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!
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!
Great food and service and very accomodating for our children. Reasonable wine list and a nice open fire to keep us warm on a very chilly night. We will be back.
Our experience at st. Lorenzo was wonderful the staff were fantastic as was the food. Atmosphere for a sunday lunch was relaxing which made our catch up with friends great.
Yummy food and great service. Waitress was lovely! Very accommodating when slight changes were made to meals. Calamari were delicious. Yummy desserts also. Highly recommend
Amazing food and great service. Pizza is very authentic and pasta delicious. Good wine selection. Atmosphere always nice and tables spaced well so you are not on top of the neighbors! Parking can be difficult though.
The four of us dined at San Lorenzo on Friday night (two adults and two children). The restaurant itself was lovely and as it was a cold night, we were seated near the fireplace, which was great. The kids' pizzas were great, as were the antipasto dishes, but my veal was quite plain and lacked flavour, and my husband's steak was quite chewy and not the best cut either. The staff were friendly enough but we had to prompt them to take our order and it didn't seem as though they really wanted to be there. It was a good experience but not memorable enough to want to return.
I took my mother and her partner to San Lorenzo with my wife as a mothers day present. It was great experience. We had great wine and enjoyed the great food.
We have been to San Lorenzo's on at least 3 occasions and have been impressed each time. The food is genuine Italian cuisine and delicious. The service is always excellent and always with a smile. Thanks again.
We had a great evening at San Lorenzo. The food and service was very good. I particularly enjoyed the Spatchcock. Will be back there again soon.
Very warm cosy place ... although a little at times .. food was delicious and very reasonably priced. The staff are friendly as is the owner .. very funny and engaging with us. Was my first visit to San Lorenzo and definitely wont be my last. A very pleasant experience. !!
Food and service were great, venue was a little noisy for what a nice restaurant it is...I have been coming here since it was Sassy(old name/owner) maybe atmosphere could be changed with lighting or music...but overall Yum! We had the Ribeye steak with added broccoli...down with a nice italian sagniovese.