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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- Thursday 11:00am -9:00pm
Friday- Saturday 11:00am-10:00pm
BRUNCH:
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm
HAPPY HOUR:
Everyday 11:00am- 7:00pm
MONDAY SPECIAL:
1/2 Price Wine Bottles

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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (17)
Good for a Date (15)
Comfort Food (13)
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Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Business Meals (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Fun (10)
Cozy (9)
Authentic (9)
Romantic (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Live Sports (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Spicy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

We love Laurenzo’s! And it was especially great for Valentines Day!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant is one of the most friendliest restaurants I've ever been to in my entire life. The food is great, service great and and the waiters are awesome! I would definitely recommend this restaurant or any occasion.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Live Sports, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Vegan, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Organic, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

The atmosphere was inviting, great food and great service.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Our waiter was excellent. I am sorry I not remember his name.

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food here is always terrific, and the service is warm, friendly, and very accommodating. Our server on our most recent visit, Adam, was outstanding. An added bonus is that on Monday nights, bottles of wine are 50% off. This gives guests an opportunity to try something that might ordinarily be a little above their preferred price point. Overall, it always feels like everyone there goes above and beyond to ensure a great dining experience. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

AS ALWAYS, I FIND THIS RESTAURANT CONSISTENTLY GOOD WITH THEIR SPECIALTIES, WHICH ARE THE PRIME RIB, APPETIZERS AND ABOVE ALL ELSE, THE ITALIAN CREME CAKE. THE SERVICE IS FRIENDLY, WITHOUT BEING IN YOUR FACE, AND THE AMBIANCE IS COMFORTABLE WITHOUT BEING "KITCHY". THE WINE LIST IS EXPRESSIVE OF GOOD TASTE, YET IT WON'T BREAK THE BANK!

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food with a varied menu that you're sure to find something you like. And our server was great. Very knowledgeable of the whole menu and gave great recommendations

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We enjoyed our meal. We did notice the menu had changed and some of our favorites were no longer on menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great service. Best prime rib in the city

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

This was our first time and I have to say that although you were recommended by a couple people I found everything but the ambiance sub par. It started with our “seemingly annoyed” waiter “Dago” (I think that’s what his name was). He seemed to be annoyed with the fact that we asked if the pizza was good..... he replied with “well when we opened the restaurant we founded it on steak and seafood”. Well after that matter of fact statement of our waiter I was sure that my choice for the $41 ribeye! Well contrary to what the opinion of the waiter we went ahead and ordered the pizza for my fiancé. I mean, who would put a bad item on the menu and KEEP it on the menu if it was not good. I will say this, the BRIGHT side is that the Queso was really good... probably one of the best I’ve had in Houston. While waiting for our food I think our waiter came by maybe once and all the while i looked around and saw each other waiters actually look like they enjoyed their job but by the luck of the draw we got “mr personality”. Well our dinner finally came and honestly when the pizza came out it actually looked like it had been sitting out under the lamp for a long while. Cheese was not gooey or fresh it was more like a day old pizza in the fridge. Oh but the best is yet to come..... when my steak came out the steak was no thicker that a 1/2” AT BEST.... i didn’t think i was going to get an amazing thick high end steak as i would at Capital Grille but seriously i could have had the same exact steak for $25 at Saltgrass!!! Lastly when your waiter says that’s your specialty and the French fries have more flavor than the steak..... well that was the straw that broke the camels back. I am not one to send things back as i have worked in that field so i just sucked it up and ate and paid and even tipped well but I will not recommend nor give a great review. Funny think when we were leaving we say each table have a basket of bread on the table, but we were never offered that. Not happy.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always a fave! Great food, great service! Easy to get to and always smells so good when you get out of the car!

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fabulous, just like every time we go.
Service is great, food is great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Tapas, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Authentic, Romantic, Spicy, Happy Hour, Casual, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food & service were excellent as always!

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 4, 2018

As always, it was a stellar experience

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I had a great meal and the waiter took great care of me.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food - we love the Prime Rib - although we also like the sausage ravioli and the french dip sandwich.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I love Laurenzo's. I don't go often, but when I do it's memorable.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Always a GOOD SOLID dining experience...variety of menu items to please everyone...

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Nice atmosphere, with bar...Delicious Eggs Benedict and Grits!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

A bit loud sometimes, but we had a great corner table this time. We love the mix of Italian and Mexican food which so exemplifies the Laurenzo family! A great place to bring the family, always a happy staff, and just good food.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups, Disabled Access
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We went for a mini reunion and on the reputation for Steak and Prime Rib. The steaks were great. The prime rib was a disappointment. for 32.00 we got a very small prime rib and while both ordered medium; one had a very well done piece and one had a rare piece. So, that was odd. We have been before and not been disappointed; so I would go again; but if you are going to have a reputation for prime rib, where we drive from all parts to get said prime rib; it should be consistently delicious or inform your clients you are "out".

Tags: Disabled Access, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Scheduled dinner early with two other friends. They said their meals were good, not exceptional or anything to write home about. Calimari was ok, gumbo ok; however,
I was in the mood for a Burger and it was a BIG disappointment. I asked for it well done and it was still pink in the middle; the lettuce, or watever green stuff was put on it for lettuce was awful . The Burger literally fell apart in my hands after I took one bite. For a $17 Burger, I expect excellence. This was mediocre at best. Won't go back.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great restaurant great service fantastic food

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

While self-labeled a "Steakhouse" Lorenzo's is more of an everyday type eatery, nothing special but a good spot for "eating" not necessarily "dining". More along the lines of a Chili's or sports bar with a little better food. As expected, the Tex-Mex blends into the menu from the other members of this family owned local chain of restaurants, but with the addition of some "meat" and "fish" entrees.

Their flagship dish is their Prime Rib, which is good, but not to the caliber of typical steakhouses. When you consider a 16 oz. Prime Rib at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is only $1 more than Lorenzo's and the quality is miles apart, you might reconsider your next Prime Rib Destination. Stick to their other entrees and you'll be much more pleased.

We started off with the Grilled Artichokes, which took me back to The Hitching Post II in Buellton. The were grilled perfectly with just the right amount of smoky flavor; a homerun. We had two, I suggest you get three; we are actually two or three "halves" not 2 or 3 whole artichokes. Also shared the Roasted Beet Salad, and the accommodated us by serving it in two plates without our asking. Salad was fresh with tasty roasted red beets.

I had the Pork Carne Asada "La Tana", and it was excellent. Tender pork charrasco style smoother in cheese and Serrano peppers; I asked for additional peppers and was glad I did so. The rice and beans that accompanied the pork wasn't worth the trouble, next time I'll ask for a substitute. My wife had the 8 oz. cut of Prime Rib, about 4 oz. of meat and 4 oz. of fat, which she doesn't care for. Prime Rib is always fatty, but this one was way heavy on the fatty compared to average.

Wine list is limited and carries the "X 2-1/2 to 3" markup on the majority of the wines on the list. Nothing notable about the wine list. Remember it's more like a Chili's with lipstick.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Greeters were not friendly at all. I was looking down at my phone and one of them just repeatedly barked hello at me to get my attention. Then as we were walking to the table the other greeter was very short and uncaring. I’ve been coming here for a while. Pretty disappointed.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This restaurant has always been consistently a great dining experience.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Laurenzo's is just plain good.....good food, good service, good ambiance. We had our New Year's Eve dinner plans cancelled at the last minute and we're able to get an early evening reservation at Laurenzo's. They came through again with a top notch dining experience! I will be back....

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our favorite place for Sunday brunch! The crepes are delicious!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

When it was time to gather friends together for a holiday dinner, naturally we chose Laurenzo's. We've dined with friends there before and we love the place -- wonderful ambiance, tastey food and terrific wait staff. A great way to end 2017 -- and to get ready for 2018.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Vegan, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Cozy, Healthy, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Organic, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Huge selection of items. All good. The prime rib is spectacular.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Always enjoy the prime rib. And the creamed corn and buttered peas are wonderful! Michael is a great waiter.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was the worst dining experience I have ever had, Horrible service, wilted and slimy salads and steaks you need a chainsaw to cut through. Nothing was good here not even the desserts which were served already melted . The sever ignored us the entire night , no drink refills and never check on us once. Horrible experience we won't be back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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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 (Houston)·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 8, 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.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food was great, but tonight service wasn't up to the usual level. Must have been an off night or new server.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 6, 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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