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Il Grillo Brillo

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Via Dei Serpenti 79, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 488 3029
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12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Tim J
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Chelsea5199
Southampton, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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.

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Thank Dibleygirl
Muenster, Germany
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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))

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Thank juliaO7119AN
ny/nj
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We stumbled upon Il Grillo Brillo on our first day in Rome, within sight of the Colosseum, and a few steps from the beautiful Church Santa Maria Ai Monti. We were drawn in by its local feel, its pretty but simple ambiance, and the promise of fresh fish.The seafood salad was fresh and delicious, the zuppa di pesce was excellent,... More 

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Thank ajrbjr615
Frankfurt, Germany
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92 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We actually wanted to have Indian food but the Indian restaurant we went to was fully reserved by groups for lunch. So we walked around a bit and found this restaurant on the corner of Via Serpenti. We ordered a couple of Pizza Margaritas and one chicken dish. All the dishes were yummy and very good to taste. The chicken... More 

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Thank chuiku2
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We came here as the restaurant we were looking for was already closing at 3. So I have to say that was a plus. However the food and wine was really average - not bad just average. Maybe 6 wines on the list and the waiter just put the bottle on the table unopened and walked off. There are so... More 

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Thank JFeen
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Great little pizzeria with a 10 Euro combo deal. Excellent service and a distant view of the Colosseum!

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Thank Lance T
London, England
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50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

I popped in for my dinner on final evening in Rome. Had the pizza menu for €10 that was bruschetta, pizza & water. Sat outside, had a view of the colosseum at the end of the road. Friendly staff. Good food. A quick, easy, good place to dine.

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Thank FiBenn
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Presentable place, except for an unpleasant pervasive smell(?Toilet/drains perhaps). My wife's vegetable risotto went down very well, with no complaints but my spaghetti alla bolognaise was very disappointing. The meat tasted like it was poor quality mince, came out rather " gloopy" with an unpleasant flavour which stayed with me for the rest of the afternoon. There was little or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$54
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Monti
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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