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“Hidden Gem in SOMA”
Review of La Briciola

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Ranked #953 of 5,695 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: SoMa
Cross street: Bryant
Transit: Located within walking distance from both Bart and Muni systems.
Northern California
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374 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem in SOMA”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

We stopped here walking back to our car from a Giants game and were pleasantly surprised at what a great place it is. I'd noticed the place before and it was very inviting: a warm and beautifully appointed little Italian bistro. Even though we arrived late in the evening & only wanted something simple, the waiter was very welcoming and gracious. I ordered a bowl of minestrone soup and it was some of the BEST minestrone I've ever eaten! Absolutely delicious. We also had dessert and coffee, all exellent. We can't wait to return in a few weeks for a complete dinner experience.

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
San Francisco, California
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Excellent Northern Italian cuisine!”
Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

We live nearby and consider ourselves lucky to call this our neighborhood haunt. We've eaten here twice, each time our socks were blown away. On last visit, we ordered a couple of appetizers to share, the ravioli (delish) and the roasted veges (good but not great). I had a bite of the halibut and rabbit ordered by my friends. They raved about their orders. Honestly, all I can remember was the fantastic cioppino I ordered on both visits. A heaping dish of perfectly cooked fish, shrimp, mussels, and clams resting in a flavorful tomato-based broth. Heaven! The broth bursts with flavor and yet is subtle in taste. Note that the cuisine here is Northern Italian, so different from the Sicilian cuisine found in many Italian restaurant. By the standards of any cuisine, the food here is par excellent!

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“Charming place”
Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

The impeccable service, the food arrived very fast, they refilled our water whenever it was empty and the food was amazing. Very charming little place with a fasade that hides a very good and decent italien restaurant..

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north carolina
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“What a great cozy and affordable Italian restaurant!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

We ate here the night of July 4, 2012. What a find! Cozy (but not tiny), great atmosphere, great service, superb food! And pricewise, I guess this would be considered quite affordable in SF! 4 people in our party. After a full meal, 2 glasses of wine, tax and a generous tip we paid $120. The prompt (but not rushed) and very courteous service was among the finest I've seen. Food portions were generous but not huge. Everything ordered by all 4 of us (2 couples) was perfect and very well-liked. This place is a real hidden gem! Don't miss it in SF if you love Italian!

  • Visited July 2012
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Easton, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“great gnocchi's”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

Nice atmosphere. Small and quaint. Great food and service.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Susan C
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