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Il Sorriso

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27A Oju Oluban Close | Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
+234 1 774 9382
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Nairobi, Kenya
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2,436 reviews
837 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 954 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

A good Italian restaurant in Victoria Island. Nice food, good service. Location is central and easily accessible

Thank Ibadanboy
Lagos, Nigeria
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122 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Been there twice, both times food quality has been good. The location is little off the main road so not very easy to locate.. also the decor is not very new.. however most likely you will forget all of this if you are a fan of italian cuisine & your food is served by the restaurant team...... Pricing is not... More 

Thank Kapil V
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

A colleague recommended Il Sorriso for a business dinner and when we arrived we discovered the restaurant was renamed and under new management. Scary at first, but wow, the service was first rate, the food amazing and the ambience really nice, Umutu (formerly Il Sorriso), is definitely worth a visit, I seriously doubt the food will disappoint. Despite the name... More 

1 Thank DBVUAE2012
San Francisco, California
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is my thirds time here for business dinners.... How disappointing.... let me count the ways... 1. Only Italian imported wine of huge price not conmesurate with quality. 2. Food tastes like it was cooked earlier, frozen then microwaved 3. Food takes forever to show up 4. Food is brought out by client not by table 5. wine selection was... More 

2 Thank CJPSanRamon
Lagos, Nigeria
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

We we went there on a suggestion from a friend, when we were looking for a good Italian meal. The place is difficult to spot in the dark street, but once there you feel at home. The attendants are very friendly and helpful and the place is nice and cozy in the inside. Definitely not a posh establishment if you're... More 

1 Thank sumeetsingh86
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

No pressure eating, nice place to relax visitors from out of town. Don't try to order from the menu else you might miss the best of it. Tell the chef to take care of you. They will wet your guts. Be careful though, cash only and it's a handful.

Thank Divine J
The Woodlands, Texas
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Il Sorrisso is our favorite Italian restaurant in Lagos. The servings are generous and the risotto is the BEST. The atmosphere is comfortable and it is a wonderful place to take business guests. The food can be pricey, but they offer a wide range of options and are consistent in quality.

Thank Prico4
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2013

It served proper Italian food. A bit pricey but satisfy. I liked its pasta with squid ink sauce. The interior is homy. It is a bit hidden though with only small signage hang on the entrance gate.

Thank P0rtf0li0
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2013

The food at il Sorrisso is very good, it's tasty and they've kept their standards. However the food is overpriced and this isn't doing them any favours. I enjoyed my meal but won't go back again for the price.

Thank Mabiadex
Lusaka, Zambia
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90 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Wide range to select on menu. Very traditional italian food, good atmosphere and festive. Try the homemade pasta it is very tasty. Service is a bit slow.

Thank ElleVee288

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27A Oju Oluban Close | Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Location: Africa  >  Nigeria  >  Lagos State  >  Lagos
  • Phone Number: +234 1 774 9382

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?