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Lorenzo's Ristorante Italiano

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39 Elm St, West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 932-5846
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lorenzo's for Lunch

We have been to Lorenzo's many times for lunch, dinner and special events. The outside is nothing special. It's located in a strip mall on the New Haven border. It all changes when you get inside. It's very inviting and comfortable. The restaurant is a family type operation. We like to go to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
ARJACT
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New Haven, Connecticut
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Groton, Connecticut
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We were part of a large group, which may have accounted for the spotty service (at times attentive and at other times poor). The basic dishes were fine (hard to mess up veal or chicken parm). But several people in our group had bad experiences. The worst was a pasta selection described as " linguini with shrimp and crab sauce"... More 

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Thank PAUL M
new england south
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Everything here is the freshest home made italian foods. Like Momma amde---and some of it is made by Momma too! Vel parm melts in your mouth. Well cooked and blessed with home made sauce and melted mozz. /The Eggplant rolitini is divine. Thin sleces of eggplant, breaded and fried then rolled around the heavenly ricotta. Baked with a blessing of... More 

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Thank flamingogrammy
East Haven, Connecticut
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93 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We have had much better dinners here in the past. This Saturday night, with our daughter and son-in-law, we received our entrees 10 to 15 minutes apart!! My son-in-law received his food first, about 7:20 PM. He did not want to eat without the rest of us, but the next 2 dinners came at 7:30 PM. My daughter sat watching... More 

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Thank OLynn78
West Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

I love this place. Whether having drinks at the bar, lunch or dinner. 8 of us ate there last night. Everyone's meal was large and delicious. Made me happy knowing the place I suggested was a hit.

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Thank 554leslieb
New Haven, Connecticut
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424 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We have been to Lorenzo's many times for lunch, dinner and special events. The outside is nothing special. It's located in a strip mall on the New Haven border. It all changes when you get inside. It's very inviting and comfortable. The restaurant is a family type operation. We like to go to these kinds of places and there are... More 

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Thank ARJACT
New Britain, Connecticut
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Fresh, well-seasoned, authentic Italian cuisine with a real old-world flavor. A great place to hang-out.

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Thank Stephen B
West Haven, Connecticut
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181 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Lorenzo's is dependably great traditional Italian AND has great innovative additions. Reasonably prices option in a strip mall. They now have outdoors, PLUS a back room to rent.

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1 Thank Lizzymcboo
West Haven, Connecticut
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I have been here six times with my wife. She had been here several times before. Before our last visit, either of us would have given our experiences a solid four bordering on five star rating. Their pizza is very good, even by New Haven/West Haven standards. Up til the last visit, we had also tried various dishes with satisfactory... More 

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1 Thank Thomas F
West Haven, Connecticut
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Whether you want pizza or a special dinner, it always tastes fantastic. The best house dressing any salad has ever seen and the atmosphere is terrific! If you want Classic Italian done right, you go to Lorenzo's .

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Thank t0nyt0ny
Severn, Maryland
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Have visited with family and been to several parties there and the food is always excellent. Staff is very courteous and responsive to our needs no matter how many people are with us or in the place. The owner tries to visit with his customers to make sure everything is perfect too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39 Elm St, West Haven, CT 06516
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Haven
  • Phone Number: (203) 932-5846

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?