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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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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 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

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  • 13
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 4
    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
Great Food and Live Entertainment

Called ahead hostess said no wait just come right over. Once we were inside, the hostess said 10-15 mins wait. That turned into 30 minutes! We decided to wait because it was getting crowded and we assumed that was as sign the food was good. Finally we asked the hostess to seat us in the bar area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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United States
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Hiden inside a strip mall is a little taste of Italy. The service was great and the food was greater. I ordered shrimp parmesan and it was delicious. Their marinara compliments the shrimp perfectly, sweet and delicate. The shrimp cooked to perfection was not chewy and the pasta al dente, as it should be! Dinner comes with salad or soup... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were really looking forward to a great dinner! What a disappointment! The calamari was quite chewy! The veal tasted like the freezer! Service was mediocre at best. Lorenzo's will not see us again!

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We found this place on the way home from a trip when my husband wanted pizza for lunch. Their pasta and pizza were both very good as was their espresso. We would definitely come back again.

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United States
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73 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Called ahead hostess said no wait just come right over. Once we were inside, the hostess said 10-15 mins wait. That turned into 30 minutes! We decided to wait because it was getting crowded and we assumed that was as sign the food was good. Finally we asked the hostess to seat us in the bar area, because we were... More 

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North Haven, Connecticut, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Parking is easy so your experience starts off on a good note. Once inside you notice the formal understated decor. Space is roomy and you feel alone with your fellow diners. Service is excellent as is the menu selection. The food is very good and mostly northern Italian. Portions are not overly generous. Desserts and drinks are excellent. A bit... More 

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blue point, n.y.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Very good pizza, friendly service and delicious pasta dishes all affordable.You'll find it in a little shopping center in west Haven immediately greeted and seated.

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ny ny
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Nice family place. They accommodated special requests ( calamari sautéed in their tomato sauce) which was delicious!! Salads great. When you passed on extra that came with meal (my son passed on his salad) our waitress offered to wrap it up to go. Outstanding friendly service!!

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There was a BIG party with loud music going on in their banquet room in the back. Of course no one told us there was going to be a DJ during our dinner. It was terrible it was so loud you couldn't have a conversation during dinner. The food was not up to what its been in the past. ALL... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My family walked in last week, it was late, and we didn't realize that we only had about 30 minutes until closing, however, no one ever walked up to us. We received shifty eyes from the bar and the dining room, even filled with patrons, had not a single worker. We stood there for a good 10 minutes and left... More 

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South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Lorenzos has excellent food and makes great a pizza as well. It is a warm and homey spot run by family. The service is always great and they have a back room for special dvdnts

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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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?