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Lorenzo's

229 Riverside Rd., Sandy Hook, CT - (203) 426-3485
Posted By John Tricarico on 3/5/2007 5:29:00 PM
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 the Humphrey Bogart era. Tall wooden booths, small tables, dark paneling... absolutely fantastic!

The pizza is super thin and could use a little more oil in the dough, but the sausage is made on premises by the owners and makes up for what the dough lacks in taste/flexiblity. The toppings are surgically placed so that each slice recieves each of the specified toppings. Overall an excellent pie.

The lasagna is fanatastic! Again, homemade on premises with ground-daily beef and sausage. The steaks are juicy and cooked as requested. The owners are not only the chef but are also the waitstaff. Super friendly, and they remember your name each and every time you go back. My fiance and I have been back twice so far and we've added it to our list of reliable places to go.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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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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