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Il Brillo Parlante

#672 of 9,215 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I stumbled upon this place. The pizza was decent as was the pasta, but nothing spectacular. The atmosphere was very dark and the service was slow. I would not come again, but it wasnt the most awful experience and was conveniently located in the Piazza del Populo

Thank Mary D
Newport Beach, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very small portions, disappointing Service and wasn't serving pizza the day we arrived. Go figure... Walked over a mile to this location. Disappointed.

Thank jeffrey v
Tampere, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came with mediocre to high hopes as this restaurant was one of the recommended ones at our hotel AND it has FOUR STARS on Tripadvisor?! It turned out to be an evil tourist trap. It was easy to get a table even though the place seemed full from the outside. They have a lot of space downstairs. We sat... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with my three sons for dinner. The food was aweful. We ordered porchetta as an appetizer, only to get, instead of roasted pig, some thin slices of brown lunch meat. Sent it back. Ordered gnocci, pasta pesto, and lamb chops for dinner. Was served mush for the pasta and bland gnocci. The lamb chops were some kind of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was seated downstairs and had a great meal. Ordered grilled vegetables, a juice cocktail, gnocchi and the roasted hen. The best part of this meal was their tiramisu! Best one I've had in Rome!!

Thank Jessilly
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had found this gem two years ago and spent a couple of days looking for it again! It definitely sets itself apart from other restaurants in the area! The food (love their potate pizza!) was consistently wonderful! The staff were warm, friendly and accommodatingl, and the Chef is not only fantastic - but delightful as well!!

Thank BrunoBusalacchi
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have now been to this restaurant 5 or 6 times in my several visits to Rome. My first visit was in 2010 and it has been a favorite since then. The food is always good. The location is fabulous. The wine and drinks are good. But they have the best service! The waiters hussle and yet are friendly and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 5 year old daughter and I stopped here for dinner on our first night in Rome. We were given a very nice table at the outdoor terrace. Given the generally overpriced location, I thought the prices at this restaurant were very reasonable, not out of line. For the two of us, we spent around 40 euros, including 2 primi... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this place because it was close to our hotel. We were thrown the menus from a very rude guy he looked pretty young and were left unnoticed for a good 15 mins. . . When the rude waiter came back and took our orders he didn't ask me if I wanted a drink or anything! I ordered... More 

Thank Dionne J
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sloped in to this restaurant just because I needed to use the bathroom, haha. We sat downstairs and were totally invisible to the staff for maybe 5 minutes, trying to get their attention. Finally we got menus from a man in a suit. When we ordered the waiter (not the man in the suit) was pretty rude and did... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $55
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Brew Pub, International, Gluten Free
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, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
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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