Laurenzo's Restaurant

4.6
1784 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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great staff & attention to clean protocol. Its a great experience Every Time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening, great food, excellent service from our waiter, Milton, and the rest of the servers.

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vipShariG
Houston
110 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely LOVE Laurenzo's!! The food is always fantastic and so is the service. We always request Armando as our server and he is amazing!! The prim rib is always a favorite, but we can't wait for the full menu to return so we can get the shrimp and grits again.

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vipgingy28
Houston
58 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so delicious at Laurenzo's. We were seated promptly after having our temperature checked. Their bread and garlic butter is the best! And, their dishes taste so fresh. I had the Chicken Piccata, and they substituted creamed corn for the spinach. Oh my gosh, so delicious. Their portions are a good size, so I was able to bring about 1/3 of my dinner home! We were in-and-out in an hour. I just love this restaurant!

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LaneS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Armando is an excellent server!! He remembers how we like our food, only stops to chat when we engage conversations. He’s attentive, super efficient and makes great meal recommendations. The food is always fresh and consistently delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two Moms and 3 kids. Plenty of room at a 6 topper. Food, service and ambiance was perfect.

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vipHerb
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat especially with Armando as our waiter. My favorite restaurant in Houston.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food. You will leave happy

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vipJamesG
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent quality always good service

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vipSteveC
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable dinner, great service, great food and generous cocktails

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was ok, limited menu on New Years Eve, won't go again on a major holiday like this.

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DebraJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I especially enjoyed the unique kale salad vinegrette. I had a meatball sandwich. The bread was tasty and soft. I would like a little spaghetti sauce on it and a slightly softer meatball. The place was warm quiet homey and we will return. We wanted to support a family owned company. My husband had a French Dip. I never see this here since I am from NYC and so delighted. Recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What I love most about Laurenzo’s is the ambiance. It’s not a huge restaurant so it’s not overly crowded and loud. It’s a quaint, dim lit room with bold colors that are nice on the eyes. They went above and beyond with Covid protocols that made us feel comfortable dining out. I appreciate that it is important to them to keep their customers safe. The staff is welcoming and friendly with everyone greeting you when you walk in and thanking you when you leave. The food was excellent. We had a variety of appetizers (calamari, spinach, artichoke dip, and crab claws) which were all delicious. Our group had the salmon, both redfish options and prime rib. Everything was really good, but the prime rib is the show stopper! It’s definitely a must try dish at this restaurant. The service was great from start to finish. Our waiter was friendly, attentive, and kept the drinks flowing. I’m so happy we chose this place for our family Christmas dinner. It couldn’t have been more perfect. We will definitely be back!!

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Potrero
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got prompt, courteous service from a waiter with some personality. The drinks were quick and proper. Food servings were copious and delicious; well prepared. The prime rib, medium rare, was medium rare. often, that in itself is rare.

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vipCinCity
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Have always loved this restaurant & the waiters were always extra friendly and attentive. I even had a big party there for my 50th. This visit was disappointing & we won’t be back. The food was only fair & our waiter disappeared for long periods of time & I had to flag down a different server to get our bill. I could see the manager was looking around but he didn’t notice we needed attention. I didn’t see him approach any tables. It was expensive and not worth it.

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vipWestside
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 12 oz. Prime Rib was not cut evenly. The slice started at approximately 3/4" thick and sliced downward at an angle to about 1/4" thick. It was not a true "12 oz" slice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I dine here frequently. Food and service is consistently excellent.

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vipDennisR
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice Holiday dinner. Superb service from Armando as usual and a wonderful visit with manager Edgar!

Did miss the baked potato and hope it returns to menu.

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MonicaG
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

There was no social distancing of the tables, and the restaurant was very crowded. I was very surprised that every table and booth was occupied during the current health crisis.

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BillyGGruff
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laurenzo's never fails to delight. It's the ideal restaurant for business lunches; excellent food, efficient & unobtrusive service, plenty of parking, with tons of nostalgic & historical ephemera covering the walls & ceiling.
Did I mention the food? Laurenzo's is a restaurant that pays attention to the details, kil-ler!), their iced tea is fresh-brewed, & the talented kitchen staff is quite flexible on prep of items you may want done differently (e.g. grilled asparagus finished with a little olive oil & lemon? Not a problem.). Seriously: order the kale salad as a side. You'll never look at kale the same way again. I eat it with the same enthusiasm my kid eats freedom-fries.
I've never had a meal at Laurenzo's that didn't impress, but if you have nothing else on the menu, do yourself a favor & order the French dip. Oscar...Mike...Foxtrotting Golf. I could eat it a thousand times & never grow tired of it. I've eaten at restaurants all over the world, & Laurenzo's French dip is far & away the best I've ever had. Foxtrotting amazing.

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JohnnyS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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vipKevaO
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Blanco Queso is our favorite. We always visit Laurenzo's when we take a trip to Houston...it's a tradition!

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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
Atlanta
2 reviews
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
111 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
Louisville
67 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
132 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
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always quality and exceptional service.

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CarterC
Houston
10 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!

FAQs

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

Laurenzo's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1784 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.