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.
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!
Very nice restaurant, been quite a few times now and food and service has always been exceptional
Great atmosphere, friendly and efficient service and don't forget the good food! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Fantastic venue and a great menu - including if you are a veggie! Lots of choice and refreshing to have an italian menu that isn't entirely predictable but shows a little more imagination. Staff were attentive, friendly and incredibly helpful. We will be back!
Happy positive staff very friendly. Food is excellent on a normal day. Sunday carvery was beautiful veg was a little hard. But food always hot and tastes good. Warming atmosphere. I love it
I went to San Lorenzo with a friend for our Christmas meal. We arrived and immediately received great service. We ordered our food which came promptly and tasted delicious. We ordered a bottle of prosecco (£15 on a Friday!) and enjoyed everything. Once we had finished our meal we moved into the newly designed bar area where we were able to sit and enjoy some drinks. There was no loud music and it wasn't full of people which meant that we were able sit and talk comfortably. We received great service and the staff were lovely, I would highly recommend.
Before we arrived I had telephoned the restaurant to ask to add another person on to the table, which they said was not a problem and would be done. This wasn't done when we arrived and my Dad, who's birthday we were celebrating got shoved on the end. This wouldn't have been a problem had there not been a 10 inch gap behind him that everyone kept trying to squeeze through for access, and to get to the toilets. Another party came in to celebrate a birthday and we're treat to two bottles of prosecco, I understand you have to sign up to a mailing list for this, but they were aware we were celebrating a birthday as I had brought cake and cards, some form of acknowledgement would have even been nice. Service was slow, no atmosphere, no music and was very transactional. Food disappointing, found cling film in my lasagne, the cost of which was taken off my bill, which I appreciated, and carbonara was tasteless. Not a fantastic experience, and had similar at San Lorenzo Beamish. I doubt we will return.
Great evening, helpful, friendly and knowledge staff. Free bottle of prosecco for my wife's birthday made the night complete for the party of four. Would recommend San Lorenzo if you want a good time with good food and friendly atmosphere. Thanks to all of the staff.
Very clean and presentable restaurant. Good choice of food and well priced, food was presented well, was hot and the portions were just right. Sauce on the pasta dish I had was the best I have ever tasted. Only complaint was waited a while for desserts but this was noticed by management and soon rectified (did not cause us a problem as we were not in a hurry). Would definitely visit again and would highly recommend. Mint sweets would have been nice on the little tray with the bill.
Booked for Sunday lunch but the carvery had finished by the time we got there. We were a little disappointed because we'd been raving about it to a friend who came with us . But the attention of the staff and the quality of the food we were served soon got rid of our disappointment. Our 2 year old grandson was with us and spent his the behind the bar and in the kitchen playing with the staff. Excellent , can't wait to go back again !
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.