Lorenzo's Trattoria
Lorenzo's Trattoria

Lorenzo's Trattoria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lorenzostrattoria.com/
  • Phone: 3147732223
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm- 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Larry Fuse Jr.
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We will work with you to design a menu to fit your catering needs. Just call during business hours to make arrangements.
  • Private Party Facilities: For your private dining experience we offer the beautiful Boardroom which accommodates up to 14, as well as The Chefs Table which seats up to eight. In addition to the two private rooms we have three separate rooms that can accommodate up to 100 for any rehearsal dinners, banquets, etc. We will work with you to make food, beverage, wine, and desserts to your specifications.
  • Private Party Contact: Larry Fuse 3147732223

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Daggett
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Open street parking is available throughout The Hill District.
A word from Lorenzo's Trattoria
Lorenzo’s features Northern Italian fare with a touch of contemporary flavor. Look to our menu for some of the classics as well as some modern Italian cuisine less prevalent on The Hill. Look forward to experiencing the authentic house-made gnocchi and risottos; or our signature dish, braised Osso Buco; our guests' ever favorite, Chicken Spedini; or a couple of the staff favorites, the Poached Alaskan Halibut or Fabulous Veal Picatta.

At Lorenzo's the atmosphere is classy and laid-back. It is the type of restaurant where you can have a nice business dinner or enjoy a meal with the family.

We offer two beautiful private rooms, The Boardroom, which seats up to 14 or The Chefs Table which seats up to 8. You may choose to enjoy our patio on a beautiful day and savor one of the great Italian wines off our extensive wine menu. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable no matter what meal or day you visit. We look forward to showing you all we can offer at Lorenzo's Trattoria.
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Lorenzo's Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (56)special occasion (41)fit for foodies (38)romantic (25)good for groups (19)great for outdoor dining (14)notable wine list (12)kid-friendly (5)great for lunch (4)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • stldiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    One of our favorites--food and service always good. Usually several specials--good choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was excellent.. However we were seated next to a large table of very loud women which made it difficult to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    twixnix
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Amazing good! Great place! Love your Bibb salad and house made dressing. Meals are always top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lorenzo's-great food & good prices
    Rayman
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Very energetic restaurant, great for kids and groups, food was great and prices were good for the quality too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food outshines staff
    InTheLights
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My dinner, the swordfish special, was fabulous! Our server was fun and friendly, creating a nice dining experience. We ordered a bottle of wine for the table and his wine service was perfect. The confusin part, was that with such a professional dining experience, I expected the entire staff to match. They did not. Our host wore a long sheer skirt with extremely short underskirt. I understand that it was warm out, but it was a bit scandalous for a family establishment. A manager type, who checked to see if we were being seated, appeared to have just stepped off the tennis court: sports bra tank and super short ruffled tennis skirt. Having a lot of formal dining/service experience, I feel they fell short. Food, however, was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian on The Hill
    StLouisDiner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Have visited this restaurant several times. My parents were visiting from out of town, we booked a table for Lorenzo's on Saturday night. We were seated at our requested reservation time, and the waiter was excellent. We told him we wanted to take our time, and he was very accommodating. The food was very good. We shared the crispy calamari and crab cake appetizers, very good. Everyone's entrees were excellent. From Risotto to fish to veal, all our meals were good and enjoyable. This place turns out consistently good food and service. Will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second visit as good as first
    Chapgolf
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food and service was exceptional just like the first time we visited. The portions are quite large so either go with a healthy appetite or plan to bring leftovers home! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A cut above Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The waiter was knowledgable and attentive. He wasn't so keen we brought our own wine. I still would go back anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite places.
    rrk0052
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Lorenzo's food never lets you down. It is always piping hot when it is served and I have found everything delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time visit and was great
    Chapgolf
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was as good as the website promoted it to be and very authentic. The service was very attentive by all staff members and our waiter, Fudge, was a great person and you can tell he has been there for a period of time. Very knowledgeable about the food and did a great job.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food, service, and environment were all great. I would go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great eats on the Hill
    elderdining2
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Lorenzo's on the Hill in St. Louis! The staff was very accommodating, the atmosphere was pleasant and the food was to die for! The wait staff was attentive and helpful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MikeVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great food and service always owner and staff are outstanding go here often and always have a great meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food!
    want2bnhawaii
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Excellent food! I had the potato gnocchi and it was absolutely delicious! It was so light and fluffy! Perfect! The wait staff was very attentive and took very good care of us!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food
    schmeckt17
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The cook actually took the request of a member from our part and made a dish not on the menu. The staff and waitress were very friendly and concerned about our dinning experience, but not overly bothersome. We were free to talk without a whole lot of interruptions. The food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, service not so much
    Meganj
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was reasonably good for a restaurant on The Hill, but server forgot to bring several requested items, and they seemed understaffed for the crowd. Would likely try another place on The Hill next time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The potato gnocchi and the goat cheese ravioli were divine! This was our first experience at Lorenzo's, & we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special night out
    ndfan1
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Our son and daughter in- law were in from New York City. We choose Lorenzos, because we have never been disappointed there. This was was the case once again. The kids are Vegan, and the Chef accommodated them fully and their dish was excellent! It was a good night of fun,family, great food and service! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just what we needed
    ehoeyVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My wife and I had finished visiting the Botanical Gardens and wanted quick bite to eat before heading back to Lousiville. The atmosphere was casual but the food was elegant, plentiful, and delicious. Our waiter, Cory, went out of his way to serve us with a smile.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    LoveItalianFood
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It's my second time dine at Lorenzo's. I will go back again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Next to kitchen
    Znarts
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had the private room next to the kitchen....it was awesome as we had 7 people all in a room to ourselves. Great experience
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    Sammy
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Delightful evening so we ate outside and, as always, food was delicious and service was perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The food & staff were fabulous! Very glad to find them open on a Sunday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite place on The Hill
    lovek
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We go to Lorenzo's often for special occasions - the food is wonderful and the staff is excellent. Cody was our waiter on the most recent visit and he is delightful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lovethehill
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    great experience; had private dining room in kitchen; very quiet yet service was excellent...food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Closetfoodie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Risotto and Tortellini dishes were excellent. Even though we have a lot of good choices in St. Louis, Lorenzo's is becoming one of our favorite places to go for a celebration. It's a little pricey for us to go often, but for a special night, the 25 mile drive is well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great italian
    gardener22
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Good Italian food in the wonderful St. Louis Hill neighborhood. Service was excellent. I love Osso Bucco and Lorenenzo's version was great. One dining partner had veal picatta which he enjoyed and other two diners had pasta. Everyone enjoyed their meal! Lorenzo's now owns a gelato place just a short walk away. Yummy!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food on the Hill
    GreznerVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I have felt for a very long time that the restaurants on the Hill in St. Louis are overrated. Lorenzo's reminds me that there is at least one good option below the Giuseppes/Dominic's price point. We visited there on a Friday night with two friend and everything was outstanding. My friends could not stop praising the server's sense of humor and knowledge (not often you find an effective server in an Italian restaurant with a southern accent, but he was outstanding). Our entrees and salads were outstanding and the deserts went very fast. This is a great option on the Hill. I only wish they were open for lunch!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Lorenzo's
    Proseco
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I have dined here for at least 10 years and decided to go for our anniversary. The servers/staff was especially attentive and nice and offered us a complimentary chocolate cake w/hazelnut gelato for dessert for our special dinner. Food was AMAZING....mussels, gnochi, house salad, chicken speidini. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a bad experience at Lorenzo's
    LifterVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    And we have eaten here about 30 times, Lorenzo's never disappoints. The menu is a little different from the typical Italian restaurant. Tonight, the crab cake appetizer special was outstanding. My wife like the chicken spedeni, though tonight she had the steak entree, which was perfectly cooked with an interesting potato "basket". Highly recommend Lorenzo's, nothing else on the Hill compares.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lorenzo's
    Farmboyinthecity
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I chose this restaurant based on reviews and the fact they took reservations. Being from out of town we traveled from seeing a show and did not want to chance a long wait for a table. The hostess was glad to see I had the printed confirmation in hand and recommends that if your service is used. We were seated promptly and enjoyed a wonderful evening with friends. The service was attentive but not overbearing and the food was as good as promised in the reviews I had read. Like most places on the Hill the restaurant is small, quaint and had a family feel. There were several items on the menu I would have liked to try. The bread pudding was a fabulous end to a good meal: one serving with four spoons put an end to a very enjoyable feast.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    It was nice, quiet, and had great service. It was a special occasion for us but also saw a family of 6 (very well-behaved) having dinner next to us so it's a nice family place as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed…….
    spdt
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    by nothing but lack of attendance. This place is great but was only half full, at best, at 7pm on a Friday night. That's not right!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not as good as prior visits
    nancy
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We have dined at Lorenzo's maybe 20 times. The ambiance is nice for date night or double dates. It is fairly quiet so you can talk. In the past the entrees have been very good (not outstanding, but very good), and dependably so. When we were there on Sat night I had the Baramundi, and it was acceptable. Fish was not seasoned, but there was a caper berry sauce on top that was good. The spinach under the fish was too large of a portion, and had no seasoning. There was a small brick of Polenta that also could have used some seasoning. I don't think any of us were blown away with our meals. Lorenzos is not inexpensive, but had the food been as good as in the past, it would have been a good value.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always nice
    Frogheadgourmand
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Excellent northern italian food. The calamari was divine as was the pork chop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find among many fine places
    jeffmacguy
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The Hill in StL is a well known Italian neighborhood full of great restaurants and night spots. Hard to pick just one, but you can only eat one dinner per day so we had to choose. We chose wisely. Lorenzo's is very inviting. Great layout broken up into several dining rooms. Great menu, wine list, service. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 641 reviews are from the Lorenzo's Trattoria reviews archive.
  • Excellent neighborhood restaurant
    JayB
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We checked reviews on several sites before settling on Lorenzo's. By using open table, we were able to get reservations, plus the staff was made aware of our anniversary. The food was great and all of the staff was very attentive. Plus getting there and driving around the Hill is great fun as well. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Birthday Dinner
    HappyGuy
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife and I had a delightful early Saturday evening at Lorenzo's. Cool, pleasant weather so we sat outside. Had reservation for 5:30 because we had theater plans for later. Seated immediately. Not rushed to order once we had our drinks. Let us set the pace. When we were ready, waiter told us the specials and then gave us time to decide. Food came out quickly. It was wonderful. Plenty to eat. (I boxed up a bit of the entree before we left.) Again, never rushed, even though the place was filling up quickly. In short: excellent food, excellent service, pleasant ambience, friendly staff. Felt very welcome and our patronage appreciated. It was my birthday and they provided a chocolate treat gratis. Happy memories.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Graduation Dinner
    Mikskier
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Went for post graduation dinner with a small party (5). Waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. Service was excellent. Recommended wines for table that were well received. Food was outstanding the entire table enjoyed everything. Setting was comfortable, not overly stuffy. I would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor table
    RerttttyyyyygyyVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    DisappointingÿrtrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrUyyyyyyyyyyyyyyhhyhhhhy
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate