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“Lovely Dinner”
Review of La Briciola

La Briciola
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Ranked #940 of 5,666 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: SoMa
Cross street: Bryant
Transit: Located within walking distance from both Bart and Muni systems.
Washington, D.C.
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Lovely Dinner”
Reviewed December 3, 2011

What a great restaurant! Perfect space (nice amount of light, but not too bright). Solid wine list. Yummy bread and tapenade. Fresh salads with colorful presentation. Amazing pasta dishes. Generous, but still reasonable serving sizes. Wonderful dessert selection.

One characteristic to note -- the service was excellent, but not fast. It was a leisurely meal, and it was very nice not to be rushed. But, if you're looking for a quick turnaround, this may not be the place for you.

  • Visited December 2011
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English first
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“elegance on a budget”
Reviewed November 21, 2011

Wonderful italian food with outstanding service! I had made reservations for a Sunday night for 4 people at 8 pm. Instead, I arrived with 12 at 6:30 after a rushed call to see if I could change the reservation (i was in town for an academic conference). The staff was accommodating, and everyone was thrilled with the tasteful atmosphere and luxurious dishes. It's walkable from the convention ctr; small and through a somewhat unpopulated area for a very nice dinner - 20 mins. Highly recommended!

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Thank Fushy
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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Such a wonderful experience”
Reviewed October 25, 2011

My husband and I just returned from our first visit to San Francisco. We had several very nice meals, but the one we had at La Briciola was by far the best we've had in quite a while. First let me say, we didn't have reservations, but happily sat at the bar which turned out being perfect for us. We were made to feel so important and appreciated. The decor and atmosphere were both comfortable and warm with light laughter occurring every once in a while.
Our meal began with some delicious tapenade and bread. My husband had the chicken breast with a favor filled porcini mushroom sauce. I ordered the sea bass filled ravioli. Both dishes had very fresh ingredients and were perfectly prepared in every way. We also made a special request for saute' spinach which is not on the menu, they gladly accommodated us, and it was superb.
Only have one recommendation, we had slight difficultly finding restaurant, the sign outside isn't well lit, so its a little hard to find it at night.
We only wish this lovely little Italian restaurant wasn't clear across the USA from our home in Virginia.

  • Visited October 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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698 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
“Excellent Northern Italian Cooking”
Reviewed October 15, 2011

Like being in Italy. Personal sevice. Tuscan & Piedmontese cooking. For wine, try the Renato Ratti, Ochetti Nebbiolo D'Alba 2009. My risotto and tagliatelle were both excellent.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank MarshBruce
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san francisco
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“Neighborhood gem! Great Italian little restaurant”
Reviewed August 16, 2011

This place can be hard to find, very close to the freeway but what a neighborhood gem!

It's noisy, small but the food is exquisite. Wine prices are kind of high especially by the glass but at least they have a nice selection. What a great menu! Although entrees are more attractive than appetizers IMHO, and this is kind of unusual. The menu is available on their web site so one can have a pretty good idea of what they serve by looking online.

Easy to book via OpenTable. Wish the service could be faster, they seem to lack waiters but it's worth waiting for the food!

  • Visited August 2011
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