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Il Grillo Brillo

Via Dei Serpenti 79, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 488 4296
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible17%
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“pizza” (16 reviews)
“lasagne” (4 reviews)
“side street” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
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Via Dei Serpenti 79, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

My husband had the salmon - he loves salmon & enjoys trying it in different spots - big mistake. His meal was full of bones & smelled funny. He ate anyway like an idiot & has been sick for the last day & a half....More

1  Thank lisa11792
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Don't eat in a chain - eat in the local Italian restaurants off the main streets and don't pay for expensive wine - the house wine is always as good but much cheaper. I had the Lasagne, my daughter the pizza and my husband the...More

Thank samfis
Laila B, Owner at Il Grillo Brillo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Love you sincere comment.! Thank you so much. It has been very much appreciated! Hope to see you once again soon! All the best to you! Laila

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped here by chance on the way to the colleseum from our hotel. We had not had lunch and were looking for something to grab a bite. Service was okay but the food was over salty. We habe been in Italy over a week...More

1  Thank Ben C
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived at around 8.10pm ordered by 8.20pm by 9pm no food had arrived. I've been to graveyards with more life and atmosphere. The staff were rude, unfriendly, uncaring and surly. People, I cannot emphasise enough, don't bother walking through the door. Utter, complete and...More

2  Thank Jon P
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We were hungry and it was late, owner or manager was stationed on the street to be"nice and welcoming" to tourists. Once you're seated the service is non-existent. Dishes were ok but service was the worst I have experienced - rude, slow and grumpy -...More

1  Thank Robert K
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Wandering around Rome and found this off a side street. Greeted pleasantly by the staff and seated quickly. Ordered the gnocchi and lasagne. Both were delicious. The menu is varied and the specials are well priced.

Thank memyselfandbill
Laila B, Owner at Il Grillo Brillo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you very much for the nice review . It is being very much appreciated .

Reviewed 28 August 2017

We stopped here for two small beers on a hot day. The beers were both served luke warm with no accompaniments such as any nuts or crisps, and when the bill arrived we were charged €7 each which is a complete rip off even by...More

Laila B, Manager at Il Grillo Brillo, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Why do you consider it a rip off?. Have checked our menu? Did you ask for the price before drinking you beer? It is clearly written 7 euros on our menu. So what are you complaing about? We have not raised the price at all...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I have never written a review before because we're normally easy going and like most restaurants, however this one was surprising. They didn't serve the dinner we ordered and, although we tried to correct them they got the order wrong the second time. The worst...More

2  Thank socten
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located close to our hotel in a great street, but the restaurant did not follow the local standard. Dirty wine glasses, limited service, and the kitchen even dissapointed on a basic risotto and a simple pizza.. sorry guys, place for improvents (:...More

3  Thank Frederik L
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a drink and a quick snack. Very reasonable and they offer deals for pizza and pasta choices. The waitress was a rather colorful character but the service was good. You can sit outside in the shade which is a nice way to...More

Thank lindseyo600
Laila B, Owner at Il Grillo Brillo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you so much for the nice comment. It is been highly appreciated. Best

Monti is Rome’s rebel yell. This neighbourhood just
west of Termini train station mixes grit with fun as
it continues to fight for its reputation as a magnet
for the artsy, alternative, and hipster. Every season,
quirky boutiques and food spots sprout up on its
cobblestone streets. The neighbourhood supports unique
and homegrown businesses that cater to its longtime
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$62
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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19:00 - 23:00
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19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dei Serpenti 79, 00184 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti
  • Neighbourhood: Monti
  • Phone Number: +39 06 488 4296
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Il Grillo Brillo restaurant is located right in the center of the city of Rome, less than 5 min walking distance from the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, quirinale, and about 10min to Trevy fountain. Il Grillo Brillo serves a variety of special and traditional Italian dishes . Open 7/7 from 10h30 am until 23h45. Free wifi. Credits cards accepted, and NO SERVICE OR ANY EXTRA CHARGES.
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