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Il Senso Vinbar & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Indre By (Inner City)
Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
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Gothersgade 87, Copenhagen 1123, Denmark
+45 33 12 87 19
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 15:00 - 00:00
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Went with a friend for dining week with a set 4 course dinner. The food was really good, especially the Tatar a la Vitello! Even something simple as the bread was tasty! The service was good, knowledgeable and professional. And the setting is cosy and relaxed. Their wine is a chapter of it's own...the list is long, seriously great and... More 

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Thank tjh01
Shenzhen, China
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

The wines were clearly hand picked from the lower grade regions in France and Italy, but the owner had done an excellent job finding wines that were both interesting, original and tasty. Highly recommended.. we will be back!!

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Thank Hans H
Denmark
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162 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Really charming, cosy and low key wine bar just across from the Kings Gardens. Good and attentive service as well. I was surprised to see that this bar didn't even appear on my iPhones map so the address is: Gothersgade 87. We had a glass of "Phyllit, Pinot Noir, Solveigs - 2011 for Dkr. 89,-. I bought a bottle for... More 

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Thank LeeDenmark
Il Senso V, PR-chef at Il Senso Vinbar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your fantastic review of Il Senso Vinbar. We are very pleased to find that our service and level of wine meet your expectations and that you have found a new favorite in Solveigs' "Phyllit" - it makes us happy to be "advocates" for wine of great taste. Thank you for visiting Il Senso Vinbar! More 

Sweden
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

This winebar has a great selection of wines from particular Italy. nice environment for tasting wines. They have the Coravin so you can taste a glass of expensive wines like Gaja, Ornellaia, Sassicaia etc (min. buy 3 glass though). Definetely worth a visit if you like wine.

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Thank Ragusa2007
Horsens, Denmark
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285 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

We did not have a regular meal here. We saw their board advertising wines and walked in to just check it out. We were delighted with what we found. They had a very good selection of wines from traditional sources - Spain, Italy, France, South Africa, California, etc. You pick whichever you wanted to try, they bring the bottles to... More 

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Thank Sonjee
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

The bar looked nice and inviting but despite not being busy it was a struggle for the waiter to find somewhere for us to sit. We ordered 2 glasses of wine at 75kr (cheapest ) each but we were given such a small amount I thought he was giving me a taste before pouring a glass. When challenged the waiter... More 

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Illinois
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276 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

My wife found this while walking Copenhagen. Reviews looked ok so we gave it a try. We were pleasantly surprised. Staff was great, especially the head Chef who spent a lot of time talking to us. Appetizers were creative, simple and delicious. Mains were also simple. Desserts were amazing….deconstructed Tiramisu was excellent. Was just nice to go to a restaurant... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

A charming restaurant with a wonderful host/owner but the food did not meet our expectations. We had the 3 course meal that included a pasta appetizer, chicken entree and dessert. The pasta was a linguini with cheery tomato and was good. The chicken entree was too heavily seasoned with thyme though the chicken itself was well cooked. The dessert was... More 

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Thank Rick A
Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Charming service and genuinely Italian. Not a huge menu, but the emphasis is on the wine. Having said that, though, the food is incredible and we were extremely impressed, especially when we got the bill and were pleasantly surprised by how good value it was. Thoroughly recommended.

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Thank Ukelady
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

I was here last friday with a friend for a classic italian "aperitivo". We had a truly great experience! Good wine, good food and we very much enjoyed talking to the owner Simone, who takes time to explain every wine and dish. A very cosy night and they also offered us a welcome drink! Highly recommended!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 12
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
15:00 - 00:00
Saturday
15:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gothersgade 87, Copenhagen 1123, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By (Inner City)
  • Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
  • Phone Number: +45 33 12 87 19
Description
Il Senso is an institution for the wine lover located in the city centre of Copenhagen. We have been awarded Wine Spectators "Best of Award of Excellence in 2016" and "Award of Excellence" for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 and have also been voted as "Best wine bar in Copenhagen" several times. Il Senso offers a wide range of wines, and the well educated staff is always ready with information about the different producers or a specific winery. In the kitchen Il Senso's head chef is preparing traditional antipasti as well as rustic Mediterranean dishes, these will differ from month to month. Wine tastings can easily be arranged and should you need a private area in the restaurant for a group this is also possible. We look forward to hosting you.

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Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
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