Laurenzo's Restaurant

4.7
1763 Reviews
$30 and under
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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JohnnyS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were sad that they didn't have their full menu, but still great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of our first ventures into the real world since corona. They had all the necessary precautions in place and felt very safe. We split a couple of appetizers and a French dip sandwich. You can tell that the staff and management take pride in their restaurant, which is not typically evident at other places.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and waitstaff. Menu and food were excellent

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JerryD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Prime rib was wonderful and the whip potatoes were perfect. Salmon was a little over cooked. We had queso for started and it was delicious .

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vipShariG
Houston
110 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always LOVE Laurenzo's!!! The food is amazing and our server, Armando, is fantastic!! Ask for him!! Favorites are the prime rib, shrimp and grits and the creamed corn.

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vipNovelineL
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We lived in Chicago for 12 years. This restaurant reminded us of one of our favorite restaurant there. The service was prompt and friendly. The food was hot and prepared to our satisfaction. My wife had the prime rib and I had the gumbo and fried shrimp. The reasons why it was not a 5 star were the following;
We were seated too close to other tables considering the virus.
There web site menu needs to reflect the reduced menu and new prices.
We would return.

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vipTrojan
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, can’t wait to go back

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DarleneJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and delicious food! The chicken parm was great!

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vipNativeHou
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Anniversary

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GeorgeJ
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I were in the mood for prime rib. Our regular places weren't serving it for some reason. I called Lorenzo's knowing that was their speicalty. We were seated immediately and the service was outstanding. The food arrived quickly and was delicious. Our server made sure we had everthing we needed for a great night.

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Robert
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. Always an enjoyable experience.

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vipDiscriminatingDiner
Houston
130 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The steak was delicious, but the potatoes were cold. The service was mediocre at best. The restaurant wasn't crowded but our food seemed to have been forgotten to be served, Our waiter didn't seem very interested in serving us. The pat of garlic butter on our steaks was frozen solid. We've had much better food and service at Laurenzo's in the past.

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vipKathy
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice waiters and management

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always quality and exceptional service.

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CarterC
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This is an alternative to Saltgrass, Goode Co Seafood or Carrabba’s with food that is more expensive but tastes the same. We went for a “date night” since we had never been. We both rated the entire experience as overpriced “meh.” It’s a bummer too, cause we wanted to like it and thought the decor was cool as we walked in. Finally, it’s extremely loud, it may be better suited for a big group that’s about to go out on Washington.

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PaulS
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding. Service is second to none. Great menu with selections for all tastes

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes.

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KrystenP
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always great. A limited menu, but all the classics are there.

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KIMC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the best service!!! Great atmosphere as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

It was nice that our temp was taken on arrival but I didn’t feel like the tables were spread out enough. Every booth was full - we love Laurenzo’s but it may be awhile before we go back.

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DanielleL
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing everytime we go! The service and food are always top notch!

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GerardT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The restaurant has a large dining area, so we didn't have any problems reserving a table on a Saturday evening. Food and service were perfect. I will definitely return to Laurenzo's in the future.

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RobE
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was cold

Lasagna was microwaved outside was hot inside cold ... garlic bread was cold

Prime rib was thin and not up to past standards that we have experienced before .... it’s obvious the Covid 19
has taken its toll on overall quality
Very disappointed

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DavidB
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great - Durango Redfish was fantastic. Friendly service.

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vipJamesG
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great management. Consistently excellent food

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vipDalo
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As always the service was great and the food was excellent. You have to order the side order of creamed corn. Always fantastic. I usually get the prime rib, but everything I have ordered has always been great.

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My 21 yr old grandson loved the French dip. I am a vegan and they did a good job to accommodate me.

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EvanH
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our absolute favorite restaurants! Service is unbeatable!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Split fajitas and salad and it was great! Ambiance was incredible if you’re a sport fan! So many jerseys and photographs !

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Belhost
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lorenzo's is amazing, we drive 60 miles round trip to eat there and we're never disappointed! Food is awesome and the staff is top notch, we felt very safe with their precautions of the Corona virus and social distancing! Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant for Prime Rib.

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Bonnie
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We never tire of this lovely spot!
Laurenzos always delivers great food and drink!

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JoanneT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time back in a long time.
Did not disappoint. The portions are large so, expect a to go box!

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vipDalo
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been going here for many years and it is alway dependable for very good food and excellent service. We always get the sweet corn (I can't describe how good the corn is) or the spinach or the rice as a side. We usually get the prime rib which at $32 or $39 is well worth the price. Other foods we have ordered has been very good also.

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aggiemom
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall1food5service2ambience4

When I walked in I was about to let the young lady know I had a reservation she immediately cut me off and says how Many? I says we have a reservation.. she immediately said We aren’t doing open table reservations right now. As I was about to do speak again she cut me off once again and says do you want to be seated? My party was already there so I told her.. she took our temperatures and again I was going to try to say something once again was cut off. When we got to the table our other guest said that lady was sure rude! She wouldn’t even let us talk. As I was leaving I tried to explain to her that we were not aware of an issue with open table and reservations and I even received a notification ahead of time. I also told her that she didn’t need to be do rude when we approached her she said well I’ve been saying this all day ... what? Not my problem she could of approached us in a different manner... and isn’t this your job? Your lucky in this day and time to have a job! I have been coming here for years...since they have opened! She really needs a refresher course on her manners. I will surely think twice before returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and very enjoyable visit. One of our favorite places as a family!! Thanks as always!! Celebrating o Enid our boys graduation from Texas A&M. 4th Generation!!

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RebeccaR
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't go wrong at Laurenzo's! Best service, best food, casual atmosphere, but nice! Perfect restaurant and our family favorite!

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vipJamesG
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food consistent good service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was great but for some reason they filled a table of 4 just a few feet away from us and there was plenty of other space.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic as always

FAQs

Laurenzo's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 880-5111.

Laurenzo's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1763 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.