About La Briciola
Authentic Italian restaurant located in the heart of SOMA. Enjoy Northern Italian food in a cozy & intimate environment. We specialize in Tuscan and Piedmontese cuisine, serving a variety of home-made pastas in addition to traditional dishes Dalla Terra & Dal Mare.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Italian, Seafood, European
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday-Monday 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday-Saturday 5-10:30
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Large & affordable parking lot right around the corner on Stillman Street. There is also plenty of street parking (meters run until 6 pm).
Located within walking distance from both Bart and Muni systems.
Gian Luca Toschi
Private Party Facilities:
We have a semi-private room that can accommodate up to 25 guests. In addition, we can accommodate larger parties in our main dining room. Please contact us to plan your event here!
Private Party Contact:
Rhiannon: (415) 512-0300
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
La Briciola Ratings and Reviews
If you are looking for an authentic Italian restaurant, this is it. This charming, quiet, restaurant feels like someone picked up a neighborhood restaurant in Rome, Naples or Milan and dropped into South of Market. The owners work as servers in the room. They are warm, welcoming and generous. I had the lamb shank, which was absolutely perfect. The pasta is always good, especially good is the lasagna. I've been to La Briciola many times as it has become my favorite Italian restaurant in SF. I had my birthday party there and they were able to accommodate 30 people as they would a large, extended Italian family. I am a New York transplant and I go to La Briciola when I want a hit of home. It reminds me of the great family Italian restaurants in The West Village. It is not to be missed.
This was the second time at La Briciola. The staff is friendly and helpful, although the wait staff seemed a bit stretched thin when the restaurant filled up. The food was fabulous. We had 2 specials: swordfish and lamb shank and both were perfectly prepared. The portions were quite generous, leaving us no room for dessert (sigh). We felt like this meal was a good value. Our only complaint was that because there was a fairly large boisterous group seated at the back of this small space the atmosphere was quite noisy, but at least the restaurant had seated these folks as far back as possible. Nice place to dine if you have an evening event at Yerba Buena center.
This is an absolute gem. The food was uniformly terrific (the pasta with my lamb ragu was out of this world), the service was attentive (it almost seemed that they were understaffed, but every time we needed something, our waiter was right there), the wine list was appropriate and extensive. Forget North Beach; this is the place to go.
Absolutely wonderful restaurant all around! Greeted warmly by the host. Then by an assistant to the waiter to service us water. Then by our waiter. My husband’s wine didn’t taste just right and waiter graciously brought him a different wine. Pre-salads, we both enjoyed the fresh bread with minced olives in olive oil. Our arugula salads were super fresh and a bounty of green with shavings of parmesan and slighted cherry tomatoes with a light dressing. My date requested a generous helping of parmesan and was given the pleasure. We shared the evening’s special ravioli dish and the halibut🎉. Wow! We truly cannot wait to return. Thank you to everyone at La Briciola. Molto Beni
Dining at La Briciola has become a winter ritual during the Fancy Food Show. And they never let us down. Everything is fabulously well-prepared and delicious. This time a perfect burrata appetizer, simple but simply delicious Caesar salads, rack of lamb, and pasta with seafood. Just perfect, like always.
Cute room. Charming staff. Didn’t rush us at all! Pluses: the opening bread and oil. And the lasagna. A wow. Close: linguine vongole lacked the depth of flavor this should have. And the grilled calamari was tepid. Wine list distinctly Italian and value oriented.
Excellent in every way!
Best meal Ihave had in SF in ages.
Great atmosphere-small and intimate-feels like u r in Italy.
Antipasto plate to share—-loaded with quality Italian meats.
Lamb shank—-huge and melt in your mouth. Ravioli special—-superb... sea bass stuffed with lobster cream sauce—-huge pieces of lobster.Myshroom Lasagna special—delicious. Ribbon pasta with lamb ragu—-so f-ing good. Huge portions. Homemade pastas.
Owner was our server. Usually don't like this as mist owners do it to save labor. I give him a pass as he was great. Bought us a desert and we biught one. Both need work- not like quality of the entrees.
25$ for corkage—too steep. I don’t mind 15$
I have told ten people how good it was already. 175$ for 4 including Corkage.
U will not be disappointed here!!!
I know good food and am always honest in my reviews so u don’t want to disappoint me!!!
Some truly delicious dishes. The bread was perfect crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. The fried calamari batter was very light and crispy and the seafood lasagna was wonderful not at all what we expected. Many Thin layers of lasagna noodles with cream and seafood interspersed. Rich and sinful . We will be back soon.
This has got to be one of the best Italian restaurants I’ve ever had. Everything we ordered was outstanding. Service is great. But take your time in the establishment. They would like to enjoy your dining experience. Their wine list is great. Absolutely a great date place. Romantic. The owner, Alessandro, has great personality. I will be back here for sure.
The staff at Briciola was top notch - extremely friendly, flexible, accountable and willing to work with us on a large group (22) without the hassle of contracts and F&B minimums - that is practically unheard of in SF in this day and age. They seemed to have quite a lot of local neighborhood regulars as well. The food was superb. The service was great. I will make this my go-to with future business group meetings.
We were at SFMOMA and wanted to meet our daughter in SF for dinner. We found La Briciola online and since it had positive reviews and was within walking distance, we thought we'd give it a try. Very cute, quite good food - I echo an earlier reviewer who said the lasagna was the best he had ever had and the prices were reasonable.
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