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Lovely small restaurant , good food andvexcellent service

Food: 4/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5
Nick Heeney
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A gorgeous restaurant! Went there this evening with my partner while visiting Cork city. Chose it based on its menu and it didn’t disappoint. The vegetarian cannelloni was delicious. My partner couldn’t make up her mind so ordered 2 starters and 2 sides as her main course - sesame cauliflower which was divine, lamb kofta, delicious, flatbread freshly made with a fabulous hummus and potato fries. We polished off the lot. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Lovely looking with a cosy atmosphere and our waitress was very charming and friendly. Go there!

Vegetarian options: Two lovely options for mains and gorgeous cauliflower starter plus a few veggie sides.

Dietary restrictions: I have a severe nut allergy which was very well accommodated.

Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5

Recommended dishes Kofta Saag, Flat Bread
Claire Cuffe
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From start to finish this was just a fab experience... food was fab .....fab setting.... we had not pre-book but the were still able to squeeze us in... keep up the good work... Will definitely be back

Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5

Recommended dishes Chicken Saag
Brendan Mccormack
2 months ago
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This place is slept upon frrrrrr


Vegetarian options: Many vegetarian options

Dietary restrictions: Salad are gluten free

Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 4/5

Recommended dishes Salads, Flatbreads
Mia Buckley
2 months ago
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I love Orso. Especially recommend going with a group and getting plates to share, as you'll get to experience more of the menu. Staff are wonderful also.

Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5
Maxi
2 months ago
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We were pleasantly surprised with how nice the food was in Orso, the food was excellent quality and the staff made us feel really welcome. We will definitely eat here again when we are back in Cork.

Vegetarian options: They had a lightly battered cauliflower dish that went really well with a provolone dish.

Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5
Daniel Walsh
2 months ago
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orla heneghan
3 months ago
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Great food - great atmosphere

Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5
Matthias Jauch
3 months ago
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Food: 4/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5
April McDermott
3 months ago
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Food: 3/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 4/5
Costa Cooks
3 months ago
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Welcoming place to go with friends, a couple or on your own. Beautiful food and drinks. Friendly and attentive staff. I had the baked cauliflower as a starter and the chicken supreme as main dish, both were amazing, also the "surprise me!" mocktail was perfect. Even though I was the only guest outside, they turned the heater on for me. Thank you for the lovely experience. I'd definitely come back. 🌟

Dietary restrictions: The menu has vegetarian and gluten free options.

Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5
Ana Luiza Busarello BrΓΌning
3 months ago
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Lovely meal, the food was delicous and staff very attentive.
We had a full vegetarian dinner with melted provola for starter, cannelloni and dahl. Each dish special in its own way, very rich and with generous portions.

The only small downside was the music which didn't add much to the nice romantic caldelight atmosphere. Personally prefer a quieter place to talk, but didn't hinder too much the experience all the same.

Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 4/5
Giuseppe Marozzo
3 months ago
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Gorgeous lunch spot in Cork! They have a lovely wine and cocktail list too

Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5
Aoife McKenna
4 months ago
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Great place for food and drinks. Staff super friendly.

Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5
Raphael SimΓ΅es
6 months ago
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Fish of the day was amazing! Always friendly staff and tasty food! This is the place where you want to come back! I would also recommend you to have a brunch here, fantastic food!

Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5

Recommended dishes Fresh Fish of the Day
Sofia K.
6 months ago
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Excellent food, in a nice quiet, atmospheric street. Good vegetarian options too. And really friendly, attentive staff. Recommend it!

Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5
Ned W Kelly
6 months ago
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Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5

Recommended dishes Ottoman Lamb Shank Tagine Dates APRI­Cots Corian­Der Feta Mint PIs­Ta­Chio & Cous Cous
Amir Shakeri
6 months ago
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Cocktails originaux délicieux, nourriture copieuse et travaillée à un prix raisonnable, une adresse vraiment sympa en soirée !
Aussi, les cuisines ferment tard (22h à mon passage) et le personnel est particulièrement accueillant et souriant.
Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 4/5
 

(Translated by Google) Delicious original cocktails, hearty and elaborate food at a reasonable price, a really nice address in the evening!
Also, the kitchens close late (10 p.m. when I go) and the staff is particularly welcoming and smiling.

 
hurtcff
6 months ago
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Julie McMullan
6 months ago
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(Translated by Google) Very tasty and healthy food :)

(Original) Comida muy rica y sana :)

Pilar Rodriguez Merchante
6 months ago
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Excellent dinner in a small restaurant with very friendly service. Thanks
 
Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5
 
 
Stefano Lacaprara
6 months ago
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Dine inLunch€10–20
 
Very cute place, lovely and cosy. Food was delicious, although not too much on the menu. The staff were so so nice. Had a great time
 
Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5

Recommended dishes Flatbreads
Sarah Dineen
6 months ago
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€30–40
Really superb. Staff lovely. Atmosphere is great. Do yourself a favour and order the fried courgette side.. Delicious. Dining at the bar as I type with a beer and a reggae soundtrack... Could do worse!
 
Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5
Paul Beggan
7 months ago
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Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5
Fergal O'Callaghan
7 months ago
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Dine inLunch€10–20
Food: 4/5Service: 4/5Atmosphere: 5/5
 
 
Yana Shemetayte
7 months ago
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Overall decent experience πŸ‘Œ

Food: 3/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 4/5
dhananjay gaidhani
7 months ago
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Such a nice evening. Good food. Friendly staff. What more do you need?

Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5
May V
8 months ago
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Slightly pricey but delicious!
Had the vegan black dahl
Ailish NΓ­ ShΓΊilleabhΓ‘in
8 months ago
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(Translated by Google) An address that is really worth the detour. Refined and original cuisine, very attentive service, a fine selection of wines, and very reasonable prices. Not to be missed in Cork.

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Une adresse qui vaut vraiment le détour. Une cuisine raffinée et originale, un service très attentionné, une belle sélection de vins, et des prix très raisonnables. A ne pas manquer à Cork.

benoit blanvillain
8 months ago
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Great staff, Great food.

Food: 4/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 4/5
Beka teklu
8 months ago
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John Puziss
9 months ago
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Orso, has never disappointed !! Plain & simple. Be it my vegetarian Wife, or the meat eater i am who devoured a vegetarian mushrooom coconut masala or any of the guests we have brought there.
Recently i brought in some Swiss Friends of mine. Quote from one of them " it had been a long time i have had such good food in a restaurant!"

To me that says it all.
Orso, your Team is fantastic , your food is shining over the hospitality business in the City and beyond now !

Jean-Didier stefaniak
9 months ago
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Fish of the day was cooked to perfection. Service was excellent. Will return.
 
 
Aidan Murphy
9 months ago
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Healthy and great taste! Waiters are smiling and concerned! Food is AWESOME!!! Cocktails are fun and refreshing! Music (playlist) is old-school but relaxed ! Great place to go!

Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5
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9 months ago
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Four of us attended for dinner on Saturday evening, exceptional on all counts! Highlight has to be the cocktails, but the food, service and friendliness of the staff were up there also.

Paul Hickey
9 months ago
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Very relaxed atmosphere and vibe
The staff were friendly and informative about what goes into the salad
Although it was a quick lunch it was filling and tasty

Recommended dishes Chicken Shawarma, Salads
Jessica Shangreaux
9 months ago
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Fish of the day was amazing! Always friendly staff and tasty food!
Sofia K.
9 months ago
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Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5
Reinier
9 months ago
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Decent food. Just seemed like slight twists on standard dishes.

Food: 4/5Service: 4/5Atmosphere: 3/5
Oscar Gonzalez
9 months ago
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Food: 4/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 4/5
Johnney O'Sullivan
9 months ago
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Delicious food, lovely service and vegan friendly! Super tasty cocktails available and the staff were very knowledgeable about allergies (vegan) and listed many options!

Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5

Recommended dishes Flatbreads, Mixed Salad
Lyssa Kennedy
10 months ago
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Philip Devitt
10 months ago
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Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5
Natalia Udaltsova
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Kaj Otten
10 months ago
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Dine inBrunch€10–20
This restaurant is exceptionally a wonderful surprise. The food is exquisite tasty and of a high standard. The staff were a pleasure to meet. The restaurant is small cosy and very interesting. Fast service great and very tasty dishes.
Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5
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Dine inDinner€30–40
Top notch, a very pleasant surprise. Chocolate Mousse was the best I have ever tasted. Service great. Strongly recommend.
Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5

Recommended dishes Fresh Fish of the Day
Shaun Moran
10 months ago
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Anup Hegde
10 months ago
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Superbly creative menu and accompanying wine list. Buzzy, warm and an absolute delight.

Food: 5/5Service: 5/5Atmosphere: 5/5
Shawn Day
11 months ago
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Staff were very friendly and informative about the menu. Food was delicious. Can't wait to go back.

Emma O'Keeffe
11 months ago
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Food: 5/5Service: 4/5Atmosphere: 4/5
Michele Collins
11 months ago
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Contact us

For enquiries, or to phone in your take-​out order call us on 021 243 8000

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Hours

Lunch
MonΒ­day – SatΒ­urΒ­day 11am – 3pm

DinΒ­ner
MonΒ­day – SatΒ­urΒ­day 4pm – late

Closed SunΒ­days & Bank Hols.

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Location
Map showing the location (Number 8 Pembroke Street) of ORSO Resturant in Cork

Find us at No. 8 PemΒ­broke Street, just a few steps from the GenΒ­eral Post Office – the geoΒ­graphic cenΒ­tre of Cork city.

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Opening hours

Hours

Lunch
Monday – Saturday 11am–3pm

Dinner
Monday – Saturday 4pm–late

Closed Sundays & Bank Hols.

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Location
Map showing the location (Number 8 Pembroke Street) of ORSO Resturant in Cork

Find us at No. 8 Pembroke Street, just a few steps from the General Post Office – the geographic centre of Cork city.

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