Sprezza

4.7
1095 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 1095 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMichaelS
Dallas
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 2 hours ago

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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 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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Smitty
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as usual.

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TrishD
Dallas
6 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
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JO
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
36 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.

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vipDRSD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, so glad to see them open and all the familiar faces of pre-pandemic times. You can always count on the staff to make your time there feel very special. Food is even more fantastic than I remembered!

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vipteesip
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Love Sprezza!

JO
vipJOCJR
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Compliments to the Chef. While this is certainly an Italian restaurant we were pleasantly surprised by oysters on the half shell and kampachi . Both were perfectly prepared and seasoned. Chef please keep up the courage to innovate.

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vipdonnab
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter, Marco, was excellent. A true professional.

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vipLizzieR
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food! Casual atmosphere- great for any night of the week!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I was really excited to visit Sprezza but was let down by the experience. O

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience every time. Great food, drinks, and staff is so friendly and attentive.

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vipTommie
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here was outstanding. Will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian Wine & Food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!!! Delicious food 😊

JO
vipJOCJR
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time and just loved the place. Food is excellent and service was very good. Had a minor seating issue that was quickly fixed by Kathy the Manager. Plan on going back often

JOC

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CristineW
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sprezza is CONSISTENTLY stellar wine, food, service & energy! Always ready to return!

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JAyala
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We were excited to start the weekend off at Sprezza, but were met with less than mediocre service that made us want to leave after ordering drinks. We seemed to be a bothersome to the waitstaff for being at the restaurant. The other tables sat in the same section were greeted with a much friendlier attitude as they were clearly regulars. We both come from the service industry so we weren't going to make a scene, but we quickly ate and left.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Pizza to start was average, 3 main dishes between us with only one having any flavor. Fairly dissapointing

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laurat
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it- the food and environment- we can’t wait to come back!

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vipAlexLovesFood
Dallas
55 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great space for friends. Not too large or loud. The server was knowledgeable, and you can taste wines before making a selection. He gave us healthy pours. The only negative was small portions creating less value for the money, and the menu was a limited.

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vip322larson
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Very out of the ordinary experience this time. We’ve eaten here many times but this was one of those experiences that leaves you questioning way you think it’s good. First, received a text to confirm the res which I responded to then two voicemail the day of letting me know that we would only have an hour and twenty minutes at the table because they would be very busy. When we arrived five minutes early they tried to seat us in front of the door to the patio. There was a chill in the air so we asked for one of the other five tables further away which they accommodated. Still cold every time the door was opened to serve guest outside but whatever. The wrong pizza appetizer was delivered, which the waiter argued was correct, ours was supposed to have meat, it later showed up which we passed on. The entrees were fine if a little undercooked but still tasty. The issue is they weren’t that busy and it took over two hours to finally get the check and leave. Then for whatever reason they sent me an email through OT telling me they had canceled my reservation. Not sure what that was about, didn’t want a negative review? Maybe. So, it will be awhile before we’ll brave them again. Bottom line- the service and food have always been outstanding but I’m not sure we’ve ever been there on a weekend night, maybe that was the problem.

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HH2011
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Not worth the money. Small portions, overpriced and service wasn’t great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

rushed us out

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. We love the cozy ambiance. Good social distancing. Loved it!

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vipjgus
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always one of our favorites. The service and food are consistently great. They also recognize us as return diners which is always a nice touch.

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vipPowerfilm
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Handmade delicate pastas. Do not come here if you want a huge cheesy lasagna for 8 bucks. This is the real deal. Any spot by Julian Barsotti is special.

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vipErinC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The turbo special and cacio e Pepe are excellent. Don’t skip dessert!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was a special family dinner great experience

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really really good food, but the portions were a bit small

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Authentic Italian Experience! Food was fantastic!

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vipDallasdiner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat. Don't miss the bucatini and any dish with Sunday gravy.

FAQs

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

Sprezza is rated 4.7 stars by 1095 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.