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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
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

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.
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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