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About Laurenzo's Restaurant

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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4412 Washington Avenue
Houston, TX 77007
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Prime Rib, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday 11:00am Brunch -9:00pm
Monday-Tuesday 11:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am-9: 30pm
Thursday 11:00am- 10:00pm
Friday 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday 11:00am Brunch-11:00pm
SPECIAL HOURS:
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day CLOSED

Cross Street:
Paterson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 880-5111

Website:
http://www.laurenzos.net/

Catering:
The Laurenzo's Family Catering Service has been serving the greater Houston area since 1949. We are dedicated in providing the Best Quality in Food and Customer Service. We provide the freshest ingredients to assure you that your Catered event is a success and leaves you worry free while you enjoy your family & guests. Call 713-807-8100 for more catering information

Parking Details:
We have a very big parking lot attached to the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Domenic Laurenzo

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Mon - Fri 2:15PM - 3:45PM

Sat 2:15PM - 3:30PM

Laurenzo's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
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Good for a Date (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Business Meals (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Fun (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Authentic (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Romantic (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Live Sports (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Service was too rushed. After placing our appetizer order, it was served in 2 minutes which did not allow us to breath let alone enjoy a cocktail. Moreover, you could tell all of these foods were pre-made and pre-plated and ready in a food “bank” of inventory (based on average number of each of these sold). We certainly did not feel like it was prepared fresh for us, just pulled from sheet pans on speed racks from a roll in refrigerator. The fish and chips were very odd and were served in finger shapes. I expected a couple nice wide and thick cod fillets but we were told it was red fish. If it was Red fish and I do not believe it was, the scraps were used as none were longer or wider than one’s index finger. Based on the rushed service, you could tell they were just trying to turn the tables to make more money. When it is that obvious, it does not lend itself to “an experience” and leans to an ordeal which I found stressful. I had even asked for a special table based on a very important circumstance, but we were not given anything special and no one informed the waiter of our situation. This is unacceptable and we just felt like a number being rushed through the process. Honestly, we could have spent a third of the money at Max’s, BB’s, Barnaby’s and had better food and service. Thanks sad. Regardless, we tipped 20% because the waiter tried but does not control the back of the house and we do not look for ways to cheat hard working staff that is being told what to do. Needless to say, we won’t be back and we spend a bloody fortune on dining out with cocktails and wine. Their loss.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Very nice staff, food and ambiance. A great night out was enjoyed by all. Many thanks

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Normally service and food or very good unfortunately not this time., prime rib was cold and over done..

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I have not been to Brunch at Laurenzo's and it was really good with lot's of options.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We went for my birthday, which was noted on our reservation, but not one person acknowledged it. The caesar salad was better than average, and the lasagna was a respectable effort. My quail fajitas were quite good. Nothing was exceptional, and we may or may not be back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Laurenzo's is unique in that there's menu selections for a number of different cuisines - Meat Lovers (famous for their prime rib, by the ounce, and baby back ribs), Seafood, Mexican, Italian, etc. There's usually something for everyone. And their sides are excellent, particularly the creamed sweet corn and buttered peas. Home baked bread and desserts are amazing. The Italian Cream Cake is spectacular.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Good at a wide range of cuisines

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was fantastic! Server was pleasant, funny and he
helpful.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always great for dinner, varied menu. My fish was perfect. Met a friend, it was his first time and he was amazed at the breadth of menu options. Service was great, as usual. A favorite spot.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We always eat at Laurenzo's when we are going to music venues nearby. Their menu is varied and pleases everyone in our group. The wait staff is very attentive. Wish they would move to Katy so we don't have to drive so far!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our go - to place for an evening out. Everything on the menu is amazing -- our favorites are the creamed corn, the filet mignon, the queso, the white chocolate bread pudding and just everything! We are never disappointed! and our favorite waiter is Ron, but he's hard to get apparently :/

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant for brunch on sundays! The crepe pancakes are delicious!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It's always fun to take friends to Lorenzo's when they've never been there. Lorenzo's NEVER disappoints. The food is glorious -- and tasteful. The staff is courteous, helpful and fun. And, as a vegetarian, I have lots of options.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Service was great and the entire experience was enjoyable. The steak and sides were delicious and the soups were amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I wanted to love it, but it was just ok. If you want Mexican food, go to El Tiempo. I would give it 6 stars out of 10.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food and drinks were good quality, though very pricey. A bit much we felt. But the service was great and I would recommend especially for business with an expense account, or if money is no object.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We really enjoy this restaurant! Such a variety of delicious food!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food really good. Just a bit to noisy. Drinks are good. Love the sports memorabilia. Prices fair. Good wait staff.

Tags: Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The ribs were amazing. Ask for Ron to be your server. He will not disappoint

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I have neen going to Laurenzo's sincr it opened and it seems that it has become overpriced and mediocre food.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We always go to Laurenzo’s on nights before the theatre. Such a great place, always excellent service & food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great service as always and great food

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food and ambiance ! A good place to watch a sports game and eat good food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The service was excellent! It is a great place to watch sport events!! The menu has plenty of choices so everyone can get what they want. The portions are generous too.

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was my first trip to the restaurant. I was shocked by the prices in relationship to the taste and presentation of the food. The food was okay and the portion was okay. Nothing special.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Amazing as usual! you can't beat the creamed corn! and the Filet Mignon is always perfect! Never disappointed!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Still love Dago! Still love Laurenzo's! My favorite place, by far! One of the few places in town where great service and great food go hand in hand.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Fun
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Laurenzo's is consistently wonderful. The food is always spot-on and the service is very good. Be sure to try the pumpkin bread pudding in the fall time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Outstanding as usual! Best prime rib ever! Portions are generous, so we usually split one so we can order dessert as well!

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent menu. Excellent Service. I eat at this restaurant from time to time and it never disappoints. Consistent good service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Casual, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I had purchased a Groupon in order to see what the food was like at Laurenzos. My friends had told me the prime rib was delicious so I had told my guest about it. We were not allowed to choose the prime rib because it was not on the "Groupon menu." It was a little disappointing. The Groupon menu was limited to 3 items.
Groupon and Laurenzos need to be more specific with their wording on the
Groupon offer.
I also had made an Open Table reservation and did not receive my points.

The waiter was terrific ! The clam chowder superb!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Savannah)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We tried the HRW menu at Laurenzo's this week. Good choices and plenty of food. Had the half an order of their french dip with fries and their shrimp sandwich. Both were great tasting. Not too noisy at lunch either.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

We went for the Restaurant Week menu. They offered several excellent choices. Both items we ordered were delicious. The calamari was done perfectly. I had the shrimp BLT sandwich. It was also unique and great-tasting. The service was well paced and attentive. We enjoyed a leisurely lunch.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent service. Food was delicious. The apple cobbler was AMAZING! Bought the Groupon. Well worth the money. Highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great ambiance. Greater service and meal

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 22, 2017

This used to be my go-to spot for casual special occasions, but now it's too expensive for its basic menu. Maybe it's common now, but my call liquor martini was $10 and they added a $3 upcharge for it being a martini.....wonder how many upcharges come with an Old-fashioned or margarita. The menu has upcharges all over it. Overall the parking was easy (no crowds) and free, food was good (except dessert, skip that), service excellent but the value is not there anymore.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

One of our go-to favorites. Now with the extended menu, we can all enjoy something.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

One of our favorite spots! Service and food are always great!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Prime Rib is always great here but we went for the HRW Brunch and this was disappointing. Will be back for dinner sometime though. Server was in attentive- never came back to table after food served until it was time for the check

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

This was the second time we've been to Laurenzo's for Houston Restaurant Week - once for dinner with a group and this time for brunch. Both were exceptional. Of the 5 different restaurants we've tried during HRW, this was by far the best. The brunch -- grilled artichoke hearts were amazing, French toast and eggs were also great. Loved the key lime pie and peach cobbler. And, the service was great. Waiter was attentive, courteous and knowledgeable of the menu. Obviously HRW works to get people to visit your restaurant, as we live in Humble and this was our second trip to Laurenzo's this week. We will definitely return often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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