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La Briciola

489 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 (Mission)
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Ranked #573 of 4,945 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $30 - $30
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
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Mission
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
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
3 reviews 3 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Scotch Plains
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131 reviews 131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

The best thing about this restaurant is their delightful wait staff They are friendly, knowledgeable and eager to please and better still the food is great as well. Try their buffalo mozzarella appetizer with prosciutto! The main courses are divided between "land" and "sea" but regardless of which you prefer go with their fresh pasta; it is wonderful! Their desserts... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

While the food was fine, I specifically ordered the pasta without a particular seafood, substituting shrimp. The waiter assured me it was not a problem. 30 mins later, and the ingredient was prominently displayed on top and the waiter proudly told me the kitchen decided I needed it. Um. No. No. No. Ever heard of food allergies? no. They remade... More

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