Laurenzo's Restaurant

4.7
1530 reviews
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$30 and under
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Created by the founders of El Tiempo Cantina, Houston’s First Family of Tex Mex, Laurenzo’s Restaurant features the other side of their family’s Italian, Mexican and American Culinary Heritage. The menu, one of the largest in the city, is packed with recipes dating back generations, and includes fresh Gulf Seafood, Prime Rib, and home-made pasta. If you’re in the mood for good ‘old home-style cooking’ made from scratch daily with the freshest of ingredients, then Laurenzo’s is your place. The family has been cooking with love in Houston for over three generations, just the way their matriarch Mama Ninfa Laurenzo taught them.

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Mon - Fri 2:15PM - 3:45PM
Sat 2:15PM - 3:30PM

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JL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for brunch. Mimosas were a bit pricey but very good.
Service was wonderful.

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JF
Houston
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was just talking to my friends at lunch about the dinner I had on Saturday at Laurenzo's. It is a super place!!

Love the smaller portioned dessert, it is perfect for when you want just a little bit of a sweet treat!!!

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ML
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a nice meal at Laurenzo’s during dinner. The staff was friendly and the food was good.

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E
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and our waitress was wonderful. It was Mother's Day and a little packed but having a reservation, we were quickly seated. As always the staff of Laurenzo's goes above expectations.

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SG
Houston
92 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love Laurenzo's! The shrimp and grits are fantastic and so is the service!

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We were seated at our reserved time.
Our server patiently waited for everyone to view the menu then he took orders.
Three of the four alcoholic beverages (mimosas) arrived very quickly while the forth (a cocktail) took a while. Two of the orders arrived plated incorrectly, wrong protein/right vegetable was served. The server was not present to correct the issue so the parties swapped their proteins. This put a damper on the entire meal because one of the affected diners, our mother, was also the honored for the dining occasion, Mother's day.

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RB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy a wonderful dinner and a lovely dining experience at Laurenzo’s. Atmosphere and ambiance add to the dining experience. It is always a pleasure to enjoy “nice sit down experience “ for dinner to break up the monotony of everyday meals. We will be back again.

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s
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a good choice - especially for special occasions. Being crowded for Mother's Day service was a bit slower than usual, on a twice I had to get up from the table to flag a service person after trying to catch someone's attention for several minutes.

Food is very good, but priced similarly for a high-end restaurant.

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KE
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Always enjoy our meals at Laurenzo’s! Service is outstanding and food is delicious! We live in Kingwood and try to get down at least once every few months! It’s our favorite restaurant in town!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was incredible !!!

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RM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wfie and I were craving prime rib and Laurenzos is supposed to be very good. I would agree, though I've had better. We had the wedge salad and again, very good but I've had better. We intend to go back, but probably not for the prime rib.

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MH
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently our go-to restaurant for excellent food and good service!

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OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were tended to immediately and had all of our checks prepped before we had even ordered. We had a party of 8 and we're still looked after with great care. Food came out within fifteen minutes of ordering and was all cooked to our request. Thank you for making my birthday special.

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r
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the eight time in 9 months I have visited this establishment. Every time the service (we always ask for Dago) is perfect and the food and drinks as well.

We will continue to return as a group and look forward to it

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All ways consistent and good food.

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ND
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful meal and experience here. Been coming since they opened, service and food has been consistent fabulous throughout. Marscapone grits! Jalapeño sausage! Two must-haves, regardless of what the entree is.

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GS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not our 1st time and certainly not our last. We did try some new items this weekend, YUMMY!! Lorenzo’s is always great! The food and especially the service! Well worth every penny!

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H
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Laurenzo’s did not let us down. Excellent service and food and beverages where presented fast and keep checking on us that we were in need of anything. Will go there again!

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M
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone is very friendly and inviting. They brought us a free appetizer because they recognized that we come in frequently.

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SM
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Great service. Love the decor. Great place for a bite to eat before attending a performance at Stages Reperatory Theatre.

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HR
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I haven't been here in awhile and I'm asking myself why? The food was delicious!!! The menu has alot of options and something for everyone. Must go!!!

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w
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best red fish I have ever eaten. Went in to order the prime rib which is excellent and decided to try the fish, crab, and a wonderful sauce . The meal was fantastic. Glad i ventured out.

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PR
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome and amazing as usual. Rene was our server. very accommodating and helpful. I look forward to my next dinner there!

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CW
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food with friendly and attentive service. We've always enjoyed our times at Laurenzo's

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HF
Houston
71 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu that has all the delicious Laurenzo Family Favorites!
Always very accommodating service... no matter how busy.

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g
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. Great food with a varied menu (Italian, Mexican, seafood, prime rib and steaks, etc.). Everyone in our party could find something they enjoyed. Great prices, too. The staff is always friendly and you can see them laughing with each other--a great trait of a well-run restaurant. The bread and garlic butter is delicious. Wine by the bottle is 50 percent off on Mondays!!!! Plus they have a security guard that walked me to my car without my asking!

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S
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Met friends for lunch, food was good and the portions were large. Our server was very friendly and helpful.

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LL
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was in the mood for a light dinner so I chose the large cup of Gumbo. It was superb and the first think I request when I come to Laurenzo's. I then went for my favorite two crab cakes as my main course with large Caesar Salad with Chicken strips. The salad was crisp and the grilled chicken delicious, but was disappointed with the crab cakes. They appeared to be mostly filler and not a lot of crab to it. I cannot recall the exact name of the dish my wife ordered, but it was an assorted red fish platter. I did sample a few bites of that and found it very tasty.

We came around 5:15 PM so we were able to have a nice, quiet dinner before we went to the play downtown.

Overall, except for the crab cakes, the dinner was excellent and the service first rate.

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T
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner here before the Rockets game and had fabulous food and our waitress was super nice

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j
Houston
130 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal. We are boring, we always get the prime rib. It is a favorite special occasion restaurant. Rohn always provides great service!

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JE
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Large menu - all of the food was great. Staff very attentive. Food was delivered quickly.

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TH
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre Anniversary dinner. Food was great as usual. Open table is great. We arrived and was seated immediately.

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BW
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've gone there twice this week. First time I had the crab cakes and a field green salad. Soooo yummy!! The second time I had the blackened red fish, it was so fresh and flaky!! Laurenzo's is a MUST!!

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WL
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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r
Houston
94 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always say, Laurenzo's has the best filet mignon in town! I still stand by that! It's perfect every time! From the melting butter on top to the perfect seasoning! I can't go here and order anything else! Also, they serve the best creamed corn I ever tasted! WOW! their newest dessert, the Panna Cotta, is very delicious too. You must try it.

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M
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very loud. And this was a birthday and there was no recognition of it. But the food is excellent as was the service

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KY
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Staff was excellent. Nice Ambience if you like memorabilia which I do. Overall a wonderful experience.

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MS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Lorenzo’s and we were not disappointed. The food was terrific and we both enjoyed our prime rib. We will definitely be going back again soon.

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OT
Houston
101 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Laurenzo's has always been a solid place for food and service.

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went to Laurenzo's with out of town friends. Two things made me choose this over El Tiempo. First, same family. Second, I could make a reservation. Reviews were mostly pretty positive. One had the Redfish Pontchartrain. Nice portion with shrimp and mushrooms in a sauce. Good flavor. I had shrimp and grits. High quality. Good amount of shrimp. The grits were in a fried cake and really good. The sauce was a bit sweet for my taste, but everyone else at the table thought it was great. The other dish was off the Italian menu, Sunday Gravy. Nice bowl of what may have been fresh pasta, an assortment of meats like meatball, big chunks of pepperoni. Sauce was considerably better than this transplant from the Northeast who is accustomed to some excellent Italian food expected. I would actually probably order Italian when I go back. Nice atmosphere. We could actually talk to each other on a busy Saturday night. Wine selection is adequate but could use some serious upgrading. A whole section of the menu devoted to Italian food and not one Italian wine. Waiter was on point and had a good sense of humor. Definitely would recommend and go back.

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