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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (12)
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Quiet Conversation (8)
Cozy (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fun (4)
Romantic (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Great, as always! Love coming here!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Authentic, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The seafood spaghetti with black-ink sauce and the ravioli were both very good, as was the dinner salad (fresh, varied leaf veggies).

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We loved this spot. We came for a birthday dinner and loved the Lamb Shank special and Eggplant and Mushroom pasta special. The tiramisu was incredible! Friendly, attentive, and very fast service. We'll be back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Fabulous as always! Delicious food and wonderful service. Great guys! My friends had never been but are now great fans and will return. I love introducing folks to La Briciola.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Delicious authentic Italian food with fantastic service. Everyone at our table got the lasagne and it was incredible!!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Large menu but everything we ordered was good, especially the seafood pastas.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Pasta was under cooked, wait staff unattentive, salad poorly dressed, would not return

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a lovely time and immsensely enjoyed the food only to find out we when the check came that we were charged $30 just to eat there. Very disappointed the fee was sprang on us. $30 admission fee to eat? Really?!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I went here for before New Year's Eve festivities. The gnocchi and calamari was amazing. We couldn't finish it there, but we ended up eating the leftovers in our hotel at 1 am. It was delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent service. Outstanding food. We’re visiting from New Jersey and have returned to La Briciola annually.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We took a group of 9 people to the restaurant. The food was really good and prices are reasonable. Service was friendly. The restaurant looks nice. This restaurant deserves the positive reviews it gets.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very nice Christmas Eve meal. Needed a spot that was open on Xmas Eve near Caltrain. Food was very good and service was great. A nice little neighborhood Italian spot.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Love this place! Food is excellent & they treat you like family!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Neighhood gem for Italian food in SoMa. Great menu and their pastas are always on point!

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

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Mom’s Birthday

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 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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 (London)·Dined on November 25, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 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 16, 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 14, 2017

Food was delicious and authentic. Definitively coming back!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Overall very solid Italian. The menu has good variety, and the quality is very high. Service was a little slow. Admitting, it is a small restaurant, and they were dealing with a very large group. Hey, it's Italian, slow down and enjoy.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 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 8, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

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