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Sprezza

4.8
1036 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1036 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TylerM
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service! Patio is a bit noisy but to be expected next to a busy street.

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vipSidney80203
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great!! I want to try the other restaurants in the family!

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vipMichaelL
Cleveland
26 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Roman Italian restaurant. They have done a great job of offering dishes that are unique to that area of Italy. The pastas are ALL excellent. The wine list is well sourced with wines from Umbria down to Sicily. Very good list. Top notch service, decor and environment which added to an already enjoyable meal. Highly recommended!

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vipTexasZo
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gosh this place is good! The bread & butter is outstanding. Love the pizza & pasta.

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vipDineindallas
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Website said they were open until 10pm. Arrived for 7:15 reservation and after ordering one drink, we were told that the kitchen would be closing soon and the restaurant (which was fairly full) would be closing at 8:30pm. We ordered and appetizer and then chose to leave and had to find another restaurant. Additionally, they were very well staffed but we didn't have a single waiter and we received mixed message and had to wait to order drinks and appetizers. To make matters even worse, the music was too loud. Overall, we had a very negative experience and we will never return.

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vipMitch
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco and the food are both great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience4

I have enjoyed the food at Sprezza before but this time my pasta was incredibly salty. In addition to that, the waiter never even introduced himself and was incredibly rushed with us every time he came to the table (which was not very frequently). It may have been an off night for them, but for the price of the food and the rarity of leaving the house these days it was a major disappointment.

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vipwinedivva
Dallas
62 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Neighborhood gem for light Italian fare. Not much ambience but clean and good food and Italian wines. There is a really nice patio for al fresco dining!

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vipmaryfromdallas
Dallas
63 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our evening and the waiter suggested some really nice wines. My only negative is that there is not too much to choose from that is gluten free. Also, portions are fairly small. The restaurant is beautiful and there is a lot of social distance.

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vipAndyg
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience, food, wine, service and ambiance all top notch

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vippowerfilm
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything by chef / owner Julian Barsotti are in the top spots in Dallas. We love that this is not mass produced pastas with heavy cheeses and sauces. Delicate handmade pastas, good cocktails,, and top notch service. Don't come here if you want a huge cheesy lasagna for 8 bucks.

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BenC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall great first outing, resturant is nice and food was fresh and different but true to the Italian way. Overall good but felt lacking in Server knowledge between drink options and food choices. Some responses felt canned and the understanding of the prep of the dishes wasn't as educated as hoped when going to an establishment like this. As a sprezza first timer I did not feel I was introduced to the menu items as well as I hoped.

Sprezza
Responded on September 27, 2020

Ben, First of all, I appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. I am so glad you enjoyed the food but I would love for you to come back so that we can redeem ourselves and provide you with a much more exciting experience! Please email us at info@sprezzadallas or call us at (972)807-9388 to make a reservation. We hope to see you son! Kathya Martinez General Manager

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vipDonnaC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and outstanding service

Sprezza
Responded on September 27, 2020

Donna! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you again soon. Kathya Martinez General Manager

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StaciO
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best places in Dallas for fine dining at a reasonable price. The wine list is entirely Italian and extensive. The menu not only changes daily, but also seasonally. The waitstaff is always more than happy to explain the dishes in detail to ensure you have the best experience and get exactly what you will like. I can't say how much I like this place!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and very good service

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viprobjp
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I can’t imagine how this restaurant has so many positive reviews, to us it was very average. To start, it is easier to decipher menus in Rome than this restaurant, with all the faux Italian descriptions. After google searching the items, we still had no idea. Seems like they are trying very hard to make you think they are authentic, which they are not.

Basically, the pasta is many variations of heavy cream, cheese and lifeless pasta. 4 ounces of Mac and cheese for $22.

Salad could have been good, but drenching fresh vegies in overbearing mayonnaise based sauce is more macaroni grill then a Roman restaurant.

The restaurant sits on a very busy road so definitely do not choose outside seating unless you want a constant stream of road noise and exhaust fumes. Or better yet, you would be much better off choosing one of the truly good Italian restaurants in the area rather than this fake overpriced/underperforming place.

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RichardS
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

service was a little slow..food was terrific..always a good overall experience..one of our favorites

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vipTiffB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy our time at Sprezza! This time the portions seemed a bit small. BUT we love the everything about this place.

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JillianS
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of my favorite restaurants in Dallas! The pasta and wine are 👌🏻

Sprezza
Responded on September 13, 2020

Jillian, Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you again soon. Kathya Martinez

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did I by chance leave my credit card there? Name is Stephen Harrison.

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vipPatrickO
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff - bar and waiter were great. Engaging and educated on the food and wine menu.

Sprezza
Responded on September 3, 2020

Patrick, Thank you for the great review. We hope to see you again soon! Kathya Martinez

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vipTLSs
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner. I called the chef in advance to schedule a tasting menu for 6 people. Ryan the chef did an outstanding job with the menu. David was the perfect beginning with his enthusiasm and wine selection. His service was stellar. Cannot wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best service ever!

Sprezza
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you so much for the awesome review! Hope to see you soon.

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vipRalph
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great waiter and a wonderful dinner. Just another great experience at a Barsotti restaurant

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MimiC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time dining at Spreeza... we will be back!

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vipPasiK
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would like to see more non meat options.

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vipLadyDiner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around!

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vipStillhavingfun
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family Celebrated a sixtieth birthday party and as always the service was superior and the food was spectacular. We always enjoy the ambiance and we always feel appreciated here as much as we appreciate them!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wooooow absolute best Italian in Dallas. Sad it took us this long to try it out! Absolutely incredible flavor, beautiful modern chic ambiance, and amazing wait staff. Loved everything about it and will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service

Sprezza
Responded on August 19, 2020

I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. Come back to see us soon!

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carolinaea
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Sprezza was amazing! They made my mother feel so special at her birthday dinner -- they even all signed a card for her! -- and they were on hand with recommendations and excellent service. We'll be back soon!

Sprezza
Responded on August 19, 2020

Hi Carolina! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad you and your mother enjoyed your time here! We'll see you soon. Kathya Martinez General Manager

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viptravelfoodie
Oklahoma City
25 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sprezza is one of my all-time favorite Oak Lawn neighborhood restaurants. Sprezza narrative: Always consistent with delivering on all cylinders with doing a boutique-oriented menu well. Highly recommend to start with the Suppli: Pesto Genovese and either Bucatini or Spaghetti Carbonara for an entrée. Can’t go wrong with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Contesa for one’s wine selection. David, our informed professional waiter, was congenial and knowledgeable about steering us in the right direction with our choices. Saluti!

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vipTLSs
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Marco was very attentive and made sure we enjoyed every aspect of our meal. Cocktails were delicious and the dessert perfectly ended the meal. Although I had to take some food home so I had room for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole family went for my birthday and it was perfect. Great service and amazing food.

Sprezza
Responded on August 5, 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed your time here. Come back to see us soon!

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vipDGirl
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safety protocols were clear with masks, gloves and socially distanced tables. excellent food and Italian wine list. Follow KickshawPapers on IG and blog.

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vipKirkland
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

“Little David” was amazing and so was the entire staff. They worked together exceptionally well as a team and it was fun to witness and be apart of. David was outstanding and provided phenomenal service and connected with us very well. Made the night fun!

Sprezza
Responded on August 5, 2020

Thank you so much for the awesome review! We are very proud of our staff and we're glad they treated you well.

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Sophstctd
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sprezza is a wonderful place for a special get-together or a special occasion. The menu varies but everything I’ve ever ordered is top notch. They have an excellent variety of wines and cocktails. The service is magnificent!

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vipMickDR
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dined on the veranda, great space and well separated tables. The Wagyu meatballs and two pasta dishes were excellent. The service was first class. All in all, a great experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal on a safe socially distant patio. Best pasta since Italy, and really great service. Adding to the repeat often list

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Sprezza. Every meal is outstanding and the staff are THE BEST!

FAQs

Sprezza does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Sprezza also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (972) 807-9388.

Sprezza is rated 4.8 stars by 1036 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.