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€€ - €€€Mediterranean, European,
8 Pembroke Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 243 8000
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“flatbread” (22 reviews)
“koftas” (7 reviews)
“lamb pie” (13 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00 Hours
Mediterranean, European, Tunisian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
8 Pembroke Street, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful food beautiful atmosphere. Great value. Love the idea they dont take reservations as it stops no shows. You pop in 1 hr or 2 before and leave your nsme and phone number. They ring when a table is available. The food id exquisite and...More

Thank Pauline G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Couldn't tell is it trying to be Moroccan or middle Eastern, but it didn't really matter as the main courses served on Pitta bread were very good either way. The desert we had was Italian almond cake, also delicious. Surprisingly good value for being in...More

Thank imperatrixalteria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely little place, charmingly informal but not sloppy or raggedyarsed, The food was very good, a delicious and slightly quirky menu. There were some very subtle flavours in our dishes, the slow cooked beef Bazella pie with almonds, cashew nuts & carrot, topped...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food in Orso is exceptional. Perfectly seasoned with unusual but delicious flavours. Staff are also very accomodating and friendly. I never really leave reviews but I was very impressed. Strongly recommended.

Thank Explorer79040
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious choices, in a unique environment and helpful staff. The food of the day was tasty and fresh.

Thank Aimilios Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2 of us ate here for lunch recently. The restaurant was full, so we wereasked to come back in about 15 mins and we did get a table then. The seating in the restaurant is quiet tight, with tables very close to each other. Both...More

Thank John5840
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the Sweet Potato and Courgette fritter flatbrea - absolutely delicious. Would highly recommend. Added 2 salads to it for an additional €4.50, which was okay but thought the salad portions might have been a little small. (all 3 combined cost me €14!) As my...More

Thank Mobile822589
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Orso - while not a specifically vegetarian restaurant - seemed to offer decent dishes of that ilk, so we gave it a whirl. In the event, it was very good, not least the odd-but-excellent falafel (red rice/black bean) served with a delectable harissa sauce. The...More

Thank nisha09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No reservations Great food, intimate dining and delicious food. Loved it here. friendly and relaxed staff too

Thank Neilonoir
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately Orso don't take reservations over the phone which we learned the hard way when we phoned them asking for a table.. We were asked to come into the restaurant to put our name down so they could call us when a table became available....More

Thank RealLukeManning
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Pembroke Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 243 8000
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We serve exciting food with bold flavours in the heart of the city. Open from 8am, 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.
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