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Lorenzo's

229 Riverside Rd., Sandy Hook, CT - (203) 426-3485
Locals have staked out this out-of-the way eatery for meat-and-potatoes meals as well as for Italian fare and a full repertoire of pizza with crisp, thin crust.
80% Approval Rating (10 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
pizza
Strip Steak
filet mignon
Lasagna
Bar Pizza (8 inches)
Stuffed Potato
Veal Parmesan
Bread

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (9)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Just a few minutes' drive from I-84 in a Sandy Hook residential neighborhood, Lorenzo's is a trip back in time. It was opened in 1926 as a waterside refreshment stand selling hot dogs and ice cream and also offering rental canoes and cabins. We know these facts because ..."   [Read More]
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John Tricarico
March 05, 2007
"Lorenzo's is an absolutely fantastic place to go for a good, solid meal at a very reasonable price! You need a GPS to find the place but thanks to good local knowledge we were able to find it the first time around. Walking inside is like taking a trip back in time to ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

229 Riverside Rd., Sandy Hook, CT
(203) 426-3485

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Lorenzo's crisp crust is here the foundation for a sausage and hot pepper appetizer-size pizza.
"Lorenzo's crisp crust is here the foundation for a sausage and hot pepper appetizer-size pizza."
Michael Stern





'It's fatless,' the waitress boasted, meaning that there is no excess fat (nor bone) on this immense sirloin. But there was plenty of marbling, giving it booming beef flavor.
"'It's fatless,' the waitress boasted, meaning that there is no excess fat (nor bone) on this immense sirloin. But there was plenty of marbling, giving it booming beef flavor."
Michael Stern


Top-of-the-line veal Parmesan is a tremendous plate of food. It's a tender classic.
"Top-of-the-line veal Parmesan is a tremendous plate of food. It's a tender classic."
Michael Stern


Lasagna is one of the many Italian specialties that Lorenzo's loyal patrons love so much that it is often sold out by the end of the evening.
"Lasagna is one of the many Italian specialties that Lorenzo's loyal patrons love so much that it is often sold out by the end of the evening."
Michael Stern


The back dining room at Lorenzo's has wood paneling, wood booths, an a creaky old wood floor. It reminds us of a summer-camp canteen ... but with adult beverages available.
"The back dining room at Lorenzo's has wood paneling, wood booths, an a creaky old wood floor. It reminds us of a summer-camp canteen ... but with adult beverages available."
Michael Stern


Lorenzo's started as a refreshment stand. Now it is a well-worn country tavern.
"Lorenzo's started as a refreshment stand. Now it is a well-worn country tavern."
Michael Stern


It is possible to get a plain baked potato to accompany one's steak, but it's hard to resist the cheese stuffed one.
"It is possible to get a plain baked potato to accompany one's steak, but it's hard to resist the cheese stuffed one."
Michael Stern


Meals begin with a basket of warm bread.
"Meals begin with a basket of warm bread."
Michael Stern


Genuine vintage ambiance at Lorenzo's is abetted by the (non-working) cigarette machine just inside the front door, from back when smokes were $2 per pack.
"Genuine vintage ambiance at Lorenzo's is abetted by the (non-working) cigarette machine just inside the front door, from back when smokes were $2 per pack."
Michael Stern



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