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Il Brillo Parlante

#772 of 9,458 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Campo Marzio
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Via della Fontanella 12, 00187 Rome, Italy
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here whilst in Rome for a week! We found it on TripAdvisor and then were welcomed by the promoter outside. We had great seats and an amazing service by Islam all evening. Islam welcomed us as gave us advice on wine and deserts! He also had a brief chat with us to get us really comfortable in the... More 

Thank Hannah2406
Hood River, Oregon
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

... and good food. Our bartender was very accommodating and fun to talk with throughout our lunch. The downstairs is really a unique area too – rustic cave like with seating areas that just keep popping up around each bend - but we wanted to sit at the bar. Food was good and we especially enjoyed the Pecorino with chestnut... More 

Thank Kris R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends that had lived in Rome recommended II Brillo Parlante for our final dinner in Rome. Every table in this small underground restaurant was full--a healthy mix of locals and tourists! The wine selection is outstanding----if you are looking for something particular, they likely have it. We enjoyed Bruschetta con pomodoro fresco e basilico and Prosciutto e mozzarella di bufala... More 

Thank KarenG88_13
London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute underground place with rustic looks and cosy atmosphere. Nice food perhaps a little bit too extensive, also serves pizzas. Reasonable price. The service was very slow and inconsistent. We were asked the same thing over and over again by different waiters. The bill took ages to come and we weren't the only one with the same problem. The place... More 

Thank Jari R
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a quality meal at a reasonable price. Very enjoyable ambiance feel just of the main tourist / shopping strip. Would definitely recommend

Thank GNPerth
Berlin, Germany
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We both had 2 salads, as they were very small and served without bread ( and knifes ?? ) we ordered two x Bruschetta to have at least something in the stomach. We waited more than 20 minutes, asked the waiter, 10 minutes later still nothing. If you respect your fellow tourists, don't go here.

Thank Maarten_van_der_Hoef
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice service to start with the positive. But the food is completely forgettable, or sadly not so as it still annoys me having "wasted" the opportunity for a final great meal in Rome We chose partly because of convenience and partly the decent TripAdvisor reviews, but that is exactly what worries me when basing decisions on T.A. The reviews are... More 

Thank Thomas P
South Australia, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ended up eating at Il Brillo Parlante 3 nights in a row... Meat was tender with flavour, pizza's were good beautiful sauce 'sugo' on them and even their pasta... The dessert tops it all, their panna cotta is to die for!! Manager 'Ignazi' lovely bubbly man! Perfetto!!

Thank kayandyp
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Just of the Via Del Corso in via della fontanella 12. eat outdoors or in we went down stairs for the air conditioning great salad named the Brillo and a vegetarian piza it was good to be able to order a small size others had the lasagna not fussed on the chicken a bit dry .over all very nice staff... More 

Thank lynpre
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Good differently presented carbonara. Cold Moretti beer on tap. And on the inside, really nice AC. Nice from the heat outside.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Average prices
$22 - $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, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: 39063243334
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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