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We serve exciting food with bold flavours in the heart of the city. Open from 8:30am, 6 days per week. We serve our own roast of coffee and an ever changing menu, amazing pastries, an exciting wine list and beers from our own brewery.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 3 July 2021

Lovely service. We both had the Beef koftas that was just mouthwateringly good. A wonderful combinations of flavours and textures. Can't wait to return.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 17 December 2020

My partner decided to try something different-mushroom and nut bake. It was inedible. I ordered monkfish of the day which was apparently sea bass and it literally felt like they wrapped a leaf around it and left it in the oven and threw some lemons...on it- literally a max 5euro meal (actually even less as it was disgusting), and it was 20euros. The prices cannot be explained-wayy to much for basic and bland food. The server was nice though. Felt almost upset after dinner as it was our 1year anniversary and I wanted to take him out for a nice dinner,More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 15 November 2020

Small but lovely. Good food, charming staff, nice mix of music. Outdoor dining an option, which I'd say makes for excellent people watching.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Orso

Yes, Orso offers takeaway services.

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