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La Briciola, which means 'bread crumb' in Italian, has been delighting everyone in Quito with the 'real' Italian food since 1997. All the essential ingredients used in the traditional Italian cuisine are imported directly from Italy to be poured into the mouth-watering dishes prepared by the Chef. Anything that can be made fresh is hand-made on premises, like the pasta, bread, and desserts. Meat is imported from Argentina, which is known for its high quality meat cuts, and local suppliers provide the freshest vegetables and seafood. The extensive menu will cater to all moods and tastes: pastas and risottos, meats, seafood, and much more. The Cumbayá restaurant, additionally, offers pizzas, the 'vera pizza italiana' made in a traditional bread oven.
The fabulous cuisine is complemented by a wide selection of wines imported from Italy, Argentina, and Chile. And for a pre or post-meal drink, the bar is well supplied with different liqueurs, including sambuca, grappa, limoncello, brandy, cognac, and vodka, among others.
The three restaurants, strategically located in Quito, in La Floresta, in Plaza de las Américas, and in the valley of Cumbayá, are open seven days a week from 12 to 12.
The unaffected decoration made with natural materials like brick and wood creates a relaxed and warm atmosphere, the ideal setting for some time with friends, family, or even colleagues or business partners. In the warm weather of the Cumbayá valley, you can dine on the terrace while enjoying the fresh air of the garden surrounding it.
Fabio, the owner, is always closely supervising that the high quality of the food and service are kept, and that the premises are at their best. There is free wi-fi service and parking, and the Cumbayá location has disabled access and restroom facilities.
The Cumbayá location can cater events of up to 250 people. Also, the wine cellar can be reserved for small groups or work meetings.
Manuela Sáenz Street (former Vía Láctea), Cumbayá, QuitoView Larger Map
- Moderately Priced
Best For Whom
- Business Travellers
- Mature Travellers
Best For What
- Alfresco Dining
- Fine Dining