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Lorenzo's Restaurant - CLOSED

72 Adelphia Road, Howell, NJ 07727
(732) 919-1177
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Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 23, 2012
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations

9 reviews from our community

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English first
Freehold, New Jersey
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Our son gave his mother a gift certificate ($100) for Mother's Day. We did not go immediately to redeem it. We did go in July only to see a sign outside that the restaurant was closed for renovation. We subsequently heard rumors that Lorenzo was trying to sell the place. It's very upsetting because our son had been a regular... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Wow - did we really just pay to eat here? Slow service and extremely long wait for appetizers and food. This place used to be good, what a let down. The waitress was amateurish and semi-attentive. Based on the taste and quality of the entrees we received the food was over-priced. Our party of 4 came to the consensus that... More

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Brick, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

We went out to try a new place that we had not visited before. The atmosphere was nice. The wait staff very curtious, always smiling. We asked ourselves why there was only four tables eating at 630 on a Saturday night. Well when we got the food it was clearly obvious. My wife had the $37 Land and sea dish.... More

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

Lorenzo's is an excellent neighborhood restaurant well worth discovering in Western Monmouth. His food is consistently good, made with quality ingredients that are always fresh and seasoned perfectly. His portions are huge, with meat dishes served on a big silver platter! His pasta fagioli is by far the absolute best I've ever had. He has daily specials typical of fancy... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

My wife and used to go to Lorenzo's all the time when it was in Freehold. Although the restaurant needed renovations the food there was inventive and consitently good. Last night we finally decided to try the new location. We prefer BYOB's. Our first impression was that the space itself was outdated, tacky and in need of updates. We did... More

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Howell, New Jersey
2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2009

I'm surprised that more people haven't found Lorenzo's and taken advantage of the great food and service. Locals have found him and do return as couples, families, and for large parties. One side of the establishment is a large, mahogany bar where you can get great bar food and imaginative drink specials along with the full complement of beers, wines,... More

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Colts Neck
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2009

Lorenzo's food is as tasty as ever, the service is very professional and friendly, nice and classy ambiance. Good music 4 times a week.I think the biggest testimony to that is the number of returning customers. There is only one way to find out. Come and taste it yourself. I am crazy about his Salmon Frangelico, but there are many... More

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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112 reviews 112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2008

Hey "Buzz"! Did we eat at the same place? After reading the one review of Lorenzo's, I decided to give this "building" one more shot......What a mistake. This place has changed owners and names 3 or 4 times over the past 10 years and each time a new name goes up, I am dumb enough to think/hope that it must... More

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Freehold, NJ
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2008

What a fantastic addition to the western Monmouth County dining scene. My wife and I dined at Lorenzo's on a Thursday evening in mid April, 2008 and our expectations were surpassed on every level. The location is a bit off the beaten path. It's on Elton Adelphia (Rt. 524) about 3 miles in from Route 9 on the left. The... More

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