Sprezza

4.7
1108 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 1108 people are saying
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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
48 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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vipChris
Dallas
123 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
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Sprezza
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sprezza is well worth a visit. I went with a friend and had the Camorra pizza and the Orecchiette. The Orecchiette 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our good friend moving out of town

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vipMichaelS
Dallas
50 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
1 review
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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 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
4 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
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!

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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
33 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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vipLizzieR
Dallas
6 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!

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

Wonderful!!!! Delicious food 😊

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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

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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!

FAQs

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

Sprezza is rated 4.7 stars by 1108 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.