Laurenzo's Restaurant

4.7
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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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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Be cautious. We parked right by the front door and we were still broken into. Inside management can't help whatsoever. They have no access to the parking lot cameras. Not sure why they even have them set up.

KN
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two birthdays

j
Houston
157 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated my Mother-in-laws 95th birthday - service and food were, as always, AMAZING! Highly recommend the prime rib, creamed corn an buttered peas.

BD
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday Brunch menu is off the chart. Highly recommend trying it.

s
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food.Staff was friendly & efficient. The wait time was perfect

DD
Houston
123 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service at Laurenzo's was excellent. We ordered filet mignons, and they were cooked perfectly!

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was off for Laurenzo’s. I think the waiter was not feeling well. Visit a month ago service was excellent as expected . One of the Chicken Fried veal cutlets was tough and stringy. Shrimp and grits were top notch. Been three times in the last three months. What has been great food and service over the last 6 or 8 years has been uneven, more so on food than service. Overdone fish, poorly constructed and over cooked meat on the French dip. Kitchen needs attention.

z
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The prime rib was very good. The restaurant was quite noisy as there were many families there. I would not recommend this for a romantic dinner. Service was just okay as it was hard to get the waiter's attention. We were seated at a terrible table and I guess it was our fault that we did not ask to be moved immediately as the restaurant seemed quite busy. We ordered the grilled artichoke appetizer which was inedible and totally worthless. The crab claws were good. Prime rib for dinner was good as well. Would I go back, maybe.

S
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rene our waiter went above and beyond to make our dinner perfect!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

FF
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Varied and tasty menu; ask for Dago as your server (he's wonderful).

BT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great - everyone loved their choices. The wait staff was welcoming as always.

b
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as usual!
Consistently great everything. The Valentine menu was super.

MD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is delicious as usual, like to come when I want a nice freshly cooked meal...ambiance is good for a date night...cozy n dimly lit
The strawberry pie is the best, coming from someone who doesn't like fruity pies..

MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentine’s Day menu was excellent. The staff has friendly and attentive. Will come again.

T
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food outstanding

r
Houston
102 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing as always! still the best steak in Houston!

RS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I love coming here as the prime rib is excellent, the drinks are on point and one can’t get enough of their house made butter however, the past two times we have gone our servers (both men) were less than adequate. Forgive me, but for what you pay I would expect to not feel like I am putting the server out when I place my order or even ask for something in addition. I can see not all servers are like this, thankfully, so next time we will just have to special request a pleasant server who actually wants to wait on us.

H
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

It was a birthday- Valentine’s Day dinner, n it was the worst experience. We placed an order of chopped steak n it came out rare which my partner dislikes. We let the waiter know n he apologized & took it back. It returned once again- not cooked well. It was returned for the third time- burnt. I was done with my meal & my partner couldn’t even suggest returning it for the fourth time or order another meal. The manager approached us but didn’t even offer compensation. The waiter Koby at least tried his best with a wonderful dessert recommendation n offer to make my partner happy, but it didn’t turned out that way. He was completely unsatisfied for being a double celebration. No free dessert. No discount. Noting. Not returning. Completely unhappy.

PB
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service by Renee was very good. The food was a little ordinary.

NH
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always consistently good. Great variety of choices on the menu; best prime rib in town!

K
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent experience as always. We introduced new friends to Laurenzo's on this visit, and they fell in love with it!

J
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The louder the music , the louder people have to talk.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Something has changed regarding steak. It was ok, but not as good as all the times before. Is there a new cook?

SG
Houston
105 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here all the time, so I don't even know how many reviews I have posted. The food is always fantastic and the service (Armando is our favorite!!) is always wonderful. Try the best creamed corn in town!

HF
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time to visit. Very large selection of options. Our food was very good, and the waitstaff was very attentive. We will go back.

OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic service & variety of food for different palates, plus accommodation for our group of small and unpredictable size.

j
Houston
157 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were excellent, as always. Great diversity on the menu so it appeals to lots of folks with different tastes.

g
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good restaurant with a nice menu and good atmosphere. I like to go there.
Always consistent.

SG
Houston
105 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fabulous and Armando, our server, is fantastic!

DD
Houston
123 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laurenzo's provides excellent food and service. The restaurant is extrememly loud unless you arrive very early (around 5 p.m.). The noise level increases to beyond shouting level around 7 p.m. and later. Young parents with screaming children are the norm. The food is excellent however.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
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 on January 18, 2020
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
105 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.

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.