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Il Sorpasso

#434 of 9,782 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Via Properzio 31, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 8902 4554
7:30 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Catania, Italy
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fab spot for lunch or just a snack. Only 10 mins walk from St Peter's. Great selection of food and wine. Francesco behind the bar serves the most amazing non alcoholic cocktails plus he knows his wines!. Best to reserve a table or just sit at the bar for snack and eats - great atmosphere - a must!.

Thank Sarah J
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Il sorpasso' s food is excellent to begin with! A small cozy restaurant near Vatican city! It has tables outside on the street but after the first room with the bar there is a bigger room! It has an exceptional selection of wines - many labels, the wine menu is like a book! You might have to wait a bit... More 

Thank Zoe K
The Hague
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Open both at Northern and Southern European dinner times, this restaurant/wine bar has turned the Spanish habit of eating a variety of small dishes into a new Italian art form. All the cured hams are hand cut, the wine list (and advice from staff) is excellent, the food to kill for and the service fast, attentive and very pleasant. Many... More 

Thank C. F
Winnipeg, Canada
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was hopping both nights we visited. In spite of the business we felt welcomed and appreciated. A variety of bread, cheese and freshly shaved prosciutto, on the house, was offered when we had to wait for a table. We loved the vegetable purees as starters and the pasta was fabulous. The wine also extraordinary - and all very... More 

Thank Islaholic57
Gothenburg, Sweden
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming to Sorpasso every time we visited Rome (5 times). Up until now it has been a highlite regarding dinner. Not this time. Previously we have enjoyed the feeling of interacting with locals and the service have been terrific. Not this time. Food, and pata negra ham as appitizers, were good. But the waitress made us feel... More 

Thank Christer1
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a great deal of time in the last 10 days searching for good restaurants. Truly a lot. We chose this because it had the highest ratings near the Vatican, and it was easy to make the walk from the Vatican Museum. It was one of my favorite meals all week. The foccacia, caprese salade, and the creamy Pumpkin... More 

Thank Carleigh C
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54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Looking for a good restaurant for a birthday meal, saw this recommended. Fabulous! Arrived at 7.30pm on a Fri,it was packed. Put our names down for a table (tip - try and book) and grabbed a gun and tonic and bottle of wine. 20 mins later we got two seats at the bar, laid for food. Incredibly helpful bar staff.... More 

Thank AandAW
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

One of the best places in Rome. Phenomenal food accompanied with delicious wine. This place is always busy but it's very enjoyable to wait for a table at the bar. Friendly staff will pass some amazing snacks while you will be getting your drink. It was a lively, convivial atmosphere - gone but not forgotten.

Thank irina D
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

This restaurant is fantastic! We were recommended it by a local. We were apprehensive at first as many of the Rome restaurants were poor quality. But this place was amazing! The food was excellent, the cold meat selection was great, the pasta was handmade (a rare thing in Rome) and delicious, the main dish was generous and delicious. The wine... More 

Thank simonfromperth2017
Miami Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

Every time when I'm in Rome I go there! Is one of the best place in Rome, great and delicious food ( the best Trippa in Rome), the cocktail are amazing, good people and good staff! I'm very picky about restaurants but here everything is perfect. They have a lot choices of prosciutto and cheese, homemade pasta and trapizzini. You... More 

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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
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Prati

Neighborhood Profile
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, quirky sidestreet bars celebrate aperitivo hour, those evening cocktails that help wash away the tensions of Roman life.
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