Briscola in Reno’s Grand Sierra Resort, named for a traditional Italian point trick-taking card game, conjures up a Roman-style social club right down to the espresso-colored leather chairs, creamy paint palette against rustic exposed brick walls, and scattered lighting diffused through linen shades to create a warm, welcoming ambience. Hanging in the lounge are classic Italian film posters in playful 50’s and 60’s Technicolor-style, while the retro-modern graphics of spirits ads from the 20’s lend a rakish vibe.

The dining room with vaulted ceiling is almost like eating in a wine cave, where an over-sized wooden table used as meat station takes center stage. Under the direction of Executive Chef Massimo Riggio, the menu promises “abbondanza” in crowd pleasers like hand-cut spaghetti Chitarra Del Mar with shrimp, scallops, mussels and clams glazed in a spicy lobster broth. Briscola is designed for “le dolce vita”—the good life.

Briscola Executive Team

Executive Chef: Massimo Riggio
General Manager: Monte Durbin
Catering Sales Coordinator: Karen Jakob

Grand Sierra Resort
2500 East Second Street
Reno, NV 89595
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Reservations: 775.789.2587
Private Events: 775.789.5324


Dinner: Tue - Thu 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Fri - Sat 5:30pm to 10:00pm