There are so many delicious dishes on the menu at Shaw’s most of-the-moment Italian hotspot, San Lorenzo. But that doesn’t mean we couldn’t pick some favorites!
Chef Massimo Fabri’s latest venue is meant to feel (and taste!) reminiscent of his Monsummano Terme Tuscan heritage, so the pastas are truly standout and the atmosphere is warm and elegant.
Getting a reservation won’t be easy, but when do finally do, here’s precisely what (we suggest) you order for an exceptional experience:
Start with Proscuitto! It’s freshly sliced and and deliciously salty, served with fava beans, Tuscan breadsticks, and Castello di Ama olive oil. Complement it with the Fiori di Zucca, which were a delight to see on the menu: Deep fried squash blossoms with truffled goat cheese, sauce and greens.
You can’t go wrong with any of the pastas, but the Pappardelle (Tosca-style rabbit ragu, white wine, herbs, olive oil) is one of Fabri’s most scrumptious selections. Fish dishes are also exceptional here, with the Branzino All’Isolana (branzino filled with potatoes, tomatoes, olives, and fresh herbs) taking our top spot.
Which sweet ending to choose? While we aren’t often feeling Panna Cotta, the balsamic caramel of San Lorenzo’s variation had our taste buds tingling.
There are (5) beers on tap and, obviously, a list of excellent wines, heavy on Italy as the country of origin. But if you love cocktails — and want to imagine yourself sipping al fresco at a Euro ristorante — try the Via Emilia (Mezcal, Aperol, Cocchi di Torino). No, mezcal is not typically Italian, but with its spritz of Aperol, this concoction gives just the right hint of smokiness for you to feel transported to the streets of Tuscany.
*Images credit Rey Lopez