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La Briciola

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489 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 (Bryant)
Located within walking distance from both Bart and Muni systems.
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Eating like if you were in Italy!

Trust me, I am Italian and this is the only restaurant (I'm not considering pizzerias in this category) in the US that serves authentic Italian food. Caciuccos are amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Federico P
Good for:
  • Romantic
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trust me, I am Italian and this is the only restaurant (I'm not considering pizzerias in this category) in the US that serves authentic Italian food. Caciuccos are amazing!

Thank Federico P
Level Contributor
75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yawn.....oh there are customers here. Yawn.....do you want something to eat? Somewhat indifferent staff, maybe just all bored. Food was good, but nothing over the top. Recommended wine just so so. Faced with a bathroom in disarray with a broken and gross toilet. Yawn.....

1 Thank cruzinquick
Canberra, Australia
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We had an early dinner just before our long haul flight back to Australia. Best decision ever. Don't get me wrong, we have plenty of good Italian food in Australia, but these guys did an excellent job. The bread to start was excellent. My husband and I split the sausage and saffron risotto as well as the hand cut pasta... More 

Thank rasweet
Foster City, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The food was OK. The service was bad. Three waiters served us. I wrote the check for $176. Today I received the statement from the credit card. They added 94 cents to the bill. What a cheap restaurant.

Thank VladimirB100
Meadow Vista, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We passed by this place on the way to a Giants game and decided we would go back for dinner, mainly because it it cute (seems very San Francisco), we wanted Italian and it was close to our hotel. Do not bother. The waiters all have affected (fake) accents. The pasta is perfectly Al denote but the sauces are really... More 

Thank phaniefield
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A great experience was had by all. Waiter was spot on. Food was fresh and presentation was pleasing. I recommend this restaurant.

Thank soleburyguy
San Mateo, CA
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277 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Some friends introduced us to this great find on Sunday after a SF Giants game. It is walking distance from AT&T park. Andre our waiter (from Rome) was professional and polite and answered all menu questions. We shared a plate of the buratta cheese that came with arugula a few cherry tomatoes and some prosciutto...excellent. We each ordered a pasta.... More 

Thank MKtravelers19
Boulder, Colorado
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124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Good not great Italian food. Had a nice salad of super tender calamari with beans. Could have used a bit more salt, but I'll take that over too much. Braised rabbit over polenta cakes was delicious, moist, and tender. Friendly service.

Thank sharonincolorado
Forsyth, Georgia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a quiet little spot just south of the freeway. We were there on a Sunday evening and there was ample parking on the street. The atmosphere inside was very quiet and very much reminded us of Italy. The food was superb. Several said the calamari was the best they ever had. They were very accommodating, as our party... More 

Thank BillWeave
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Judging from the inside decor and the Italian servers, you could think you're in Italy; it's very cozy. My friends and I made reservations for 9 people. The service was great - the food came quick and almost at the same time for all of us. Everyone's meal tasted great. I call myself a Tiramisu connaisseur because I usually have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 489 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
  • Public Transportation: Located within walking distance from both Bart and Muni systems.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: 4155120300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic


Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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