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Symposium

Santa Luisa 122, San Isidro, Lima, Peru (San Isidro)
221-3397
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Ranked #147 of 947 restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: San Isidro
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83% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lima, Peru
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Without a doubt, this is the best Italian restaurant in Peru. The good is modern, delicious, and the atmosphere is well appointed and cozy. The owner personally makes sure you feel at home and is fantastic at explaining the menu or just having a chat with. When traveling to Lima, tourists typically don't eat Italian food. They really don't know... More

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Lima, Peru
Top Contributor
279 reviews 279 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Just to let you know that We met Gaston Acurio , the best Peruvian chef, when we arrived at this place having diner with a friend. Gastons restaurant, Astrid y Gaston is only a couple of blocks away. Great food, fantastic service and the chef and owner Marco will come personally to your table to suggest what to eat. The... More

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Lima, Peru
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

best italian food in lima. Elegant, expensive but the best! Delicious food and marvelous dessert. Very good wine list.

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Lima
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Do not bother to look for another place for Italian food in Lima The food in itself is amazing and to top that the presentation is wonderful , with a great taste and the correct portion size Although a bit pricey, it is a great culinary experience

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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The place looks OK, they even have Valet service. The portions were tiny, we were six at one table and three of us complained about the portion size of a Pasta dish. The service is less than average! Overall, just fair, nothing outsatanding!

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Carefree, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Highly recommend it. The service was confusing as you get different servers. The food was very good and the portions perfect. We will be back.

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Miami, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Well maintained locale, smart service and quality items on menu. I have been going to this restaurant for many years and it still remains a favorite even though it has become too pricey for what one gets.

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Puerto Rico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Beautiful place, good service and amazing food! Highly recommend it! Look for it or ask around, but don't miss this little jewel.

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Paris, France
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83 reviews 83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

In Lima for just a day, I was treated to this outstanding restaurant. It quickly overcame my disappointment at not having a Peruvian meal. Great and true italian food, pretty good service and an ever-present energetic owner. The menu is varied and extensive, as is the willingness of the owner to deviate and prepare dishes to your choosing. Great for... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

This white table clothed Italian restaurant is easy to drive by unnoticed, but find it, it'll be worth it. Tucked on a side street in Lima's ritzy San Isidro district, there's no sign, so we almost missed it. Make a reservation because the space is small, and there is a high demand for this Tuscan inspired cuisine. The small space... More

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