Laurenzo's Restaurant

4.8
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1666 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.6
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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outing was for couples date night. The food was amazing best steak ever from what my husband said 🤗
I had the shrimp and grits and it was great. No complaints we will definitely be back!!!

TR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding - as usual. Our waiter and the rest of the team were fantastic.

CG
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because of the varied menu, Laurenzo’s is always a favorite for our group of friends. The food and service are consistently good. I had the Shrimp and Grits this time, and it was excellent! I claimed to too full for dessert, yet managed to eat several bites of the Italian Cream Cake because it was so yummy.

JB
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food! One of my favorite meals in Houston.

SG
Houston
102 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant with great food and wonderful employees! This is one of our favorite restaurants in Houston. The prime rib is fantastic (try it blackened) and the creamed cord is the best I have ever had. I have never had anything that wasn't wonderful! The best server is Armando (but they are all good). The manager, Beto, is also very nice and visits the tables to check on diners' experiences.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, yummy food

A
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best shrimp and grits in town. Also first time I have had brunch and it was really good and a great value.

j
Houston
150 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Dinner before going to the Houston Symphony. Service was good without being obnoxious. Accommodated our request for individual checks. Food was excellent (as it always is!) with good sized portions. Will definitely be back! (We were there during the Texans playoff game so the noise level was a little high - but the Texans won!)

PT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came to Laurenzo’s on our wedding anniversary dinner date. I made reservations at my husband’s request and included this information in the notes. The whole evening there was not a single acknowledgement of this by the hostess or wait staff. I was not looking for a free anything, just a nice (romantic, lol) night out with my husband. The funny thing is that we went during the Texans game. Our 8 month old was sleeping when we came to the restaurant, but that did not last long. All in all it was a great experience. The food was delicious and the cheering crowd did not take away from the time we were able to spend together. I will also say that the waiter was great, friendly and warm. Thank you for a great night out even if it did not go as planned.

LH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Laurenzo,s. Great food and beat atmosphere

G
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for New Years. Food is always good. Service was good. We eat there a lot.

L
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends for New Years Eve dinner at Lorenzos. One of us got the prime rib and three of us had the filet. Everything was great. Excellent service. Recommend.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great
Dennis is the best

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The is absolutely the place for an amazing prime rib meal!

SG
Houston
103 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fantastic and so is the service -- Armando is absolutely the BEST!!!!

RI
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we enjoyed every minute! Food was excellent and service outstanding. Our waiter Dennis was very personable and took care of our every need. We will visit again and refer others as well! Thank you, Sandra McQuiggin

j
Houston
151 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We LOVE Laurenzo's! Our go to place for celebrations. Our recent visit was for a birthday and Christmas celebration and they didn't disappoint. Prime rib excellent as always and the creamed corn....so, so good!

CS
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for a family dinner. The service was fantastic. Our waiter was very good at answering questions about the menu and making recommendations. The food was excellent and fresh. I had the Redfish Durango and could not have been happier.

FL
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining at this restaurant for many years. It never disappoints me. Armando is a superb waiter.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic first time at Laurenzo’s. Our service was excellent and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend and we are looking forward to taking family here during their next visit.

CG
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoy dining at Laurenzo's. I know that I will be getting great service and great food.

RA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality if food, service, and attention to customer care is unsurpassed!

PW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The ambiance is great! Nice and cozy. Warm. Great place to go and get a drink and unwind. The food? Needs work. I get they were trying to be different with the wedge salad, but I had to practically make the salad. The wedge, the slabs of bacon, the whole tomato, the rings of onion, etc... all had to be chopped up and put together. Ugh. I had the prime rib...dry. The dessert: brownie with vanilla ice cream: sad. The food needs "fixing".

H
London
22 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food has always been very good but you can go almost an entire meal without being able to get a refill of your iced tea or water. They really need a couple of people whose job is to see that all the glasses are kept filled. Our waiter would disappear for long periods at a time.

But... the food is superb and very fairly priced! We'll certainly go back! The menu is also enormous - lots and lots of choices - steaks, seafood, Italian and Mexican!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service!!

G
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Never before had we waited almost one hour for our meals to arrive....lunch time, must have been an off day. Prime Rib was mediocre...not $30. Service was excellent, though, as wait staff desperately tried to ramp up food delivery.

NH
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good food and service. Diverse menu and prompt wait staff. Well trained staff customer driven and tasty food. What more could anyone ask for?

h
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Good service, nice decor, parking available, but food mediocre and unbearably noisy.

TL
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience

I
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

For the price, I was disappointed. The place is loud(er), the decor is not upscale as I would expect in the price range, and the experience was just so-so. The food was very good, but it wasn't worth the $110+ we spent 9no steak or fine meat consumed). It was not a place I'[d return to.

LL
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Laurenzo's has always been a first choice stop for dinner when we head downtown for an evening. The setting is both open and cozy at the same time. Our waiter was knowledgeable , helpful, yet not intrusive. The food was excellent. The gumbo was first rate as was the salad and crab cakes.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitstaff - delicious food.

CF
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it!

BD
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend to dinner who recently lost her husband and it was one of his favorite places. Everything was perfect.

DG
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always one of our favorite Go-to places to eat. They have a huge, varied menu with something for everyone! Our waitress was awesome!

DD
Houston
117 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at the restaurant is excellent. However, steaks are $44/each. I asked the bartender to chill the glasses before serving the martinis, but the stem of the glass was warm when served, and the amount of gin in the glass was small.

r
Houston
102 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service...we love the ambience! we miss our favorite waiter though! #wheresRohn

BL
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was impeccable!! We lived the extensive menu. We will be back again for sure!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Service, food and wine selection is great

JJ
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and such a wide variety of food. Service was amazing and food was delicious. Had the butter red fish and couldn’t thank the waiter enough for recommending it. Will absolutely be back.