With two popular restaurants in Newcastle, San Lorenzo is a haven for local Italian cuisine aficionados, serving up authentic Italian pizza, pasta and other favourites from the bel paese. With its a sleek and stylish decor and relaxed setting, San Lorenzo’s Gosforth restaurant is the perfect place for a casual bite to eat, draws in diners from all over the area, every day of the week. To avoid disappointment, making a reservation at San Lorenzo ahead of time is advised.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the Mediterranean may seem to be millions of miles apart, but San Lorenzo is bringing a bit of Italian charm to the foodies of Gosforth with its authentic Italian offerings. Start off with some antipasti like the parfait della casa (homemade chicken liver parfait served with chutney and toast), the ali di pollo (spiced chicken wings tossed in garlic and parmesan with chipotle mayo) or the calamari fritti. Pizza lovers are in luck at San Lorenzo, with the extensive menu boasting an array of authentic options, all made from scratch using an authentic Italian recipe. Some of our favourites include the bianco (a white base of bechamel and Fior de Latte mozzarella topped with wild mushrooms, fresh thyme and truffle oil) and the orinentele (a tomato and hoisin base with confit duck, spring onion, cucumber ribbons and mozzarella).
Other delicious choices on the menu at Newcastle’s San Lorenzo include a range of classic Italian pasta, meat and seafood dishes, from spaghetti bolognese to orato (pan-fried sea bream with sweet potato, fennel, shellfish, cannellini bean stew and garlic crostini). Situated right on Gosforth’s High Street, San Lorenzo’s location couldn’t be more convenient for when the cravings for some comforting, home-style Italian cuisine start to kick in. To guarantee a table at San Lorenzo’s Gosforth branch, making a reservation in advance is recommended!
Excellent food and service as always at San Lorenzo. The staff are always really welcoming, the atmostphere great and the food is consistently top quality.
Early evening mid week. Lovely food, with great service,, there was a good atmosphere, and the prices were very reasonable we would recommend. . .
Menu very good and food to suit all, food excellent and staff very friendly and efficient, would definitely recommend. Very popular restaurant so would advise reserving a table to avoid being disappointed
A brilliant birthday surprise meal - food and service was excellent and great value . Nothing is too much trouble for all the staff and the amotosphere is fab.. a great night
Lovely meal, excellent service. However we ordered a half portion of gluten free pasta as a starter and a gluten free pizza. There was a surcharge of £3.50 per dish! whilst we were advised that there would be a small surcharge, we didn't expect it to be more than 30% of the cost of each dish! Eating out at other Italian restaurants we've never been charged more than £1 extra and quite often there is no extra charge. This is excessive since you can buy a 500g pkt gf pasta for less than £1.50. Even the pizza base at £3.50 more than the standard one is ott. The bill spoilt our experience and even though part of the extra charge was refunded after we queried it I don't think we'll go again unless they bring their pricing in line with other just as good establishments.
I took my family for afternoon lunch and it did not fail to deliver. Three of us ordered from the early bird lunch menu and my six year old from kids menu. He got to make his own pizza and wear a chefs hat provided by the staff. Needless to say it was the best pizza ever (according to him and the manager) We had starter and pasta main which was delicious. Total bill including soft drinks for everyone was £44. Great value in my books. We've been a few times to San Lorenzos and will continue to visit. Highly recommended.
Another excellent meal at San Lorenzo Gosforth. Lunch this time with a 3 year old grandson who loved the "make your own pizza" option especially with the little chefs hat he got! That together with the colouring sets kept him happy as we tucked into the fabulous pizza and pasta and salads. Such a popular place in our family I noticed that my sister was down on the reservation list for a meal in the evening! She loved it too!! xx
Wonderfully friendly staff brilliant with my 7 year old. We received a very warm welcome. Great choice of menu we ordered calamari and mussels with chilli and tomato to start, sirloin steak which was cooked perfectly and garlic king prawns with braised pasta for mains both were absolutely gorgeous. The little one had potato skins to start made his own pizza which was done at table side he loved this. All in all wonderful restarant staff and food.
Excellent authentic food. Mussels were incredibly fresh with a delicious sauce. Only thing was that I ordered GF and although this was a replacement for something else it came with bread which I had to ask if it was GF. The pasta with crab sauce (GF) was delicious. And my husband and I shared their take on Eton Mess which was black currant sorbet and mixed fruits and meringue. Very fresh and delicious. Very nice atmosphere and great service.
our recent visit to san lorenzo surpassed even our previous visits as the food continues to be even more impressive and the service and attention to customer service excellent. The staff and maagement are very obliging and it appears that san lorenzo can only go from strength to strengh. We are looking forward to our next visit which will not be long in the waiting