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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

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4.2

value

4.4

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Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (7)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

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

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 31, 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 25, 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 25, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 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 20, 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 17, 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 15, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Mom’s Birthday

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 12, 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 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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