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Lorenzo restaurant will be opening at 32 Forest hill road, East Dulwich, London SE22 ORR.
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Chefs Specials

  • Fresh Mussels
  • Risotto Pescatore
  • Soup of the day
  • Melanzane parmigiana
  • Beef ragu
  • Veal Milanese
  • Fettucine Funghi
  • Crespoline Vegetariana

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South London Press

Lorenzo's a Lucky Find
The Pulse, South London Press, 21 September 2001

Lorenzo achieves the rare balance of being a restaurant - yet serving up good home cooking in a relaxed environment. The friendly (yet not over-familiar) service makes it feel as if you are being dined in your own home - without the chore of washing-up afterwards. And the food is exactly as you would serve yourself at home - in other words, big portions.

My mum, little sis and I chose Lorenzo as the venue for our monthly restaurant meet-up as a last-minute choice, and it was a golden find. As ever we ordered starters and mains to come all at once for a mighty munch-up. Mum ordered panzarotti (£6.75), which are chicken-filled pasta pancakes wrapped in a scrummy melt-in-your-mouth cheese and herb sauce. Little sis plumped for a not-so-little sirloin steak (£9.95), which was tender and tasty, and accompanied by a mountain of must-have chunky chips and side salad. I took a lucky dip and opted for pollo del giorno (£7.95), a huge tender fillet of chicken, marinaded in red wine and served with a taste-bud satisfying tomato-garlic sauce, and a mountain of fresh mixed salad.

With this we had garlic mushrooms (£4.50 for four) and king prawns (£4.95 four), which both came with generous portions of garlic bread. While the king prawns were morish and fluffy in texture, the mushrooms looked a bit of a disappointment when they arrived, placed upside down and filled with a garlic sauce. But it was a different story once they hit the mouth - delicious.

Our tummies were bursting by the time the dessert menu arrived, so mum ordered a parfait caramel (£2.95) and we all dived in with a spoon. This ice-cream dish, covered in a layer of frozen chocolate and oozing an almond-tasting syrup, was the mother of all puddings, and the meal was perfectly finished off with a Baileys coffee (£3.50 each).

In addition to great food, judging by the number of parents and kids tucking into their meals around us, this is definitely the place for a great family nosh-up. Total £49.05, including two diet colas (£1.20 each) and two pineapple juices (£1.30 each).

Kellie Redmond

The Pulse visits restaurants anonymously and independently

Food5 stars
Atmosphere 4.5 stars
Value for money 4.5 stars