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Il Sorpasso

#923 of 9,253 Restaurants in Rome
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Prati
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Via Properzio 31, 00193 Rome, Italy
0039 06 89024554
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great wine

We stopped by after a day shopping in Rome. The weather was great and we managed to secure a table outside despite the place was quite busy. The wine selection was pretty good as were some of the appetizers we ordered. They take bookings so you might want to do that to avoid disappointment. Dress... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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North Yorkshire
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North Yorkshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped by after a day shopping in Rome. The weather was great and we managed to secure a table outside despite the place was quite busy. The wine selection was pretty good as were some of the appetizers we ordered. They take bookings so you might want to do that to avoid disappointment. Dress up if you don't want... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

First of all I cannot believe the bad reviews. After a weary tour of the Vatican we were in need of a good lunch. We were treated efficiently and pleasantly by staff. They were attentive and served us quickly......even when they were busy and every table filled. There was a good mix of customers from young people, young professionals and... More 

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Rome, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Il Sorpasso has recently become so fashionable, that the direction allows herself to treat customers, as if they were selling fish at the market (I ask the fishmongers for forgiveness). Today with a group of friends we decided to have a drink and something to eat, at il Sorpasso, as the sun was shining and Spring seemed to have finally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

6 of us made our first trip to Rome . I was tasked with the restaurants and weekend plan . We arrived on the Friday night and I decided to go for a well rated local to our apartment in Prati that would be an introduction to Rome . I Emailed the restaurant well in advance and received a prompt... More 

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Stonehaven, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Came across this restaurant recommended in a magazine in our hotel room and decided to give it a try....what a little gem of a place! We stayed in Rome for 4 nights and visited this restaurant twice. Both times we sat at the bar area for both food and drinks and we were thoroughly looked after by the staff. Special... More 

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was my most favorite restaurant in all of Rome. The service was wonderful and people so willing to help us with explaining the menu. Our glasses were always full and were treated with love and kindness. The food is pure Roman cuisine and WOW ! It was also a hot spot for the locals. We will be back.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had a great lunch here after our visit to the Vatican. There were many Italians including Romans dining too. The meats and cheeses were delicious . The salads are very big! Fresh ingredients, too. An extensive wine selection to enjoy.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A friend recommended Sorpasso, so we chose it instead of going to one of our favorite, reliable Roman restaurants. When we arrived, quite early for Roman dinner, it was already teaming with a young, noisy crowd. Music was blaring. With some qualms, we asked for a table for dinner and were directed to sit where we liked. A very nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Go here. Do not hesitate. We downloaded an eating rome app, and this restaurant was featured on it, and for good reason. The cheese plate was simply remarkable. The pesto linguini, pasta with cod, and the mixed green salad were all simply divine. We totally splurged our whole week in Italy, and this place was our favorite. Also, the atmosphere... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

After reading severals reviews we decided to try out this place. First impression wasn't good and what happened next was absolutely disgusting, the place inside was really dirty and stinky, we had the impression to be in a large bathroom, the odour coming from the kitchen was unberable. We were dissapointed and were looking for a cool place instead we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Properzio 31, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Prati
  • Neighborhood: Prati
  • Phone Number: 0039 06 89024554

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Prati

Neighborhood Profile
Prati
Just steps away from the chaos of the center, Prati is the closest Rome gets to calm. Meticulously planned in a neat grid, quite unlike neighboring Borgo, Prati is a local favorite for its aesthetic organization and wide streets lined with a range of boutiques for every shopping fantasy. Nonnis pushing baby carriages and gossiping teens own every inch of the sidewalk, but that’s only during business hours. Once the sun sets, quirky sidestreet bars celebrate aperitivo hour, those evening cocktails that help wash away the tensions of Roman life.