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Lorenzo's Ristorante Italiano

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39 Elm St, West Haven, CT 06516-3866
+1 203-932-5846
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The service was not that well. The hostess looked very frazzled. The food was all bland and thrown together. We ordered a bottle of wine and the waitress came over and unscrewed the cap.. turns out we paid $30 for an $8 bottle. Best part was dessert but still very unpleasant. I wouldn't recommend. They were very busy and waitresses... More 

Thank Emily M
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651 reviews
497 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Went to Lorenzos for lunch with some work colleagues. We ate in the bar. Our waitress was on point. She was around if we wanted something but she left us alone. We weren't in a rush. We started with fried calamari. It was tender and cooked just enough. We all had entrees. Broccoli rabe, chicken, and veal Saltimbuca. All of... More 

West Haven, CT
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

So I decided to give Lorenzo's another shot, ordered take out last night...Chicken Marsala dinner and a Baked Ziti. The baked ziti was just ok, the Chicken Marsala was so thinly sliced there was really nothing to sink your teeth into. I got 2 and 1/4 (very small) pieces. My partner threw out his salad because the grape tomatoes were... More 

Thank MissPinot01
Orange, Connecticut
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275 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This place is one of our favorites for local Italian food. The food is consistently good and we like the fact that they have daily specials as well. The wait staff is knowledgeable and helpful in decision making. Sometimes we just go for Happy Hour with reduced drink and appetizer prices though the bar area can be noisy.

Thank HarryRCT
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651 reviews
497 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Lorenzo's is a local restaurant that has a loyal following. It's nicely decorated with muted tones and indirect lighting. The dining room is great for quiet dinners and conversation. The bar can be noisy, especially during happy hour. We stopped in for drinks and apps. It was very busy on a Friday evening. There was an eclectic mix of 20... More 

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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I've heard so many people brag about how good Lorenzo's food is, so my wife and I decided to order take out seeing as though we live so close and we're ready to be home. I still can't believe how horrible and bland the meatballs were, I've had better salad from McDonald's and I can assure you that I would... More 

1 Thank j2dagee68
west haven, ct
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Italian specialties served by family run business. Friendly attentive service. Stuffed shrimp, chicken parmesan and pasta fagioli are my favorite. Pizzas are great to take home with great choice of tasty toppings. Subs are such a treat for lunch. Ladies night on Thursdays give ladies the opportunity to go socialize and eat incredible dishes.

Thank deg62us
Milford, Connecticut
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104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I was shocked to find out my family was having a surprise birthday party for me. There were 20 people present. We all ordered off the menu some had chicken Parm some had eggplant others had macaroni and sausage or meatball and some had the chicken and broccoli rabe, all were delicious, I recommend this place to everyone. !!

Thank poppy843
New Haven, Connecticut
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Overall: There are better choices nearby. Feels like a place for regulars who probably come more for the comraderie than for the food. Won't be back. Food: We were surprisingly disappointed. After reading reviews here, we were eager to give this place a shot. We ordered the Crab Cake Special appetizer, NY style Calamari, Chicken Scarpariello with a side of... More 

Thank Friartuck200
West Haven, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Restaurant is perfect for family and kids service is great food is great and you get your money's worth. Has a bar, dining area with fireplace. If you are traveling to conn must stop in and enjoy a nice dinner..

Thank lilprincess35141

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Elm St, West Haven, CT 06516-3866
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-932-5846

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