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Symposium

#178 of 2,248 Restaurants in Lima
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Calle Santa Luisa 122, Lima 27, Peru
512213397
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Have eaten here twice now, and was impressed both times. The setting is lovely, very intimate and classy. The menu is quite broad and varied for such a small restaurant, with all the northern Italian specialties you'd want, and quite an extensive wine list. The filled pastas are delicious. Not inexpensive by any means, but worth it for a special... More 

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Thank Travelingminnesotans
Lima, Peru
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Food here is excelent!!!!!! I have eaten at several Star rated restaurants in different countries, and let me tell you: this is a real Italian Home Cooking experience. It feels you are eating at a house somewhere in Italy with Grandma cooking!

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Thank Ramon F
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Oh my God. The food here is to die for. As I was visiting from the UK, the chefs kindly arranged for me to have a taster menu. What I had, was the most wonderful food I have ever tasted & if I ever return to Peru, I'll certainly return to this little gem!

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1 Thank Laura B
Lima, Peru
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Had a very nice experience dining at this cozy and well setup restaurant in San Isidro. My wife is a pesto specialist and her spaghetti with pesto was well prepared and tasty. We had a vitelo tonnato and I ordered the well rated urchin spaghetti. I agree to it being an excellent choice. Will definitely go back. Would only expect... More 

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1 Thank Peter K
Lima, Peru
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78 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I went there with a foreign colleague, the service was good but the food was not delicious as expected. The presentation looks nice but the flavor itself was on the average, nothing remarkable. On the other hand, I do recognize that the decoration of the restaurant is pretty nice and transports you to Italy, for sure! with that sophisticated touch.

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1 Thank Pinkittyrose
Salvador, BA
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

You need to go there and try spaghetti with urchins, they are delicious. It is a simple dish with test of sea.

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Thank Luca S
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697 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We've previously reviewed Symposium, but wanted to reiterate our positive review after a few subsequent visits. Highlights include the incredibly attentive service, the extensive winelist including several more unusual bottles (at least for Lima), and, of course, the amazing food. We think the best dish by far is the saffron ravioli with black truffle, but all the dishes were great.

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1 Thank stephandgio_m
Florida
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

I ran into this place after trying to get into 2 other restaurants, I'm so happy I found this hidden gem. This is fine dining so definitely focused on service, food quality and less on the fusion food trend. This place will go very far and will take very little time to be recognized as one of the best in... More 

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Thank Steven N
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697 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I had a wonderful dinner recently at Symposium and it’s on my list of restaurants to return to when I get a chance. Our table wasn’t quite ready when we arrived, but the hostess seated us at the bar while we waited. The restaurant itself is fairly small and the majority of the tables are booths. There are a wide... More 

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Thank stephandgio_m
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

The positive: there are some menu options that are delicious. The negative: portions are minuscule and getting smaller. The owner believes high cuisine is spoon size servings. And the quality of the food is obvious but is ruined when it is slow to come and often cold. The service is arrogant and therefore quite lacking.

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 40
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santa Luisa 122, Lima 27, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > San Isidro
  • Neighbourhood: San Isidro
  • Phone Number: 512213397

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?