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489 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 (Mission)
4155120300
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Ranked #424 of 4,980 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Mission
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bryant
Transit: Located within walking distance from both Bart and Muni systems.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This small Italian restaurant walking distance from the ball park provides wonderful homemade pastas and a variety of meat and fish dishes. When we left at 9:30 people were still arriving. Reservations are helpful but often you may get seated without them. Tonight there was a slight wait but there is seating at the bar and a pretty good wine... More

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Each time have been we have sat at the bar. I actually like the bar as it's great to watch all the activity. The service at the bar was excellent and was matched by the food quality. The staff were extremely personable and actually engaged in conversation versus just taking an order. We have had several dishes from vegetarian pasta... More

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USA
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at La Briciola. Everything was better than expected. I come from a large Italian family and find most Italian restaurants leave a lot to be desired. This place didn't disappoint. Bread was wonderful, calamari was done just right and the homemade pasta was al dente with a wonderful sauce. The restaurant is... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This restaurant was such an amazing experience, that I would head here first when craving Italian food in SF. Our party consisted of 3 Foodies. Two from NYC and one from Austin - thus people who know what excellent cuisine is. I cross referenced this restaurant with other review sites. It is in a slightly odd location under a viaduct... More

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Food was terrific. We had the rabbit, the lamb ragu, the orechiette w/sausage and a veal saltimbocca. We also had a salad and a lentil/sausage soup for apps which were both quite good. The tiramasu was just ok, a little bland and the place had AC blowing very strong even thought it was cold outside.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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112 reviews 112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

La Briciola So for me, this was a rather different Italian resturant. Location seems a little on the outskirts of downtown. Inside building is all hard surfaces (ceiling, floor, walls) so it can be very noisy, even for a relatively small resturant. Food wise, depends on what you like. Most sauces I saw or tried were seemingly beef based, little... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This place is a very nice restaurant with good service. They were able to serve about 25 of us without missing a beat. I would definitely go back.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I used to live only a block away from La Briciola, so I'm not sure how it's taken me this long to actually visit for the first time: the experience was fantastic! I went with a group of seven friends, and we were all really pleased. The service was friendly and courteous, and the food was even better. I had... More

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Pleasant Hill, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

The service and bread/tapenade were the best part about the meal. We had a great waiter who steered us to some delicious wine, but should have strongly discouraged us from the Polpo (octopus) appetizer. Sadly, the Polpo was pulpy and chewy. Yuk! Our waiter was great about replacing the dish and suggested a salmon carpaccio. It was very tasty, but... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

La Briciola is a small neighborhood Italian restaurant that also is one of the best in San Francisco. The staff remembers you from previous visits, the food is fantastic, and like many local restaurant the location is hard to find and a bit scary. But it's worth the walk or short ride from Market Street, very worth it.

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Additional Information about La Briciola

Address: 489 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone Number: 4155120300
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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