Had squid ink pasta with seafood. The pasta had nice flavor but the generous portion of seafood was all over cooked. Nice dining room
One of the rare Italian restaurants in the SoMa area, this was a great place to take work colleagues for a celebratory dinner. No cocktails, but definitely an adequate wine list, with beers and Prosecco available. Luca provided us excellent service, and the pasta dishes were all amazing. We'll definitely be back!
This is an out-of-the-way neighborhood gem . The chef is an artist who’s food is as pretty as it is delicious. We never made it past the marvelous polenta trio and the puff pastry. Even the afogato was creative and delicious with a trio of vanilla scoops cover by two (yes ask for an extra shot of expresso). The entrees received great reviews, but after four appetizers, we’ll have to return.
Never a disappointment. Luca and the rest of the staff are fantastic. Charming.
Visiting my daughter in SF and extremely pleased by this off the beaten path SOMA Italian place.
Food was really good but service was a bit slow. We got a table next to the window towards the front of the restaurant and servers rarely came by.
Its Saturday night, we went in with a reservation. The restaurant was basically empty. We ordered from the specials menu and they were out of a 'star' item (shank of lamb). None of the specials were elevated and that surprised us given La Biciola has a 4.2 out of 5 rating on OpenTable. The cannoli shell tasted stale. We ordered coffee expecting a nice Italian roast but it was an Americano because they had not brewed up any coffee. The price was not $$, more like $$$.
On the good side the service staff was EXCELLENT. They need to check the overarching Saturday evening management staff.
We LOVE this place! The food is so good that it's hard to try new things as we have our beloved favorites that we order again and again. We always leave stuffed with food and with a smile on our faces!
Food was pretty mediocre.
Great service. Tasty food. I love this place.
Great as usual. Can’t go wrong here.
Easy atmosphere.. nice team..
The loudest screaming children were running around. Other than that, all good
The starters, grilled squid and minestrone soup were great. The waiters were professional and attentive. The place looks authentic and well run, and quite full on a week night. Our only disappointment was with the truffle pasta, which tasted starchy and didn't have any truffle scent, and the profiteroles which were undercooked. It's only our first time there - we may give it another shot. We so wanted this place to be good.
Yummy and good Italian food
Stick with pasta. Calamari, sword fish over cooked. Didn't taste fresh!
Excellent italian food. Authentic Italian restaurant with great dishes and nice staff. Good location.
We wanted to try a “new” place. Immediately upon entering, we asked ourselves, “Why haven’t we come here before now?” It’s a lovely, even romantic trattoria, with an attentive and jovial staff. The menu and wine list are extensive, including daily specials. Servings are ample and delicious — I’m guessing someone’s mother bequeathed some of the recipes to the chef and restaurant. Yes, it’s that authentic. We will definitely come back. Again and again!
We live in Berkeley but go to La Briciola for Italian! Enough said.
Listen to the recommendations! The menu offers many intriguing options, but the waiters know what you should order on any given night. But if you're stubborn you'll still be fine. Hard to go wrong.
La Briciola is a wonderful find. Warm and cozy atmosphere, great service from a staff that seems to truly care, and delightful Italian food that is the real thing. Highly recommend this place.
Really great service and quiet ambience; unfortunately the food was mediocre.
I make an annual pilgrimage to this standout Italian eatery. A must dine experience.
The food is fantastic! Service is great. It’s a very intimate place where friends can enjoy the food and wine while talking. Love this restaurant!
We just love this place. Luca is the most charming of servers, and you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The lasagna was amazing, as was the burrata and panino. We alway do lunch, but I'm sure dinner is an equally good bet. Alla prossima!
Gian Luca Toshi is by far the most authentic Italian chef in all of San Francisco. His dishes never disappoint, the stewed rabbit is to die for, try it.
To be honest I don't know what the fuss is about over this place. Maybe it's because I spent so much time in Rome (lived there for several months), but the food is mediocre at best and the service is cold and unfriendly. Don't bother.
Great Valentine’s Day spot :)
Good food, nice staff. Will visit again, if in town
We go to this restaurant for the lasagne! Charming atmosphere. Out of the way and not touristy.
The service was fine and it seemed like a nice fine dining Italian restaurant. We ordered two pasta dishes and the Minestrone soup. The soup was fine, but the pastas were both severely undercooked and the sauces were watery and tasteless. We sent back one of the pastas and they got it back after cooking the pasta better but the sauce was just as bad.
We have been going to this restaurant for about 9 of it’s 10 years of existence. In that time the menu has grown and the quality has improved. Cannot wait to return . A great spot for any occasion. And you can always find meterless parking on Stillman. What is not to like?
We were late to our reservation. I called to tell them and they were very understanding. We arrived drenched and wind blown and were seated within minutes. Food was good, service also. Cute little restaurant close to the ballpark.
Great little neighborhood gem. Would return in an instant.
Very nice and authentic place. Always great service. Excellent food.
food was terrible, they must have been having a bad night.
Very good food, friendly service, a nice lunch. I would be happy to eat there again.
This place was a great find! Authentic Italian food with great service and great ambience. Highly recommend
Good food and friendly service. Wish they served cocktails
I knew I would love it by just looking at the menu. But it was outstanding in authentic Italian flavor. The lamb Ragu pappardelle pasta dish is amazing. And the cannolis are delicious. Can't wait to go back!