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San Lorenzo, Washington, DC
Award-winning

San Lorenzo

4.7
4.7
230 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Come in and feel transported to the streets of Italy.

Enjoy light, wholesome dishes - beautiful stucco walls and black and white photos of the chef/owner’s quaint hometown. Chef Massimo believes in creating dishes that honor the heritage and flavors of his native Tuscany. The magic of this cuisine is the exceptional preparation — fresh, simple ingredients paired with unique herbs and seasonings for a taste that’s anything but simple. With over 30 years of culinary training - Chef Massimo delivers homemade pastas, sauces, Florentine steak, veal, lamb, fresh fish and exceptional risotto.

Stay tuned for the not-to-be missed tasting menus offered nightly.

Also inquire about the unique communal wine lunch experiences on Saturday afternoons that can be booked only directly with management because they book up quickly. If you enjoy dining in Chef Massimo’s ‘San Lorenzo’ home - know he will also come to your home for special occasions or even travel with you within the US and Italy.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, European
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 588-8954
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Massimo Fabbri
  • Catering
    We offer an array of catering options from full service dinners cooked in your home with linens, plates, etc. for 6- 100 individuals or even pick-up or delivery for corporate lunches, birthdays, or family dinners to incl. sandwiches, meat & cheese trays, Tuscan rubbed ribs or risotto.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer a beautiful space for your special occasion whether day or night. We are a favorite for celebrating birthdays and anniversaries - whether at one of our standard tables along the white brick walls reminiscent of Tuscany or in our private dining space which accommodates 12-20 people. Buyout options are also available for up to 85 people.
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Shaw
  • Cross street
    We are located on 9th Street NW between N & O Streets.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    We are 2 blocks North of the Convention Center and Mt Vernon Plaza metro.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • CHEF TASTING MENU - 6 COURSE MENU

    $145.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    ~ CHEF TASTING MENU ~ available ALL night 6-Course @ $145 + TAX & GRATUITY 4-Course @ $115 + TAX & GRATUITY Optional wine pairing at additional charge Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options available **AVAILABLE EVERY NIGHT** Mon-Thu: 5:30 - 9:30pm Fri & Sat: 5:00 - 10:00pm Sun: 5:00 - 9:00pm EMAIL FOR QUESTIONS / PAYMENT -- info@sanlorenzodc.com

What 230 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Italian

230 Reviews
  1. kiyamaria

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a special occasion for us, and overall, a nice dinner. We were greeted by a friendly host and hostess and led through the front dining area to a raised, more secluded area. I found it to be quieter as it was smaller and further from the bar, and I was delighted to be distanced from any potential cold breeze coming through the front entrance. We were promptly attended to, and found the service to be very attentive throughout our meal, though not very personable. We started our dinner with Select Spritzs. (Select is specific to northern Italy and we were super pumped to see this offering as it's difficult to find stateside). They were delicious, as expected, though very heavy on the ice, which was disappointing. For antipasti, we had the prosciutto, which was also great. Additionally, we had some bread, which is available on request. For our entrees we ordered the Risotto (lobster) and the Ravioli. Both meals were flavorful and enjoyed very quickly. I was ravenous from a full day of activities and not enough food beforehand. This restaurant serves an appropriate serving size - read: not an American sized serving. So, if you're really hungry you might want to order more antipasti, or you can try out the broccolini that we totally forgot to order. So what do you do when you're still hungry? You order dessert, of course. I had high expectations for this part of the meal. My husband ordered an affogato with Disaronno, and it was incredible (how can you go wrong)? I ordered the tiramisu and some limoncello. This is where everything took a nosedive for me. First of all, they were "out" of limoncello. (I later learned they aren't making it currently). Secondly, the tiramisu was dry and bland - incredibly disappointing for what I expected to be the star of the show. Not worth the calories (coming from someone who's been dairy-free for 5 months). Thankfully, I had a little espresso to cheer me up. Overall, I'd come again, but with more realistic expectations.

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  2. elra26

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food and that there were good vegetarian choices. Soups were excellent as well as the fried squash blossoms. Cocktails could use a bit more variety as the two we ordered tasted similar. Favorite thing was the maneskin playlist! Keep that up — love the Italian rock vibes!!!

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  3. MarcelaD

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, homemade style, delicious Very attentive staff, good cocktails! A gem

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  4. PhilipM

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall… okay dinner. Wine list is a list of extremes - some cheap ish wines and a bunch of higher end wines. We settled on 140 Amarone. That was closer to lower end. Good dinner dishes, but just good - not great. Heavy on the truffle. Service - sat at the bar (reserved three seats - very interesting) - Service was dismissive at best bordering on rude.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service and amazing pasta. Quality ingredients. Definitely recommend!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant aesthetically pleasing, server was nice, food was delicious BUT small portion size

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very high prized and the food is not woo. Not recommended

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  8. Robert

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my go to Italian restaurants, great service, food, and atmosphere.

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  9. AlexandriaDiner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Is it possible to say, “oh my God” after every bite? If you’re dining at San Lorenzo it is absolutely guaranteed.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They have an up charge for utilizing a credit card which was unexpected

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FAQs

San Lorenzo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 588-8954.

San Lorenzo is rated 4.7 stars by 230 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for San Lorenzo

1316 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001-4208

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    We are located on 9th Street NW between N & O Streets.
  • Neighborhood
    Shaw
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    We are 2 blocks North of the Convention Center and Mt Vernon Plaza metro.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Massimo Fabbri
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 588-8954
  • Catering
    We offer an array of catering options from full service dinners cooked in your home with linens, plates, etc. for 6- 100 individuals or even pick-up or delivery for corporate lunches, birthdays, or family dinners to incl. sandwiches, meat & cheese trays, Tuscan rubbed ribs or risotto.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer a beautiful space for your special occasion whether day or night. We are a favorite for celebrating birthdays and anniversaries - whether at one of our standard tables along the white brick walls reminiscent of Tuscany or in our private dining space which accommodates 12-20 people. Buyout options are also available for up to 85 people.
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