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Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant

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1753 E University Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001-5780
(505) 521-3505
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like heavy sauces and thick crust pizza you will joy the food here. I personally find the food very heavy and don't reform the type of sauce they make. However people I know love their food. It really depends on the type of Italian food you prefer.

Thank Karen G
Ballan, Australia
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here for dinner -it is nice to find a decent, not Mexican-based restaurant in this part of the world. The service was excellent, the food fantastic - I had the roast vegetable linguini. I recommend it.

Thank Arthur C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We ate dinner here and it was amazing!!!! I had ravioli some of our family had pizza and spaghetti. No one was disappointed. There food was absolutely wonderful!!! The waitress was very helpful and knowledgeable about the food and menu. Great atmosphere for a date or a family. Look forward to eating there again on my next visit.

Thank qsmom
Gold Canyon, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

While in Las Cruces, my husband and I passed by this Italian restaurant and decided to stop in for lunch. We are so glad we did. The place was packed, understandably. The bread, to die for. So hot, airy and light. I could just have eaten the bread. My choice was the grilled chicken with fettuccine Alfredo. The chicken was... More 

1 Thank AZcartrip
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This restaurant has the most extensive menu of Italian dishes in Las Cruces, and they also serve beer and wine to pair with your meal selection. When you enter this fine restaurant, the aromas of tomato and garlic identify "it's Italian"!! The food and service are excellent, and the prices are reasonable. They also offer take-out. Try it, you'll like... More 

Thank Bob P
Silver City, New Mexico
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106 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We had a pleasant, leisurely lunch. The atmosphere was pleasant, service was good. Food was good. The menu has a lot of variety-- many choices from different regions of Italy. I hope to eat here again. Either show up at 11 am or wait until 1 pm on weekdays. It's a busy place!

1 Thank GretchenNM
Orrington, Maine
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Outstanding value for guests with a wide variety of selection and deserts. Excellent food and candareiek

Thank Malcolm L
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

From start to finish, this restaurant knows how to please. The servers are professional and friendly. No mumbling of the vocabulary here, they know their menu front to back. Prepare to be spoiled!

Thank HarveyT
Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Walked here from the nearby (and nice) Sleep Inn. Had to wait for a table but everyone around us was super friendly and talkative- and you could tell this was a local favorite place to eat. Service was good, menu fairly extensive. The family is very involved with the restaurant and the owner Vince even came out to chat with... More 

Thank Amy B
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Great food, awesome service...their wonderful Marinara sauce can even be purchased jarred. Great Pizzas too!

Thank BarbaraRose F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1753 E University Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001-5780
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces
  • Phone Number: (505) 521-3505

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