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Il Grillo Brillo

Via Dei Serpenti 79, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 488 3029
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (16 reviews)
“chicken” (4 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (2 reviews)
Open Now
19:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Dei Serpenti 79, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Jon P
Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

1  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

2  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

Reviewed 3 July 2017

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 23 June 2017

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

1  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!

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$60
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
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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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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