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27A Oju Oluban Close | Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
01 774 9382
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Definitely a visit for Italian food in Lagos!

We we went there on a suggestion from a friend, when we were looking for a good Italian meal. The place is difficult to spot in the dark street, but once there you feel at home. The attendants are very friendly and helpful and the place is nice and cozy in the inside. Definitely not a posh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2014
sumeetsingh86
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Lagos, Nigeria
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English first
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A colleague recommended Il Sorriso for a business dinner and when we arrived we discovered the restaurant was renamed and under new management. Scary at first, but wow, the service was first rate, the food amazing and the ambience really nice, Umutu (formerly Il Sorriso), is definitely worth a visit, I seriously doubt the food will disappoint. Despite the name... More 

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San Francisco, California
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is my thirds time here for business dinners.... How disappointing.... let me count the ways... 1. Only Italian imported wine of huge price not conmesurate with quality. 2. Food tastes like it was cooked earlier, frozen then microwaved 3. Food takes forever to show up 4. Food is brought out by client not by table 5. wine selection was... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We we went there on a suggestion from a friend, when we were looking for a good Italian meal. The place is difficult to spot in the dark street, but once there you feel at home. The attendants are very friendly and helpful and the place is nice and cozy in the inside. Definitely not a posh establishment if you're... More 

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Lagos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

No pressure eating, nice place to relax visitors from out of town. Don't try to order from the menu else you might miss the best of it. Tell the chef to take care of you. They will wet your guts. Be careful though, cash only and it's a handful.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Il Sorrisso is our favorite Italian restaurant in Lagos. The servings are generous and the risotto is the BEST. The atmosphere is comfortable and it is a wonderful place to take business guests. The food can be pricey, but they offer a wide range of options and are consistent in quality.

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Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

It served proper Italian food. A bit pricey but satisfy. I liked its pasta with squid ink sauce. The interior is homy. It is a bit hidden though with only small signage hang on the entrance gate.

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Nigeria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The food at il Sorrisso is very good, it's tasty and they've kept their standards. However the food is overpriced and this isn't doing them any favours. I enjoyed my meal but won't go back again for the price.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Wide range to select on menu. Very traditional italian food, good atmosphere and festive. Try the homemade pasta it is very tasty. Service is a bit slow.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Delicious dishes with real italian food. Had a great time with friends and glad the owners finally got back. As always the service was friendly which made me feel like home! Definetly going back, this is the place for real italian cuisine

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We ate there with my company boss and the wine was awful , we took a bottle at 20000N , then we took an other one as it was terrible , the second one at 40000 N was almost same and it s a shame ! we won t come back again ....... I love the pizza Riah , go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27A Oju Oluban Close | Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Location: Africa  >  Nigeria  >  Lagos State  >  Lagos
  • Phone Number: 01 774 9382

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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