Sprezza

4.6
1123 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Sprezza is a Roman Restaurant and Tavern created by Julian Barsotti, Chris, DJ and Martin Donohoe. The restaurant pays homage to the bustling and energetic Eternal City. Our food draws inspiration from the bold, diverse and comforting cooking of modern Rome, as well as old traditions that date back thousands of years. Our focus is flour and water, and our specialties are Pizza al Taglio, handmade and bronze die extruded pastas. You can expect classics like carbonara, cacio e pepe and Amatriciana executed with sprezzatura. And personal interpretations of Roman cuisine- Inspired by taste memory, the bounties of the 4 seasons and our community and culture. Our craft cocktail program has a focused emphasis on Italian spirits and our wine list is composed of only Southern Italian winemakers. “Tutte le strade portano a Roma.”

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1123 people are saying
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Metaldruid
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was okay, they brought the bread at the end…I have had great times there before, so maybe this was a fluke.

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vipCupHalfFull
Dallas
53 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were excited to return to Sprezza, and were mildly disappointed. We still like the atmosphere and the patio was great. The service was uneven - at times attentive and at other times absent. The drinks/wine pours were on the smallish side. The Suppli (sp?) was tasty but salty. We had a salad of shaved zucchini, parm, olives and Caesar dressing. Really good. The mushroom pizza was light on the mushroom and more similar to those pies elsewhere in Dallas rather than the light, crispy flavorful pies we remembered from Sprezza. The lemon something cake on whipped ricotta was close to tasteless. Overall, dinner was ok - just not what we remembered.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David was great-excellent wine recommendations!!

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vipdallasfoodiegirl29
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was very good, although portion sizes were small. We sat on patio and it was a nice ambiance, minus the expected road noise. The biggest detractor from the dining experience was the poor service. There were maybe 8 tables occupied and at least 4 waiters so it was baffling how long it would take to place an order or get a water refill. Food was also slow to come out. I’m not sure how they could possibly operate if the restaurant was busy.

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vipGotham
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Sprezza never disappoints with their ever changing menus. The food was fresh & delicious. My one concern is, not a mask in sight by employees or patrons. I find this disrespectful to diners. We opted for outdoor dining due to the pandemic. Dallas has a mask mandate for indoor venues. I realize the governor thinks otherwise & leaves it up to businesses to enforce, but I was surprised to see this at Sprezza. It will probably be off our list of dining choices until things are safer. I’m sorry for this because their food is truly unique & delicious.

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vipBrowser
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy this neighborhood gem. Shared antipasti and pastas with a great wine recommendation by our server. Great casual date spot.

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vipdottiedog
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and really helpful waiter on describing the dishes and helping us make choices. really nice dinner

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vipCarolC
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Our server was excellent. Recommended delicious wine, appetizers and pizza. The only negative was we had to eat on the patio and it was disgustingly hot. The hostess said she would bring us inside if she could. There was open tables in the air conditioning but we were still relegated to hot patio with wrought iron tables and uncomfortable chairs. Would have been a perfect night if I wasn’t sweating sooo much.

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vipBigDiner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Sprezza is a long-time favorite. But our meal last night raised concern that it is on its last legs. Either that or they are having major supply issues. The menu was even more limited than usual and when ordering a gin and tonic, we were advised they were out of Tanqueray. After ordering Hendrick’s instead, the drink arrived with an admonition that it had been prepared with the last of the Hendrick’s. Our wine request was substituted because they were out of what we ordered—something we were only advised of after the replacement bottle had been opened. The wine list itself was greatly pared down from previous visits. We had a very good meal notwithstanding these hiccups, but the writing seems to be on the wall.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great time! Portions small but yummy!

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vipRayH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, but just really small portions. We always leave hungry. I ordered the favor and I received 5 small (1") square cheese filled ravioli and that was my main course and it was $25. It was very good, but it needs to be dinner sized portions.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual ☺️

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JoeyD
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Too much has changed. Sprezza has lost it's magic touch. It's not on our top ten list anymore and we used to go every few weeks. it will be awhile before we return.

Menu is much smaller. So fewer items to choose from. Pizza was ok but not great, watermelon sald was fun. The ravioli were just okay and the buccatini was seriously undercooked.

They were great during the first pandemic----

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Unfortunately this time the outside patio was extremely noisy from one group of people. We cannot hear our waiters explanation of the menu. After a few minutes we explained this to him asked for a table away inside. None were available. Other people on the patio kept looking at the same group. Again we asked our waiter about the noise level And he said he would talk to the manager. Nothing was done very very annoying. Somethings should’ve been said to those people. Fortunately they eventually left when we were halfway through our meal.

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vipNancyL
Dallas
50 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants…so sad to see it so neglected by the owner…it was going downhill before Covid, and has continued to decline. The food and wine menu is very small, and they are always out of basic things. No seafood on the menu anymore…I think Mr Barsotti is giving his attention elsewhere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

great food

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FoodieFromMcKinney
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! I would definitely recommend Sprezza.

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DemonsRun
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Friday night primetime reservations...

Back of the house was spot on; food marvelous and full of freshness and flavors. Pastas were both wonderful, very deep flavor if small servings.

Front of the house was a mess. The outside dining area shares servers with the inside in some odd pattern, like everyone inside has to cover 1 outside table, which leads to long stretches with no service, waiting for something as basic as water or bread. Yes they caught it and apologized but got the feeling it's a feature not a bug.

Not anything I'd expect at this price point, in this neighborhood, with the options one has around here. Food is very very good but... maybe caught them on an off night.

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vipDavidF
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sprezza is our go to place for a guaranteed exceptional dining experience. Chef Ryan has proven to us to be one of the gifted Chefs in the metroplex. From the Pizza to the desserts, never has a single dish not met our expectations...and our expectations are extremely high. Additionally, the staff at Sprezza treat each other and their guests like family, and that is reflected in the quality of service and food. If needing any other reason to go, Ryan will prepare a chef tasting, contingent on your budget, with only a 24 hour notice (be sure to include this request in your reservations). Sprezza is one of the best, if not the best!!!

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ShannonH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sprezza is a favorite, and the head chef and staff always make us feel at home. Can’t say enough great things about Sprezza!

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MinB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made our anniversary SO special! Such a great place!

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vipChris
Dallas
125 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the nicest patios in Dallas with the large covered porches and pet friendly. The antipasti were new for summer and the tomatoes were particularly delicious. We enjoyed both the pizza and pasta. Excellent food paired with some interesting regional wines.

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vipss1234
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good dinner at Sprezza. My favorite place to go.

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Caleb
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sprezza is well worth a visit. I went with a friend and had the Camorra pizza and the Bucatini. The Bucatini did not really stand out but it was not bad either. My friend lived in Italy for a few years and he said the pizza was up to par.

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NayNay
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent service!!! A great selection of wine!

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SaraE
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was amazing but the service was not great. Totally understand staffing issues but we had to ask for everything.

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drscottadams
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Menu changes frequently. We are always surprised. Love the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our good friend moving out of town

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vipMichaelS
Dallas
52 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good upscale casual dining. A bit over the top on pricing. $40 - including tip - for 2 drinks is NYC pricing at a hipster bar.

Sprezza
Responded on June 23, 2021

Michael, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! Come back and see us soon. Kathya Martinez General Manager

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RobertaS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, the food, the atmosphere were all wonderful! I haven't enjoyed an evening with friends as much in the past few years. The menu offered quite a few interesting dishes. I will definitely go back and probably order different dishes just to try a few that I passed up!!! And best of all, we could actually talk to each other without shouting.

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KimberlyD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was spot on. The food did not disappoint!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent, we were just unaware how small the portions are. Be sure to order multiple dishes if you come here.

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vipSmitty
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as usual.

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TrishD
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. Some road noise on the patio, but perfect weather and lovely space.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. They’re short on staff now, but they book accordingly.

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vipJOCJR
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

You can’t beat Sprezza for great food and service every time!

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vipGotham
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sprezza never disappoints. Sat outside. The branzino was delicious, as was the gnocchi & ravioli. Panna cotta was also great. Service is top notch. They are still abiding by masks & spacing table. Nice to see concern for safety of staff & customers. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sprezza is my go-to place for a great dinner. The food and service are consistently good and every friend I have taken there has enjoyed it as much I have.

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AndyM
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff very very polite and helpful suggesting items to us from the menu and wine list. We had a belated birthday celebration in our group and who was unexpectedly treated to a very nice coffee with their dessert. The staff were also informative about their other restaurants in the Dallas area. We had a wonderful time and will definitely return.

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vipTommie
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere.

FAQs

Sprezza offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (972) 807-9388.

Sprezza is rated 4.6 stars by 1123 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.