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Lorenzo's Diner

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119 | Keira Street, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
+61 2 4229 5633
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Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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Callala Bay, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

With over 35 years of visiting Italy every year I was looking for a "local" typical Italian ristorante/trattoria/osteria and Lorenzo's fits the bill. The tagliarini nero frutti di mare was absolutely excellent. Looking forward to my next visit.

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Thank DougIngle
perth
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Nice casual atmosphere - good service - I had the slow cooked beef cheek with asparagus and sweet potato puree - absolutely beautiful - the meat almost dissolves in your mouth!! It's not somewhere I can afford to eat every week - but it's somewhere I will definately go back to. Im sure I can budget for once a month:)

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Thank Wollongonggirl1972
Lorenzopag, Owner at Lorenzo's Diner, responded to this review

nothing better than slow cooked beef cheeks I agree. thank you for sharing your experience and I'm sure you will find a reason to return. lorenzo More 

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212 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

If you want a treat with a fabulous host who knows his food try this restaurant. There were so many interesting dishes to choose from we opted for several of the entrees. My favorite was the cod fish cake but the cheese soufflé was brilliant too. The warmed mixed olives are to die for too. We will be back.

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Thank Deborah D
Lorenzo P, Owner at Lorenzo's Diner, responded to this review

thank you deborah chef jake and I pride ourselves in constructing menus that are tempting in many ways the idea of indecision is paramount to wanting to taste more and you did a great way is to share entrees the souffle is twice cooked and we use beer infused cheese from Piemonte which when combined w the pear puree makes... More 

Sydney
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

When I moved to Wollongong 13 years ago Lorenzos was a premier restaurant. Time has passed, many places have come and gone and Lorenzos may not seem to have the shine that it once had but the quality remains top notch. The service is always great, attentive but not annoying. The wine list is good. This visit the squid ink... More 

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Thank MicheleMaitland
Lorenzo P, Owner at Lorenzo's Diner, responded to this review

hey michele thank you for your continued support. We always try to be subtle in our service whilst still being attentive, nothing worse than staff giving you their opinions on the world!! we make both pasta dishes you mention from scratch and hence the flavour shines through, especially the prawn oil we use to cook the squid ink sauce in... More 

Irymple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great menu, good variety of food with Gluten Free options for Coeliac's. Friendly staff nice atmosphere and good choice of wine makes this restaurant worth a visit when in Wollongong.

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Thank Macca1168
Lorenzopagnan, Owner at Lorenzo's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you We appreciate that there are people w allergies not only coeliacs and do our utmost to make as much of the menu available so as to not restrict you meal to a few choices only As we prepare everything in house we are well aware of the ingredients in all of our dishes More 

Wollongong, Australia
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Always wanted to dine here and finally did. Atmosphere, service and food all very good.We were here for a special Occassion and it didn't disappoint.

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Thank Austimum
Lorenzopagnan, Owner at Lorenzo's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you We are very focused on providing a pleasant evening for our guests whether for a special occasion or just a dinner w friends or family. I'm a true believer of the old adage of service should reflect how we like to be treated when we're on the other side See you soon More 

Brighton le Sands, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

What wonderful evening we all had, food was excellent, all dishes was explained, waitresses was very good, Lorenzo's will definitely visit again.

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Thank dinahtw
Lorenzopagnan, Owner at Lorenzo's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you Sooner than later I hope More 

Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Lorenzo has perfected the art of making his customers/clients feel special. He works the tables, remembers names and makes suggestions for food choices. I like offal and had an entree of sweetbreads; absolutely melt in the mouth with great texture and flavours. The main of Brisket was OK but not fantastic, nevertheless is was very tasty and none was left... More 

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Thank Alyn V
Lorenzopagnan, Owner at Lorenzo's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your review We always try to offer some offal as few households even bother to purchase and prepare at home! As for the dessert unfortunately I've recently revealed the recipe now available on line! See you on your next visit More 

Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food was amazing, between us we had 3 very nice meals. The staff were well versed in the menus and specials and were also very attentive.

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Thank Karl1509
Lorenzopagnan, Owner at Lorenzo's Diner, responded to this review

hey Karl thank you for the review and appreciating the level of service and satisfaction we try to deliver to all of our guests. product knowledge is the utmost important tool in any business and gives the customer a sense of being placed in good hands hope to see you again soon lorenzo More 

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing food!! Amazing service love this place for special occasions, bar inside also has great cocktails. YUM all round

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Thank Nbsur
Lorenzopag, Owner at Lorenzo's Diner, responded to this review

hey keep us in mind on your next date night or maybe a simple night out with friends, we are there even if there is no celebration to be had lorenzo More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 29 - US$ 33
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 | Keira Street, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Wollongong
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4229 5633
Description
Modern Italian eatery with bar attached for romantic dinners and business meetings
pasta lunch in bar thursday and friday lunch
full beer, wine and cocktail list available
live music saturday evenings in the bar

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