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Osteria la Briciola

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Reviewed August 6, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I recently had lunch with friends at La Briciola (actually it was white second time we have eaten here). We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and much appreciated the quality of the food and creative presentation. Despite the heat we were able to...eat on the shaded terrace and were very comfortable. I look forward to returning someday.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed November 23, 2019

From the moment you arrive you are welcomed with warmth and generosity. The food was sublime, refined in its ingredients and preparation, with great attention to subtle accents and flavors, all so beautifully presented. Maica and Alessandra provided wonderfully attentive and expert service. This is...one of the fine restaurants of Italy and definitely worth a journey!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

Enrico puts his passion and competence in every detail. From the impecable service to the delicious and beautifully presented food with pairing wine of top quality, up to the disposable toothbrush in the toillet :) - everything here is perfect. Congratulations!

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 13, 2019

For our last evening in Tivoli we considered travelling back to one of the fine restaurants in Rome, but my wife and I we so glad that we did not. Instead we stayed in the Tivoli area and experienced our best meal of the trip....From the moment we arrived we received excellent service from the waiting staff and also from the host himself. The dining room is small and personal and we loved the cosy atmosphere. When the excellent bread and sublime selections of olive oil arrived, our expectations were set. I ordered the 5 course meat tasting menu and my wife ordered the 5 course seafood tasting menu. All courses, including the amuse bouche, were perfect. Nothing pretentious here, just excellent food with no distractions which allowed us to eat and relax in the most enjoyable manner. It is clear the host takes his craft very seriously and it shows. Thank you for a wonderful evening.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Great attention to details and excellent service. Granular control on ingredients, passion for local excellence. Do reserve a table in advance!

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed December 30, 2018

My best friend collected me at Rome Leonardo Da Vinci airport and we aimed the car towards the Adriatic coast where young Gus lived for 28 years. We decided to stop somewhere in the middle of the trip for a meal. On the Autostrada A24...we choose Tivoli as the exit and through Tripadvisor we discovered the #1 rated restaurant in the area. We drove there with expectations, but little we knew we were to have a true culinary experience. As an emigrant away from my land for over 20 years, going back to a restaurant in Italy is always a special experience. Italy is beyond any doubt the place in the world where food and eating are at the foundations of its culture. We entered a small but cozy room where we were welcomed by a young waiter that opened our door while greeting us with a big smile and a "Buongiorno Signori". He was wearing an impeccable black suit, and gentle eyes. We sat. My friend is a chef, so I didn't even open my menu and asked him to choose for me. While my friend was reading the menu, we met the maitre di sala, an impeccably elegant middle aged man that welcomed us warmly. I could observe how my friend and the maitre spoke the same food language I am not an expert in. I certainly saw how the maitre spoke about the ingredients with true love for their taste and their origin. He was able to explain the tastes, the flavours, the land and the soul of the people that worked at developing them. Even I, a layman, understood everything. I could see his love for his mission in life that other people called his job. I will not say much about the courses and their sophisticated presentation, I will focus on the outcome . My friend went for the a la carte menu and all I can say is, we had a rollercoaster of sensations. My eyes were filled with memories of my childhood when i dipped the freshly baked gnocco fritto in the most delicious olive oil I have ever tasted. My friend warned me, be careful, gnocco fritto creates addiction, he was right. As a cuisine lover, but with only the understanding of a guest, not a host, I was amazed at the modern technology that allowed us to drink only one chalice of the most delicious wine (my friend was driving) without having to pay for the full bottle. In fact the maitre utilised a tool that pushed an inert gas through a needle in the bottle that in turn released the chalice and guaranteed that the next guest would be able to taste the same wonderful wine as if the bottle had not been opened (see picture attached). Being near Rome we had to have the "carciofi alla romana" (roman style artichokes) and they did not disappoint same as the wonderful cured meats and cheeses board. In between courses, we were surprised with little presents. Mini portions of beautiful kitchen experiments, none of them disappointed. The carbonara was a true carbonara, no frills, all taste and tradition. But the most beautiful thing of my experience was in the relationship that both the maitre and the waiter developed with us. They knew we were loving our experience and I could see they were satisfied with their day work. I am used to some good food nowadays here in Dublin, but often the experience is hindered by lack of personal connection with staff. The guys at La Briciola, reminded me that food and tastes are nothing without the feeling of being welcome, just like when as a young boy I ate at my mothers' table. Thank you to the people of La Briciola through whom beats the heart of Italian cuisine. Guys, you made me proud to be Italian. When the bill came only to €85 in total, i could not believe my eyes as I was expecting a 3 digit bill starting with 2 at least. I will be back, even if i have to fly over just for the meal. P.S. I am so ashamed I don't remember the names of the maitre and the waiter, I am closing on 50 and my memory is getting weak. Thank you boys!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I really like this small restaurant. they bake their own bread and they are very accurate for service and cooking. The daily Chef suggestions are great!

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, nice location, professional staff.... Enjoy your meal and relax. It's recommended to reserve... on Sunday. Only drawback: the place is reachable only by car! Congratulations to 'La Briciola' staff for the high quality and food origin's preservation. The best of Italian tradition in...modern-look plates. This of my second visto and I'll surely come backMore

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic break from the city. Excellent service, delicious food and beautiful views! This place could not be more perfect!

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

My sister and I travel to Rome often and our dear friends wanted to take us someplace special for lunch. They succeeded! We were warmly greeted by the staff and seated at a lovely outdoor table where there was plenty of room for their little...girl to walk around and play. The wait staff was exceptionally kind - they took time to speak to my sister and me in "slow" Italian. All of our food was beautifully presented and tasted amazing. We all had pasta "fatto in casa" - Calamarata con gamberi rosa di Ponza e crema di pistacchio verde di Bronte D.O.P, or pasta with shrimp and a pistachio creme sauce. My sister and I only wanted a taste, the waiter was so kind he made us a small tasting portion. For my main course I had the Spigola rosticciata su cremoso al limone profumata alla menta, or filet of sea bass with a mint cream paste. I would highly recommend this place for a special occasion - because they really made us all feel very special. This is a perfect spot to stop for lunch or dinner on your way to Tivoli to see the fabulous gardens. This was truly an exceptional experience.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Grazie per averci preferito. Le confermo il tavolo per giovedì 26 settembre, le chiedo cortesemente un recapito telefonico Grazie
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Response from DAEM6861 | Property representative |
We are 4 km from the center of Tivoli . 5 Minute drive Best regards
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