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Symposium

#143 of 1,280 Restaurants in Lima
#155 of 1,350 Places to Eat in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
San Isidro
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Santa Luisa 122, San Isidro, Lima, Peru
221-3397
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Best Risotto ever

I went on a business lunch and was very pleasantly surprised with al the food but specially the Squid Ink seafood Risotto. It was out of this world.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Frederick W
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I went on a business lunch and was very pleasantly surprised with al the food but specially the Squid Ink seafood Risotto. It was out of this world.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I appreciate the classy decor & discrete service of this small restaurant. Food wise, we enjoyed delicious dishes like ravioli filled with rabbit and pasta with sea urchins, flavourful but requires a side-dish to complete the dish. To accompany our desserts we ordered Pisco, and what a surprise... I'm now in love with Pisco Monteluz; it's the finest, smoothest liquor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Good food in a nice ambiance, but the service was really bad. Normally the owner is there to take the order, but this time he was not around and the waiter made a lot of errors. Too expensive for the quality of the food.

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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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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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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
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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
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Symposium

Address: Santa Luisa 122, San Isidro, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 221-3397
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > San Isidro
Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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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
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?