Pizza >Lorenzo & Son Pizza Inc
305 South St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1914739.941525 -75.147879
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 11am - 3am;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 4am
Neighborhoods: Center City, Center City East
Best pizza in the world -- for sure!!!!! – My husband took me to his favorite spot (Lorenzo's) while he is working near South Street sometimes and it was incredible!!!! We took our five year old son who is a pizza phanatic too and he loved it as well. Anyone who is from Philly can vouch for this place and knows that the ingredients are fresh and not cheap as some of the other reviews may be claiming. I love the way the pizza just melts in your mouth. Excellent all the way around. There are no need for toppings because you wouldn't want to be covering this pizza up with anything more. I am from Southwest Philly origininally and now live in delco and I'm going there tonight for Good Friday for a whole pie to bring home to my family too!
Drunkin' Pizza – So, Lorenzos is not, "I'm just walking around South Street and I'm hungary" kind of pizza. Lorenzos is a "I just had a long night of drinking and I've never been so hungary in my entire life" kind of pizza. I agree, Lorenzos is average pizza for those that are casually hanging out. But if you're drunk, or even better, hammered, and the bars have closed, and you need a snack, Lorenzos is the absolute BEST THING EVER!!!! It cures your hangover for the next day too!
did i miss something? why the hype... – i'm not sure how this 'restaurant' got in philly's top 10 pizza places. it sure seemed popular by the long line and crowd out front, but the pizza tasted average at-best. your only option was cheese pizza (unless you bought a whole pie), and there was no place to sit down (only a strange back room with mirrored walls and paper-plate-width counter). definitely not worth a trip unless you're already on south street.
you cannot beat it for the price – I think the rude service and crappy "standing dining area" only add to the charm of this cheap pizza place. We still go there every time we are on south street.
Great on late nights – You can't get toppings. There is no seating. You just walk up and say how many slices you want and if you want a soda. Their huge slices have a slightly sweet sauce which is typical of Philadelphia pizza. Pay if you want it in a box to go, which I almost always do when I stop for pizza before heading to a concert at Electric Factory. Much better than the other pizza I've found in this city. Not quite like New York style pizza, but pretty good. The pizzas are huge so I've never gotten a full one to bring home.
There's a better Lorenzo's 6 blocks away – The pizza here is only OK. Nothing special about it. It's cheaply made with cheap products, yet when people drink everything tastes better. Go to Lorenzo's on 8th and christian if you want real pizza with real fresh ingrediants. This Lorenzo's suffices my midnight craving not my mid day lunch.
Hands down, best pizza in the city! – They might not have parmesan or slices with toppings, but their plain old cheese pizza is out of this world. After being in California for 8 months I truly have a deeper appreciation for Lorenzo's. If anyone is visiting from out of town, we will definitely make it a point to stop here at least once. Yeah...so you have to stand in a single file line and choose between eating out on the street or back in their closet of a "dining room", but the pizza is so good, it's worth the aggravation.
OVERRATED – I've had better pizza in Germany. Lorenzo's was good back in the 80's but has since fallen off by using cheap ingredients. I think the reason people rave about it because 1. Philly lacks a real good Pizza parlor and they have nothing to compare it against. 2. Lorenzos is open late and there is a lack of late nite eateries in Philly. When you're drunk and hungry almost anything will taste good.
Oh how I crave Lorenzo's – There's a lot of bad reviews about this place, but I know why that is. Probably most of the reviewers are from Philadelphia and have lived in Philadelphia their whole lives. Let me tell you why this is significant. I was born and raised in Philly, and was spoiled by delicious pizza from the NE to South Philly to Trenton. A couple of years ago, I moved to Chicago. Ever hear of "Chicago deep dish pizza?" It's HORRIBLE. You cannot get a decent slice of pizza here. The thin crust is awful too.
Whenever I come back to Philly to visit, the first thing I want to do is get a decent pie. The last time I was there I got Lorenzo's and it was a slice of heaven. Yea the lines are long, the counter people are rude, and there's no variety, but the slices are HUGE and the taste is pure Philly.
Inconsistent – Sometimes it's great. Othertimes, it's marginal. A slightly doughier Brooklyn style slice for just $2... but I think most people like it because it's only $2, basically the cheapest lunch on an otherwise expensive tourist trap of a street.
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