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Il Sorpasso

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed yesterday

It was fabulous just to be in Rome for my 35th, yet it was even more amazing to dine at this local place! The ambiance upon arrival was so inviting, it was a good start to a wonderful evening. I had been studying Italian for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RuneZio
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this place by my barber who visited Rome recently. He told me to pop on over if you can during an off-peak time (we showed up around 2:30pm).The place was still bustling but the ambiance and energy was quintessential big city Rome....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sean M
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our research on the Prati neighborhood we found consistent recommendations for Il Sorpasso. On our last night in Rome we decided to give it a try. We found Il Sorpasso to be a lively and friendly local place. We had no reservations but the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jonezy
Reviewed 19 December 2018

Good bistrot with typical Italian appetizer and dishes. Everything well prepared and tasty. Nice ambiance and very kind service. A little bit too noisy. Very good choice of wines and beer. Recommended for quick lunches or dinner or aperitifs before and after a cinema or...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank andreagK881OH
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

Trendy, local wine bar. Great Italian hand carved hams, outstanding wine list and fun crowd. Really crowded with locals. Smart to get reservation and an early seating.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RJMGreenwich
Reviewed 10 December 2018

On a recent trip to Rome, our Bed and Breakfast host, Simonetta, recommended Il Sorpasso for dinner. Located in the lively, residential Prati neighborhood, the restaurant is a short walk from the Ottaviano metro stop. Lively and urbane, the restaurant served traditional Italian fare with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank michaeld49
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

We found this little place just underneath the apartment we rented near the Vatican. We had coffee and crumb cake for breakfast the next morning. This place is incredibly busy tho in the evenings. Seems to be where the locals hang out and party until...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank karenapardue1234
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

OMG... Close to the Vatican, which is appropriate because the food in the place is fit for the gods. We sat on the street and were treated like saints. Try the Trapizzino Pollo Alla Cacciatora...imagine roast chicken with all the gravy and tasty bits from...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

Really nice atmosphere, great wine, amazing salads, cheese and cold cuts. Not overloaded with tourists. Perfect place for a light lunch or dinner.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank astasol
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this place by a friend who had recently been to Rome - we were told it would be busy and with a good choice of dishes. They weren’t wrong, although close to the Vatican it is not on the main tourist drag,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Joe M
22 May 2018|
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Response from espen h | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Sorry for my late answer. I am not 100% sure, but don’t think they had pizza. Lots of other great dishes though:)
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Stacey S
9 May 2017|
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Response from sarahjW9570ZB | Reviewed this property |
Hello Stacey, as they don't accept e-mails, you will have to telephone them - perhaps your concierge can do this for you?. However if you wish to call them; here is an example "Desidero effetuare una prenotazione alle ore... More
16 March 2016|
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Response from Arlene C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it appears on their website that they will accept reservations but not through email so you have to call. When i visited, many of the staff spoke English. I went for lunch and did not have a reservation and waited about... More
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