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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family group dinner with a late sitting. The food was excellent, everyone agreed. I had the Koftas and the monkfish and both were excellent. We chose the house white and red and both were excellent. Service very very good despite our group’s late night ebullience....Would highly recommend and would definitely be happy to return next time in Cork.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

If you are a person with a larger appetite this might not be the place for you. The meals, while excellently prepared and very flavoursome, may leave you wanting a bag of chips

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

Went here for dinner last night with some of my team just to say thank you to them, Never eaten here before so was not sure what to expect. The food was amazing. Really great flavors. It was delicious. The two people who looked after...our table could not have been nicer, they were very kind, pleasant and great personalities. It was a fantastic evening. Thank you so much. I will be back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023

this is an amazing wee find, the food is delicious, love the whole ambience of this place, all freshly prepared, staff friendly and happy

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

It was a horrible rainy night and we were walking down the main food area in Cork looking for something to eat, We went in here on chance and must have arrived just before everyone came looking for a meal, as soon as we sat...down there was a steady flow arrived, all looking for dinner and the average wait time was about an hour. We were sat at the bar - a little cold due to the door draft, but not too unpleasant, but we were glad to be sat down. We ordered a main course only and a bottle of wine, I had the lamb shank on a cuscus bed and my wife had fish on a flavoured wheat bed - both very north African in taste and very nice. The wine was a nice French Rosie, the general service was attentive, and coupled with a great ambiance made this a very enjoyable evening.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

Terrific options and fantastic results. Quality and presentation was outstanding. Make a reservation.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023

A great find between Plunkett Street and South Mall. An imaginative, compact lunchtime menu with excellent ingredients. The service is focussed and courteous. This really is a perfect spot for a lunchtime bite with sandwiches that are a notch up from the usual fare -...not least because they're made on homemade focaccia. Cannot recommend this place more highly.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023

We had an excellent meal in ORSO. We had a range of starters & a whole fish. Each of the dishes were high quality & very tasty. Service was excellent also. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023

Lovely meal, tasty food, good wine,great service. Highly recommended. We had the special fish dish. So interesting.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023 via mobile

I love Orso for a quick lunch. The chicken schwarma flatbread is a favourite of mine... it's the perfect combination of flavours and textures. It never disappoints!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 4 June 2023 via mobile

Just stopped in for a drink as we wandered around the town of a cruise ship. Great service, nice staff and it’s too bad we weren’t hungry. We saw some gentlemen having brunch and their food looked wonderful. Nice place to stop for a drink...and watch the world go by.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 May 2023

I ordered Korma Chicken here 10, 7 and 5 months ago and gave it top marks on Google. Simply great! But yesterday, with the same order, watery rice with no taste, no crispy fresh side dishes and only about half as much meat in a...much smaller bowl than before - absolutely disappointing and therefore never again! We think it's a shame...More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 January 2023

Staff is expert, hard working and attentive. The food is wonderful and reasonably priced (had the kefta meatballs on flatbread). The coffee is the best I've had in the city. Love the place.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2022 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 30 October 2022

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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Orso is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5