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A local favourite in the Moonee Ponds area of Melbourne, San Lorenzo serves up Italian cuisine as authentic as you can get, from a range of delicious woodfired pizzas to pasta, meat and seafood dishes. Decorated in the style of an Italian trattoria, this restaurant on Mount Alexander Road has lots of traditional charm. Score one of the best seats at San Lorenzo by making a reservation in advance!
Nice location, good service, nice wine and very nice food. It would have been good if there were a few more choices on the menu and / or specials board though.
The food was quite average. We waited 2 hours for our main meal. Gnocchi were like mush. The steak wasn't very tender & it didn't come with any accompaniment , only wine juis. Who does that? Not even mash potato or steamed veggies, just a piece of steak! Definitely won't be returning. Only good thing was our waiter, young Italian guy was very pleasant.
Would have been nice to finish with coffee however was informed machine was broken and have been waiting for tech .. No contingency in place.
With its rustic decor and delectable Italian cuisine, this Melbourne restaurant keeps Moonee Ponds locals coming back from more. Dishing up woodfired pizzas just like how they are back in Italy, you’ll find an array of options on the menu at San Lorenzo on Mount Alexander Road. We recommend trying the porcini mushroom pizza with fior de latte cheese, taleggio, mashed potato, and thyme, or the , with San Morzano tomato, fior de latte, Virginia ham, mushrooms, olives and artichoke.
Other classic Italian options on offer at this charming restaurant include gnocchi sorrentina – homemade gnocchi with napoli, buffalo mozzarella, parmesan and fresh basil – and the pappardelle alla burina – pappardelle tossed with Italian sausage, mushrooms, red onions, peas and a hint of cream. Some traditional tiramisu or a decadent chocolate fondant to share is the perfect way to round off your trip to this charming Italian restaurant over in Melbourne’s Moonee Ponds. To guarantee a table at San Lorenzo, we recommend booking beforehand!