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Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant

1753 E University Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001-5780
+1 575-521-3505
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (23 reviews)
“bread” (37 reviews)
“egg plant” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1753 E University Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001-5780
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OUr server Jasmin made our dinner quite delightful, friendly , efficient, polite. Classic menu, something for everyone, good food.

Thank Katethegrape
Reviewed 7 January 2018

My parents and some friends ate here for lunch. The wait staff were friendly and answered a few questions about their menu items. The food was brought out promptly. It Everyone enjoyed their meals. The pizza crust was a little thicker, but it was not...More

Thank Luis M
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

First time dining here with friends. They love it and wanted me to try it. It was lunch so I ordered a small salad with grilled chicken. It came with sundries tomatoes, feta cheese, tomatoes and kalamata olives in their house dressing. I told them...More

Thank Terese C
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Family owned and operated. Great for kids and adults. Small but cozy and the food is sooooo good. My boys (4&6) request to go here at least once a month after church.

Thank Rebekah G
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Hadn't been there in a long time. Love the food. Wife had the Salad with grilled chicken - which is amazing. I had the Pizza and it is cooked perfect and such great crust. The Tomato Basil Soup and fresh bread is the best. We...More

Thank KellerWags
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Lorenzo's is now offering a spicier pasta sauce, their standard is a bit to sweet...I can also buy both types of sauce at the restaurant or a local market.

Thank BarbaraRose F
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The receptionist at our hotel suggested Lorenzo's because we could walk to it and not have to uncouple our trailer. We had a short wait for a table but not unreasonable for a Saturday night. We ordered and waited for delivery to the table. Hubby...More

Thank refugee1046
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Visited for the first time for lunch and was very pleased with the large menu assortment. Portions were large, even the half portions. The bread was wonderful! Recommend the pastas and sandwiches. The tomato basil cream soup was disappointing so I wouldn't recommend that. Would...More

Thank Lynn i
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I went with my two boys and they can be a handful (6&3)! They got the Mac n cheese and the spaghetti. I got the lasagne. The lasagne I was worried about worried about because it had green chilies in the sauce but it’s not...More

1  Thank Rebekah G
Adam O, Owner at Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

I'm so pleased to learn that you had such a good experience at Lorenzo's. Our kids menu is relatively new, so it's great to get some positive feedback! Thank you.

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Let me start off by saying the service was great. Friendly and attentive waitress. Hostess was also very pleasant. I ordered a green chilie and sausage soup which was wonderful. Very creamy with chunks of spicy sausage. You could taste the green chilie flavor which...More

Thank Kirk10100
Management response:Responded 29 August 2017

I'm happy to hear you had a good experience at Lorenzo's! We understand that our staff represents our business, so we have very high standards for who we entrust with this responsibility. So I couldn't be happier to find they took good care of you....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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: +1 575-521-3505
Voted best Italian Restaurant in Las Cruces 18 years running! The family owned and operated business all started at the apron strings of Mama Gina. Vincent Vaccaro and his sister Mary Ostland, owners of Lorenzo’s Italian Restaurant, remember dodging rows of drying pasta in their kitchen and baking endless rows of Italian cookies. Food was always the center of their family gatherings, and now with 46 years of combined restaurant experience, their family dishes are made for you. Everything from cooked to order pastas, pizzas and sandwiches, to homemade soups, seafood and juicy steaks. And don’t forget about the famous homemade bread that will have you addicted in one bite. Can’t make it to the restaurant? Lorenzo’s will bring the restaurant to you! With full service catering for any occasion, Lorenzo’s Catering offers anything from a simple delivered business luncheon, to full scale plated banquet service complete with china, and staff.
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