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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.

489 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Bryant

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 512-0300

Website:
http://www.labriciola-sf.com/

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).

Public Transit:
Located within walking distance from both Bart and Muni systems.

Executive Chef:
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

Additional:
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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (6)
Romantic (6)
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Local Ingredients (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Mom’s Birthday

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent meal - friendly and fast service. Food was great - exceeded our expectations. Good job.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great venue, great food and service. I will certainly visit again.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Awesome service, lovely food, and an energetic environment.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Dinner was only ok. Service was poor. Although we had made a reservation several days ahead the staff wanted to seat us right next

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was delicious and authentic. Definitively coming back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Excellent food. Very friendly accommodating staff. It’s one of my favorites. It’s small, with a warm welcoming atmosphere.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Lovely local restaurant with tasty food food and excellent service. Clearly the locals love this place. Delicious burrata and parma ham appetizer. Good wine at a decent price. Low key and relaxing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We love this place! The food is superb and we’re treated like family. I highly recommend La Briciola.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Nice place, a bit loud. Service was rather slow. Acceptable overall but would not add it to my top list of places.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Best Italian I've had in a long time. Lamb shank in wine reduction was very tasty. The noise level, however, is not conducive to detailed conversations.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Wonderful place to dine been coming here for 9 years

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our second visit was just as wonderful as our first. We love the fresh homemade pasta dishes and sauces. Tiramisu was excellent. Definitely going back to try other menu items!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Wonderful food... pasta tastes homemade and best carpaccio ever!!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Not the best Italian food you will find in SF and certainly not for the price. Too bad because wait staff were lovely and space is quite nice.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Very authentic and delicious Italian food - would go back next time I am in SF.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We have, over the years, become regulars - drawn by the food and hospitality. A wonderful place.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We had an excellent meal with excellent service. It is nice to find a restaurant that you can actually have a nice conversation in without yelling at your guest to be heard.
Sauted calarari was perfectly prepared and generous. Soup was excellent and the sausage in it enhanced the flavors. Swordfish dish was perfect to split for two people.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great as always. I have been here often, and it is consistently superb. Everything is very good. I believe that there is a passion for excellence in the food preparation, presentation, and service. For all of these aspects to always be exceptional shows that the people here love what they do. They always make me feel welcome and are so kind and pleasant.

I just love La Briciola! I recently moved out of the state, and came back for half a day. I made sure I spent some of those few hours right here at this jewel of a restaurant. The Bay Area has some very good restaurants, but this is my favorite.

Thank you Gian Luca and the entire staff for providing such a great dining and gathering establishment!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We walked to Briciola from BART for a pre-theater dinner (worth the walk). The warm greeting at the door set the tone for the whole evening: attentive and friendly. The food was delicious. My husband had rack of lamb, which was cooked perfectly. I had baked halibut cooked in a tomato sauce. The only miss on that dish were the potatoes which were cut as thin as chips and were overpowered by the sauce. If you're tired of overpriced, noisy, pretentious restsurants, take a walk south of market to this lovely little restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We enjoyed our first visit and will definitely return. All dishes were fresh and homemade - the fresh bread and olive tapenade were a yummy start. Sauces were creative and complimented the dishes perfectly. Not the prettiest neighborhood, but the interior is surprisingly cozy, clean, and quiet. We will return because there are so many dishes we want to try.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Authentically Italian...Good food, charming ambiance and service and reasonable prices.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I love this place, food is solid and so are the portions. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Blah. Really, I mean BLAH. It really says something when the Ceasar salad and plain vanilla ice cream are the best part of $110 meal (for 2)! The service was fine but the food just REALLY did not justify the price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Reviews were so good, I had to find it. Totally worth it. Go there for the bread and olive oil alone. Salad was fresh, and had perfect pepper on it. The veal was amazing. Staff could not be more helpful, welcoming and accommodating. May go back there today.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 1, 2017

We were at the end of our family San Francisco trip and I was in the mood for authentic Italian like we find at home in VA. I asked Dominic at our hotel for a recommendation and he recommended La Briciola without hesitation. After we finally found the place (our cab driver got lost so I had to call the restaurant), we were seated at a table in the back and enjoyed a lovely bottle of red wine with our fabulous meals. The owner/manager waited on us as well as another who made sure our water glasses were always full and we had enough bread. The bread was served with an olive spread that my very picky eater son devoured! I could not believe he was eating olives! At any rate, fabulous meal for our last night in San Fran...would definitely return and recommend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

This place is quiet, unassuming and fantastic. The food is great, the service is friendly and speedy, the ambiance is good. It has a fun "old world" sort of feel that reminds me of restaurants in Italy. Which makes sense since it's run by Italians. I've eaten here three times and each time has been delightful. If they have the lasagna special, order it!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food was authentic & the salads were so fresh & delicious! And our server was amazing!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Delicious Italian food, wonderful service and great layout. Will definitely come back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 25, 2017

It was an early evening reservation, the restaurant was empty and our group was seated very closely to the only occupied table of noisy crying babies and children that were running around. Not conducive for an adult business dinner. The waiter asked if I would like to move however the wine and bread were already served and the conversation was already in process.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great food and great service. Booked not expecting much but we were blown away with the great tasting food. Service was also amazing. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Amazing, authentic, fun neighborhood gem that we will return to often. Great wine list and really fun atmosphere. Plus, we we're honored with some special treatment for our anniversary. We feel like family here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 20, 2017

This was a very enjoyable, delicous meal. Staff was attentive. Halibut was perfect. We also enjoyed the black ink risotto.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Yes we did enjoy our meal and it was close to our planned reception on Brannan Street.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Loved that they took a last minute reservation. Service was brisk and efficient, food was delicious. A nice neighborhood find.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

A group of 6 of us made early dinner reservations before heading to see Hamilton. We were the first in the restaurant (5:15 pm) and I was a little worried, but other groups of 8, 12 soon joined. The food was simple and fresh, tasty. Large menu selection. Enjoyed the dessert, recommend the mixed seafood grill and warm chocolate cake.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2017

The Caesar salad was among the best I've ever had. Flavorful, not overly dressed with anchovies on top. I had swordfish and my friend had ravioli. Both were delicious, well prepared. The meals here remind me of what you would get at a good restaurant in Italy - nothing fancy, just decent, fresh food well-prepared. This was my second visit and the service was wonderful on both occasions.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy
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