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Review of Lorenzo's Pizza

Lorenzo's Pizza
Ranked #738 of 4,509 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Cuisines: Pizza
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Quick grab, you can sit next door to eat - no alcohol, just pizza and sandwiches. VERY good food.

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Thank CaliforniaTravelin
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

My husband loved this pizza! Small place but work it to grab a cut.

Thank MaryJanetravles
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

Along with other sandwiches...John actually makes a really
good cheese steak (highly recommended)

Thank linda h
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

Sarcone's Hoagies? Way too 'fancy' (read pricey). Ricci's? Good but hardly ever open and no place to park. Pat's and/or Gino's? Too fatty and way too crowded. Morning Glory? Faggedaboudit. Shank and Evelyn's? They moved!

No, if you want a good quality, generously portioned, traditional South Philly Italian street sandwich at a great price, it's gotta be Lorenzo's, located on the southwest corner of 9th & Christian, across from Monsu, catty-corner to Triple Play Sporting Goods, and directly opposite Golden Donut.

Situated on a prime corner spot at the head of the Italian Market, Lorenzo's is a dusty little no-nonsense, hype-free gem.

They have an old fashioned counter with swivel stools and a few tables inside. They have cafe tables and few chairs outside. You can order at the inside cash register, or right at the window.

Want pizza? Lorenzo's has generous slices of your choice of Neopolitan (round with thin crusts) and square Sicilian style (Sidgy) with crust an inch thick. Either version is tasty and available by the pie or by the slice. I don't know what kind of tomatoes they use in the sauce but it's thick, sweet, and Mama Mia!

Want a hoagie? Lorenzo's are traditional, generously sized and modestly priced (just under $4). I don't think they will raise an eyebrow if you order yours with mayo. (I don't but, hey, it's a free country after all).

Steak Sandwich? Best on 9th Street, you don't have to order "in English" (and no crazy lines). Lorenzo's even has ordering instructions in several foreign languages. I guess this helps the visitor and staff deliver tasty cheese-steaks to starving tourists without messing up the order.

"Eine Rindfleisch steak und kase mit Zwiebeln auf einer Brotrolle, bitte!
"Yo. Gimme one wit' (onions), please."

I usually get a plain steak with fried onions, but you can get yours with Provolone, American, or even that awful Wiz stuff. Or with a Pizza Sauce topping. Again, prices are low. I'm thinking around five bucks or so for your starter model.

Burgers, fries, nuggets, Cokes. Lorenzo's has those and everything you'd expect from a corner grill. In fact, Lorenzo's has everything except a "facey" front. This is a joint, no doubt about it. If you want to impress somebody, keep walking.

If you want a tasty sandwich at a reasonable price, by all means, come to Lorenzo's.

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Thank Jim_Naughton
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Reviewed October 26, 2011

This is my favorite place to go. I eat here for lunch every Saturday after my art classes at Fleischer. The cheese steaks are the best especially with sweet peppers and onions. Try the Italian hoagie the Sicilian pizza or the cheese steaks. Amazing! try them soon! The location is perfect to because while your at lunch you can explore the Italian market. :)

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Thank Katie P
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