San Lorenzo is the second outpost of the hugely successful Sette Bello restaurant, Glen Waverley which over the years has earned a reputation for high quality service and food. Restaurateurs Frank Ciorciari, Elvis Chiaravalle and Chef Nick Phillips join forces with Sab Randazzo from the renowned Sapore restaurant, St Kilda. Combined, they bring decades of experience and old-style professional service to San Lorenzo – a unique CBD dining experience and venue space located in the Eastern suburbs.

With a focus on Italian and modern cuisine, San Lorenzo restaurant offers a dining experience enhanced by uncomplicated, yet delicious food complemented by a carefully selected list of European and Australian wines. To be enjoyed in stylish and contemporary surrounds complete with charming dining nooks and Italian-inspired good looks. Emphasising seasonal ingredients and fresh flavours, the menu features a selection of appetisers, pasta, main meals and rotisserie with a range of unique desserts, all made in-house by Pastry Chef Angelica Iuliano, with a focus on quality and consistency.

San Lorenzo cafe is a casual and inviting space that specialises in fresh, healthy and popular breakfast and lunch options catering for either take away, a quick bite or a lingering meal enjoyed with colleagues or friends. The coffee San Lorenzo serves has also been carefully selected; a specialty, unique blend of sustainably farmed Brazilian beans, roasted here in Melbourne.

It is said that San Lorenzo is the patron saint of cooks. He is also the patron saint of the cooking school located at the Mercato San Lorenzo in Florence, located on the back side of the San Lorenzo Church. Tradition tells us that when Lorenzo was sentenced to death after humiliating the pagan prefect of Rome at the time, he was roasted to death on a gridiron, and to him are attributed the famous dying words, “Turn me over, I’m done on this side.”

The Italians, with their characteristically ironic humour, celebrate the Feast of San Lorenzo with barbecues. The feast day for San Lorenzo is the 10th August.

For a special birthday celebration, an intimate private function or a corporate event, San Lorenzo offers a separate space ‘The Private Dining Room.’ For all enquiries and availability please contact San Lorenzo.