Briciola

4.4
46 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Top Tags:

Pre/post Theatre
At Briciola Wine Bar, find our tasty pasta and small plates. Our cozy Italian restaurant have high tops with a beautiful bar to drink wine and eat pasta.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 46 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
SB
SophieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great diner at Briciola, the food is really tasty with nice choice and the service is amazing !

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful - food, ambiance, and our lovey waitress

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Waiter was exceptional and our food was wonderful!

AP
AlexanderP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very small space but excellent food and drink and personable staff! Would highly recommend and can't wait to return.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The food was pretty terrible, unfortunately.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and super cute

WS
WilliamS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

dependable theater dining that feels like your favorite little place around the corner

LS
LaurenS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Briciola. It's a small space, making for a cozy and intimate dining experience. We sat in the covered outdoor area with heat lamps and were perfectly comfortable. We were seated late due to the previous reservation taking longer than planned and it put us in a bit of a time crunch. We told our waiter that we had a show to get to, she took our order and the kitchen got our food out super quick. So we were able to dine, enjoy our meal and wine without the pressure of time. The food was really nice, solid Italian dishes. Loved the wine we had. Wish we could have stayed a bit longer for dessert. Would definitely recommend this place and will go back!

L
Luis
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Briciola is fantastic and the food never fails to impress.

G
Gustowind
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A bit difficult to find, no signage, but when we figured it out we were quickly seated outside for our reservation. Tried small plates from all areas of the menu. Most were very tasty and delivered to the table quickly. Eggplant starter and Pear salad were excellent. One pasta dish was a bit undercooked, but still pretty tasty.

Enjoyed watching the street scene or rather being part of the street scene but it was a bit noisy.

HG
HungryGuy
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We had a reservation, but someone walking in without a reservation was able to snag our table even though we'd been assured by the staff that the next open table would be ours. While they apologized repeatedly for the mistake, their solution was to sit us across the street at Aria, their sister restaurant with the same exact menu. It took forever for them to take our order and the food was just ok. Before selecting this restaurant I read several reviews online about how great the pasta was and our impression is that it was just ok. These 2 restaurants go into my "no repeat" list.

P
vipPennicas
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Even though we had reservations we had to sit out side. The menu was very very limited. Small portions. Would not go back

MJ
MJ81
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Can’t speak much about Briciola since when we got there they walked us across the street to sit at their other restaurant which was odd. And then sat 3 of us at the bar. Ambiance is great. Food is okay. Service was lacking. I won’t be returning unfortunately

CH
vipChristopherH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Stuck on street despite reserving tin door. Waited 20 minutes to be acknowledged, then the waiter bailed. Explained to hostess we had other plans, didn’t matter so we left. Lousy, terrible, ridiculous experience. Stay away.

E
Elgustaio
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Como siempre muy bueno !

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In an otherwise touristy area this restaurant is great. Beautiful atmosphere, really great food and friendly, professional service.

BC
BeckyC
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The challenge was finding the location as there was no visible signage. Once we inquired and we’re seated, the experience was pleasant in every way.

C
Christopher
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Simple, fresh and reasonable price and perfect for pre-theater dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We made a reservation and they made us get in the line with everyone else. They sat everyone in front of us (without reservations) and filled up. To “solve the problem” they sent us across the street to their sister restaurant that supposedly had the same menu, but it was actually different. We received bad service there as well.

LG
vipLaurenG
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was by far the worst food my friends and I have eaten in NYC ever!
We were hopeful when our waitress greeted us almost immediately after being seated, but it quickly went south.
The olives and feta were awful-the olives were hard and tough and the feta was of poor quality. There was no salt or pepper anywhere to be found or anyone to bring it to us. We never saw the waitress again for a while.
Then the entrees came out. To say that they looked unappetizing is an understatement. The fettuccine al funghi looked like there were canned mushrooms on top and the tagliatelle Bolognese looked like beef stroganoff over noodles. Neither dish had any flavor whatsoever, again there was no salt or pepper anywhere and to top it off, both pastas were cold. But wait…at least we got a free COLD molten chocolate cake out of it. The waitress reacted so weirdly when she came over to see that there was still quite a bit of pasta left in the bowls. We told her it was cold when it arrived and she said that was not possible and offered a free dessert which we really didn’t want. If she had come over to check in with us after the food had been delivered then she would have been able to salvage the situation. We didn’t have the heart to tell her that the food was pretty much inedible in addition to being cold.
I do not understand how this restaurant has such a high rating on google and even has good reviews. Sometimes you go to a restaurant and the food is so so, this was simply just awful.

J
Joel
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Way too expensive for what it is. Tasted fine though.

K
Kristen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So cute and amazing food for a great price!! Would definitely recommend :)

AC
AshleyC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service! We highly enjoyed the whole experience

LG
LauraG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was very mediocre. Of the group of about 6 people only 1 or 2 enjoyed their food. Most did not finish their pasta dishes. Would not recommend. The ambiance and setting was great but they need to step up their food game. The wine was also just ok.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Birthday dinner at Briciola. Staying outside so it was a little warm because of humid summer NYC night. The atmosphere is very energetic, but the noise from passing cars make it a bit too much. Ppl were nice and our waitress has super power mind. We enjoyed all the aperitifs, meat balls, lamb chop and mango goat cheese salad. For the main course, the branzino and the truffle gnocchi were excellent specials and the tagliatelle bolognese was also reliably good. We had a wonderful time there enjoying each and every single dish.

RK
RadostinK
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Lujbov was amazing . The meal was outstanding especially the Lamp chops. Next time we are in NYC will definitely visit again!!!

JL
vipJohnL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was little limited but what they did have was delicious and the service was outstanding

SO
SheriO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I’m super sad. My favorite restaurant did not live up to my standards at all.

MR
MattR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Stay away. It's horrible.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Extremely busy for a Tuesday evening, but the server handled the crowd masterfully.

B
Bobbi
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We read good reviews of this restaurant and we were excited to try it but found it just ok. NYC had record high temps and although we made reservations earlier in the day we were seated in the covered area outside. This area had thick plexiglass with no air movement so it must have been 95 degrees in there. This made the whole experience difficult. We were the only diners seated in that area so I found that a-little strange. Our waiter saw us once, took our order and that was it. He never came back to check on us or ask us if we needed anything. I had to flag him down to order another drink. He seemed super attentive with other patrons. The pasta special ( gnocchi ) was just ok. The spaghetti and meatballs was better and the salad I ordered was pretty good. Overall a-little high priced for the food. At the end of the night when we could no longer stand the heat my husband had to go find our waiter since we had not seen him for 45 min. When he finally came he seemed annoyed and just grabbed the credit card my husband had placed on the table and ran the card. We weren't even able to see/review the final bill. No thanks, have a nice evening, nothing. Very strange. After the $200 we spent I would hope for better treatment. We won't be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always amazing here! Love, love, love this place. Only critique I have is that cocktails could be a bit more elevated to match what otherwise feels like a very classy but relaxed dining experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food as always and great service

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Normal married couple Date Night. The wine was good, the pasta was fresh and delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Before COVID, the indoor seatings were too close to other people, so I like the space between now with less than 100% capacity. Once they go back to 100% capacity, maybe I’ll take outdoor or bar counter seating.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, Food good as always and come out fast. We order so much like 20 dishes and basically finished everything.

Excellence service from Edna super friendly and efficient. We were a big party celebrating Birthday. she and others server on the day make sure we all have a great time. This place never let me down. So good I kinda want to keep it secret.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Great service. Lovely waitress. Food was below average.

P
Partricia0915
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the first visit after covid started. It’s easy to make a reservation and was not crowded. Good quality of foods, volumy and tasty. We had today’s special, tuna avocado tarutaru and branzino, which were both great. Also I like a glass of wine there, a plenty of wine in a glass!! I would love to go back sometimes!!

GM
Go2aMuseum4ThaExperience
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was really good and attentive. She answered any questions we had and was generally good to work with. We called prior to arriving and she was ready for us!

F
vipFoodie716
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I feel awful writing this during COVID as it's not the restaurants fault we were sitting outside in the cold! Food was decent, they definitely had a revised menu because of COVID. Service was slow at the beginning, but she got better towards the end. It must be hard having to walk inside and outside in the cold weather! The wine was decent and the food was good, I wish they had more options! Pasta was decent. Bottles of wine were reasonably priced. Cute spot, but I would want to come back when I can eat inside!

FAQs

Briciola offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 678-5763.

Briciola is rated 4.4 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.