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Symposium

#193 of 1,210 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
San Isidro
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Santa Luisa 122, San Isidro, Lima, Peru
221-3397
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good italian ,better if someone else pays!

I like Symposium and his charming host Marco, he has great quality products and a wonderful wine list, but its equally very expensive , worth going if you are not picking up the bill...

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
Bonvivant10021
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I like Symposium and his charming host Marco, he has great quality products and a wonderful wine list, but its equally very expensive , worth going if you are not picking up the bill...

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Food is amazing - tastes like in Italy! The owner is always there and I think it keeps the service and quality on the highest level.

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Lima, Peru
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
315 reviews 315 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 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
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Santa Luisa 122, San Isidro, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > San Isidro
  • Neighborhood: San Isidro
  • Phone Number: 221-3397

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 40

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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