. A thoughtful gesture in a lovely place. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the city.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seeking a nice Italian meal with our teenage kids. It was suggested by the St. Regis. Great food and service! Will come back when we visit San Francisco.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service as well as the food was absolutely amazing!!!!
Top Notch from start to finish!!!!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food and service!
We live out of the area and researched and were drawn to La Briciola's menu. I made reservations through OpenTable and our large party had a table set up when we arrived. The staff was attentive and helpful all evening, answering our questions and making suggestions when asked. Our entrees, as we'd hoped, were unique and absolutely delicious! The pasta is prepared fresh and tastes it; the seafood was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Half the fun was in sampling each other's meals and enjoying the incredible flavors! We would absolutely recommend La Briciola to others and look forward to dining here again soon.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two appetizers, burrata and
Two appetizers, burrata and octopus were very good, generous portions. Our entrees were good and tasty. Would return to try other items on menu. Service was excellent; very friendly. The place is quiet so conversation is possible!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took a friend/colleague
I took a friend/colleague to La Briciola for a birthday lunch. It was excellent - fabulous gnocci and the lamb ragu was marvelous. Our food server was top notch .... Will return and will spread the word.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fraternity Brother Reunion
Three fraternity brothers of a pledge class from over 50 years ago met to get reacquainted, share stories of university life and learn about each other's lives since college. The atmosphere was perfect and the service was super attentive without being intrusive. Wives were in attendance and shared in the experience...each expressing great delight in the restaurant selection. We all thoroughly enjoyed our lengthy lunch get together and heartily recommend La Briciola to those who relish a bit of charm, an attentive wait staff and wonderful food.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Northern Italian food in SOMA
Had a very nice dinner on a Sunday night, with a group of 10 people. The wait staff were very accommodating and put us at a long table at the back of the restaurant, which was great. Food was very good.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Italian food
Authentic northern Italian food...this place was a new find for me, and after looking at the menu, the reservations were made for a group of 6(most from out of town). The consensus was that it was a great find, great place to bookmark and revisit! The crostini, gnocchi, straccietti, taglierie de salumi, and the grigliata mista di pesce were fantastic. We also ordered three desserts, and 2 bottles of wine. That good, that fun, and very happy to find such a great spot.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good is a very modest name...
it should be excellent!! The food is great. I had my birthday dinner here and it was a great choice.
Everything was amazing.and I have a great time with my friends.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's located just by the freeway on a block that isn't very clean, however, the restaurant itself is very nice. Food and service were great (I would highly recommend the grilled calamari). Moreover, I felt that the prices were very reasonable for quality Italian food in SOMA.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Go To Place!
If you have wanted to discover a restaurant with excellent Italian food accented by fresh carefully chosen ingredients, served by a wait staff who know their menu and wine list, make recommendations worth following and have no "attitude" look no further than La Briciola. Additionally parking is never a problem!
10/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had an excellent time and
We had an excellent time and will make it part of our routine going forward.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
very good porcini pasta
Whenever we want good pasta , good service, and a quiet dinner where we don't have to yell at each other, we dine at Bricola.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
As always, La Briciola is
As always, La Briciola is fabulous. Start to finish a great dining experience!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was fantastic! Everyone very warm and accommodating. Food was terrific and it was a wonderful place to sit and talk and enjoy. We were never hurried, and the place is cute as a button. Would definitely recommend to a friend!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
La Briciola was everything I hoped it would be. We had a group of 6 for a reunion. The food here is just wonderful, and the wine list is put together with skill. There are great wines for reasonable prices, and the staff steers you right. The lamb ragout pasta dish is one of the best pasta dishes I have had. Great time and so glad we went.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great services and friendly staffs
Love the services and meals are delicious as well, I will come back again for sure.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice people, nice place, nice food
The service was very good, chatty, and casual. The menu is divided into a daily menu, and then a more general regular menu.
Second, there are my choices. Wine: 2010 Sangiovese La Carraia, Umbria, Italia: raspberry, cherry, and pepper, with balanced acidity, medium body, and moderate tannins...smooth, mild, and well-flavored.
Orecchiette con salsiccia e rapini ear-shaped pasta~sausage~
broccolirabe~olive oil. The pasta was al dente, not sausage mild, the vege semi-crisp, and the sauce left plenty of room to taste the ingredients. Needless to say, I finished the plate.
Rockfish (special), nicely sauced, semi-crisp veges, and very nice creamy mashed potatoes. Very well flavored and tender.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
La Briciola a gem
La Briciola, which means "a crumb," gave us a great meal and warm, friendly and professional service. The food was wonderful, if heavy on the porcini and truffles, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. From start to finish, it was a delightful experience with an attentive but unobtrusive server and genial host. They also gave us complimentary icy limoncellos.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM