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Shaw’s New Laid-Back Tuscan Restaurant Is Here

Neighborhood newcomer San Lorenzo debuts June 25

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New Italian restaurant San Lorenzo replaces now-defunct Shaw eatery Thally.
Lisa Amore/San Lorenzo

Shaw’s newest Italian restaurant, San Lorenzo, debuts Monday, June 25 with a lineup of seasonal pastas and specialty cocktails served in a cozy and chic setting.

Massimo Fabbri, the seasoned chef turned restaurateur behind D.C. power dining spot Tosca, tapped design firm Swatchroom to transform the brick-lined space that formerly housed Thally (1316 Ninth St NW) into a rustic-meets-modern slice of Italy. Fabbri says the roughly 70-seat spot, with room for 56 in the dining room and another 14 at its gold and tiled-covered bar, was inspired by a restaurant in his native Italy.

Pasta dishes range from guitar-shaped chitarra with garlic-basil tomato sauce to taglierini with morel mushroom ragu and clams. Additional entrees include sauteed scallops with pureed fava beans, as well as a T-bone steak for two. Andy Clark, most recently at All-Purpose and Red Hen, is his chef de cuisine. And Michael Nayeri, a Galileo alum who owns long-standing restaurant A La Lucia in Alexandria, Virginia, is the general manager.

Status: Projected to open at 5:30 p.m. 1316 Ninth Street NW; website.

Scroll down to see the opening menu and to peek inside the fully renovated restaurant:

San Lorenzo’s bar has five beers on tap and three in bottles, while the curated wine list features mainly Tuscan wines.
Lisa Amore/San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo features a private dining space similar to the one found at 20-year-old Tosca, which has welcomed the likes of former President Barack Obama and D.C. newcomer Ivanka Trump.
Lisa Amore/San Lorenzo

A plate of fried squash blossoms with truffled goat cheese at San Lorenzo.
Lisa Amore/San Lorenzo

The crème fraiche panna cotta with fresh strawberries and balsamic caramel at San Lorenzo.
Lisa Amore/San Lorenzo

The name of Shaw’s newest Italian restaurant is an ode to a famous Tuscan saint as well as Fabbri’s three-year-old son, Lorenzo.
Lisa Amore/San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo

1316 9th Street Northwest, , DC 20001 (202) 588-8954 Visit Website

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