Fodor's Expert Review San Lorenzo Ristorante + Bar

$$ U Street Corridor Italian
Chef and owner Massimo Fabbri, previously of Tosca and Posto, opened the first restaurant of his own to highlight the tastes of Tuscany and pay homage to his roots. Named for the patron saint of chefs, this soothing restaurant reminds you of Italy itself with a cream and golden palette, wooden beams, distressed plaster, and Italian art. The menu focuses on classic fare, including meats shaved right off the rack, rosticciana (pork ribs), and smaller pasta plates of hearty pappardelle with rabbit ragù or tortelli with robiola cheese, black truffle, and porcini. If you want a main course, try the branzino or the grilled T-bone steak that serves two guests, and be sure to check out the day's specials. Quench your thirst with an Italian craft cocktail, or choose a glass off the carefully curated wine list. Finish with robiolina cheesecake for dessert.
Italian Trendy Sophisticated Dinner $$

Quick Facts

1316 9th St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20001, USA


Known For:
  • Sophisticated yet casual style
  • Classic Tuscan dishes like rosticciana and pappardelle with rabbit ragù
  • House-made pastas

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