Laurenzo's Restaurant

4.7
1889 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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NancyB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The red fish was excellent
Service was superb
We will revisit

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vipToddr
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Disappointed that appetizers and salads came out at the same time. Not the way to serve

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vipBarer
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fried shrimp are outstanding. I've had them several times. Consistently great.

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GeoffA
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a business lunch. Food and service are excellent and the noise level is perfect to maintain a conversation.

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PAdining1
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I decided to try Laurenzo’s for my birthday lunch after I read the reviews of the prime rib…and I was not disappointed. I ordered it rare and it came out rare…that doesn’t sound like a big deal, but I have a hard time finding somebody to cook my beef correctly! The ambiance was lovely…high-end sports memorabilia(lots of Joe Namath stuff, if that appeals!). The house-made Italian cream cake was outstanding. I will be back sooner than later.

GM
vipGeorgeM
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Laurenzo menu is back! We love eating at this restaurant. Food is always good and it is only a couple of miles from our house. Red fish is always great.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place just a little pricey for me.

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NancyM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like the atmosphere of this restaurant as well as the menu, this restaurant is perfect when you have other people to bring; the menu is extensive as well as beverages, wine and beer. Good for groups! Excellent service! Thank you Oscar!

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CLKing
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laurenzo’s is one of mine and my husband’s favorite date night spots. It never disappoints!

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TimS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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MarkP
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Milton was a fantastic waiter! Calamari was very fresh. Crab cake was the best we have ever had. Sunday Gravy was outstanding!

We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was FABULOUS! Menu is perfect and absolutely delicious! Bravo!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adam is a great waiter. He always takes great care of us. The food is always good.

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THEO
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

My prime rib was very tasty but not juicy. The baked potato was very good.
The Lasagna had way too much cheese, and was very dry.
The Chicken Parmigiana also had too much cheese, and was over cooked and it was very dry.
For the prices they charge we expected excellent service, but not at this restaurant.
This was our first time and last time for this restaurant. Our waiter was not helpful on
the menu items, and acted like he just wanted us to order and quit wasting his time.
After our food arrived he never returned until he brought the check.
We were going to order dessert but he never asked if we wanted desert he just threw
the check on the table and came back to collect our money.

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DIANED
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lorenzo's has never let me down, Always Amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Laurenzo’s! Everything is good but the Prime Rib never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oscar was a great waiter. Thanks for a nice family night out for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Laurenzo’s did a great job on our dinner last night - 3 of us got the prime rib - medium rare - perfect. Our fourth got the ahi Tuna - super generous portion and was delicious. The peeled asparagus was excellent and the service impeccable. Always a pleasurable dining experience.

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vipPhillipH
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was good with a really good selection off the menu and also had a brunch menu. The ambiance was cozy and inviting. There were 2 large parties of a dozen people each and neither party interfered with our experience. Wait staff was very professional and attentive.

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vipronl
Houston
61 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I have been dining at this restaurant for many years now and have always had a great meal and service. I typically order the Prime Rib and it's cooked and served perfectly. This time it was way over-cooked.

I ordered my meal medium to medium rare and it came medium to medium-well (and wasn't hot). Another individual at the table order their prime rib medium and it came medium-well - both meals were tasty but overcooked. We informed the server and all he said is that he would inform the manager.

On the way out the door, we looked at the slab of prime rib and it was exactly as we wanted our meal cooked

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vipkatfer
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our food and we had great service as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food

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SherylB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Crab fingers are excellent.

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vipRobertR
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing staff that always remembers you and your favorites. The food is great. Especially the French Dip and crab cakes. But it’s the wait staff that makes this place special. So many great servers at Laurenzo’s.

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SharonG
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, wonderful food, excellent service.

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ALVIN
Anchorage
19 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fist class casually accommodating restaurant with polished service and impeccably prepared cuisine. Texas tradition is upheld with proud restaurant legacy and a select menu for all.

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Houstonfoodie10
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went early (6:30) on a Saturday. Seated on time. Service was excellent. Wife had prime rib, which is a specialty, and I had Sunday Gravy, which is a pasta dish and was very good. We had drinks to start, which were just right and discounted during Happy Hour, which is before 7:00 every night. This is different from most restaurants, which do not have happy hours on weekends. Overall, a superior experience

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vipSES3235
Houston
51 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night for us. Dinner at the bar, great lemon drop, watching the Astros game on TV, listening to great music. Loved their playlist ❤️ Edgar stopped by and chatted. Fun Friday night!

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RonoRon
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was or first time here. The atmosphere seems a place that wants to be elegant and sports bar at the same time.

The service is very good.

The food are hits and misses. We ordered Calamari (very good), TX Red Fish Diablo (very good), Chicken Parmesan (average), and Chicken Piccata (chicken very good, pasta not). Both pasta eaters were not pleased.

Beverages offered very good choices.

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SteveE
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent. Our server, John, was very friendly and we really enjoyed his advice on what to order (creamed corn was a great suggestion).

Love the prime rib!

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vipBillsing97
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been looking for prime rib and Lorenzos came up. I wasn’t disappointed. It was certainly the best I have had in Houston. Migel did a great job. Will certainly go back.

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NancyD
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to be out again! Food and service still totally outstanding!

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Ju1979
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid19 has impacted the menu, but food and service remains excellent. Really enjoy this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality food in a family oriented setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, and it was very enjoyable. Thriving and lively, yet not too loud and crazy. Staff was very attentive time and friendly!

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Laura
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. The lemon butter redfish was great. The prime rib was good, but nothing extraordinary.

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Heightshere
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went early for a drink at bar and when the bill came it didn’t include happy hour pricing but bartender solved by refunding difference. Bartender very hospitable and made a great mojito. Dinner in a booth was very good and service was terrific. Price point is a bit higher than many comparable places but we always enjoy it here. Since it was a birthday celebration, the waiter brought a brownie with ice cream and a candle to end the celebration. A good time was had by all.

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vipgingy28
Houston
61 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The Prime Rib is delicious, but for some reason, the garlic bread listed on the menu is never included. No one was at the hostess station to greet us when we walked in at 6:30 p.m. We had to wait a few minutes for someone to recognize that we were waiting.

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 1889 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.