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Il Sorriso

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27A Oju Oluban Close | Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
+234 1 774 9382
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Lagos, Nigeria
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2012

Delicious dishes with real italian food. Had a great time with friends and glad the owners finally got back. As always the service was friendly which made me feel like home! Definetly going back, this is the place for real italian cuisine

1 Thank JohanneYY K
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2012

We ate there with my company boss and the wine was awful , we took a bottle at 20000N , then we took an other one as it was terrible , the second one at 40000 N was almost same and it s a shame ! we won t come back again ....... I love the pizza Riah , go... More 

Thank Jane N
Lagos State, Nigeria
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116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2012

If you stick to the pasta it can still be OK but expensive, other things much more hit and miss. was once run by the family but most have returned to Italy and the next generation don't cut it anymore

1 Thank keefyisback
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 May 2012

I was at this restaurant recently, because it was recommended by some friends: Never had a worse pizza in my life... the service was very bad and un-attentive. Took forever to get served, the invoice was wrong, lot of struggling to explain... Don't go there...

Thank butzi_s
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116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2012

Best Italian food in Lagos, no doubt. Has a good selection of italian wines as well at reasonable prices, for Lagos!

Thank Martinwt
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2012

Went to Il Sorriso with 3 people after hearing good things about it (on a Thursday night at around 7.30pm). First odd sign: no other customers in the whole restaurant for the entire evening... Food: Decent starters, abysmally bad pizza (definitely the worst I've in a long time so far), other main course really nothing special; menu is suspiciously long... More 

2 Thank MUCTraveller
Lagos, Nigeria
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2012

The food and service is excellent and I love the way they make lasagne

Thank Linakay
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2012

Service was with a smile and the food was very good

Thank Andrew v
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2012

Il Sorriso is an Italian restaurant on Victoria Island. The food is OK but nothing to write home about. I had a penne arabiata which was nice but the starters were rather disappointing. The wine selection was disappointing for an Italian restaurant. The place itself has a rather old feel to it and it we were the only table which... More 

Thank bleu_et_gris
Lagos, Nigeria
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2012

I didnt have a satisfactory experience. It didnt feel like an authentic italian restaurant. i ordered lasagna and wasnt impressed, also tried arabiata and it didnt hit the spot eitehr

1 Thank ShallyWaly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27A Oju Oluban Close | Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Location: Africa  >  Nigeria  >  Lagos State  >  Lagos
  • Phone Number: +234 1 774 9382

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?