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Orlando's Italian Restaurant

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6951 Indiana Ave, Lubbock, TX 79413
+1 806-797-8646
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Description: Orlando s Italian Restaurant has been serving our "Tex-Italian"...
Orlando s Italian Restaurant has been serving our "Tex-Italian" (Texas Monthly gave us that moniker) cuisine since opening its original 24th & Ave. Q location in 1965.
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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always a favorite with the family

Orlando's has been a favorite for decades with me. My kids (now grown but still at home FOREVER I think) love to hear we are ordering Orlando's. It is true I only have it delivered and it is always hot and fresh. I get the jumbo roast beef au jus the kids get spaghetti and ravioli and my beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
BrotherSid
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Lubbock, Texas
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Lubbock, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Orlando's has been a favorite for decades with me. My kids (now grown but still at home FOREVER I think) love to hear we are ordering Orlando's. It is true I only have it delivered and it is always hot and fresh. I get the jumbo roast beef au jus the kids get spaghetti and ravioli and my beautiful wife... More 

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Thank BrotherSid
Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for kind words! We like you eating Orlando's any way you want to! Loyd More 

Lubbock, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After dancing, about 9:00 PM, as a group we would go here for a late night drink and snack. This late at night, service was sometimes a little slow in my opinion but the food was always very good. No one in our group ever complained about the quality of the food, or its preparation. The pricing I thought was... More 

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Thank George S
Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I know that dancing works up an appetite! We used to be a favorite place for square dancers. Thanks for coming in! Loyd More 

Spokane, Washington
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sad to write, but totally disappointed and turned off by my last visit to this location. I visited on Superbowl Sunday. Sat in the bar area where there was a total of 14 other customers and 4 staff in the bar area. I went as a single, waited 10 minutes to be acknowledged by anyone. Was finally asked if I... More 

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Thank Jay N
Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

We completely failed you and for that I truly apologize. You honored us by coming in, you wanted to relax, and we failed you. I have sent your experience to my management team for use in our front staff training. I do not have any excuses. I will see that we do better. Thanks for letting me know of our... More 

Corpus Christi, Texas
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176 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The pepperoni pizza was a little thin on the tomato sauce but good. The salad was great (Ceasar), and the service was reasonable. Nothing really stuck out but the bill for 4 was $100 without drinks.

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Thank Thomas K
Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

At that price, surely there were some desserts! If not, save room for the homemade Chocolate Rum Cake next time! Thanks for coming in! More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Orlando's has been a staple of Lubbock for many years. Food is consistently above average with great taste, generous portions and good service. Pride of ownership and standing behind what is served is evident. Broccoli, chicken wild rice casserole is a favorite! Mafia quest is super! Watch out for Down and Dirty items! When they say spicy, they mean it!

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Thank Kathy G
Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for being our customer! We appreciate the nice review! Loyd More 

Lubbock, Texas
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never been to a place where the kids meal is only $1 less than the adult meal. Where a kids meal doesn't include the kids drink. Where the table isn't cleared of dirty dishes on a regular basis while continued eating. Food is average while the prices are too high for what you receive. Not an environment if you have... More 

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Thank TravlingTexan
Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Our kid meals do include a drink in the house (we do not offer kids' meals on take-out or delivery). The Child Pasta Deal with Spaghetti with a drink is $5.99 all the time. The adult half order spaghetti without a drink is $9.49 at night and $8.49 at lunch. I am not sure what your kids' meal was. We... More 

Amarillo, TX
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101 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Tech in the 80's and lived there after college from 1988-1990. I love Orlando's but they do not branch out to other cities! I've asked more than once! My favorite is still spaghetti and meat sauce. Half order. I appreciate that they offer that option! My husband had a grilled chicken sandwich and he liked it very... More 

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Thank Irish4love
Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I graduated Texas Tech in 1976, traveled around a few years, and became partners with Mike Cea, the founder of Orlando's, in 1978. If we went to other cities I would have to work a LOT harder than I am now, and I already have all I can handle! It takes a lot to for a restaurant to survive 50... More 

Lubbock, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and great service!! This is one of our favorite places to go and to have delivered. Love the locations.

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Thank Tonya_Oldham
Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words! It means a lot! Come back soon! Loyd More 

Lubbock, Texas
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my kiddos here after a long absence (remembered it just being okay). I didn't eat and it was over $70 for three kids (bigger kids to be fair) to eat! Definitely not worth the price. The mafia queso is delicious, but be prepared to overpay.

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Thank Vonnegal
Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

We raised our prices to cover the rising costs for our raw materials, labor, insurance, and compliance with the Affordable Care Act. This is not a political statement just a financial fact. Thanks for coming in though! I bet the kids want to come back on your dime. lol More 

Clovis, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here on two occasions, and will not try a third time. On the first occasion, I had the Green chili linguini. I was unsure of the Tex-Italian combination, and the flavors do NOT go together well. The green chili potato soup came first, and it wasn't awful, but it wasn't to my preference. I thought that the linguini... More 

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2 Thank Nistwon
Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry you did not like our food, but after 50 years of serving the same exact family recipes, we cannot afford to change them. The Green Chile Chicken Linguine is the very top seller of ANY food item we sell, and people rave about it. Different strokes for different folks, but in any event, thanks for trying us. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6951 Indiana Ave, Lubbock, TX 79413
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: +1 806-797-8646

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups

Description

Orlando s Italian Restaurant has been serving our "Tex-Italian" (Texas Monthly gave us that moniker) cuisine since opening its original 24th & Ave. Q location in 1965.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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