Laurenzo’s lies in the Energy Corridor District of the city, which is the area that lies from Memorial Drive, Washington Avenue to Eldridge Parkway, and called like this due to the many oil and energy industry companies’ location, therefore quite a busy “corridor”.
The restaurant is located at 4412 Washington Avenue at the corner of Patterson Street and the hours of operations are Monday and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The restaurant is quite casual, so no need to dress up, even though at lunch time you may see some men and women in suits on their lunch break, the place gets filled quickly for lunch but the service is fast and their menu is short and to the point and the prices are medium high range but it has something for everyone even though meat is their forte.
For appetizer go for the smoked salmon which comes served with lemon dill sauce for $12.95 or some green chili with queso for $8.95 or go with a small cup of soup such as the clam chowder or the Texas chili con carne for $2.95.
For their beef selection you can go with the jalapeño filet cheese steak which are grilled medallions with caramelized onions and asadero cheese, Russian dressing and pickled jalapeños for $16.95, or the Cancun rib eye which is marinated in pineapple and grilled with pineapple and honey butter for $24.95, or you can just order the French dip which is thinly sliced roasted prime rib on a roll with au jus for $16.95. While for other sandwiches you can order, from the lunch specials which come with either a soup or salad, such as the Italian tuna salad torta which comes with imported tuna, tomatoes and olives on split top bread, or the Kosf or the roast beef muffin for $9.95, or even the Asian salad wrap with bok choy, onions, avocado and fried wontons for $8.95.
But you can always choose something from their Italian and Mexican heritage selections like the spicy shrimp fra diavola which are sautéed shrimp with a spicy red sauce served with pasta and bread for $16.95 or the New Mexico quesadilla with your choice of chicken or country ham and it includes mozzarella, goat cheese, queso fresco, hatch green chilies, roasted corn. jalapeños, pico, sour cream, guacamole, rice and charros beans for $14.45.
And if you still have time and room left in your stomach then go with either the apple walnut cobbler, or the Italian cream cake which are four layers of amaretto and pecan cake for $8.50.