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Il Grillo Brillo

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Via Dei Serpenti 79, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 488 3029
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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19:00 - 23:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The service is adequate, but it is an affordable restaurant, so understandable. The pizza experience is outstanding! I would return again and again and again!

Thank Brent D
Level Contributor
43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately the worst pizza we have had in over 2 weeks in Italy. The ingredients tasted cheap and had no flavour. I'm not sure how you manage to add pizza dough, tomato, mozorella, prosciutto and herbs together and have absolutely no discernable tastes. We should have known when the bruschetta came out looking great but the tomatoes had no flavour... More 

Thank GATilley
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It always surprise me when join into a small local restaurant like this one how good food they make. Just got an excellent seafood risotto. Really nice

Thank Peer E
Laila B, Owner at Il Grillo Brillo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Hope to see you again in our restaurant. If you are still around, or if you plan to come back to Rome, you will have a free diner of your choice in our restaurant as a recognition to your honest comment!.:) All the best Il Grillo Brillo More 

Vermont, USA
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396 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This restaurant has a a "small neighborhood" feel to it and I found it to be charming. Located not far from Piazza Barberini, it offers all of the typical favorites and the waiters are attentive and helpful.

Thank VermontTeacher44
England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We came across this restaurant on a Sunday night when browsing through the city looking for an authentic Italian place. Tucked away on a quite street this restaurant offers nice and relaxing setting. Pizza was the best we ever tried - thin, fresh and tasty. Pana Cotta and crème caramel for desert were also of high quality. Pricewise very reasonable... More 

Thank francuz2
Birmingham, England
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I stumbled across this place looking for late night take away pizza. We were on a short city break with our young family, hence why we didn't eat in - the pizzas were really delicious. So much so we went back the next night. Priced at 10 euros per pizza they may be a little more expensive than some other... More 

Thank holslove
Laila B, Manager at Il Grillo Brillo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your honest review. We ve really appreciated. If you ever stop by, make sure that you will have a free Pizza of your choice. Best regards. Laila More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this place while looking for somewhere to eat away from the coliseum. The staff were friendly, the food was tasty and it was reasonably priced at around 10-12euros for a main. You can even see the coliseum at the end of the street if you sit outside!

Thank Tim J
1 review
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We asked for two salad-menu, and it was such a simple salad, but it was okey till i found a piece of glass in my dish. They asked me if i wanted another one, i said yes, but they didnt have more chiken, so they made me eat another dish. And to compensate me they gave us an incredible jar... More 

Thank Chelsea5199
Southampton, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We liked this small friendly restaurant so returned for a second helping. The friendly staff accommodated our group of twelve without hesitation and tolerated our noisiness without complaint! Good pasta and pizza, finished off with liberal measures of limoncello. No complaints.

Thank Dibleygirl
Muenster, Germany
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We loved pizza at this place, it was very good, and we liked service from the owner himself: he was very friendly and after dinner also gave us free drinks))

Thank juliaO7119AN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$54
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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 3029
Grillo Brillo restaurant in the only Moroccan restaurant so far in Rome. It is located right in the center of the city, 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 Moroccan dishes such as couscous, Calf meat with prunes, Chicken with lemon sauce and olives, choice of fish tagines,and lamb.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 residents as well as hipsters on the hunt. Hang out at Piazza della Madonna dei Monti anytime after lunch and you'll always find something going on.
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