Monsummano Terme Crest

Monsummano Terme Crest

A true taste of Tuscany in Shaw

Chef Massimo Fabbri takes exceptional pride in presenting his culinary creations, and San Lorenzo Ristorante + Bar — DC's NEWEST anticipated eatery — is no exception!

San Lorenzo is his most personal and passionate endeavor yet, paying homage to Massimo's family and hometown of Monsummano Terme in the Tuscan region of Italy.

When you step into San Lorenzo you're transported to Italy — from the food and wine, to the cheerful, slightly cheeky attitude and the exquisite space. The menu features simple but perfect preparation of fine, fresh ingredients from the Tuscan region; the classic dishes with which Chef Fabbri grew up. The warm surroundings feature layers of rich texture and elements of the Monsummano town crest.

San Lorenzo is named after Massimo's son, who in turn is named for San (or Saint) Lorenzo, the patron saint of chefs. The martyr took on this mantle when, as he was burning to death on a grill as punishment for disobeying orders and giving away the treasures of the church to the poor, he joked, "Turn me over, I'm done on this side!"