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“Wow! A Cozy Bit of Heaven in Hell's Kitchen”
Review of Briciola

Briciola
Ranked #1,255 of 14,199 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Midtown
Reviewed February 19, 2014

My first thought as I squeezed into Briciola was Wow, this place is small! After finding a couple of empty stools along the wall of the tight wine bar area, we ordered some wine. The wine was delivered in about three seconds and was very good, in fact excellent, for the price.

After soaking up the lively atmosphere and talking with the bartender, my second thought was Wow, this place is fun! We then ordered a foccacia appetizer, and I then thought, Wow, the food is delicious! At that point we decided to stay for dinner and enjoyed every morsel of our steak tagliatelle, octopus, and burrata salad. A++ for our meal. During the whole time, the staff chatted it up with us (not at all obnoxiously):it felt like we were at home yakking it up with friends.

When the bill came, I thought two things: Wow, this place is reasonable!, and Wow, I'm coming back here next time we visit New York! In fact, it may be worth a trip east just to go to Briciola.

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1  Thank genew013
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

though a very narrow, small slice as this place is tiny. i found that to be a great attribute, but some may not. great spot for a romantic date if you like sitting close to your dining companion at the bar ...if not, there is another (new) small room with a communal table. interesting wine, good food and terrific service. if you like this type of place, you'll love it here. if you don't like "snug" and "cozy", this is not the place for you.

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Thank LG170
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Headed over to Briciola from our hotel after locating it on TA and reading the reveiws. This is what makes tripadvisor such a great app. Our concierge had never heard of this place and quickly suggested another restaurant. The dining area was small and quaint. We huddled up to the 18 seat long table and enjoyed some of the finest Italian foods in memory. Orderd several small plates that gave us an array of sensational tastes. Thanks tripadvisor!


Thank RickyHolland
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

little wine bar where you sit either at the bar or around a big table in the neighbour room.no reservations accepted you go and either get immediately a place or wait for a short while with your drink until some people finish their dinner.all appetisers,main dishes and desserts chosen from the menu list little choice are delicious.the burrata,prosciutto,risotto,tiramisu whatever you eat is excellent.also the choice of the wine list is excellent.we were extremely satisfied with the cosy atmosphere,good service,delicious food and good wine we had at very reasonable prices and had a wonderful evening.

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14  Thank amirzekeriya
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

we love the food, the service and the atmosphere at briciola. everything that we've had there has been excellent, and the staff will provide perfect wine recommendations as needed. note that they take reservations for larger parties only - and it does get crowded many nights.

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