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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.
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
FEATURES
Television, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed September 30, 2022

Orlando’s was a great Italian food place.My husband and I come from California to visit every year and we wish we had one of these restaurants

Date of visit: September 2022
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Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2022

Thanks so much for the five stars and your kind words! Safe travels!

Reviewed July 12, 2022 via mobile

Everything we ordered was delicious. The chicken parmigiana was crispy and tasty. Their homemade marinara pasta sauce is great. Decent wine selection and a few cocktails from their bar. My favorite dish was the pepperoni pizza. Specialty sourced pepperoni, an amazing crust and an awesome...cheese combination. This is easily one of the best pepperoni pizzas I have ever tried and I have tried a lot of them around the globe. I live that it’s a family owned restaurant. Their decor is nice and the place very clean. Give them a try and you won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2022

Thanks for the four stars! Pepperoni is always everyone's favorite! Come back soon!

Reviewed June 15, 2022 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with some old school style Italian food. Everything was great and family was happy with their choices overall.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2022

Thanks for your nice review and your business!

Reviewed May 2, 2022 via mobile

5 out of 5!!! The food is great! The service was good! The food comes out fast!! The chicken parm is to die for!! I don’t eat Spaghetti but I ate there’s!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2022

Thank you for the five stars!

Reviewed March 1, 2022 via mobile

Quick tripn to Lubbock and this place came up as a local favorite. Packed parking lot on a Thursday, so that was a good sign. Nice interior, menu has lots of choices, love the wine suggestions on the menu. Couples pasta sampler was good, not...the best we've ever had, but great size and value for the price.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2022

Thanks for your review!

Reviewed October 24, 2021 via mobile

Apparently a very well loved Lubbock restaurant. They have two locations and both were packed with people. The Indiana location has more space and our wait was minimal. We had stopped at the Avenue Q location first and were told and hour wait which we...thought was extreme. Fortunately everything in Lubbock is a short drive so we left for the other location. There are lots of choices on the menu. We split the pasta sampler between 3 people and it was more than enough food. Everything tasted great, homey, and fresh. Unfortunately they were out of cannelloni, my favorite, but I didn’t drop a star for this one disappointment. We doubled up on lasagna instead. Minestrone soup was excellent also. We left very satisfied with the food and the attentive service. A return trip in the future is definite.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2022

Thanks for the five stars and your compliments! We hope you return soon!

Reviewed August 4, 2021

Popped in with my son after a long day of orientation at Tech. Jeremy took great care of us and, it being our first visit, offered a few terrific recommendations. We shared the Mafia Queso, good on chips but over the top slathered on garlic...bread! Our salads were crisp and fresh and I loved the generous serving of blue cheese crumbles atop my blue cheese dressing. I had the chicken pasta with green chilies and my son, being a chicken parm fanatic, ordered his usual. Both were amazing! Will be back on our next trip to Lubbock with the rest of the family and we'll be requesting Jeremy again if he's there!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2021

Thanks so much for coming and taking the time to write such a nice review! Come back soon!

Reviewed July 23, 2021 via mobile

Consistently good food and good service at both locations. I'm more frequently visit the Indiana Street location. Plexiglass has been installed between the booths as a reaction to covid, so they are fully open without significant health risk. My only complaint is the shape of...the salad bowl - it is too small to completely cut up the lettuce.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2021

Thanks for the four stars and your business! If we had a larger salad bowl the servers would fill that up too! lol

Reviewed June 27, 2021 via mobile

Spectacular Italian food locally owned and wonderful selection and service. Everything everybody had was delicious in with served quickly we did not have much of a wait and it was Father's Day.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2021

Thanks so much for the kind words and your business!

Reviewed May 25, 2021

Don't let my title fool you, I cannot say for certain whether it was Orlando's food or the mix of spaghetti and the tacos I ate earlier. But I would give Orlando's another chance. Now onto the review... Like with all my restaurant reviews, I...want to establish my tastes. If you don't agree with what I like, you might not like my review. If we appear to have the same tastes in food, then I hope my review encourages a visit. Italian restaurants I like are Macaroni Grill, Olive Garden, Johnny Carinos (which is no longer around?), Joes Pizza (in Fort Worth) and Portofinos (Roswell). In Lubbock I usually eat at Cheddars, ChikFila or Chipotle. I'm not trying to be alliterative :) I wrote a long review for Arbor Inn and don't feel like doing that for Orlando's. I had the all you can eat spaghetti, salad, soup and bread. (Maybe it was eating the green chili potato soup that didn't sit well with the spaghetti). The flavors were good and the bread was a-plenty. The salad was good (I could use more tomatoes) and I had water. The spaghetti was a rich sauce and I only had one plate. The service was okay but I will give the waitress a pass. Orlando's seems like a go-to place for families as there were two 10+ parties next to me. Prices were reasonable and portions were good size. Would I recommend the place? Not sure. Will I return? Yes! This is one of those restaurants that you want to try again because the potential is there. And everyone deserves a second chance. Also, I'm not a big fan of the covid mandates so I'm ignoring those questions. I had covid, had family pass away from it but life is not always fair. I won't criticize those who are afraid or have different opinions, take care of you. But don't force fear on others. Enjoy life.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 19, 2021

Orlando's has become our 'go to' restaurant in Lubbock. The food is consistently good, the service is great, and the wait is never long. Even though it was Texas Tech's Graduation, we ate here twice last weekend (once at each location) and had no issues...being seated or served. In fact we were actually turned away from Triple J's Chophouse (fully booked) but Orlando's came through for us (party of 12!) at the last minute and provided a great meal. Believe me...we will be back!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2021

Thanks for the 5 stars! Your nice review made up for a crappy week of government paperwork. lol Thanks so much for your business, we appreciate it very much! Loyd L. Turner, President, Orlando's Enterprises, Inc.

Reviewed April 17, 2021 via mobile

We ate here twice during our stay in Lubbock. First time at the Indiana location. Dine in. Amazing service. Food was delicious. Even though they were very busy, we didn’t have to wait long to be seated or get our food. Very fairly priced for...the amount of food you get. Second time at the Avenue Q location. Called in to go food. Waited an hour for my food after calling it in. Others got their food that ordered after me while I was waiting. When I got back to the hotel with the food, they had given me extra bread and spaghetti, and a free dessert. But, my main order was terrible. Eggplant parmigiana. It was just 2 pieces of fried eggplant with a tiny sprinkle of melted cheese. No sauce. Didn’t look very appetizing. I ordered this because that’s what I had on the first visit and it was great then. I will give them another chance for dine in , but not for to go.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2021

Thanks for letting us know. We have changed the way we make Eggplant Parmesan. It should be back to what you remember. We tried sauce on the side but there was a revolt. Please give it another try. Thanks!

Reviewed April 12, 2021

We weren't overwhelmed but the quality also wasn't bad. Decent food and prices. 30 minute wait time at 6:30 on a Saturday night in Lubbock if pretty quick.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2021

Thanks for the four stars and your business!

Reviewed March 20, 2021 via mobile

Food was so delicious. Portions huge. Normally my family never needs to go boxes but here we did. They have a yummy queso. My husband and daughter finished it before I was close to finishing reading the menu. My husband and I was very impressed...that our waitress could tell you about each dish on the menu! Can not wait to go back.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Loyd T, Owner at Orlando's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2021

Thanks for the five stars and your endorsement!

Reviewed February 27, 2021

Great place! Visited during our daughter college tour for dinner and everything was amazing. Recommend this place. Maria, our server was awesome.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Orlando's Italian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4