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!
After our visit on Friday we just want to say thank you for the lovely food, great atmosphere and service! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit!
Fantastic food and amazing service! Will definately be going back. Pizzas were too die for an definately too big to finish. Best restaurant food Iv had for a while.
The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere, the decor is warm but fresh and light. The menu is varied and it includes a vegan choice. The chef will change meals for vegan choice. The staff are friendly and helpful., and the food is wonderful.
Great, casual, Italian eatery. Delicious food, helpful efficient staff and great atmosphere. We had some garlic, cheese and tomato pizza bread to start - it was the best ever! Portions are quite large, so we tend to have two starters instead of a main course and a couple of glasses of wine. All very enjoyable.
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.
Great find. Passing through for a weekend in Scotland, staying nearby overnight. Great reviews on Trip Advisor, so booked via Quandoo whilst driving up. Two adults & 2 kids, missed out on the kids menu finished at 7pm (booked for 7.45 due to travel) so boys ate off the main menu, shame as they couldn’t finish their meals. Staff very friendly & attentive, food great, prices reasonable & atmosphere in the restaurant excellent, shame it’s not on our doorstep. Definitely one for the memory bank, next time we’re passing through.
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.
All the staff members were very courteous and made us feel very welcome despite my three-year-old son making a bit of a mess at the table whilst eating. My son is very fussy about food but he ate very well there so I'm definitely bringing him back there to enjoy his meal out. My husband and I were ready to leave as our parking time was up, however my son insisted to stay back for longer to finish the food. He was also dancing on his high chair because he loved the Italian music in the background so much!
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.