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Mediterranean, European, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When I eat out it’s always joy to be served food that I wouldn’t cook myself and that is delicious and exciting. That is my experience at Orso. Last night tired and hungry after shopping, myself and my friend were looked after by a friendly...waitress. It’s a small place, lit mainly with candles, and with an impressive wine rack. I ordered oyster mushrooms which I’ve never had before . They arrived in an amazing creamy sauce and were topped with a refreshing almost raw courgette spaghetti in a zesty dressing. A little bowl of delicately mint flavoured brown rice graced the side. Oh wow! Every mouthful was a delight to the senses! Succulent mushrooms cooked to perfection and all the different elements working so well together. Honestly Cook, well done and thank you 🙏 Such a pleasure after a day in hectic Cork. The only thing I found a little less than perfect was the volume of the music. I’m guessing it was that loud to give everyone privacy, and after the initial response I did get used to it. It’s definitely my favourite place to eat in Cork, classy yet accessible, and with super wonderful food.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I headed down to Cork for the Jazz festival and even though facing a crowded city, we had the pleasant surprise to find a booking slot and eat at the Orso restaurant. Since the very beginning the staff demonstrated to be very...attentive and friendly. Food was delicious and really well made. Highly recommend this place for couples night.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 20 August 2022

The place is cool, the people working there are cool, the concept is cool - unfortunately the food and the drinks were somewhere between mediocre and pretty bad. We had ordered 7 small plates to share, all of them were somehow disappointing and all of...them were lukewarm or cold. The only one that was tasty and hot was the seventh one (chicken wings) which they had forgotten to order, proving that the kitchen is able to bring out hot food. It took forever to serve our Gin Tonic (Hendricks spoiled by a piece of lime instead of cucumber), unfortunately with warm tonic and not enough ice. Honestly: I don't understand all the good reviews. Either we had a very bad day (Saturday early evening, usually a prime time for restaurants) or the other reviewer had a lucky day. We certainly had better dinners in Cork.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 20 July 2022 via mobile

The best meal I had in Ireland!! Food was absolutely divine, the staff where amazing and they delt with my allergies with no problem, found lactose free to be a problem in Ireland but not at this place! Definitely a place to visit!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 9 July 2022 via mobile

When we got into the hotel we wanted a light meal in a ‘hole in the wall sort of place.’ The hotel suggested Orso’s and it was good with lots of GF and vegetarian options. I had the salad bowl which had a mixture of...4 salads and topped it with hummus.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 20 May 2022

Such a fantastic treat, totally different food offering to the norm that is full of flavour. Looking forward to my next visit.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 5 April 2022 via mobile

Really delicious breakfast, friendly staff, cosy atmosphere. Vege option worth to try. Must try lunch menu as well next time

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 13 March 2022

This cosy restaurant has the most amazing, tasty food. Each mouthful was delicious. The service was excellent and great banter had with Rob and Gavin. Will definitely book again in the very near future.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 14 November 2021 via mobile

5*experience. Beautiful little restaurant. Intimate. Incredibly friendly and professional staff. Food was stunning. Well priced. Best meal in ages. Highly recommend

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 9 October 2021

Outstanding staff , great food, banter and drinks....no faults, you must visit it's a requirement 🤩

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 11 September 2021

One of my favourite spots in Cork city, particularly if im solo. Service is always consistent, the maitre d owns the cafe is inviting attentive and has a natural hospitality flare which is quite rare these days. Menu is always tasty and very good value.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 23 August 2021

I didn't want my coffee to end, I savoured every drop. I had the salad mix and it was so fresh and tasty. The z'atar was to die for. Keep it up guys 😋👍👏

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 17 August 2021 via mobile

The food was excellent! We were looking for a vegetarian restaurant, they have various vegetarian options. I would come back anytime, highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 12 August 2021 via mobile

Beautiful lunch using the new outdoor seating. Had the Chicken Sharma on Flatbread. Tender spicy chicken with red onions, hummus and lots of other delicious things. Service was very friendly despite the place being very busy with take away orders as well

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 5 August 2021 via mobile

A really sad experience. I went with my mum that came from Spain to try this restaurant. I was refused to sit outside with my therapy dog.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Orso is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5