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“Worth a visit to see what the fuss is all about”
Review of Il Brillo Parlante

Il Brillo Parlante
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Ranked #764 of 12,523 Restaurants in Rome
Price range: $23 - $59
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, International, Brew Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Campo Marzio
Description: 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.
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Worth a visit to see what the fuss is all about”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Deceptively good food. We ordered an entree and a couple of pizzas for dinner - admittedly the pizzas were small (but very tasty) that we had to order more! Good selection of wines as well.

Well decorated interiors, to make the underground rooms more cozy. Good service.

  • Visited March 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Superb salads and cheese platters...a change from pizza and pasta!”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

After five years in Rome, I'm rather tired of pizza and pasta so this little place..first left on the via del Corso down from Piazza del Popolo is so conveniently located with fresh food made to order. The spinach salad and Brillo salad are really delicious with pears and gorgonzola and walnuts and the cheese platter very filling. Of course, they also do pizzas, mini-pizzas and pasta but then so does every restaurant in Rome!

  • Visited January 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice rustic restaurant where the locals frequently dine”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Wonderful and knowledgable bar man and a huge wine selection. The restaurant was very busy, mainly with locals. No frills food but fast and friendly service. Very reasonable prices.

  • Visited January 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Really good pasta”
Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

The owner was standing on the street corner and encouraged us to visit his restaurant. This place has a really good atmosphere, you go downstairs and sit in a cave like room. The staff were friendly and helpful, recommending a very good glass of red wine. The pasta is really good, cooked just right, tasty. The pizza was wood fired and had a generous topping. The owner told us to chose dishes and share which was a good idea. The spaghetti bolognaise was one of the best we have had on our whole trip. Would recommend the restaurant.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cosy Restaurant but with Room for Improvement”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

This is a cosy underground restaurant. Staff was very nice but there was something missing in some of the dishes. Mabe we did not pick the right ones.

  • Visited January 2013
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