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“Perfect for light dinner and a glass of wine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Briciola

Briciola
370 West 51 Street, New York City, NY
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Ranked #1,435 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Centreville, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Perfect for light dinner and a glass of wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Had a delicious panini with a glass of wine recommended by our server. Portion sizes are perfect, not so overwhelmingly huge that you don't want to walk afterward. Great atmosphere too.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Thomasville, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great spot for a light bite before the theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

After a good food tour in SOHO/NOLITA, we were looking for a spot in the theater district to get a glass of wine and some small plates. Briciola fit the bill. It's brought to you by the Aria Wine Bar team in the West Village It's not big with 2 small rooms - a bar area and a room with one big table (14 seats). No reservations and you have to order food to sit down We had a group of five and found sitting Italian family style enjoyable. The wine selection was nice and included a rose Prosecco which is hard to find on menus. We ordered several small plates tapas style - oysters (which were huge), cheese, meats, Gorgonzola stuff dates wrapped in Speck (Yum!). The service was quick and friendly. Very enjoyable. A nice addition to the Hells Kitchen area.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Incredible little secret!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

A beautiful little wine bar / restaurant! I was in the City for a long weekend, visiting friends and they suggested this place... We did have to wait to sit since its one long bar height table in one room and a long bar in the other. However, so very worth the wait! The menu is simple, and crazy inexpensive for Manhattan.. Appetizers $9. and they're amazing choices.. The eggplant rollotini was like someone's grandma was in the kitchen..Paninis $10. ...pasta dishes $12. And some of the best gnocchi I've ever had! Philippe and Chad were so fast, so attentive and so nice it was a great night! And the wine list is amazing too!! We went back the next nite to have the things we didn't have the first nite!! Check it out!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“best new hole in the wall in Hell's Kitchen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Fabulous, rich Italian food, smaller size dishes made with real care. Great flavors. The lamb shank was maybe the best I've had in my life. Nice wines and a knowledgable waiter/bartender, who cares about wine and can talk about it with passion. This place has high-quality food and wine you would spend $100+ per person for at a Union Square restaurant, but here the prices are quite reasonable, about half that. The reason is that they jam you together at a long counter or a long table, which cuts their costs by 30% (according to one of the managers). You give up privacy and space, and more than make up for it in quality and price. And it's a fun, friendly atmosphere, great for a date, or by yourself, or checking out others at the long bar. The chef is Roberto Passon, who used to cook at Putanesca, and then ran a fantastic Hell's Kitchen restaurant bearing his name (closed a few years back due to internal disputes with partners, at least that was the buzz on the street). This guy is a GREAT chef and this is his new restaurant. In general, quality of food has gone downhill in Hell's Kitchen over the last 3 years, mainly because rents went up and tourists and bridge and tunnel people have become the main customers. Most restaurants in HK still have good food (better than Times Square or 8th Avenue), this is one of the few where it's great. It's already hard to get in here unless you come at 5:30. Other Hell's Kitchen restaurants I like are: Taboon, Hell's Kitchen, Delta, Balkanika, Brasilina Cafe, Island Burger, and Room Service.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Cozy intimate place for a light bite before theater!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The food was delicious, we had the meatballs, the grilled shrimp and the raw oysters which were a deal at $1 a piece! The waiter was super friendly and Italian, like the place, which was nice. The "table" was white-tile and ran the length of the place. The waiter suggested we sit opposite one another due to the layout of the place (long and narrow) and the wall was lined with wine selections and lent a coziness to the place. Great place for couples!

Visited March 2013
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