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Sprezza

4.7
4.7
1141 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.”

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (972) 807-9388

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    For more information about private events, please contact our chef by Phone: (972)807-9388 or email: sprezzadallas@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    For more information about private events, please contact our chef by Phone: (972)807-9388 or email: sprezzadallas@gmail.com

  • Neighborhood

    Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn

  • Cross street

    Maple Ave & Reagan St.

  • Parking details

    Complementary Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Antipasti

$13

  • Spaghetti Suppli

    pesto genovese

    • Stuffed Castelvetrano Olives

      N'duja

      • Chopped

        salami, mozzarella, olive, pickled pepper

        Tradizione

        $20

        • Bucatini Amatriciana

          pancetta, tomato, chili, pecorino

          • Linguini Cacio e Pepe

            ricotta whey

            • Spaghettini Carbonara

              pancetta, onion, pecorino

              • Cappelletti di Salsicce

                alfredo e pepe

                • Ravioli di Ricotta

                  Sunday Gravy

                  Pizza Al Taglio

                  • Vodka$19.00

                    shishito pepper, plum tomato, provolone

                    • Camorra$19.00

                      salami, sausage, vidalia, tomato, provolone

                      • Pepperoni$19.00

                        tomato, ricotta, chili, provolone

                        • Margherita$17.00

                          tomato, mozzarella, basil

                          • Crushed Tomato$17.00

                            garlic, oregano, garum, chili, pecorino

                            • Sourdough Loaf$8.00

                              Dolci

                              • Chocolate Cake$10.00

                                hazelnut mousse, blueberry compote, vanilla semifreddo

                                What 1,141 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                4.7
                                4.7 based on all time ratings
                                • 4.7Food
                                • 4.6Service
                                • 4.6Ambience
                                • 4.3Value

                                NoiseModerate

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                                1. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Dallas

                                  5 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined on December 31, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  the interior has the most wonderful vibe, the servers were quick and nice to talk to, and the FOOD-so good!

                                2. J

                                  Jason

                                  Dallas

                                  5 reviews

                                  vip
                                  3.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined on December 31, 2021

                                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                                  This was a very underwhelming experience. Pre-pandemic, Sprezza had an extensive menu, a wide variety of flavors, an amazing wine selection, and a very hospitable staff. This food selection is very limited, way overpriced for both quality and portion size, and the overall experience just wasn't what it was in 2019.

                                3. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Orlando

                                  8 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  8 reviews

                                  Dined on December 24, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  It’s too bad that such a nice restaurant is closing down permanently!

                                4. t

                                  txmermaid

                                  Dallas

                                  30 reviews

                                  vip
                                  1.0

                                  30 reviews

                                  Dined on December 22, 2021

                                  overall1food2service2ambience1

                                  This restaurant will be closing before the end of 2021, and it really showed last night. I do not want to blame the staff, they did a pretty good job in the circumstances, but not only is the menu greatly reduced, but several things we wanted to order that were on the menu were not available because sold out. There were very few tables at 8:00 PM when we were there. The food we were able to order was good, but the selections were so limited that I cannot call the menu selection or food outstanding, as I used to think it was under different owners. We were told that the chef here is now planning to go somewhere else. I do not know what the future of this restaurant will be. It’s a shame, because it used to be one of our favorite places. To add to the issues, there was a loud electrical noise like a short that ladted 5 minutes during dinner. And we were brought the totally wrong check to sign—this in a nearly empty restaurant. The staff let us order things that they then returned to say were unavailable. Cannot recommend. We were there with out of town family for a special Xmas dinner celebration, and were completely disappointed.

                                5. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  El Paso

                                  1 review

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 20, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great spot

                                6. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Dallas

                                  1 review

                                  vip
                                  2.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 19, 2021

                                  overall2food1service3ambience2

                                  Not much variety. No chicken options. Average quality.

                                7. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Dallas

                                  10 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  10 reviews

                                  Dined on December 18, 2021

                                  overall4food5service4ambience2

                                  The menu, like the decor, is spare but well executed & delicious. The decor is a bit too Spartan for my taste but it did afford the holiday costumed diners next to us a nice backdrop.

                                8. NL

                                  NancyL

                                  Dallas

                                  68 reviews

                                  vip
                                  2.0

                                  68 reviews

                                  Dined on December 15, 2021

                                  overall2food1service2ambience2

                                  Sadly this will be our last time at Sprezza …it was almost as if there are new owners…none of the signature dishes that made this restaurant a stand out in its heyday are there anymore. They even changed the awesome pizza that Sprezza was known for…it tasted like frozen Pillsbury pizza dough…and the sauce…had to send it back.

                                9. JT

                                  JTATX16

                                  Austin

                                  3 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on December 13, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The pasta was served perfectly… al dente! Delish!

                                10. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Dallas

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 12, 2021

                                  overall3food3service4ambience4

                                  The menu is very limited. We felt it had more wine choices than food.

                                11. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Dallas

                                  5 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined on December 11, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Waiter was awesome!!

                                12. F

                                  Foodie2

                                  Dallas

                                  57 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  57 reviews

                                  Dined on December 11, 2021

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  The porch (they call it patio) is a lovely place to sit on a mild evening, but be forewarned it is LOUD. Food is good, but not great and fully priced. We split the bib lettuce salad (dressing too acid) and two pasta dishes, both good. Overall a nice evening.

                                13. J

                                  Jdine

                                  Dallas

                                  26 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  26 reviews

                                  Dined on November 28, 2021

                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                  Was a rainy night so a little slow. Food was excellent though. I think by now most restaurants should offer a paper menu. My friend could not get his URL reader to work so that was a hassle.

                                14. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Kansas City

                                  1 review

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 21, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Amazing. I don’t want to write a review. Leave me alone

                                15. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Dallas

                                  5 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined on November 20, 2021

                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                  Good place. Service was a little slow, but everywhere is now. Nothing stopping us from going back. The fried olives were amazingly good.

                                16. l

                                  laurawatters

                                  Dallas

                                  68 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  68 reviews

                                  Dined on November 19, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  always an amazing experience. David our waiter was THE BEST. They are always accommodating for us to try new things. The experience for all will be remembered. We don't get out much anymore - so each time counts.

                                17. j

                                  jgus

                                  Minneapolis

                                  9 reviews

                                  vip
                                  1.0

                                  9 reviews

                                  Dined on November 14, 2021

                                  overall1food1service4ambience2

                                  Closing soon. Menu has changed and place is being demolished to make way for more apartments. Sad outcome for one of our favorites.

                                18. D

                                  Donald

                                  Dallas

                                  30 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  30 reviews

                                  Dined on November 6, 2021

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  This was my fist time back since the start of the pandemic. The service was excellent. The food was good. I was disappointed as there were less choices for appetizers. The menu has changed some. I had a nice house inspired cocktail. I will be back.

                                19. N

                                  Nick

                                  Dallas

                                  17 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  17 reviews

                                  Dined on October 22, 2021

                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                  The food was excellent - a little scant for the price. The wine list (white) seemed very limited. The service was excellent

                                20. M

                                  Metaldruid

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 18, 2021

                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

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

                                21. CH

                                  CupHalfFull

                                  Dallas

                                  59 reviews

                                  vip
                                  3.0

                                  59 reviews

                                  Dined on October 10, 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.

                                22. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Dallas

                                  4 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on October 9, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  David was great-excellent wine recommendations!!

                                23. d

                                  dallasfoodiegirl29

                                  Richmond

                                  12 reviews

                                  vip
                                  3.0

                                  12 reviews

                                  Dined on October 7, 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.

                                24. G

                                  Gotham

                                  Dallas

                                  37 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  37 reviews

                                  Dined on September 26, 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.

                                25. B

                                  Browser

                                  Dallas

                                  41 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  41 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.

                                26. d

                                  dottiedog

                                  Dallas

                                  17 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  17 reviews

                                  Dined on September 19, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                27. CC

                                  CarolC

                                  Dallas

                                  9 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  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.

                                28. BD

                                  BigDiner

                                  Dallas

                                  10 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  10 reviews

                                  Dined on September 12, 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.

                                29. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on September 5, 2021

                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                  Great time! Portions small but yummy!

                                30. RH

                                  RayH

                                  Los Angeles

                                  6 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  6 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.

                                31. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Houston

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on August 20, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great as usual ☺️

                                32. JD

                                  JoeyD

                                  Dallas

                                  23 reviews

                                  3.0

                                  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----

                                33. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Dallas

                                  9 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  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.

                                34. NL

                                  NancyL

                                  Dallas

                                  68 reviews

                                  vip
                                  2.0

                                  68 reviews

                                  Dined on July 23, 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

                                35. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Dallas

                                  1 review

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on July 17, 2021

                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                  great food

                                36. FF

                                  FoodieFromMcKinney

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on July 16, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Outstanding food and service! I would definitely recommend Sprezza.

                                37. DR

                                  DemonsRun

                                  Dallas

                                  11 reviews

                                  vip
                                  3.0

                                  11 reviews

                                  Dined on July 10, 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.

                                38. DF

                                  DavidF

                                  Dallas

                                  11 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  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!!!

                                39. SH

                                  ShannonH

                                  Kansas City

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on July 4, 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!

                                40. MB

                                  MinB

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on July 3, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                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

                                FAQs

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

                                Sprezza is rated 4.7 stars by 1141 OpenTable diners.

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                                Additional information

                                • Cross street

                                  Maple Ave & Reagan St.

                                • Neighborhood

                                  Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn

                                • Hours of operation

                                  Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

                                • Cuisines

                                  Contemporary Italian, Italian

                                • Dining style

                                  Casual Elegant

                                • Dress code

                                  Business Casual

                                • Parking details

                                  Complementary Valet

                                • Payment options

                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                • Additional

                                  Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                • Phone number

                                  (972) 807-9388

                                • Catering

                                  For more information about private events, please contact our chef by Phone: (972)807-9388 or email: sprezzadallas@gmail.com

                                • Private party facilities

                                  For more information about private events, please contact our chef by Phone: (972)807-9388 or email: sprezzadallas@gmail.com

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