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Il Brillo Parlante

#803 of 9,553 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Campo Marzio
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Via della Fontanella 12, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 324 3334
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved it so much here we went twice. The whole experience was made for us by the fantastic service we received from our waiter, Islam, on both occasions. Mudi was also really good and friendly. Excellent choice of food and drinks and ok prices. Nice location in a side street close to the heart of activity in the city... More 

Thank Donald M
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had 2/3 meals here, but, to be honest, it was for convenience as opposed to the brilliance of the food. However, there is an extensive menu and a good wine list, and friendly enough service. There are tables outside as well as in, and, as usual if outside, you have to fight for your space against the hurrying traffic.

Thank Peter T
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Saved our Saturday night! We happened to be in the wrong part of the city on Saturday night. Here you have "nothing" but shops, so obviously you cannot get much offer in terms of pubs. This was the only one open that night. 4/5 because drinks were good, prices fair and the place itself is not that bad. Also, we... More 

Thank Vincenzo S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly waiters and waitresses. Good foods n reasonable pricing made us went back two nights in a row.

Thank slchow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled across this place after wandering around the busy streets in the evening. Greeted by a very friendly waiter who recommended two lovely glasses of red wine, grazed over dinner on mozzarella (so good), salami and variety of breads. Finished with Tiramisu and cheesecake - all desserts are made in house and distributed to hotels amongst the city. Great find.... More 

Thank Misha U
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Il Brillo Parlante yesterday night, and I couldn't wait to write this review! We went there after my parents have eaten two times in a raw last year. They ve told us the best, and it's true. First of all, it is super easy to reach. After Piazza di Popollo, you find Via de Corso and the... More 

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York, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small restaurant on a side street with outdoor seating. Great negroni, nice salumi, good pizza and wine selection; friendly and efficient service, reasonably priced for the centre of Roma.

Thank DoctorToxic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are sooo many restaurants in Rome and in most of them we had excellent food. Il Brillo Parlante was on of them. All the plates were good and no complain. Would eat again

Thank Paako
Mallawi, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good food and good price and quality all stuff are doing well and varieties of food and excellent place at center of shopping

Thank mikhaelrefaat
Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So many restaurants in Rome are very average and touristy- this was an exception, it is quaint and it felt very authentic. Great atmosphere, food and staff and for a reasonable price. One of the best restaurants we went to when in Rome

Thank Louise C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $54
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Brew Pub, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Fontanella 12, 00187 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Campo Marzio
  • Neighborhood: Campo Marzio
  • Phone Number: +39 06 324 3334
IL BRILLO PARLANTE, WINE BAR - RESTAURANT - PIZZERIA "ALWAYS OPEN" TO NEW FLAVOURS The pleasure associated with traditional food in Rome and creative cuisine blends with the convenience of freshly cooked food at any time of day, even late at night. This is the Brillo Parlante, the restaurant to go to for lovers of good traditional food and good company. Mouth-watering appetizers, pizzas cooked strictly in a wood oven, grilled meats and home-made desserts are just some of the delights offered by this welcoming restaurant. Then there's the wine list, which features over 400 wines from Italy, France and the rest of the world, plus a fine selection of brandies and whiskeys. Il Brillo Parlante is looking forward to welcoming you in its spacious dining rooms or on the outdoor terrace, which is heated in winter. Guests can also enjoy free Wi Fi internet access. Il Brillo Parlante is open until late at night, which makes it an ideal venue for post theatre dining.

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Campo Marzio
From its original role as ancient army training fields to its present-day identity as one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods, the Campo Marzio is the best place to get lost in Rome. Gorgeous Renaissance and Baroque palazzos line the streets, and are filled with enticing boutiques and food shops. By day, Rome’s best-dressed denizens criss-cross its streets in a fashionable parade of errands, occasionally pausing to look fabulous in gorgeous piazzas like San Lorenzo in Lucina. Campo Marzio can be a bit of a sleeper after aperitivi hour (9pm), so visit by day and experience the pulse of daytime Rome.
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