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Il Sorpasso

Via Properzio 31, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 8902 4554
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“ham” (28 reviews)
“pasta” (90 reviews)
“charcuterie” (14 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 1:00 AM Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Properzio 31, 00193 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

On a recent trip to Rome, our Bed and Breakfast host, Simonetta, recommended Il Sorpasso for dinner. Located in the lively, residential Prati neighborhood, the restaurant is a short walk from the Ottaviano metro stop. Lively and urbane, the restaurant served traditional Italian fare with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank michaeld49
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this little place just underneath the apartment we rented near the Vatican. We had coffee and crumb cake for breakfast the next morning. This place is incredibly busy tho in the evenings. Seems to be where the locals hang out and party until...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank karenapardue1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OMG... Close to the Vatican, which is appropriate because the food in the place is fit for the gods. We sat on the street and were treated like saints. Try the Trapizzino Pollo Alla Cacciatora...imagine roast chicken with all the gravy and tasty bits from...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank porky_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice atmosphere, great wine, amazing salads, cheese and cold cuts. Not overloaded with tourists. Perfect place for a light lunch or dinner.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank astasol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this place by a friend who had recently been to Rome - we were told it would be busy and with a good choice of dishes. They weren’t wrong, although close to the Vatican it is not on the main tourist drag,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank surreyjo123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant offered delicious food. That day we had some food rather significantly bland. It tasted like something I could get in any tourist trap, so I'm comparison it was way better. The meatballs weren't overly salty; they were sweet and savory. The charcuterie was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank matthewim1992
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great experience in Il Sorpasso thanks to the recommendation of a friend of mine ! Excellent italian ham, pasta and wine ! The service was very good (even if I had to wait before getting a table). I really recommend this place...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sylvie-krk
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

We were recommended to come here by family who had a great time so perhaps this is a one off, but... honestly this is a really overrated place. Firstly. The atmosphere is fantastic. Really nice bistro type environment with rustic tables and the smell of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank neomayemer
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

This is for sure one of the best restaurant in Rome. Antipasti and main course we're absolutely fantastic. It is a very busy place, so remember to book your table.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank alessandrod720
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

Noami was our waitress and with us being Australian she handled us with love and care, informing us and guiding my husband and I so that we had a wonderful dinner. The young male waiter helped us chose a regional Syrah. This place made our...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michelle G
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,
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Joe M
May 22, 2018|
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Response from espen h | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Sorry for my late answer. I am not 100% sure, but don’t think they had pizza. Lots of other great dishes though:)
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Stacey S
May 9, 2017|
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Response from sarahjW9570ZB | Reviewed this property |
Hello Stacey, as they don't accept e-mails, you will have to telephone them - perhaps your concierge can do this for you?. However if you wish to call them; here is an example "Desidero effetuare una prenotazione alle ore... More
March 15, 2016|
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Response from Arlene C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it appears on their website that they will accept reservations but not through email so you have to call. When i visited, many of the staff spoke English. I went for lunch and did not have a reservation and waited about... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 1:00 AM
7:30 AM - 1:00 AM
7:30 AM - 1:00 AM
7:30 AM - 1:00 AM
7:30 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Properzio 31, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Prati
  • Neighborhood: Prati
  • Phone Number: +39 06 8902 4554
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