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Lorenzo's Diner

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119 | Keira Street, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
+61 2 4229 5633
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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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank SmurfDoogleSGToopy
Wollongong, Australia
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Leanne M
Albany, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank debnken
Wollongong, Australia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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 

Callala Bay, Australia
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3 reviews
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.

Thank DougIngle
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4 reviews
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:)

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 22 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.

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 

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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 

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 

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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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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160 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$33
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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
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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