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5.3 /6 Excellent 45 Reviews

San Lorenzo

Harraton Italian £££ +100
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About San Lorenzo

A haven for Washington’s aficionados of Italian cuisine, San Lorenzo serves up a little slice of Italy from their stylish location on New Road in Harraton. The traditional firebrick pizza oven has been imported all the way from the Old Country and the recipes have been passed down through generations, giving Tyne and Wear diners the most authentic Italian experience. Whether its for lunch or diner, seats and San Lorenzo get snapped up fast – book in advance to avoid missing out.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 21:00
San Lorenzo, 55 New Road, NE38 9AT Washington

Further Information

Combining the rustic charm of a traditional trattoria with trendy modern details, San Lorenzo provides an Italian dining experience like no other in Washington. Located on New Road in the Harraton area, San Lorenzo’s cosy ambience and stylish decor creates the perfect backdrop for a number of different occasions, drawing in foodies for all over, whether its for a lunchtime catch up, a big family meal or a romantic date in the evening. Start off by sharing some antipasto like the calamari fritti, buccia de patate (potato skins with garlic and BBQ dips) or some arancini ai funghi (risotto rice balls with wild mushroom and mozzarella, breadcrumbed, fried and then served with truffle mayonnaise and tomato).

Made from scratch using a traditional firebrick oven, San Lorenzo does pizza just like the Italians do. Choose between options like the lucifera topped with mozzarella, tomato, pepperoni, onions and chilli and the bolognese, a tomato base with bolognese beef and mozzarella. Other Italian staples on the menu at Washington’s San Lorenzo include an array of classic pastas, and meat and seafood mains like the pollo saltimbocca (chicken breast stuffed with sage and mozzarella, wrapped with parma ham and served with your choice of side) and the orata (sea bream with crushed new potatoes, gremolata, lemon and herb butter and seasonal greens). Complete your meal by going for some affogato or tiramisu – bellissimo!


45 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 45 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: great value
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: excellent
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christopher b.
1 review so far 6
16.02.2017 20:42

great atmosphere, table was ready on time and service from the friendly staff was great. there were no delays between courses, the food was tasty and reasonably priced. Overall, a good night out.

Norman S.
1 review so far 6
01.02.2017 11:32

Good food served quickly in a relaxed atmosphere with a minimum of fuss. The food is competitively priced, and I would certainly recommend this restaurant..

Graham D.
1 review so far 6
15.01.2017 19:02

Took my 11 year old and 5 year old. Was one of the best meals out I've had in years. Food was fantastic. It was a nice atmosphere. Will definitely be going back soon.

Krystal T.
1 review so far 6
08.01.2017 22:02

Lovely meal and great service. Staff are brilliant and always on the ball and so happy to see you. Both courses delicious and courses came out with no delay

David G.
1 review so far 6
19.09.2016 19:19

We dined at San Lorenzo with friends for the early evening £9.95 two course special which was excellent, with any pasta dish you can choose any pasta you fancy. We have dined here twice before and and the standard was again 1st class.

Margaret P.
1 review so far 5
01.09.2016 17:47

Food was good, as was the service, and the staff were pleasant and friendly. The only thing lacking was atmosphere. When it was Amiros there was a buzz about the place. Maybe when San Lorenzo is more established the buzz will return.

Paula W.
2 reviews so far 6
30.09.2016 16:49

Top marks. San Lorenzo is by far the best place to dine in Washington. Great food and great friendly staff. The presto menu is great value for money and lots of choice.

Val B.
1 review so far 5
14.01.2017 22:23

Food was fantastic - I had king prawn tagliatelle with tomato and chilli, very tasty and generous with the prawns. Slightly disappointed that the duck had run out, but these things happen - also charged for potato side dish with chicken which was meant to be included with meal, but bill was reduced when we challenged it without complaint. No hesitation in recommending this place, but make sure you book - it's popular!

Gina C.
1 review so far 5
17.10.2016 20:02

The food was delicious and good value for the happy hour. The kids menu is fantastic and they get to make their own pizzas! The decor is lovely and the atmosphere good, the only thing that let our experience down was the time it took to be served. It's busy during happy hour but they only had two staff members on the floor and they were ridiculously over worked.

Anthony H.
1 review so far 6
22.09.2016 17:32

Excellent service and food. Staff attentive and courteous. Just the right time between courses even though the restaurant was very busy. Have seen some reviews saying it is expensive. It may be a little more than some other local restaurants but you can tell in the quality of the food. Well worth it. Will be back

Ann W.
1 review so far 4
29.08.2016 01:04

Easy to book. Food was good and plenty of it. Would have liked a serving spoon for the vegetables but we should have asked for one. Service was good but it would have been nice if servers had asked if we wanted any sauces with our Sunday lunches. When we asked for some it came straight away but would be nice if we were asked rather than us asking. Well decorated restaurant. We will return to try out the Italian menu in the future.

Emma L.
1 review so far 6
13.09.2016 04:21

Lovely setting and a real improvement since it's changed hands and been refurbished Nice menu with a good choice for happy hour and generous portions. Food was really tasty and the pizza was particular delicious! Slick service and attentive staff. Definitely will return.

Janice B.
1 review so far 6
31.08.2016 04:18

Just had a lovely family meal my grandson got to make his own pizza very good fun! Service was very good no long waits and it was service with a smile very good food and very reasonable price will return again soon!

Christine W.
1 review so far 6
30.09.2016 08:16

The interior has been updated and is now light and airy, with a vintage feel, the kitchen is open so you can see some of the food being prepared. We chose from the special menu and had the salmon which was lovely.

Peter D.
1 review so far 6
14.11.2016 23:38

Excellent restaurant. Easy booking. Very helpful staff. Wide ranging menu beautifully prepared and served. Would recommend to both family groups and couples. Wine and beer selection was very good and also a good range of cocktails.

Mary B.
1 review so far 6
15.11.2016 03:51

Enjoyed whole experience. Boking was so easy.No problems and I liked the reminder.The restaurant w was lovely and will certainly go back.That was the best lasgne that I have ever had in my entire life!

Julie G.
1 review so far 6
17.10.2016 08:56

Great atmosphere & prezzo menu good value ... The food was wonderful as usual added to by the prompt friendly service. Have tried standard menu and some really different enjoyable dishes there too.

Steve L.
1 review so far 5
29.01.2017 19:59

Lovely food and the manager went out of his way to be very helpful. Also has a great atmosphere. Only downside was on coming out the wooden decking was dangerously slippy and one of our party fell badly.

Dawn T.
1 review so far 6
24.09.2016 00:47

From start to finish a great experience. A must do restaurant with plenty to offer. Clean, friendly, and with a little twist here and there. You won't be disappointed.

Howard S.
1 review so far 5
10.10.2016 02:03

Service very good food was excellent although a bit pricey would certainly go back,they have a new years Eve and Christmas menu which looked good value so maybe we will give that a try.

David M.
1 review so far 6
23.09.2016 06:17

The food was excellent and the staff were friendly. The smoked haddock risotto is highly recommended, as is the rosemary flatbread. Excited to see the phase two developments.

Fiona S.
1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 17:25

Love the service all of the staff are very professional and friendly with it, we got steaks which were fab, cooked to perfection, definitely top Washington eating place.

Andrea M.
1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 04:05

The food was Lovely. Staff werefriemy and gave good service. Family friendly and will definitely be returning very soon. Good value for money, what more could you want?

David G.
1 review so far 6
10.10.2016 06:16

Warm welcome, comfortable surroundings, Great service, good range of great food (pizzas are best I've had outside of Italy) and its local, what more can we say!

Shirley C.
1 review so far 6
06.11.2016 04:12

Welcoming atmosphere, helpful friendly staff and delicious food! We will definately return. My husband and I are very choosy where we eat but we were not disappointed.

Lesley F.
2 reviews so far 6
21.10.2016 06:23

Lovley food and very friendly staff . Refurbishment is very nice. Portions size - you wont leave hungry!!! We are looking looking forward to our next visit.

Marilyn E.
1 review so far 6
05.12.2016 04:16

Rapid service . Good sized portions at a sensible price . Lots of choice including special offers . Staff checked to see if everything was satisfactory .

Deb J.
1 review so far 5
13.10.2016 20:03

Lovely food and friendly staff with a welcoming atmosphere ... House wine was really nice and the steak was well cooked to my medium to well done preference. Will be back

Catherine S.
1 review so far 6
18.10.2016 23:37

Lovely food and drink, friendly staff, great value for money, plenty of car parking space, easy to get too and will be returning very soon.

Vicky S.
1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 02:39

Fantastic food fab service would highly recommend especially the raspberry Gin Reasonably priced food easy to book a table online you receive a quick response

Sandra B.
1 review so far 6
30.11.2016 10:52

Looks stylish inside the restaurant, staff were all friendly, didn't feel rushed with the courses. Lovely meal. Would go back again. Give it a try

Claire A.
1 review so far 6
29.09.2016 06:24

Such fantastic food and service. My new favourite place to eat! Would highly recommend the Star Pizza. Delicious! Staff could not have been more helpful!

Lynn H.
1 review so far 4
20.10.2016 17:57

The food is good, service was a little slow as it was very busy. The tables are far too close to each other, hence it is quite noisy. Overall a big improvement on the previous owners.

Ian S.
1 review so far 3
22.01.2017 20:15

A busy Saturday night meant that they seem to struggle to cope with the amount of customers. Food was ordinary and service was slow. Not one too hurry back to when there are many better Italian restaurants to visit. Probably so popular because no real competition in Washington.

Marty J.
1 review so far 5
12.09.2016 02:06

This place has been recently decorated. Nice decor, friendly staff. Good menu options and good service. Very reasonable prices too. It's got a good outdoor area as well.

Wendy H.
1 review so far 5
27.09.2016 05:33

Visited with friends for the first time tonight. The decor is lovely the staff are great and the food was Fab! Would recommend the sticky toffee pud!

Linda P.
1 review so far 5
22.01.2017 19:53

The food was good .Service was excellent given the restaurant was full .Angela the waitress as always makes the visit fun and we will go back again

Stephen B.
2 reviews so far 5
27.10.2016 18:21

Great food, friendly service. Really nice atmosphere and the staff accomodated our request for a specific table located in one of the booths. We'll definitely be back

Heather L.
1 review so far 4
11.09.2016 21:39

I had calzone and was a bit dissapointed. About three inches each end of the pizza had no filling. The middle was nice but I won't be ordering calzone again.

Satvinder J.
1 review so far 4
16.01.2017 10:09

Nice food, nice atmosphere would dine there again!! Ilthe portion sizes were a good size and filling. Reasonable priced food. On par with most of other places.

Nigel J.
1 review so far 4
08.09.2016 17:38

Had the Sunday lunch. The food was nice. Could have done with more veg. It was a bit over priced in my opinion. Can't fault the service.

julie b.
1 review so far 4
21.10.2016 18:59

Pizza was lovely the atmosphere was lacking I would return as I did enjoy the food but feels more like a cafe than a restaurant.

Stephen B.
2 reviews so far 6
07.09.2016 03:51

what a great service, friendly staff and great food! A+++++

David P.
1 review so far 2
15.10.2016 03:44

Average at best, the food was very ordinary, however the service was good. There are much better Italian restaurants in Washington. This restaurant must try harder