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“First experience outstanding”
Review of San Lorenzo's

San Lorenzo's
Ranked #207 of 2,731 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $43 - $92
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: San Lorenzo’s is a modern Italian restaurant on Georges Street in the centre of Dublin city, close to Temple Bar at the downtown end of the culinary-famous Camden Mile. Grafton Street shopping, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral and Trinity College are all within a few minutes’ walk of our front door. We welcome walk-in diners. Our weekend brunch is a staple of the Dublin social scene; it’s a buzzing hub of Irish metropolitan dining. High-quality ingredients and a laid-back style offer a smart treat for discerning visitors seeking the finest Italian restaurant in the Irish capital. If you are in quest of a cool and contemporary eatery for a business lunch or dinner, you can be assured that San Lorenzo’s is dedicated to delivering prompt and consistent quality and service every time. We offer superior quality Italian food with a NYC twist for lunch and dinner…and of course our famous weekend brunch!
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Having an alcohol-free November, we decided to treat ourselves to lunch in each of the restaurants featured in Irish Masterchef, and first up was San Lorenzo’s. It was quiet as might be expected on a Monday, but a few occupied tables and good music created a pleasant atmosphere. Service was informal but attentive and professional. We both had pan-fried gambas bruschetta with a white wine, chilli and garlic sauce, which was exceptional and at €6.50 almost miraculous. A fat slice of focaccia in the middle of the plate soaked up the gorgeous juices and not a drop was left. Then I had a confit chicken leg which was an all-too-rare real soft confit, full of flavour with a fine squash risotto and tasty wild mushrooms. The chicken was very salty but it was explained that this is part of the confit process, and otherwise it was perfect. Cathy had grilled calf’s liver which was beautifully tender and came with a flavoursome sage and mustard mash among other tasty things. We were tempted to quit while ahead but succumbed to a shared tiramisu, and were very glad we did as it was just outstanding, light as a feather with a flavoured chocolate sauce and a lovely chocolate ice cream. For Monday lunch this was a huge success showed all the signs of a very promising kitchen, and we vowed to return.

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

I went here on Friday night with the folks before we headed over to John Bishop in the O2. We booked for the early bird at 5.30 and what food and what value!

Selection on the starters was little limited depending on taste buds... but all in all for an early bird at €27 there was a choice of 4 in each course which was great...San Lorenzo's is an Italian with a difference. Fabulous cooked meat for mains, great sauces, and fab veggies...My Dad had the lamb and it was cooked to perfection, so tender and juicy! Yum...

Wine list was a little on the high list however we grabbed a Montepulciano for €24, great flavours, nice robust accompaniment to the meat dishes we had.

All in all I will definitely return to San Lorenzo great service, great good, great price!

Credit to all concerned... Well done

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2  Thank SanchaP
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Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

Nice place, nice food, Great value for the fresh food and amazing spicy truffle chocolate .... Probably the best Italian restaurant in Dublin ..

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2  Thank Frenchefy
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I had dinner here last Friday with some friendds and was very impressed with the food and the service. There was no wait for our table and menu's and water were brought over straight away. For starters the Gamba prawns & Calamari were excellent. The steak was very good, a little stringy but very well cooked. The chicken was delicious and there were absolutely no complaints about the dessert ! The Nutella cheesecake was everyones favourite.... I would definitely recommend and will be returning again very soon.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Was here with group of 6 family/friends for late lunch on a Sunday. Brunch menu actually has things I wanted to order, and included lunch items - a pet hate is proliferation of brunch menus in the city when you actually want lunch. Menu had wide variety, and a good sign is it was hard to decide what to go for, as was sorely tempted by several options. Service was friendly and efficient. Although relatively quiet as we got there after lunch rush and before dinner time the place still had a good atmosphere. One of your party enjoyed his main course of chicken with pasta that he had it again instead of a dessert - now that is a compliment to the kitchen team! Everyone finished everything put in front of them, including a lovely Apricot bread and butter pudding that I particularly enjoyed. I would thoroughly recommend San lorenzo's as we had a great experience there. Bill came to a bit over 200 euros for 6 happy customers - for the quality and venue I think this is good value.

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