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Il Grillo Brillo

Via Dei Serpenti 79, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 488 3029
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (16 reviews)
“risotto” (4 reviews)
“chicken” (4 reviews)
Open Now
19:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Via Dei Serpenti 79, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the better pasta dishes I had while in Rome. Recommend the Tortellini with speck, mushroom and walnuts. Party also ordered 2 pizzas. Pizza with smoked salmon and pizza with spicy ham. Both of which were decent. Not too crowded. Pleasant enough waiter and...More

Thank MG2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On almost all my travels, I usually try to eat a Spaghetti Carbonara, and where do you do this unless you're in Rome! That it just became this little restaurant on a side street from the big strips was more a coincidence and the fact...More

Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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
Laila B, Owner at Il Grillo Brillo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you very much for your review and for your honnesty. We hope to see you again in our restaurant. You are the most welcome in any time. Wish you all the best!

Reviewed 22 April 2017 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...More

Thank GATilley
Reviewed 20 April 2017 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 niceMore

Thank Peer E
Laila B, Owner at Il Grillo Brillo, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

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...More

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
Reviewed 18 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....More

Thank francuz2
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank holslove
Laila B, Manager at Il Grillo Brillo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

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

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...More

Thank Tim J
Monti is Rome’s rebel yell. This neighbourhood just
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$58
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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