Written on: 25/06/2012
I went to Lorenzo's this Saturday just gone and myself and friends had a wonderful time. The food was lovely and the staff (even though the girl was new) was really acomidating. My friend wanted a soup that was not on the menu, and Lorenzo said no problem and made it for us, we were greted with a smile and a menu, with the offer of drinks straight away, and even tho busy our order was taken fairly quickly. We did have to wait a little while for our mains but our starters came quick enough... (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2012 by SharonBeaumont
We enjoyed fantastic authentic food last night. We travel from Delph to this restaurant and have loved the food every time. There is a wide choice of meals from their new menu that keep us coming back. We have found the lamb dishes are exceptional as the food is cooked to order. The place is intimate with candles on the tables and nice music. The staff are lovely. This is one of the best Italian restaurants I have been to (and I have been to Italy!). If you like good food I recommend San... (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2011 by Louisa10
This is the second time here. The food was amazing. I had the house canneloni absolutely superb. My husband had the home made tuscan soup served with pasta and roast chicken. Again superb. They do a midweek deal (Tues, Wed,Thur) Any pasta or pizza and a bottle of peroni or glass of house wine 8.90. What a deal! We will be going lots more. Thanks Lorenzo! (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2011
I love this restaurant - whatever the occasion it just seems to fit the need. The staff are extremely friendly and the food is authentic. This is my favourite place to eat above all others. Its simple atmosphere gives a relaxed and friendly environment in which to enjoy well cooked and most enjoyable food. The Pizzas are made on the premises in front of your very eyes. I have eaten there so many times already and never had a bad meal. Nothing is too much trouble and would thoroughly... (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2011
San Lorenzo is my favourite restaurant, anywhere. I'm always upset and confused by the reviews, but can see how they might happen. We love the restaurant, but on taking my traditionalist grandparents we heard nothing but complaints about slow service and unorthodox cooking. They miss the point that San Lorenzo serves ACTUAL Italian dishes, made fresh by staff who care about the food. Lorenzo is a wonderful chef and a fantastic man who will happily talk to his customers about the food or... (read more)
Written on: 20/03/2011
Went to San Lorenzo in Mossley for the second time, we should have lerned after the first time, but I am all for local restaurants and try to support them when we can. The last time we went I had steak strips in pasta with a pepper sauce, I spent most of the meal picking out about 150 rock hard whole peppercorns. we let the staff know about this but were told, "Thats the way the chef does it, I will let him know but he will take no notice" the food was Ok but we let it go.
So to last night,... (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2010 by L Davison (1 review written)
We have been going to this family run restaurant for nine years and find the reviews very interesting! Over the years it has become a favourite with both ourselves and our children due to the fantastic food and the warm, friendly atmosphere. We enjoy the variety in the menu and the service is excellent.
Lesley and Richard (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2010 by 43psfcp (1 review written)
Quite simply the best Italian restaurant I have been in in England. A genuine taste of Italy with lots original Italian dishes which are not found in 'English' Italian restaurants. The service was excellent and the ambience perfect. I didn't have any chlidren with me but others in the restauarant did and, as you would expect with Italians, they were welcomed and made to feel part of the evening. There's definitely something for everyone here. if you want an evening which is different, with a... (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2010
on our particular night one of our party ordered spaghetti bolognese but couldnot eat it because there was hardly any tomatoe sauc and it was very dry. everyone elses meal was fine and exceptionaly tasty .one thing they need to improve on is the dish they used to serve theCARNI MISTA was a battered old pan with one of the handles missing.hmmm. (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2010 by douglou (1 review written)
We visited san lorenzo for the first time on saturday 18th of september.we will definately be going back.
The level of service was perfect,attentive but not intrusive.The food was
superb,the atmosphere fabulous and the bill great value.
Can't reccomend it enough.
Doug and Lou (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2010
Great food, bit hit and miss on service, a bit frustating sometimes but worth the wait.#
Low roof and very original with good parking and next to the cannel.
You can have a few drinks at the Roaches loch and the Tollemache first or after as well and make a night of it!
Written on: 19/08/2010
I came and had a meal with a group of friends last week and would just like to say what a good evening was had by all. The food was rustic but absolutely fantastic! We did wait for our food but then again in a busy restaurant you can expoect this. Plus Lorenzo explained to us later in the evening, that all food is prepared fresh to order. Anyway, we were more than happy to chat over a few glasses of wine! The staff were attentive but not in your face. I have been back since to try their... (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2010
I took my wife here for a meal last weekend.. Im so angry at the service.. the staff seemed to have no clue as to what they were meant to be doing.. The food was nice but we waited for over an hour to be served.. Not once did the staff ask us for our drinks order we hadto go to the bar ourselves..! Never again will I go back... (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2010 by roncasey (1 review written)
The Casey family had a table booked to celebrate my wife's birthday on Friday 2nd July, we have not visited San Lorenzo's for sometime and we where looking forward to it. We arrived and was shown to the table almost immediately, and promptly ordered drinks, they arrived quickly. We ordered the food and was told that they did not have any chips for my son but was offered an alternative of roast potatoes which came chopped like chips and these went down great with my son and me as I stole... (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2010
I have been coming to san Lorenzo's for over 7 years now and have never had a bad meal in all that time but this is the first time I have thought of writing a review to say how much I enjoy the place. It offers authentic home cooked Italian food at a very reasonable price. There is definitely something for everyone's taste and budget. The food is always freshly prepared to order whic makes a pleasant change from pre-cooked or microwaved food. The pizzas are the best outside of Italy!! ... (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2010
It was my mother's birthday and we decided to go to San Lorenzo's, Mossley for the first time. NEVER AGAIN!!
We had to wait 15 minutes before we were even given menus, just sat at the table looking around. We were asked ONCE if we wanted drinks for the whole meal....I had to keep asking for more....and then they took 20 minutes to get there.
The starters were terrible. My mother's prawns were small and tasteless and presented on a shabby bed of cheap salad (shredded carrot etc.), my "meat... (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2010
This was my second visit after suffering a disgusting meal here a couple of years ago and I have to say... it will be my last! My starter was bland and stodgy and I sent my main course back as it was that bad. Half my food was cold and tasteless, the other half was unidentifiable... Yuk! (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2010
spot on food, fair price and delivers friendly service,food was better than top italian restaurants in manchester and they serve a fantastic coffee (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2010
We had a party in this place last friday night.. there were 43 of us in total.. The food was fantastic and was served pretty quickly.. And the staff were brilliant. I would highly recommend this little italian to all my friends.. and I will definatly be returning!! Thankyou to lorenzo, sarah and (the tanned boy) for making our evening!!! (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2010
absolutley poor,service was so bad.we dont think that any of the staff had a clue what to do.not recomended. (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2010
Waited 30 mins to place our order then 45 mins to get the starter then another 45 mins to get main course, far too long. Staff were slow and unattentive. Queried final bill and found ourselves being threatened by the chef. Will never set foot in there again. (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2010
we go to this restaurant on a regular basis and cannot fault the authentic italian food and friendly service. Ignore comments before just look at all the 5 stars. (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2010
Evening ruined. Service poor. Walked out after lengthy wait to be waited on. Won't be going back. Don't risk your evening being ruined like our was. (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2010
What a shame about this restaurant. The chef obviously knows his trade , as the food we had here couldnt be faulted for the price, unfortunately the service is absolutely dire. From the minute we walked in it was plain to see that the waitresses didnt have a clue what was going on, and just were not on the ball. We actually had to call somebody over to take our order. We then had to wait nearly an hour for our bread and olives, by which time we had finished our wine. The main meal arrived... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2009
San Lorenzo's has fantastically fresh and original authentic italian cuisine. They will also accommodate requests if you can't see something you like. Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended but you should book in advance as it's very popular with the locals. Prices are good and reflect the quality of the food, no frozen goods ! Pizzas are cooked fresh and all meat products are good quality. You can also eat outside in the summer. (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2009
my favourite italian restaurant is san lorenzo's
fresh wellsourced food good service nice wine and nice people
a reminder of what southern italian food is like (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2009
The cooking and the service at San Lorenzo's are extremely good. The building is unusual, in fact it is more like a post war pre-fab but there are bits added to the internal decor that make it a cared for pre fab. The menu is extensive and the portions are large so ensure you are hungry. We have taken both children there, our youngest while he was still in the womb up to now (1st birthday) and the staff make them both feel special and welcome, in fact the staff make everyone welcome. The... (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2008
San Lorenzo's - I tend to get grumpy in restaurants as I object to paying for food that isn't as good as the food I cook myself. No problems here. Authentic, freshly cooked northern Italian dishes, with great care taken over the sourcing of ingredients (and comments on the menu to tell you why), prepared with love and care to make some of the best food I've ever eaten. Magic. (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2008 by belowthehill (1 review written)
This was my first visit to San Lorenzo's, Mossley - I don't really visit Italian Restaurants as I am not keen on pasta, fish etc. However this menu was very extensive and exciting. Everything is authentic and they even make their own dough for the garlic bread. The staff were very friendly, polite and professional and made us feel very welcome. The food was gorgeous and I would definitely recommend this restaurant (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2008 by davepepperman (1 review written)
If you like Italian food this is one restaurant not to miss. The owner and the chef personally ensure that the food, wine and service is first class. Special mention to the staff for making every customer feel special. We have been customers here for quite some time and have never had a bad meal or bad service. (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2008 by Barbara38
This was our first visit to San Lorenzo's - and it won't be our last. There were so many interesting things on the menu that we want to return soon so that we can try more of them. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, entertaining menu! No bad points. (read more)
Written on: 14/12/2007 by amarsden (1 review written)
The building itself is quirky - we lovingly refer to it as "the hut." Wherever we are in Europe we always compare them to Lorenzo's place - it's our yardstick.
This is our comfort restaurant. Excellent home style Italian cooking - Lorenzo & co. know their stuff. The agnello (lamb) dishes are to die for. Really nice fish dishes. Plentiful portions.
Reasonable wines - ask Sacha what he recommends. (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2007
When you go to San Lorenzos the table is yours for the evening and you are in no way rushed to finish your meal and leave. The menu is interesting to read and there is a wide choice of food to choose from. The service is quick and waiters are very helpful. The food is made freshly to order and you can see it being made. The whole place is immaculate and its brilliant value for money. If you want to go at weekend you will need to book a table. Overall this is a wonderful restaurant and I... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2007 by Ian Wild (1 review written)
Our most favorite Italian restaurant in the Manchester area. (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2006 by liese2711 (2 reviews written)
My partner and I discovered San Lorenzos in Mossley around six months ago, and we have never had a bad meal there. In fact, we have had nothing short of a great meal there. If we fancy Italian food that feels as though you could be eating at a family run restaurant in rural Italy, this is where we go. We can heartily recommend the house wine, and each meal we have had to date has been superb. Portions are generous and made to order. The specials board often centres around a certain meat or... (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2005 by babrahams (130 reviews written)
Mossley Northern Italian San Lorenzo's has to be our favourite Italian restaurants in the area. The food is excellent - service could be a little quicker in busier times, but that is not really a complaint. All the bread is made in house in front of you, and all dishes are cooked fresh to order and delivered straight to your table. Not too expensive either. Definitely worth a try. (read more)
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