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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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18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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Wollongong, Australia
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our last ever dinner at Lorenzo's was left to his discretion and it did not disappoint - a spectacularly special feast. Beautiful wines matched to food and the veal was amazing. Really looking forward to the Italian fare expanding to Mediterranean under the banner of The Cheeky Fig - a whole new variety with Lorenzo's special attention to quality and... More 

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Thank Julie T
Wollongong, Australia
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141 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

The food at Lorenzo's is always amazing!! The decor, the food, the service and Lorenzo himself are great. Lorenzo makes you feel like an old friend. There is such a warmth about this restaurant that not many can duplicate. It's a special place with amazing food. We had the chef's selection and every dish was delicious and cooked perfectly. The... More 

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

Hey Kim Thank you for your wonderful praise we all appreciate having our diners enjoy our food and service Sadly it probably was your last visit to the diner as it is BUT Something new and fresh will replace it very soon And I can promise you we will show the same care and professional approach to our new venture... More 

Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Superb service from entry to exit. We left the mains order at the chef's discretion and was not disappointed. The moroccan chicken breast was perfectly cooked. The lamb shoulder is tender and melted delightfully in my mouth. The waitress made my toddler feel comfortable and welcomed. A wonderful experience.

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

Thank you for trusting me to choose for you We will all sadly miss the food we're doing at present But We're also very excited at our new direction Hope to see you back soon More 

Wollongong, Australia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We are regular visitors because we love the food and service. Nice to see the traditional menu back. We would rather pay the extra $s to enjoy the deliciousness of a quality menu prepared by chef Jake Rosen. We always leave totally satiated in the food and wine department!

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Thank Jayleen55
Lorenzopagnan, Owner at Lorenzo's Diner, responded to this review

hey guys thank you for your appreciation of our chef Jake he's a very creative and technically sound master of the kitchen soon delivering a new concept in cuisine hope you will enjoy lorenzo More 

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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Lorenzo's never disappoints! Every time I go here I am guaranteed to have a delicious meal! The chef's selection is a fantastic way to try a variety of meals. Check the open times as they aren't open every day. The torta for dessert is their signature dessert and is just perfect! If you want a meal that is going to... More 

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

hey elizabeth thank you for liking us so much we do try and please as much as possible and I personally endeavor to train our staff in both wine and food knowledge as they are my liaison with you the customer. we will soon be relaunching the bar to attract more people that like their wines and will be offering... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We love this place, it's relaxed atmosphere, great staff and the food - always changing and so tasty. We'll be back

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Thank Weekends_away_13
Lorenzopagnan, Owner at Lorenzo's Diner, responded to this review

hey thank you for the review we are constantly on the lookout for new dishes, different wines and great cocktails that we can share with our customers glad you noticed and we'll look forward to serving you again sincerely lorenzo More 

Wollongong, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Lorenzo has been on the Wollongong restaurant scene for many, many years. One of things that has helped his longevity is the fact that the food and the experience is always consistent. It may be a bit pricier than others but you can be guaranteed good service, quality food and a 'special occasion' atmosphere. It's been our 'go to' dinner... More 

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

thank u smurf doogle for noticing what we do best lorenzo More 

Wollongong, Australia
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Sadly our experience was lacking. There was nothing wrong with the food though it did not wow us. The salad that we ordered was small and under whelming. My main was small and left me still hungry. We eat out extensively and expected a good dining experience given the reviews, but found it only to be average.

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

hey Leanne I'm sorry to see that your experience was underwhelming please introduce yourself on your next visit and I'll do my best to give you a wow! lorenzo More 

Albany, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Lorenzo has never disappointed us in what he dishes up. We absolutely love and look forward to coming here for a meal when we visit Wollongong from W.A. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Australia. We always order the 'Chefs Selection' knowing that whatever we are given we will enjoy. We always leave feeling full and content. The... More 

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

hey Ken & Deb it's great to hear that even after all these years we still can please and surprise you w our food and service thank u lorenzo More 

Wollongong, Australia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Four of us visited for a special occasion. It was the second time we have been and very likely the last. As previously, the meals were large but relatively tasteless. We were giving it one more try but there was no improvement. The bill was at least as expensive as Caveau but the food was not even in the same... More 

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1 Thank David A
Lorenzo P, Owner at Lorenzo's Diner, responded to this review

Hey David I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your experience w us but our food is far from tasteless. As to being of equal cost to our Neighbour's I find that as inaccurate, 3 courses cost on average $65 here at the diner as opposed to a much higher set price across the road Comparisons are pointless as we both are... 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, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Romantic, Groups
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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