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La Briciola

4.5
892 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday-Monday 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday-Saturday 5-10:30
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Phone number
(415) 512-0300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Gian Luca Toschi
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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!
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Private party contact
Rhiannon: (415) 512-0300
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bryant
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Parking details
Large & affordable parking lot right around the corner on Stillman Street. There is also plenty of street parking (meters run until 6 pm).
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Public transit
Located within walking distance from both Bart and Muni systems.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 892 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Ungewöhnlich für USA, ein typisch italienisches Restaurant. Umgebung könnte im Dunkeln gefährlich werden, zumal es schwierig ist, ein Taxi adhoc in dieser Gegend zu bekommen und das Restaurant eher nicht aktiv mithilft (eher keine öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel)
Generell empfehlenswert, absolut casual

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We found this Gem thru Open Table during a weekend getaway in SF. It was an easy walk from our hotel in the SoMa area. The owners were very engaging. Our dinner selections were perfect. The service was a tad slow, but when they were at our table, they had our full attention and fully answered all questions. We look forward to visiting again the next time we are in the City.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We are always happy when we can dine here. Fresh and creative meals and service that never feels rushed.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Really enjoyed this wine 2010 Amarone della Valpolicella Corte Majoli, Verona, Italia

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Nice spot. Very good squid ink pasta.
Soup not quite as good

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Chicken with porcini mushroom dish was underwhelming

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The food was great. We just felt a little ignored at times. We will go again.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

From start to finish, the restaurant was lovely. We had a small group, varied dietary requirements and the entire meal was relaxed and enjoyable. Close by to the Convention Center and good for a small group. I highly recommend it!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

We had dinner fopr two on Sunday evening and ordered a take out for a late arrival. The food was excellent and the service terrific. They were very accommodating and we actually ate the take out before we left. I would definitely choose this restaurant again.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Excellent food and service. A few blocks away from the mainstream but worth the walk.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We had a lovely meal for 10 people to celebrate my mother's 85th birthday. Alessandro and his staff were very attentive the food was wonderful. I would highly recommend it

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

my wife and I wanted to really like this place as we were in the mood for Italian and we both are of northern Italian descent. However every dish was pretty meh. We started off with mussels which had a great sauce. The burrata didn’t have the texture we’ve grown to love. We asked if the salmon was wild and the waiter shrugged and said “yeah it’s wild.” It wasn’t wild based on color and taste. I’m sure they would have highlighted that on the menu anyway. The halibut was not bad. They also forgot the mushroom pasta that we ordered. When we reminded them well after we finished our fish we got it for dessert. Service was aloof.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Excellent value. Seafood dishes, especially the grilled NOT fried squid, are fresh and delicious. The homemade pastas with special sauces remind you of Italy. You don’t want to rush your way through lunch or dinner here. One of the best restaurants in SOMA.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great ambiance, service, and food quality. Highly recommend to anyone in the area to give it a try.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great meal and wine. Definitely recommend this restaurant. Easy walk from Moscone.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

One of our "go to" restaurants in SOMA/South Beach. Very good food, great ambience, although the noise level increases as the restaurant fills up.
The two owners always make you feel welcome, and are quite sincere in it.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Love this restaurant, consistently great service and food.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

What started out as a great dining experience unfortunately took a dive as the restaurant is clearly understaffed. While one can appreciate the concept of a traditional dining experience of not rushing and actually taking the time to enjoy your meal courses and dining conversation, regrettably that experience is lost when staff disappears and cannot be found and you cannot find anyone to even pay the check to because they are preoccupied flirting with one table. Sad because it could be a better experience and the food is truly good.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Fabulous as always! Love this place. Gianluca and Alessandro are the best hosts and the food is extraordinary.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Good spot to take the coworkers for lunch. Most lunch specials are between 13-20 dollars. Would consider going back again.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

This was our first time at La Briciola but it won't be the last. Food was outstanding. I had braised rabbit that would delicious and fell off the bone - no need for a knife. My wife had a chicken dish that she raved about. Usually restaurant portions are too large for her to finish, but she finished her entire dinner this time. My friend has a Tutte di mare pasta that he also said was delicious. We split a panna cotta for dessert and the cherry coulis sauce that accompanied the panna cotta was outstanding. Very friendly service and the place was hopping for a Sunday night, so I know we weren't the only ones who like to go to this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I arranged a surprise dinner party for my husband at La Briciola. We were 16 people (mostly vegetarians) and everyone had a wonderful time. The food is great, and the portions are large, so I would go with the main courses than spend money on appetizers. They have a great wine list. We had plenty of food and wine, and it still ended up being about $50 per person. I definitely recommend this place for large groups!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great as usual. This has become our go-to restaurant. Usually no problem getting a reservation. Service is always top-notch. Great value as well.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Outstanding food, fantastic service! This place is a true hidden gem and perfect if you’re looking for delicious authentic Italian food.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

A bit of old school Tuscany in the middle of SoMa.

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Although the service was good the food was not good. Our appetizers and our mains we're comped because they were uneditable. The appetizer we purchased was basically polenta even though it claimed to have other things with it. The mains we're a filet mignon that was so dry at medium rare that it was not worth eating. The other dish was a seafood dish where all the clam, muscles, shrimp we're burnt before they through a sauce on top.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Wonderful food and service !!! Authentic Italian food I love.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

I almost went back the next night for the incredible porcini ravioli. La Briciola is great.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

The pasta was either slightly overcooked or slightly undercooked (we were a large party), but everything else was perfect, and the wait staff spectacular.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

LaBriociola is a very traditional Italian restaurant with an extensive menu. It was fully booked the night we were there and service was stretched.....we had a long wait for our meals. Everyone was happy with their choices and loved the atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Date night with my wife. We loved the reastaurant. The food was excellent as was the service. We had the warm seafood salad,the tagliatelle w truffle and the lamb shank. All dishes were excellent. The bread was also very good. The profiterole was also very tasty and freshly made. Unfortunately they call one of he desserts a soufflé but it isn’t. Fortunately the waiter told us that before ordering. Other than that the meal was excellent.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was good. Service was weak - waited about 15 minutes before the manager came over who became our server the rest of the meal. They seemed to be short staffed on Valentines Day.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

There is no better restaurant SF, period!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great, as always! Love coming here!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Really outstanding service--staff really dedicated to making the evening enjoyable, checked in at all the right times without being overbearing. Food was excellent. Great ambiance for a date/romantic evening.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great place to have a business lunch. Enjoyed the food, the service was excellent, and the ambience was lovely.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

We thouroghly enjoyed dinner there. The food was excellent. I will go back soon.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Great little restaurant hidden in a gritty SOMA neighborhood. Food and service both terrific and not too noisy so you can carry on a conversation without raising your voice.

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