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Symposium

#234 of 1,568 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
San Isidro
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Santa Luisa 122, San Isidro, Lima, Peru
512213397
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 83
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
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  • 5
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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
Amazing Italian food in Lima

I had a wonderful dinner recently at Symposium and it’s on my list of restaurants to return to when I get a chance. Our table wasn’t quite ready when we arrived, but the hostess seated us at the bar while we waited. The restaurant itself is fairly small and the majority of the tables are booths... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
stephandgio_m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I had a wonderful dinner recently at Symposium and it’s on my list of restaurants to return to when I get a chance. Our table wasn’t quite ready when we arrived, but the hostess seated us at the bar while we waited. The restaurant itself is fairly small and the majority of the tables are booths. There are a wide... More 

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Thank stephandgio_m
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

The positive: there are some menu options that are delicious. The negative: portions are minuscule and getting smaller. The owner believes high cuisine is spoon size servings. And the quality of the food is obvious but is ruined when it is slow to come and often cold. The service is arrogant and therefore quite lacking.

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7 Thank FatherandToddler
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401 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

great atmosphere, service, list of wines and of course - the dishes. it was an experience rather then a dinner. great!

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Thank SabaOmer
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful high Italian cuisine. The mozzarella has no comparison. The vitello tonnato was perfect. The spaghetti with urchin sauce is out of this world. And we topped it off with tiramisu! The service is always very good.

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Thank FatherandToddler
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Frederick W
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Thank M M
Madrid
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank AlejandroP1973
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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6 Thank Bonvivant10021
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 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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Thank Dmitry S
Lima, Peru
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

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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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: 512213397

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions

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