Laurenzo's Restaurant

4.7
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1710 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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vipDfarrell001
Houston
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first onsite dining event since the lockdown began and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Laurenzo’s did a great job in providing spacing and we felt very comfortable. The food was great as usual. Thank you Laurenzo’s for a nice evening. We will be back.

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vipEdndeb
Houston
77 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Armando is a most excellent server.

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Ariann
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Seated immediately. Good food! I’ve never had a bad experience at this restaurant!

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TeraS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Food was amazing and service was great. Very clean and safe.

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Mike
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great but would have liked to know they had a limited menu. Didn’t get what I wanted but tried the blackened prime rib and it was tasty. Will go back for the redfish another time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Limited menu after Cova reopening.

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vipDonD
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as before the shutdown!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Service was impeccable as was the food!

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vipBillB
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible. Very, very, very, veeeeeerrry terrible

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Bairrister
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my family to Laurenzo's for Mother's Day. The staff took appropriate care to protect the health and safety of the guests and employees and made us feel comfortable enough to enjoy our meal despite the challenging environment we are all in.

The food and service were excellent as always.

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Service
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

All was good except the food was cold when we received it. Just ate it cause know business has just reopened and cooks may not be up to par

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Kelly40New
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two birthdays

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vipjmsg8girl
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.

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vipBillD
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipscotts
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDiscriminatingDiner
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipzeldaphyll
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.

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vipSuze
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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Elizabeth
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & awesome service!!

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FeFe
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BethT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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briant
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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MommaD
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..

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MaritzaH
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.

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Thekid
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food outstanding

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viprainout
Houston
104 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing as always! still the best steak in Houston!

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RichardS
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.

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vipHerb
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.

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PeterB
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

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vipNativeHou
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!

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Kevin
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!

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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?

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vipShariG
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!

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vipHoustonFoodie
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews